Do guys really know what a girl wants? Not really. It’s not their fault. We change our looks with our moods. I have tried to do both girls and guys a favor with this Holiday Gift Guide 2008 for Her. Here is my edited list of gifts that are sure to make girls smile…….at least a few days of the month. You will find blinged out things and eco chic things……..items for our work life and our love life….and everything in between. There are also Coupon Codes to save additional $$$$ on the gifts you buy. If you don’t see a code you are looking for…..be sure to check my Stylish Savings Section for Website codes that are updated daily. I hope you enjoy this special edited guide for “her.” Get shopping!

$25 and Less

Get Carded!

If she is a working girl or even a mommy who carries a mommy calling card Graphic Image’s patent Slim Business Card Case makes a successful statement. The bold colors say that she means business. Designed exclusively for Vivre.com and $25 each.

Who is it for?……….A Co-worker………….Any working girl…….Teachers……..Your manicurist

Pencils with Swarovski Crystals

Rainbow Bright!

For the girl who has everything! These hand colored pencils are adorned with Swarovski crystals, and are just beautiful! Made with vegetable dyes that permeate the pencil, the ends always maintain the dark stain that make them so sophisticated. They come nicely packaged and are $16.75 from SpoonSisters.com

Save an additional 10% Off a $40 order ( you will find lots of fun things there) at Spoon Sisters when using Coupon Code: direct Expires January 15, 2009.

Who is it for?……… A Co-worker…….Your Interior Designer…..An Art Major…….Teachers……Magazine Editors…….Graphic Artists………Any Hostess

Splendid Glam Mini Nail Enamel Collection

Give Glam!

The CK Calvin Klein Splendid Glam Mini Nail Enamel Collection is the perfect stocking stuffer for any trend setting gal. The set is exclusive to Sephora and comes in four cool colors. $25 at Sephora.com

Who is it for? ………..Any trendy girl from age 10 – 110………A great gift for BFF’S!

Who Needs A Boyfriend?

Give her a pair of her own adorable boxers! Victoria Secret’s Boyfriend Boxers are so cute and cozy in cotton. Guaranteed that she will live in them! $22 at VictoriasSecret.com

Save 25% Off Any Single Item With Coupon Code: GET25 Offer Expires: November 26th 2008 Excludes UGG® Australia, Frye® and the 2008 Fantasy Bra.

Who is it for?……….. Any girl without a boyfriend or has one and wants to look cute for him. These will be big hits for college co-eds!

Mile High Mobile Phone Charger

Mile High Club!

Nothing is worse than to be traveling with a dead cell phone battery! This little clever gift….The Mile High Charger will charge your Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung, and Motorola phones while you are in flight. It will give you 30 minutes of talk time once you land. Runs on batteries. Order now for December delivery from ShopIntuition.com $20.

Save 20% Off at Shop Intuition With Coupon Code: ILOVEPEOPLE Code Expires: 12/26/08

Who is it for? ……….Actually anyone…… but we girls love to talk!

The Betrothed Coffee Cup

With This Ring……

……She’ll drink coffee or tea. What a brilliant idea! The Betrothed Coffee Cup gives a girl a little bling and a ring to drink with. The handle slips over the finger resembling an engagement ring. Who cares if she is still single? $17.99 at ModCloth.com

Save 10% when you use Coupon Code: ShopMax08. Expires: 12/25/08

Who is it for? ……….Any girl with a sense of humor…….BFF’s……….Co-Workers

MISO PRETTY!

Scrap the paper bags and go green with Blue Q’s Miso Pretty Eco Shopper. It’s like art with handles to carry all of the stuff girls haul around. It’s laminated with two outside pockets. Very eco-chic! $11.50 at fredala.com

Who is it for?………. Any stylish girl who walks to work……..urban women who walk to the market……..little girls who carry Barbies around…….Knitters and Needlepoint artists…….teachers……….best friends.

Save The Date!

The perfect desk accessory! The Eco Chic Desk Calendar by artist Cat Seto is environmentally sound with recycled paper and reclaimed lumber. Each month’s calendar is a different artistic design. Simple and sustainable for $23 at SeeJaneWork.com

Save $20 Off $80 or more at SeeJaneWork.com with Coupon Code: SJW20 Expires: Midnight December 5th

Who is it for?…….. Working girls of all ages…….great gift for the boss……..wonderful teacher’s gift………..the office receptionist

Cupcake Couture!

Almost sweet enough to eat! These little cupcakes designed by Barbara Thompson, are actually small ( 3.5 x 3.25 ) lacquer boxes. Oh the things one can do with these! Wonderful to present as a gift box with a surprise inside. They can be used as a decorative item in a kitchen or child’s room. How about as a ring holder in the dressing room? They are clever and darling decorative pieces. $16 at RoseandRadish.com

Who is it for?…….. Anyone with a sense of humor……….those young at heart……..co-workers……..BFF’S


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SERENITY NOW!

There’s nothing like a bubble bath to wash away the stress of the day! Lollia’s Relax Evening Bubble Bath is one of the best stress relievers I have tried. Tons of bubbles and each little bubble emits the wonderful scents of White Orchid, Tahitian Vanilla, Bee Blossom Honey and Indian Amber. These fragrances are blended with moisturizing Olive Fruit, Avocado, Almond Oils and Vitamin E. The bottle is so pretty and very giftable! $32 at LeTrainBleu.com

This gift becomes $24 when using Coupon Code: luckybreaks5 Expires: 01/04/09 Good for 25% Off The Entire Site.

Who is it for?……….. Anyone who loves a bubble bath……a great price point for Secret Santa gifts…………………..Co-Workers…………All the Women on your list!

Hello Lover!

If the woman on your gift list didn’t see Sex and The City: The Movie yet………she missed out. If she did see it……I bet she would watch it again and again! I won’t spoil the plot………just get it for her. The movie and a pair of the “right” shoes will make the best gift of the year! $22.95 at WarnerBros.com

Who is it for?………..Anyone who loved Sex in The City……….Your BFF…………Sarah Jessica Parker Fans P.S. Rated R…..


$25 – $50

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No More Bad Hair Days!

Give her hair security with Colette Malouf’s Bead Ensemble Bobby Pin. This is a very thoughtful gift…….. especially when given to her by a man. $44 at FengJunk.com

Save 15% and Get Free Shipping when you use Coupn Code: stylebakery Expires: 12/31/08

Who is it for? Any woman with hair…….lovely gift for a hair stylist!

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Scented Tassels!

I love a good looking tassel! They make a style statement in the most elegant manner. The Agraria Tasselaire is a tassel with a twist. It is infused with the sophisticated scents of Agraria. I know first hand that their fragrances are distinctive, beautiful, and long lasting. Shown left to right: Bitter Orange, Lemon Verbana or Lavender-Rosemary. Perfect for hanging in the closet, on cabinet doors, or any where you wish to smell scentsational! $35 at Gumps.com

Who is it for?……… Any elegant woman…….makes the PERFECT hostess gift or teacher’s gift

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So Sassy!

These are perfect stocking stuffers if I have saw one! Made exclusively for Henri Bendel in NYC by Graphic Image. The Python Mini Book is clever and chic. Available in five embossed colors, each with a sassy saying on the cover. Blue (“Bliss List”), Seafoam (“Me, Me, Me”), Black (“Thin, Rich, and Fabulous”), and Yellow (“Worth Waiting For”) and FUSCHIA – (Confessions of a Bendel Girl) $25 each at HenriBendel.com

Who is it for? ……….Sassy women…….NYC women…….Your BFF……..Makes a fun hostess gift!

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What’s Cook’n Good Look’n?

And good looking she will be in French Bull’s iconic Paisley Apron. In true traditional French Bull style…this apron is alive with color and pattern. So fab! $40 at FrenchBull.com Pair it will a matching Oven Mitt for $17 and you really have a tasty gift.

Who is it for?……… Gourmet cooks……..Bakers…….Martha wannabes……….Makes the perfect Hostess Gift!

Check It Out!

Ingrid Cusson’s elegant checkbook cover in the softest suede is too beautiful to hide in a handbag! Apparently I am not the only one who thinks so……..the website states that it is in the December Lucky Magazine Gift Guide. Fancy that! $39 at ThisisAuto.com

Save 20% Off For one Day Only at This Is Auto With Coupon Code: HOLIDAY20 Valid December 17th only.

Who is it for? ……….Artistic women……..teachers……..hair stylists…….co-workers.

William Morris Chintz Garden

Garden Guru!

The William Morris Chintz Garden Tool Set is clad in an 1884 design that now is housed in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The tools are as hardworking as they are stylish. Ergonomically shaped and beautiful! $45 for the set of two. Gumps.com

Who is it for? …….Garden Guru’s……Martha Wannabees…….Artistic Women







$50 – $100

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Take Note!

Charlotte Moss has a very clever Decorating Kit that includes a Mini Leather Notebook, Bamboo Pen, and Tape Measure….essentials when out on the job or shopping. $70.00 at charlottemoss.com

Who is it for?……. Your Interior Designer…An Architect…..Shelter Magazine Editor…..A Serious Flea Market Shopper!

Get Glam!

Our expensive handbags deserve better treatment than they get. I mean really! Throwing that Gucci or Mulberry on the yucky restaurant floor just doesn’t make sense. Enter Luxe Link Swarovski Crystal Purse Holders. It holds up to 9 lbs (so if you can carry it…this holder will bear the weight.) Available in pink or black and worth it’s weight for $58.50 at Delight.com

Save 20% on this item and anything at Delight.com! Coupon Code: DelightPeople08 Expires: 12/26/08

Who is it for? …… Almost any woman you know…….great gift for teachers……..hair stylists……..BFF’S…….Moms!

T Is For Tory!

Tory Burch ANYTHING is hot now. Most of it is priced a bit high for the average gift giving budget. The Medium Sized Metallic Snake Cosmetic Bag is perfect for $100 and less price points. Very luxe looking in purple (one of the season’s hottest colors) and also available in Azure Blue, Platinum, and Navy. $95 at ToryBurch.com

Who is it for?………. Any Tory Burch fan…….luxe ladies!

Amrita Singh Gold Crystal Bangle Bracelets Set of 36

Bevy of Bracelets!

Layering is key in accessorizing. With Amrita Singh’s Gold Crystal Bangle Bracelets you get a set of 36 bangles! The possibilities are endless. Wear them all together or split them up and wear a few at a time. Or purchase the set for yourself and give half away for a holiday present. $88 at PalmBeachJem.com

Save 20% off this item and anything at PalmBeachGem.com With Coupon Code: ADORE Expires 05-05-09

Who is it for?……….. Chic girls from age 16 – 96!

Love Quotes!


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This scarf is a celebrity favorite and has a cult following. Each Italian Linen scarf comes with an inspirational quote and 10% Of the price are donated to International Children’s charities. It will be hard to decide what color to select…….there are so many. This on-line boutique offers them in 12 colors. $78.00 at weoneyoutwo.com

Save an additional 20% Off when you use Coupon Code: FALL20. Expires: 11/15/08

Who is it for?………. Absolutely any woman! Makes a great office gift.

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Creme de la Creme!

Laura Mercier creates some of the finest body creams I have ever experienced. The Souffle Body Creme Trio is a sample of three fabulous fragrances…..French Vanilla, Creme Brulee, and Almond Coconut Milk. The fragrance is lasting and true to the names. My personal favorite is the Almond Coconut Milk. This is a lovely gift at a perfect price point of $50. Sephora.com

Who is it for?……….Ladies who love the fragrance of Vanilla Creme Brullee and Almond. Girls wit dry skin!

Fownes Women's Patent Leather Gloves

Glove Me Tender!

How wonderful! Fownes Long Patent Leather Gloves are sleek and shiny with black leather on the palm. I want these! $100 at Bloomingdales.com

Who is it for? ………..Any woman of style! A Great gift for a special lady!

Chick Clips!

Boy do women need these brilliant little things! Swarovski crystal keeps cash and cards together while making a fashion statement. The Jeweled Chick Clip is small enough to fit in a pocket or the tiniest evening bag. Super chic for $88 at MaterialPossessions.com P.S. The store does excellent complimentary gift wrapping.

Who is it for? ………..Women who do black tie often………..Women who carry small handbags……..Fancy Girls…….. Ladies who lunch!

INDULGE HER!

Gifts Over $100

Techno Style!

Women love their yoga and lounge wear. In fact we live in it. The Liquid Jersey Cocoon Anorak by Adam Adam Lippes is a mix of cool and comfort. It is whisper weight and made of Japanese polyamide providing a stunning shine. Coordinating pieces are also available, but this jacket is great alone with leggings or yoga pants. $295 at Vivre.com

Who is it for? ……………Anyone who enjoys looking stylish while being comfortable……yourself

Arm Candy!

Toy Watch USA tells time with playful energy. The Plasteramic Watch made of colorful plastic is like candy for your wrist! It comes complete with rotating bezel and date window. $195 at NeimanMarcus.com

Get Free Shipping With Coupon Code: NMHURRY Expires: December 17th Midnight

Who is it for? ………..Any woman who doesn’t take time seriously…….Fun for teens to grandmothers!



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Pitter Patter!

Charming and romantic, Whiting and Davis has created THE clutch of the season! Designed in the designers famous mesh chain fabric, it will feel as good in your hand as it looks. Available in Black, Blue, Red, or Silver. $145 at HenriBendel.com

Who is it for? ………Party girls of all ages!

Oh The Places You Will Go!

And you will arrive in style with Kate Spade’s De Gaulle Expandable Check-in Wheelie. So chic and shiny in Black Patent Leather! The suitcase has a separate garment sleeve (shown above) to match the coral quilted lining and 14-karat gold plated hardware. You Go Girl! $595 at kateSpade.com

Save 30% Off Everything at Kate Spade !  No Code Needed! Deal is new as of December 16th

Who is it for? ………….Trendy Travelers……..College Co-Eds…….Private Jet Travelers …..Kate Spade Fans!


Louie Louie!

Louis Vuitton’s iconic initials are as hot as ever! They are also more expensive than ever. Give this luxury line without breaking the bank with the Multicolor Monogram Mini-Scarf. At 17.7″ square….it is the perfect size to tie on a handbag wrap around the neck wear as a headband or loop around a pony tail. She will love it! $170 at Eluxury.com

Who is it for? ……Louie Lovers……..any trendy woman………What a nice assistant gift!

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Haute Helmet!

Here’s a perfect gift for the golden girl in your life. Bogner’s Gold Rush Helmet is a stunning ski accessory. I don’t ski and I want one! $498 at Gorsuch.com

Who is it for? …………Stylish Skiers……Steamboat Socialites………Swiss Misses……….Luxe Ladies

Geek Chic!

Go Go Voyage’s golden Laptop Case is a glam look for your prized laptop. Its all leather and luxe! Also available in many other colors. $130 at fredala.com

Save 30% Off This Bag and everything with Coupon Code: JUST4THEFAM Valid: 11/24/08 – 11/26/08

Who is it for?…….. Chic Business Women of all ages……….Techies……….Glam Girls!

Purple Peretti!

Listen up guys! Girls have 3 favorite kinds of boxes that they like to see under the tree……the black and white box of Chanel, the orange Hermes box, and The little blue Tiffany box. You can’t go wrong with any of these! New from Tiffany is the Elsa Peretti Lacquer Bangle in Orchid. Purple is the “it” color of this season. Won’t you look so hip and happening when gifting her with this little bauble? I happen to own this one in silver, and I believe they also come in black and red. Be a really big spender and get one in each color! It’s fab for $395 at Tiffany.com

Who Is it For? ……….Any girl that has a wrist!



If you need gift ideas for HIM……my Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Him might be helpful.

There are many fun gift ideas for kids in my Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Kids.

Need an unique idea for a couple? The Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Couples will give you some ideas.


Have fun shopping!