Helllllo darlings! Happy frickin’ Friday. We so hope you’ve been feelin’ our Gift Guides every day this week. Today we’re gonna be wrapping it up with our Holiday Gift Guide For the GALS. Where would you be without your best friend? Your mom? Your cousin who’s like a sister to you (what up Cori aka Mildred!)? Probably in a ditch somewhere, or crying into a Danielle Steel novel and a glass of boxed wine. The women in our lives are tantamount to our sanity (sorry, men) and it’s time to show them some extra love this holiday season. So here goes:
1 – MAX WAGNER, COUNTY LINE, One Kings Lane, $189-289. If Mom or Aunt Trudy can’t be close to the ocean, bring the ocean to them with this luscious print, one of several gorgeous and tranquil prints on Max Wanger’s site.
2 – DYLAN FEDORA, Yellow 108, $108. This hat is longing to complete a summer sun dress outfit for lunch with the girls, or a cute trousers/white shirt combo. Either way we’re feeling the female Indiana Jones-vibe.
3 – SHIRT & PANT PAJAMA SET, Asos, $69. Not sure if it’s the soft fabric or the masculine-sexiness of this pj set, but something tells us we’d never want to get out of these, like ever. If we owned these we might Hugh Hefner it up and wear it 24/7.
4 – CORNFLOWER SHIBORI VELVET PILLOW, Furbish, $175. Steep, we know… but tie dye on velvet? So dreamy.
5 – STRIPED ‘LEIGHTON’ TOTE, Sole/Society, $45.47. This screams Mom. Why? Cause it’s not only adorable and uber versatile, but it’s the perfect size for her to store the beauty/hardware/art store that is her purse. I.e.: I’d bet $100 that my mom probably has a pair of scissors, reading glasses, Halls drops and a paintbrush in her purse at this very moment.
6 – CRAFTED Dreyfuss Glasses, Revolve, $100. Um, we’re pretty sure these are the coolest sunnies we’ve ever seen. A little retro, a little J.Crew vintage, a little coolest-kid-in-school. And that ivory tortoise color is AMAZING.
7 – S’WELL LOVE WATER BOTTLE, Leif, $35. Isn’t this just about the cutest bottle you ever did see? What’s even better is the bottle never sweats, and your drinks stay cold for a full day (!) or hot for 12 hours. The cutest accessory for the gym or office. We love.
8 – LIMITED EDITION GOLDEN MONOGRAMMED MUG, Anthro, $10. Who wouldn’t love ingesting her morning cup of Joe in this limited edition mug.
9 – CREEMESHEEN LIP GLASS IN ‘BOY BAIT’, MAC, $24.98. Put simply, this is the greatest lip gloss that ever existed, and that special glamour puss in your life deserves it.
10 – HAND-SCULPTED CUFF, One Kings Lane, $269. This one’s a bit of a splurge, but you know what else is a splurge? Raising your a@% for 18 years. Get this for your mom if she’s on the elegant side and would appreciate the showtopping-ness of this piece. Or better yet, get it for your bestie who you can steal it from for years to come.
11 – “IN THE LOBBY” NAIL POLISH, Essie, $8.50. Winter is now upon us, and this cinnamon-plum polish is the p-e-r-f-e-c-t shade for the gut wrenchingly-cold months ahead.
12 – PINK/RED JULIAN CLUTCH, One Kings Lane, $198. The prettiest/sassiest accessory, made from “buttery Italian leather with an organic cotton lining”. We love the unexpected design element of the wrap-around leather ties. Only two left.
13 – WISHBONE RING HOLDER, Domino, $45.99. It’s like jewelry for your nightstand to hold your jewelry. Totes adorbs.
14 – TUBEROSE HAND CREAM, The Soap & Paper Company, $18.49. Hmmm… what do we love more: the very pretty chinoiserie-meets-midcentury-modern print, or the deliciously-scented jasmine scent? Super rich and moisturizing, Mom or Mom-in-Law would love this.
15 – SET OF 4 LAYERED NECKLACES, Etsy, $98. If, like us, you’ve been searching for that perfect mix of dainty necklaces to layer up over the years, look no more! This “pre-made” but interchangeable set comes in gold, rose gold, or silver and is basically perfect. We love how dainty all of them are and think your galfrayand would love it.
16 – ‘EVERY MOTHER COUNTS’ TOTE BAG, Clare V, $45. It’s safe to say this tote will get your gal major compliments for its cuteness, but we love that it was created in partnership with Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, and 100% of the proceeds from the purchase will go directly to supporting this cause.
17 – GOLD-DIPPED DALMATIAN JASPER EARRINGS, Pigment, $28. We’re slightly obsessed with these unique earrings and don’t know whether to get for a loved one or to snatch up for ourselves. Maybe we’ll do both. All we know is, these (relatively inexpensive) earrings are statement earrings, while being neutral/can-go-with-a-ton-of-stuff-type accessories.
18 – VINTAGE BRASS BAR MONOGRAMMED BRACELET, Bixby & Ball, $34. Pretty sure we’ve rapped about this bracelet in the past, but look at it: It’s so sweet and cute and a delicate little touch of pretty brass. One of us owns the ring and the other owns this bracelet and we wear them all.the.time.
19 – AUTOMATIC NUT MILK MAKER, Soyabella, $110. As we’re getting older we’re noticing the not-so-great effects dairy is having on our bodies. Case in point: the hives one of us got the other day after eating mac and cheese on Thanksgiving – huh? So, finding substitutes is something we’re looking into, and this nut milk maker, recommended by our girl and autoimmune guru Megan McGrane, is simple to use and clean up. Your girls’ tummy will thank them.
20 – TOCCA FLORENCE CANDLE, One Kings Lane, $20. Ahhhh we love the sweet scents of Tocca candles and this one is infused with “elegant floral notes of centifolias rose and iris root”. Which Mom needs to translate, since she’s the one with the green thumb.
21 – A MASSAGE, priceless. Our guess is your mom, your sister, or your best friend could really, really, really use an hour of uninterrupted solitude as someone kneads away at their sore muscles. Whether overworked at the office or at home, the selfless women in your life are silently asking for this gift.
22 – NEON LIDDED FLOOR BASKET, Indego Africa, $149.99. Having to choose a favorite basket from this company was like having to pick your fave child. Their baskets and handwoven goods are delightful! Oh, did we mention that ALL profits fund educational training programs for the women who handcraft their products?
23 – BLACK ‘MERMAID’ SPLASH PROOF POUCH, Aloha Collection, $26. These were on the list last year and they’re back this year for good reason: they’re AMAZING. Say the folks at Yahoo: “Throw wet bathing suits, dirty flip flops, or sweaty clothes — basically whatever you want to keep away from your clean, dry stuff — in this 100 percent coated Tyvek waterproof pouch.” We own a whole buncha Aloha Collection bags and goodies. These bags aren’t just cute – they’re practically indestructible! Mom: You cannot destroy this bag. I don’t care if you have your butterfly knife (true story: my mom has carried one since I was a kid) or your numerous shades of lipstick in there, they’re safe. FUN FACT: they donate 5% of their proceeds to Hawaii conservation.
24 – ‘WEE HOURS’ PLANNER, Anthro, $34. Organize your thoughts slash life in this pretty 17-month planner that’s small enough to fit in one’s purse but big enough to fit all of your thoughts and to-do’s.
25 – “WELL WHY THE HELL NOT” PRINT, Etsy, $14. There’s something about this print that speaks to us. Maybe it’s ’cause one of us quit our job two years ago and moved across the country, or maybe it’s ’cause we both try to live by this every day (key word: try). So we’d love to gift this framed reminder to the women in our lives who could use this motto staring at ’em in the face every day (and we know a few who could!).
26 – STADIUM-CLOTH COCOON COAT, J Crew, $350. Yes, it’s $$$$, but how happy does this make you feel looking at it? The cold, grey, soul-breaking days of winter ain’t got nothing on this ditty. Now picture wearing it. Italian-made, it’s cozy and sleek, comfy but super stylish. It’ll also be around for years and years.
27 – FUJIFILM INSTAX INSTANT CAMERA, Urban Outfitters, $100. A UNIVERSALLY LOVED GIFT – we repeat: EVERYONE will be giddy upon receiving this. Take it from us (owners of one). Whipped out at parties, or on vacay, everyone will be transported to the good ol’ days of Polaroid. And will pose for hours.
28 – FLASH DRIVE VIBRATOR, Crave Luxury Toys, $349. We’ll let the website do the talking: “Although it features 16GB of storage, a USB plug, and a sleek, discreet design, the Duet Lux is not your usual flash drive, by any means. Instead, it provides pleasure to the modern sophisticated ladies who aren’t afraid to try something innovative. Part flash drive, part vibrator, this waterproof, 24-karat gold-plated toy makes for an excellent travel companion for solo women on the road.”
Happy Shopping everyone! And if you haven’t seen the Gift Guides we curated all week long, be sure and peruse them, stat.
B*tches before snitches,