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!Check out these great gifts for professional women Click To Tweet
A Pretty Day Planner
I really like this Kate Spade Daytimer. A couple of years ago I used a very similar version and was really happy with it.
This year I decided to go a totally different route and use this one from Target. The planner is called Day Designer and it has a whole page for each day! Not only does it have space for my schedule, but it has a separate to do list, inspirational quotes and the daily top three things to get done.
This planner has so much in it and it’s not even that big. Much easier to schlep around than my huge Happy Planner. As much as I love the Happy Planner, it was just too heavy.
Had I used it only at home or only at work it would have been perfect.
All of this writing about day planners really makes me think I should write a whole post on the topic! I’m surprisingly passionate about schedulers lol!
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.
If you can, try to have it monogrammed. It’s such a lovely and classy touch.
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. Here are a few super cute options:
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.
Different Size Pouches
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!