Between birthdays, half-birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, friendiversaries, Secret Santa exchanges and every other occasion to buying awesome things for the awesome people in your life, sometimes we get stuck. Luckily, Scottsdale Quarter’s Alison Goodman is here to save the day with some useful gift ideas for the holiday season!
Scottsdale Quarter is located at: 15037 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale
For the creative woman: Whoever said calendars are boring clearly never took a trip to Paper Source, one of my favorite places for gifts. From traditional wall calendars featuring art and travel to that perfect handheld datebook, there are wonderful items for that organized and tasteful lady in your life. Sometimes it takes a little reminder to continue to project positive vibes, and Paper Source has the most precious of carry-all items to help someone do so in style. From makeup pouches to coin purses, she’ll truly be able to Enjoy the Little Things. Kate Spade is synonymous with the term “chic accessories” and her line of stationary, purse pouches and note pads are just that. Why use boring pencils when they can be patterned? Perfect for the working woman who wants a snazzy desk, snatch up these accessories in classic prints while you can!
For the traveler: For that special lady-on-the-go in your life, luggage from Travel Outfitters is the perfect gift. Featuring pieces in colors like red, navy and purple, she’ll never tote boring luggage again. The best part? A hard outer shell ensures durability and will keep her possessions safe. Travel Outfitters has the selection when it comes to Vera Bradley accessories. Known for bold colors and wild, yet traditional, patterns, the camera cases, iPhone cases, wallets, makeup bags and wristlets are fantastic gift items for the carry-on traveler. My personal fave? The black, white and yellow wristlet – classy and colorful. Just in case she’s still toting around a traditional piece of luggage in black, the most popular color, one of these snazzy and colorful luggage tags is the most complementary of items. Ones with clever sayings, like “Not Yours” and “Hanzzoff,” are sure to tickle her funny bone, but if she’s not one for quotes, there are plenty of bold multi-colored tags to choose from.
For the cheffette: Le Creuset I never thought cookware could be described as “adorable,” but I can’t handle the cuteness of cooking dishes that look like hot peppers. The yellow or red “pepper” can compliment any kitchen color scheme, while the orange or green are perfect to make a statement amongst neutral tones. Cute, cute, cute! Be sure to buy her a chef’s hat if you purchase this gorgeous stainless steel saucepan set. With Le Creuset’s iconic three-ring design on the lid, this cookware is perfect for preparing a gourmet meal. Self-sealing lids lock in moisture while premium steel resists pitting and scorching, thereby ensuring it will maintain its luster for the long haul. The Matte by Le Creuset collections is my personal favorite. It’s a fresh take from the bright colors you typically see in-store, but the design and functionality stay true to the cookware’s French heritage and unparalleled quality. My personal color pick? The cotton, a soft and beautiful white. Simple and elegant all at once.