Every year clothing and gear just gets better and better and it keeps my attention and excitement because at heart I am somewhat of a minimalist who likes to whittle down to luxurious essentials. Below are some of my favorite gifts for women this holiday season, all essentials, but very luxurious! *Disclosure: Affiliate links below. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases at no extra cost to you, if you purchase via one of these links, thank you, this helps keep my website running! 

You can find more wonderful holiday gift ideas in my other gift guides:

Gifts for a Cozy Home Sweet Home

Gifts for Outdoorsy Men Who Travel

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Travelers

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Holiday Gifts for Women Who Travel & Love the Outdoors

Toad&Co is my favorite clothing company. I love their soft, organic fabrics and travel friendly styles. This winter they have a new color, Blue Spruce. It’s a beautiful green-blue and I love it for Christmas presents. Blue Spruce! How Christmassy!

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Toad&Co Blue Spruce

This Morrison Shirt Jacket is a cuddly, soft organic cotton comfort shirt is an instant favorite. It’s kind of like a jacket with thicker fabric, but wears well solo as a shirt. It has side pockets, pockets on the front and metal buttons. Everything is ultra high quality, this shirt will last.

The Cashmoore Retro Crew also comes in Blue Spruce. It’s soft and cozy. If you missed my Toad&Co picks for Fall, you should head over and grab some of those Toad&Co pieces because they are all mix and match and look fabulous together. The sweatshirt is an updated, cute, feminine sweatshirt with side slits and a boxy fit on the bottom perfect for those big holiday meals!

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MSR Evo Snowshoe Kit

I love things that come in kits. It appeals to my sense of organization and it makes for great gift giving because here they have everything they need. The MSR Evo Snowshoe Kit comes with MSR’s most popular snowshoes. The durable Evo snowshoes feature steel traction providing reliable grip, while easy-to-use DuoFit bindings give better control and comfort. The backpack has a zip pouch for snacks and essentials and is hydration compatible.

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Revo Arthur Aviator Sunglasses

Can’t go wrong with high quality shades and Revo’s Arthur Aviators are gorgeous. Featuring high-contrast polarized Crystal lenses and an innovative new process that encapsulates Revo NASA lens technology within two layers of glass, these sunglasses are the difference between HD and flat vision. They are awesome for wearing around water and really mitigate glare. The Arthur Aviators are comfortable and appropriate for men or women.

I love Revo’s Blue Water lenses. I’ve tried other colors (there are always a few options with their frames) but always end up going back to blue because I like the way the world looks through them. They come in a gift worthy packaging with a really nice case and lens cleaner cloth.

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Sanuk Chiba Chill Suede

Sanuks are almost always in my carryon. They are awesome travel shoes because they are extremely light weight and compact. In the winter they become extra valuable to me because I can keep them in my day pack for when my feet get tired of wearing boots. The Chiba Chill Suedes offer that wintery sherpa look with none of the bulk, and they are as comfortable as slippers.

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Gregory Women Specific Jade Backpack

Gregory is known for their outstanding backpacks especially for women. This new Jade Backpack, besides being gorgeous, is lightweight and uses FreeFloat technology for comfort. The adjustable torso has great airflow with a mesh back panel. This pack has excellent organization with easy access to your stuff. I love the sunglasses clip and stretch mesh pocket on the front to stow your jacket when you get too hot.

It’s water reservoir compatible to keep you nice and hydrated on the go. Stretchy side pockets keep that trail mix handy too, so you can fuel up without missing a step. Gregory doesn’t skimp, this backpack even comes with a rain cover. First class all the way with this baby. Gregory is famous for the women specific Deva pack, but I think the Jade might be every bit as nice.Best holiday gifts for women who travel, Holiday gifts for outdoorsy women, Christmas for women, Holiday Gift Guide for Women who Travel, Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Women

Bogs B-Moc Slides

OMG. I’ve been wearing Bogs for years and somehow missed these luxurious B-Moc Slides. Maybe they weren’t available before, I don’t know but now I feel like I need them in my life forever more. They have beefy tread and are waterproof, but I don’t want to wear them out of the house because I love them so much I want to preserve them! They have cozy soft faux fur that feels amazing against bare feet and they are so comfy! I love the gray-black wool uppers too, they match all my stuff.

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Darn Tough Tree, Hiker & Mountaineering Socks

I’m duplicating the tree socks I recommended for Fall because I can’t resist this Blue Spruce theme and they match perfectly with the Toad&Co pieces. The other socks I love for winter are the Mountaineering Extra Cushion socks which are thick and warm and feel great under tall boots and the Hiker Boot Full Cushion which are also thick and cozy and perfect under shorter boots. You can never mess up gifting high quality socks and Darn Tough, in my opinion, are the best out there.
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Conner Hats Bird & Feather

If you haven’t discovered Conner Hats yet, prepare to be obsessed. Their hats are amazing! They are so well made you would think that they would be very expensive, but they aren’t! They just look that way. They use organic and sustainable materials and their hats are versatile. They have a huge variety too, so there’s no way you won’t find a bunch you like for both men and women. This Bird & Feather hat is so unique, it would make a super thoughtful gift.

Look at those silver charms! I’ve never seen anything like that before, have you? I especially like this one for gifts because it’s one size fits all, and they nailed the sizing. The chin cord is nice for keeping the had from blowing away while you’re galloping through the meadow or walking on the beach.Best holiday gifts for women who travel, Holiday gifts for outdoorsy women, Christmas for women, Holiday Gift Guide for Women who Travel, Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Women

Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket

You can never go wrong with anything Patagonia. Their stuff is so sturdy they guarantee it for life, and they are also a company that works for the environment which is always nice to support. Check out this Down Sweater Jacket available for both men and women. It comes in tons of yummy colors (including Birch White for that tree-theme) and is a travel essential. Its traceable 800 fill down keeps you warm with a water repellent finish to help keep you dry. There’s always something from Patagonia in my carryon because their stuff is awesome for travel.

Recently I called them to ask for a zipper part for a down vest I’ve had for fifteen years. They offered to replace it! Thing is, I love it so much, and it’s still in great condition–I don’t want a new version. But how nice to know they would do that!Best holiday gifts for women who travel, Holiday gifts for outdoorsy women, Christmas for women, Holiday Gift Guide for Women who Travel, Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Women

Acorn Women’s Jam Mule Slippers

Acorn’s mule slippers are a winter staple, and it just feels so comforting to slide your feet into these cloud like cozy Jam Mules. They’re colorful and will match red holiday pajamas. They come in blue too, but I love the Raspberry for Christmas. These make a great gift for everyone from teenagers to grandmas and they are travel friendly with rubber soles and a heavy duty suede sidewall.

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Eddie Bauer Plush Hoodies

Plush cozy sherpa type hoodies are perfect for winter. Check out the Eddie Bauer Fireside 1/4 Zip Hoodie. Isn’t this cute? It is insanely soft and cuddly. I love that weathered gray color. The Quest Plush Full Zip Hoodie is more of a jacket that feels like you are being cloaked in clouds and it comes in a deep chrome gray and that lovely, holiday friendly cranberry.

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O-Venture Big O Key Rings

These O-Venture Big O Key Rings always make it into my gift guides because they are always updating their collections and have new and exciting colors and textures. And because they are just plain awesome. Ever since I started using these key rings I have not gone back to my old ones. They are great because you always know where your keys are and they accommodate full hands. You just slip them on your arm like a bracelet freeing your hands. These are the ultimate key rings for moms. I love the festive sparkles in the silver and blue versions. If mermaids carried keys, they’d use Blue Frost Confetti key ring for sure. The Silver Confetti O Ring is a classic and perfect for the holidays.Best holiday gifts for women who travel, Holiday gifts for outdoorsy women, Christmas for women, Holiday Gift Guide for Women who Travel, Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Women

Glerups Wool Low Boot

Glerups is a Danish brand, famous for their wool footwear. I love the wool Ankle Boots that come in a bunch of different colors, for men, women, and kiddos. These are awesome apres ski indoor shoes/slippers with a natural rubber sole. You can run outside to get the mail and then come back in and curl up in front of the fire for the full hygge effect of cozy winter comfort.

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Carhartt Weathered Duck Wesley Coat

I wrote about this in the fall when I wrote about How to Dress Like the Characters in Yellowstone. I love this Weathered Duck Wesley Coat because it is flattering, comfortable, and could be passed down to my grandchildren. Carhartt is affordable but high quality and durable.

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Vim&Vigr Compression Socks

On long haul flights, we are supposed to wear compression socks. But when I think of compression socks, I think of medical-looking ugly socks. Check out these Vim&Vir compression socks! Aren’t they cute? I love them! In person they are super high quality and even better looking. These would make an excellent gift for both male and female travelers, and it’s something they might have in the back of their mind they want, but never sprung for them, or weren’t aware they could get great looking compression socks. These Nautical Stripe socks are rich and classic looking, and I’m even more fond of the bold stripes in these Thick Stripe socks. Aren’t they cool? Vim&Vigr also makes compression tights. I really like the versatility of the Footless Tights, and they’re perfect for winter.

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Otterbox Limited Edition Elevation Mug

Perfect for road trips and other travel, the limited edition Elevation Mug in this cool two toned color scheme (it comes in other colors too) is an easy gift. You don’t have to worry about sizes and pretty much everyone can use a stainless mug for on the go. What sets Otterbox mugs apart from my other travel mugs is the super comfortable lid. Holiday Gifts For Women, Best holiday gifts for women who travel, Holiday gifts for outdoorsy women, Christmas for women, Holiday Gift Guide for Women who Travel, Holiday Gift Guide for Outdoorsy Women

Royal Robbins Astoria Waterproof Jacket

This is an upgraded, outdoor-chic Royal Robbins Astoria Waterproof trench coat that has an insulated lining to keep you warm in winter rain. I love the weathered gray with rich, burgundy contrasting lining. It’s elegant and also comes in black.

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Headsweats Rockies Trucker Hat

Trucker hats are one of those practical things I always have on hand in my bag to fight glare. it’s really nice when they offer some great design too. This Rockies Hat adds some color to your outfit. Headsweats has tons of options and are well made with breathable, quick dry materials and ventilation in the back to keep you cool.

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