Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Great Design Gifts For Her

To help take the pressure out of your gift-buying decisions, California Home+Design is playing Santa's little helper and hooking you up with a designer's gift guide every Friday until the holidays are on top of you like a hastily fallen pine tree. We've already featured What to Buy For the Outdoor Lover in addition to last week's What To Buy For Holiday Parties, so now we're bringing you a selection of great gifts for her (check back next week for the great gifts for men). 

By Sarah Virginia White
Photo credit: Flora Grubb
Living Ornaments

For a holiday decoration that glows with life, San Francisco's Flora Grubb created the gold leaf cup ornament filled with living tillandsia plants. Available in gold or silver, from $54 for a set of three. 


Photo credit: Marisa Haskel
Hard Line Jewelry

Girls who get geeky about geometry will love the strong shape of this hand-hammered brass and turquoise Zuma necklace, $154, from Oakland's Marisa Haskel

Photo credit: Frends
Heavy Metal

Who needs jewelry when you're rocking these rose gold Taylor headphones? I'm a fan of the soft white leather earpieces, $199, from Frends in Encinitas. 

Photo credit: Jimmyjane
Naughty and Nice

Yes, this is exactly what you think it is. In the case of the new Form 6 vibrator from San Francisco's Jimmyjane, $175, smart design evolves your everyday adult play. 

Photo credit: Bespoke Global
Anemone Bowl

For minimalist style with textural interest, pick up this charming anemone bowl, $225 from Bespoke Global

Photo credit: Zinc Details
San Francisco Abstract

San Francisco natives will love this mod graphic poster of the city skyline. $30, from Zinc Details.

Photo credit: Kelly Wearstler
Sexy Sculpture

The mystery of these shapely stems is perfect for adding interest to any room. Unlike the real thing however, these bronze legs will improve over time as they develop a rich patina, $1,495 from Kelly Wearstler

Photo credit: Alexandra von Furstenburg
Table Topper

There are so many reasons to shop at designer Jay Jeffers' retail outpost in San Francisco, not least of which is the shimmering collection of acrylic accessories by Alexandra von Furstenburg. Lotus bowl, $1,200 from Cavalier by Jay Jeffers. 

Photo credit: The Tappan Collective
Chateau Marmont Print

Celeb stalkers and LA-o-philes alike will appreciate this limited edition photograph of Chateau Marmont by Gia Coppola. $200 for the unframed image, from The Tappan Collective.

Photo credit: Empiric Studio
Noah's Arc

More gold—are you sensing a theme? The animal kingdom gets a truly royal treatment in the form of golden porcelain figurines. From $45 each, Empiric Studio

Photo credit: Job and Boss
Dip-Dyed Scarf

East Bay Pride! Gorgeous indigo scarves (such as this half-dip scarf, $68) and totes are handmade by Oakland's Job & Boss

Photo credit: Crate and Barrel
Always Time for Tea

Everyone deserves a relaxing cup of tea during the holiday craziness. Pick up this limited edition pot from Crate&Barrel (in celebration of the brand's 50th anniversary) by artist Janine Rewell during the month of December, $200.

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