Holiday gifts for her

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We’re only a few weeks away from Christmas and that means that it’s time to finally get down to that shopping list if you haven’t braved the malls already. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite items that would make particularly good gifts for the females in your life. There are options for every budget and no matter which gift you choose, we’re pretty sure she won’t be disappointed.

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Fun iPhone case, $25-$40

In our personal experience, having only one practical iPhone case can be a little boring. If you know her style, go for something fun to help keep her phone safe. She might like it as an alternative to her normal case or it might become her new favorite. Above styles by Diane von Furstenburg ($28), J.Crew ($25), and Kate Spade ($40).

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Kindle Fire, $199

While we are big fans of the iPad, the Kindle Fire is bringing the competition with its portable size, many great features, and affordable price tag. The 7-inch screen is small enough to easily carry in most purses, and the interface is bright, colorful, and easy to use. For a modest price, users can surf the web, work in email, read books, use thousands of apps, and watch TV shows or movies.

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Tech-friendly gloves, $32

There are now many different brands of touchscreen-friendly winter gloves, but we particularly like these wool-blend Echo Tech Gloves, carried at Macy’s. They come in a wide range of colors, are simple and stylish, and have special fabric at the index finger and thumb that will work with touchscreen devices. Staying connected when it’s 28-degrees outside never looked so good.

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Olympus Pen E-PM1, $450

If price isn’t of great concern and the lucky lady on your list is in need of a new camera, we encourage you to consider the outstanding Olympus Pen E-PM1, which offers 12.3 megapixels, a CMOS censor, and interchangeable lenses. The micro four thirds camera has a 3-inch widescreen, 1080p HD video, in-camera art filters, 3D shooting, and stabilization technology. It boasts much of the quality and control of an expensive DSLR camera, but at a smaller price tag and in a much more portable size. We like the slick white version but the camera also comes in black, silver, pink, purple, and brown.

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Columbia Omni-Heat Thermal Electric Jacket, $750+

This gift isn’t easy on the wallet either, but after some thorough testing we can wholeheartedly say that if your loved one is a ski bum or just generally cold-blooded, she will love one of these warming winter jackets. With lithium-ion polymer batteries and special carbon fiber circuitry fabric, these jackets will keep you warm (3 different heat settings) and dry with its impressive tech specs and flattering fits. Opt for either the Circuit Breaker Softshell (left, $850) or the Snow Hottie Jacket ($750) to keep your loved one toasty warm all winter. 

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