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Girly Gift Guide Under $100

I love picking out gifts for my fellow girly girls. It's like shopping for myself, but I get to make someone else happy! Win-win. Here are a couple dozen present ideas for the lovely lady in your life:


I highly recommend shopping Sephora's array of makeup sets and collections. This way you can give a variety of items, edited for you and compiled in pretty packaging.

Bare Escentuals Shimmer & Shine Collection, $45 - Four eye shadows, eyeliner, face shimmer, blush, two lip glosses, brush

Sephora by OPI 18-piece Mini Nail Polish Sampler, $48

Tarina Tarantino Six-piece Lip Gloss Set, $25


I tend to be partial to vintage or vintage-inspired pieces, so that's what you're gettin'.

Sparkly Things necklace from eco bling couture via, $49.99

Vintage lockets are an especially romantic and sentimental present. Etsy has tons of them, all pretty cheap.

Double-sided antique brass oval locket from Rhonda's Treasures via, $22

Large single rose vintage locket from Freshy Fig via, $46

If your lady-friend already has plenty of jewelry, but nowhere to put it, consider getting her this awesome jewelry hook display. I own the very same one and love it!

Filigree jewelry hook from Urban Outfitters, $24


I wouldn't recommend getting someone a full-sized, everyday handbag, because those are really personal, but cluthes, evening bags and pretty wallets are another matter. You can never have enough.

Cabbage rose-print wallet from Need Supply, $18

Silence & Noise box purse from Urban Outfitters, $38

Loop patches hinge checkbook wallet from Urban Outfitters, $36

Pretty Collectibles!

How gorgeous are these antique perfume bottles from Etsy? I'd love to have a dozen of them decorating my dressing table (er, once I get a dressing table).

1920s art deco amber glass perfume bottle set from Passion for Vintage via, $75

Metal filigree perfume bottle from luvintage via, $35

Vintage Avon owl perfume bottle from the Witchery Antiques via, $9


I've always said the best gifts are things you want, but would never get for yourself. I tend to be that way in the housewares department, always overlooking it for things like clothes and jewelry.

3-D toile full apron from Anthropologie, $32

The Birds pillow from Carlos Santiago via, $50

Kebaya mug from Anthropologie, $12


Like clutches, you can never have too many scarves. They're cheap and easy to find.

Deena & Ozzy faux fur infinity scarf from Urban Outfitters, $34

Cotton plaid scarf from J.Crew, $54

Tights and cardigans!

It's always risky getting someone clothes as a gift, but tights and cardigans are flexible size-wise so you don't have to worry too much about fit.

Lace tights from J.Crew, $16.50

Kimchi pointelle Peter Pan collar cardigan from Urban Outfitters, $48

Coffee-table books!

I'm in the process of accumulating a wish list of fashion-related coffee table books. Here are a couple inexpensive street fashion options.

Face Hunger by Yvan Rodic from Need Supply, $24.95

The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman from Need Supply, $25

New York Magazine's Look Book from, $8-$83

Nylon Street Style from, $16.47

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