15 Really Great Gift Ideas We Stole From Meghan Markle
During the holiday season, everyone should be treated like royalty. Luckily, that’s an easy task thanks to Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex.
Prior to becoming a member of the royal family, Meghan was happy to share her gift recommendations with the world on her now-defunct blog, The Tig. There, she shared her gift picks for both men and women, along with a few charitable gifts that give back.
And even after she said, “I do,” to Prince Harry, Meghan has continued to inspire our holiday spirit with her favorite products. If you’re looking to give the people in your life the royal treatment, here are 15 Meghan Markle–approved products to put under the tree this year.
Air Repair Kit
As both an actress and a royal Meghan has always loved being on the go. When she asked her makeup artist Daniel Martin to share his favorite beauty products with The Tig, he gave a big shout out to the Air Repair kit. “I travel a lot for work, and this premade skincare kit is my go-to every time I’m on a plane,” he shared. “I keep this set with me in multiple bags and in my makeup kit. The absolute perfect gift for those frequent flyers in your life!”
To buy: amazon.com, $43
Honest Beauty Rose Gold Glimmer
In his guest post for The Tig, Martin also recommended Honest Beauty’s Rose Gold Shimmer as a gift that’s perfect for nearly everyone. “This gorgeous set has two beautiful wearable lip glosses and a highlighter created for all skin tones. Perfect gift for those makeup junkies who want to sparkle for the holidays!”
To buy: honestbeauty.com, $35
'The Motivation Manifesto' by Brendon Burchard
Prior to her life as a royal, Meghan was happy to share her book recommendations with fans. Those picks included "The Motivation Manifesto." "Annoyed by your self-doubt and distractions?" Markle wrote about the book. "The noise that keeps you from reaching your potential? Okay, so yeah. Me too. Even on my most Sasha Fierce days there’s a mean little voice in there going, 'Hmmm…I’m not sure if you can, or should, or if you’re good enough to.'" This book will squash that voice.
To buy: amazon.com, $14
Some Roads Luggage Tag
“Luggage tags with a beautiful romantic quote lets your lady know that you’re always there for her — and that you have some travel plans in mind for the future,” Meghan shared about this adorable gift. “Perhaps pair with an airplane ticket for a romantic getaway.”
To buy: etsy.com, $21
Apparently Meghan loves the sweet smell of giving back during the holidays — which is why she recommended gifting a Starling candle. “Aside from smelling heavenly and being hand-poured right in Brooklyn, NY, these chic candles are also looking to light up the world,” she wrote. “So far their founder has raised over $100,000 for the development of solar power systems in Chad. (Not too shabby, huh?) Named after the small birds that can be found flying in huge flocks, this company inspires us to be a part of something greater this season, too.”
To buy: barneys.com, $55
Blackbeard Beard Oil
Meghan has always loved a man with a beard, which is great for the scruffy Prince Harry. She recommended giving the men in your life some Blackbeard beard oil to ensure his facial hair stays luscious. “Depending on where you live, having a beard is just as trendy and natural as being covered in ink,” she wrote. “Underneath it all you still need to keep your skin (and hair) as hydrated and nourished as possible. This oil has a great aroma while imparting a soft sheen as well.”
To buy: birchbox.com, $38
Stow Leather Travel Case
Meghan is a truly prepared jet-setter, which is why she loves this Stow leather case so much and has been photographed carrying it several times. The case comes with plenty of storage including a pocket specifically for your passport, as well as a foldaway plug set and a 32GB leather memory stick to keep everything you need on file. It even includes a power bank to keep your devices charged no matter where you are. Add an embossed monogram for free for the perfect personalized gift.
Buy it: ahalife.com, $530
Tria Beauty Positively Clear System
Don’t worry, young people, Meghan didn’t forget about you in her gift guides. She and Martin featured the Positively Clear system in their beauty guide, just for breakout-prone teens. “This is the perfect gift for teen skin having acne challenges,” Martin wrote. “I’ve been using this light for years (I still suffer from adult cystic acne) and this kills bacteria and the new formation of zits on contact.”
To buy: amazon.com, $127
Dior for Men
Tea Tree Oil
In 2014, Meghan shared with Allure that she never leaves home without her trusty tea tree oil. “The one thing that I cannot live without when I’m traveling is a small container of tea tree oil,” she wrote. “It’s not the most glamorous thing, but if you get a cut, a mosquito bite, a small breakout, no matter what it is, it’s my little cure-all. It’s inexpensive, it’s small enough to carry on, and I bring it with me all the time.” Buy a few bottles and use them as Duchess-worthy stocking stuffers for the entire family.
To buy: amazon.com, $10
Though it came as part of a men’s gift guide from Meghan, the Foreo toothbrush really would make a great gift for everyone. “One of the coolest and chicest toothbrushes you’ll ever use, not only by design; it’s anti-bacterial and non-abrasive. Great for sensitive teeth,” she wrote.
To buy: mrporter.com, $199
Sarah Flint Shoes
If there’s one thing Meghan knows well it’s shoes. Grab a pair of her favorite Sarah Flint flats for anyone you really love this holiday season (trust us, their feet will thank you). Specifically, go for the leather "Natalie" flats, which come in five color options to go with everyone’s personal look.
To buy: sarahflint.com, $345
Everlane Day Market Tote
During her very first public outing with Prince Harry at the Invictus Games, Meghan carried along the now famous Everlane Day Market Tote. The tote makes an ideal gift for anyone in your life thanks to its effortlessly chic and timeless design. The bag, which is made in Florence, is crafted from premium Italian leather and comes with two drop handles and four color options. Sorry, no tiara included.
To buy: everlane.com, $175
The Neshima Project Nikki Necklace
Markle is a longtime fan of The Neshima Project, a boutique jewelry company that donates part of its proceeds to Innovation Africa. “We love the delicacy and uniqueness of their designs, and with many pieces handmade in California, you can be sure that you’re getting a quality product in addition to supporting a worthy cause," The Tig founder previously shared. Go for one of its stand-out products, like the glimmering blue Nikki Necklace for that special someone in your life.
To buy: thenashimaproject.com, $108
Conscious Step Socks
Each pair of Conscious Step socks is designed to benefit a specific cause — like HIV treatment or hunger prevention. “So you can shop for your loved one in a way that matters most,” Meghan wrote on The Tig. “They’re ethically made, cute as a button, and perfect for those cozy winter nights.” Go for a package set to maximize your charitable gift giving this season.
To buy: consciousstep.com, $45