This category is for the elder (not older), fashion-forward female in your life, who, let's face it, probably has everything she ever wanted. But for her, it's still sweet to receive something heartfelt from the always-perfect grandchildren. Here are some options to get you started.
LIPSTICK QUEEN LIPSTICK
Your stylish grandmother is one classy woman. She always looks effortlessly chic, even in the mornings. But she could always use a fresh new lip color. Lipstick Queen, sold exclusively in Spokane at the Make-Up Studio, makes products for lips only. Julie Farley, owner of the studio, recommends going with a more neutral tone that works for most people. It's about making a statement and bringing color to the lips, not looking clownish. The brand's dusty-pink color Rose come in two formulas: Saints, a more glossy lipstick, and Sinners, which is 90 percent pigment. A matching lip liner completes the set. $18/$24 • The Make-Up Studio • 216 N. Bernard
These sterling silver earrings with hand-beaded crystal pearls and rhinestone balls are the perfect item to place under the Christmas tree or Hanukkah bush for your cherished grandmother. Delicate, beautiful Millianna jewelry is locally made to order in Spokane — often by artisan immigrant women relocated to our city through the World Relief Organization. $85 • millianna.com
Knitting is no longer just for grandmas; the skill is coming back in full force. Surprise your glamma (a glamorous grandma; thank you, Internet) with an item you knitted especially for her. The fine ladies at Knit-n-Crochet in Coeur d'Alene offer everything necessary to put you on the path to success — including Plymouth Yarn in Encore Worsted Tweed, a beautiful acrylic wool blend perfect for the beginner or expert. The yarn is only found in local shops. $6.50 per skein of yarn • Knit-n-Crochet • 600 W. Kathleen Ave. #30, Coeur d'Alene
Heat is the key — especially when all of the power is out in Spokane — and cashmere sweaters have been warming women up for centuries. Thankfully, downtown Spokane's Jigsaw boutique offers a super-soft Claudia Nichole sweater/poncho that can be worn five different ways, including as a scarf and a fashion blanket, perfect for traveling. It comes in numerous colors, including denim and basil (pictured). By the time you get around to wrapping this sweater for grandma, you may want to keep it for yourself. $143/$195 • Jigsaw • 601 W. Main ♦