Black Friday is Fashion Friday: Ten great gift ideas for the holidays.

I don’t know about you but I’m so glad the holidays are here. The world needs a hefty dose of cheer right about now. We just emerged from a grueling presidential election, are recovering from a devastating hurricane and are facing a looming fiscal “cliff” unless our government figures out a solution by year’s end. Let’s face it, we’re stressed out big time. Still, the holidays give us an opportunity to slow down, take a deep breath and be thankful for the good things in our lives. Sometimes it’s hard to do that but we owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to try. One of the best things about running my lingerie store for so many years was the interaction I had with customers who were buying gifts for someone special in their lives. Sometimes it was for a wife. Sometimes it was for a sister and, believe it or not, occasionally I’d get employers and employees buying for each other! Buying for others brings out the best in you. It’s good for the soul and it’s great for the economy, too. Intimate apparel and loungewear happen to be great options for holiday gifts. They’re pretty, useful and offer great value for quality. A well-made bra, pajama set or robe can give a woman years of use. For Black Friday 2012, the Pink Slip is offering 25 percent off all items on the site through November 25 so you have an opportunity to treat your loved ones to the most beautiful intimate apparel brands from around the world! To start you off on the right foot, I’ve come up with a diverse list of items that will satisfy the different needs and tastes of your friends and family. Some of them are cute. A few of them are sexy, but all are guaranteed to put a smile on someone’s face this holiday season.

Comfy Gifts

PJ Salvage Waffle Robe

PJ Salvage Waffle Robe

What’s cozier than a plush robe? P.J. Salvage is known for using luxury fabrics and envelopes a woman in comfort in soft microfiber waffle knit with a satin trim.

Eberjey PJ set

Gisele PJ set

Eberjey is great at designing sweetly elegant intimates and loungewear and this pajama set from their Gisele collection is a sophisticated choice.  It’s inspired by classic men’s pajamas but sized and shaped with a feminine look in a Modal/Spandex jersey with contrast piping.

Cute Gifts

Lola Haze Embrace Cami & Short

Lola Haze Embrace Camisole

A woman can really get her girly on wearing this gorgeous romper that doubles as a cute top that can go with jeans or skirt for a cute day look. Designed by cutting-edge brand Lola Haze, its elegant, curved lace inserts on the sides highlight your own curves, while the silk charmeuse feels wonderful against your skin.

Eberjey Leonora Chemise

Leonora Chemise by Eberjey

Leopard print is always fun and this chemise from Eberjey’s Leonora collection is simply purr-fect! The soft and light A-line chemise in sueded soft jersey features stretch-to-flatter mesh, a lace neckline and an underbust applique.

Sexy Gifts

Arianne Jade Teddy

Arianne Jade teddy

Ravishing in red, this very flattering teddy from Arianne features rose and vine jacquard fabric in rich colors with beautiful lace accents along the bustline and leg openings. Underwire cups are lined with padding to gently enhance the bustline.

Arianne Marilyn Padded Bustier

Arianne Marilyn padded bustier 

This bustier from Arianne has bombshell appeal in delicate floral lace and boning for excellent shape and fit. It has underwire padded demi-shaped cups and a lace-up front for a vintage, sexy detail. The Marilyn bustier coordinates with the Marilyn Bikini to complete the look.

Romantic Gifts

Mary Green Satin Doll Kimono

Mary Green Satin Doll Kimono

Silk is always a sure bet for luxurious glamour and Mary Green’s Satin Doll Kimono delivers it big time.  This gorgeous kimono has scalloped lace trim, 3/4 length sleeves and sexy side slits on for a true satin doll look.

Mary Green Satin Doll Chemise

Mary Green Satin Doll Chemise

This silk stretch satin chemise is a great layering piece for wearing under the Satin Doll Kimono. It features a scalloped lace trim, gathered triangle cups trimmed with lace and a side slit. Cut on the bias with adjustable straps, it has a great fit.

Functional Gifts

Hanky Panky lingerie wash

Hanky Panky lingerie wash powder

The designers at Hanky Panky were kind enough to create a great alternative to washing intimates in soap or detergent. The Hanky Pank Lingerie Wash Powder is a gentle but effective fabric wash specially formulated to extend the life of stretch fabrics and delicates. It’s non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable.

Nu Bra Feather Lites

Nu Bra Ultra feather lite bra

Nu Bra, the masters of creating solution products for intimate apparel, have perfected their adhesive bra cups for an item that’s a thoughtful stocking stuffer for the woman who likes to wear sexy dresses. The Ultra Feather Lite Bra is 70 percent lighter than Nu Bra’s original silicone padded gel cups and with fabric outer shell. It’s perfect for providing support under backless or strapless dresses.

I hope these suggestions prove helpful. Wishing you and your loved ones a great holiday season!

XOXO,

Margo