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Holiday Gift Guide: Something For Her

Holiday Gift Guide: Something For Her

I've been known to give a practical gift or two in my day. I can't help it. I like knowing that my friends and family will actually use one of my gifts. That said, sometimes you just want to give your girlfriends something that's going to make them feel pretty. Whomever the lady in your life is (or layyydddiiieeesss), here are a few of my favorite gift-worthy goods.

photo by Brett Moen

I'm not usually picky about my lipgloss. As long as it's not too runny or too glassy, then I'm good to go on the next best thing. Orlane Paris Shining Lip Gloss (available soon) is new to the expanding line of cosmetics, and now I'm totally spoiled. With Hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and E and rice bran oil, it maintains hydration so that lips are nourished, regenerated and plumped. As an alternate til this beauty is available online, try Votre Vu and Stila lip glosses for a similar consistency in beautiful shades.

I also love to gift friends my own favorite goodies. Odette NY is my go-to jewelry brand for myself and my pals. Featuring beautiful, hand-crafted jewelry in unique, elegant shapes, styles are available in gold, silver, and gold-plated brass.

For the Beauty Buff in your life, try a Bliss gift card (there are Bliss Spas all over the U.S.)! WHO DOENS'T LIKE THE SPA?!

For the Very Organized Friend, hit Band.Do for fun, girly goodies, like these file folders and a Mini Notebook. It's gonna making getting your shit together a lot more fun.

For the Endless Summer Dreamer in your life, opt for Molton Brown's Eucalyptus Body Scrub. I know a thing or two about body scrubs because I make my own coffee scrub. I'm picky, you know. Can't have too much oil, salt, sugar, etc. Balance is key. But I do love this particular scrub because 1. It smells eternally fresh and 2. It sort of suds up in the shower, giving you that "this is really working" feeling. It's a perfect summer throwback for chilly winter-time showers.

For your Fun, Quirky Friend (which, in my case is all of them), opt for one of these super-freaking-cute phone cases from Milkyway.

For the Fashionable Romantic in your life, opt for a Dealtry scarf. Hand-painted by the one-and-only Helen Dealtry, then digitally printed onto utterly soft scarves, few gifts are more unique and elegant than this. Get swept away, man.

NEW YORKERS: If you read this before this Friday, December, 11, then join Odette NY, Dealtry, and the rest of their studio mates at Dobbin Mews for a Holiday Party and Shopping Event

Dobbin Mews holiday party 2015



Holiday Gift Guide: Something For Him

Holiday Gift Guide: Something For Him

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