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Gift Guide 2011 

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Pikolinos ”Sitges Tall” Boots $250

These traditionally styled, high-quality leather boots by Pikolinos will be a staple of her fall and winter wardrobes for years to come. The cozy interior padding and grip soles make them a go-to choice for every kind of weather and outfit.
Sports Den, 1350 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-582-5611,

CZ Cuff Bracelet $16.95

These ubersparkly cubic-zirconium cuff bracelets are slightly bendy and subtly open-ended to make slipping them on and off pain-free. Icing her wrists has never been so easy.
New Orientation, 1400 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-582-4462,

Vintage Chinese Ginger Jars $10.95-$12.95

Chinese ginger jars have been used for centuries to, you guessed it, hold ginger and other spices, but were also traditional wedding gifts with patterns—cherry blossom and double happiness are pictured—conveying specific sentiments. They still make delightful gifts, whether the giftee uses them to store spices, small treasures or simply as decorative accents.
New Orientation, 1400 Foothill Drive, Suite 162, Salt Lake City, 801-582-4462,

Iron Fist Purse $62.99, Shoes $54.99

So, the girl in your life never got over her obsession with My Little Ponies, Hello Kitty and other bright-hued ’80s characters. You don’t have to shop in the kids’ section of Target for the accessories she’ll love—Iron Fist’s glittery pink purse and shoes are adorned with ponies, owls and ice cream cones, but with an adult edge.
Blue Boutique, Multiple locations,

Knit Scarf & Hat Set $40

There’s nothing cozier than a scarf that was handmade—but what if you don’t have any crafty skills? The scarves and matching hats at Pleezher Boutique are made locally, in a variety of colors, with “Fun Fur” accents to add colorful flair to dreary winter days.
PleezHer Boutique, 363 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-487-2787

Painted Flask $39-$45

Fruit-flavored vodka or fine Scotch—these vibrant flasks will look classy, no matter what’s on the inside.
Mary Jane’s, 613 Main, Park City, 435-645-7463,

Little Miss Austen Board Book $10

Indoctrinate them young with this Pride & Prejudice counting primer, which ties vital elements of Jane Austen’s story to numbers 1 through 10. The bright illustrations and cheeky text—written by local author Jennifer Adams—make this book a must for the bookshelf of any current, or future, Austen fan.
The Library Store, Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-524-8238

PeachTreats Fake Gauge Earrings $20-$24

PeachTreats “fakers” capture the style of attention-grabbing gauge earrings without the commitment of ear gauging. Made from polymer clay, the earrings are one of a kind, in looks that range from the elegant to the funky.
PeachTreats,, and at Craft Sabbath Holiday Boutique, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City,

Pink Champagne Bubble Bath $12.99

Baths can be romantic, but nothing ruins the mood like a cheap jumbo-size bottle of Very Berry Bubble Bath. Enter Pink Champagne Bubble Bath, made with real Champagne and a boost of pheromones to make bath time sexy again.
Blue Boutique, Multiple locations,

Tattoo Purses $30-$100

The lush style of tattoo art doesn’t have to be confined to one’s body. Amanda Powell of downtown’s Lost Art Tattoo paints her unique designs on vintage purses that make a gorgeous gift for someone who loves ink but is too chicken to go under the needle—or for someone who’s simply run out of blank skin.
Miss Amanda’s Army Candy,, and at Craft Sabbath Holiday Boutique, Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City,

Owl Vase $12.95

These sassy glass owls can be used as vases or candy jars, and are a hoot to have around even when empty.
Evergreen Framing Co. & Gallery Inc., 3295 S. 2000 East, Salt Lake City, 801-467-8770,

Survival Kit ~$76.21

Why settle for one gift when you can give a dozen adorable girly products? Build the perfect at-work survival kit to help her prepare for 5 o’clock cocktails—or freshen up after a late night out. Rice-paper blotting tissues, dry shampoo, eyelash curler, lip gloss, perfume, a mini flask and more are all under $9.
Got Beauty, 900 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2090,

Pocket Watch Necklaces $28-$32

You supply the watch; she’ll supply the romantic back story. Maybe it was bequeathed to her by a beloved-but-eccentric great-grandmother. Or perhaps it was given to her by a dashing gentleman she met in London, just before he met his tragic end. Either way, it’s a beautiful and fully functional piece she’ll wear and treasure always.
The Queen Bee, 270 25th St., Ogden, 801-791-0241

FarmHouse Fresh Bath Products $29 and up

These body creams and bath products look as though they came straight from the farmhouse pantry shelf, but they’re more than just a pretty package. And with their yummy scents, extreme moisturizing power and none of the bad stuff, they won’t stay on her shelf for long. Natural oils keep skin soft all day, and the sweet, creamy scents are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.
Hip & Humble, Multiple locations,

Enzo Milano No-clip Curling Iron $119

Not all curling irons are like the giant gold-plated traps your mom used in the ’90s. The unique no-clip design and cone-shaped barrel of this iron can create anything from corkscrew curls to luscious waves. A heat-resistant safety glove and instructional DVD are included.
Got Beauty, 900 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2090,

Dylan’s Candy Bar Wish Bracelets $14.95

Give the gift of happiness, love, optimism, friendship and sweetness, all at once. Each of these five colorful elastic bracelets with gold charms corresponds to one of five adorable themes. She can wear one—or all five for extra luck—for a boost of positivity.
New Orientation, 1400 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-582-4462,

Shannon Hale’s Books of Bayern $18.95-$19.99

Utah author Shannon Hale’s debut novel, The Goose Girl, was meant to be a stand-alone novel, but thanks to Hale’s critical and popular success, three sequels followed. Now, with the release of a special-edition of 2009’s Forest Born with a cover that matches the previous novels, readers at last have the chance to own all of the Books of Bayern in a matching set that’s as gorgeous as the prose inside—the perfect gift for an established Shannon Hale fan, or any lover of enchanting words and stories. All copies at The King’s English Bookshop are autographed by Hale.
The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City, 801-484-9100,

Hansel From Basel Tights $34

Summer may have sundresses, but winter has tights. A spirited set of legwear can make all the difference on a cold day, in both toastiness and style. Find tights of every color, pattern and warmth factor.
FRESH, 870 E. 900 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-3458,

Marvel Comics Shoulder Bag $43.95

Even if she doesn’t know the Green Goblin from the Green Lantern, she’ll appreciate the eye-popping colors of this purse, featuring a collage of Marvel Comics covers. With plenty of pockets and a roomy interior, it can double as an overnight bag for when she’s out saving the world.
Cabin Fever, Trolley Square, 602 E. 500 South, Salt Lake City, 801-363-0828,

Handcrafted Sheep Measuring Tape $10.25

A measuring tape is a must for most crafts, but they have a habit of “disappearing”—usually to be found later, under a pile of half-finished home-improvement projects. Atone for past losses with a gift of a brand-new, flexible, 5-foot retractable measuring tape. The shear cuteness of these woolly sheep ensures that they’ll remain safely where they ought to be.
Blazing Needles, 1365 S. 1100 East, Salt Lake City, 801-487-5648,

Scarves $28 each or 2/$35

Yes, scarves are an integral winter accessory, but after the long walk or Trax ride to school, that warm woolly scarf can start feeling like an itchy albatross around her neck. Help her switch it up with a fancy floral or patterned scarf that’s light enough to be worn all day, but still provides protection from the chill of uninsulated classrooms.
Olive & Tweed, 608 Main, Park City, 435-649-9392,

Randoms Gift Card Earrings $8 each or 3/$20

Dangly? Check. Colorful? Check. Handmade and recycled? Check. These earrings, made from gift cards, are definitely Claudia Kishi-approved—Google it, guys.
Green the World, 143 25th St., Ogden, 801-781-3931,

Bento Boxes $2.99

It takes practice to eat with chopsticks—but it’s totally worth it when she gets to show off her hip, healthy lunch in the office break room. The aesthetic of the bento box is based on compact cuteness and encourages slow, thoughtful eating. Each layer of the stacking box can be filled with the lunch component of her choice—traditionally, rice or noodles in one, bite-size vegetables in the other. Chopsticks are stored in a tray under the lid.
Feliz Gift Shop, 110 25th St., Ogden

Bird Journal $12.50

This blank book features a cloth cover and lovely brown paper. Best of all, the journal’s pages will lie flat while she pours out her thoughts and ideas during a serious writing session.
Blooms & Co., 357 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City, 801-355-0434,

Heat-proof Flat Iron Case $20

This pretty bag is lined with heat-resistant material, so she can be ready to go as soon as she finishes straightening her hair—no more waiting for the flat iron to cool down before throwing it in an overnight bag. It’s a time-saver everyone can appreciate.
Blooms & Co., 357 S. 200 East, Salt Lake City, 801-355-0434,

Hobo Wallet $100-$148

You can’t put a price on a wallet that is both beautiful and functional. Hobo wallets have a multitude of pockets for credit cards, cash and even smartphones. She won’t even have to carry a purse—the better to show off the beautiful Italian leather.
Got Beauty, 900 E. 2100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-474-2090,

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