Holiday Gift Guide for Ladies
"I like to choose presents that show I understand the festival itself completely. I like to choose presents that show I understand the recipient in a way no-one else does. I like to choose presents that will take your breath away and make you love me forever." High is the bar set by Susie Boyt, my favorite columnist in the Financial Times.
However, every year you'll have to buy a presents for a decent number of people. So gift giving must take a more pragmatic bent.
I like things that the recipient has a very good chance of liking and using. Below is a list of such things - universal things that 90% of people would be happy to receive. And for those 10%? Bah humbug.
A gift card for a blow dry (this one is from the DryBar USD$40) is a good gift for a city-dwelling friend. They are likely to be busy, and live in a tiny apartment. You do not want to give such people "stuff". Something like this is useful and doesn't add to the clutter.
I'd love to hear your suggestions on fool-proof gifts for women in the comments section below. You can also follow me on Pinterest for more gift ideas: www.pinterest.com/workinggirlpres.
To get in the mood of gift giving, Susie Boyt writes wonderful articles about Christmas. The latest one came out today in the weekend Financial Times, and you can read old articles on her website, here.
Next week - a men's gift guide.
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