Splurge-Worthy Holiday Gifts

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By Jess
16 Nov 2023
Holiday Gift Guide
holiday 2023


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. 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 $50. Stay tuned for a few more gift guides this week and next.

Splurge Gifts For Her

Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack

Dagne Dover Dakota Backpack

I LOVE my Dagne Dover backpack. It is gorgeous, so functional and very chic. The large size has so many pockets, a laptop sleeve, a recycled fabric lining and a shoe and dust bag. If you have someone that travels often or commutes this would be such a good gift.

DAGNE DOVER backpack
Cashmere Travel Wrap | Holiday Gifts to Splurge on

Cashmere Travel Wrap

Warm, cozy, luxurious, I could go on about the White & Warren cashmere travel wrap. 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, but you really can’t go wrong!

cashmere Travel WRap
Tata's Daily Essentials Kit

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

Ugg Adirondack Boots

Waterproof leather, lace-up design, wool lined, and so comfortable. These are my favorite winter boots for any conditions. These keep your feet super warm and dry. I have them in the color mustard seed but brown is cute too.

ugg adirondack boots

Lake Pajamas

I am a HUGE fan of Lake Pajamas. 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

Sézane Lucas Jumper

You can’t really go wrong with Sézane, and the Lucas Jumper is one of my favorites. It’s a cotton wool blend that’s super warm and cozy. I have the white but I love the stripe and the green too.

Sezane Lucas Jumper

Splurge Gifts For Home

Forest & Field Collective Gift Boxes

My friend makes these beautifully curated artisan 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. Use code JESSKIRBY23 for 25% off.

Forest and Field collective gift boxes
Harborview Herringbone Chappywrap | Holiday Gifts to Splurge on

Harborview Herringbone Chappywrap

We have several chappywrap blankets and yes they really are worth the hype. They wash well, never pill, they’re thick, warm and great quality. I love the herringbone style (we have the original size), and the midi size for kids. We also have the oyster cove which is another nice neutral (nice to cover furniture when you have pets too).

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. This is a great solution and it’s not super heavy. We have the Bonfire 2.0 which is the perfect size. There are great sales right now too!

solo stove

Marshall Bluetooth Speaker

I gave this to Craig a few years ago as a gift and it was very well received. It has incredibly impressive sound quality and it can be hooked up via Bluetooth to your phone, record player, TV, etc. It looks cool too.

MARSHALL Bluetooth speaker
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

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 several years ago and it was definitely worth it. It was easy to assemble and incredibly well built. And 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

Bogs Neo Classic Boots

Pretty much everyone I asked, including my toddler’s pre-k teacher, said the Bogs Neo-Classic are the way to go for winter. They keep little feet warm and dry (make sure to get the insulated ones). I also recommend sizing up so they can last longer (and can be worn with thicker socks).

bogs neo classic

Banwood Folding Scooter

If you have a little one that loves to scoot (or wants to learn) this vintage-inspired 3-wheel scooter complete is so fun! Complete with a removable basket for stashing treasures. They also have a balance bike.

strider bike


Magna-tiles are a very popular toy in our house. They encourage lots of independent play, and I really love that they are so easy to clean up! Fantastic for ages 3+.

Tegu magnetic wooden blocks

Splurge Gifts For Him

Smith Wildcat Chromapop Sunglasses

If you’ve got someone on your list that’s an avid mountain biker, cyclist, runner or just all around outdoorsy, I can’t say enough good things about the Smith Wildcat! I got these for Craig and he LOVES them. They also come with an interchangeable clear lens.

smith wildcat chromapop

Vuori Fleece Polartec Water Repellent Jacket

Ordered this one for Craig and I think he is going to love it. Water-repellent Polartec fleece thats breathable and warm. He really likes a nice shirt-jacket and this one is stylish and practical.

shirt jacket
Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones

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

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! FYI for half sizes go a half size up.

mountain boot slippers

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  1. Jessica wrote:

    Loving Dagne Dover lately, my friend has a few of their pieces and swears by them!

    xo Jessica
    an indigo day

    11.16.22 | Reply
  2. allison amirrezvani wrote:

    love all of these gift guides so much, every year I wait to see what you post!

    Do you have a current code for negative, the one you listed say 11/17 thx Jess!!! XO

    11.19.22 | Reply
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