I love picking out gifts for my fellow girly girls. It's like shopping for myself, but I get to make someone else happy! Win-win. Here are a couple dozen present ideas for the lovely lady in your life:
I highly recommend shopping Sephora's array of makeup sets and collections. This way you can give a variety of items, edited for you and compiled in pretty packaging.
Bare Escentuals Shimmer & Shine Collection, $45 - Four eye shadows, eyeliner, face shimmer, blush, two lip glosses, brush
I tend to be partial to vintage or vintage-inspired pieces, so that's what you're gettin'.
Sparkly Things necklace from eco bling couture via etsy.com, $49.99
Vintage lockets are an especially romantic and sentimental present. Etsy has tons of them, all pretty cheap.
Double-sided antique brass oval locket from Rhonda's Treasures via etsy.com, $22
Large single rose vintage locket from Freshy Fig via etsy.com, $46
If your lady-friend already has plenty of jewelry, but nowhere to put it, consider getting her this awesome jewelry hook display. I own the very same one and love it!
Filigree jewelry hook from Urban Outfitters, $24
I wouldn't recommend getting someone a full-sized, everyday handbag, because those are really personal, but cluthes, evening bags and pretty wallets are another matter. You can never have enough.
Cabbage rose-print wallet from Need Supply, $18
Silence & Noise box purse from Urban Outfitters, $38
Loop patches hinge checkbook wallet from Urban Outfitters, $36
How gorgeous are these antique perfume bottles from Etsy? I'd love to have a dozen of them decorating my dressing table (er, once I get a dressing table).
1920s art deco amber glass perfume bottle set from Passion for Vintage via Etsy.com, $75
Metal filigree perfume bottle from luvintage via Etsy.com, $35
Vintage Avon owl perfume bottle from the Witchery Antiques via Etsy.com, $9
I've always said the best gifts are things you want, but would never get for yourself. I tend to be that way in the housewares department, always overlooking it for things like clothes and jewelry.
3-D toile full apron from Anthropologie, $32
The Birds pillow from Carlos Santiago via Etsy.com, $50
Kebaya mug from Anthropologie, $12
Like clutches, you can never have too many scarves. They're cheap and easy to find.
Deena & Ozzy faux fur infinity scarf from Urban Outfitters, $34
Cotton plaid scarf from J.Crew, $54
Tights and cardigans!
It's always risky getting someone clothes as a gift, but tights and cardigans are flexible size-wise so you don't have to worry too much about fit.
Lace tights from J.Crew, $16.50
Kimchi pointelle Peter Pan collar cardigan from Urban Outfitters, $48
I'm in the process of accumulating a wish list of fashion-related coffee table books. Here are a couple inexpensive street fashion options.
Face Hunger by Yvan Rodic from Need Supply, $24.95
The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman from Need Supply, $25
New York Magazine's Look Book from amazon.com, $8-$83
Nylon Street Style from amazon.com, $16.47