Shopping & Gift Guides Delaware - Happening HolidaysSometimes the line between what a girl wants and what a girl needs gets blurred!  Do we need that purse or do we just want that purse? Women are picky too and that makes holiday shopping for your girlfriend, wife, mother, daughter, sister or friend difficult to say the least.  So, we took a survey, scoured the web and local shops to bring you a list of  10 sure fire gifts that would make any woman happy.


 What a Girl Wants

The=-Scape-Gift#1 The Scape

It’s genius, you can wear it as a cape or wear it as a scarf. Hence the name, SCAPE!  This multifunction scape will become everyone’s absolute favorite accessory! A great idea for a Christmas gift or to treat yourself! One size fits most!  Made of 70% Acrylic, 30% Cotton and retails for $36.00 at

shopmamie logoShop Mamie is a boutique and online store carrying fresh, style-driven yet affordable Women’s clothing and accessories. Inspired by the idea of looking fabulous on a budget, Megan and Amy launched as a resource for inexpensive, chic clothing, where all featured items are priced under $100. provides a complete, online shopping experience for women’s trendy clothing and accessories including personalized service and styling advice to customers both online and in store.


# 2 Alex + Ani Braceletsalex & Ani

Made in America with love

Alex + Ani stackable, adjustable bracelets are a “must have” for that trendy girl on your list.  These appeal to women of all ages and the price is reasonable with bracelets starting  at @ $28.  They have a ton to choose from you, so start your friends’ collection by gifting one or two…whatever your budget allows.  They can be found in North Delaware at The Gift Horse, Christina’s Unique Accessories & More, Femme Fatale Boutique & Nordstrom’s.

Alex and Ani is a company dedicated to creating products of unparalleled quality and beauty that promote consciousness and unity. Manufacturing in the United States and reusing and recycling materials is an integral part of Alex and Ani’s mission as a conscious and eco-friendly company. Alex and Ani’s collections are not only eco-friendly, they are made up of powerful, meaningful, and spiritual pieces, which uplift and inspire all who wear them.

ugg slippers# 3 Luxurious Slippers

Slippers that are any more than $20, in our mind, are a Guilty Pleasure.  Definitely, not something that most women will go out and by for themselves.  So, if you want to spoil the lady in your life then consider surprising her with a pair of luxurious fur lined slippers. They are sure to keep toesies warm and feet happy.  That’s enough to make any girl feel good, from head to toe.  Our advice is to search the internet for the best prices and styles.

spa day#4 Spa Day

Another one of those guilty girly pleasures – facial, massage, mani +pedi, ahhh!  A whole day or  1/2 day to be pampered.  The best is to determine the recipients salon of choice and purchase a gift certificate.  If you are on a budget, you can connect and arrange for other friends to chip in too or contact the beauty school near you, like New Beginnings Spa at Dawn Institute,  for information on services.  More than likely at a beauty school, services are half of what you would pay at a salon.

shoes of prey#5 Shoes

Plain and simple, women love shoes.  What could possibly more exciting than being able to design your perfect pair of shoes?  A gift certificate to Shoes of Prey, an online shoe design web-site, would be ideal for the Fashionista in your life.  She gets to select from 12 shoe shapes – including ballet flats, stilettos, sandals, oxfords and wedges. Then play with over 170 fabrics to select the shade and texture for the heel, platform and side.

 What a Girl Needs

 quality time#6 Quality Time With You

Life is crazy and sometimes we lose sight of  the true meaning of the Holiday Season.  It’s not the gift that counts, but the thought.  What could be more thoughtful or valuable than quality one on one time with you.  No cell phones or computers allowed and no big budget necessary. Mark off your calendar and plan your date.  It can be as simple as a picnic in the park or as fancy as dinner and show or anything in-between.

#7  Remote Car Starter

remote-car-starterHow great would it be on a cold morning to push a button and have your car warmed up for you.  We can’t think of a girl that wouldn’t appreciate those extra 5-10 minutes in the morning to have a second cup of coffee or to read the paper.  A remote starter is a radio controlled device installed to preheat or cool the vehicle before the owner gets in. Once activated,  it starts the vehicle automatically for a predetermined time. Different models have keyless entry as well.

fitbit-band#8 Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to appreciate the beauty of this technology.  Sleep as well as exercise are important to overall health.  At the beginning of each year, most woman vow to be healthier and this tool will make sure they are well aware of how they are doing.  There are several types of fitbits, but this one is our favorite.  It tracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes.  It also monitors how long and well you sleep and wakes you (and not your partner) with a silent wake alarm. The LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal…did you get to 10,000 steps?

glitter-phone#9 Cell Phone Accessories

Portable cell phone chargers, pretty cases to match every outfit, cell phone wallets, speakers to boost the tunes, headphones to silence them out, holders to display the goods…the list goes on an on and there are accessories for every budget.  Go old school with your smartphones by hooking it up with the Retro Phone Handset…covered in Swavorski Crystals to bling it up!

The Retro Phone Handset transforms your mobile into a traditional phone handset, allowing you to answer calls and still easily access the functions of your smartphone such as looking up contact details or checking calendar dates. It’s also much easier to hold between your shoulder and chin than the traditional flat mobile phone if you need to do some serious multi-tasking!

 wine-bag#10 Wine Purse

For the wine lover in your life…a  purse designed to carry up to a 3 liter bag of box wine.  Simply remove the wine bladder from the box it comes in and insert it into the purse aligning the spigot with the zipper located in the lower side seam.  Carrying this purse to events such as picnics, tailgating, and other get togethers assures that they will make many new friends.



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