So far, we put together a gift guide for gentlemen and a Holiday Gift Guide for Young Men. Now, chances are you have a woman in your life as well and so we decided to create a gift guide for ladies this season.
Each year, our team goes through the many products we’ve acquired, tested, and wished for to develop a list of our top picks for our annual holiday gift guide. Over the years, we’ve received many thank you notes from readers and the people in their lives for giving them a roadmap to buying for what could arguably be considered the most difficult men in the world to shop for.
We’ve also received some questions. “What do I buy my wife?” is the most common one. For this reason, it is our distinct pleasure to introduce our first annual holiday gift guide for ladies. Enjoy!
Clic Wooden iPhone Case – $39
With thousands of phone cases on the market, it’s tough to find one that’s as beautiful and artistic as the person carrying it. These real wood cases from Clic are unlike any of the hard plastic or rubber cases you find at the local mall. No longer will she prefer the look of the iPhone without a case, but now, she’ll also get the protection the phone needs during her busy day. Click here to get her one today.
Face Paint: The Story of Makeup – $18
For the makeup lover, consider this glossy tome from one of the cosmetic world’s most envied artists, Lisa Eldridge. Now the creative director of Lancome, Lisa’s book is already a best seller. That’s probably why Teresa Schneider suggested it for this list. Click here to get the book Teresa personally recommends.
Moleskine Notebook – $17
Every woman I know carries some form of a notebook in her purse. Be it to jot down a quick note, hand to the kid for doodling or to quickly write out a list, notebooks are a simple way of keeping things in check. Unfortunately, most of them are ugly. Not so with Moleskine. Sure, they’re not beautiful, but they’re high quality, well made and practical. They’re a perfect stocking stuffer. Click here to buy her one.
Charitable Donation – Any Amount
For the woman who truly has everything or honestly doesn’t want anything, a donation in her name to a worthy charity is an excellent way to mark the holiday season. Not only will you be giving her a gift, but your donation will go towards something she cares about. For the animal lover, consider donating to the Animal Humane Society or the Wildlife Conservation Society. For the nature lover, the Environmental Defense Fund. Click here to donate to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. The Women’sBusiness Development Center helps women fuel the economy through entrepreneurship.
Kindle 6″ Glare-Free eReader – $79
For the woman in your life who loves to read, an eReader is the gift that keeps on giving. Priced under $100, this is one of the few eReaders that offers anti-glare capabilities making it perfect for winter vacations on the beach. Click here to buy one.
Diptyque Gardenia Candle – $55
The range of candles from Diptyque are flawlessly beautiful and possess intoxicatingly beautiful aromas that aren’t overpowering. This particular gardenia candle is one we highly recommend, and it’s one that she’ll treasure for relaxing baths, a glass of wine and a good book at night or even just to warm up her office with the luxurious scent of gardenias. Click here for one.
Pelikan Souveran 600 Pink Fountain Pen – $499
Not every woman enjoys pink products, so this suggestion is specifically for those who do. This limited edition fountain pen from Pelikan somehow takes a very feminine color and makes it tastefully elegant. The pen is beautiful in all regards, made with the quality one expects from Pelikan and is ideal as an everyday carry pen for women of any age. Click here to get it or take a look here for a wider selection and consider adding some elegant stationary to go with it.
Fort Belvedere Cashmere Scarf in Sunflower Orange – $195
Fort Belvedere products aren’t just for gentlemen! However, we’ve noticed that women are increasingly interested in finding high quality, classic products that they can keep in their collection for years. This exquisite cashmere scarf in sunflower orange is no exception, and it’s one of the most popular items in our shop for ladies. This winter, forget the department store pashmina that offers little protection and get her something equally beautiful, but that will keep her warm on those cold winter nights. Click here for Fort Belvedere scarves.
Fort Belvedere Business Card Case – $150
Card cases are one of the few accessories that aren’t gender-specific. The ones from Fort Belvedere are beautiful no matter who carries them. This particular card case is often remarked on by women. If the woman in your life is business focused, this is a great stocking stuffer or gift this holiday season. Click here to get one.
CHI Air Digital Touch Ceramic Hair Dryer – $130
A high-quality hair dryer is something many women want but few own. They know their stylist’s hair dryer uses does a far better and faster job but haven’t made the upgrade yet. If the lady in your life relies on her hair dryer daily, this is a great gift option for her. Click here to get the same one stylists use and recommend.
Fort Belvedere Manicure Set – $125
Small, well made and elegant, this manicure set fits snugly into any travel kit and is perfect for any woman who likes a nice home manicure. Its beautiful black leather case with red detailing makes it appropriate for men and women alike. Click here to get it.
90 Point Rated Wine Club – $969
There are dozens of wine clubs, but few that exclusively feature highly regarded and well-critiqued wines. It’s really hit and miss. However, this 90-point wine club will send you wine every month of the year, and all of them will be bottles highly praised by some of the top wine critics around the world. You won’t have to worry about serving something that should have an Arbor Mist logo stamped on the bottle. Click here to subscribe.
iPad Pro – $799
The largest and most technologically advanced tablet from Apple has finally arrived, and for the tech-savvy woman in your life, this is a perfect gift. Watching movies is easier, going over paperwork from the office is a breeze and having a tablet the size of a laptop makes online shopping a dream when you can see the finer details up close. My wife doesn’t leave the house without her iPad and yours won’t either with the new iPad Pro. Click here to get her one.
Givenchy Medium Antigona Bag – $2,295
It’s been said that every woman needs at least one staple black bag. This medium handbag from Givenchy is classic and elegant without the tackiness of having its logo plastered all over it like some other designer handbags tend to do. Exquisite craftsmanship and quality materials make this a bag she’ll cherish for many years to come. Click here to buy one.
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Pendant – $1,400
When the Italian designer teamed up with Tiffany to create a line of jewelry, the one requirement seemed to be that simplicity was the mark of beauty. This particular pendant is simple and yet eye-catching. It’s a remarkable sculpture that’s sensual and yet sophisticated. Tiffany even describes it as having a mysterious allure. The snowflake obsidian sits on a 26″ sterling silver chain and is perfect for all occasions. Click here to order one online today.
Cartier Tank Solo Dress Watch – $8,152
When it comes to fine timepieces for women, there is a vast selection of styles available, from various manufacturers. Some women tend to prefer a very slim dress watch whereas others opt for the more modern ‘boyfriend’ style. However, for the most elegant women one company, came to mind: Cartier.
The Cartier Tank is one of the most prolific and readily identifiable luxury watches in the world. They start in the sub-$3000 price point if you’re okay with quartz. For something automatic or mechanical, you’re usually going to have to spend more than $8,000. This particular one is a very feminine and elegant Tank that works with a variety of outfits and dress codes. If you have the budget, it’s well worth the investment. Click here to get one.
There are so many wonderful gifts that you can find for any woman in your life. Of course, in the end it’s the thought that counts. What are some of the most thoughtful gifts you’ve given? Any, in particular, you would recommend for other men to buy?