A Chanuka Gift Guide Series- Part One: For The Women in Your Life

The weekend is almost here! I am very grateful for that. It has been a long week and I am looking forward to a nice weekend spent with family.

Chanuka is almost here as well. The crisp December air is reminding me of lighting candles and the smell of latkes. Can't wait to spend time with the extended family. Give gifts etc.

With Chanuka coming I know lots of you are wondering what to get for that special someone. So I thought I'd make a list of some items big and small for different ages and genders. I will put about 10 items per category. Shopping for gifts can get very expensive so I will stay in the $100 and below range.

Well start with the female women (your wife, best friend, mother,sister...) I will do a series this one for being for the women. The next one for men and a third one for children in my next two posts. Check back for that.


                                       Michael Kors Gold Fragrance

I recently received a little spritz bottle sample of this item along with one of my sephora orders. I fell in love with it right away. With Michael Kors' new signature fragrance, it has a rich, luxurious scent, it is also noticeable scent and lasts all day unlike lots of other perfumes I have. This perfume has alot of personality! What a great gift for that women in your life. Bloomingdales $75 1.7 oz

                                              Nars Danmari Palette

When it comes to makeup, palettes are great for conserving space. For a women this is a great go-to palette. It has a total of 6 shades- blushes, a highlight shade and the most amazing bronzers. This one is the new limited edition Danmari All About Cheeks palette by NARS Cosmetics. In my opinion Nars makes some of the best blushes and bronzers. They are highly pigmented and the bronzer isnt orangey or dirty looking. Its perfect for a little contour. $65 Sephora


Cocktail Bling Essie Winter Nail Polish Collection

My favorites in this collection are brooch the subject and bobbing for baubles. Brooch the Subject is a great light nude color. I'm wearing it now. It's a great color for when you want to feel pretty and wear nail polish but not wear too much color. And brooch the subject is that perfect navy color. One of my favorite colors in the winter in nail polishes and eye shadows is navy! The rest of the collection is very  nice. Those are my favorites. They usually retail for about $8 so getting the entire cocktail bling essie winter collection would be $48


                                             Urban Decay's Naked Palette

This is one of my favorite eyeshadow palettes. It comes packed with 12 gorgeous neutrals that work for absolutely everyone. Shades range from a light delicate champagne to a dark gritty gunmetal color. There is also a variety of textures some more shimmery and some a little more matte. It can be used for an every day look with the more neutral colors or a night out with the more daring smokey colors. These eye shadows are pretty pigmented and pretty well lasting when combined with urban decays primer potion. This will make a great gift. Sephora $48



The Hunger Games Trilogy

The Hunger Games, written by Suzzane Collins, is fiction in the young adult genre.
When the book opens, North America as we know it has been destroyed and is now divided into 12 districts, ruled by an oppressive government located at the Capitol. Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old girl from District 12, takes her younger sister’s place as one of 24 “tributes” selected every year to participate in the Hunger Games at the Capitol. The Games pit children from ages 12 to 18 against each other in a fight to the death in a giant, treacherous arena. Everything is televised and highly publicized all over the country. Katniss must not only survive the Games, but deal with a romance between her and another tribute from District 12, all the while deciding if she is willing to kill strangers her own age as a pawn of an oppressive government. The Hunger Games is the first book in a trilogy, and it was released in 2008.
I'm still in the process of finishing this trilogy. I am right at the middle of the Mockingjay one.  It is a combination of nerve-racking tension and thrilling action. It never gets boring. I am very much enjoying this trilogy. It's aimed at the young adult world but I feel like to get the full idea and understand the background you'd have to be an adult to really enjoy it.  The reason it's in the women's gift section of this series is because I really enjoyed it and I believe any women my age will. Amazon.com $31.57 for the full trilogy in hard cover 

                                         Marc Jacob Turnlock Studs

These gorgeous Marc Jacob Turnlock Studs are surely a gorgeous choice. They come in a bunch of different colors as well. Jewelry is always a great choice when it comes to a women. You can never have enough stud earrings. Nordstrom $32


Dior Show Waterproof Mascara

I have tried dozens of mascaras. I like a mascara that gives length and volume at the same time. I like the look of false lashes but not everyone has time to apply false lashes every day or for every special occasion. This mascara is great for getting that great even look without clumps and it stays all day and doesn't run down even with the occasional tears in the cold weather. Sephora $24.50

Philosophy's Purity Made Simple Cleanser

I love all of philosphy's skin care products. This is one that I really get daily use out of. I wash my face with this cleanser when I wake up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. It's great for cleansing and makeup removal at the same time.My skin type is combination- oily and it keeps my face looking clean and fresh all day long. It has a soft scent that doesn't annoy or hurt the skin but keeps you feeling refreshed. Also,  a little bit goes a long way so the product really lasts well. Philosophy.com 8 oz $20.00

                                    Chefmate Purple 4 Pc Cookware Set

For a women who loves to spend time in the kitchen and cook this is a fabulous gift idea! And it's one of my favorite colors- purple! It's non stick and Chefmate is a great company. This cookware set will give you delicious dinners all year round. Target $13.98 

                                           Bath and Body Works Candles

I love walking into a room in the house and smelling a delicious scent whether it is marshmallow fireside, hot chocolate, fresh fruity smells etc candles are lovely!  As soon as the weather turns a little cold at the end of Autumn and the beginning of Winter I begin to burn these candles. They last for about a month and a half or so- not too bad. It reminds me of sitting next to a warm fireplace on a cold night and it gives the house a good feeling. I love them and I'm sure any women you give it to would love it as a gift ecspecially around this wintery time! Bath and Body Works 4 oz Candle $9.50

I think those are all pretty good choices when it comes to gifts for women. No matter how much it costs a gift is a gift. So good luck for all of the shoppers out there who are having a hard time choosing the perfect gift for that perfect women.

I hope this guide has helped a little in that situation!

Check back for the gift guides for men and children. Also check back for a special giveaway gift coming up soon!

Till next time. Good Luck! Have a nice refreshing weekend!


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