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5 Best Gifts for Women
Our faves for sisters and best friends.
Left: The sunshiny pattern on this Jane Marvel laminated canvas shopper will make her smile. (Shop similar styles at janemarvel.com) Right: Snazzy and insulated, this lunch bag keeps things cold for up to four hours because it's made with neoprene (wet suit) fabric. (Shop similar styles at builtny.com)
The perfect companion for dancing in the rain, this umbrella's still small enough to fit into a purse. She sports a fantastic retro hairdo, and her rain boots serve as a handle. ($30; nycitylimit.com)
This stationery set gets marks for form and function. The artsy box is filled with elegant cards for various occasions. ($26.95; laloupecards.com)
These silicone rainbow whisks add a splash of fun to cooking. One is traditional; the other, a newfangled "butterfly" design for miraculously smooth sauces. ($36 for the set; momastore.org)
Feel good about giving a little bling: This fluorite bracelet was handmade by a woman in Afghanistan as part of Women for Women International, a project that helps females in war-torn countries become self-sufficient. (from $8; organicstyle.com)