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Exclusive holiday offerings worthy of your closest confidantes.
Written By Christine Whitney
Market By Cynthia Cook Smith
Gifts For Your Girlfriends | THE VIOLET FILES | @violetgrey

— PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARK LEIBOWITZ / TRUNK ARCHIVE

You know who they are—the A-list friends on your speed dial (and group text) who weigh in on everything from recommended reading to how soon to call him back to whether you should buy those new block-heel boots (the answers are “Margaret Atwood,” “now,” and “yes”). Here, some inspired ideas for your favorite wing women. 

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Her holiday bacchanal is the talk of the town. Your standing brunch date and debriefing the morning after will be that much more festive if she is armed with VIOLET GREY’s complexion-restoring, fatigue-erasing go kit. 

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She is always up on the latest gallery openings, and her home is as impeccably curated as a group show at Gagosian. A copy of Ed Ruscha’s art-book-cum-objet They Called Her Styrene, Etc.—a small, block-like volume featuring 600 of the artist’s iconoclastic word pieces—will make an attractive addition to her collection. 
PHAIDON
THEY CALLED HER STYRENE, ETC.
ED RUSCHA

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Come January, her bags will be packed for Bali, Tulum, St. Barts, Bahia, or anywhere the weather is warm and the water is clear. A travel-ready towel from Maslin & Co.’s collection (it’s shaped like a jaguar hide) will be the perfect complement to her Eres swimsuit and impending tan.   
MASLIN & CO.
JAguar hide beach towel

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If she hates the cold so much that she declines social invitations when the weather dips below 50°F, this cute and cozy topper might help her do away with the excuses.
EUGENIA KIM
RAIN FUR POMPOM BEANIE

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It was her—not Céline—who kicked off the scarf craze, and in winter you will never see her without one wrapped artfully around her neck. This hand-illustrated wool version from British design duo SWASH is the perfect way to enhance her cold-weather wardrobe. 
SWASH LONDON
MENAGERIE PRINT WOOL SCARF

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One earring, two earrings, three...she will wear said baubles in any and every possible combination. Start her new year on a high note with this sculptural pair from Louis Vuitton.
LOUIS VUITTON
ESSENTIAL V HOOPS

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She wrote the book on recycling, grows her own organic ginger, and knows the difference between parabens and phthalates. Although she is well versed in natural beauty, this curation of the industry’s best organic and wild beauty products from Marula, Tata Harper, and RMS will change the life of even the most die-hard eco-phile. 

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Effortless is her style M.O., but she holds her wardrobe to exceptionally high standards. Not-so-basic basics like this striped sweater from buzzy label Baja East will meet (or even surpass) her exacting criteria.
BAJA EAST
Long-sleeved cashmere and wool blend sweater

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The woman who dreams of a bottomless tote will find a friend in this chic number from Gräf & Lantz. The design duo’s bags—which are produced entirely in L.A.—are made from thick Merino wool felt, à la Joseph Beuys, and are capacious enough to accommodate all the elegant packrat’s essentials. 
Gräf & LANTZ
CHADWICK TOTE

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White sneakers are integral to her weekend uniform, and the latest playful incarnation of Comme des Garçons’ collaboration with Converse will put an extra spring in her step. 
CDG x CONVERSE
CONVERSE Chuck Taylor ALL STAR  ’70 play COMME des GARÇONS

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She has been known for her manicure skills since the days of slumber parties. And if you ask very nicely, she might share her stocking stuffer—and nail-art prowess—this season.

in polite
society

In polite society, a true FRIEND gives good advice and better MANICURES.
— VIOLET GREY
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