Whether she is your mother, sister, wife, or best friend, the lady in your life is going to need an excellent gift this year. Here are some ideas specially for woman. From the delicate to the practical, there is something for every girl in your life.
To do lists, notes for others, love letters, and grocery lists. Ladies are always in need of some paper. There is no better gift than a pad of her own with her name printed right on the paper.
$14 from Naomilynn on Etsy, personalized with initial, name, and color.
Smarter Travel has rounded up the best carry-on suitcases for all occasions. This lightweight 21-inch case is universal for many travelers and needs, especially the traveling woman.
$50 on eBags.com
Ear warmer headband
Every winter, without fail, ears suffer from the bite of the cold. Help the women in your life prevent the chill with this stylish ear warmer headband from Lululemon.
$38 from Lululemon
DIY herbal tea kit
For the herbal tea lover, this kit takes tea to a whole new level. It provides the tools needed to grow peppermint, chamomile, and lemon verbena, and empty tea bags for the homegrown herbs. The organic honey is a complement to the completed tea blends.
$100 from Williams-Sonoma
Personalized candle holder
Candles are always a safe gift choice for any woman, but this tea candle holder goes one step further by personalizing the birch branch exterior with her and her mate’s initials.
$15 from 230thAvenue on Etsy
Happiness Project journal
This journal allows the gift reciever to document her life for five years with just one sentence a day. Based on Gretchen Rubin’s Happiness Project concept, the journal creates a five-year time capsule.
$17 at Barnes and Noble
Whipped shea butter
Every woman can always use more beauty products, especially shea butter in the dry winter months. This lavendar whipped shea butter is handmade by a local company, Urban Kitchen Handmade, and is being featured at the Downtown Boston in Downtown Crossing during the month of December. They also make artisan soaps, soy candles, and spa salts.
$8 at the market or online
One of 2013’s biggest fashion trends has been the monogram necklace. The girly, preppy, and pretty piece of jewelry is a great gift for any trendy young woman.
$20-$50 from PersonalizedNecklace on Etsy
Recycled glass decor
New Hampshire-based artisan, Amalia Flaisher paints warm and inviting scenes on various recycled glass objects. From her versitle vases for $42 to her creative wind chimes for $32, Sand and Water Creations in Glass products make a uinque gift for any woman. Flaisher will also be featured at the Downtown Boston in Downtown Crossing through Dec. 13.
$20-$120 at the market or online
Lululemon has designed this lightweight hoodie just for the woman on the run. The design keeps necessary heat in, sweat out, and everything from a phone to a ponytail snug in place.
$118 from Lululemon
Lighthouse box of chocolates
Salem-based Harbor Sweets offers several choices for gift boxes featuring their signature Sweet Sloops, a sailboat-shaped almond buttercrunch with white and dark chocoloate and pecans. The holiday lighthouse is one of the best sellers, as it is uniquely New England.
$27.50 from Harbor Sweets
Karol Peralta is a New England artist and jewelry designer. She uses mostly Swarvoski crystals in her designs. She will be featured at the Downtown Boston in Downtown Crossing Dec. 7-28.
$88 at the market or online
Sometimes a whole pot at once is just too much. This by-the-cup coffee maker keeps coffee warmer longer than most pots as you can dispense as much coffee is needed at a time.
$200 from Williams-Sonoma
Ali Rose Art is a New England artisan being featured at the Downtown Boston in Downtown Crossing. This quilted bage is just one of the many quilts, baby bibs, and purses in the collection.
$59 from Ali Rose Art at the market or on Etsy
Hot cocoa pot
The holidays wouldn’t be complete without a steaming mug of hot cocoa. But what mother wants a mug when she can have a whole pot to share with the family? This pot makes the hot chocolate inside its chamber with an internal whisk.
$35 from Williams-Sonoma