Item: Jewelry boxes
Good for: Well, lots of girls, but especially those who love to stay neat and organized.
Why jewelry boxes: I love the idea of keeping your jewelry in a beautifully designed, thoughtfully organized case that protects your baubles and complements your decor. Choose a jewelry box with compartments that suit the recipient's needs. For example, if she loves cocktail rings and doesn't wear necklaces very much, get a case that has lots of little compartments and cushiony ring slots so she has her favourite jewels at the ready.
Go luxe: I stumbled across the ingenious Wolf Designs jewelry cases ($175-435) at Fine Finds in Yaletown, and every time I go into the store for a quick browse, I'm mesmerized by the sight of them. With sectioned drawers, a built-in mirror, a travel-size case that pops out of one compartment, and patented technology that keeps silver from tarnishing for up to 35 years, Wolf jewelry boxes are truly the cream of the crop. These are sizable cases with enough storage capacity to keep every treasured piece of jewelry safe and sound.
Spend less: The Mirror, mirror jewelbox ($38) from Urban Outfitters features small sectioned compartments on the top tier and unsectioned drawers on the bottom for larger items. It also has lined interiors and a gorgeous etched mirror facade, and is sure to make a lovely addition to any dresser top.