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As Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I decided it might be fun to share a quick gift guide for creative women! In this post I’ll be sharing 15 of my all-time favorites products from makeup to camera equipment to shoes to jewelry…you name it, it’s listed here. If you’re looking for the perfect V-Day gift for your wife or girlfriend, or just a fun gift for a friend, I highly recommend all of these finds!


Kylie Jenner Lip Kits/Sephora Liquid Lipsticks

I’ve been wearing these a TON on my Instagram stories lately and received so many questions about them! I absolutely swear by these lipsticks: they are beautiful colors, they don’t make my lips peel and they last almost all day (they’re a wedding photographer’s best friend!). Some of my favorite shades in Kylie are Posie K, Candy K and Koko K and my fave Sephora shades are Vintage Rosewood and Copper Blush!


VICI Dolls Clothing

Okay, this online boutique is my new weakness. I follow them on Instagram and want to buy almost EVERYTHING they post. But seriously. They have the most amazing clothes, shoes and accessories for wonderful prices and I just adore them! Use the code “HOPETAYLOR20” for 20% off of your order site wide!

Spektrum Glasses

These have been another hot topic on my Instagram these last few weeks and are the PERFECT gift for any business ladies that spend lots of time on the computer. They are built to block out harmful blue light from computer/phone screens to prevent headaches and sore eyes. Such a perfect (and stylish) gift for any creative in your life! I have THESE!


Anastasia Eyeshadow Palette 

Clearly I’m on a makeup kick lately. But, this is my current FAVE eyeshadow palette that I’ve been using almost every day! The colors are beautiful, it’s super popular and it looks beautiful on almost all skin tones!


Farmgirl Flowers

If you’re looking for the perfect bouquet of flowers for Valentine’s Day – look no further! FarmGirl Flowers has been an obsession of mine for YEARS and I can’t get enough of these beautiful, burlap-wrapped bouquets! They are so unique and hand-made for each client (plus, their branding is totally on point).

Kendra Scott Earrings 

I am always looking for the perfect pair of stud earrings to wear while I’m shooting/working…and I finally found them this week at Monkee’s of Fredericksburg! These drusy studs go with almost everything I wear, are super comfy and adorable! THESE are the ones I have!

Madewell Ryder Cardigan 

This cardigan is my new best friend. Literally. I wear it almost every day – with yoga pants while I work from home, over a dressy top to a shoot and even over dresses for a nice dinner out! It is so soft, cozy and versatile – it’s a staple in my closet!

Pacsun Black Jeans

I used to never wear black. Like…ever. But when black jeans started to become a trend, I started to love them on everyone else! I could not find a pair that I loved until I found THESE at Pacsun! They fit me well and look super trendy with a wide range of tops!


Kelly Moore Backpack

I’ve mentioned this one in a few posts, but it’s a great gift for any photographers out there! I received this backpack last year and have used it almost every day since. It is the perfect size to fit my camera body, two lenses AND laptop while still protecting my gear and being easy to transport.

Black Rapid Strap 

So I may be the only person on the planet who actually DOESN’T own this camera strap yet. So, it’s actually on my list this year (cough, Drew, cough) Just kidding 😉 It’s a great strap for anyone who wants to have their hands free while shooting, but keep their camera safe on their hip!

Urban Decay Setting Spray

Annnnnd another makeup-related item. Last one, I swear! I spray my makeup with this setting spray every single day and it keeps it from running, sweating or rubbing off for the entire day. Another perfect gift for anyone who works wedding days!

Marble Laptop Cover

This may be one of the most inexpensive items on my list, but it’s one of my favorites! I purchased this laptop hard case a few months back and have received so many compliments. It makes my laptop more durable and looks super cute – plus it matches my Instagram feed 😉

Kendra Scott Ring 

One more Kendra Scott piece because I’ve just been loving her lately, and you can never go wrong with jewelry for V-Day (or any gift, really!) I can wear this ring every day, with any outfit, and it looks amazing!

Soul & Honey Shirts 

My mom introduced these shirts to me when she got me one for Christmas and ya’ll, I wear them ALL. The. Time. They are adorable, SO cozy and have the best inspiration quotes on them. I dress them down with leggings and a cardigan, or dress them up with jeans and a leather jacket – there are so many ways to wear these!

Target Slip-On Sneakers

Last but definitely not least, I’m sharing my new favorite Target find (that I just discovered this week)! These slip-on sneakers are only $25, are so comfortable and super trendy! There are quite a few different colors, but I snagged a pair in blush 🙂

Comment below with YOUR favorite V-Day finds, or the items that are on the top of your wish list! Happy shopping, friends!

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  1. Erin says:

    Loved this post! A lot of these things are now on my wishlist! One of my favorite recent purchases is the Urban Decay Naked 3 eyeshadow palette, I use it every day!

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