Gifts for Your Stylish Girlfriend

Gifts for Your Stylish Girlfriend

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Anatomical necklace. Image courtesy of Peg & Awl.

While some say shopping for "man gifts" is a challenge, I like to think there's still a little mystique involved in selecting oh-so-perfect gifts for your stylish girlfriend. Want to go beyond the tired department store picks? I've got you covered.

Walter and Margaux Kent are the duo behind Peg and Awl, and I covet everything they make - from this gorgeous waxed canvas tote to this wooden anatomical necklace made with chromolithographs from a vintage medical book. Plus: They make tons of brilliant home decor pieces - from apothecary and spice racks to candle block sets - all from reclaimed wood.

Another sustainable option is an eco-chic wristwatch by Mistura. I spotted these minimalist wooden timepieces with handsome leather straps at the One of a Kind Show in Chicago last weekend. The environmentally friendly watches can also be customized in a number of style and color options.

Based in Nelson, British Columbia, in Canada, Lillie & Cohoe's handmade hats are perfect cold-weather companions. Choose from a wide variety of fabrics and styles - including fur and some very fabulous "string theory" fabric (see image gallery above). Their booth at our St. Paul show last April was simply buzzing.

If your lady's not a hat person, Elena Rosenberg's knit wearables are a great gift option. From classic shawls to scarfettes and lariats, these pieces add a dash of warmth and style to any outfit. You'll also find Rosenberg at our ACC show in Baltimore this February 24-26.

Finally, for the tech-savvy gal: Rebound Designs' e-reader cases made from recycled book covers. Caitlin Phillips has added digital reader covers to her lineup of book purses and paperback wallets. Why not hide a game of Angry Birds behind the cover of an old geography textbook? Phillips does custom orders for favorite books, but the Christmas cut-off is midnight tomorrow.

 

This holiday season we're rounding up the perfect handmade crafts for the people in your life - foodies, hosts, entertainers, men, stylish girlfriends, kids, jewelry junkies, and those who love to learn. Check out all of our handmade gift ideas.