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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Her

From the Editors of Traditional Home
  • With all the activity surrounding the holidays, it can be hard to find time to find the perfect gifts for the women in your life. From young mothers to fashionistas to jet-setters, we’ve got just the thing for your favorite ladies!

    By the Editors of Traditional Home
    Produced by Lucy Fitzgerald and Julianne Hilmes

    Drape someone in ultrasoft comfort with this versatile cardigan. In five different colors, the Cashmere Cocoon, $199.95, is available exclusively from Red Envelope.

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    All photos courtesy of the retailer unless otherwise noted.

  • Reading Glasses with Graphic Pattern

    Forget those boring drugstore readers. African Trompe l’Oeil readers from the Metropolitan Museum of Art feature a graphic black-and-white pattern with a splash of red. $55 for the glasses, $25 for the case and lens cloth.

  • Pretty Accent Lamps

    A pretty table lamp can add the perfect feminine touch to any room. Shown here (left to right), the Daniela Accent Lamp, lends serious sparkle with its glittering glass base. The Silhouette Vase Accent Lamp, $1,260, combines modern design with a curvaceous marble body. Available from Circa Lighting.

  • Personalized Bath Caddy

    Relax in luxury with the Bath Caddy from Red Envelope, $49.95. With a place for a good book and a glass of wine, what more could a gal ask for?

  • Glass Dewdrop Necklace

    A good statement necklace can do wonders for an outfit. With versatile, floral-hued beads, the Rose Petal Droplets Necklace can be just the one. $99 from Prince of Scots.

  • Fashion: The Whole Story

    Trace the history of fashion from the days of the Roman Empire through modern times. Perfect for any fashionista or history buff, Fashion: the Whole Story is $26.73 from Amazon.

  • Perfect Pink Chair

    With nailhead detailing and fuchsia velvet upholstery, this wing chair combines traditional shape with modern design. Perfect for a dressing room! $2,562 from Lee Industries.

  • Artistic iPhone Cases

    Don’t have room for designer tiles in your home? Pay homage to them with the designer tile-inspired Clé Artist Tile Collection, with iPhone case in over 40 different designs. Starting at $30 from Clé.

  • Colorful Wool Slippers

    Your feet take a beating. Pamper those puppies with stylish Bouclé Smoking Slippers, $68, from Garnet Hill.  They are available in fun color combinations. Trust us, your feet will thank you.

  • Artisan Candles

    From Los Angeles based company EJH, these artisan candles come in divine scents like Cool Peony and Nectarine Mint. $32 from EJH Brand.

  • Glam Gold Cuff

    Make a glamorous statement with the Pave Roma Cuff from CC Skye. Hardware detailing glitters with tiny crystals for extra opulence. $185 from

  • Baby-Proof Jewelry

    ChewBeads creates fashionable jewelry perfect for a new mom. Available in a variety of colors and styles, these accessories can stand up to whatever your baby throws their way. Shown here, the Stanton Bracelet, $16.50, and the Bleecker Necklace, $34.50.

  • Jet-Setting Luggage

    For the fabulous on the go. This luggage set by Ame & Lulu includes a duffle bad, Dopp kit, luggage tag, shoe and laundry bag, and detachable strap. And with the bright tangerine pattern, your bags will never get lost! $144 from

  • The Ultimate Party Book

    Event planner David Stark inspires in this book featuring the details to 25 of his own events. Consider The Art of the Party your new party planning manual! $27.59 from Amazon.

  • Heavenly Organic Soaps

    Delicious herbs make for delightful smelling shower or bath. Organic soaps from Love Nature NYC, $10, will bring a smile to your face.

  • Fun Floral Scarf

    A fun scarf can be just the final touch an outfit needs. Pink and orange flowers adorn this colorful German Scarf from European Market, $35.

  • Shimmery iPad Case

    All that glitters is gold. An iPad case is crucial for any techie on the go, so why not make it attractive with the Gold iPad Case by Stephanie Johnson. $48 from Layla Grayce.

  • Pink Porcelain Lamps

    Add color to a side table or desk with these gorgeous porcelain lamps from Lladró’s Belle de Nuit Collection. On the left is the Table Lamp in pink, $975; on the right is the Lithophane Lamp in pink, $750.

  • Gold Zodiac Necklace

    Wear your astrological sign with a Zodiac pendant necklace, $105 from Ija Designs. In either 14k Gold Fill or Sterling Silver, you can show how your stars align.

  • Sunglasses with Hollywood Style

    Available in classic tortoise shell, Laura Ashley’s Jayda sunglasses have a slight cat’s-eye shape and are delightfully stylish.  $48 from Laura Ashley.

  • Wisdom for Every Woman

    From Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don’t Get Fat, comes her latest book on aging. Guiliano tackles the issue of aging with style without resorting to going under the knife, $15.30 from Amazon.

  • Braided Belt

    A versatile brown belt with a braided look has a feminine feel when offset with a large buckle, $18.99 from polyvore. 

  • Dazzling Multicolored Chandelier

    Feel like splurging on someone really special? This multi-hued porcelain chandelier features dozens of dangling accents and fine detailing. This gift is a guaranteed attention-getter; $16,500 from Lladró.

  • Comfy Hammock Chair

    Whether hung indoors or out, the Hammaka Nami Hammock Lounge Chair is the ideal place to kick up your feet at the end of the day. $128.43 from

  • Hi-Tech Baby Monitor

    Bring peace of mind to your own nights knowing that your baby is sleeping soundly. With the Safe To Sleep monitoring system, you can track your baby’s breathing from your smart phone. $299 on

  • Silver Zebra Dish

    Live on the wild side with this glamorous zebra dish. Designed by Jonathan Adler, the small metallic silver dish is perfect for bedside jewelry storage or to add sparkle to a side table. $32 from Zinc Door.

  • Shabby Chic

    Designer Rachel Ashwell offers inside tips to creating the effortlessly glam, shabby chic style in her latest book, Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting & Decorating Guide, $17.85,

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.