Holiday Gift Guide

50 Gifts For Your Friend Who Belongs in a Nancy Meyers Movie

written by THE EVERYGIRL EDITORS

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Ever since the “Coastal Grandma” aesthetic went viral a few years ago, we’ve all been able to think of at least a few people in our lives who fit the description to a T. These are the gals who love anything blue and white, can be found sipping a cup of tea with a book on a Friday night, and are on a first-name basis with the farmers at their local market. Whether she’s your actual grandmother or just your friend who acts like one, she deserves a gift this holiday season that emulates the same sense of calm, wholesome romanticism that she exudes.

Here, we’ve rounded up the top 50 gifts for your friend who is so coastal and classic, that she basically belongs in a Nancy Meyers movie. From quilted jackets to raffia wine holders, this list is chock-full of items that will make her little Diane Keaton-loving heart sing. Cue the nostalgia—these are the best gift ideas for the coastal grandmother in your life.

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Zara
Toile de Jouy Duvet Cover

These gorgeous sheets perfectly encapsulate the coastal grandma aesthetic.

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Anthropologie
Scalloped Marble Tray

This scalloped tray is the perfect addition to any bedside table or entryway.

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Etsy | Into You Jewels
Dainty Shell Earrings

These dainty shell earrings make the sweetest of statements.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Bombas
Sunday Slipper

Sherpa slippers are a must-have for winter months. This cozy pair will have them abandoning any slippers they’ve previously owned.

LGBTQ+ | ECO-FRIENDLY
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Amazon
Waterproof Picnic Blanket

Help your coastal grandma embrace the slow life with this easily packable and waterproof picnic blanket.

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Williams Sonoma
Market Tote

Farmers market trips are essential for any Nancy Meyers main character. This staple bag will allow them to carry everything and more.

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Etsy | Hilenis Design
Raffia Clutch

The shape of this handmade clutch gives a natural elegance, adding a touch of coastal chic to any outfit.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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J.Crew
Cabana Sunglasses

This universally flattering pair of sunglasses has a timeless silhouette and will go with absolutely anything.

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Etsy | Ellie Dawn Designs
Elizabeth James Bridal Shop Print

If the Parent Trap is part of her core personality, gift her this precious illustration of the iconic bridal shop.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Etsy | Cai Cai Handmade
Ribbed Taper Candles

Fluted candles are a gorgeous addition to any room and a perfect gift for anyone who loves to host.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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McGee & Co.
Glazed Stoneware Salt Cellar

Take their cooking (and their countertops) to the next level with the handcrafted salt cellar.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Williams Sonoma
Fleur de Sel French Sea Salt

For anyone who cooks anything, this will elevate their cooking game tenfold. Pair it with a gorgeous salt cellar for the ultimate combination.

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Amazon | Melissa Michaels
A Lovely Life

Learn to focus on simple living and joyful rituals with this book that guides you through the seasons and provides endless inspiration for a well-lived life.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Williams Sonoma
Le Marais Assorted Pastry Sampler

Le Marais Bakery in San Francisco is known for their delicious french pastries and now you can sample them from the comfort of your own kitchen.

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Shopbop
Crochet Bucket Hat

This Diane Keaton approved bucket hat says “Hamptons” in all the best ways.

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Alex Mill
Button-Back Sweater

We love the button back detail which makes this reversible into a cardigan. Two sweaters for the price of one? Yes!

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For Pete’s Sake Pottery
Dinner or Drinks Chinoiserie Dog Bowl

Who says the coastal grandma aesthetic is only for the girlies? These handmade dinner and drinks dog bowls make mealtime a little more elevated.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Zara
Scalloped Basket

We love when form meets function and these baskets do exactly that! They are beautiful enough to leave out and keep you organized.

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Armitron
Tank Watch

The timeless look of this watch makes it look way more expensive than it is. It would pair perfectly with any stack of bracelets.

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Etsy | Cannontalesml
Quilted Floral Jacket

From farmers market runs to brunch, they will be able to wear this quilted floral piece anywhere.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Target
Knit Oversized Throw

Snooze Knitted Socks – Cream

This oversized knit throw can be placed at the end of the bed or used to lounge on the couch with a good book.

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Etsy | Caitlyn Minimalist
Locket Necklace

Help her keep her favorite memories close to her heart with this beautiful locket necklace.

BIPOC-OWNED | SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Diptyque
Three-Piece Gift Set

With rosy delicateness and fruity accents, this set includes a travel-size perfume, solid perfume, and shower gel so they can be enveloped in this enchanting scent.

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Etsy | DIY Order
Beginner Embroidery Kit

If you prefer to gift experiences, this embroidery project will give them a weekend of fun and a new hobby!

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Anthropologie
Monogram Doormat

A thoughtful and personalized touch that will embellish any doorway.

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Amazon | Danny Childs
Slow Drinks Book

An inspiring cocktail book that teaches aficionados to transform their garden into singular beverages and cocktails.

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Target
Beaded Headband

For the girl who needs to elevate even the messiest of ponytails, these delicate bands will top off your hairstyle with luminous rows of pearly opulence.

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ETSY | SC Southern Style
Embroidered Hand Towel

The elegant embroidery and plush towel will add a touch of luxury to their everyday routine.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Varley
Danea Quilted Jacket

The high neck and quilted details make this jacket special, while the construction makes it an ideal layering piece for all seasons.

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Ralph Lauren
Chino Ball Cap

This celeb-favorite cap is at the top of every quiet luxury wishlist. Take styling notes from J-Law who pairs the cap with sleek wardrobe basics from The Row, or Taylor Swift who styles it with a monochromatic look.

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Target | Hearth & Hand
Brass Salt Candle

The refreshing fragrance of this candle will add levity to any home. When the wax is melted down, the brass tin is beautiful enough to be reused anywhere in their home.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Dior
Dior Notebook

The iconic blue-tone Toile de Jouy lined the walls of the first Dior boutiques. This elegant notebook is the perfect place to keep memories or cherished writings.

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Pamela Munson
Petite Isla Bahia Tote

This woven bag is a standout item. The structure of the weave paired with the fringed handles make this a piece that can effortlessly transition from beach to brunch.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Terrain
Floral Truck Ornament

A charming, hand-painted treasure that will add charm to any tree.

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Lounge
Knitted Socks

Beautifully soft and thick, these socks are a lounging must-have.

ECO-FRIENDLY | WOMEN-OWNED
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Pottery Barn
Handwoven Wicker Picnic Basket & Wine Caddy

The picnic basket of our dreams and a stylish way to tote treats to the park, beach, or backyard.

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Amazon
Wicker Frame Set

Pop a memorable photo into this frame for an easy gift that’s both beautiful and meaningful.

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Anthropologie
Natasha Breakfast Tray

Create special morning moments with this high-quality breakfast tray.

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J.Crew
Striped Poplin Shirt

No coastal mood board is complete without a tried and true striped button-down. It’s the do-all piece for your closet that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

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Chanel
Compact Mirror

This compact mirror will receive compliments every time it’s pulled out of her bag.

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Chefanie
Chinoiserie Painted Taper Candles

Arrange these hand painted tapers on the table alongside a variety of candle holders for a beautifully curated tablescape.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Serena & Lily
Wave Napkins

If she’s the queen of hospitality, she will adore these luxuriously crafted napkins.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Catbird
Swan Ring Holder

This brass swan is incredibly charming, reminiscent of a flea market gem.

WOMEN-OWNED
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West Elm
Glass Cake Stand

Inspired by Parisian flea market finds, this beaded cake stand is the definition of special.

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Emily Lex
Flowers Watercolor Workbook

Learn the art of watercolor with this kit that’s ideal for all skill levels.

SMALL BUSINESS | WOMEN-OWNED
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Moon Nude
Large Cosmetic Bag

Ideal for traveling, this stylish and spacious cosmetic bag will fit everything you need and more.

SMALL BUSINESS
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Alice Walk
The Cashmere Getaway Sweater

Embrace the main character “I just threw this on!” energy with a timeless Cape Cod inspired knit.

WOMEN-OWNED
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Marlo Thomas
Floral Teapot

The ultimate symbol of hospitality, this beautiful floral teapot will add elegance to their everyday routine and secure a forever spot on their counter.

WOMEN-OWNED
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