Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide for Women

So, what do you get the girl who has everything and needs nothing? That is the question of the year. And the qualifications for the perfect gift are rather strenuous...






I've assembled a gift guide of 25 items. All are under $40. All are special and will tell her she's special. (each name is a link)

Whimsical and Unique (Not necessarily necessary)

JessicaNdesigns-etched spoons. $17-$20 each. Adding a note a sunshine to the morning drink routine.

Camera Strap: $29.70. A step above the strap that comes with the camera.

Hour Glass-$9.95. Unique, eye-catching and useful. This one is a 15 minute "hour" glass. I love it!

DYI-Message in a Bottle. Whimsical. Purchase cute jars at World Market ($2.99) and write appropriate messages. Thank you would be perfect for the teachers in your life.

Zipper Pulls/Key Chains-$7.00. Joan's Gems makes my favorite fan pulls, but these zipper pulls are unique and fun too. 

Jewelry (always a winner)

Vi Bella Sienna Necklace -$39.99. Any of Vi Bella's jewelry is pretty, and your purchase helps women around the world. 

Antique Spoon Ring-$24.00. Ring lovers of the world unite! Lovely!

Keeping Her Warm (when you have to be elsewhere)

Infinity Scarf-World Market-$24.99. Cozy, warm, stylish.

Frilly Fingerless Gloves-$24.00

Crochet Hat-$39.00-So cozy, and the flower is adorable!

Boot Socks Leg Warmers-$24.00. The resurge in popularity of tall boots has led to a surge in boot socks and cuffs. 

Art (to frame and to share)

Greeting Cards by Sarah Beals-6 for $16. Gorgeous prints/cards painted by my New England friend, Sarah. A fun, unique gift.

Prints by Gracelaced. $16.00 for most of her 8x10s. Art and scripture...

Books (fluff and stuff or not)
Nesting Place: $19.99. Decorating inspiration.

 Bread and Wine-$18.99 -Essays and recipes.

Ina Garten Cookbooks-$35.00 for an autographed copy. I've heard over and over that these cookbooks are gorgeous and the recipes work.

Auntie Mame-$9.25. Hilarious, but.... It is one of my all time favorite LOL reads, but there are reasons it is called, An Irreverent Escapade.

For the Home (home is where the heart is...)
Offbeat Striped Pillow-$14.99. Stripes are always a good idea. Or so I'm told...

Felt Yellow Flutter Pillow-$29.99 (Because there is no such thing as too many pillows)

Throw Blanket-$19.99 (Sam's Club membership required) Ruffly and cozy.

Dish Soap Dispenser-$16.50. Much cuter than the Dawn bottle.

Handmade Soap-$5. Look at those swirly colors...Another great teacher gift.

Dipped Utensils-$29.60. Just for fun. And available in a wide range of colors/color combinations.

She Plans Dinner Subscription-$5 per month. Each month, 2 e-mailings each containing a menu with 15 dinners, all the recipes, and a complete grocery list.

Important to Note: Most of these are online purchases, many from Etsy shops. That translates to...don't delay. Shop today. Bookmark the shops for the next few days. There will be a lot of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday sales, and you may get an awesome deal.

Happy Shopping!