Being a woman myself, I can testify to the fact that women are hard to buy for. We are often self-sufficient and simply buy what we need when we need it. So what do you buy for the woman in your life? We've got a few suggestions.
Don't Slip In Downward Dog. Looking for something really special for a yoga lover? The JadeYoga Mat is the perfect combination of style and comfort - plus it's eco-friendly, made from natural rubber. In the yoga studio, natural rubber means no more slipping on your mat, even in downward dog. A perfectly balanced gift! ($59.95) Buy Jade Harmony's eco-friendly non-slip yoga mats here
Hangout For Handbags. The Simply Sarah Handy Hold All is as beautiful as it is useful! Designed with fashionable fabrics, they're a stylish organizer for handbags, totes, scarves or caps. The Handy Hold All has a grommet at the top for the over-the-door hook to hang it on a closet door. The ideal backdrop for any girl's treasured accessories. ($133.00) Buy Simply Sarah Handy Hold All handbag organizer here.
Whimsy And Wanderlust. The Napapijri Naik Italian Grommet Belt is the most colorful, eye-catching belt we've ever seen. It instantly turns any wardrobe staple into a standout! Choose from Olive or Off-White, and don't worry about getting the size right with this gift ... it'll fit anyone right up to US size 10/12. ($55.00) Buy Napapijri handcrafted Italian leather belt here.
Parisian Charm. LilyMe is all about understated charm. Instead of a heavy link bracelet, LilyMe’s jewelry is mounted on a thin satin cord (choose from many colors) with unexpectedly cool slipknots. The charms themselves are simple and chic. You can personalize a disc or heart with initials, or choose from funky butterfly, flower, clover and peace designs. ($30 and up) Buy LilyMe French silver charm bracelets and jewelry here.
Vintage Custom Brooch. Designer Anne Koplik combines glass beads, semiprecious stones and hand enameling to create her signature brooches all of which are made here in the USA. You can even pair one with the stunning book, Mrs. O - The Face of Fashion Democracy, by Mary Tomer, and complete the look. ($39.00-$75.00) Buy Mrs. O The Face of Fashion Democracy" and stunning brooches here.
Bring On The Heat. Polartec's cutting edge Active Heat technology was designed to keep the body's core warm for up to six hours—this gives any woman time to plenty of time to root for a favorite team, walk the dog, or hit the playground with the kids. A cosy, practical gift! ($169-$199) Buy Polartec Heat's heated jackets and heated vests here.
Capelet Crusading. Don't give another plain-old sweater this holiday season - the Mayu hooded shawl is all the rage and shows you cared enough to be creative! It’ll work with a fancy dress as well as with jeans and T-shirt, and it’s warm enough to layer like a cardigan or substitute for a jacket, depending on the weather. Ideal for the fashionista on your list. ($139) Buy Mayu's knit alpaca shawl wrap with hood here.
Wholly Homespun. These colorful, fun and creative gift homespun pieces of jewelry and accessories from The Hole Thing are at the top of Daily Grommet's giving list. Made from recycled wool sweaters — it’s hard to believe something so hip could come from such humble beginnings — you can choose from necklaces with big, bright spheres and squares of felted wool, laced with buttons and strung on a leather cord, as well as pins with a funky, retro vibe. ($12.00 and up) Buy The Hole Things' unique handcrafted felted garland and accessories here.
Go Go Gadget Earrings. You can give many gifts in one, with this super-smart earring kit from artist Lisa Monahan. A clever little collection of diverse jewelry options, the Switch Gear kit offers hundreds of unique earring combinations from one travel-sized selection of materials. How fun! ($65.00) Buy Switch Gear's interchangeable jewelry kit here.
A Peeling. Elizabeth Colburn is a Michigan-based beauty pro, and her skin care products are local favorites. Her formulas are sensible, and sensational, in a quiet sort of way. No overnight quick fixes, just increasingly glowing skin, and all of your expressions left intact. ($38.00) Buy Elizabeth Colburn's enzyme face peel for smooth skin here.
Pamper Your Skin - Naturally. One of the wonderful things about Jurlique’s products is that they’re made from hand-picked organic herbs and flowers, making your skin soft and smooth without any harsh chemicals or funky smells. Jurlique uses biodynamic, sustainable farming methods to grow their ingredients on a 165-acre farm in South Australia, from lavender to licorice. Buy Jurlique's natural organic moisturizers and skincare products here.
Art on a Plate. For anyone with an eye for home decor, these handcrafted, decoupage plates from My Design founder Mary Yanke are a truly unique choice. The lusterous objects she creates with it are pretty, evocative, almost nostalgic. Select one of these hand-made pieces of art and you'll have the perfect, special gift for any woman in your life. ($50.00 and up) Buy Mary Yanke's handcrafted decoupage plates here.
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