The Holiday Gift Guide For Ladies

Are you trying to find the perfect gift for a lady in your life, be she a friend, family member, or romantic partner? The Gentleman’s Gazette is proud to offer its definitive holiday gift guide for ladies, carefully curated to include a wide array of gifts at several price points and inspired by the best savoir vivre of Classic Style.

And, of course, there’s no reason that you can’t do a little shopping for yourself!

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Up to $100

Peter Pauper Press Notebooks ($10)

While we live in a digital world, for those moments when she needs to take a note, jot down a thought, or express herself on the written page, provide her with a medium as unique and memorable as she is. Featuring dozens of beautiful covers inspired by art, culture, and history, Peter Pauper Press carries an expansive line of journals and notebooks, starting at $10, that are sure to become her favorite new companion.

Journals are available in three sizes!

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scented candles by

Lulu ($20+)

These long-lasting soy candles come in a wide array of fragrances, many of which are sure to suit her personality and personal spaces! We suggest Tuberose & Gardenia if you’re not sure what to get.

Colorful Montblanc Ink Bottles ($26)

Raphael refills his fountain pen’s signature green ink
Raphael’s signature ink comes in deep forest green from Montblanc.

Every time she signs her name, make it an artistic display with uniquely colored fountain pen ink! From modena red to toffee brown and amethyst purple to Irish green, ditching boring black or blue ink will unlock a whole new world of writing opportunities so she really puts her stamp on every letter she writes.

Over a dozen colors are available!

Crane & Co. Stationery ($28)

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Crane & Co. offers a wide array of stationery supplies.

Whether writing a letter to a friend, sending out an RSVP, or dispatching “Thank You” cards, nothing compares to the Old World charm of a handwritten note. Inspire her to do more writing with this beautiful collection of stationery from Crane & Co., available as writing papers, envelopes, cards, and more.

Air Tags / Galaxy Tags / Tile Trackers ($30+)

Sven Raphael's Samsonite polycarbonate luggages
With a tracking tag tucked inside, you will always be able to track down your stray luggage.

Are you constantly losing little items like your keys, the remote, or a commonplace book? Or are you afraid that your airlines might lose your luggage? Consider a discreet but extremely helpful tracking tag that allows you to hunt down those lost items wherever they might be hiding. Consider Airtags for optimization with Apple products, Galaxy Tags for Android phone users, or Tile trackers for a generic option.

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Vintage Perfume Atomizers ($30+)

They don’t make many things like they used to, and perfume bottles and atomizers are a perfect example. Fortunately, thousands of beautiful antique fragrance containers are waiting to become her new favorite way to store her favorite perfume. Available in surprising quantities in local thrift stores, you can also find an incredible array of options at online auction sites like eBay.

Styling Sephora Favorites Kit ($39)

You don’t have to know anything about makeup to get her exactly what she wants with this Styling Favorites Kit from Sephora. This eight-piece collection comes with sampler sizes of essential hairstyling products from amika, Olaplex, OUAI, and more: she’s sure to find her new favorite product in this collection!

Interested in more makeup value sets?

Native Union Phone Case ($60)

Clic Wooden iPhone Case
Clic Wooden iPhone Case

Just because a phone case is functional doesn’t mean that it has to be ugly. The phone cases from Native Union, including the Clic line feature genuine wood, are beauties to behold that will keep her phone protected while keeping it looking beautiful as well.

Need more “Stocking Stuffers?”

Screenshot from Folio Society webpage Henry James Turn of the Screw

Folio Society Classic Edition

Books ($60+)

For the dedicated reader, these handsomely bound and illustrated editions of favorite novels could be the perfect gift! If she likes ghost stories, consider Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw.

Museum Membership ($60+)

For the woman of culture in your life, give the gift of unique experiences and the arts this holiday season by surprising that special someone with a local art, history, or cultural museum membership. Whether for a connoisseur or a newbie, a museum membership is a gift that can be enjoyed the entire year. Our local art museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, offers starting memberships at just $60.

Roberto Ugolini Fragrance Sampler Set ($70)

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Finding your preferred fragrance is a snap with a sampler pack!

When fragrances are such a personal choice, how are you supposed to help her find the perfect option? With this sampler pack from Roberto Ugolini, you don’t need to choose! 11 incredible scents, inspired by the dolce vita of Italy, will be hers, and from these, she is sure to find several new favorites.

CHI Air Digital Touch Ceramic Hair Dryer

CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer ($70)

A high-quality hair dryer is something many women want, but few own. They know their stylist’s hair dryer does a far better and faster job but haven’t made the upgrade yet. If the lady in your life relies on her hair dryer daily, this is a great gift option for her. 

Audible Annual Subscription ($96)

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Enjoy the convenience of listening to a beloved book on Audible.

From true crime podcasts to Edith Wharton novels, autobiographies about today’s celebrities or historical accounts, Audible is home to an expanding library of texts and programs that can be enjoyed at home, in the car, or wherever you feel like listening! Basic plans are available for about $100 a year, although the premium levels offers access to an even larger library of content.

$100 to $500

Annual Subscription to the Criterion Channel ($100)

Whether she likes fantasy or film noir, classics or kitsch, she’s sure to find something to love on The Criterion Channel. An incredible repository of foreign, art, and classic films, The Criterion Channel features thousands of films that will keep the cinephile in your life busy until next Christmas!

Never worry about what to stream again!

Real Balsamic Vinegar

Genuine Balsamic Vinegar from Modena, Italy by Villa Ronzan ($110)

When we say “real” balsamic vinegar, we don’t mean the kind you buy at the grocery store or even on the shelves of your local Italian specialty store. Authentic balsamic vinegar is produced in a strictly regulated, time-intensive process carrying a D.O.P. stamp. One of our favorites is made by Villa Ronzan.

Manicure Set Travel Kit in Leather and Stainless Steel from Fort Belvedere

Fort Belvedere Travel

Manicure Set ($140)

You can’t put a price on clean and neat nails, and this manicure makes self-care a pleasure!

Fort Belvedere Business Card Case ($150)

Close Up Business Card Cases with cards made by hand - Top Quality Aniline Leathers with Luxurious Goat Velour linings by Fort Belvedere
Business Card Cases made by hand – Top Quality Aniline Leathers with Luxurious Goat Velour linings by Fort Belvedere

Card cases are one of the few accessories that aren’t gender-specific. The ones from Fort Belvedere are beautiful no matter who carries them. Women often remark on this particular card case. If the woman in your life is business-focused, this is a great stocking stuffer or gift this holiday season.

Available only from Fort Belvedere!

Fort Belvedere Lamb Nappa or Suede Gloves ($160+)

Fort Belvedere Gloves
Fort Belvedere gloves come in a wide array of vibrant colors!

Available in size 7 and up, the beautiful dress and driving gloves from Fort Belvedere will also fit the hands of most ladies. These elegant and fitted gloves are the perfect accessory to keep her warm while also keeping her chic and stylish.

Shun Premier 8″ Chef’s Knife ($200)

We’ve tested numerous chef knives. There are many we like, such as the Wustoff knives from Germany and the Evercut Furtif from France, but the one we like the most is the Shun 8” Premier chef’s knife from Japan. It is lightweight, surgically sharp, easy to use, and comfortable for most hands. What makes it an especially stunning investment piece is how beautiful it looks on the counter with the gorgeous dark wood handle, its gold cap, and the layered Damascus cladding with a hammered tsuchime finish. 

Scarves, like these from Fort Belvedere, are a perfect choice for cashmere. They can be worn for decades, and are soft and warm on the neck.

Fort Belvedere

Cashmere Scarf ($215)

This exquisite cashmere scarf, available in several colors, is one more example of a Fort Belvedere product that ladies will enjoy just as much as the gents! This winter, forget the department store Pashmina that offers little protection and get her something equally beautiful that will keep her warm on those cold winter nights.

Find all of our Fort Belvedere scarves!

Spa Day (+$230)

Piece of Heaven in Cancun - Le Blanc Spa Resort
Whether at a fancy resort or a local spa, she is sure to love the gift of a spa day!

Show her your genuine appreciation with a day of rest and relaxation! Book her a day-long session at the local spa or plan an unforgettable getaway where she can truly unwind and let it all go.

Roberto Ugolini Fragrances ($255+)

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Roberto Ugolini offers some of the finest fragrances currently on the market.

Give her the gift of an introduction into the rarefied world of luxurious niche fragrances with a beautiful flacon from Roberto Ugolini. These exceptional scents represent the pinnacle of olfactory excellence. With an expanding collection from which to choose, find your and her new favorite scent today.

For ladies, we recommend High Heel White, Kitten Heel, Marzocco, and Azzurro.

Not sure which fragrance to buy?

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Persol Phantos-Style Sunglasses ($307)

In elegant tortoise shell to flatter every coloring and an organic phantos shape that will suit most faces, this unique pair of sunglasses is sure to become her new favorite. Made by the iconic Italian brand Persol, these sunglasses capture the spirit and vitality of Italy and channel the effortless style of la bella paese.

Weekend Staycation (+$300)

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Historic 300 Clinton Bed and Breakfast in Minneapolis. [Image Credit: 300 Clinton]

You don’t have to get away to “get away!” Treat her to a luxurious staycation without needing a road trip or air journey by booking a fun weekend at a local bed and breakfast. Residing in splendor at a historic home will transform your little vacation into a magical retreat that you will both remember with pleasure.

Fort Belvedere Peccary Gloves, $315

Peccary Gloves Unlined in Chamois Yellow with Button from Fort Belvedere
Peccary gloves aren’t just for the fellows!

Peccary leather, on its own, is a rare, remarkable material – harvested from wild Peruvian animals, it is renowned for being both incredibly durable and soft. It’s one of the few glove leathers that will become more beautiful with wear. Since leather gloves are often in contact with snow and water, we decided to take peccary one step further. Introducing HydroPeccary: our peccary leather is specially finished in Germany to offer a water-resistant finish, the first of its kind. Finally, our gloves are handstitched by master craftsmen with quirks for extra flexibility and a soft Italian cashmere lining for warmth.

Available in over five classic colors!

Pelikan M600 Fountain Pen in Bordeaux

Pelikan M600 Souveran Fountain Pen in Bordeaux ($415)

Pelikan is known for making some of the most elegant and well-respected fine writing instruments in the world. Most will recognize their hallmark striped fountain pens in green and blue, but only the most serious collectors seem to be familiar with the Bordeaux version. This deep and enchanting red pen features Pelikan’s notable black pinstripes. With a black resin cap and gold clip and nib, this is one pen that will continue to fetch compliments from those you admire. The M600 Souveran is a mid-sized fountain pen perfect for most hand sizes. Not overly large, but not small either, it will fit easily in your jacket’s pen pocket, on your desk as a showpiece, or in your attache to serve you at the most important meetings of your life.

Season Tickets to a Cultural Event ($550+)

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The opera can be a wonderful experience for everyone, including opera fans and soon-to-be opera fans!

During the season of giving, consider a gift that can be used year-around: tickets to a recurring cultural event, like a season of plays, musicals, or operas. While season tickets are available at many price points, for an unforgettable gift, why not splurge on prime orchestra or mezzanine seats? After all, who doesn’t love an excuse to get all dressed up?

Martina Vidal Bedsheets ($850)

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These Martina Vidal sheets are made from the world’s finest Sea Island Cotton. [Image Credit: Martina Vidal]

Made from exceptional cotton sateen, these refined bedsheets are embroidered with designs inspired by Venice, the most romantic city in the world. Even if you can’t take her to The Queen of the Adriatic, set sail for a good night’s sleep with these decadently beautiful and wonderfully soft sheets and pillowcases.

Martin Vidal offers an entire range of bed linens!


We hope you’ve found something for every lady on your shopping list! If not, here is additional content that may help you on your holiday search!

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