Girls’ Guide to Gifting and Shopping

It’s time again to head to the mall, or go online, to find the perfect holiday gifts for the lovely ladies on your shopping list.  Whether she loves to travel and explore the outdoors or prefers cuddling up in PJs to watch a movie or listen to music, here are 10 great gift ideas that will make her holidays bright.

Getting Warm-Her

Keep her cozy and comfy this winter with an Exofficio Women's Storm Logic Vest, featuring rip-stop water repellant warm-even-when-wet Primaloft Sport fabric.  It sports a fleece-lined collar and pockets and an interior pocket.  The vest is truly versatile; not only looking great as casual wear and performing like a champ as sportswear – it also converts into a travel pillow in its own built-it sack.  $120.00. Available at REI or www.Exofficio.com.

 Girl in the Hood

What shall she wear under her sporty vest you ask?  How about a cute-as-all space-dyed Exofficio Chica Cool Long-Sleeve Hoody, featuring SPF moisture-wicking fabric, four buttons down the front, a drawstring hood and kangaroo pockets to keep her little hands warm or carry small items. $75.  Available at REI or www.Exofficio.com

Hi-Fi Wi-Fi at its Finest

You love that she’s such a good listener, so reward her with the ultimate gift of music, anywhere she wants it.  The Sonos wireless music system allows her to stream music from an iTunes library, Pandora , SiriusXM talk or whatever is her listening pleasure on an expandable receiver speaker system controlled by a computer, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.  The Sonos PLAY3 ($299) is a great starter kit, which includes a compact player that can operate alone, or pair it with an optional wireless-signal-boosting Sonos Bridge ($49). For a limited time, PLAY3 and Bridge are packaged together for the price of $299.  Available at Target, Best Buy, Amazon and www.Sonos.com.

Hair This

She will love making herself gorgeous for date night with Paul Mitchell Pro Tools, like the limited edition peacock printed express ion smoothing iron, constructed with a blend of silicone and ceramic to speed up styling times and fight frizz with negative ion technology for a shiny, elegant finish.  Available at Paul Mitchell schools and professional salons found at www.paulmitchell.com. Prices vary by salon.

Travel Assurance

Give her peace of mind when she’s on the road with a travel safe that protects her valuables and comes and goes with her. MasterLock’s 5900D SafeSpace Storage Security features a hard case with an integrated cable that can be wrapped around a fixed object and locked for safe keeping. Perfect for safekeeping small valuables like her cell phone, MP3 player, jewelry, wallet or medicines.  $27.59.  HomeDepot, Sears and other national retailers.

Pajama Mama

Whether it’s lounging around on a lazy Sunday morning or snuggling up for a Roku all-nighter, she will love hanging out in PJ Savage’s Monkeying Around PJ set.  The vintage velour thermal shirt and drawcord waistband pants are soft and luxurious and as comfy as they are adorable.  Available at www.pjsalvage-shop.com, $100.

C Sweet

It’s not a SheWired gift guide without a naughty sex toy, and this year’s hands-down favorite is the weVibe Thrill, made of medical-grade silicone and utilizing a handy and eco-friendly USB charging system.  It features a unique “c-shape” design and a sleek handle for fitting all the right places for the ultimate together- or me-time.  $169.  Available at adult novelty boutiques nationwide.

Stone Cold

Make her a cold one in seconds with SPARQ Whiskey Stones, small cubes made from soapstone that you keep in the freezer and then drop into your drink to chill it without watering down your liquor.  The reusable and dishwasher safe stones can also be heated to keep hot drinks warm.  $24.95.  Available at www.sparq.com.

This is 40?

Whether she’s hit the big four-oh or not, she will appreciate lovely skin just like “This is 40” actress Leslie Mann who uses First Aid Beauty (FAB) as part of her daily skincare routine.  The FAB Uplifting Serum is infused with bio marine extracts to protect skin, firming polymers for sculpting, and advanced peptides, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, humectants and emollients to smooth and firm skin overtime, delivered by a no-touch roller-ball applicator.  $46.00.  Exclusively at Sephora.

 

Good Footing

Before you scoff at the idea of getting your girl flip flops for Christmas, especially ones that cost $100, take a closer look at the VIONIC Women’s Casade by ORTHAHEEL.  These super hi-tech sandals worn by many Olympic athletes post-competition are designed to help the body recover from sport activity and relieve heel, knee, leg and back pain.  The lower heel bed is reminiscent of the Earth shoes of the 70s, but the rest of the shoe is space age, including the materials (VIBRAM outsole, triple-density EVA) and the styling (leather uppers with a bungee strap overlay).  Available at www.orthoheelusa.com.  $99.95.

 

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