My Holiday Gift Edit: Rajni Jacques

Fashion director and mom of two Rajni on her ultimate gift edit, plus the go-to outfit getting her through party season.

Is holiday shopping sending you into a tailspin? You need a little inspiration! The Awesome News asked successful, stylish moms to share their go-to gift picks, and what they’ll do to make this holiday season the best yet. This is the final of our gifting series – we hope you take away some fun ideas to make the holidays that little bit easier. 


Magazine fashion director (and our longtime street-style crush) Rajni Jacques is no stranger to giving of-the-moment trend advice. At home, however, the talented painter and mom of two (Diego, three, and 11-month-old Lucienne) keeps it super-simple in Hanes tees, vintage denim and Nikes or Vans. Plus the odd fabulous pair of heels for a fancy occasion! Throughout her career in both the publishing and advertising worlds, fashion’s biggest names have sought out Rajni’s talents – from Nylon, Glamour, Teen Vogue and Allure to brands like Christian Louboutin, Nike, Coach and Nordstrom.

Check out Rajni’s gift edit below…

For Moms

1. Mateo Secret Diamond Initial Ring: It’s simple, but a statement. So why not?!
2. Daily Paper Gowa Hoody and Gifa Pants: Just comfy and cozy. This set is everything. 

For Kids

3. FAO Schwarz 3D Spin Art Kit: I love anything that allows my kids to create and be artistic. It’s fun watching them maneuver and get so involved.
4. BeginAgain Animal Parade Puzzle & Play Set: It’s a learning toy made fun.



What is the best gift you’ve ever received? 

Cheesy to say, but Diego and Lucienne.

And what’s on your wish list this year?

A vacation away from everyone. Or a classic tennis bracelet! Or both. 

Any holiday traditions you’re looking forward to sharing with your kids? 

I want to bake cookies with them the night before to get ready for Santa!

Ultimate five-minute party outfit? 

A black slip dress and heels or a to-the-knee boot that’s walkable and sturdy. Easy breezy.

Best (and easiest) holiday beauty trend this season? 

Clean and dewy skin – very bare-faced – with sultry, deep-red lipstick.

Who should we be following on Instagram?  

A huge thank-you to Rajni, Jenn, Claire and Ariel for being part of our holiday gift series.
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