The Single Girl’s Gift Guide: Holiday Loot For You And Your Ladies

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The most wonderful thing about being a single lady is that all of your hard-earned cash is your own to spend as you so choose. Do you need a fourth fabulous winter coat? No. But do you want a fourth fabulous winter coat? Hell yes, and you deserve it. Still, it makes you pretty hard to shop for – same goes for your single lady friends.

Luckily, we’ve got all that handled for you with a few suggestions of way to treat yourself and your fellow singletons for every budget level.

Bubble Her Up: Luxurious Bath Bombs


If you’re on tight budget, but you want to give the gift of relaxation, check out LUSH’s bath bombs. They’re all around $5 and there’s one that even releases tiny, adorable roses as it dissolves. If you want to up the ante, throw in some aromatherapy candles and fuzzy slippers to keep her walking on air when she gets back to reality.

Price: $5.00 – $7.00

Give Her a Winter Glow: Watt’s Up Highlighter


There are more than a few things that can give a girl that natural glow (get your mind out of the gutter, even if you’re right), but for those winter days when she’s feeling down because her summer flush has dissipated or the cold has ravaged her skin, Benefit’s easy skin highlighter does wonders. It’s probably not on her makeup checklist, but you may just start a major addiction.

Price: $30.00

Keep Her Warm: An Infinity Scarf

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Knowing what to do with the ends of a scarf once it’s wrapped around your neck is one of the world’s greatest mysteries, but thanks to the infinity scarf trend (it’s a scarf with the ends sewed together) it’s easy to throw on a cozy accessory and run. Give your friend a gift that’ll keep her warm and breezy, but beware the speckled and multi-color varieties. She’ll get more wear out of it if you find a rich color that complements her winter coat (and her eyes).

Price: $20.00 – $60.00

Make Her Buzz: A Bottle of Veuve Clicquot


Many folks worry that a bottle of booze is an impersonal gift, but most single ladies aren’t going to buy themselves a top shelf bubbly unless there’s a reason to celebrate. Gifting her something special is one way to say she’s worth celebrating.

Price: $45.00 – 70.00

Super Self-Sufficient: DIY At-Home Brew

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Give the gift of a new skill and a sense of accomplishment with an at-home beer brewing kit. They’re relatively reasonable ($40.00) and there are plenty of different brews to try once your gal has mastered one like the Chocolate Maple Stout. But, if beer’s not her thing, they’ve got DIY kits for just about everything you can brew or stew, including kimchi

Price: $12.00 – $70.00

Stimulate Her Brain: The Breakout Book of 2013


Tenth of December by George Saunders has spot on practically every Best Books list in 2013, it even landed a spot as one of this year’s National Book Award finalists. Plus, since it’s a collection of short stories, it’s just made to be read and re-read (and re-read again). If your friend already read it, check out one of the four other National Book Award finalists (or the long-list books, for that matter).

Price: $15.00 – $20.00

Keep Her Classy: Gel Manicures Forever


Depending on where you live, a gel manicure can run you $20-40 a pop. What if the single lady in your life could get her gel on while watching The Daily Show instead of taking time out of her day (and big bucks out of her pocket) to get a professional manicure? She’d never stop thanking you, that’s what. Lucky for you, there’s an at-home gel manicure kit out there that includes every last piece of the puzzle.

Price: $160.00

Help Her Go All Night: Battery-Charging Cell Phone Case


It doesn’t sound glamorous, but hear me out. Those living the single life sometimes find themselves going from work, to a date, and if all goes well, an even longer date. The last thing she needs is her cell phone dying when she’s out one-on-one with someone new. Mophie makes charging cases for iPhones, Samsung phones, and even tablets (which is great if your girl’s a traveler). Plus, if the date’s a dud, she’ll need to make sure she has enough battery to fake a work emergency, right?

Price: $99.85

A Little Ooh and Ahh: Massage Certificate

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Just because we’re single doesn’t mean we’re not busy. Sometimes we forget to breathe while we’re running through our busy schedules. Anyone kind enough to think of us and the ever-present knots in our shoulders. If you’re on a budget and your single girl’s favorite salon is out of your price range, check Groupon for a deal. You might even find a new spot in the process.

Price: $49.00 – 200.00

 A Little More Ooh and Ahh: The Form 6


If you’re close enough to your friend not to giggle when she unwraps it, give your friend the gift that truly keeps on giving (and giving and giving and giving). The Form 6 is a bit pricy, but it’s everything a single traveling lady needs: it’s rechargeable, it’s waterproof, it’s quiet, and it comes with a travel switch that’ll keep it from giving the TSA the giggles. If you’re not sure what to get your friend, a gift certificate for She’ll get the hint. (And she’ll thank you.)

Price: $175.00

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