Tuesday Ten: Gifts for Her

I have an unusual fondness for shopping for the ladies in my life. I literally get a shoppers-high whenever I score the perfect gift for a friend or loved one. And don’t even get me started about giving the actual present to the recipient. Sometimes I think I am more excited about giving the gift than the person is about receiving it. Needless to say, when it comes to girl gifts, I’ve got you covered. Here are 10 lovely lady-friendly gift ideas for all the women on your holiday shopping list…

1. Jewelry. What girl doesn’t love to add a pretty little piece of jewelry to her collection? These Kate Spade studs are adorably festive and reasonably priced. ($65) Or put together a custom charm necklace at Anthropologie.com.



2. PJs! Beautiful pajamas are something most women don’t typically buy for themselves. The Vintage Slumber Tiered Chemise from my LC Lauren Conrad line is as stylish as it is comfy making it a thoughtful holiday gift. ($20)


3. Scented Candles. It’s no secret that I am a big fan of giving nice candles as gifts. I especially love Diptyque candles. They’re luxurious and they fill the room with an incredible aroma. ($60)


4. Nail Polish Set. Select three of the season’s hottest lacquer shades and give them as a gift. Most women don’t like splurging on luxury polish brands, which makes this such a great gift! Below, I have selected three polish shades from Deborah Lippmann: Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Boom Boom Pow and Stormy Weather. ($16)


5. Loop Scarf. Give a little warmth this holiday season by gifting your lady friends with a chic, cozy loop scarf. J.Crew has a beautiful selection of snoods, also known as loop scarves. ($50)


6. Coffee Table Book. I love giving my friends beautifully illustrated books to place in their living rooms. This year’s must-have book is Chanel: Her Life, which is a biography with drawings by Karl Lagerfeld (the current Chanel designer). This is a great gift for all the fashionistas on your list. ($55)


7. Travel Perfume. Kai Fragrance Oil smells incredible and the neat and easy to use roll-on vial makes it the perfect present for the on-the-go gal. ($48)


8. Gadget Case. This is the ultimate gift for any geek-chic girl. A beautiful computer case or skin (or phone, iPad etc.) is great for someone with techy tagalongs.


9. Balloon Speaker. Yuen’to Design’s Balloon USB Speaker is a great gift for the music-lovers in your life. The tiny, spongy speakers are combatable with phones and MP3 players so you can play your music–out loud–anywhere. (I would love to have one of these for those lazy days spent hanging on the beach, so I’m sure my girlfriends would love it too!)


10. Monogram Mugs. If you are looking for an inexpensive yet thoughtful gift, buy a monogrammed mug (a set of two or three is also nice) and fill it with the recipient’s favorite drink mix.


I hope you find this gift guide helpful!

Click here to check out my gifts for him holiday guide!

What’s the best gift you ever received from a girlfriend?

XO Lauren

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Categories: Gift Ideas, Holiday Gift Ideas, Tuesday Ten
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  • Sarah Heckle

    LOVE these gift ideas! I love the Kate Spade ring that looks like those earrings.

    Check out my gift guide — it includes Kate Spade and Anthro, too!


  • Melissa Panici

    I love all of these gift ideas! Great pics Lauren:) The best gift I ever got from a friend was a beautiful glass angel and some really great candles that smelled so yummy!

  • Kristen Haddick

    those earring are THE perfect gift. great picks!


    http://www.mikieandkristen.blogspot.com“”>mikie and kristen

  • Stacie Grissom

    Great gift ideas! You can also go the handmade route. :)

    How to make simple bow— perfect for gifts this year! :)

  • Cherie LaFlamme

    Thanks Lauren! We are doing a post on this Friday – we even eerily have some very similar items on the list! Stay tuned for that!

    Another great gift for girlfriends is makeup: http://eyeblinkfashion.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/product-review-chanel-inimitable-intense-mascara/

    – Cher

  • Megan Alvarado

    Can never go wrong with candles or a nice mug for tea drinkers like myself!!

  • mrsellieroop

    I just ordered one of the coffee cups with a “”D”” on it.

    So many pretty colors!

  • LK

    Love the Anthro mugs! My sisters and I agreed to cap spending to a small $15 gift since we’re all adults now and are buying for the neices and nephews. These are a perfect small, but personal gift.

  • Grecia Tafur Castillo

    Awesome guide Lauren !! greetings from Peru<3, please say happy birthday to me, today is my birthday!!!! please Lauren!! :)

  • Jac Darb

    i cant find those earrings n the nordstrom site or kate spade but i neeed them!!

  • Shellz

    Great gift ideas! I love gift shopping.its so much fun!I’m holdng a giveaway!! … lots of freebies for everyone !!yayyyy


  • Kate

    I really love those Kate Spade earrings. I saw them a few months ago on another website and have been looking for them for weeks. They seem to be sold out everywhere. I think maybe they were discontinued. :/

  • Petra Zeller

    Wow great Ideas. I love the Candle , the Loop Scarf and the Monogram Mugs. Really pretty gift Ideas. Thank you Lauren <3

    xoxo, Petra


  • andrea maiolano

    Love the mugs and the Kate Spade earrings!!!

    the best gifts I ever bought for girlfriends were HANDMADE clutches:

    http://www.loveamarie.etsy.com and also these cute posters that you can get personalized for your friends different loves and interests!


  • Rachael Diab

    How adorable are those earrings!! Love them!


  • Kellie Norton

    These are all such cute ideas! I’m so like you when it comes to the gift giving part, I’m always so excited about the gift that I usually can NEVER wait till christmas or their birthday and end up giving it to them the day I get it, haha I just really can’t help it! I love all of these ideas though, so hard to chose from!!

  • Kaitlin Braithwaite

    Hi there!

    I LOVE the loop scarf idea. I literally live in them, so I probably don’t need another, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist :)

    I went right out and ordered a “”K”” mug for my mom from Anthropologie! They are so cute and chic. (I might have ordered one for myself too). Such great ideas, Lauren!

  • Shelaine Morrison

    you have got to check out essie’s new nail colors! I would love to get any of them as a gift!


  • andrea maiolano

    Love the mugs and the Kate Spade earrings!!!

    the best gifts I ever bought for girlfriends were HANDMADE clutches:

    http://www.loveamarie.etsy.com and also these cute posters that you can get personalized for your friends different loves and interests!


  • Kimmy S

    Seriously such cute ideas! Love love love all of these ideas. Now I know what to get all of my momk, my sister and my BFF : )

  • Megan Babin

    I am in love with those earings and those pjs…most of my family is getting handmades, but if i had the money I would love to get these gifts for them..maybe next year :)

  • Leila Abuelhawa

    I love the earings the mugs and the speakers :) !!!!!

  • Alanna Atkinson


    Im living in Australia and i was wondering if there is any site that i am able to order the PJ’s from that will ship here??

  • Danielle B.

    Omg!! I love all these ideas!! Something my friend and I get each other for our birthday and christmas is a giant christmas hersey kiss with our other gift were giving!! We have done this tadition for years!!

  • Dana Gallaty

    This is by far my favorite Tuesday Ten yet! LOVE the monogrammed mugs and nail polish ideas! Perfectly priced for a poor college student like myself.

  • Jamie Myers

    Love these ideas those loop scarves are my favorite!


  • Aurelie Maumus

    I have to say that you always have great ideas! I love the balloon speaker and the monogram mugs :)

  • Danni

    Some great ideas, love the scented candle :)

  • Rebecca Kelsey Sampson

    The monogrammed mugs were just what I was looking for. I’ve been drinking more tea and I wanted a pretty mug to go with it. I also purchased a lot of your Vintage Slumber line a few weeks ago as a Christmas gift for myself, lol!

    For my gal pals this year I bought them JewelMint friendship bracelets, where $1 of each bracelet goes to charity! The best gift I’ve ever gotten from a friend was a jacket she hand sewed for me, so thoughtful!

    Kindness is the best accessory,

  • carena klerkx

    Great ideas, i can used it anytime, and the balloon speaker is a nice gift, you can use it anytime, what you say: on the beach. if you have an party on the beach or something. X

  • karly goins

    I want all of these things! lol, but they are all fabulous suggestions for gifts for others :) Thanks Lauren!

  • michAlexandra

    those Kate Spade earrings are adorable! I really love the mugs as well, I agree that they would make great gifts. I always love nice mugs but never really buy them for myself, I’m sure other people are the same way.


  • Robin Wolfe

    hey lauren!

    i absolutely love the kate spade bow earrings, but i can’t seem to find them on the website link, or on the kate spade website:(

    do you know if they are still available? thanks!


  • Martie Phillips

    love the nail polish idea; I think I’m going to do that for my sister-in-law.

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    I love your ideas! Here is my blog post for holiday gifting:


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