Holiday Shopping Guide: 10 Gifts for Women
We already covered gifts for mom so this list is geared for the other special woman in your life, your wife or girlfriend. It definitely leans to the romantic and personal (no vacuum cleaners or washing machines here) but some things, like cashmere and laptop bags, are universally appealing and would be great for a friend, sister, or neighbor as well.
Tiffany Keys 'Kaleidoscope' Pendant, $12,000
It just wouldn't feel right if we didn't start our list with diamonds, as they really are many a girl's best friend and are a sure-fire way to dazzle your special someone this holiday. The possibilities are endless but for this list I've chosen one of Tiffany's Key pendants, the Kaleidoscope, for its recognizable style (and little blue box) as well as its dazzling beauty and 'statement piece' potential.
Oscar de la Renta Pink Label "Romantic" Lace Robe, $78
Giving lingerie is tricky business but this robe by Oscar de la Renta walks the line perfectly by combining comfortable function with serious sex appeal. She'll feel feminine and flirty, but not too racy, and the wrap-around style makes getting the right size easy (and forgiving).
'LOVE' in photos, $50
Romance and beautiful photography are what this book is all about with a compilation of 170 stunning black and white photos that explore what love is and how we communicate it to one another with body language, plus each image is accompanied by inspirational quotations from modern writers and poets.
Lanvin Jeweled Fur Earmuffs, $1,255
For the girl fighting a northern climate with a fear of hat-head consider these bejeweled fox-fur earmuffs by Lanvin. Beige fur will cover her ears in trendy style while ruched satin ribbon and a large jeweled brooch (on one side only) rounds out the look.
Mother of Pearl Coral Ring Holder, $280
Jewelry shouldn't be banished to a box when it isn't being worn, especially pieces that are frequently in the rotation or are especially precious. This mother-of-pearl and steel ring holder is made to resemble a coral tree and is a visual and textural treat all on its own, with or without diamonds dangling from its branches.
1 Year Net-a-Porter Shoe Subscription, $10,000
The ultimate gift for the girl who has everything because lets face it: there's always room for more shoes. Essentially a high-end "shoe of the month club" its the gift that keeps on giving in the form of a new pair of designer shoes, of her choice from the latest styles, every month for a year -- plus one-on-one fashion expert help should she feel overwhelmed by the options.
White & Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap, $275
Wrap up your jet-setting sweetie in the ultimate combination of style and comfort: an oversized cashmere wrap. Made of 100% cashmere in lightweight jersey it comes in every color imaginable and is one of those wardrobe staples she'll be using and loving for years to come.
Pavina Capri Purse Hook, $44
Purse hooks are my favorite accessory this year because every woman can use one, they mix and match like jewelry, and they serve a very useful (and even healthy) purpose. This Pavina creation features a beautiful icy blue crystal perfect for evoking both the snows of winter and the lapping water of a summer pool.
Bayswater Patent Leather Laptop Case, $650
Black patent leather creates a super sleek (both literally and figuratively) modern vibe on this Mulberry bag, which thanks to its versatile envelope design can also double as an over-sized clutch should the occasion arise. It fits a standard 13" laptop and has a turn-lock closure with a black twill lining.
Rick Owens Asymmetrical Shearling Jacket, $2200
And lastly, for the girl with a rock star spirit, this Rick Owens leather jacket will keep her warm and get her noticed in a crowd. Grained leather exterior with a silver off-center zip and extra wide shearling collar. Lined in a combination of shearling and fine black and honey-colored wool with two interior pockets.