the best gifts for women
Mom, wife, girlfriend, sister... you're covered.
Published Nov 6, 2014 12:00 PM
We know, we’re hard to shop for. Whether you are a guy who received a hint-hint email or a busy woman with zero time to shop for the sister-in-law-who-has-it-all, this list makes gift giving easy. There’s one-of-a-kind jewelry, practical totes, and luxurious scarves and throws. Start knocking ladies off of your list.
Need gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list? We’ve got picks for men, kids, and the holiday host. Plus, great presents under $50 and stocking stuffers under $25.
Big enough for a trip to the farmer’s market but slouchy and lightweight enough for every day, this oversized canvas and leather is a schlepper’s dream. It’s neutral, timeless, and appropriate for any season.
Plaid is in. And when you want a take on the trend that’s less lumberjack, more ladylike, this bright, painterly design hits the spot.
An Art-Deco tulip print that’s truly ageless. Buy it for your 20-something niece and your grandmother, too.
This chunky piece mixes vibrant color and muted wood. It’s a happy surprise for the friend who dresses in head-to-toe black.
Black, white, and bejeweled—dazzling enough for dress up, simple enough for jeans.
The friend who always wows the crowd with her bold jewelry? Yep, this one’s for her.
Even the woman who has everything may not have a tubular, green suede necklace. This art piece is unique and utterly gorgeous.
Bullseye—a practical (and adorable) clutch for your most colorful friend.
Sometimes bronze is better than gold. This geometric pendant is simple and versatile enough to wear every day.
You know plenty of people with excellent taste—and tiny piles of clutter. They all need this box.
Help a frequent traveler upgrade from the hotel freebies. These one-ounce bath and body products are made with essential oils and botanicals—and the organic cotton pouch has dividers, so things stay organized.
A little wild, a lotta wow—this double quill pendant makes a very sharp statement.
Muted enamel, twinkling crystal, and a dab of mustard! What a delicious combination for day or night.
More enamel and crystal drops that have a bold, Mondrian feel to them.
We’re calling these peacock-inspired. Matte blue stone and vintage tourmaline make these earrings flashy without being over-the-top.
A seriously gorgeous, hand-embroidered splurge for someone special. The classic colors and tile pattern will go with everything from a little black dress to jeans.
A little edgier than your basic diamond stud—but simple enough to wear with everything this season.
Someone you love is gonna look oh-so-fly in these winged beauties.
What do you see—headdresses? Turkey feathers? Fans? Whatever these earrings remind you of, they are a dazzling choice for anyone with a flair for the dramatic.
Make it a starry night! This pendant has a vintage feel to it but a brass chain to keep it fresh. Wouldn’t it be great at a New Year’s party?
Pearls don’t have to be twee. This oversized cluster pendant has a dark, sultry feel—perfect with a plunging neckline (sorry, Grandma).
What’s the saying… You can never be too rich or have too many throws? Every room needs one of these ultra soft blankets, made from four layers of cotton gauze. For the friend who’s always complaining that her feet are cold.
An arrow from your beau? Start dropping hints now.
This bright tote is hand-printed in Los Angeles, but the design is meant to celebrate Ghana’s independence. We love the leather handles with brass hardware.
This inverted pyramid pendant is a healthy dose of brass, glass, and drama.
It’s the epitome of a modern classic: a rich, tuberose-scented shea butter cream, touched with jasmine and wrapped in a chinoiserie-meets-midcentury-modern print. A safe bet for the in-law you’re just getting to know or your tough-to-please aunt Sally.
This serious-looking soap is gentler than it seems—a preservative-free formula with essential oils that’s suitable even for sensitive skin.
The only way to keep her out of your pajama drawer? Buying her a comfy, made-for-her-size set.
Rugged enough for holding the gardening gear; cool enough for using as a weekender.