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2017 Gift Guide: Gift Ideas for Her

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but who says she has to have just one? We introduce a few sparkling candidates for her crystalline crew, plus a few ways to relax and indulge in life’s little pleasures.

Mineralogy Brass Circle and Arc Earrings [1]

gift ideas: Mineralogy [1]

Big, brassy baubles handcrafted right here in Chicago by metalsmith Theresa Cowan$68, Mineralogy [2]

Kayu Margaux Clutch [5]

gift ideas: Kayu Margaux Clutch [5]

Two of the top trends for fall — va-va-voom velvet and sparkling stone — in one cool carry-all. $245, Kayu [6]

David Yurman Black Onyx Barrels Bracelet in 18K Gold [7]

gift ideas: David Yurman bracelet [7]

Delicate enough to stack with other bracelets — yet striking enough to shine on its own. $2,150, Razny Jewelers [7], 1700 Green Bay Road, Highland Park

Sidney Garber 18K White Gold and Diamond Scribble Ring [8]

gift ideas: Sidney Garber ring [9]

Both playful and sophisticated in design, the Scribble Ring is the perfect holiday gift. $8,000, Sidney Garber [10], 118 E. Delaware Place, Chicago

JINsoon Nail Polish — Tout Ensemble Collection [11]

gift ideas: JINsoon nail polish [11]

Chip-free lacquer that’s chic and formaldehyde-free. $56, Space519 [11], 900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Pedro Garcia Metallic Sneakers [12]

gift ideas: Pedro Garcia metallic sneakers [12]

Metallic by way of silk. On your feet. This is real life, people! $316, Chalk Boutique [13], 337 Park Ave., Glencoe

Sudara Anju Robe [15]

gift ideas: Sudara Anju Robe [15]

We don’t know what we love more: the beautiful, unique print or the impossibly silky feel of the fabric — and she won’t either. $79, Sudara [16]

Tatcha Deep Polish Rice Enzyme Powder [17]

gift ideas: Tatcha Deep Polish [17]

This magical whip relies on gentle rice bran (who knew?) to deliver the kind of exfoliation normally associated with harsh chemicals. $65, Tatcha [18]

Saor Perfume [20]

gift ideas: Saor Perfume [20]

Free of alcohol and water, this subtle perfume oil relies on the natural calming properties of bergamot, white tea, and musk to ease tension. $65 for 10ml, Saor Perfume [21]

Kohler Waters Spa Bath Treatment [23]

gift ideas: Kohler Waters Spa [23]

A long soak in the tub is relaxing; the Kohler Bath Treatment (at the Kohler Waters Spa in Burr Ridge) is downright mind-numbing. Up for a splurge? Make it a really relaxing year and buy 12. $104, Kohler Waters Spa [23]

Vosges Haut-Chocolat Soirée Smash [24]

gift ideas: Vosges Haut-Chocolat [24]

Like a chic, grown-up piñata, this giant slab of sweetness comes with a wooden mallet for hacking away at it. $50, Vosges Haut-Chocolat [25]

Bellabeat Leaf Urban Health Tracker [26]

gift ideas: Bellabeat [26]

Some trackers focus on weight loss; this one monitors sleep, menstrual cycles, and activity and stress levels, too. $139, Bellabeat [27]

ELUCX Relaxing Retreat Spa Gift [28]

gift ideas: ELUCX Relaxing Retreat Spa Gift [28]

Inside is a French pink clay mask, mixing set, sea salt bath soak, and cold-pressed red clay soap. Throw in a bottle of dry rosé, and go ahead and crown yourself World’s Best Gifter. $80, Ames and Oates [29]


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Cara Sullivan is Make It Better’s Print Managing Editor. She has held positions at Cosmopolitan, Allure, and Martha Stewart Weddings magazines, and writes for many national and local publications. Sullivan lives in Ravenswood Gardens with her husband and two young daughters, and is a passionate supporter of Indivisible Chicago [35], a grassroots organization that focuses on direct actions that small, local groups can take to influence their representatives in Washington.