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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Gals

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Somehow this year has flown by yet again and it’s already time for holiday shopping. Fear not, we’ve got your back and are sharing our gift guides for all of the special someones in your life this week. For our first installment, we’ve focused on gifts for your Bitches, which will be followed with a guy-friendly gift guide, a gift guide for your hostess with the mostest, and finally one for your foodie friends.

Best of all, our online Bitches Who Brunch shop will be launching December 8, featuring jewelry & accessories, hostessing gifts, champagne flutes and more for the Bitch in your life.

Shopping for your friends is pretty much like shopping for yourself, only that it comes with the added benefit of the joyful feeling of giving. It’s not uncommon that I’ll love the gifts for my girlfriends so much that I’ll also pick one up for myself, but ’tis the season, right? (Mom and Dad, feel free to buy me anything in this post)

We’ve broken down our top picks by interest from the luxe fashionista to the jet-setting adventurer. Happy shopping!

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For the Fashionista

We all have that girlfriend who’s constantly juggling between Louis, Fendi, and Ferragamo. She is always two seasons ahead of us and dressed to the nines. It can be tough to shop for someone who considers shopping as her main form of cardio, but these baubles are sure to delight your favorite fashionista:

Matine Clutches- These sleek yet roomy clutches come in unique, stylish prints—leopard, scallop, and gold trim and are available from Washington, DC, based female designer in the Bitches Who Brunch shop on December 8. is available in a variety of colors with gold embossing to customize your gift. It easily transitions from day to night with luxe detailing such as a spunky tassel and python leather.

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Sephora Favorites Superstars $75 – Your beauty-obsessed bestie will be like a kid in a candy store with the ultimate Sephora gift box. This little piece of heaven contains an array of twelve full-sized best-sellers from skincare to fragrance.

Zero Gravity iPhone Case $28 – The fashionista changes her phone case on days that end in Y and it’s hard to keep up. We love the whimsy of the rainbow jewel graphics on this quirky iPhone case and this is a great affordable option for a tech-inclined friend.

BaubleBar Twinkle Chain Bib $58 – BaubleBar is our go-to destination for stunning jewelry at an affordable price point. There’s sure to be something for every fashionista on your gift list. We’re partial to BaubleBar’s statement necklace selection and are lusting after this Twinkle Chain Bib to spice up our LBDs during the holiday party circuit.

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Sophie Blake Stud Earrings, $70-180. These minimalistic, edgy earrings come by the female designer are the perfect gift for the girl who has everything: they’re unique and unlike anything you’d find in a department store. The earrings from the namesake designer will be available for purchase at shop.BitchesWhoBrunch.com on December 8.

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For the Fit Bitch

Although the fashionista may get her cardio in on Fifth Avenue and the streets of SoHo, the fit Bitch is working off her mimosas at the closest spin studio, treadmill class, or Crossfit box. Activewear has dominated the catwalks and consequently exercise accessories have become increasingly chic. Here are our top picks to go from barre to bar:

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Tory Burch for Fitbit $195 – Tory Burch and Fitbit had a baby and every fashion-forward fit Bitch is vying to be its fairy godmother. The classic fitness tracker is embellished with Tory’s iconic fretwork and is guaranteed to be the focus of any arm party. Bitches love options and we can’t pick a favorite between the shiny gold, rose gold, or silver varieties. We’ll leave it to you to make the tough decisions.

Lululemon Blissed Out legwarmers $58 – The Bitches in the City are completely hooked on our partner Pure Barre’s grueling workouts and spend nearly every day in sticky socks. If you’re shopping for a fellow barre addict, chances are that these plush Lululemon legwarmers are at the top of her list. They’re made with sweat-wicking Merino wool and feature an articulated knee that bends with every plie and tuck.

Bkr bottle $30 – We all know how important it is to hydrate and it’ll be tough to get her to put down this gorgeous bottle. Bkr bottles are fashionable and functional, made from recycled glass and completely BPA-free. We’ll drink to that!

Crossfit Dice $35 – If she prefers burpees to beer pong, this Crossfit-inspired dice game is a sure bet. This dice set randomizes your WOD with more than two million potential combinations.

Feetures! Running Socks, $15- For the runner in your life, pick up a pair of Feetures! socks from our favorite DC running store, Pacers. She’ll thank you after she’s knocked out a half-marathon blister-free. (We outfitted HBIC Cori Sue, above, is rockin’ a runnin’ ensemble from Pacers).

For the Explorer

If your friend has more stamps on her passport than ex-boyfriends and should practically pay rent at the airport, you are gift shopping for a jetsetter. Her travels may take her to exotic locales, but these thoughtful gifts will make the trip half of the fun:

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Drybar Up, Up and Away! Travel Set $25 – Just because you’re on a vacation doesn’t mean you should give your hairbrush one. Keep your locks looking first class with this Drybar travel gift set. All products are TSA-approved and even housed in a TSA-friendly pouch.

Starbucks Double Wall Traveler $19.95 – We’re a sucker for anything with polka dots, especially if it keeps our coffee piping hot. This limited edition ceramic tumbler from Starbucks features a shiny gold pattern and double walls to keep your latte warm and your paws cool while on-the-go.

C. Wonder Velvet Heart Travel Set $58 – Traveling doesn’t give you an excuse to be a cranky Bitch. Ensure that you get some quality zzz’s with this plush slippers and sleep mask set, playfully adorned with velvet and hearts. The slippers are wool-crafted with soft soles while the mask is lined in pure silk.

Bobbi Brown Travel Brush Set $135 – When it comes to quality makeup brushes, we’re on Team Bobbi. This full travel set, complete with a chic faux-croc case, has us itching with wanderlust and is sure to make packing a breeze for your jetsetter BFF.

Fotostrap, $85. Snap photos in style with a colorful leather Fotostrap for your DSLR. Available in white, red, and pink on shop.BitchesWhoBrunch.com on December 8.

For the Type-A Personality

We all know her. Color-coded agenda, alphabetized bookshelf, pencils lined up perfectly in a row. The quirky type-A personality knows how to get stuff done and do it right, and we love her for it. Below are our top gift picks for the hyper-organized gal pal, just make sure the wrapping paper is creased perfectly along the edges.

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Kate Spade Desk Set $40 – With gold hardware, punchy colors, and signature Kate Spade cheekiness, this desk set makes us want to get to work. The compact organizer is perfect for gifting or storing right on a tabletop.

Talk Is Chic notebook $18 – This gorgeous little black book is perfect for jotting notes and checking off to-do’s. It is small enough to slip inside of a purse for any list making on the ready.

BaubleBar mobile charger $30 – At any given time, your feverishly organized friend likely has a dozen apps running on her phone. Give her a little juice with this adorable mobile charger from BaubleBar in a cheery magenta shade.

I Am Very Busy print $18 – Let her gallery wall speak for itself with this sassy gilded print. We recommend placing it promiently over a desk to let the world know who is the Head Bitch in Charge.

For the Snow Bunny

We’re hunkering down for the holiday season under layers of cashmere and faux fur with plenty of spiked cider. A thoughtful gift can warm the heart and the body. Outfit your favorite snow bunny with our top cold weather picks:

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J. Crew cashmere lined tech gloves $98 – Your friends have no excuse not to Snapchat you back with these tech-friendly cashmere lined gloves by J. Crew. The quality leather exterior is available in a variety of classic hues from wet cobblestone to English saddle, although we are partial to vintage red.

Tinley Road faux fur infinity scarf $75 – This classic infinity scarf adds a touch of glamour to the everyday trek outdoors at a wallet-friendly price.

Anthropologie faux fur earmuffs $58 – We love the rustic, tribal twist on the detailing of these luxuriously soft faux fur earmuffs. These are sure to be a conversation piece for the snow bunny who dresses to impress.

J. Crew Fair Isle leggings $69.99 – These cozy Merino wool leggings are perfect for anywhere from après-ski to the A subway line. The bold pattern and bright colors will make a statement and break through the sea of boring black leggings and Ugg boots during the morning commute. 

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