Great Girl Gifts

Fashion expert Christy Ferer has a condensed list of all the fabulous holiday gift ideas for the special woman in your life.
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It's that time of year again, and the malls are crowded with desperate shoppers, scrambling to find the perfect gifts.

And when it comes to buying something for a woman, girl, gal pal, daughter or any female in your life, it's tough to get beyond perfume and jewelry, and get creative.

But with all the online resources and catalogues out there, it's easier than ever to browse and zero in on something unique and female-friendly.

Christy Ferer offers a round up of great ideas for under or around $100.

"Born to Shop" notebooks (wee $35; journal $130)
Pale blue pigskin with slide closure, silver-edged, feint-ruled pale blue paper
Retailer: Vivre

Fur & Denim Flower Pins ($140 rabbit fur; $45 denim & suede)
Denim, suede or fur flower pins
Retailer: Vivre

Gimmick Porette and Gimmick Burst Rings ($24-$28)
Burst - colorful Swarovski crystal set in cast pewter w/ silver finish
Porette- clear Swarovski crystal set in cast pewter

Handbag Cookies ($52) Fashion Cookies ($55-65)

  • Custom designed cookies by Eleni, in honor of her friendship with Kate Spade, both share a love of color and accessories
  • A mix of dresses, shoes, Burberry patterned cookies / available at Neiman Marcus, also by Eleni
    Retailers: Kate Spade & Eleni's Cookies

    Cozy Girl Gifts

    Melody Signature Lurex Slippers ($76)
    Lurex signature Jacquard Fabrice, rabbit fur accent, satin insole and suede sole in khaki
    Retailer: COACH

    Fleece T-Shirt ($34)
    Satin-trimmed neckline, feather light fleece tee in slim feminine fit in pink, black, green, etc.
    Retailer: Lands End

    Ultimate Gardeners Tool Set ($99)
    Includes cultivating, digging, planting, weeding tools, in rust free stainless steel with solid ash handles, plus galvanized plant markers, gloves, and a foam-padded kneeler or seat.
    Retailer: Smith & Hawken

    Foot Massager ($74)
    4 custom settings: vibration, heat, bubbles, water-jet. Spinning removable rollers. 5 interchangeable attachments: massager, buffing stone, scrub brush, etc.

    For The Working Woman

    Fold Out Tote ($28)
    It looks like a leather wallet, but it unzips and out pops a silk tote bag!
    Retailer: Flight 001

    A Recording Pen
    Stylish pen that you can dictate messages to!
    Retailer: Red Envelope

    Mouse Pad
    Stylish silver mousepad with a space for a photo
    Retailer: Red Envelope

    Contact Lense Case ($48)
    Textured leather w/ calfskin interior and photo window, in red or blue
    Retailer: COACH

    Pink Watch
    Retailer: Swatch

    For Teens

    Fruit Stripe Gum Bobby Pin ($10) Ring ($16) Necklace ($26)
    Fashion accessories made out of candy for the younger set

    ID bracelet ($45)
    ID-type silver, chain link bracelet with a powder blue or clear crystal in the center -- all their jewelry comes with a lifetime free crystal replacement certificate if anything happens to the crystal.
    Retailer: Swarovski

    Personalized Astrology Charts ($19.95)
    Type in your teenage daughter's birth information on this Web site and it can create a personal horoscope book in a variety of themes from relationships to emotions to handling authority figures.

    Luxury Gifts

    Chandelier Crystal Earrings ($195)
    Art deco, Egyptian revival style, made with Australian crystal and oxidized sterling silver

    Chandelier Earrings with Pearls ($3,900)
    Retailer: Sharp Jewels

    Suede Fringe Gloves ($125)
    Fringed, suede gloves in camel, made in France
    Retailer: Vivre

    The Assouline Fine Vintage Crates ($395)
    The French publishing company Assouline has filled a wine crate with a library of fashion books, the set of 13 includes: Dressing in the Dark; Philip Treacy; Fashion & Surrealism; Topolino; Cacharel; Roberto Cavalli; The Allure of Women; Ethnic Style; The Allure of Men; The T-Shirt Book; The Little Black Dress; Cufflinks; Oscar De La Renta.
    These libraries come in other themes, design, lifestyle and art.
    Retailer: Bergdorf Goodman