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The holidays have ambushed us yet again. One would assume that after a couple decades with the good old 12 month pattern, December’s eminent arrival would be less stealthy. But alas, you’re now faced with the familiar question: what do I get for my gal pal, favorite co-worker, sister…the list of significant working ladies in your life goes on.
The professional woman is a tricky target. She knows what she needs, and what she needs she simply buys herself. Thus, the key is to find an item fun enough that she might not classify it as a necessity, yet practical enough that the gift won’t be cast to the dreaded closet o’ trinkets. Follow along for our top six holiday gift pickings under $50.
There’s nothing more classic than houndstooth. The fact that the print happens to be on trend this season is just a cherry on top of the perfect scarf cake. The Selena Houndstooth Wrap is the ultimate multi-tasker. It can double as anything from a blanket on an airplane to a cover-up at a formal event.
If the loudest print you’ve seen her in is grandma’s old floral-motif sofa, a solid-color version like the Peyton Crinkle Scarf is a perfect choice. It has the multi-function capabilities of its vivid counterpart, and is well-suited for the more conservative dresser. This one’s material also means easy transition to spring.
In a glance, this handbag will disprove her work-bags-are-stuffy theory. Ladies’ professional and laptop bag selections tend to range from nerdy and zippered-pocket-infested to sterile and manila envelope-like, so the Ashton Oversized Satchel is a true find. It comes in black and cream, both fail-proof color choices.
I know we all can only stomach so many “get (insert Hollywood type)’s sunglasses look!” messages in one lifetime, but Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez are on to something with this style of shades. The SW Oversized Style #167 miraculously suit nearly every face shape and look much more expensive than the price of a couple of lattes.
Who doesn’t love a matching set? If the set happens to be practical and feature a lovely, subtle animal print, all the better. The Alexis reading glasses are ideal for any far-sited friend, as the sleek square suits most face shapes. A little detective work on your part to discover her lens power needs makes the gift that much more thoughtful and customized.
Before you gawk at the idea of giving socks, think about what a smart pair of argyles on the feet does for the psyche. I can almost see your mind changing. A successful look starts from the toes up, literally, so grab a set Chatties Women’s Argyle Crew Socks and give her a jump start on that complete professional look.
What was the best wearable accessory you ever received as a gift? Do you still use it?