Sweet Child of Mine

They act like ladies all year (well, with a few exceptions), so when shopping for the gals look for something that appeals to their inner child. As always, we’re here to help.

The Rocker in Training
She tagged along to concerts with you and your buds. Now she’ll be the cool kid with a pink Inno, the new hand-held XM satellite radio-cum-MP3 player. (A portion of the proceeds goes to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.) Throw in a subscription to XM radio and a hand-knit mohawk hat from Peema (Wild Women Wear Red, 1512 U Street NW; 202-387-5700) to top it off.

The Little Princess
She’ll feel majestic in a handmade silver and gemstone necklace from French-born designer Ziio or gold and tourmaline rings from J. Bettencourt (Mia Gemma, 2007 Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria; 703-535-6605). Ditto one of the new leather and Waxwear bags by local designer Ananas. For max pampering (the royal pastime), go with a gift card from the Four Seasons Hotel Spa (Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW; 202-342-0444).

The Barn Diva
Indulge her passion for ponies (it’s been No. 1 on her list for 25 years running) with horseback riding lessons at Rock Creek Stables (Rock Creek Park Horse Center, 5100 Glover Road NW; 202-362-0117). Or let her gallop around in one of Emily and Ashley’s gold disc necklaces with horseshoes, dragons, and crowns (Sassanova, 1641 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-471-4400).

Her inner child’s never had it this good.

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2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW
@ 28th St
Washington, DC 20007
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bt 9th & 10th Sts
Washington, DC 20004
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