Five on Friday: Gifts for Her

by Jacob Gordon

We’ll continue on with our look at holiday gift ideas, focusing this week’s Five on Friday on gifts for the gal in your life. Whether it’s your partner, daughter, grandparent, or best friend, here are five gift ideas she’s sure to love.

Rather than concentrate on big-ticket items (something we’ve already touched on), we’ll keep the attention on items that can complement the more impressive gifts she may receive this holiday season — big or small. Think of these as gifts she’s going to open before the grand finale.

1. Prana Scarf


A wonderful accessory for the entire year is a nice lightweight scarf, and no one does it better than Prana. Whether you’re looking for an infinity scarf, a hand-knit scarf, or a scarf with tassels, you’ll find what you’re looking for with Prana’s scarves. Each scarf features a stylish design perfect for keeping necks warm and looking great. And best of all: Prana is an eco-friendly and socially-responsible company, so you’re not only buying a quality product, but you’re buying some good karma too.

2. Convertible Gloves 


We’ve talked about tech-friendly gloves in the past, and while those are certainly a great option, the classic convertible gloves provide excellent dexterity and finger use while giving warmth protection when its needed. Some may offer a hand-knit construction while others utilize super-soft polyester fleece, but no matter what, your gal pal will be able to keep her hands warm while still having full functionality.

3. Haiku Hand Bag

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A hand bag from Haiku makes for a wonderful and practical accessory piece for that special lady in your life. Whether you’re looking for a simple clutch or cute looking shoulder bag, Haiku has an array of different bags to fit the bill. Truly, the assortment of different bags and styles may be a bit intimidating, but try to simplify things. What do you want her to use the bag for? Day-to-day running around? Weekend trips? Special occasions? Knowing that can really help zero in on the bag that’s just perfect for her.

4. Wool Socks

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If you’ve been following these holiday buying guides, you know I talked about wool socks for the guys last week, but we love wool socks so much at Appalachian Outdoors, I wanted to make sure to spend some time talking about them for the ladies. While all of the brands carry over their philosophies from the men’s line to the women’s (Darn Tough Socks = durability; Fits Socks = excellent fit; Smartwool Socks = great all around), it’s really the style that bears discussion here. Each company goes all out to make stylish socks that are vibrant and unique, perfect for accenting a skirt or cute blouse. From solids to stripes and elaborate designs, you’ll be sure to find a pair she’ll love.

5. Hi-Loft Fleece Jacket

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The North Face Fleece Jackets

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Kuhl Fleece Jackets

Does the gal in your life love cuddling up with a nice warm blanket on a cold evening? Well, grab a hi-loft fleece jacket, and you can give her that feeling all day long. No matter which brand’s jacket you go with, the hi-loft fleece is cuddly soft and wonderful to the touch. It won’t do much against wind, but on those chilly days when she’s running errands, she’ll love cozying up inside the jacket as she goes about her day.

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