Tis’ the season to be giving! As overwhelming as holiday shopping can be I hope this list helps you find a few things for the lovely women in your life! Your mother, your best friend, your female coworker/boss, and for the gents, your girlfriend!
Hopefully this gift guide will inspire you and make your holiday shopping a little bit easier! I’ve used all my sources and have found some greats gifts that trendy and chic but that won’t make your wallet cry! Everything in this gift guide is under $100! Yep, it’s possible.
Getting a gift for your mom is probably one of the hardest. Sentimental gifts are always easy but if you’ve already done the photo albums and picture frames, here are a few classic items to add to your mother’s wardrobe. After all, what woman doesn’t like to add to their already amazing closet?
1. Trina Turk Jacquard Clutch “Michelle” Clutch $87.50
A fabulous clutch is always in style. My mother, has the greatest purse selection, but is struggling when it comes to clutches. A clutch adds instant glamour to a pants suit or an evening dress. This Trina Turk Jacquard clutch is a great deal as it’s zig zag pattern is uber trendy yet it still maintains a classic feel. The best part of this clutch? It’s currently on sale for $87.50! Get it Here.
2. Gorjana Initial Necklace $80
This gorgeous 18k gold-plated features an embosses letter and textured back and is perfect for your mother (even best friend, or girlfriend!). Nothing is more special than a personalized gift that can be worn by layering different necklaces together. This is such a beautiful necklace and will surely be a special gift for any woman in your life, whether your mother, best friend, or girlfriend! Get it Here.
3. Kenneth Jay Lane Snake Chain Belt $80
This belt is so chic and would perfect with a structured dress or even jeans and a blouse. Help keep your mother on trend with some funkier pieces! This belt is still clean but the snake gives it a nice glam edge. Get it Here.
4. Gift Boutique Red & White Wine Carafes $40 each
For all the wino’s, this one is for you. My mother is a red wine fanatic and I purchased this for her. These carafes are so adorable and chic, I might just have to get some for myself. At $40 a pop, two for $80, you’re still under $100! Get Red & White Here.
The Best Friend/Sister
The best friend is either the easiest or hardest person to buy for as they either love the same things you do, or they hate everything you love. A great thing about best friends is that you don’t need to think too much as just giving a couple of items that are useful to them, yet stylish is always a good way to go. Think of what they NEED, or have mentioned. My best friends recently got me a gym bag, and a jewelry tree as they know that I toss my jewels on my vanity and use my Jimmy Choo hobo as a gym bag (I know, I’m silly). Here are a few items that I think are perfect for best friends.
1. Marc Jacobs Iphone Case $34
Who doesn’t need a new Iphone case and who doesn’t love Marc Jacobs? This quirky design is perfect for your best friend. It’s useful, stylish, and it’s not going to break the bank. Get it Here.
2. Stila Music’s Makeup Player $40
Okay, this is my FAVORITE item so far. Can you imagine getting ready to go out and being able to play your favorite music without moving? This amazing makeup box has a media system built on so you can get primped and pampered while listening to your favorite tunes! The box comes with makeup already inside it too! It’s a pretty AMAZING deal, a box filled with makeup and a media player for $40? I’ll take three! Get it Here.
3. A 2b by bebe Statement Necklace $15.95
I love statement necklaces and they truly make wonderful gifts! This one from 2b by bebe is one of my favorites. I love the sparkle and it’s perfect for the holiday season. Give some sparkle this year to your shining best friends! At $15.95 , you can’t really go wrong! Get it Here.
4. House of Harlow 1960 Starburst Pendant $63
This necklace is one of my favorites. The unique design is great and I love the bohemian aspect. It’s a great trendy gift for your fashionable sister, or best friend. Get it Here.
When it comes to the workplace, gifts that are useful, or simple, typically work best. It would be awkward giving a fancy gift so keep it easy! A trendy accessory is always the best option.
1. Juicy Couture Glitter Ipad Case $58
I love these glittery Ipad cases from Juicy Couture, they come in a few colors and they are the perfect compliment to your boss or co-workers’ Ipad’s! Get one for them, and one for yourself and carry that Ipad in style! Get it Here.
2. Steve Madden Tinsel Infinity Scarf $27.99
A scarf is always a great option for a coworker or boss. Make sure it’s not too trendy as standing out TOO much in the office might not be the best idea. This one from Steve Madden is perfect. Infinity scarves are the newest trend and I love how unique and fun they are. This gift is also great for your mother, friends or girlfriends! Get it Here.
3. Marc Jacobs Python Iphone Case $40
This python print Iphone case is to die for. The trendy snakeskin will make all your co-workers step over to the wild side. This is a great Secret Santa gift! Get it Here.
Girlfriend (Boys (and girls), take note!)
Girlfriends are the hardest, for men or women, to shop for. Like family, sentimental gifts are ALWAYS a good thing. So if you haven’t made her the photo album, do it! Of course, girls love jewelry, but since this list is nothing over $100, these are just some extra stocking stuffers and gifts to put under the tree.
You could get any of the already mentioned items, or you can take this list of what I, as a girlfriend (pay attention Jason!), would love. It’s just a guide, and of course, every girl is so different and unique, but hopefully this list will help inspire you to finds those perfect items for your special someone.
1. House of Harlow 1960 Leather Station Necklace $75
I love this necklace. It’s such a trendy yet classy piece and can be worn with a t-shirt and jeans, a cocktail dress or with a professional outfit. Every girl I know loves this necklace and it comes in a variety of colors. The black is my personal favorite as it’s can be worn with anything, but the tan leather is also gorgeous. If your girlfriend is super bohemian, the abalone is the perfect choice! Get it Here.
2. Diane von Furstenberg Heart Print Earbuds $25
Let her listen to her music in style with these trendy and oh-so-adorable heart print earbuds. Get it Here.
3. J.Crew Glitter Iphone Case $25
If you can’t give her diamonds, still give her some sparkle with this J.Crew glitter Iphone case. C’est chic! Get it Here.
4. Urban Expressions Structured Bag $66.77
You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a trendy bag. Urban Expressions nailed this season’s trend with a price that’s affordable, only making this bag more tempting. So fellas, give your girl one of the most coveted styles of handbags this Christmas. She will love it so much that maybe, just MAYBE, you won’t have to be holding her purses much longer. Get it Here. If you want black, Get it Here.
5. Gift Certificate for a Spa Treatment
The best gift you can give, aside from your love, is a gift certificate for a day of pampering. Check your local spa’s as they have great holiday deals with packages. Get her a manicure/pedicure, a massage, a facial…whatever you want. Nothing makes a girl happier than being pampered!
Hope this gift guide helps!
Stay tuned…Gift Guide for MEN…Friday December 9th, 2011!