50 Nice Gifts for Those Who’ve Been Naughty
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Every holiday season we thumb through the gift guides with the best intentions — then we put off our shopping because we’re marathoning “Breaking Bad” and updating the What Mindy Wore wiki. Call it research. Everyone knows and loves a hustler like Tom Haverford or a jock as bro-tastic as Kenny Powers. We’ve gone shopping for them — plus felon Sophia Burset, workaholic Mae Holland and even incorrigible attention-whore James Franco — and found gifts for all of the naughty characters on your list.
So she doesn’t cook. It doesn’t matter. Maybe she wants to feel like the kind of person who could cook, if she had a personal chef on staff and also Mario Batali’s cell number. Gwyneth Paltrow’s “It’s All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great” ($23) might be full of lies, but they’re such pretty lies.
Best friend isn’t a person, it’s a tier. Let her know you’ll always have her back with the Kate Spade New York “An Ace Up Your Sleeve” black and gold bangle ($48).
She’s not the only one who hasn’t figured it all out yet. Cartoon blogger Allie Brosh’s graphic memoir “Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things that Happened” ($20) is hilarious and relatable.
She has a hard time committing even to a gel manicure, but with Deborah Lippmann’s Starlight nail set ($49) she can change the color as often as she changes her mind. Six sparkly shades, literally at her fingertips.
If she’s going to be a mess, she might as well be a hot mess. The Deena and Ozzy Hammered Crossbody Bag ($42) holds a wallet, phone and emergency take-out menu. It’s vegan leather, basically for moral reasons.
She’ll dance across city streets and fall on her face with irrepressible humor in the lightweight Acorn Via Wrap Flat ($55), which takes the classic ballet flat design to new heights.
When you move as much as she does, traveling light is the only option. The Alexander McQueen leather pouch ($270) keeps her essentials — if nothing else — tidy and contained.
She’s so embarassed that she’s not a real person yet. Kelly Williams Brown’s indispensable manual “Adulting: How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps” ($12) can help.
And the next time she runs off to Paris for a weekend, she can sleep on the plane. The Sofia cashmere cable knit travel blanket and sleep mask ($273) weigh next to nothing and folds up small for traveling light.
These gold peacock hoops with blue agate insets ($148) symbolize both beauty (she has it) and good fortune (working on it).
She’s your wisest confidante and a true-blue friend. She’s also doing serious time for credit card fraud. She might not have a chance to visit for another eight to ten, so let the new documentary “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s” take her behind the scenes at one of the world’s most iconic fashion spots. ($18)
“Change is the healthiest way to survive.” She has a lot in common with Karl Lagerfeld. Here’s all of the collected wisdom of the Chanel and Fendi legend in his own words. Hardcover. ($21)
A girl’s skin is her best friend. She can look after hers with the Clarisonic Mia 2 ($150). The micromassage gently removes environmental impurities and residue more efficiently than traditional facial cleansers.
Don’t get between a woman and her tools. The Bobbi Brown Basic Brush Collection($185) will make her fully equipped to work her magic, even though she’s anything but basic.