Friday, November 28, 2014


Holiday Gift Guide for her

For this week’s Friday Favorite I thought I would give you not one, but twelve favorites! Considering today is Black Friday and the official launch of holiday shopping I thought what better time to premiere Brazen Brunette’s Holiday Gift Guide for Her.  These items are perfect for a friend, sister, mother or colleague and I would personally love to receive any of them myself. (hint hint, wink wink) Below are my picks and for those of you out there Black Friday shopping today good luck amidst the chaos!

1. F. Scott Quote canvas bag
Who does a love quote better than Fitzgerald?, and put it on a makeup bag and we have perfection.  He wrote to Zelda the quote that adorns this canvas bag. This is an adorable pouch great for holding school supplies or beauty items and an ideal gift for the literature lover on your list.  Retails for $17.99  (CLICK HERE) 

2. Oh She Glows Cookbook
This is currently on Amazon’s cookbook best seller list and for good reason.  I have been following Angela Liddon and her blog for years and I love her spirit, humbleness, and knack for creating amazing plant based recipes that are doable and make you feel great.  And the photography in this is stunning!  Whether your gift recipient is a vegan, vegetarian, or carnivore anyone would love this who is health conscious and looking to try out some new recipes in the kitchen.  Retails for $25 (CLICK HERE)

3. Pottery Barn Cable-knit Throw
Nothing says holiday season to me more than cuddling up in front of a fire with a cozy blanket.  This throw from Pottery Barn is great quality and feels like you're wrapped in your favorite thick and cozy sweater. Anyone would love this cable knit throw.  It’s also machine washable and would look great adorned on any bed or armchair.  Priced at $63. (CLICK HERE)

4. AERIE Pajama sets
Who doesn’t want to receive a comfy set of Pj’s around the holidays?  Aerie does pajamas right and these adorable flannel separates are priced at $34.95 a piece, but if you hurry fast they currently have a promotion going on where if buy one item you get the second for 50% off! (CLICK HERE)

5. Victoria’s Secret Eau De Parfum Fragrance Cracker
Victora’s Secret has some of the best fragrances for women around and every holiday season they come out with great gift sets.  This product is a perfect example, coming in at only $25, this set features 10 fragrances and is valued at $65.  A great budget buy! (CLICK HERE)

6. oh gosh, Cindy! Art Prints
Perfect for that quirky friend on your list or for the girl who has everything, these prints from UK Etsy shop ohgoshCindy are original and a gift she’ll never expect.  The artist has such a great variety and from doing business with her before I can vouch that her items ship fast and are great quality.  Go check her Etsy shop out!            (CLICK HERE)

7. Madewell Transport Tote
What girl doesn’t love a sturdy tote bag?  Whether it’s a friend in school or a business woman on the go, it’s a great investment to buy a good quality tote bag.  This Madewell tote, hits all the marks.  It comes in a bunch of different colors, can be monogrammed, and is made of genuine leather ensuring it will stand up to the wear and tear of everyday life.  I know this item is a splurge at $168, but the site offers free shipping and if you read the glowing reviews it promotes this bag will hold up for years to come. (CLICK HERE)

8. Urban Outfitters Teddy Bear Eternity Scarf
Being a native New Yorker having warm scarves in the arsenal is a necessity.  This is another great budget buy any girl would love.  Made of super soft and fuzzy fabric this scarf retails for $34 and comes in ivory, black, and light grey.  It is also great for travel because it’s large enough to double as a shawl on long chilly flights.  And can you ever have too many scarves? (CLICK HERE)

9. Sequin Star Map Necklace
Such a beautiful piece of jewelry!  Featured on Oprah’s Favorite Thing’s list this year, these necklaces each feature a crystallized constellation charm with a zodiac name plate.  There is a necklace for each zodiac sign and they are made of 22k-gold plated brass with crystal details.  Retailing for $48.00 this is a unique and personalized gift any woman would love. (CLICK HERE)

10. Nest Fragrances Pumpkin Chai Candle
A festive candle makes a great hostess gift.  This one by NEST, at $34, has a burning time of 60 hours and is housed in gorgeous glass packaging.  And whatever genius was behind this scent combination, rock on.  Pumpkin Chai blends wild pumpkin, spicy masala chai, cardamon, ginger, and cinnamon for a treat for the nose.  Scoop this item up for that holiday party you will be attending this season!  (CLICK HERE)

11. PIVOT Coffee Mug
For that Friends fan out there…can you think of a more perfect gift?  Who can forget the classic scene of Ross trying to get that couch up the stairs. I crack up every time I think of it and I know a couple friends on my gift list who would love this.  $16 from Etsy shop perksofaurora.

12. Kate Spade Metro Watch
This beauty is for that special someone.  With a gold plated face and a beige vachetta strap it’s a classic shape that would compliment any outfit.  Retailing for $195, it is on the pricey side but is great quality and an investment piece that will last for years.  (CLICK HERE)

Merry Shopping!


  1. Great blog Nicole! I became instantly obsessed with No 9, the Sequin Star necklace. I wanted to mention that if you use promo code OPRAH you can get 20% off.

    1. Good to know! Thanks so much for that tip Michelle, loving all these holiday sales this year!!

  2. wonderful ideas! the watch is super cute!
    following you on bloglovin', hope you'll look for me too. see you around!

    a possible fantasy

    1. Thanks for stopping by and the follow! Just checked out your blog, I am loving the "Lust vs Must" posts <3

  3. Dying laughing right now thinking about I adore that mug.

    And the F. Scott makeup bag, how lovely!

  4. And the Etsy prints, and the star map necklace, and basically everything on this list! I'm off to go see which ones have cyber Monday deals...

    1. I'm so glad you like everything! I know Kate Spade has a deal going on right now 30% off your order with code CYBER30 and Urban Outfitters has a deal $15 off any order $75 or more. Let me know what you end up getting!!

  5. Perfect gift ideas! Especially that watch ahh its beautiful!

    followed you on bloglovin as well :)
    ♡alexa ♡

    1. Thanks so much for the follow Alexa! And I know isn't that watch adorable, It's definitely going on my Christmas list this year.