Gifts for the Modern Girl

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 I know by this point, everyone should have their shopping done. That has to be the saddest part of the season for someone that has no family, no kids, or no partner. Sometimes you have trouble getting into the spirit of the season. You immerse yourself in the parties , watch the specials, but when it all comes down to it, that magic just isn’t there anymore. You just want to pull the sheets over your head and come out on the 31st just long enough to get drunk NYE.

But there is still a need to buy gifts for those who you work with , your buddy or even that gay bff and that is what I am here for. I will help you find that perfect gift for the gal in your life. And yes, you can still find it this late or also in the event the exchange is after the holidays.

Every body needs a good carry on because most major airlines charge for a full size suitcase. This is also good for your gal/guy pals who are actors or models. It can be so taxing to have to bring all your clothes and make up to a shoot or film site. With this bag  from Wildkin, you can travel with fashion and style. It also makes a great gift for the kiddles in your life. They can take one of these bags when they visit Grandma and Grandpa, when it’s daddy’s turn to have the kids, or that family trip to visit Mickey.

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You bang your head and wonder what to get as a stocking stuffer, or those gals in the office, or your “girls” that you drink with . Here is the perfect little token. Beach Girl has taken that summer feel and made it sexy year round with their body sprays. They come in these adorable little purse shape sprays. Stick one in the designer purse you are giving to your bff or save them to stick in your own purses. They give off that “Sex and the City ” feel. that we single city girls love with names like Fashion, Chic, and Vogue. The fragrance is definitely sexy and feminine.

beach gal body spray

 Wine is always a great hostess gift. It’s also a great gift for your gal pals who won’t leave their house on Thursday night watching their favorite show. This one is a winner from Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurants. They specialize in everything wine. They have a wine club, menu, and opportunity to have wine tastings. I received a lovely bottle of their winter white wine.  With it’s delicious apple pie, pear , and nutmeg aromas, the wine is great either served chilled or mulled on the stove top.


 Music is one of the best gifts that you can give to someone. Even though most of us just download these days, it is still nice to get a cd to play on the stereo. One of my faves is the Empire soundtrack. Empire is hot and so is the music. There are two soundtracks one for each season. There are a lot of great songs on the tracks like “Conqueror” and the cast singing “You’re So Beautiful” .

Girls love jewelry and I can’t think of a better gift than a gift certificate from Kendra Scott. Kendra Scott allows women to come in and make their own jewelry to match their favorite outfit or show their style. You come into the color bar and then choose a style and then a stone . Voila ! your jewelry masterpiece.

kendra scott

Of course you can’t go wrong with a DVD box set. With a box set, there is something for everyone on your list. For the comedy fans, there is shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “Two Broke Girls”. For those who love a good mystery, there is “Castle”, “Major Crimes”, “Bones” and “How To Get Away With Murder” . Like a little (or a lot of drama ) in your life? There’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and Scandal”for binge watching. And if you like a little music added to the drama then you might want to get the music fan “Nashville” or the hot show everyone is talking about “Empire.”


Of course we all know that when you don’t have someone to buy for, the best thing to do is treat yourself. In that case girls, get yourself something real special. That designer purse or a special trip to escape the cold . Whatever and however you choose to celebrate the season, best wishes from Chitownstarconnections


About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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