2013 New York Girls’ Holiday Gift Guide

Buy by interest

Girls will be girls. Luckily, we know what they want. Behold the best gifts for all walks of women.

Kid at Heart
Give her a reason to revisit crayons with RxArt’s coloring book collaboration with Warby Parker. Illustrated drawings from famed artists (Marilyn Minter, Laurie Simmons, Richard Prince, Christian Marclay) challenge her to stay within the lines; the Warby Parker cutout designs are a vision.

A Real Gem
Diamonds are forever. So you know Anna Sheffield’s black pavé, above-the-knuckle ring won’t leave her finger.

Knit Picker
She appreciates fine threads. Degen’s knit tanks, made of light, thin wool (camo gray, rainbow), show her you think she’s tops.


Big on the Bling
If she’s bearing jewels from DylanLex, she won’t go unnoticed. Gift her an estate-inspired layering necklace (available in six styles) made of mixed oxidized metals and Swarovski crystals.

Footwear Freak
Enable her shoe habit via Dagny + Barstow’s exclusive-to-the-U.S. selection of oxfords from French designer Amélie Pichard. Black croc-embossed or gray lambskin leather lace-ups with rubber soles guarantee the high she’s usually chasing.

Adores Accessories
Gift Shop Brooklyn’s handmade cotton long scarf is an obvious choice for the accessories lover. The plethora of fabric in this sweet cotton number warms her inside and out.


Works a Needle and Thread
She’d trade her childhood blankie (or at least stash it under the bed) for a quilt or pillow from Gina Rockenwagner. The Brooklyn company stitches every vibrant design (denim, green medallion, pink zigzag) by hand.

Farmer’s Daughter
Warm boutique’s selection of raspberry and chocolate-raspberry jam, raw honey, and maple syrup from nearby Hudson Valley’s Westwind Orchard delivers an authentic taste of the country.

Wannabe Chef
Don’t have the heart to tell her she’s no Giada? A one-, two- or four-week gift subscription to Blue Apron arms her with ingredients to whip up seasonal meals for two in approximately 35 minutes. Beg for an invite when she makes acorn squash tempura tacos.

diy boot camp!

Crafty Companion
Spend your Saturday (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) knee-deep in arts and crafts at Brooklyn Craft Company’s first-ever DIY gift boot camp. Sign up for a single session or make a day of glass etching, holiday-card stamping, terrarium building, and jewelry making with your best buds in mind.

Happy Hippie
Introduce sweet scents into her Zen den with Blackbird’s exclusive incense pyres for Catbird: Violet Hour (hints of moss and violet) and Nymph’s Woods (notes of mint and garden) are our favorites.

Beauty Guru
Because no one can afford a live-in aesthetician, give Her Loveliness the next best thing: Très Pure’s mini face trio, a three-step skin care regimen (chemical-free cleanser, tonic, face oil) that dissolves makeup, prevents breakouts, and evens skin tone. It’s a gift that keeps on giving.

outdoor voices!

Girl on the Go
Cook & Gates’s mini duffels make her old weekender a distant memory. The hand-dyed carryalls are faithful companions for vacations, staycations, and the like.

All About Athletics
There’s nothing soft about her, but the feel of Outdoor Voices running sweats makes her weak in the knees.

And now we’re spent.

Photos: Courtesy of RxArt; Courtesy of Anna Sheffield; Courtesy of Degen; Courtesy of Amelie Pichard; Courtesy of Tres Pure; Courtesy of DylanLex; Courtesy of Rockenwager; Courtesy of Brooklyn Craft Company; Courtesy of Outdoor Voices

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