Unwrapped: What To Get Your Favorite Women


From best friends to moms to sisters

'Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, that's a full month in which we'll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list with our Unwrapped holiday gift guides. So make your holiday shopping a breeze this season, and let us help you find gifts for all the people in your life.

Oh, this is easily the most fun gift guide of all, because it is all about spoiling the most beloved women in your life, and what's more fun than that? Below are presents that are bound to please, demonstrating to them just how much you care—a lot, right? Like, the most.

For the film fiend slash candle connoisseur in your life, this new collaboration between A24, one of the most exciting independent film studios right now (think: First Reformed, Eighth Grade, Hereditary), and Joya, a Brooklyn-based fragrance studio that makes some of our favorite scents, is sure to draw squeals of appreciation upon opening. Each candle is inspired by a different film genre, so make sure you know where your friend's film loyalties lie before shopping. Personally, I'm partial to Adventure, which smells of sun-baked stones with just a trickle of sweat and heat. Then again, I also like its opposite, Musical, with its cool, verdant wash of fragrance. You kind of can't go wrong, but the one thing you can really do right is make sure to burn one of these while watching a movie with your giftee. As First Reformed reminds us, the whole world is going to burn soon, so you might as well light a candle in its honor now.

A24 x Joya, Genre Candles, $48, available at Joya.

This gloriously fun, acerbic, raucous roller coaster of a diary came out last year, but the paperback was only released late this fall—and, truly, this is a book that was meant to be read in paperback, since it should be easy to carry around, so that its recipient can read it and be pleasantly scandalized on their morning commute. It's a fascinating peek into a time when the media industry was wholly different (if still thoroughly recognizable) and everyone wore shoulder pads, because, you know, the '80s.

For more book recommendations, here's our guide to the best books of 2018.

The Vanity Fair Diaries: Power, Wealth, Celebrity, and Dreams: My Years At The Magazine That Defined A Decade by Tina Brown, $13.39, available at Amazon.

These dainty studs still offer a major impact, thanks to the multicolored gemstones embedded within the gently curved shape. This would be a welcome addition to anyone's earring collection, and since we all have that friend who's constantly getting a new piercing, now you can cross her off your list, secure in the knowledge that she'll love this gift.

Scosha, Cloud Studs, $260, available at Scosha.

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Sleek and simple is definitely the best option when it comes to sourcing accessories for the coolest woman in your life. A simple, structured bag with gorgeous details (like this one from Call It Spring) is a safe bet.

Call It Spring, Brerassa, $34.99, available at Call It Spring.

This slinky slip dress is as soft as the inside of a rose petal and is exactly the kind of thing we want to live in as we proceed to spend the rest of this winter hunkered down inside our home—and we're pretty sure our friends feel the same way. We're also really into the fact that, even though this dress has cashmere, it's still machine washable. What's not to love? For a 20 percent discount between now until the end of day December 25th, use code "futurefeminine20".

As We Are Now, The Slip Dress with Cashmere, $128.99, available at As We Are Now.

Just look at those elegant swooping handles! I love them. They're so full of joy, like a little girl throwing her arms up in the air, begging for her mother to swing her around and around. Bring someone else that kind of joy by giving them this gorgeous vase this year.

Marian Bull Ceramics, Daughter Vase, $210, available at Marian Bull.

If one of your favorite women happens to be a vegan, well, these boots are perfect for her. (Also, check out our vegan gift guide, while you're at it.) But honestly, these boots are great for anyone who wants to play around with the holograph trend without fully committing to head-to-toe shimmer.

BC Footwear, Ringmaster II Ankle Boot in 'Blue Metallic,' $85, available at BC Footwear.

This gorgeously scented body wash is loaded with oils, making it perfect for even the driest skin this winter. It's also packaged so much more beautifully than just about any other body wash on the market, and since it's only just recently launched, it's sure to please even the most product-elitist women you know.

Nécessaire, The Body Wash in 'Sandalwood,' $25, available at Nécessaire.

Let's say your favorite woman's movie is The Favourite, and so you want to get her something to honor that! Well, you could do something bunny-related, but also, you could buy her a gift that references that moment when Abigail (Emma Stone) says that a maid is about to bring her "something called a pineapple." So these pineapple shot glasses would be perfect to celebrate that movie, Stone's performance, and spiky, tart fruit. And alcohol, I guess.

W&P, Pineapple Shot Glasses (set of two), $35, available at Coming Soon New York.

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The coolest woman you know wouldn't be seen dead with an accessory that clashes with her outfit, so why should she stick with a boring old umbrella? Short answer: she doesn't need to. Certain Standard's umbrellas come in a variety of colors—and two sizes—so even your coolest friend can splash through puddles in style.

Certain Standard, French Concession Large, $95, available at Certain Standard.

If your favorite woman is anything like me, all she wants to do is be in bed all the time. So why not treat her to these gorgeous sheets, so that she'll feel like that time is well-spent? Each of these sheet sets is individually dyed, and thus unique—just like your favorite woman. And I, for one, love the gentle color gradations, that vary from a lurid cat's tongue shade to the pale pink of the inside of an oyster's shell.

Flaneur, Color Study Sheet Set in Red, $348, available at Flaneur.

Liana Finck is one of the most compelling, witty illustrators working today, and she also wrote and illustrated the exceedingly beautiful graphic memoir, Passing for Human. (Which, would also be a great gift, and you can buy it here.) For a truly perfect present, check out Finck's Instagram, find an illustration you love (it won't be hard, other than having to narrow it down), and email her to get a redrawn original that you can then frame and give to someone you love. Art is good.

Liana Finck, Cartoon Drawing (8x10 redrawn original), $125, available by emailing

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From selling probiotic supplements to picture frames and umbrellas

A Kardashian-level of success doesn't happen overnight, and it certainly doesn't happen without proper planning. Kim Kardashian West clearly knows this because, according to TMZ, she has already filed for trademark protection on the name of her two-week-old baby, Psalm West. From personal appearances and entertainment services to probiotic supplements and scrunchies, she is leaving no stone unturned in terms of possible business opportunities.

Apparently, all of the Kardashian parents file these kinds of trademark protections for their kids even if the businesses never come to fruition. It's done as a precautionary measure to keep others from profiting off of their name and to make sure that, should they ever want to start a business, they don't have to worry about someone else getting to it first. The sheer length of this list speaks to the huge earning potential of baby Psalm, who can't even control his own neck muscles yet, let alone go into business. Still, this brings a whole new meaning to "securing the bag."

Below, a list of all the things Kardashian West is seeking usage rights for.

Hair accessories












Hair extensions

Ornamental novelty pins

Entertainment services

Personal appearances

Skin care

Probiotic supplements

Toy figures

Doll accessories

Computer software


Baby bottles






Skin moisturizers



Bubble bath


Body powders

Shower gels

Body oils

Skin serums

Nail polish

Nail polish remover

Nail care preparations



Toy jewelry

Toy cameras

Toy food

Bath toys

Baby gyms

Playground balls

Electronic action toys

Baby bouncers

Baby changing tables

Baby walkers




Picture frames


Baby carriers

Cosmetic bags

Toiletry cases

Duffle bags




Key chains



photo albums



Writing utensils

Collectible trading cards

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Well, actually it's crocodile, but she looks out of this world so...

Winnie Harlow walked the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday on her way to a screening of Oh Mercy!, wearing a showstopping gown.

The sheer black dress featured green embroidery on the front and back, which Ralph and Russo confirmed was in the shape of a crocodile. She belted the dress with a black crocodile skin-like belt and finished the look off with some strappy heels. She didn't leave it at just that. For beauty, Harlow packed on full lids of sparkly purple eyeshadow. She kept her hair sleek and simple.

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Though the brand says otherwise, as Game of Thrones fans, we'd like to think the embroidery is reminiscent of a dragon's skin. Not to mention, Harlow looks out-of-this-world beautiful in it.

Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

That denim kimono!!

Marion Cotillard shut down the Cannes red carpet on Wednesday at a screening for Matthias Et Maxime. Instead of an extravagant gown that's expected of the event, Cotillard wore a matching black crop top and shorts. Despite wearing an outfit I typically don to a hot yoga class, she looks incredible. She completed the look with an oversized denim kimono, a statement necklace, and heeled booties.

Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

At first, I was drawn in by the crop top and hotpants duo, but, after looking closer at the kimono, it's clear that it's the real scene-stealer. The floor-length Balmain piece was decorated with artful rips and dragon motifs. I would like to live in it.

Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Let's all bow down to the Khaleesi of Cannes.

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"It doesn't make you weak to ask for help"

Singer Billie Eilish is continuing to open up about mental health, this time in a new PSA video in partnership with the Ad Council and Seize the Awkward.

In the video, Eilish insists that "it doesn't make you weak to ask for help." She doubles down on the importance of asking for help, and stresses the importance of friends and family being there when their close ones reach out and checking in on them as well. "You should be able to ask anyone for help, everyone has to help someone if they need it." According to Eilish, there have been times when someone reached out to her at the exact moment she needed it, and it helped.

It was particularly refreshing to see Eilish acknowledge that there are things she still doesn't know and has to learn about her mental health. At the very beginning of the video, the interviewer asks her to reflect on her mental health journey, and all Eilish can do is let out chortle. "I think when people hear, 'Remember to take care of your mental health,' they think that everyone else is, and that is not at all accurate," she admitted. "You know, for me I'm trying to learn still to make sure that I stay okay."

Check out the PSA below.

Billie Eilish On Mental Health & Friendship | Ad Council

Photograph via @kimkardashian.


Kim Kardashian has definitely been accused of borrowing a design now and then. But when Instagram influencer and Kardashian look-alike Kamilla Osman claimed the entrepreneur copied her birthday look for a Met Gala after-party, Kardashian was not going to let it fly—and shared plenty of photo evidence to shut down the claim.

Fashion industry watchdog Diet Prada first noticed Osman's claims on Instagram and shared side-by-side images of Kardashian's Cher-inspired outfit designed by Mugler and Osman's dress. "Never get confused with who 'inspires' who. They won't give you credit but they will copy," Osman wrote on her IG story. "I designed this dress for my birthday last year. Nobody had a dress like this was an original design."

Kardashian responded by posting the true inspiration behind her look: images of Cher, in similarly sparkly, plunging-neckline dresses and wigs, and of model Yasmeen Ghauri walking a Mugler show in the '90s. In fact, the only similarity between Osman's and Kardashian's looks is the bodycon mini-dress style, which the two are not the first to wear. Among the images, Kardashian included a blank slide with the hashtag "NotOnMyMoodBoard," making it clear that this was in response to Osman's claims.

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Screenshot via @KimKardashian Instagram Stories

Though I am with Kim on this one, Kardashian does have a history of co-opting other people's work. From being sued over her Kimoji app, to claims she copied makeup palettes and perfume bottle designs, to being accused of copying Naomi Campbell's entire style, it's far from the first (and probably, far from the last) time Kardashian's name will be mentioned like this.