Christmas Gifts for Women 2013

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Shopping for a woman? Here's a 3-step system that won't let you (or her) down.

First, check her Pinterest board.

Next, scroll through my list of ideas.

If you're still in doubt, go for a gift card accompanied by an encouraging note with a well-thought out compliment. Safe bets for gift cards are Nordstrom, Amazon, Whole Foods Market, or IKEA.

All listed products were provided to Metropolitan Mama for testing and review purposes.

Jocelyn Skirt by Aventura Clothing

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Active women - get your "pin" button ready. If you haven't discovered Aventura Clothing yet, you're going to love it. The Nevada company strives to "design, make and sell comfortable clothing with an active focus while being thoughtful to both people and the environment." The Jocelyn Skirt is a good pick for the winter - plaid, fully lined, and a classic fit. Perfect paired with tights and boots.

Buddeez Beverage Dispenser

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One of the top-rated beverage dispensers on Amazon, this 3 1/2 gallon option by Buddeez is billed as "unbreakable." BPA-free and stain-resistant, the dispenser comes with a removable ice cone and non-drip faucet. Ideal for parties (especially with younger children where glass might not be your best bet), you'll love the lightweight profile AND the low price point ($35.99, made right here in the USA).

Journals & Notebooks by Compendium

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Artistically designed with inspiring quotes and sayings, Compendium is one of the best journal and notebook makers in the country. Whether you're shopping for a photographer, traveler, or reader, there's a journal to be found that will match the recipient's style.

Madera Shoulder Bag by Overland Equipment

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It's not often that a woman finds a bag that goes with everything AND is ultra-functional. The Madera shoulder bag by Overland Equipment, however, fits that description. It features a zippered roomy main compartment, plus a magnetic pocket and another roomy zippered area with yet another zipper inside. PLUS, there's an easy-access cell phone pocket in the front and the quilt interior is designed to carry an iPad. The arm band is comfy and it has a close-to-body design that is secure. This is a bag that deserves an up-close look since the pictures just can't do it justice.

Bento Lunch Box by Laptop Lunches

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Whether she's working in an office or at home, a bento box is sure to come in handy! The best thing about Bento Boxes is that you can bring a variety of food items (fruits, nuts, veggies, dips, cheeses, etc) without using disposable sandwich bags. This particular set even comes with utensils!

Original Rolldown Capri and Long Tunic Throwover by Wear Me Out Clothing

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Stumped about what to get a lady on your list? Athletic apparel is always a good choice - particularly yoga style pants, capris, sweatshirts, and slouchy tunics. Although this long tunic throw over by Wear Me Out might not be the most flattering style, it's certainly comfy and lives up to it's name! It is cute enough to open the front door in or run out on errands without feeling embarrassed. Bonus that it works well for nursing a baby too! As for the rolldown capris, they're super stretchy and comfy. Ideal for running, biking, pretending to be a ballerina in your living room, etc.

The World's Smallest Post Service

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Express big feelings with tiny stationary! This deluxe kit includes everything you need to create miniature letters and gift boxes - 40 miniature stationary sheets and envelopes, 9 sheets of assorted stickers, 4 miniature gift boxes, wrapping paper, twine, a magnifying glass, and a fine-tipped writing pen. Crafters and writers will enjoy creating and giving away these clever + cute notes to friends and family.

Will you be shopping for a woman this year? What gift recommendations would you add?

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Be sure to check out Metropolitan Mama’s full 2013 Christmas Gift Guide.

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