Editor’s Picks: Girlie girl gift guide

editors picks

Santa Baby, bring me …

After a year of chasing after little ones and juggling too many balls to count, this busy working mom wants some girl time, courtesy of these fabulous gift ideas!

Frames and fortune dress

Frames and fortune dress

The price tag on this retro dress from ModCloth definitely made me raise my shades, but the greatest gifts are the things you’d never actually buy yourself, right? I’d love to accessorize this cutesy dress with bold red or yellow heels and an oversize clutch. (ModCloth, $245)

Glass water faucet

Glass water faucet

This metal water faucet sculpture is completely impractical but totally pretty, making it the perfect gift for the girly girl on your list. Just picture it sitting somewhere stately like a bookcase or throwing guests for a loop when they see it perched next to the bathroom sink or atop a piano. (Uncommon Goods, $50)

Rose Marigold camera bag

Rose Marigold camera bag

Jo Totes’ camera bags pull double duty, as camera tote and stylish handbag so you don’t have to juggle both. I’ve been eyeing the Rose Marigold, though I’ll admit to coveting the Georgia bag, too! Both pretty and practical, the bags feature adjustable interior pads to accommodate whatever gear you’re toting. Check out all their styles. (Jo Totes, $89)

Mercury glass pillars

Mercury glass pillars

I may or may not admit to fancying The Real Housewives of Anywhere. And I may or may not have a slight obsession with Beverly Hills’ Lisa Vanderpump’s incredible mirrored bedroom. Since I’d have to invest in a warehouse of Windex just to keep such frivolousness clean from the hands of my tykes, I’ll settle for some equally frivolous and precious pillars from Pottery Barn. (Antique mercury glass pillars, $20-$50)

Keep the Ocean Blue bracelet

Keep the Ocean Blue bracelet

This company is actually near and dear to my, pardon the pun, heart. Hearts.com sources unique, handmade and, most importantly, socially responsible fashion items from around the world. I’ve had my eye on their sea glass pieces for quite some time and can’t wait to sport these beautiful gems. (Bracelet, $58; earrings, $42)

Kitchen tablet stand

Kitchen tablet stand

As someone with no Pinterest patience, I’m prone to pinning a recipe and immediately trying to re-create it. This Smart Tools tablet stand allows you to prop up your tablet on the kitchen counter for easy viewing while following a recipe. Another great Smart Tools pick is the iPad screen shield to stop splatters. (Williams-Sonoma; tablet stand, $50; screen shield, $15)

Lace headband

Lace headband

I’ve pinned many of these headbands, but let’s be real, they’re never gonna get done, so someone please buy me one instead. Just imagine making these from your wedding dress to wear throughout the year or gift to your daughter. Swoon … oh wait, no time! (Stitch from the Heart, $27)

Oversize crocheted clutch

Oversize crocheted clutch

Another pick from Hearts.com, this oversize crocheted clutch is a fair trade product, sourced from a group of women artisans in India. Proceeds from these hand-crocheted lace items go toward projects like free eye tests and glasses for the artisans, as well as free school uniforms and blankets for retirees. (Hearts.com, $48)

Jaquita open-toe pump

Jaquita open-toe pump

There’s something about the platform peep-toe plus a jeweled brooch and sumptuous jewel tone of the shoe … I’m literally drooling over these pretty pumps. They’re a steal at less than $100, and come in black, red satin or light gold, so you really have no excuse not to snatch them up for your holiday parties! (Nine West, $89)

Classic bowl set

Classic bowl set

We all need some food storage in our lives, so why not at least make it fun and girly with jewel-toned nesting bowls from Tupperware? This is by far my top Tupperware pick, if I were to admit to actually having favorites when it comes to food storage. They work, they’re cute and they totally match those peep-toe pumps. Sold! (Impressions classic bowl set, $35)