Whether it's your secret santa, girlfriend, mom, sister, teacher, boss, mother in-law, or friend you're shopping for this holiday season... have I got some gift ideas for you:
Perfume sets: These are the perfect gift for just about anyone and are great value. If you're not sure what the person you're shopping for usually wears in perfumes, then consider getting a tester set (travel size versions of several popular perfumes/colognes). Otherwise, generally speaking Clinique, Vera Wang, Dior, and Marc Jacobs are safe bets.
Magazines: It might seem dated but trust me, a good magazine subscription is a fabulous, reasonably priced gift idea. It's the gift that keeps on giving! Because they'll receive a new magazine every month and think of you. Some great ones: Marie-Claire, Glamour, Vogue, Nylon, W, InStyle.
An Eternity (circle) scarf: They're cute and popular, great for any age or style.
The Kindle/iPad/E-book reader: Perfect for travelers, commuters, and overall reading enthusiasts.
Train case: Or some sort of travel case for makeup, jewelry or toiletries. It's a glamorous gift that can be purchased at all different price levels.
Bonus points if you fill it with stuff.
Flocked coat hangers: (find these at Canadian Tire, Bed Bath and Beyond, WalMart, etc). They are the perfect clothes hangers. They are slim and flocked so that even the lightest dress or blouse will stay put in your closet.
Great overall stores to check out for the women in your life: Sephora, The Bay, Shopper's Drug Mart, H&M, Bittersweet, Pistachio, Indigo, and Bed Bath and Beyond.