Holiday Gift Guide: The Cool Girl

If you’ve waited this long to get a gift for this girl, it’s because she’s stumped you. She has a gift for shopping and a look that’s all her own, which can make her intimidating to buy for.

Finding the perfect statement piece for a woman with such a specific vision is next to impossible. Instead, concentrate on finding interesting items and accessories that she can layer to compliment her many moods.

Out of Print TsSmarty Pants T-Shirts

Out of Print Clothing elevates the book cover with these smart and  sexy t-shirts.

Get her a favorite title or just enjoy the art for what it is. For every item purchased, they donate a book through Books of Africa.

Available locally at Proper & Prim in Fargo and online here

Jeweled Hair Clips

Baroque and Art Deco influences are big this winter, so these decorative clips are right on trend.

They work on short or long hair and they double as a scarf clips.

Available locally at O’Day Cache

Map Necklaces

She can put a personal touch on her outfit with a map necklace that features a place that’s special to her.

Local artist Larissa Loden creates map art of cities and towns all over the region.

Custom orders are available too, but sadly, not in time for Christmas. (Consider this your reminder to start birthday shopping extra early.)


Available locally at Unglued and online here

Crystal Bracelets from ModeCrystal Bracelets

You can’t go wrong with jewelry, and you can get an armful of these bracelets for a great price.

She can layer them or try them with leather, string or metal bracelets she already owns.

Available locally at Mode in Fargo, Grand Forks and Bismarck

An instant manicureAn Instant Manicure

Cailyn nail stickers give her lots of glittery, textured manicure options in a flash.

These are a great stocking stuffer, so buy her a few options so she can mix and match according to her whims.

Available locally at Proper & Prim in Fargo and online here


Alicia Underlee Nelson

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