Tarte Cosmetics "Purse your Lips"
Tarte Cosmetics' "PURSE YOUR LIPS" ($39) is a cute holiday clutch and nine glosses that are new for holiday 2008. Available at Sephora, including 520 N. Michigan Ave. and 845 N. Michigan Avenue
Stylish and comfortable rain boots are insulated to keep you dry and warm through the winter. $95, Embrace boutique, 29 E. First Street, Hinsdale.
Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit
The 75-minute Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit allows everyone to get instant gratification with lasting rewards and no side effects - delivering poreless, flawless, lit-from-within skin. It includes a lactic and malic acid peel, awakening neutralizer with pore-cleansing power, multi-ingredient mega mask and a Kinara bowl-and brush. $145 at Mario Tricoci Hair Salon and Day Spa, 900 North Michigan Avenue.
Don't know her size? Try these items:
Scarf/Hat by Nanette Lepore
She'll sparkle at holiday parties in the That's the Way hat in ivory or black, $150, or I Like It scarf in ivory or black, $195. Available at Nanette Lepore, 1623 N. Damen.
For the "classic" woman, try David Yurman's Color Classics Collection sterling silver and 14-karat yellow gold cable bracelet with garnet stones, $425. Available at David Yurman, 40 East Oak Street, or Neiman Marcus, 737 North Michigan Avenue.
For the fashionista, try Rebecca Jewelry, which is inspired by "distant lands, by a tribal world and by peoples who created lasting symbols." Melrose Collection large cuff in18 karat rose gold on bronze, $475. Available at James & Sons, 1845 North Clybourn or 15234 South LaGrange Road in Orland Park, and Bloomingdale's, 900 N. Michigan.
Bird Dog Bay Collar-Stay Set
Housed in a shotgun shell, each 12-gauge collar stay set includes 12 stainless steel and 22-karat gold-coated collar stays. $29.50, Bird Dog Bay, 2556 W Haddon Ave or birddogbay.com.
The Spa at Trump
Hommage Shavecare Home & Travel Revitalizing Shave Gels, $75. A set of three – one full size and two travel sized shave gels. Available at the Spa at Trump, 401 North Wabash Avenue.
Johnnie Walker Blue Label Personalized Bottle
The Johnnie Walker Blue Label Engraving program allows consumers to personalize their gift with a custom-engraved message. Attend the Johnnie Walker's Blue Label etching events at participating Binny's Beverage Depot locations, purchase the bottle for $190 and have a personalized message etched for free as you wait. Also available online at www.johnniewalker.com/engraving; in less than 5 days, a bottle with your message will be ready for pick-up at a participating liquor store.
The ultimate watch for any adrenaline-packed outdoor activity, these watches are essential equipment for the vertically inclined. They combine advanced altimeter, barometer and compass functions and have new useful features like a depth meter, sunrise and sunset times and a menu in four languages. $249.99 to $599.99 at Moosejaw, 1445 West Webster Place.
Illinois Holiday Lottery Tickets
If you're buying on a budget, try a lottery ticket: They are perfect for stocking stuffers, last-minute gifts and even make a great finishing touch on any wrapped gift. $1 to $20, with holiday themes like "It's a Wonderful Life." 7,500 retailers across the state; just look for the Illinois Lottery pot of gold logo.