Friday, December 5, 2008

FOR HER part 2

MOVIES: Too many to name all, but here are some suggestions for her -- I tried to cover a range of tastes, age and lifestyle here. one is bound to please.

TV- Sex in the City (The Boxed set or the recent Movie)
, Ugly Betty Boxed sets (seasons 1/2), The L Word Box sets (Seasons 1-4?)

Funny
-- First Wives Club, Annie Hall, Nine to Five, Best in Show (for dog lovers), Legally Blonde

Entertaining --
Something's Gotta Give, Some Like It Hot, Breakfast at Tiffanys, Sabrina, How to Marry a Millionaire (Monroe), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Women (Directed by George Cukor), His Girl Friday, The Philadelphia Story, My Fair Lady

Strong Babes
-Aunite Mame, Harold and Maude, Frida (Salma Hayek ), Cleopatra (liz Taylor), Jackie Brown, Elizabeth. Working Girl, Coa
l Miner's Daughter, Gone with the Wind, The Lion in Winter (Hepburn)

Campy
- Barbarella, Pricilla Queen of the Desert, Transamerica, Beach Blanket Bingo, Bathing Beauty (Esther Williams), Kung Fu Hustl, Hairsrpay, Fargo, Sunset Boulevard, The Hunger

Drama
- All About Eve, Streetcar Named Desire, Bonnie and Clyde, Marnie (Hitchcock), Casa Blanca, Deep Calm (young Nicole Kidman), The Client, Little Women, Dangerous Leisons (Glenn Close), Indochine (Catherine Deneuve)

Action
- Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Le Femme Nikita (french Version), Million Dollar Baby, Terminator, Charlies Angels, The Quick and the Dead, The Professional, Walk the Line

Musical
- Cabaret, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Daddy Long Legs (Audrey Hepburn), Chicago, A Chorus Line, Mama Mia, Hairspray, Moulin Rouge

Saga
- Memoirs of a Geisha, Reds, Casino, Thelma and Louise, The Godfather, Gone with the Wind

Tragic --Sophie's Choice, The English Patient, The Piano, Frances, Terms of Endearment


Scary -
Rosemary's Baby, Psycho or The Birds, The Ring, Silence of the Lambs

Romantic
- When Harry Met Sally, The Thomas Crowne Affair (either version), Barefoot in the Park, Amelie (French), Starman, Officer and A Gentleman

Sexy
-- Unfaithful, Y tu Mama Tambien, Swept Away, Damage (Binoche and Irons), Unbearable Lightness of Being, Rendezvous (Juliette Binoche), Henry and June, Basic Instinct, Body Heat

Creative: Great Women Artists Boxed Set, any of Sister Wendy's art gallery DVD's, The Mystery of Picasso

Spiritual: The Secret, You Can Heal Your Life (Louise Hay), for starters...

Sci-Fi
-- Contact (Jodie Foster), X-men, The Fifth Element, Bladerunner

Animated
: Aeon Flux series

Animal Ring holder:
Elephant (pictured) or giraffe.
Especially useful if she is the type to remove her important jewelry to clean, cook or sleep. No risk of losing it or it going down a drain. The little tray beneath holds more. $29.95 at RedEnvelope.com or CLICK HERE







Fabric Storage Boxes:
When you see magazines with people who have those lovely organized desks, closets and bathrooms, and wonder, how could my space ever look like that -- these fabric storage boxes are the answer. They are made of canvas with a waterproof lining on the inside and collapse to completely
flat for easy storage when not in use. They come in a bunch of colors and patterns and in three sizes as you can see. Sturdy handles for lifting, excellent stacking, labels with a clear window on one side for ID. Great for extra sweaters, shoes, that's been piling up in a corner cuz there's just no more room in the closet. As good as another dresser but a lot less expensive. Too many uses to name. There are a black and a brown set which are great for men too. Right now, three colors are on sale $12-16 each. Visit the Container Store or CLICK HERE



Estee Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask
I found these through Elizabeth Hurley, who knows about beauty! A box of 10 is $33+ and should be available at the Estee counter at your department store. Call first and have them set aside a box if they do. I found a link for them at $31 though I have never ordered from here. If you want to check it out CLICK HERE, or google it for more options. TIP: Since individually wrapped as shown in pic, buy one box and stick one in each stocking. Great as a party favor for the ladies too!



Handmade Chakra Soaps
Thank you Connie from Dirty Footprints for turning me on to these gorgeous chakra soaps for sale on Etsy.com at a place called Windy's Creations. CLICK HERE To make it a bigger gift, you can get all 7 for $17 there too. Each has a different scent. They make these as CANDLES too!


AROMABLISS Skincare inspired by ancient Ayurvedic Wisdom. Sacred oils, teas and spices. I know the woman that makes these, and she's the real deal. This from their website says it better than I can: Aromabliss products are individually hand mixed and procured in a meditative environment, using the finest quality essential and base oils available. Each blend is prepared using Ancient Mantras and techniques to arouse the full healing potential of natures wisdom, enhancing and promoting a state of Health, Beauty and Bliss. And a portion of all profits is donated to Children's Charities in the US, Asia and Russia! Just visit this gorgeous website and pick what calls to you. CLICK HERE

BOOKS: I could go on and on here but for the moment -- What would Jackie Do? An inspired Guide to Distinctive Living by Shelly Branch and Sue Callaway or What would Audrey Do? by Pamela Keogh That's Audrey Hepburn). Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series of detective novels are also is lots of fun.

There is oh so much more to put here but I'm posting this now and if I get to more, I will. Please scroll down for Gifts for Her part 1 and all kinds of gift ideas for others....

1 comment:

Ms M. said...

I love the elephant ring holder! Forwarded that right to Justin as a little "hint hint"!

What a great collection you have going on this site, I don't know how you find the time to gather all these ideas!