Gift Guide: 7 Awesome Ideas for the Stylish Woman in Your Life

Stuff she wants, for budgets big and small.

Stumped on what to get the gal in your life? Whether you’re looking for your wife/girlfriend/not-quite-girlfriend-but-not-quite-friend, mom, sister, friend or mother-in-law, we’ve got you covered with seven superb gift ideas (if we do say so ourselves), with options for every budget out there. 

1. A spa or beauty treatment.
Go big: Book her the Rittenhouse massage ($130 for 60 minutes) at the Rittenhouse Spa. She’ll also get all-day access to the indoor pool, open until 10 p.m., for a total day of pampering.
Start small: Get her a classic mani ($30) and/or pedi ($38) at Lacquer Lounge, which has locations in Queen Village and Rittenhouse. Or get her a blowout ($40) at Blo/Out Blow Dry Bar, with locations in Washington Square and Rittenhouse. She’ll get gorgeous hair … and unlimited mimosas.
Hey, why don’t you: 
Rope in one of her friends to go, too? Pampering is always more fun with company.

2. Jewelry (duh).

Go big: 
Egan Day in Rittenhouse has arguably the city’s best selection of delicate, swoon-worthy jewelry. Go there, get anything, and we promise she’ll love it. Or head to Ella’s Grove in Haverford and get her a Rene Escobar bangle, studded with diamonds and available in silver or gold (from $825). 
Start small: Costume jewelry is just as nice. The Geisha House in Old City has a stellar selection, with options like this sweet white topaz ring ($65) and bangle ($115).
Hey, why don’t you: Get her these earrings? Explain to her that can wear ’em two different ways, both of which look awesome. You’ll seem so fashion-savvy!

3. Tech accessories (the not-boring kind).
Go big: 
For many of us, our cell phone case is just another accessory, and it’s nice to have options. This Stella McCartney gold shark case ($145) has us swooning.
Start small: Head to J.Crew. They’ve got great options for less than $50. This one by French fashion illustrator/blogger/author Garance Doré is particularly cute ($36).
Hey, why don’t you: Get her Garance’s new book to go with it ($18.29)?

4. Makeup.
Go big:
Can’t swing a pair of Louboutins? Get her the next best thing: Christian Louboutin lipstick, which a) comes in great colors and b) looks great displayed on a vanity. It comes in a super-fancy box, too, so your investment (er, $90) won’t be in vain. Tip: Go for a classic red. 
Start small:
Urban Decay’s Naked eyeshadow palette ($54). I’ve yet to meet a girl who doesn’t love this.
Hey, why don’t you: Get her a makeup bag to tote it around? This one at Target ($9.99) sort of reminds me of Valentino’s moody butterflies.

5. One gorgeous notebook.

Go big:
Everyone we know has at least one pretty notebook hanging around at work or at home. For this, you can’t beat a Smythson version, especially this simple black one ($110), etched with the cities that have the biggest fashion weeks. She’ll think of you every time she writes in it!
Start small: 
Local illustrator Melissa Noucas creates to-die-for paper goods, including notebooks both classic (this simple striped one$32) and fashion-centric (this ‘Vogue and Coffee’ book, also $32).
Hey, why don’t you: Get her a fancy pen to write in them? Omoi Zakka Shop in Rittenhouse has great picks.

6. A trés fancy scarf.
Go big: 
Head to Burberry‘s King of Prussia location, pick out a cashmere scarf ($475) and then look through the brand’s newly launched custom monogram options (an additional $75). Pick an embroidery color, they’ll send it out, and within seven business days, you’ll have the perfect present.
Start small: This super-chunky knit scarf at Urban Outfitters is equally cozy ($44, plus 30 percent off!).
Hey, why don’t you: Also take her out on an ice-skating date at the rink at Dilworth Park? She can bundle up in her new gear.

7. A wear-forever bag.
Go big:
Thalé Blanc’s mini tote ($1,395 at Boyds, Rittenhouse), with its impossibly elegant double swan-neck handle, is an elegant collector’s item she’ll always want on her arm.
Start small: Vince’s lizard-embossed saddle bag ($345) is a classic, ever-wearable shape; in navy, it’s perfection.