For the bracelet-lover: Military-inspired fashion makes its way into jewelry with this tough-but-still-feminine CC Skye Deco Bullet Bentley Bracelet in Gunmetal, $175 at CityBlue Apparel & Denim, 1444 N. Wells (citybluedenim.com).
For the fish owner who loves modern art: This Fishscape Fish Bowl by Conran, $140 at Conranusa.com, has an an underwater landscape and won the 2011 International Design Excellence Award. How many people can say they own an award-winning fish bowl?
For someone who needs a hug: This winter, comfort comes in the form of this Shawl Collar Pullover Sweater, $59.50 at LOFT. SALES ALERT!: Shop at LOFT on Black Friday or Cyber Monday and get 40 percent off your entire purchase.
For the woman who scoffs at little purses: This gorgeous Grace Navy bag, $495 at Kooba.com, is perfect for the handbag-lover who needs lots of space for her daily necessities.
For something simple but elegant: This sexy H&M Blazer, $24.95 at H&M and HM.com, is less a blazer and more a silky cardigan that will look great over tank tops or a tight-fitting dress.
For tho girl who likes to make a statement: If you’re on a budget but looking for something dramatic, try this Thule Ring, $38 at Anthropologie.com (online only). Three oval druzies sparkle against a background of white bone.
For the hostess with the most style: This Cuisine Couture Apron, $32 at Anthropologie and Anthropologie.com, features the runway-inspired colorblocking trend with knife-sharp pleats.
For someone you don’t know all that well: Sometimes it’s hard to judge someone else’s taste, and that’s when a scarf becomes the perfect gift. This Cable Knit Twisted Neck Scarf, $29.95 at the Gap, is basic enough to fit into anyone’s wardrobe and is multipurpose — it can keep you warm out in the harsh Chicago weather but can also be worn indoors as a fun accessory to jeans and a blouse.
For the fashionista who likes to shop local: Support local jewelry artist Kirsten Goede, who uses colorful Swarovski crystals in her Objets D’Envy pieces. These Cent earrings are $56 and come in Frost, Noir and Silver.
For something whimsical and warm and under $10: Make someone smile with these H&M Mittens, $6.95 at H&M and HM.com.