{Gift Guide 2012} For your FOFriend or Sister

Whether you’re searching for the perfect gift for your stylish sister or your tech savvy FOFriend, our gurus have you covered.


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Plus, enter to WIN a Spare-One Emergency Phone (retail value $69.99) when you leave a comment, below.

1. Spare-One Emergency Phones, $69.99

A life saver for everyone–this is my gift of choice this year! A battery-operated emergency cell phone.”– Lovey Dash (Editors note: Use code “Lovey15” at checkout and receive a 15% discount!)

2. Liberty Print Pajamas from J.Crew, $198


“I know these are pricey, but worth the splurge. They are so beautiful and I know my sister will love lounging and sleeping in them!”–Terry Gibralter

3. “Vogue: The Editor’s Eye,” from ShopBop.com, $75

“Any FOFashionista would devour this inspiring and beautiful read.”–Terry Gibralter

4. Agatha Christie’s Poirot: The Early Cases Collection DVD or Blu-ray set, $149.99+

“It’s a great gift for anyone who is really into the Christie Hercule Poirot mysteries because this set contains them all, an endless source of entertainment for the true Agatha Christie lover!”–Terry Gibralter

5. Pom Pom Sachet by Frazier + Wing, $20

“I love these pom-pommed cones made from silk, satin, or cotton and filled with organic lavender–they are all gorgeous!”–Lovey Dash

6. Kotur Morley croc-embossed metal box clutch from Net-a-porter.com, $395

“For my best friend–this mock croc gold clutch! It has a classic Bottega shape without the price. I love the look of pairing it with jeans and a white-t shirt.”– Lovey Dash

7. Pretty Penny Bracelet, from the FOF shop, $46

“A great gift!” says one FOF about the Pretty Penny bracelet. It features a 12k gold coin that can be monogrammed with your sister or FOFriend’s initials, it won’t break your budget, and its shimmery beads twinkle like tinsel!

8. “Ice Queen” clutch, from the FOF shop, $32

“It’s handmade with sequin and glass beads in an icy palette of winter blues. It even has a detachable strap. I’ve seen the same one in department stores for a whole lot more. This one is a dazzling price!” –Geri Brin, FabOverFifty.com Founder


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Leave a comment below to be entered to win a Spare-One Emergency Phone (retail value $69.99).

Three FOFs will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes December 20th, 2012 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

94 Responses to “{Gift Guide 2012} For your FOFriend or Sister”

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  5. Janet says:

    What a wonderful gift for people that doesn’t own a cell phone.

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  6. Karen Mumpower says:

    This would hlep out if I break down on the road

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  7. yyoerger says:

    What a great idea! This would be good for both safety and convenience to give assurance to your loved ones.

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  8. Rebecca says:

    While I have no sisters, my 84-years-young mother is my best friend. And while she is fiercely independent, she does not own a cell phone. I would feel so much better if she had one for emergencies, especially when she is on the go in her car. If she were to have car trouble, she would have no way of contacting anyone. She has been talking about getting one, and I would love to surprise her with this phone for Christmas or her 85th birthday next month!

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  9. lisa mcfarland says:

    great gift ideas

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  10. Elizabeth Mancuso says:

    I have 2 teenagers, and as they grow increasingly independent and adventurous they are expected to be more responsible and considerate, which means “Please call me and let me know you’re okay.” It may not be a bona fide emergency, but when they’re traveling or hiking and there’s no service or their cell phone has “died” it would add years to my life if they checked in.

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  11. Mary Kime says:

    I would love to win an emergency phone since half the time I don’t have minutes for mine.

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  12. linda says:

    Love the Spare One Phone-great, clever but practical gift idea. All the gifts on your list are wondereful, and different.

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  13. Jan T. says:

    Would love to win!

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  14. makinalist says:

    The emergency cell phone would be perfect for my 88-year-old mom. She still drives herself around town, but would be dependent on strangers if her car ever broke down.

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  15. Dorothy Campbell says:

    what a thoughtful gift!

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  16. Amy Z. says:

    Love this selection of gifts!

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  17. pmack says:

    Great gift my mother could use this, and so could i..

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  18. msortet says:

    What a great idea – battery powered cell phone! How many times have we all gone to use our cell phone and see only one bar left which soon beeps in your ear and you lose the call?

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  19. Joanna Baker says:

    I’m looking for a gift for my my mother-in-law – help me!

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  20. AJB says:

    This would be great for my mom.

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  21. Rinda Freeman says:

    Great phone! tHANKS

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  22. Phoenix says:

    I’d definitely give this to my mom.

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  23. imelda says:

    Those Pom Pom Sachets are interesting since they are almost like the wedding favors my girlfriend prepared for my wedding 21 years ago. The sachets she made also were stuffed with lavander and other herbs, but they were heart shape and outlined with lace.
    Those emergency phones are brilliant!

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  24. Deanne H. says:

    I would definitely give this to my elderly mom for Christmas!

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  25. rexterrier1 says:

    It’s a nice useful gift to win!

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  26. Laura Borud says:

    My mother just had a dramatic decrease in her mobility, this phone would be a great benefit. The cell phone I bought her years ago she charges once in a great while and never uses, maybe this would be simpler and ready in a true emergency.

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  27. Valerie C. says:

    This would be perfect because I’m on the road often 🙂

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  28. Marilyn N says:

    What great gifts in this section! But boy does my handicapped sister in law wheelchair bound absolutely no use of legs living with my 81 year old mother in law need this! I would definitely give it right away to her as she is basically the only person in charge of the house as my father in law passed away in Sept. My mil is still insistent on hanging clothes on the line and has fallen twice and had to yell to neighbors to call the ambulance. This would be such a REAL GIFT!

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  29. Susan Lockwood says:

    Great gift idea!

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  30. patti lovecky says:

    The penny bracelet is so beautiful. and so perfect for my sister.

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  31. Mary Beth says:

    Great gift – would love to win!!

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  32. Deborah Shirley says:

    Wonderful gift for everyone!

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  33. S Kay d. says:

    My parents could really this!

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  34. Maureen O'Neal says:

    Yes, my Mom could really USE this!

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  35. Linda Siess says:

    Spare-One looks like a smart idea, and it’d be a clever gift for lots of folks on my list – thanks!

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  36. hananghaddar says:

    The Ice Queen clutch will be perfect for my sister.

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  37. Mary N says:

    What a very thoughtful gift. This would be great for my loved ones who commute everyday.

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  38. Roxann Grey says:

    I live in Florida and we have a lot of bad storms in the summer. We lose electric a lot. It would be so nice to have this phone for an emergency.

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  39. Kathryn Kondrad says:

    The spare cell phone is a godsend for older parents or someone like me who lives in a disaster-prone area where the electricity can go out: Miami.

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  40. Shannon English says:

    I could really use this due to my disabilities.

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  41. starsmom says:

    what a wonderful concept!!

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  42. Sandy Bonesteel says:

    What a wonderful gift to give to a loved one.

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  43. ticki566 says:

    My sister would love all of these!!!

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  44. Sheila Chaffins says:

    My mother could really use this!

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  45. Stephanie V. says:

    lifesaver! yes, please

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  46. Dorothy Borgese says:

    with the storms Irene and Sandy this would come in handy

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  47. Camilla Wilson says:

    Great gift to keep or giveaway.

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  48. Pauline says:

    The emergency phone would be wonderful for my mom!

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  49. STEPHANIE ESPARZA says:

    I WOULD LOVE TO WIN A SPARE PHONE FOR ME AND HUBBY,SINCE I WORK LONG DISTANCE!!!

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  50. Patty Pavone says:

    love the gift ideas

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  51. bonnie says:

    I just love those pom pom sachets might need to check those out…. oh and Yes I would love to win a spare one phone

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  52. debra says:

    An emergency phone for my sister

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  53. Pam Parson says:

    I would love to win the Emergency phone for my daughter whose car is on its’ last leg !

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  54. Kim Cage says:

    this is a great list!!! Whether it be sister or friend, anhy of these gifts would go over well!

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  55. Soledad says:

    It’s always good to be ready for any emergency.

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  56. Margaret says:

    My best friend’s parents live in another state and she goes often to visit them. I think the spare phone would be a perfect gift for her.

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  57. Ann Russell says:

    I didn’t even know this kind of phone existed. I seem to forget my phone often and live in bad weather area. It would be great to leave in the car for “what if”.

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  58. Michelle M says:

    I’ve never heard of this SpareOne phone before, but I’ll check it out. Thanks!!!

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  59. Jewel Hopson says:

    A simple easy to use phone is a great gift idea. I know I’d like to win one.

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  60. merri matalon says:

    make me a winner! need a new phone desperately!

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  61. Kathi says:

    I don’t have any sisters but I do have Special Friends in my Life and The emergency phone would be wonderful as we are Nurses and never know when an emergency might arise

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  62. sandy haber says:

    Our power goes out on a regular basis — which means the cordless phones do as well. Was wondering where to get an emergency phone — if it worked for me would get one for my parents as well.

    thanks!

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  63. connie newman says:

    my sis needs this

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  64. mandrada says:

    The SpareOne Emergency Phone would be an ideal present to my elderly parents who are in desperate need of a phone.

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  65. smfsprout says:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I can certainly use some of these ideas.

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  66. Jill says:

    the pajamas look so comfy, its cold and blowing snow out side, that phone a necessity in winter travel, it is 50 miles between towns here.

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  67. Marta L says:

    This would be wonderful for elderly family members who live alone!

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  68. velder dixon says:

    i want to win

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  69. eddyrobey says:

    That DVD collection looks like a reason for hours of fun and TV munchies

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  70. Lisa K says:

    Love these!

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  71. Blue Bear says:

    In my 60s, this extra phone would be a godsend!

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  72. Gaye says:

    I love that Ice Queen bag, keep thinking of getting one for me.

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  73. Marla says:

    The pj’s!

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  74. Patricia says:

    If I won this phone, I’d give it to my Dad. 🙂

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  75. Deborah says:

    I would love to win the Spare-One Emergency phone as I recently got a job back home and as going to be traveling back and forth between two states!

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  76. beth says:

    what an awesome idea! especially after all the recent storms, like Sandy.

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  77. Deb Anderson says:

    That phone would be a must-have for my tornado-prone area.

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  78. Debbie W. says:

    Croc-embossed clutch would be perfect for my sister!

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  79. Mamavalveeta03 says:

    I would be asking for the J crew pj’s for myself, but the bracelet would be perfect for my BFF!

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  80. Onehsancare says:

    Emergency phone for my French teacher who doesn’t carry a cell phone!

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  81. Nancy M says:

    I would like to have seen more selections in a moderate price on this list. Still, the phone is the best and would like to win this.

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  82. Laura says:

    These are some great ideas! We all need the emergency phone.

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  83. leslie c says:

    Both of the clutches would be a huge hit, as would the Vogue book. The Spare-One Emergency phone is quite unique though and I’d love to win one.

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  84. phyllis kopec says:

    pretty penny bracelet would go with all my outfits.

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  85. Theresa says:

    Mom has Parkinson’s……This would be great for her!!!

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  86. lovey dASH says:

    FYI EVERYONE THE RETAIL VALUE ON THIS PHONE IS 99

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  87. Christine Norman says:

    Great to have when recreating outdoors.

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  88. Carol G. says:

    I have to drive to a lot of remote locations for my job and my iphone battery quickly wears down. What a great back up for emergencies! Didn’t kno such a product exists.

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  89. joyce says:

    Too hard to pick one.I like all of them!!!

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  90. Helen Chun says:

    This looks interesting and cute!

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  91. Tammy Lowry says:

    I want some of these for myself

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  92. Margarida says:

    I think an emergency phone could be a lifeline!

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  93. Jerrilynn Atherton says:

    Best list!! Would love to receive any of them!

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  94. Zenaida says:

    I would like to win the Spare-One Emergency Phone for my mother!

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