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2017 Holiday gift guide: gifts for her


This season, give the hard to shop for lady in your life a gift that she’ll remember, whether it is jewelry with a personal touch, experiential gifts that create lasting memories or gift boxes that keep on giving. Here are just a few ideas to help you find the perfect gift (or two):

Sugarfina Candy Trunk, $200, Neiman Marcus: Give sweets to your sweetheart with the Sugarfina Candy Trunk. The exclusive trunk from Neiman Marcus features 20 assorted candy-filled boxes and has a nine-month shelf life.

Customizable John Hardy Reversible Classic Chain Bracelet, starting at $995johnhardy.com: In time for the holiday season, John Hardy is offering customizable versions of the iconic Reversible Classic Chain bracelet. Customize a bracelet online using 21 gemstone choices to personalize the bracelet’s clasp. Prices range from $995 to $4,595, and there are more than 440 combinations.

Fresh Holiday Glow Skin Care Kit, $42, fresh.com, Sephora and sephora.com: Give the gift of glowing skin with a Fresh gift set featuring an exfoliating mask, Sugar Face Polish; Soy Face Cleanser, a universal skin cleanser; and Fresh Face Instant Glow Luminizer Starlight, a sheer illuminating cream that gives a starlit glow to all skin tones.

Need more ideas? Personal shopper Amy Nelson shows you great gift options from the retailers at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta. 

Margaret Vera Grace Brown Leather Tote Bag, $213-$275, margaretvera.com: Margaret Vera bags are handcrafted locally by maker Meg Councilman. This distressed, oil-tanned leather tote is strong and soft and will hold everything she needs, including an 11-inch laptop. It comes with keychain hook and keychain. Order now, because the popular style is often on back order.

Tory Burch for Flex 2, $195, fitbit.com: The fashionista in your life can stay fit and fashionable with the Tory Burch for Flex 2 Metal Hinged Bracelet. Made of solid brass, the bracelet turns a Flex 2 into a chic accessory. It comes in Tory Silver, Blue Multi Iridescent, and Gold/Gold.

Candlelight Christmas Evenings at the Biltmore, starting at $70 for adults, Biltmore.com: Whisk her away to Asheville, N.C., for an evening at the Biltmore House. In keeping with this year’s theme of “A Vanderbilt Christmas,” guests will be treated to candlelight and firelight for an experience similar to Vanderbilt’s guests during their first Christmas Eve spent in Biltmore House in 1895. See website for tickets and more information.

Jo Malone Orange Bitters Cologne, $70 or $140, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus: A perfect holiday scent, Orange Bitters is like a winter cocktail in a bottle with notes of mandarin, bitter orange, prune, sandalwood and amber. Get it now. The popular scent is already back-ordered at some retailers.

Vella Box Candle Subscription, prices vary, Vellabox.com: An all-natural candle subscription box sources the highest-quality candles hand-poured by American artisans and combines them with a lifestyle gift in unique packaging for a special monthly experience. Subscriptions are available in three-, six- or 12-month options, and prices start at $10 per month depending on the box contents.

Tassle Clutch by Atelier Luxembourg, $175, bsgeneralstore.comParisian-born, Atlanta-based designer Muriel Luxemburger has created this tassel clutch in natural, soft, hair-on cowhide for the Bitter Southerner. Order soon, because it will take about two weeks for Luxemburger to cut, stitch, finish and ship the clutch.

Nars x Man Ray Noire Et Blanche Audacious Lipstick Coffret, $55, Nars Boutique: This special holiday collaboration features a selection of Nars lipcolors — Lee (garnet), Dolores (crimson red), Josephine (bordeaux) and Charlotte (oxblood burgundy) — in a collectible magnifying case inspired by Man Ray’s art of illusion. It’s already out of stock online, but you can still get it locally at the Nars Boutique, the Shops Buckhead Atlanta, 3004 Bolling Way NE, Atlanta.


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Nedra Rhone has been a features reporter with the AJC for 10 years. She’s written about everything from fashion to food to news.