A Girl-Themed Gift Guide for Mothers, Sisters & Friends 2012

The holidays are here again and I wanted to share my second annual gift guide especially for the wonderful women in our lives. Nothing is more inspiring than finding perfect presents for the loved ones who are there for us year-round.

For the friend with the fabulous, “character-laden” home:

Rejuvenation Titan Exterior Door Plate: This Mid Century Modern Entry Set gives a little nod to the Hollywood Hills

Titan exterior door set Mid-century modern. Chelsea Charles Holiday Gift Guide

Titan Mid-Century Modern exterior door set

Three-ball hanging vase from CB2. Purchase one as a little “happy” or gift her with many to make a statement above her table.

3 ball hanging vases. Chelsea Charles holiday gift guide

3 ball hanging vases from CB2

Graphic Image Vogue Covers: A classic coffee table read with beautiful gold and black binding.

Graphic Image Vogue Covers. Chelsea Charles Holiday Gift Guide

Vogue Covers Coffee Table read

For the hostess who never ceases to impress.

Vintage flatware handles are repurposed as charming cheese markers each stamped with favorite flavors.

Vintage flatware cheese markers. Chelsea Charles holiday gift guide

Vintage flatware cheese markers add fabulous flare to any gathering

These gold-laced measuring hedgies are useful and double as darling conversation pieces.

Measuring Hedgies.

Measuring Hedgies

These Sterling Crystal Cluster Studs help complete our hostess’s elegant and timeless look.

Sterling crystal cluster studs by Chelsea Charles.

Sterling crystal cluster studs by Chelsea Charles

I love the simplicity of this tasting plate from Uncommon Goods. Pair with a variety of olive oils or tapenades.

Tasting plate

A simple, hostess approved tasting plate.

For the Sexy, Creative Single living in the big city.

This NARS Edie gift set is the perfect present to give your “It Girl” friend. Presented in an authentic 16mm film canister, NARS celebrates Sedgwick’s iconic style with superstar essentials. What makes this bundle fantastic, aside from Warhol’s most popular muse on the packaging, is the wearability of the hues. They are timeless for day or night.

NARS Andy Warhol Holiday Collection featuring Edie

NARS Andy Warhol Holiday Collection featuring Edie Sedgwick

Carine Roitfeld Irreverent. Ok, If this book were under my tree I would scream with happiness. Roitfeld is a creative director and fashion icon, who has been credited with launching Tom Ford’s career at Gucci as well as turning French Vogue into the powerhouse it is today. This book is filled with her photography collaborations and tear sheets.

Carine Roitfeld Irreverent. Chelsea Charles gift guide

Carine Roitfeld Irreverent is high on my wish list

Chelsea Charles Galaxy Bangle Golden: Mixing metals is encouraged and this dainty bracelet offers gold, rose and sterling all in one cuff. Galaxy Golden is one of my most popular styles.

Galaxy Golden bracelet by Chelsea Charles

Galaxy Golden bracelet by Chelsea Charles

For the foxy, multi-tasking Mommy-to-Be.

Clarin’s Beautiful Beginnings Pregnancy Kit. In order to stay happy during this time of tumultuous change with our growing bodies, it’s important to make pampering a priority. These travel-sized formulas soften, firm, tone and improve elasticity—reinforcing skin’s resistance to stretch marks and stress.

Clarins beautiful beginnings pregnancy kit. Chelsea Charles gift guide

Clarins beautiful beginnings pregnancy kit.

Creative Curator! Citrus Lane Gift Boxes. Here’s how it works. You’ll get a box every month filled with cute and practical products recommended by real moms. Tell them your child’s birthdate (up to 3 years) and they’ll choose the rest.

Citrus lane gift box

Citrus lane gift box

Baby cloud beanie and jumper. My sister, Arianne, showed me this on Pinterest and it has the be one of the sweetest little outfits I’ve ever seen. The cloud pattern comes in multiple colors including blue, green, red and pink.

Farg and Farm cloud beanie and jumper

Farg and Farm cloud beanie and jumper

Sometimes ambiance can brighten her mood by dimming the room. These cost conscious Mercury votive holders by West Elm are the perfect way to set the scene for relaxation after a long day. Mix and match is a must.

West Elm Mercury Votive Holders. Chelsea Charles Gift Guide

West Elm Mercury Votive Holders

For the graceful, dedicated dancer or pilates enthusiast

Dancers who read between rehearsals and pilates instruction will enjoy LOVED by Kimberly Novosel. It’s a coming of age story with a theme many women can relate to “Sometimes the wrong decisions lead us to the right places and people.The young author is a rising star. I recently purchased this from Amazon and am having a hard time putting it down.

Loved by Kimberly Novosel

Loved by Kimberly Novosel

This year I partnered with Suffolk Pointe Company, a leading producer of luxury Pointe shoes in the US, Canada and Europe, to create Count Me Healthy dance and ballet bracelets. Just in time for recital gifting season, dancers can count their goals and accomplishments on our hand-etched, silver bracelets. The jewelry is available wherever Suffolk pointe shoes are sold.

Count Me Healthy by Chelsea Charles for Suffolk Dance Bracelet

Count Me Healthy for Suffolk Dance Bracelet

Creative Curator! Twistband Best of Birchbox Sample Set is a mane-friendly way to secure your locks during dance, yoga, jogging or serious web surfing.

twistband best of birchbox

These Twistbands for Birch Box will keep your hair secure and snag-free!

For your always positive and upbeat Mom

Designer Chelsea Charles and her mom, Michelle

My mom, Michelle and I at my recent baby shower.

Neiman Marcus Chocolate-dipped potato chips. I couldn’t help adding this specifically for my mom who loves nothing more than her chips and dark chocolate

What is more decadent than good dark chocolate and salty, sinful chips?

What is more decadent than good dark chocolate and salty, sinful chips?

The intoxicating scent and subtle packaging of this Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle makes the perfect addition to her cozy family room or entry hall.

Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle. Chelsea Charles gift guide

Jason Wu Orchid Rain Candle. Chelsea Charles Gift Guide

Sophia leather bag by Katie Kalsi. She’ll love the hand painted, interchangeable straps and pewter metallic pebble leather.

Pewter Metallic Sophia Bag by Katie Kalsi

Pewter Metallic Sophia Bag by Katie Kalsi

Wishing you the happiest of holidays! Wanted to share a picture of a recent photo shoot with Today’s Charlotte Woman magazine. Excited for my little package due late February. – CC

designer Chelsea Charles

Chelsea Charles for Today's Charlotte Woman Magazine


  1. says

    love the vogue book, tasting plate and carine’s book. and have i mentioned recently how amazing you look in that red dress???

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