The Manual’s Gift Guide for Women

With Thanksgiving a mere few days away, it’s prime time to start thinking about holiday gift giving. Even if you hate to shop, this is the one time of year you need to buck up, get to the store and start crossing people off your list. But don’t stress too hard because we’re here to help. We’ve already given you a gift guide for that booze lover in your life, and now we’re going to talk about someone very special: your lady.

Whether you’re shopping for a wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter or friend, the women in your life will absolutely love everything on this list. So check out our curated gift guide below and impress the fairer sex this season.


LAGOS Color Rocks Lapis Doublet Statement Ring
Okay, so you’re not ready to buy her the ring (or maybe it’s not even like that), but this beautiful piece of jewelry will definitely win a special place on her hand. Chunky sterling silver holds a stunning faceted lapis doublet stone and features an 18k gold crest for the perfect mix of masculine and feminine. $495, Lagos


Alex and Ani Deco Wrap Bracelet
Coming off a year of The Great Gatsby and everything art deco, this is the perfect gift for a girl who loves her vintage. Available in gold or silver, chevron-edged beads make this more than just a simple bangle. Plus, each piece is made in the United States from recycled materials, so you can feel good about your purchase. $48, Alex and Ani


Alexander Campaz Claudine Dress
Give her a reason to party with this stunning white and gold dress from Brooklyn-based designer Alexander Campaz. Not only will she look sexy, you’ll feel sexy buying it as a portion of proceeds from sales through the end of the year benefit Women for Women International, a nonprofit that helps women move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency. $460, Joyus

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Khirma Eliazov Jolie Python Clutch
Who wouldn’t want to receive this stunning bag from Khirma Eliazov? Seafoam python is accented with natural snake and brown shagreen, making it perfect for any outfit. A custom made, removable gunmetal strap and opulent purple suede lining are the details that will make her swoon. $342.50, Khirma Eliazov


Oggi 10-Piece Stainless Steel Bar Set
If your lady loves a great cocktail, this is the year she should learn how to make one herself. But she can’t do that without the proper tools. This 10-piece bar set from Oggi has everything she needs to mix classic and trendy cocktails alike. Buy a cocktail book to go along with it, and you’ll be knee deep in Old Fashioneds. $27.49, Target


Scoop Rugged Leather Biker Jacket
Moto jackets have been a huge women’s trend the last couple seasons, and this leather biker version from Scoop will have her looking fly. Broken-in leather and zippers on the front and wrists give it the right amount of edge. $598, Scoop


Zoē Mowat Design Arbor Jewelry Stand
How cool is this? Quebeçois designer Zoë Mowat was inspired by bowerbirds – a unique avian species that displays an array of brightly colored objects in and around its nest – when she created this jewelry stand. Fancy! Now she can display her most precious accessories on colored platforms and detachable wooded dowel. The mirror ensures she’s perfectly put together. And from November 29 – December 2, The Manual readers get 25% off at the Dwell store with promo code THEMANUAL. $425, Dwell

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A Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories by April Bloomfield
Michelin-starred chef April Bloomfield shares her favorite recipes and stories in this incredible cookbook. For the adventurous home chef, you will not regret being the guinea pig if your girl is cooking you meals from these pages. Get ready for lip-smacking recipes like tongue sandwiches and suckling pig, inspired by her menus at The Spotted Pig, The Breslin and The John Dory Oyster Bar in NYC. $25.40, Amazon


Etat Libre d”Orange Gift Box
If she loves fragrance as much as we do, this is the perfect gift for her. Comprised of 10 exquisite fragrances from the French brand, this beautifully boxed set comes with 10 fragrances housed in 10ml glass bottles, a great way for her to experiment and find her favorite. $100, b-glowing


Hermes Gaucho Silk Scarf
Unless your girl is some kind of weirdo (just kidding), you really can’t go wrong with an Hermès silk scarf. Classic, timeless and elegant, she’ll wear it forever. We love this vintage gaucho print in in all three colors. $325, Hermès

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