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xmasr“My initial love for fashion was about hope and evolving to become the type of woman I wanted to be: strong, confident and feminine. I always loved the idea of dressing up–my wardrobe and how I present myself reflecting how I feel on the inside. That is what I do for other people now. I give women the means to express themselves and be who they are and who they aspire to be, and I think there is a real beauty in this.” ~Rachel Roy

If you are desperately seeking the perfect last-minute gift for the fashionista in your life, look no further. I’ve got you covered, right here. So let’s do this.

Women are weird. It’s ok.

We know, women are mysterious creatures. But one thing they have in common is liking gifts. But (yes, there is a caveat when it comes to giving women gifts), they don’t want blenders, self-help books, or mixing bowls.  If you want to make all of the ladies in your life happy, you need to follow a few easy rules.

Rules to Find the Perfect Last-Minute Holiday Gifts For The Women In Your Life

We know, women are mysterious creatures.  But one thing they have in common is liking gifts.  But (yes, there is a caveat when it comes to giving women gifts), they don’t want blenders, self-help books, or mixing bowls.

If you want to make all of the ladies in your life happy, you need to follow a few easy rules.

Joint-use gifts

If you’re in a relationship, never buy “joint-use” gifts unless previously discussed.  For example, buying your sweetie a 50″ plasma TV when you live together may send the message that the gifts is really for you.  And never buy her a kitchen appliance unless she tells you she really, no really, wants a Cuisinart juicer, do not, I repeat, do not buy your significant other an appliance for Christmas (unless you like sleeping on the couch).

Buy the right size

If you buy the women on your list an article of clothing (generally inadvisable), make sure you know her size.  You don’t want to buy something too big or too small.  And if you buy her lingerie, give it to her in private.  You don’t want to explain to her nieces and nephews what a lace negligee is.

Lavish gifts

When buying for colleagues, bosses, and acquaintances who you are not romantically involved with or dating for a significant time, don’t buy too lavish a gift.  Buying an expensive gift can send the wrong message.

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For example, would your sister appreciate the sentiment behind your choice of anti-cellulite cream or a book on how to lose weight? Or maybe you should let her get her own free Analysis from Diet-to-Go! (Click here to get started)

Or, do you want the girl you’ve gone on two dates with to read into your gift of $3,000 diamond earrings?  Lookout, she may expect an even bigger diamond in the near future!

In general, try to find out something about the recipient, so that you can purchase a thoughtful gift that she’ll love.  And whatever you do, don’t name a constellation after her.

In the event that you’re completely clueless, pick something from this list and you’ll avoid the bad gift blacklist for another year.  The best part is that you can buy all of theses gifts without leaving your living room.

Top Gifts for Her:

Makeup–When buying cosmetics, stay way from items like foundation, powder, and blush.  These things are extremely individual and women like to pick the beauty staples out themselves.  Eyeshadow and lip gloss palettes that include a wide variety of colors make wonderful gifts for women.  There is always a color she will like. FREE SHIPPING worldwide on skincare and makeup products at StrawberryNET.com

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Jewelry Storage–If the lady on your list already has a solid collection of jewelry, get her a stylish wy to organize it that will fit into any decor with a jewelry wardrobe. For the woman on-the-go, give her the gift of tangle-free jewelry.  The metallic leather jewelry roll lets her travel in style.  It is also made out of Moroccan genuine full-grain goatskin, so it is luxury all the way. Sweet deal: Save 49% on A Cute Jewelry Hanging Organizer at LightInTheBox.

ringJewelry–The recycled glass bottle necklace is earth friendly and perfect for a niece, daughter, or teenager on your list. A few of my favorites:

Great Smelling Candles–Women love candles, and it is an appropriate gift for virtually every women on your list. A classic choice: Diptyque-Limited Edition Parfumee Encens Candle.

Reed Diffusers–The hottest trend in home fragrance is reed diffusers, and the women on your list will appreciate your foresight.  The Voluspa Fragrant Oil Reed Diffuser in Santiago Huckleberry is a fail-safe gift.

Bath Gift Sets–You can always pick up a set from Bath & Body Works but if you want to go the extra mile, show her you know a thing or two about luxury.  The Potter & Moore- Sheer Luxury in Spiced Tuberose & Orchid 4 piece set includes a beautiful black leather cosmetic bag embossed with the Potter & Moore print filled with full sizes of Eau de Toilette, Bathing Milk and Triple Milled Soap duo.

Journals–Show her you care about her feelings with a journal or luxury notebook for jotting notes or even shopping lists.  Perfect stocking stuffer for sisters, nieces, and acquaintances.

Clothes–If you know her style and size AND you feel comfortable buying her clothes, you are sure to melt a fashionista’s heart. For some really great ideas, check out the Zalora Gift Guide.

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Slip Into Comfort–Slippers make great stocking stuffers.  Slip Amy Jo Gladstone Bam Bam slippers into her stocking Shop the Daily Deal for Up to 70% Off Shoes and Apparel at JoesNewBalanceOutlet.com!

scialle throwLuxuriously Comfy Throw–Picture her curled up on the couch with a good book and a soft blanket on a cold winter night.  If she’s your girlfriend or wife, maybe she’ll even share.

Super Soft Towels–It’s such a wonderful feeling emerging from the shower and enveloping yourself in a luxurious, oversized bath towel.  Surprisingly, many women don’t buy these for themselves.  Step up to the plate and dazzle her with Super Pile Towels, they are seriously the thickest, most luxurious towels you will find.  Made from 100% Egyptian cotton ina super hefty 700 grams available inn 55 colors.

 Tea Time–If the woman on your list loves tea, she’ll love a pretty tea set.  A perfect choice would be Teaposy Snow Dance Gift Set.

Say It With Chocolate–Sure, you can always buy her Godiva, but why not fill her stocking with more exotic chocolates?  The Grand Collection from Chocolate Celeste features heavenly flavors like amaretto, key lime, chili pepper, coconut, dulce de leche, golden cinnamon, red raspberry, champagne, chai, milk chocolate parfait, need I say more?

Sleek Point and Shoot Camera–Women love to take pictures.  The Casio – EXILIM 7.2MP & FUJIFILM – FinePix 7.2MP cameras fit nicely into a handbag, so she can snap away any time she wants.

Perfume–Perfume is a tricky gift.  Unless you know the person really well, I suggest a different gift.  However, if she’s asked for perfume or you know she’s open to trying new things, the following scents are, in my opinion, unanimously coveted:

  • Cleopatra EDP Tocca Beauty
  • Pure Poison by Dior
  • Vera Wang The Fragrance

shawlA Cashmere Shawl–Cashmere shawls are an easy choice but definitely shows your thoughtfulness.  Choose from a variety of colors, fabrics, and sizes, so she can wrap up in style and luxury any time she chooses.

Gifts For Pets--If the women on your list has a pooch, chances are the little fur ball is like a child to her.  Giving her a gift for the dog will show how sensitive (and thoughtful) you are.

Gift Certificate To A Spa–This is one gift certificate that’s far from impersonal.  Go to Google, type in “day spas” along with your city name, and most of the time you can order a gift certificate online.

Gift Certificate for Her Favorite Stuff (Or Stuff She Just NEEDS!)–A Gift Certificate – $100,
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Visit Fashion58 for designer handbagsGift Certificate To Department Stores–When you’re buying for women you don’t know well, like a second cousin or your 14 year old niece who lives in Idaho, a gift certificate to a large department store is great because she can shop for whatever she wants.  Women and girls like clothes and since they are so hard to buy for someone else, a gift certificate covers your bases.  It also gives her something to look forward to after all of  the other presents are opened.

Flower Delivery–When all else fails, just have flowers delivered! My pick: the
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, which offers a stunning vased bouquet in regal red and purple hues with velvety roses, Stargazer lilies, asters, carnations, lisianthus, or similar fresh and fancy favorites. Great for an anniversary, birthday, Valentines, or any loving occasion. Gorgeous! FTD florist delivery in the USA and Canada.

What’s your best idea for picking up the perfect last-minute gift for your favorite fashionista?

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