"The smell of jasmine is my favorite in the entire world, but it's hard to find a perfume that encapsulates the scent without muddling it too much with other notes. Le Labo's is the best I've found so far—women ask me about it all the time and men melt for it." $200 at Barneys
"You can't get this hinged plate ring from Eddie's Spring collection yet, but it's divine. Like a lot of his pieces, it's perfect to wear with everything." Similar styles from $225 at Eddie Borgo
Manhattan gal-about-town Carol Han spends her days around beautiful things. As the executive fashion director for the newly redesigned StyleCaster, she knows what women want. So we asked the tastemaker what she's wishing for this year—because her picks would be perfect for any of the smart and stylish women on your list.
"Lingerie is one thing that I never mind spending on (or getting as a gift from someone special). I'm more of a romantic, old-fashioned type of girl though. Think Eres and Carine Gilson as opposed to Agent Provacateur. So I'm really into this vintage-inspired set." $75-85 at Net-a-Porter
"There's nothing better than curling up in bed with a good book. I'm a voracious reader and my little apartment is filled with books from floor to ceiling, but there's always room for more. I've heard Davis is a master with short fiction and I can't wait to read her." $20 at Amazon