Ajit Berg, Published December 08 2011
Berg: Fashionable gifts for holiday giving
With that in mind, I went on a search for Fargo’s most fabulous Christmas gifts, ranging from $5 to $150 for the most important women in your life: your girlfriend, wife, mom, daughter, sister or friend. The best part is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to give her something stylish that she’ll love.
My search took me to downtown Fargo, where I first stopped at ShannaLee. The chic and exclusive boutique has many beautiful, one-of-a-kind items.
Here are a few of my favorite picks from the store:
- A gorgeous clutch or wallet by Hobo
ShannaLee has an array of fun colors for the holidays, including striking red, classic black or some sparkle and shine with gold or silver.
And it’s super chic right now to carry a larger size wallet as a clutch.
- Luxurious leather gloves by Lauer
You can’t leave your house without them this winter, so what better gift than a pair of buttery soft leather gloves with 1940s-inspired ruching at the wrists?
Her outfit will pop with hot pink or spicy red, which are both big colors of this season.
- Pure Pocket Wrap
This stylist and cozy scarf is unique because it doubles as a wrap with pockets.
She can throw it over a T-shirt or sweater or wrap it around her neck for warmth.
- Inspirational books by Compendium
These are the perfect coffee table book. Every woman wants to feel inspired and empowered, and these books will open and lift her heart.
- Chic cuffs and bracelets by various designers
These stylish bracelets are the perfect accessory to glam up any outfit, and there are a variety of shapes and styles from which to choose.
- A sexy fedora by San Diego Hat Co.
Every woman loves a great hat, and these are the must-have look of the season.
A fedora is a fashion-forward way to add a little menswear to your feminine looks. They’re fun and flirty and bring back 1940s movie star glamour.
- Er’go Soy Candle in Winter Wreath
Let’s face it, women love candles. They instantly create a peaceful, serene ambiance to any room, and this candle will make your home smell amazing.
My shopping trip also took me to Zandbroz on Broadway, where I found an extensive collection of lavish Thymes body products. You could put together a fun basket with a great assortment from this line.
Thymes offers bath products, lotions, hand creams and candles in a variety of scrumptious fragrances, including eucalyptus, wild ginger, agave nectar. Frasier fir is a best-selling scent for the holidays.
- Stationery and note cards
Zandbroz offers an eclectic and elegant variety of styles. Stationery is inexpensive and a gift any woman can use.
- My last and most valuable tip for a beautiful gift for that important woman in your life doesn’t cost any amount of money.
It may seem simple, but the most precious gift you could ever give someone you care about is your time. My husband loves this quote from Ronald Reagan, “The biggest change begins at the dinner table.”
In the rush of our busy day-to-day lives, we actually forget what is most important in life: the time we spend with each other.
We all know how quickly time flies, so why not make a promise to spend valuable time with the women you love this holiday season?
You could add a thoughtful card to any one of the wonderful gifts I mentioned above, and in it describe whatever special plans you will commit to do together.
I am sure – whether it’s your wife, mom, daughter, sister or friend – she will be thrilled.
I came across this quote: “In life, we remember the moments not the days.”
Fill your Christmas with unforgettable moments this year by not only giving a fabulous present but by giving the best gift of all: you.
Ajit Berg is a former personal shopper and stylist for Barneys New York in Beverly Hills. She now lives in Fargo with her husband and daughter. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.