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The RLS Gift Guide for Your Favorite Females

We know that there are sooo many gift guides out there these days, increasing the pressure to find that “perfect” gift for everyone on your list. Please don’t let that drive you nuts! It really is the thought that counts so stick to your budget and have fun. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Is your family trying not to give more “stuff” this year? Stay tuned for a blog next week! See the men’s gift guide here.

Happy Shopping!

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For the fashionista (or your RLS stylist)

These are the RLS-approved gifts, a.k.a. the pieces we’re asking for this holiday! I’m told that my favorite planner is making its way into my stocking. Another perfect stocking stuffer is the super-coveted YSL limited edition Rouge Pur Couture Star Clash lipstick imprinted with stars in a glitter case. It’s hard to find online, but it’s still in stores! Kyle asked Santa for a guitar strap for her everyday work purse. Kate Spade, Marc Jacobs, and Rebecca Minkoff are making the affordable version of the runway takes from Fendi and Valentino.


Kate Spade New York 12-Month Agenda, $40

Lana Jewelry Small Upside Down Diamond Hoop Earrings, $430

Blank NYC Morning Suede Moto Jacket, $188

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture Star Clash Lip Color, $37

Kate Spade New York Mix It Up Guitar Strap and Tassel, $128



For the friend who loves a personal touch

We saw these Macon and Lequoy pins at Upstairs on 7th and fell in love. They would make adorable lapel pins or purse embellishments. Upstairs on 7th has an assortment of individual letters and objects, so call if you’re looking for a particular pin! Lani thinks these are sooooooooo cool.


Macon and Lesquoy brooches, $24-80

Purchase from Upstairs on 7th (call or stop by their store in downtown D.C. to order) and Shopbop


And if you think she’ll need a blank canvas for her pins, the Rebecca Minkoff Leo clutch is the perfect size and the perfect price. We are OBSESSED with the star one!


Rebecca Minkoff Leo Star Clutch, $95

Rebecca Minkoff Leo Metallic Clutch in Cranberry, $95

Rebecca Minkoff Leo Velvet Clutch, $95



For your sister who is always on her phone

These tech accessories are practical and fashionable. If you know someone who Instagrams until their phone runs out of battery, the Rebecca Minkoff tassel charger or the Mark and Graham bracelet charger will be their favorite gift. The Ugg shearling earmuff-headphones are for the girl who walks to work, even in the winter.

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Ugg Classic Genuine Shearling Headphone Earmuffs, $75

Rebecca Minkoff Always On Power Tassel Keychain, $50

Mark and Graham iPhone Charging Bracelet, $150



For the hostess with the mostest

Our host picks are quirky, playful, and party-ready. If you haven’t noticed the Sugarfina trend taking over, be prepared to see it everywhere now. These luxury candies come in unique flavors, like matcha green tea caramel, and adorable shapes, like these mama and baby piglets. Make a “bento box” on their website with the candies you know your hostess will love or pick up the pre-made holiday set exclusive to Neiman Marcus.


Cool Chick Emoji Cocktail Napkins, $48

Godinger Monkey Bar Tool Set, $125

Sugarfina x NM Holiday Cheer 3-Piece Bento Box, $28



For the girl who lives at her workout class

These Athleta leggings are stylist approved for wearing at the gym and on the go. The faux-leather moto details give them an edge we can’t resist! Pair them with a Spiritual Gangster sweatshirt and the glam new Fitbit bangle and she’ll be the best dressed girl at solidcore!

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La Vie Boheme Yoga Mat, $86

Spiritual Gangster Evil Eye Sweatshirt, $98

Fitbit Flex 2 Accessory Bangle, $99.95

Athleta Ponte Luxe Legging, $98



For the girl with a sweet tooth

These fashion-shaped chocolates are to die for. The splatter paint shoe reminds me of the paint print Manolo Blahniks from a few seasons ago!


Maggie Louise Fashion Chocolates, $38



For you from your kids

How fun is Coach’s new dinosaur theme?! From bag charms, to coin purses, to crossbody bags, we think this is a chic mom gift that is kid approved. I know my kids would try to steal anything I owned from this collection!


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Coach Rexy Coin Case, $95

Coach Steggy Hangtag, $30

Coach Beast iPad Sleeve, $195

Coach Rexy Bag Charm, $150

Coach Rexy Dinky Crossbody, $450

Coach Steggy Bag Charm, $150

Coach Rexy Turnlock Wristlet, $195


Lani Inlander is a personal stylist, working with clients who want to feel their best and look put-together every day. You can find her in the Washington, D.C. and New York metropolitan areas.

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