What a girl wants … For the Holidays | PostIndependent.com

What a girl wants … For the Holidays

Post Independent/Kara K. PearsonAccessories can be fun gifts for the females in your life.

Holiday gift shopping- and receiving – can be as magical as discovering half-eaten cookies and an empty glass of milk on Christmas morning.Gift exchanging also can be as puzzling as solving a Rubik’s Cube without taking it apart or moving around the colored stickers.Quite often I have no idea what to buy people, and I have a feeling it’s mutual. This can be especially true when it comes to the guy-to-girl, girl-to-guy gift exchange.As a young girl, I had a wish list for Santa that was typically the size of some college term papers. I would go through the Sears catalog and ear-mark all the cool stuff I wanted, from Glamour Gals to Cabbage Patch Kids.I no longer make those lists, and usually have no idea what to expect from people. Maybe they already know what I like, because I’m rarely disappointed. Last year I scored a pink leather jacket and some tall black boots (no, I’m not in a lipstick-wearing chick biker gang). This year I’m hoping for a new ski jacket and some sexy shoes, preferably of the pointy and kitten-heeled variety.I can’t speak for all the ladies out there, but I know a few who wouldn’t mind tearing opening these gifts this holiday:• Oakley A-Frame Snow Goggles. Starting at $85 (retail), these high-definition goggles for women are not only great for eye protection and glare reduction, but they look hot, too. The hard part is choosing which colors of frames and lenses to buy. I’m a big fan of the silver frame with pink iridium lens, but the matte olive frame with high intensity yellow lens would be key for cloudy, overcast afternoon skiing or riding.• Victoria’s Secret Gift Card. These suckers range from $25 (almost there) to $500 (cha-ching!). A girl can cash in her card for VS loot at the Cherry Creek Mall or online to buy about anything feminine she could imagine. There’s Steve Madden python stiletto boots, Dream Angel fragrance and lotions, pink flannel pajamas, Miracle Bra swimwear or Body by Victoria undergarments, and so on and so on. This is the gift that keeps on giving. • Le Pod. Found on girlshop.com, this handy iPod carrier is for all those girls out there who love to accessorize, even down to their MP3 players. Le Pods, made in the U.S.A., are made from vegan-friendly materials to protect the latest rage in portable sound. They come in boom box, leopard, Mickey Mouse and unicorn design themes and are only $20. See number one of Bobby’s picks if the whole she-bang is needed.• Vintage jewelry. Bracelets, earring and necklaces this season are all about femininity and sparkle. Target has a wide selection of vintage jewelry at reasonable prices (around $17 to $35) that will save a man a trip to a consignment shop, unless she wants authentic Art Deco. Then I suggest For You Shoppe or Finder’s Keepers in Glenwood Springs for the real McCoy.• Scarves. During the winter, scarves are the best thing since the heated leather seats in my Jeep. They serve a dual purpose – warmth and style – which is key for living in Colorado, as opposed to say, Arizona. Gap has supersoft fringe scarves with metallic threads for sparkle and shine. My friend Melody crochets handmade scarves from wool and soft, velvet-like materials in all colors, lengths and widths. I just bought two for myself, matter of fact. Merry Christmas to me. Contact April E. Clark: 945-8515, ext. 518aclark@postindependent.com

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