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No Clue What to Buy for Your Gal for the Holidays? Go Vintage.

Vintage movie posters at Replay on 19th Street
Vintage movie posters at Replay on 19th Street
Photos by Cherise Luter

Recently I shared a few great ideas for shopping vintage for guy gifts. Now it is time for the ladies.

Finding gifts for the ladies is, I must admit, a lot easier due to sheer volume of choices and stores. I once again enlisted the help of Dawn Bell (a.k.a my vintage fairy godmother) and the great people at Antiques & Interiors at the Pavillion, Grace Hart & Co., Reply on 19th Street and Etsy shops Height of Vintage and Anitantique.

And now for the gifts...

Fashionista

Your choice of baubles in Antique Pavillion
Your choice of baubles in Antique Pavillion

Her coffee table is stacked high with new and old editions of Vogue, Elle, V Mag and CR Fashion Book. Her closet is her 2nd bedroom and Fashion Week is a national holiday. Don't go clothes shopping for this girl, instead look for great accessories or the tools of her trade.

Antique Full Length Mirrors Vintage Jewelry Boxes Sketches or Signed Photographs of Designers Accessories and Jewelry - like this Christian Dior scarf at Height of Vintage

World Traveler

Middle Ages map reproduction from Grace Hart & Co.
Middle Ages map reproduction from Grace Hart & Co.

Her Twitter location is "Everywhere" and her Instagram has more pictures of plane wings than selfies. She lives out of her suitcase for fun, not for work. Her go to gifts have a global feel and show off her love of travel.

Vintage Suitcases Vintage Maps of Major Cities Vintage guide books Antique Globe Antique Travel Trunks  

Lots to choose from at Grace Hart & Co.
Lots to choose from at Grace Hart & Co.

Domestic Goddess

Her dinner parties are the stuff of legends. She loves hosting every holiday in her beautifully decorated home and goes all out with decorations, gift bags and even cooks food from scratch. A mix of Nigella Lawson, Martha Stewart and your Pinterest Boards.

Vintage Aprons Vintage Serve ware & Flatware Party Themed Home Decor Classic Cookbooks and Coffee Table Books

Quirky Girl

Classic kids toys at Replay on 19th Street
Classic kids toys at Replay on 19th Street

Two words, Zooey Deschanel...nuff said. Much like her male counterpart Chic Geek, she loves things that are a bit outside of the mainstream. Look for childhood items or memorabilia re-purposed for adult use.

Lunch Boxes Classic toys Crazy Sunglasses Frames Anything that would be described as "super cute" Classic board games and craft sets Vintage children's books - really good one's at Anitantique Vintage

Art Lover

A collection of the artist's work at Antiques Pavillion
A collection of the artist's work at Antiques Pavillion

She can be found at coffee lounges and wine bars enjoying local performers or deep discussion. She is a poet, a painter or a designer. Go to items are art pieces or items that celebrate the greats.

Old show programs or tickets Playbills Collections of famous artists works Early editions of famous books Photographs of famous artist centers (Montmartre, Broadway, etc)

Past Era Romantic

Perfume bottles Lady Mary would love at Antiques Pavillion
Perfume bottles Lady Mary would love at Antiques Pavillion

She is in love with the old world and all of its opulence. TV shows like Downton Abbey and movies like Titanic were made for her. She wants a little bit of the luxurious world of the early 1900's and maybe even late 1800's in her life.

Cameo Brooches and Necklaces Vintage Perfume Bottles Crystal wine glasses Antique Picture Frames Leonardo DiCaprio in a tux under the tree Christmas morning


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