2020 GIFT GUIDE FOR HER, HIM & KIDS

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her, for him, and for the kids.

Although the holidays are different this year… They not particularly that much different to my family. We always celebrate with our immediate crew and are ready to make the most of this holiday season. Whether you’re seeing your family in person or celebrating via Zoom, it’s always nice to treat your loved ones and let them know you’re thinking about them. From AMAZON, to local brands and for any budget, I am linking my favorite gift ideas for this holiday season. Don’t for get to check back often as I’ll be updating this guide all through mid December. Also check out my INSTAGRAM’s GUIFT GUIDE highlight for some amazing pieces to consider.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

1. Fuzzy Slippers: Who doesn’t love a good cozy pair of slippers to put on before they grab their morning coffee?

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

2. Sunglasses: An affordable pair of cat eye shades.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

3. Sneakers: Add a little sparkle to an everyday classic.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

4. Uncommon James Jewelry: A trendy and affordable jewelry collection designed by my girl, Kristin Cavallari.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

5. Mask and Headband Set: an essential.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

6. Pinrose Fragrance: any scent is delicious. Find out yours, by taking the PINROSE quiz. Use code HELENBERKUN40 to get 40% OFF.

7. Apple Watch Band: Upgrade the rubber watch band to a classic metal.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

8. Glasses: Pick the frame AND the prescription for under $40.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

9. Handbag: A classic black bag.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

10. Beanie: For bearing the cold winter, or for when you haven’t washed your hair in five days.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

11. Our Place Always Pan: A blogger and a chef favorite, can be used 8 different ways and is non stick. Use code SUPERSALE for $50.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

12. Ciunofr Link Bracelet: I wear this ALL the time, use code Helen10 for 10% off. These area also perfect for stacking!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

13. Keiki Co. Throw: A soft and cozy throw, use code HB20 for 20% off. I also love their robes. Make the most fabulous gifts!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

14. Babe Bombs: A local female brand of all natural and luxurious bath bombs.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

15. Evil Eye bracelet: One of my favorite brands and only $15.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

16. Snake Necklace: The most stunning fine jewelry, use code HELENSNEAKPEAK for 30% off excluding Black Friday items.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

17. Olive & June Nail Kit: The perfect manicure and pedicure set with all the tools, a variety of colors, and salon quality.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

18. Handmade Cutting Board: Elevate your table scapes and charcuterie or cheese board game with this indestructible, custom made board. Use code HELEN to get 15% off.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

19. Kelsey Jane Jewelry: A local brand of super modern pieces, and they give 20% of each sale to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

20. Wine Wix Candles: A favorite in our house, they have the best scents and is a local female brand.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

21. B&W Imagery: Inspiration for my future bathroom remodel.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

22. German Kabirski: Beautiful packaging and stunning jewelry–completely unique pieces.

23. Pinrose sets: Use my code HELENBERKUN for 20% off any sets.

24. Pinrose candle: I’m always burning candles, you can’t go wrong with these scents.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for her.

25. Nazarr Cosmetics: A new skin line, all natural and organic. I also LOVE their make-up palettes and glosses.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

1. Sunglasses: A classic pair of shades.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

2. Slippers: Don’t let them fool you, men want to be cozy too.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

3. Beer Bucket List book: Make post quarantine travel plans around a good beer.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

4. Creed Cologne: What’s better than a man that smells good? This one is my favorite and I’ll be honest, this unisex smell is sexy for her too!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

5. Tile Alarm: Who else always loses their keys or wallet? Sync this to your phone for the perfect solution.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

6. Yeti Can Holder: Perfect for game days, BBQs, or just keeping your drink cold at home.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

7. Rolling Stones Socks: A fun twist on a wardrobe staple.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

8. Duffel Bag: A waterproof bag perfect for the gym or a weekend trip.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

9. Phone Sanitizer: Probably the best gift to give during a pandemic.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

10. Money clip: A classy way to store cash and cards.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

11. Socks: A classic.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

12. Record player: Such a fun throwback and perfect for any music lover.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

13. Nike sneakers: Men can never have too many.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

14. Travel golf trunk organizer: Perfect for any golf player.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

15. Patio cooler with foosball table top: A fun statement piece for any backyard BBQ.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

16. Mini golf and pool: Bring the games home this winter with this fun indoor mini golf and pool set (would be great for kids too).

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

17. Theragun massage: Wildly popular and super functional.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

18. Heated vest: Whether you’re playing outdoor sports, are at a socially distanced outdoor party, or working outside this is perfect for keeping warm this winter.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

19. Corn hole game: Do you call it bags or corn hole? Either way this is the perfect game for hosting parties.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

20. BBQ tool set: Perfect for any grill master.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for him.

21. Grooming kit: Men need a little self care too.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

1. Sweat Suit: A comfy outfit designed by my girlfriend and founder of Lola and the Boys.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

2. Purse: Who doesn’t love a good game of dress up?

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

3. Winter Accessories: Fashion and function.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

4. Pajamas: Nothing screams holidays like a cozy new pair of jammies.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

5. Masks: We’re doing our best to make wearing masks fun (and cute).

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

6. Water bottle: Perfect for when we go back to school, sporting events, etc.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

8. Masks: The new “normal.” Love these boy versions that girls can also rock!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

9. Native Shoes: Waterproof and easy for kids to slip on and off by themselves. These come in so many colors. We love these!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

10. Coding Kit: A great stem activity to keep your littles busy and grow their brains.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

11. Walkie Talkies: Who else had these as a kid? Plus, it’s not an iPad!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

12. Vespa: An electric scooter for kids? I want one!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

13. Super Mario Uno: It’s Mario but it’s not technology!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

14. Rosie Revere Engineer: Something to read (and encourages girls in STEM).

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

15. Kids Against Maturity: A kids version of this fun adult party game.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

16. Digital Camera: See the world from your kids perspective, and let them be creative and practice their photography.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for the kids.

17. Custom Shape Pillows: A local company that is absolutely the coolest. Make any image into a pillow!!!! Use code HELEN10 for 10% off.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

1. Bar tool set: Create the perfect cocktail and add a stunning garnish with this kit.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

2. Sake trio: This Japanese drink ware is beautiful, unique, and under $50.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

3. Coasters: Stunning and functional–protect your furniture with this gorgeous set.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

4. Cocktail shaker: May your drinks taste as good as this shaker looks.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

5. Wine saver vacuum pump: For when you pop open a bottle but don’t finish it.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

6. Marble tray: A gorgeous tray to keep the bar organized.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

7. Marble block and bar tool set: This beautiful marble slab holds four of the essentials.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

8. Bottle opener: Add a little spice to the standard bottle opener.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers. Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

9. Decanter: Store and serve spirits in this studded bottle.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

10. Wine chiller: Keep your wine cool in this handcrafted marble chiller.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

11. Cocktail poster: For the aspiring mixologist.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

12. Vacuum wine saver: Protect your bottle when you only want a glass or two.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

13. Serving tray: Another beautiful serving option.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

14. Marble slab and tool set: If #7 wasn’t your style.

15. Coaster sets: So many cute prints!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for cocktail and vino lovers.

16. Tequila decanter: A statement piece to pour and store tequila.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

1. Eye makeup set: This Urban Decay gift set comes with one of my favorite mascaras and is a great value!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

2. Olaplex Holiday Hair Fix: This haircare system keeps my hair strong and healthy and is another great value!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

3. Candle: What is more relaxing than a delicious candle burning on your self care nights?

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

4. Pinrose perfume: You can’t go wrong with any of their scents.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

5. Detangling brush: This Kristen Ess hair brush is gentle on my hair and looks beautiful on my vanity.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

6. Kerastase hair care set: This set is for naturally oily and damaged hair–one of my favorites.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

7. Mac Mini Lipstick Valut: A $158 value for less thatn $75, get 12 beautiful shades in this kit.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

8. Skinfix cleanser: This foaming cleanser is gentle on my skin and wipes away the day’s dirt and grime.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

9. Benefit brow set: Get textured and natural looking brows with this kit–an essential in my beauty routine.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

10. Dyson hair dryer: Worth every cent!

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

11. Dr. Barbra Sturm glow drops: An anti aging serum to prevent dull and tired looking skin.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

12. Sunday Riley exfoliating and brightening kit: This is a great kit for a smoother and more radiant complexion.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

13. Kristen Ess Recovery Balm: A quick and easy treatment to condition and restore your hair, and it’s only $14–the perfect stocking stuffer.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

14. Olive and June nail kit: Get salon quality nails in the comfort of your own home, a great option if you’re quarantined.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

15. Kerestase Damaged Hair Set: A haircare set for damaged and over processed hair.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

16. Beauty Boost vitamins: A vitamin for nail, skin, and hair support.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

17. Extra Mileage hair refresher: This spray absorbs oil and adds texture to your hair, it is the perfect styling product.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

18. Tatacha pore kit: This 4-piece set is a trial and travel kit to cleanse, moisturize, and hydrate your skin.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

19. Skin peel: This daily skin peel helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and acne.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for beauty gurus.

20. Kristin Ess flat iron: An essential for styling my hair.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.
Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

1. Wireless charger: A charging station for all the Apple products.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

2. F in Exams book: A compilation of completely wrong test answers.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

3. Pencil case: A catch-all for all your teacher’s supplies.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

4. Hand sanitizer: A 2020 essential.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

5. Laminator: Perfect for when the one in the teacher’s lounge is out of order.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

6. 2021 Calendar: The images are pretty enough to frame.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

7. Mug and wine glass: For the teacher with a good sense of humor.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

8. Funny Candle: It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

9. Face mask set: If anyone deserves pampering, it’s teachers (would be cute with a gift card to your local spa).

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

10. Yeti lunchbox: Cute and functional.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

11. Blue light glasses: So cute and helps protect your eyes if they’re infront of a screen all day.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

12. Starbucks Gift Card: You can’t go wrong with this.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

13. Customizable stamp: A fun gift with a personal touch.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

14. Morse code bracelet: There is also an F off option, read the room.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

15. Masks: You can’t have too many.

Chicago fashion blogger, Helen Berkun, puts together the perfect holiday gift guide for teachers.

16. Barefoot Dreams throw: If your teacher really is the best!

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