Gift Guide: The Busy Woman

Gift Guide: The Busy Woman
ESSENCE.COM Dec, 06, 2009

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No matter how organized you try to keep the contents of your handbag, by mid-day the inside of your bag usually looks like a tornado ran through it. An untidy bag makes it impossible to find anything, so save her valuable time digging through her belongings looking for her blackberry or keys with the resourceful Purseket. This original purse organizer is a removable insert with gusseted pockets that wraps around the lining of any sized bag or tote.

Purchase here: www.purseket.com

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Getting up in the morning is never easy. In fact, the jarring sound of the traditional alarm clock can sometimes be an infuriating rude awakening. Start of her day in a soothing manner with this alternative clock that wakes you up gradually. Thirty minutes before it’s time for her to get up a soft light glows and a faint aroma is released. Fifteen minutes later, nature sounds are played, thirty minutes later a louder beeper sound goes off as a last warning. With the Peaceful Progression Wake Up Clock mornings may just become her favorite time of the day.

Purchase here: www.skymall.com

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Just the thought of losing her cell phone and all her important numbers can cause this busy woman to panic. Set her at ease with this gadget that automatically backs up your contact list. In the event she loses her phone, she can easily reload her contact list unto her new cell.

Purchase here: www.hammacher.com

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Her jam-packed schedule leaves her no time to visit a spa, but that doesn’t mean she can’t take a break and pamper herself at home. With a virtual e-card from Bliss.com, she can log on and purchase all the needed ingredients from Bliss’ spa menu to recreate the experience at home.

Purchase here: www.blissworld.com

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Days of her wasting time in the morning racking her brain over what to wear are over with this ingenious wrap dress. This very flattering silky number is so versatile it can be worn in a zillion different ways. No, we’re serious. You can wrap this convertible dress over your body to wear as a skirt, strapless dress, halter dress, one shoulder open-back dress, kimono-back dress, the possibilities are endless. A helpful video on the site serves as a great wrapping tutorial.

Purchase here: www.shopbutterbynadia.com

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Give her a helping hand with the house cleaning with the iRobot Roomba 560. She’ll never want to go back to conventional vacuum cleaners when she’s test driven this robot. The Roomaba 560 does all the dirty work without her having to lift a finger. It can clean up to four rooms on a single charge, navigate around furniture and walls hitting hard to reach spots and it can even stay clear of stairs. When it runs low on battery, the Roomba 560 finds its way back to the docking station to recharge itself. If only everything could be this simple.

Purchase here: www.newegg.com

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The busy woman in your life may not get a lot of sleep, but she certainly doesn’t want it showing on her face. She refuses to invest in time consuming beauty routines, so pick her up this fast acting eye cream. Just rub it around the eye to de-puff, erase dark circles, firm, soothe and soften this delicate area. Now even if she feels beat down, she’ll look refreshed.

Purchase here: www.maccosmetics.com

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Chances are she wishes she had a personal assistant at the ready with pen and pad jotting down her itinerary or sending out her emails. This powerful speech recognition software is the next best thing. She can write documents, send emails, fill out forms all just by speaking into her computer. Even surfing the web is voice activated.

Purchase here: www.nuance.com

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Dinner will be a cinch for your busy gal with a slow cooker. The kitchen appliance for those short on time, the slow cooker lets you have a home cooked meal without the work. Just throw all your ingredients in the pot and let it cook.

Purchase here: www.bloomingdales.com

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A travel make-up kit is a must for any urban sophisticate. She never knows when she’ll need a touch up or when she’ll have to attend an after work event. Four lipstick and eye shadow shades and one blush can always be within reach with this Chanel palette kit.

Purchase here: www.chanel.com

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She’s got no room in her schedule for the flu, so give her a magic wand to destroy all yucky germs. Using a UV-C light, the kind used to destroy germs in hospital, this helpful germ Eliminating Light eliminates up to 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and mold in 20 seconds flat. She can use it up to seven years to sterilize doorknobs, computer keyboards, countertops, hotel beds and public restrooms.

Purchase here: www.hammacher.com

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