Holiday Gift Guide for Her

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Editors' Note: This gift guide is from 2016. For the most recent of our gift recommendations for women, be sure to check our Holiday Gift Guide for Her 2017.

Buying clothes or shoes for someone else is always tricky. Will she like it? Does it fit her fashion sense? Is it functional for her lifestyle? At Englin's Fine Footwear, we have a huge selection of women's shoes, so choosing the right pair for your wife, your mom, or another special lady can be overwhelming. We're here to help! Not only do we let you buy with confidence by offering free returns and exchanges for up to one year, we've also created this guide to make finding the perfect present a breeze. This gift guide features some of our most popular shoes for women, so you'll be sure to see her face light up on Christmas Day. Present her with the trendy shoes she's been secretly craving, and she'll remember your thoughtfulness every time she wears them!

-For the UGG Boot Devotee-

UGG Classic Short II

UGG Classic Short II in Chestnut

UGG Classic Short II in Chestnut. Also available in BlackGreySand, and more.

The UGG Classic Short II is the quintessential UGG boot and a must-have for any woman's closet. You see this boot on the feet of fashionable ladies everywhere each fall. An enduring icon, the Classic Short II belongs to the wildly popular UGG New Classics collection. This fashion-forward boot is carefully crafted from plush Twinface sheepskin, which is naturally moisture-wicking and thermostatic for a cozy feel no matter the temperature. The Classic Short II's innovative Treadlite sole provides durable traction when she needs it most. Like all the UGG New Classics, the Classic Short II is pretreated to resist water and stains. Cozy, chic, and sensible, the UGG Classic Short II is sure to delight her this holiday.

The Classic Short II is perfect for the woman who puts an equal value on fashion and comfort. If she doesn't have this boot in her closet already, she's surely had her eye on it!

Read more about the UGG Classic Short II and ways to wear it.

UGG Bailey Bow II

UGG Bailey Bow II in Black

UGG Bailey Bow II in Black. Also available in ChestnutChocolateGrey, and Navy.

Feminine and functional, the UGG Bailey Bow II is the perfect way to stand out from the crowd while still enjoying matchless UGG comfort. Not only does it feature three sweet satin bows down the back, it's available in a palette of charming, versatile colors. Like the Classic Short II, the Bailey Bow II has a durable, flexible Treadlite sole and is pretreated to combat moisture and stains. Rain or shine, this little boot keeps her looking and feeling great as the Twinface sheepskin and soft fleece insole cradle her foot in luxury. Adorable and indulgently cozy, this is one boot she needs in her closet today.

The UGG Bailey Bow II is perfect for the woman who loves UGG coziness but wants a touch of feminine flair. The Bailey Bow II's subtly unique look makes it an attractive alternative to the unembellished UGG Classic silhouette. For an equally cute version with a button closure instead of bows, check out the UGG Bailey Button II.

UGG Isla

UGG Isla in Heathered Grey

UGG Isla in Heathered Grey. Also available in BlackBlack TreadliteCream TreadliteHeathered Charcoal Treadlite, and Navy.

Boots don't get much cuter than the UGG Isla. If the classic sheepskin look just isn't for her, this boot is sure to be a hit. The Isla's woven upper calls to mind her favorite sweater with its soft, chunky knit appearance. The back is laced up with a pretty grosgrain ribbon to sweeten the style. An UGGpure wool insole and lightweight, flexible EVA or Treadlite outsole provide cushioning to keep her comfortable all day long. Learn more about the benefits of UGG's Treadlite sole on our blog. The Isla's 8¾-inch shaft height provides the ideal amount of coverage and warmth, and it looks great with trendy skinny jeans and leggings. Perfectly cozy inside and out, the Isla is an UGG boot she'll absolutely love to wear. Plus, its stylish knit design is a great alternative to the dreaded ugly Christmas sweater!

Bring home the UGG Isla for the woman with a unique sense of style. This is one fashion piece that offers both a distinctive look and incredible comfort, so she doesn't have to choose between her fun fashion sense and having happy feet.

-For the Comfort Queen-

UGG Dakota

UGG Dakota in Chestnut

UGG Dakota in Chestnut. Also available in BlackBlue JayEspressoRed Violet, and many more.

Who doesn't love a luxuriously comfy pair of slippers? Give her something to look forward to after a long day with the UGG Dakota. These woolly slippers will wrap her feet in indulgent comfort the moment she puts them on. 360° lacing and moccasin-inspired styling give the Dakota a trendy boat shoe vibe. Available in a variety of vivid jewel tones and sophisticated neutrals, the Dakota is as fashion-minded as it is cozy, so she'll actually love being seen in these soft slippers. And with the Dakota's water-resistant suede upper and indoor/outdoor rubber sole, she can step out in her adorable slippers any time she wants!

If she loves being comfortable wherever she goes, the UGG Dakota is the gift for her. This fashionable slipper can withstand running to the grocery or picking up the kids from school, yet is cozy enough to simply pamper her feet when she's relaxing after work.

UGG Ansley

UGG Ansley in Cactus Flower

UGG Ansley in Cactus Flower. Also available in BlackChestnutLight GreyPajama Blue, and many more.

UGG Ansley Antoinette available in Burgundy Wine and Moonlight.

For a more traditional slipper look, the moccasin-style UGG Ansley can't be beat. Like the Dakota, this stylish slipper is made from water-resistant suede and boasts a rubber outsole that enables light outdoor wear. A lining and insole of plush, moisture-wicking UGGpure wool make slipping into the Ansley a treat for her tired feet. Small, stitched details at the sides and back take the Ansley from ordinary to fashionable, putting this streamlined slipper in a league of its own when it comes to comfort footwear. At home or beyond, the UGG Ansley will give her feet the TLC they deserve.

For some, the UGG Ansley's charm lies in its simplicity, but others like a little more ornamentation. If she loves making a statement with her footwear, she might prefer the bejeweled UGG Ansley Chunky Crystals or the lacy UGG Ansley Antoinette. Whichever style you choose, the Ansley is a thoughtful gift for the woman who deserves a reward for her hardworking lifestyle.

-For the Woman on the Go-

Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot & Hunter Original Short Rain Boot

Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot in Military Red        Hunter Original Short Rain Boot in Black

Left: Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot in Military Red. Also available in BlackHunter Green, and Navy.

Right: Hunter Original Short Rain Boot in Black. Also available in Dark Olive and Navy.

No rain boots have stood the test of time like the Hunter Originals. Favored by celebs and fashion bloggers, these trendy waterproof "wellies" never go out of style. She shouldn't have to sacrifice her fashion sense when the weather is less than ideal. Let her shine even when the sun doesn't! Whether you choose the Hunter Original Tall Rain Boot (16-inch shaft, almost knee-high) or the Hunter Original Short Rain Boot (10½-inch shaft, rises to the lower calf), she'll revel in this cute rubber boot's protection and comfort. Hunter Originals are skillfully handcrafted from 28 parts, using the same last created in 1956. The high-traction sole and 100% waterproof construction keep her safe and dry even in the worst conditions.

The Hunter Original Tall or Original Short is a must-have for any woman. Foul weather strikes whether we like it or not—help her be prepared with these stylish rain boots!

If she'd prefer an eye-catching, shiny rubber boot, we also offer the Hunter Original Tall Gloss Rain Boot or the Hunter Original Short Gloss Rain Boot, both available in sleek Black. If you're looking for a Made in the USA option, take a look at the UGG Shaye.

Sperry Saltwater Duck Boot

Sperry Saltwater Duck Boot in Tan/Navy

Sperry Saltwater Duck Boot in Tan/Navy. Also available in Tan/Dark Brown.

Duck boots have seen an enormous surge in popularity over the past few years, providing an alternative to traditional rain boots for the fashion-minded woman. Combining a classic duck boot design with Sperry's trademark wet/dry traction and legendary craftsmanship, the Sperry Saltwater Duck Boot provides everything she could want in a waterproof boot. The Sperry Saltwater's rawhide barrel lacing provides a more adjustable fit than traditional rain boots, while a medial zipper allows for easy on and off. A microfleece lining will keep her foot warm and cozy, and a lugged and siped rubber outsole offers the ultimate in traction and safety. Truly, the Sperry Saltwater has it all!

For the woman who doesn't let rainy days dampen her spirits, the Sperry Saltwater Duck Boot is the perfect companion. Equal parts practical and fun, this weather-resistant boot will protect her feet without cramping her style.

Other color and material options include the Sperry Saltwater Quilted Wool and the Sperry Saltwater Quilted Nylon. For an increase in height, look to the Sperry Saltwater Misty.

-For the Fashionista-

Sorel Joan of Arctic

Sorel Joan of Arctic in Black/Stone

Sorel Joan of Arctic in Black/Stone. Also available in Elk/Dark MountainQuarry/BlackTobacco/Sudan Brown, and more.

Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II available in BlackElk, and Shale.

For some, it's hard to picture a snow boot as a fashion piece—but that's because they haven't met the Sorel Joan of Arctic. This lovely boot flew off our shelves last year and is certain to be in high demand again, so don't miss out! Sorel is a brand known for the cozy warmth of their snow boots, and the Joan of Arctic lives up to that reputation. A soft and stylish faux fur collar is the first thing you'll notice about the Joan of Arctic. Its seam-sealed, waterproof suede upper joins forces with a vulcanized rubber shell to keep her foot comfortable and dry. A removable inner boot of 6mm recycled felt insulation helps the Joan of Arctic achieve its rating of -25°F, meaning that even in subzero temperatures, this boot will keep her toes toasty warm. The rubber outsole with herringbone tread makes it easy for her to keep her feet, even when the ground is slick.

Stylish celebrities like Elle Macpherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Liv Tyler, and Maria Menounos have all been spotted in the Sorel Joan of Arctic, so it's a safe bet that any fashionable woman will love to flaunt this boot on chilly winter days. Bundling up never looked so good!

If faux fur isn't her thing, don't overlook the Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II, which features a soft knit cuff instead.

Sperry Firefish

Sperry Firefish in Leopard

Sperry Firefish in Leopard. Also available in Linen Oat and Linen Gold.

Sperry Firefish Circle available in Blue and Linen/Coral.

Boat shoes are some of the best all-around footwear for everyday use: They're convenient, versatile, and always on trend. For a boat shoe that's both feminine and classic, take a look at the Sperry Firefish! First, it's made by Sperry, the original inventors of this iconic style and undisputed masters of boat shoe craftsmanship. Why settle for less than the best? The Sperry Firefish features the 360° lacing, moc toe, and wave-siped rubber outsole that have made Sperry boat shoes so persistently popular, so you can rest assured that you're presenting her with a high quality shoe. A cushioned footbed, moisture-wicking liner, and updated toe shape give the Firefish greater comfort and better fit than some of its predecessors, while a sleek, balanced profile adds unprecedented elegance and charm.

A classic sense of style will find satisfaction in the Firefish's timeless silhouette. Every woman has a few fashion staples in her closet that are bases on which to build her outfits, and the Sperry Firefish is a casual piece with endless potential. For similar boat shoes, check out the Sperry Firefish Circle and the Sperry Angelfish.

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed in Taupe Suede

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed in Taupe Suede. Also available in Black SuedeGold LeatherHabana Oiled Leather, Pink Nubuck, and many more.

It may seem counterintuitive to give someone sandals in the middle of winter, but actually, there's no better time! Not only can you take advantage of the best deals of the year, this is one gift that's sure to delight. She'll appreciate your thoughtfulness, and if she admired Birkenstocks this past summer, she'll be pleasantly surprised to find them under the tree! Birkenstock sandals are a smart choice because they never go out of style. When she wears them in the spring, she'll be perfectly on trend, especially if you choose the popular Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed. Style, versatility, and exceptional comfort have made this two-strap sandal our bestselling Birkenstock shoe. The Soft Footbed is anatomically contoured and made from cork, which molds to the foot's unique shape over time for unbeatable support. Plus, the Soft Footbed has an extra layer of foam to provide cloud-like cushioning for her foot. 

If she's already dreaming of sunny skies and summer adventures, the Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed will brighten her holiday with thoughts of what's to come. Even if it's cold outside, she can look forward to showing off her breezy new sandals!

Hopefully you've found a gift she'll adore, and now you can take advantage of our best sales of the year during Black Friday and Cyber Monday! You can also feel free to browse our thousands of other women's shoes if you just aren't sure you've found the perfect fit. If you're shopping for the guys in your life as well, be sure to check out our Holiday Gift Guide for Him!