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December 13, 2013

Union Square SF’s Holiday Gift Guide 2013: The Gals

Union Square is a virtual wonderland of gifts to wow the women in your life from mom to your girlfriend or best friend. We’re listing some of our favorite gift ideas available right here in our neighborhood, so join us for a leisurely afternoon of shopping and cap it off with lunch at one of our cafes, a holiday show or one of our other holiday festivities.

The Luxe Lady

If you’re looking to splurge a little this holiday season, Neiman Marcus is a wonderful place to visit for an impressive collection of high-end gifts. Plus, you get to enjoy their beautiful, multi-story Christmas tree while you shop. This year, they’re offering a special gift collection by their fashion Director Ken Downing, and 10% of the proceeds go to fund arts programs. Our picks include this gorgeous Ippolita bangle set (item 1, above) for a little bit of whimsy and these soft cashmere throws (2) for a cozy winter. Check out the full guide here.

Winter is a great time to take a little time to relax and pamper, which is why we love gifts that help her create a soothing and beautifying atmosphere at home. Consider getting her the Tiziana Terenzi Camino Candle (item 3 - $165) – a lovely decorative candle that comes in heavenly scents like Spicy Snow (with pine, cinnamon and caramel notes) from Barney’s.

Fresh is a wonderful stop for almost any lady in your life. Help her primp for those holiday parties in style with the Fresh Sugar Cherry Charms gift package (item 4 - $32), which includes their Sugar Cherry Lip Treatment and Fresh Life Eau de Parfum as well as Seaberry Body Cream.

The Style Maven

For the fashion forward lady in your family, we love a pair of adorable, yet chic ballet flats from London Sole. The Pirouette (item 5 - $165) fits with an elegant low vamp, revealing a little toe cleavage and has a quarter inch heel. It’s both graceful and adds a touch of glamour when you get them in the glitter finish.

If you’re just looking for something to put a smile on her face, the bangles at Gallery of Jewels are sure to do the trick. Try these Lisa Jenks silver and pink Tourmaline Earrings (item 6 - $250.00) which are pretty, but casual enough to wear every day. We also love this more edgy Zoe Chicco - Pave Arrow Necklace (item 7 - $295.00) in oxidized silver and gray diamonds.

The finishing touch for any great outfit is a stylin’ pair of sunglasses, so consider these retro yet oh so hip Coach cateye sunglasses (item 8 - $148) from Macy’s. We also think any fashionable lady would love these elegant Michael Kores gloves (item 9 - $67.99) to ward off the cold in style.

The Globe Trotter

One of our newest spots for well-curated international goods (often made from sustainable materials and in fair trade working conditions) is Ethos. We love the Teixdores throws ($325, $389 for wool, $559 cashmere), handloomed by handicapped people in Spain and made of the best raw materials such as ecologically sourced wool and cashmere.

For a taste of the British Isles, try the Noble Isle Travel gift set (item 10 - $28) – a luxurious bath collection with Perry Pear shampoo and conditioner as well as Summer Rising body wash, all small enough to travel with! 

Looking for even more inspiration? Check out our Gift Guide for the Gals on Pinterest. We’ll keep adding items for those last minute gift runs!