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Gift Guide 2017: Sisters, girlfriends, best friends, wives and any other lady loves!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to kick-off my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide with the first of four installments. I tried to find items that would suit lots of different folk at varying price points. Each gift is something I love or would love giving! I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!

An enamel pin of Frida Kahlo to add to her jean jacket’s growing collection of flair. (Etsy, $8)

Make a donation in her name to an organization or cause that is trying to make the world a better place. Think: Orca Conservancy, Border Angels, Center for Reproductive Rights, and She Should Run.

A mermaid face mask that’s like a super-food green smoothie for her skin, resulting in the ultimate glow. (Lealani Skincare, $32)

Beautiful crescent necklace to dress up any date-night outfit. (Mr. Kate, $75) (Or this gorgeous choker!)

A kit to help her concoct her very own body lotions. (Grow and Make, $30)

Vegan suede mules in a subtle dusty-blue to freshen up her go-to jeans and tee look. (Moorea Seal, $68)

A set of tapas plates to make her 3 pm snacking habit feel appropriately fancy. (Wayfair, $30)

The ultimate bag for toting farmer’s market finds and library loans. (Tom Bihn, $50)

Cotton pom pom duvet cover to give her bedroom a touch of whimsy. (Amazon, $60)

A memoir written by a pair of famous sisters. (Amazon, $12) (Or this book if she prefers pop-science reads. And this one if she’d like an inside look at an interesting life.)

A pair of wine glasses to make her giggle. (Macy’s, $10)

Cozy long-sleeve tee to remind her of the wise words of our man, Bob Ross, “Nothing in life is a mistake…just a happy accident!” (Cents of Style, $35)

P.S. Last year’s gift ideas for the ladies in your life!

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Gift Guide 2016: Sisters, girlfriends, best friends, wives and any other lady loves!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to kick-off my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide with the first of four installments. I tried to find items that would suit lots of different folk at varying price points. Each gift is something I love or would love giving! I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!

replica-fragrance

A scent that promises to evoke a familiar but forgotten memory of a walk along a sandy beach. ($125, Sephora)

merlot-scarf

An everyday scarf for bundling up against those winter gusts. (Plus, the color is called merlot which makes it even more perfect.) (ModCloth, $17)

wire-wine-charms

These beautiful, rustic wine charms in copper that you can customize as you see fit. Think: All her pet names, each of the members of her beloved book club, or all her favorite types of wine. (Etsy, $5/each)

madewell-flannel-shirt

Cozy flannel shirt to keep her looking effortlessly cool all year long. (Madewell, $82)

kate-spade-wallet

A chic billfold for tucking inside her ever-rotating collection of purses. (Kate Spade, $89)

jam-lab

A jar of jam, paired with this olive wood butter knife, that will taste delicious on top of freshly baked scones, chream cheese bagels, or slightly burnt toast. (Farm to People, $12)

target-jammies

Satin pajamas to help her get her beauty rest in style. There’s something so sexy about them without being too sexy that she couldn’t wear them to open presents on Chrismtas morning. (Target, $19)

blueberry-cluster-ring

A gorgeous cluster of gems on a ring for a very special someone. (It’s so dainty and breath-taking!) (Etsy, $380)

unabrow

A hilarious book because you know she’ll get a kick out of it. (Amazon, $15) (Or this one if she loves a good mystery. And this one if she could use a little #GirlPower inspiration!)

pie-dish

Pretty pie dish. Include a few tea towels for good measure. (Wayfair, $33)

urban-decay-lipstick

For the makeup mavens who love a bold lip, an Urban Decay lipstick palette. (Sephora, $35)

hrc-print

She’s still with her, always and forever, so give her this print and the reassurance that she is deserving of her dreams. Warning: Quote has been known to produce tears. (Dependable Letterpress, $15)

Gift Guide 2015: Sisters, girlfriends, best friends, wives and any other lady loves!

Christmas is just around the corner! Today, I’d like to kick-off a 2015 Holiday Gift Guide with the first of four installments. I tried to find items that would suit lots of different folk all at moderate price points. Each gift is something I love or would love giving! I hope you find some inspiration. Happy Holidays!

the americans

A show with a kick-ass female lead to binge watch (with or without boys present), glass of wine in hand. Think: Homeland, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Daria, The Killing, The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, The Americans. ($10 – $80, Amazon) 

cat tea set

A kitchen accessory which broadcasts her two greatest loves: hot tea and kitten cuddles. ($45, Urban Outfitters

grey sweater

This versatile v-neck sweater in grey because everyone needs a few go-to wardrobe staples in their closet and you know she’ll reach for this piece again and again. ($90, J. Crew)

colored pencils

To help her achieve peaceful evenings and commune with her inner child, a new coloring book and a set of high quality colored pencils. ($32, Amazon)

rose luggage tag

You wouldn’t want her to misplace her checked luggage on all those business trips and (hopefully…some day…) exotic vacations. ($28, Anthropologie)

the perfectly imperfect home

If she dreams of turning her house into a home and spends evening hours perusing Apartment Therapy home tours like her life depends on it, this book might be just right. ($20, Amazon)

martha stewart dish

If she’s constantly figuring out new takes on fajitas and lasagnas, she might need a new piece of beautiful cookware to go along with all those recipe updates. ($30, Macy’s)

coastergram

Turn her favorite memories from the past year into something physical she can touch and see every day instead of leaving them in the nebulous ether of her Instagram app. ($20 for 4, Coastergram) P.S. These books are cute too, especially to document a specific event or trip. 

geometric print

Order a poster-sized file of something pretty to print. Frame it for her home office so she has a pop of lovely shapes and colors to gaze upon each day. ($15, Etsy)

infinite home

A beautifully written novel to remind her that sometimes our family chooses us. ($18, Amazon

half pint ball jars

A dozen half-pint mason jars because she’ll no doubt find a thousand adorable uses for them. ($8, Target)

The ocean the sea the wave iPhone case

If her iPhone is going to be surgically attached to her hand at all times it may as well look cute. ($28, Society 6)

P.S. Check back Thursday for more gift ideas!