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From jeans and a simple blouse to an unembellished cocktail dress, a pendant necklace adds polished perfection to any occasion. Right now, we’re particularly into pendants full of big personality—beautiful eye-catchers that aren’t afraid of getting noticed.

Cara Accessories Faceted Crystal Teardrop Pendant Necklace
Nordstrom ‘Holiday Treasure – Love’ Statement Pendant Long Necklace
Elizabeth and James ‘Antler’ Round Pendant Necklace
House of Harlow 1960 Long Statement Pendant Necklace

November 22, 2011

Gifts for Her Under $100

We love gift giving, but sometimes a helping hand to find the perfect item would be welcome. Here are just a few of our Gift Guide favorites under $100, with further inspiration for all price ranges.

1 – Cashmere & Sweaters. A cashmere scarf, pair of gloves and sweater should be a staple in every woman’s closet. We love all types of sweaters, but the decadence and versatility of a classic cashmere V-neck is always a go-to for looking put together. [Pictured: Only Mine V-Neck Cashmere Sweater. $79]

2 – Handbags & Tech Accessories. The perfect handbag is a girl’s best friend. Find inspiration for the gift of a new companion in our top-rated gift handbags. Or, help her personalize her favorite gadget with tech accessories. [Pictured: kate spade new york rigid iPhone 4 & 4S cover. $40]

3 – Denim. If you’re giving the gift of denim, we suggest bold colors and prints on skinny silhouettes. Shop our denim trend guide for more looks she’ll love. [Pictured: Blue Essence Colored Denim Skinny Jeans. $98]

4 – Shoes & Slippers. A comfortable slipper or casual shoe is a great place to start when it comes to giving footwear, and there are plenty of ideas in our customer favorites. We’re fond of these Sperry Top-Sider® rain boots, which come in a rainbow of colors and are much more fun for rainy-day puddle jumping than our favorite Louboutin heels.  [Pictured: Sperry Top-Sider ‘Pelican’ Tall Rain Boot. $69.95]

5 – Gift Cards. If you’re having trouble deciding what she’ll love the most, how about letting her choose with the gift of a shopping spree? Go with her and make a day of it shopping and catching up. [Pictured: Nordstrom Joyous Wishes. $25-$1,000]

6 – Jewelry & Watches. Earrings, simple necklaces, bracelets and watches are all classics, but we’re especially smitten with a great set of bangles. Their sparkling stackability means they can perk up anything from denim to date night. [Pictured: Nadri Pavé Bangle. $58]

7 – Scarves, Hats & Gloves. Everyone needs cold-weather accessories, which is probably why these are among the most given of gifts. (We keep a few extra on hand for unexpected guests.) But staying warm doesn’t mean she needs to be disconnected—these tech gloves let her use her gadget without taking them off. [Pictured: Echo ‘Touch’ Tech Gloves. $35]

8 – Outerwear. Keep her cozy with fleece. Keep her trendy with faux fur. Or give her versatility with a beautiful cape—it’s an outerwear essential. [Pictured: KUT from the Kloth Toggle Cape. $98]

9 – Sleepwear, Robes & Lingerie. Intimate items and sleepwear for lounging can make great gifts. We especially love the bold stripes and bright colors of these Josie robes. [Pictured: Josie ‘Tutti Fruity’ Terry Robe. $68]


An old brooch, a beautiful button, sprigs of fragrant evergreen—these are just a few of the creative touches you can add to your wrappings this season for a personalized gift that incorporates a bit of stylish whimsy. It’s a perfect way to add that extra-thoughtful touch to a standard paper and bow. See more inspirational ways to repurpose items you already have around your home at Design*Sponge.

Still haven’t found the perfect gift to put in the box? Find out if your friends and family have created a Wish List this year, or see all our gifts under $100 for him or for her.

With temperatures dropping and rainy days coming, it’s the perfect time of year to climb into comfort. From movie nights and lazy days to a few stolen moments cuddling up, here’s how we’re keeping cozy at home. And it goes without saying—any of these make a perfect-for-anyone gift.

For her: Make & Model. Mix or match any of their tees ($22) and pants ($28). Both for $38.

For him: Daniel Buchler. Super soft, and each piece is only $39.

Snuggle up with your favorite hot drink under one of these Nordstrom-exclusive throws. Starting at $38.

Keeping your toes toasty.
For her: Slippers, slipper socks and boots. Starting at $10.

For him: Styles to suit any man. From $29.95.