Christmas shopping for her? We consulted a woman for help (hey, it’s not we’re asking for directions). To prevent as much last-minute grief as possible, here are a few gift ideas for the XX in your life.
Here you’ll find specialty items that pop: emblazoned silk scarves and kimono belts, crafty wallets and handbags, graphic tees that look good on any body shape. Check out the amazing wrap wool kimono jacket (the Serene Highness Coat, $250): it will knock her socks off. 3634 Main Street, (604) 873-5459.
Why not give a gift that gives back? That’s right, Lingerie. Keep in mind, what spoils all the fun of unwrapping dirty, sexy underthings is poor sizing. So, ask for help from the sales people! 2950 Granville Street, (604) 738-5121
(Also try Honey, 3448 Cambie Street, (604) 708-8065)
And for sisters, mothers, friends…
Granville is always great for one-stop shopping. Try the merino wool and silk scarf from Funk Shui (1375 Railspur Alley) or the wine and nibblies gift baskets from the Liberty Wine Cellars (1660 Johnston Street, Net Loft).
Just about every woman looks good in Lulu. But stay away from sports bras. Go for the classic and comfortable hoodies (the Remix lulu at $93, and the Shebob Jacket at $99 both look great). Again, the sales people will help you with sizes. Ask their advice. 2113 West 4th Ave, (604) 732-6111; check online for other locations.