Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Gift guide: The Cowgirl

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She's more classic than cliche, a mix of the old west and a mountain lodge. Give her gifts with a nostalgic nod to rodeo queens gone by paired with practical pieces for everyday. And maybe a rad dinosaur print thrown in.
A vintage-style embroidered pillow honoring each of the National Parks to toss on her couch - on Whispering Pines. Other options include the Adirondacks, Great Smokey Mountains and Yosemite. 

Rustically warm leather-top gloves from Lands' End Canvas

A smart tartan from producers of all things rustic and woolen, Pendleton

A pair of slouchy simple western-style boots from Steve Madden, a reasonable $159. An even bigger steal is this pair from Target. Want to really treat her? You can't go wrong with Frye.

A richly colored classic quilt from Pottery Barn's Museum Craft Collection 

A handcrafted, hammered horseshoe ring from Etsy seller, MerchantGypsy 

A retro-style coin purse - for fun. From Blue Q , and don't miss their line of matching bath products.
A lovely fresh floral, and some seriously moisturizing lotion. Made with goats milk, from Dionis.

A rad dino cowboy print from Etsy merchant and illustrator extraordinaire, Ryan Berkley

And if the dino is a little too flashy, a heart-warming Homestead print by Gregory Beauchamp. Each home is inscribed with the words "I Love My Family" - Available on ReForm School.

A warm, smoky scent from Henri Bendel 

 A vintage find like this 1950's gumball charm bracelet off of Ebay. Many more retro kitsch cowboy goods are waiting, just search "vintage cowboy."

A book on the origins of Western style rooted in rhinestone cowboys of the silver screen. Available on Amazon

The perfect shade to compliment her favorite pair - Jean Queen from the Lipstick Queen

Everyday dinnerware with a perfectly placed teepee. From Pendleton

Simply chic, gold demi-hoops from Sundance. The Blue Jean Earrings

Finallly, "Christmas Style" Chile from New Mexico. That's red and green sauce together for those unfamiliar with the epiphany that is a breakfast burrito smothered this way. The real stuff, from 505