Women’s Gifts Under $50
1. Fuchsia Dip-Dye Notecards
Why: An e-mailed thank-you might be simple, but it isn’t proper. Or pretty.
Where: $18 at Fig.2.
Why: This Virginia interior designer’s warm, organic homes have graced the pages of Domino and Washingtonian.
Where: $35 at Amazon.
Why: Key chains ought to be playful—and make it easier to spot your keys at the bottom of a dark bag.
Where: $38 at Michael Kors.
Why: Ladies can like a good brew, too, especially if the presentation is nice.
Where: $14 at Red Barn Mercantile in Alexandria.
Why: Because she touches up in the school drop-off line, at the office, and post-drinks.
Where: $32 at Bluemercury.
Why: Because there are only so many flannel nightgowns you can give her.
Where: $30 at Journelle.
Women’s Gifts Under $200
Why: Local leather maven Carolyn Misterek has crafted the perfect clutch for evening cocktails.
Where: $110 at Matine.
2. “Kessler” Toque
Why: It’s a stylish gateway to the washable cashmere of Lululemon’s new sister brand.
Where: $98 at Kit and Ace.
Why: The local design duo Mintwood Home offers custom textiles at a relative steal.
Where: From $100 at Mintwood Home.
Why: DC’s purveyor of refined prep, Tuckernuck, offers monogrammed duffels that go from office to overhead bin.
Where: $120 at Tuckernuck.
Why: Because even cozy PJs can look chic for Sunday morning Instagramming.
Where: $95 at J. Crew.
Why: With a sleek calendar, two notebooks, and sticky notes, it’s the definition of #deskporn.
Where: $75 at Appointed.
Women’s Gifts Over $200
Why: She’ll enjoy a golden glimpse of the tropics—even while it snows.
Where: $1,075 at Bloomingdale’s in Chevy Chase.
Why: Because over-the-top sparkle is practically a holiday- season requirement.
Where: $495 at Tory Burch.
Why: Because she has enough black pencil skirts.
Where: $995 at Club Monaco.
Why: Because after a long day at the office, she deserves to mix a mean martini in style.
Where: $349 at West Elm.
Why: This Maryland jeweler turns out bold earrings that add polish to any outfit.
Where: $250 at Rachel Mulherin.
Why: Elegant, soft, and timeless. Pretty much the perfect gift for any woman.
Where: $255 at Rag & Bone in Georgetown.