Shopping for women is actually pretty simple. Undecided or uncertain? Go with a box of premium chocolates, a hardcover book in her favorite genre, a new pair of shoes, or one of the below ideas.
Every woman can appreciate a well-made and handsome leather clutch. The Casey Clutch, in a supple and sophisticated black, coordinates with a thousand different outfits. Effortlessly chic, she'll love the easy zipper and convenient wrist strap.
Written by mom of five and popular blogger Gabrielle Blair, DESIGN MOM is one of my go-to book gifts for artistic mom friends. The book is beautiful enough to display on any coffee table or bookshelf, thanks to an eye-catching yellow spine and thoughtfully-crafted cover. Best of all, however, is that the narrative within is highly engaging and readable...plus PRACTICAL. Broken into small chapters, your recipient doesn't have to be a voracious reader to enjoy this book.
If she is a traveler or a bucket list maker, she will ooh and aah at this sturdy mug set by Signature Housewares. The four over-sized mugs each hail a large city destination (Paris, Rome, London, New York) with an accompanying etched landmark. Obviously ideal for a Metropolitan Mama.
If you know a grown-up who loves to doodle, this 32-page coloring book will provide hours of inspiration. The 9x12 heavy duty pages are perforated, which makes them easy to tear out to frame or pin to an office bulletin board.
I have recently become enthralled with shopping via thredUP. Essentially, thredUP is an online secondhand/consignment shop. You'll find clothes from top brands at rock bottom prices. Everything is Gently Used, Like New, or New With Tags. I love how simple it is to search by brand, size, color, and/or price. You can even save your favorite brands to your account for faster shopping. Most recently, I purchased a super fab pair of dark bootcuts by James Jeans for $38.99 (most jeans from this brand retail between $180-$200). The best part is the company offers FREE returns with FREE shipping. This is especially important to me since I recently had a baby and my sizes are in flux. It's hard to know how different brands will fit, but thredUP allows for a stress-free shopping experience. The items show up at my doorstep (in a peppy polka dot box)...I try them on in the comfort of my home...keep what I like, return what I don't. P.S. Try the app too! It's fun + easy to add items to your cart from your phone. thredUP doesn't currently offer gift cards, but it's a super way to shop for the women in your life. Just select the "New With Tags" designation to purchase brand name pieces without heading to the mall. WIN.
I recently tweeted that I have never had a pair of Mizuno running shoes fail me - and it's all true. Mizunos tend to offer optimal cushioning and support without being bulky or weighty. The Wave Creation 18 in Capri/Pink is as pretty as it is comfortable. Ideal for any distance.
After lots of road trips and airplane flights, ZÜCA is still my favorite carry-on. This good-looking bag is sophisticated, modern, and smartly designed. The size is just right for flying and the accompanying organizing pouches make packing a breeze. Best of all, the bag doubles as a seat - which comes in handy at crowded airports.
What are YOU getting for the women on your Christmas list?
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