Holiday Gift Ideas for Women

These holiday gift ideas for women are good year-round, no matter what the holiday or the nature of your wrongdoing. We've included some inexpensive, mid-priced and costly items for all categories, so no matter what your budget, you can find something on this list to fit her tastes and your circumstances.

Skirt

What It Is: A piece of fabric wrapped or sewn in a cylindrical shape, worn around the waist.

Why It's Such a Great Gift: Though not the best winter gift, in the summertime a nice skirt serves as a great way to look stylish and flirty without being slutty.

Possible Recipients: Femmes, Young Ladies, Ed Wood.

Impossible Recipients: Stone Butches, Debra Morgan.

A Stylish Photobook

Gothic and Lolita bible.

What It Is: A book full of photographs of clothes, models wearing makeup, shoes etc.

Why It's Such a Great Gift: It gives your recipient something to do (read the book) after all the presents are unwrapped.

Possible Recipients: Women who love costume dramas, high resolution sartorial photographs and flights of fancy; makeup artists, fashion designers, seamstresses and armchair costume historians.

Impossible Recipients: Women who don't want any more books; blind people.

Bubble Bath Supplies

What It Is: Gels, soaps, powders and oils which can be put into a bath and make it bubbly.

Why It's Such a Great Gift:

Possible Recipients: Women with little or no time to themselves. As a bonus, you could offer to babysit their children and do tasks around the house while she takes a bath.

Impossible Recipients: Showerers

Makeup Kit

Makeup palette. Photo by Corey Balazowich.

Photo by Corey Balazowich.

What It Is: A kit or set of cosmetics, often in sample sizes, to create or reproduce a look (e.g. smokey eyes) or offer the same product in multiple colors.

Why It's Such a Great Gift: Even if you're not a makeup artist, chances are you can find a kit which will include something flattering for the recipient.

Possible Recipients: Women who wear makeup.

Impossible Recipients: Women who don't.

Girly, Childlike Items

What It Is: Anything plastic and eye-searing pink. Glitter a plus.
Why It's Such a Great Gift: Allows recipient to recapture lost innocence, however fleetingly.
Possible Recipients: Riot Grrrls, kinderwhores, young children, grown-up children.

Impossible Recipients: Judith Butler.

Bottle Cap Belt, $13

Moisturizer

What It Is: Goop, usually expensive, which hydrates the pores of one's skin.
Why It's Such a Great Gift: Moisturizer feels good on the skin, makes it feel smoother and usually smells nice.

Possible Recipients: People who like smearing fragrant goop on their bodies.
Impossible Recipients: People who like smearing fragrant goop on other people's bodies without necessarily asking them for permission first.

Tights

What It Is: Sheer or opaque fabric pulled over the legs.

Why It's Such a Great Gift: If you're in a cold clime, tights are a great way for your recipient to warm up any outfit. If not, they're nice accessories anyway.

Possible Recipients: Women with nice legs, women with ugly legs, Frank'n'furter.

Impossible Recipients: Amputees, basket cases.

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