In addition to being a mom and wife, I work full time and blog on the side. While my current work environment is much more relaxed than my old law firm, I still have many priorities competing for my time and need to make life as easy as possible. With all of my experiences in mind, I’ve come up with a few items that help make a professional woman’s life a bit easier whether she works at home, in an office or is taking a break to care for her family. These presents are great any time of year – the holidays, a birthday, Mother’s Day or just because.
Gifts for Professional Women
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A Large Roomy Tote
My go to purse is the Longchamp Large Le Pliage Tote. It comes in a variety of awesome colours, has lots of room and is waterproof. Having a waterproof purse is key in Canada since I often find myself schlepping around a laptop computer in the snow.
In addition, the price point is pretty decent for such a high quality bag. Plus Longchamp’s customer service is amazing. If something goes wrong with one of your purses just take it back to the store (even if you didn’t purchase it there) and they’ll help fix it.
This bag is large enough for my computer, phones (yes I have two), planner, wallet, sunglasses case and almost anything I can stuff inside. Since it’s nylon it’s very light on its own, which is helpful because I’m always carrying around so much stuff!
Other great options:
- Tory Burch York Buckle Tote
- Rebecca Minkoff Always on Regan Tote
- Kate Spade Orchard Street Maya Leather Tote
A Pretty Day Planner
I really like my Kate Spade day planner. It’s pretty and has a lot of space for me to write down my never ending to do list. I also like how sturdy it is. I don’t need to worry about water spilling in my bag from my son’s water bottle (happens all the time) since my planner will be up for the task. It also has great inside pockets that can store lots of notes and papers.
Travel Document Holder
We travel a fair bit and I know lots of other professional women who travel way more often. I’ve always thought a passport holder is such an elegant accessory to carry around. Our airline tickets might online and accessible by our smart phones, but I don’t think our passports will ever get to that point. A passport cover in a fun colour is a way to go back in time a bit to when things were a bit simpler.
I particularly like this passport holder because it can be monogrammed and this green colour is so bright it’s easy to find in a big roomy purse.
Cute Mug for Work
Everyone needs a great mug for their desk – if your desk is in your home office or out in the workplace, a fun mug can make a challenging morning a bit easier. Just make sure there’s good coffee (or a lovely tea) to go in the mug!
Gift Certificates for Pampering
Who would say no to a gift certificate for a facial, massage or mani/pedi? So often as busy moms we don’t have time to put ourselves first and a gift card for pampering allows us to do just that.
Another great thing about this type of gift is the price point. Depending on the manicurist you can get a manicure gift card for around $25, which is pretty reasonable for a special gift.
Cell Phone Case
There are so many cute cellphone cases out there! From simple with just one colour to glitter and Miss Piggy themed covers there are so many options to choose from.
Here are some of my favourites from Nordstrom (hint hint 😉
I know this sounds like a strange gift but if you’re a mom, you always have lots of stuff in your purse and it’s sometimes hard to keep track of everything. I often find myself misplacing my phone, keys, lip balm etc because my purse is so big! Having little pouches helps me get organized. These little bags are also great for travel and carrying in your diaper bag as well.
A Cozy Wrap
Sometimes offices get cold! Especially if you’re lucky enough to have a large window in your office. A beautiful cashmere wrap is perfect for a chilly office and the long Canadian winter.
What’s your go to gift for professional women in your life? Let me know in the comments!
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