Holiday Gifts to Splurge on | Jess Ann Kirby

Holiday Gift Guide 2021
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I decided to do one big gift guide for splurgey gifts that range in price starting at $75. Everyone has different budgets, but I’d consider anything over that amount a splurge for a holiday gift and I hope between this guide, and my gift ideas for Under $25, Under $50 and heirloom gift ideas it gives you lots of inspiration (my best books to give as gifts is coming soon!). Many of these gift ideas in today’s post I’ve given as gifts over the years (or received). These would also be great for a group gift (we do this in my family a lot for parents, in laws, etc) or maybe you just want to treat yourself! You can find my other gift guides here: Under $25 and Under $50.

Splurge Gifts For Her

Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack

I can’t believe I just got my first Dagne Dover backpack. It is gorgeous, so functional and very chic. The medium size has so many pockets, a laptop sleeve, a recycled fabric lining and a shoe and dust bag. I have this kit which also comes with an organizer for cords and chargers. If you have someone that travels often or commutes this would be such a good gift. I am partnering with Dagne Dover this month and will have a coupon code soon!


Cashmere Travel Wrap

Warm, cozy, luxurious, I could go on about the White & Warren cashmere travel wrap. I have a few and they make the best year round accessory. The hardest part is what color to pick. If you’re debating on a neutral, I always suggest going with what is more prominent in your wardrobe. If it’s earth tones, camel and if it’s blacks, grays, go with the gray, but you really can’t go wrong!

cashmere Travel WRap

Tata’s Daily Essentials Kit

I love Tata Harper skincare and this set is the perfect introduction to the brand or travel kit. This set includes a travel-friendly cleanser, resurfacing mask, resurfacing serum and moisturizer for all skin types. The perfect gift for the beauty lover on your list.

TATA Harper daily essentials kit

Omi Woods

This Black, woman-owned jewelry business I shared last year deserves a place again because the pieces are so stunning. The brand was also an Etsy Design Awards finalist. There’s beautiful coin necklaces and choker styles to choose from.

omi woods

Lake Pajamas

I am a HUGE fan of Lake Pajamas. They are my absolute favorite and I have several pairs. They make such a nice gift. I love giving the robe to new moms and the holiday colors are so fun for winter. They also make sizes for babies, toddlers and kids now if you’re into matching. They are so soft and cozy and whoever you gift them to will want to live in them!

lake pajamas

Negative Underwear Whipped Turtleneck

I love my Whipped Turtleneck from Negative Underwear. It’s so light, soft and is a perfect wardrobe staple for layering during the winter. I bought the long underwear to match and I ordered another color of the turtleneck because they’re just so comfortable and chic. Use code JESS10 for 10% off good through 11/17).

negative underwear whipped turtleneck

Splurge Gifts For Home

Forest & Field Collective Gift Boxes

My friend makes these beautifully curated artisan gift boxes. Choose from one of Forest and Field Collectives pre-made gift boxes. There’s options like the Vermont Box or Women Made and I love that they support local businesses with high-quality products. They take care of compiling and shipping your gift box for you. A great way to support many small and local businesses.

Forest and Field collective gift boxes
Solo Stove - Holiday Gifts to Splurge on

Solo Stove

We love our Solo Stove. These are amazing fire pits built to burn efficiently and without being super smoky. I LOVE sitting outside by the fire, even in winter, but I’m not a huge fan of smelling like a campfire for the next week. This is a great solution and it’s not super heavy so easy to move around. We have the Bonfire 2.0 which is the perfect size. There are great sales right now too!

solo stove
Aura Digital Frame

Aura Digital Frame

We gave a digital frame to grandparents last year and it was a HUGE hit. This one is easy to set up and comes in a few different styles. What’s great is you can invite unlimited people to share images, so siblings (for example) can all share photos with the grandparents and it’ll pop up on the frame. Bonus it has unlimited digital storage.

aura digital frame
Ooni Pizza Oven - Holiday Gifts to Splurge on

Ooni Pizza Oven

We bought one of these last year after Craig would not stop talking about how much he wanted one. I have to say, it was worth it! There’s a bit of a learning curve using it, but once you get the hang of it the pizza you can make at home is SO good. They make gas powered and wood pellet ovens. We have the gas powered one and there’s a couple at the local farmer’s market that has the wood one and their pizzas are amazing.

ooni pizza oven

Material Kitchen Knife Trio

As seen in Oprah’s Favorite Things, I can personally vouch for this knife trio (and so does our resident chef, Craig). It is incredible (the Stand comes highly recommended).  They are well balanced, super sharp, and made cryogenically-tempered Japanese stainless steel and high carbon. They are built to last. These three are all you need. Gift to someone in your life who loves to cook. Use code JESSK20 for 20% off your order.

Knife trio

Splurge Gifts For Kids

Wooden Mini Play Kitchen

Wooden Mini Play Kitchen

We got this for Marin last Christmas and it was definitely worth it. It was easy to assemble and incredibly well built. It also shipped fairly fast. It has phenomenal reviews and I love that it’s from a maker on Etsy. It definitely gets a lot of use in our house and I imagine it will for years to come.

wooden mini play kitchen
7AM Enfant Stroller Footmuff

7AM Enfant Stroller Footmuff

This stroller footmuff is an absolute life saver for cold weather. We do lots of walks, regardless of weather, and Marin stays absolutely toasty and dry in hers. We have the BOB stroller up in Vermont and it fits perfectly. It comes in several colors and has adjustable zippered length extensions to grow with your baby or toddler.

Stroller blanket

Strider Bike

The Strider Bike is a great in-between tricycle and bike to help your toddler learn how to balance and ride. This would make a great gift for a niece or nephew or grandchild around 3 or 4 that has outgrown their tricycle and ready for the next move! We got one for Marin on her 2nd birthday and she started using it at around 2.5.

strider bike

Tegu Magentic Wooden Blocks

This magnetic wooden block set from Tegu is a great splurge gift that will be used for many years. These blocks are so fun, versatile and honestly great for any age from toddler to adult. What I love most about them is they allow for so much imagination and creative play. Gift to a toddler or child in your life.

Tegu magnetic wooden blocks

Splurge Gifts For Him

L.L. Bean Snow Shoe Package

This Winter Walker Snowshoe package is the perfect gift for the outdoor adventure seeker in your life. They come in fun, neutral color options and are easy to take on and off for both the beginner and experienced snowshoers. A great gift for an adventurous couple too.

snow shoe package

Sézane Stefan Jacket

This wool jacket in ecru green check is stylish and cozy for any guy. Shearling lined for extra warmth– it makes a great layer that can be dressed up or down. It’s also made with recycled materials. Gift to your husband or son and believe me they won’t want to take it off!

sezane stefan jacket

Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones

These Bose headphones are so good. For travel and everyday office work the sound quality cannot be beat and the noise-canceling feature is incredible. I seriously can not travel without these. They are also so comfortable. A great gift for anyone on your list.

noise cancelling headphones

Quilted Ankle Boot Slippers

A warm fleece lining makes these ankle boot backyard slippers extra-warm and perfect for running outside to get fire wood. I got these for Craig and he absolutely loves them. Great for going outside when there’s snow on the ground to get in the hot tub! Very comfy for around the house too. FYI for half sizes go a half size up.

mountain boot slippers

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