Okay – maybe you’re not in the position to shell out the cash to buy her these stunning Christian Louboutins (hey – if you are, more power to ya!)… But that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots other gifts that your designer-clad fashionista friend will love!
Welcome to the third installment in my series of holiday gift guides! Today’s topic is gifts for the women who appreciate the finer things in life.
Women with expensive taste are always a challenge to shop for, no matter your budget. (I’d know – I’m one of them.) Whether you’re looking to spend less than $50, or you’re willing to go up to $300, I have some ideas for you here.
Have you seen last week’s gift guide “7 Gifts Under $35 for your BFF?”
Skinny Glitter Belt, $29.50 (or on sale for $19.99 depending on the color) at JCrew.com. Nothing adds a little holiday cheer like a touch of glitter. Help your friend accessorize her cardigans and little black dresses in style with this Skinny J Crew belt.
Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Candle, $35 at Nordstrom.com. Jo Malone makes wonderful scented candles. Sure, they’re a little pricier than your average candle, but these babies last. And who doesn’t love a little Jo Malone?
Elegant pendant necklace. It’s hard to go wrong with a beautiful, statement pendant. The classic elegance of this versatile Gold Lace and Fringe Pendant from Ann Taylor ($88) allows it to be dressed up with a long evening gown, dressed down with a silk button down, OR dressed down even more with a t-shirt and jeans. She’ll love it. And the beauty of this piece really is in the details.
Kate Spade New York ‘Juliana’ Jelly Flat, $75 at Nordstrom.com. Although this gift won’t appeal to every designer-clad fashionista, this is an especially good gift for the younger, just-starting-out fashionista. I think the whimsical style of these flats makes them truly special.
Dior ‘Miss Dior Cherie’ Jewel Box Set. One of the things I love about the holidays is how well designers package perfume sets. This set has Dior perfume, body lotion, and purse spray in one precious little box for $108 at Nordstrom.com. I can personally attest to how lovely this scent it too, because as I showed you a few months ago, I have this one out on my bathroom counter.
Alexander McQueen ‘Skull’ Chiffon Scarf, $295, Nordstrom.com. If the lady you’re shopping for is an Alexander McQueen fan, this edgy scarf with his signature scull emblem is the way to go.
Alexis Bittar Jewlery. Alexis Bittar is a favorite designer of mine. His pieces are truly breath taking. Take this ‘Miss Havisham’ Crystal Encrusted Doublet Ring, $275 at Nordstrom.com, for example. Also check out any of his stackable bracelets…
Burberry scarf. Burberry’s classic check print has become the ultimate design for a scarf. How about mixing it up a little by straying from the classic camel-color and gifting something more original, like this beautiful violet-colored Check Print Silk Burberry scarf, $295 at Nordstrom.com?
Happy Shopping! And If you’re one of my local Oregon or Washington readers, don’t forget to enter my giveaway to win $375 worth of salon services at Estilo Salon!
On an unrelated topic, I’d like to extend a special shout out to my beautiful mother Mona, as it is her birthday today! I love you mom! I’m so sorry I couldn’t be with you to celebrate this year… Can’t wait to celebrate next week when I’m back home! <3