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Last-minute Gift Guide: 11 Presents for the Purposeful Woman

December 17, 2015

Last-minute gifts are the best gifts, we say. A little time pressure goes a long way when it comes to taking decisive action. Here are the 11 presents we’re picking up for the purposeful women in our lives. And guess what? Shop today and they’ll definitely arrive by Christmas (see shipping schedule at the bottom of this post). Or you can always stop by our showroom to let our Gift Concierge do the work for you.

1. Her Very Own Bento

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People are always stressing about what to give the “woman who has everything.” Well, we’re pretty sure she doesn’t have a Bento. Gift her one and our stylists will set her up with workwear staples, hand-picked just for her.

2. A Cozy Desk Sweater

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Late nights at the office are considerably more comfortable when you have a super-soft cashmere sweater to pull on. The Campion is the ultimate “desk sweater” because it’s also classy enough to wear to last-minute meetings.

3. Office-appropriate Hoops

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For days when she needs to look neat but feels a bit saucy, these pavé hoops are the answer. Not too big, not too small, they strike the perfect balance between fun and elegant.

4. An Easy Wardrobe Philosophy

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Whether she’s a recent grad or a seasoned professional, we’re guessing she doesn’t love shopping for workwear. That’s about to change. Written by MM.LaFleur’s CEO Sarah and Editor-in-Chief ToryWear to Work makes it easy to cultivate a killer work wardrobe without overthinking or overspending.

 5. The Perfect Travel Layer

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Shopping for a jet-setter? Get her this wrinkle-resistant knit that’s structured like a jacket but cozy like a cardigan. It comes with a pouch, so she can roll it up and throw it in her carry-on before she heads to the airport.

6. Whatever She Wants

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If she’s impossible to shop for—like, actually impossible to shop for—go the gift card route. She’ll be psyched you’ve introduced her to MM, and even more psyched to be able to explore our collection at her own pace.

7. Show-stopping Earrings

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There’s jewelry, and then there’s jewelry. These head-turning studs will attract considerable attention at her next black-tie affair.

8. A Carry-everywhere Pouch

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We can’t help it–we’re obsessed with bags that fit inside of other bags. This little wool pouch fits easily into a handbag or carry-on, and is the perfect size for stashing makeup, keys, phones, business cards, and whatever else she can’t leave home without.

9. A Softer-than-a-Cloud Scarf

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Scarves make great gifts, but not all scarves are created equal. If there’s one that we’re giving this season, it’s this exquisite Featherweight wonder, made from lighter-than-air Italian wool. It’s unbelievably soft and surprisingly warm—but you have to feel it to believe it.

10. Elevated Earrings for Everyday 

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These pavé studs are the kind of thing she might not buy for herself, but she’ll never take them off once she gets her paws on them. Treat her to a little everyday sparkle that she can wear for work, travel, and general troublemaking.

11. An At-home Wardrobe Overhaul

Something big is brewing at MM.LaFleur. We’re sending our top stylists to customers’ homes to help them refresh their wardrobes. For the New York-based woman who deserves a complete closet overhaul, give her the Magnum Opus ($2,800), which includes:

To purchase the Magnum Opus for a lucky lady in your life (or hey, for yourself), email

So, ready to get gifting?

There’s no time to waste! We’ll do our best to make sure your gifts arrive on time. Check out our shipping options:

Same-day Shipping: Available December 18-23 in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Orders must be received by 2:30pm and will be delivered by 7pm.

Next-day Shipping: Orders must be received by 4pm on December 22 for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

Two-day Shipping: Orders must be received by 4pm on December 21 for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

Ground Shipping: Orders must be received by 2pm on December 18 for guaranteed delivery by Christmas.

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