2009 Holiday Gift Guide for Smart, Sexy, Sporty, Sassy and Savvy Women

2009 Holiday Gift Guide for Smart, Sexy, Sporty, Sassy and Savvy Women

Whether she’s a barfly or bookworm, power dyke or domestic diva, high-energy sportswomen or lesbian lady of leisure, we’ve got you covered with this gift guide of quality goods, from the extravagant and indulgent to the practical and pennywise, and all from proudly gay-friendly companies.

Organic Lipstick Lesbian

Britain’s Organic Glam make up line offers true natural beauty with lots of shimmer and shine without artificial preservatives, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, and other toxins found in mainstream cosmetics.  Begin with SPF 9 Luminous Antioxidant Foundation ($59.95) with mineral pigments that correct imperfections and skin-softening shea butter; add shimmery mineral powder Bronzer ($62.64) for a healthy glow; sparkle things up with Liquid Shimmer Highlighter ($37.95) for cheek bones, eye lids, brow bones or the bridge of the nose; and finish with High Shine Lip Plump ($33.18), infused with light-reflecting particles that give lips a super sexy pout.


Ladies Only

Traveling for the holidays and don’t want to pack along that cumbersome plug-in appliance?  Take along magical Mystic Wand, a versatile pleasure tool powered by batteries, featuring six functions, a water-proof body and a storage bag to keep things neat and discreet, from Babeland. $68


Give her the shaft that will last for years to come with a unique, handblown Candy Colored Glass Phallus, made of seamless an eco-friendly glass that can be warmed or cooled for extra sensation, also from Babeland. $90


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Talk about a hot night out.  Club Vibe is a wearable bullet accessory that shimmies to ambient sound.  It comes with an ultra-quiet controller and a sexy black thong to hold the vibe securely in place, ohMiBod.com. $49.99


Adult Toys

Things getting a little hairy at your house?  Let the iRobot Roomba Pet Series help out.  The tiny robot vacuums floors with specially designed brushes that grab hair from carpets and hard floors while a side brush removes pet hair, dirt, kitty litter and more from wall edges and corners. $319.99


Always be ready for that YouTube moment with Coby SNAPP Pocket Camcorders.  These portable “pocket” models are all priced under $100 with the entry-level unit, the CAM3000, priced at just $39.99.  Two other units with more features are priced at $59.99 and $99.99, with the top-of-the line CAM5000 offering HD capability. Available in blue, red, purple, charcoal and black from Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Amazon.

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She’ll never have to fumble with those MapQuest print outs again with the TomTom GO 630.  It’s the ultimate car navigator, preloaded with maps of the US and Canada, featuring a 4.3” full-color touch screen.  She can input a destination by simply voicing the address and make calls hands free using integrated Bluetooth technology, from Staples. $299.99


Power Dyke

Even lugging a laptop your lady will look chic carrying a WaterField Designs Muzetto Bag, the perfect complement to a tee or a power suit.  Nicknamed the “urban man bag” for its handsome styling and gender versatility, this classy and cool bag sports a soft brown leather exterior with a splash of color inside. And it’s made in the good ol’ USA, right in San Francisco.  Two sizes available to fit 13” or 15” laptops, at sfbags.com. $239 and $259


Now a girl need never worry that her batteries will die in an inopportune moment.  With Energizer’s Energi To Go XP4000 ($84.99), she can charge up her digital camera and camcorder in a flash, or bring her Blackberry back to life with the Energi To Go XP2000 ($39.99).  Don’t forget to stock op on plenty of long-life Energizer Rechargable batteries, which is now your excuse to make another trip to Home Depot.


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She’ll never be late again with the Casio Solar Atomic Baby-G watch.  It auto-syncs with atomic clocks around the world and recharges itself with indoor or outdoor light.  Its tough casing can also resist shock and withstand water up to 200 meters, available at select Macy's and Baby-G.com. $130


Gadget Girl

Display all your Dinah pics, and then print them to share with the iMo Photo Frame Printer, the world’s first patented photo frame printer.  The 8” LCD hi-res monitor runs independent of a computer using a memory card or Sony Memory Stick and prints 4x6 glossy prints, mimomonitors.com. $229.99


She can listen up in style with Logitech’s Ultimate Ears MetroFi 170 ($49) noise-cancelling earphones featuring premium sound quality and personalized comfort, and MetroFi 220 ($80) featuring titanium-coated speakers for sound clarity with maximized comfort for her MP3 listening experience.  Also available in iPhone- and Blackberry-friendly versions.


The ReadHer 

Whether she’s your gf, ex or bff, every lesbian has a history.  Give the lesbian in your life some perspective with Queers in History:  The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Historical Gays, Lesbians and Bisexuals by Keith Stern, an entertaining and lighthearted account of the roles gays and lesbians have played in history over the years, with a foreword by Sir Ian McKellen, from Benbellabooks.com. $19.95

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Forget the health misinformation on the Internet.  Empower her with a resource by a trusted name with the expertise of  3,000 physicians and clinicians who have compiled answers to typical and not-so-typical health questions in The Mayo Clinic Family Health Book – Fourth Edition for preventative and self care for herself and all her family members, available at bookstores nationwide. $49.95


One for Every Girl

Not sure what to get her?  Got a lot of girls to shop for?  Get the can’t-miss gift of a gift card from the one-stop online shop, giftcardmall.com, or visit the Gift Card Mall at one of their kiosks at your local grocery, drug and convenience store for a variety of gift cards, from REI, Best Buy and Sports Authority to Nordstrom, ranging from $10 to $200.  Win $100 in gift cards to your favorite retailers featured in the Gift Card Mall.  *See contest rules below.


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Lesbian Fashionista

Accessories aren’t just for femmes.  Every Xena lover will go yaya over a hand forged Copper Cuff Bracelet ($168), designed by a woman artist as part of a series of bracelets inspired by her travels to the Caribbean.  Crafted in a variety of textures and styles, there’s one for every woman.  Combine it with a Chocolate Pear Sterling & Copper Mokume Gane Ring ($195) for a completely exquisite look, from fehrenbachjewelry.com. Win a copper bracelet by designer Debbie Fehrenbach.  See contest rules below.


Take a hike, with your favorite lady, and give her a “Just Hike” Just Be Tee fit for the occasion.  All their tees are printed on super-soft 100 percent cotton and printed with eco-friendly ink. The concept for the shirts is based on an online community where people are encouraged to be themselves at jb-justbe.com, where you can also buy the shirts. $15 to $21


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You Go Green Girl

Have a cup of Joe, save the world.  Well, at least do your part by supporting Terra Firma Coffee, a world-class specialty-grade coffee created through a partnership between BomDia Café and National Geographic to offer a coffee with environmental and social character through Fair Trade practices, sustainable farming and a carbon-neutral roasting facility in Brazil, from Amazon. $19.99


When it’s too hot for a winter coat and too chilly for shirt sleeves, she’ll feel right in the groove with the REI Muir Woods Fleece Vest.  Made of 62 percent recycled fleece, this eco-friendly mid-weight vest offers warmth without bulk. $34.93


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Girly Pics

Capture the love that makes a family with a unique family portrait.  Los Angeles photographer Beth Moser, and daughter of two dads, captures the personality of her subjects and the dynamics of a family to make a magical moment last a lifetime.  Contact bethmoserphotography.com to book a private studio or at-home session.  Sitting Fees start at $150, prints start at $40 and packages at $350.


Out and About

She can take on the trails in style and comfort in the ergonomic Chung Shi Holiday Balance Step, a sharp-looking hard-wearing leather fitness shoe with a breathable mesh upper and a shock-absorbing rocker sole that corrects posture, stabilizes gait and increases circulation with walking, from Footsolutions.com. $275


The LA theatre spoof Matthew Modine Saves the Alpacas brought the exotic wooly livestock to new level of celebrity, and now your girl can make the scene in a beautiful handspun, hand-knitted Alpaca Scarf from woman-owned Utopia Alpacas Farm. $26

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Jock-gear for Her

Heading to colder climes for the holidays?  Warm her up with The North Face Denali Jacket, an all-around Polartec fleece water-repellent jacket with reinforced shoulders, chest, elbows, cuffs, and waist for durability, at Sports Authority. $165.00

Help her keep her New Year’s resolution to have an active lifestyle with the Polar FA20 Activity Watch as her fitness buddy.  She can input her age, weight, age and gender, and the watch’s computer calculates the calories burned doing everyday activities, with no need for a chest strap transmitter monitor like other Polar watches. Find it at ShopPolar.com $119.95


Organize This

For the bathing beauty in your life, be her shower buddy by giving her the natural wood Simplehuman Bamboo Adjustable Shower Caddy, to tidy up her shower.  Comes with two shelves that adjust up and down and side to side, from SimpleHuman.com. $49.99

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Finally a place for all her accessories, trinkets and toys.  The Reisenthel Wallorganizer features multiple pockets and can hang in the closet or on a wall, from The Container Store. $24.99


If your girl likes a nice rack, give her the stylish alternative to the boring fruit bowl, the Circle Fruit Holder and Wreath.  This fun wreath-shaped fruit rack stores citrus, apples, pears and more on the kitchen counter or wall, keeping fruit within easy reach and fresher longer. Comes in chrome and red, from DesignPlusHome. $25


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Stocking StuffHers

Hang an adorable I Rub My Duckie Massager on the Christmas tree and see her light up when she discovers it’s actually a waterproof mini-vibe, from Babeland. $28


Make her holidays warm and glowing with K-Y Brand INTENSE, a gel for women that heightens stimulation and arousal to increase pleasure during intimacy.  Available in .34 fluid oz pump, from grocery and drug stores nationwide. $24.99

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Contest Rules:  Win a total of $100 in gift cards from your favorite retailers featured at the Gift Card Mall.  Choose one gift card valued at $100, four cards valued at $25 each, or any combination in between.  Send an email with “Gift Card Mall” in the subject line to [email protected] to be entered into our random drawing.  Include name, address and phone number.  One entry per name and per household.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.  Entries must be received before December 15.  Winner will be notified by email on or before December 18.  Prizes must be claimed before December 20 or else prizes are forfeited.  See additional terms below. 

Win a copper bracelet by designer Debbie Fehrenbach.  Send an email with “Fehrenback Bracelet” in the in the subject line to [email protected] to be entered into our random drawing.  Include name, address and phone number.  One entry per name and per household.  Duplicate entries will be deleted.  Entries must be received before December 5.  Winner will be notified by email on or before December 10.  Prizes must be claimed before December 15 or else prizes are forfeited.  See additional terms below.

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