2011 Girls' Holiday Gift Guide

16 Ways to Tell Her She's Special

pink padoga print!

She’s totally in tune with what’s cool. Act like you are, too.

Combine her love for art and chinoiserie with an affordable print by The Pink Pagoda. Every Southern entertainer needs Madison’s monogrammed cocktail napkins. Take the expected candle to the next level with a ceramic squirrel match strike

son of a sailor!Style Network
Spike her stocking with a Gaultier fashion tome from the DMA. If she prefers country to couture, The Gypsy Wagon’s selection of Old Gringo cowboy boots is second to none. Or scoot over to Roma Boots for classic wellies; the locally based company donates a pair to poor children in rainy climates for each pair you purchase. For laid-back baubles, don’t miss Austin’s Son of a Sailor, which makes lovely leather and braided bracelets. New nearby label Crown Ginia pleases fancier ladies.

Food Network
Add a dash of style to her recipe stock with handmade letterpress cards. Show her your sweet side with Fort Worth-based Cake Sensations’s jumbo cake balls in twenty-plus flavors such as lemon, red velvet, and devil’s food (to order, email me1ynda@sbcglobal.net). For savory taste buds, Central Market dishes gift baskets full of Texas flavor. ’Tis the season for some bubbly wrapped in a fun sock monkey bottle sleeve from Sur la Table.

gaia cover!Travel Channel
Austin artist Leah Duncan delivers the next best thing to a Vail getaway with her quirky Mountains print. Peace Traveler’s vintage upcycled suitcases (think ’50s train cases lined with retro fabrics) pack a style punch. Tuck in a fun carry-on, like Kings of the Road. Keep her iPad safe and sound with a new Gaia cover made with old-school textiles by refugees living in Dallas and sold at Forty Five Ten.

That’s the dish.

Want more ideas? We have more gifts for girls than you have names on your shopping list.

Photos: Courtesy of The Pink Pagoda; Courtesy of Son of a Sailor; Courtesy of Gaia

Sur la Table
4527 Travis St
Dallas, TX 75205
45a Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205
Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N Harwood St
Dallas, TX 75201
4524 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205
2928 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
5750 E Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
4510 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75205