Girls Gift Guide for Guys 2012

Written by  Elizabeth Gutierrez
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As women we are well aware of the well known fact that men hate to shop, but ’tis the season to be jolly and all that fun stuff, so men it’s time to suck it up and venture into the mass and suffer along with the rest of society. Leave it to Pinstripe to come to your rescue and make shopping for your lady a whole lot easier.

PAMPERING
Every woman enjoys being pampered but often falls into the busyness of life. We forget that taking care of ourselves is just as important as taking care of others. Therefore, offer her a day at the spa. Not sure where to find the best spa to treat a specific treatment, try spafinder.com.

 

SWEET AROMA
As a man, I’m sure you’re aware of how much sexier a woman is when she smells good. Why not offer her one of your favorite scents? (remember to keep the receipt, just incase she doesn’t enjoy the particular fragrance)

Here are a few scents that are popular among women and will cost you under $70:

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue For Women

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue For Women

 

Realities By Liz Claiborne For Women

Realities By Liz Claiborne For Women

 

Calvin Klein euphoria

Calvin Klein euphoria

 

 

EYE CANDY
Yes, women love to look sexy for their man. We don’t mind when our men buy us lingerie and in our minds the more risqué the better. We love the idea of our man, swallowing his pride to venture into a lingerie store to find something he would like his woman to wear for him. We strongly suggest any piece from Agent Provocateur, classy with a hint of naughty. Check out some of their Winter 2012 collection to get some ideas.

Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur

 

 

SHINY THINGS
It’s no surprise that the way to a woman’s heart is with jewelry. Everything is made right when you hand a woman a tiny box. Her heart melts at just the sight of it. Here are a few ideas that will make you into an amazing man, which she can later use when bragging to her friends about you.

Victoria Townsend Black Diamond Stud Earrings

Victoria Townsend Black Diamond Stud Earrings

Have your girl steal the show with dramatic diamonds. Victoria Townsend’s bold black diamond (1/2 ct. t.w.) stud earrings stand out against a polished sterling silver setting and are approximate 1/8″ in diameter. You can pick them up at macys.com for $99.

Tom Binns' 'Rokoco Dumont' earrings

Tom Binns’ ‘Rokoco Dumont’ earrings

Inspired by the Rococo art movement that swept 18th century France, Tom Binns’ ‘Rokoco Dumont’ earrings are a modern masterpiece. Gleaming Swarovski crystals accent the ornate 22-karat gold-plated design to arresting effect. These earrings can be purchased at net-a-porter.com for $240.

Skinny Mini Bow Bracelet by Kate Spade

Skinny Mini Bow Bracelet by Kate Spade

Make a statement with this bracelet and add some gold into her life. You can purchase this shiny piece for $80 at piperlime.gap.com.

 Noir Jewelry Nightfall Cocktail Ring


Noir Jewelry Nightfall Cocktail Ring

Get this ring for $77 at shopbop.com.

 

TIME SHALL TELL
Women are notoriously late about 90% of the time. Why not help her figure out how to accurately promise “I’ll be ready in 20 min”. Watches from fancy to every day wear are a welcome gift to any woman. If she still refuses to stick to a time schedule at least she’ll have a nice accessory to add to her list.

COACH KRISTY BRACELET WATCH

COACH KRISTY BRACELET WATCH

A glamorous, crystal-studded design that wears like jewelry, with a mechanism crafted by a celebrated watchmaker inside can be hers for $358 at macys.com.

GUESS Watch, Women's Interchangeable Strap

GUESS Watch, Women’s Interchangeable Strap

Let her mix and match with a watch set from GUESS. It will cost you $135 at macys.com.

MOVADO BELAMODA Watch

MOVADO BELAMODA Watch

Do you wish to get your girl something a bit fancier than the Coach or Guess watch? Then opt for this excellent Belamoda Movado watch, which you can purchase on the Movado site for $1295.

 

DRESS IT UP
Something you’ll always hear a woman say is “I have nothing to wear”. Although shopping for a woman can prove to be a difficult task, if you know your woman well enough, you’ll have no problem picking out a dress to fit her style. Make sure you know her favorite colors or what fits her form the best. Sticking to a little black dress can also make it a safer bet. Take a look at these ideas below, which can all be picked up from nordstrom.com.

KAMALIKULTURE ‘Ludmilla’ Dress

Maggy London Illusion Back Pleated Matte Jersey Dress

Maggy London Illusion Back Pleated Matte Jersey Dress

Topshop Fringe Embellished Skater Dress

 

BOOTS GALLORE
For the fashionista in your life, you will never go wrong when buying her some stylish winter boots. The styles that women are making popular this season are Booties, which is a style easy to match with any outfit. These booties stop at the ankles making it easy to pair with anything from dresses to skinny jeans. Hear are some of our favorites we are sure she will like too.

Zigi Soho Spree Bootie

Zigi Soho Spree Bootie

Bandolino Falkner Bootie

Bandolino Falkner Bootie

Wicked Tie-Silk & Leather Bootie

Tabitha Simmons Wicked Tie-Silk & Leather Bootie

 

HANDBAG HEAVEN
No man has ever been told that a designer handbag was the worst gift they’d given, so why not try your luck in this department. Remember that women use purses for many occasions. Try a clutch, which is helpful during a night out on the town and probably the safest bet.

Black Leather Foldover Clutch

BCBG MAXAZRIA Black Leather Foldover Clutch

Diane Von Furstenberg Clutch

Diane Von Furstenberg Clutch

ToryBurchLeatherClutch

Tory Burch Leather Clutch

 

MAID SERVICE
Yes this section did not require any fancy headline. Women are expected to do it all and most of the time we do. Why not give your woman a day off and allow someone else to do the dirty work. You can offer up a one-time major housecleaning or an ongoing gift of a cleaning service once a week. Try the site merrymaids.com and get her all cleaned up.

ROOM FOR TWO
Lastly we leave you with a romantic getaway gift idea. Most couples just want an escape from the world, where they can focus on each other. It’s not necessary to have to travel to an exotic location to find this. Why not offer a weekend bed and breakfast escape. BedandBreakfast.com offers gift cards to over 11,000 B&Bs. They never expire and don’t have any blackout dates.

Only a few more days left to shop for the holidays. Merry shopping fellas. The fun is now in your hands.

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