Tired of auditioning for the part of oh-so-thoughtful gift giver every holiday season? Win the role with these suggestions for the leading ladies in your life.
She’s a Starlet
Girl gets around; her passport has more stamps than a well-read library book. A Shubi shoe bag protects her favorite Louboutins (Flight 001, 525 Hayes Street; 415-487-1001). Silky Mary Green lingerie and sleep masks are ideal for fighting jet lag or after-after-party effects (Cocoon Urban Day Spa, 330 First Street; 415-777-0100).
She’s a Grande Dame
Her table settings and manners are always picture perfect. Bestow hand-painted tablecloths by Lisa Stickley and sleek Absolu knives from France (Rose & Radish, 460 Gough Street; 415-864-4988). D.L. & Co.’s luxe black resin correspondence box comes with twelve dove Italian note cards for thanking fans (Tre Balm, 3255 Sacramento Street; 415-292-5129).
Big budgets aren’t her thing. She’d prefer to create her own showstoppers with The Felted Knits Kit. Help her build character (and a svelte figure) with an Intro to Burlesquercise DVD. Or send her on a magical mystery tour with Mundane Journeys: Field Guide to Color (Get Lost Travel Books, 1825 Market Street; 415-437-0529).
She’s a Regular
The magazine covers. The billboards. She’d give it all up in a heartbeat for life’s simpler things, like an herb pot or a multipurpose fabric bucket by Lotta Jansdotter.
Need more (stage) direction? We’ve done gift guides in all our editions. Start with Everywhere.