The Notable Holiday 2014 Gift Guide for Her

Ready for the holidays, yet?

That’s OK, neither are we.

But hopefully we can make gift giving easier for you with some of these wallet-friendly gift ideas for a variety of females on your list…

Designer Cellphone Power Banks
This year, eBay has partnered with Badgley Mischka, Nicole Miller, Pamela Love, Suno, Thakoon, and Trina Turk as part of its Holiday Collective to create customized portable power banks in order to keep your phone charged 24/7. This is a no-brainer (and affordable) gift for any fashionista on the go. They are available exclusively on eBay for $25 with free global shipping.

House of Harlow 1960 Home Fragrance Collection 
By now she knows and loves Nicole Richie’s House of Harlow jewellery line. Nicole Richie has ventured into the home category with a chic 14-piece collection, which includes candles, votives, and diffusers, all featuring her signature boho prints. Items range in price from $45-$52 and will be available at

Alex and Ani “Because I Love You” Bracelets
Alex and Ani jewellery arrived in Canada this past summer, making it easier to score the assortment of bangles, rings, necklaces, and earrings. The “I Love You” collection of bangles features the name of an important female in your life – whether that means your mom, sister, aunt, grandmother… you get the point. Handcrafted by our neighbours to the South, these high-quality pieces are meant to last for years. They retail from $24-$38 each.

TOMS Slippers and Sunglasses
TOMS isn’t just about the perfect weekend shoe anymore and has no shortage of gift options that she’ll love this season that also give back to people in need. Surprise her with a pair of TOMS slippers or sunglasses. In signature TOMS fashion, for every pair purchased the company will donate a new pair of shoes or eyeglasses or a sight-restoring surgery to people in need.

Nike Aeroloft 800 Vest
For the runner on your list, the packable Nike Aeroloft 800 Women’s Running Vest is her next go-to. The 800-fill goose down vest is far from the bulky winter vest you wore in high school. It’s warm and won’t weigh you down, allowing you to move freely. Plus, it can be packed up K-Way style. It retails for $180.00. 

Shop for Jayu Jewellery
What lady doesn’t love costume jewellery? Founded in 2012, the Canadian-based Shop for Jayu has become a staple in the jewellery boxes of countless fashionistas across North America. Each collection is designed to match tastes ranging from glam to edgy, bohemian to urban, and everything else in between.  The best part is that most of the pieces range between $60 and less, meeting the demand for high fashion, budget conscious jewelry.

Fitneff’s WalkTop Treadmill Desk
If that hard-working female on your list considers her home treadmill as important as the couch (and if you couple it with something like jewellery if you’re dating her), when she unwraps the WalkTop Treadmill Desk, she’ll no longer have to decide between catching up with work and hitting the gym. The desk attachment fits on to most popular treadmills and comes preassembled. It retails for $440.

Philips HUE
Brighten up her holidays with a Philips Hue, which allows you to create and control your home lighting from your mobile device or tablet. This means it can be used to create recurring light settings based on her favourite photos, or she can choose lighting to help her relax, concentrate, energize, or to get in the mood. You can also set up timers to help you wake up in the morning or sense when you’re coming home. The Starter Kit retails for $200.

Reebok’s Sidney Crosby ZQuick TR 2.0 SC87 Training Shoe
The avid gym goer on your list will appreciate a pair of these training shoes, which are inspired by sports car Z-Rated tires, and complete with a midsole that improves handling and traction. They’re breathable thanks to an open weave mesh, with NanoWeb and FitFrame technologies for support. They’re also low-cut for mobility. Plus, they’re super stylish, available in two colourways. The shoes retail for $110.

Jessica Jensen Envelope Clutch
Since its launch for spring/summer 2008, Jessica Jensen bags have since become a must-have among in-the-know fashionistas and celebrities alike. The bags are known for their luxurious styling, their fine Italian leathers and materials, custom-made hardware and their effortless sensibility. The staple envelope clutch has been a part of the collection since the beginning and is available in a variety of textures and colours. Their classic design ensures that they will remain wardrobe staples season after season. They retail for $178.00.

Marchesa Rose Frame
We all have countless photos in our phones these days, so why not encourage her to do something with them with a classic and stunning Marchesa Rose Frame? The 4 x 6 frame is sculpted with blooms inspired by the designer’s couture gowns. It’s available at Holt Renfrew and retails for $100.

Of course, if your pockets are a little deeper, you could also splurge and treat you lady to a Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch (a favourite of Kate Middleton), the Christian Louboutin Sweety Charity Bag in Python ($1625) or Neiman Marcus’ exclusive (they ship to Canada) Beats By Dr. Dre  Golden Beats On-Ear Headphones & Pill Speaker ($840). 

Stay tuned next week for our stocking stuffer guide.


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