The Best in Holiday 2012 Gift Finds: Coiffie saves hairstyle with flair

The Best in Holiday 2012 Gift Finds is an ongoing series until December that celebrates the practical to the extravagant, the unusual to the commonly needed items of everyday life.

From food, wine and spirits to beauty, clothing and even home goods and appliances, we have been trying and testing and ultimately weeding out the good stuff you should consider for giving this holiday season. Take us shopping with you.

The Coiffie seems a simple thing. but has so many pluses it needs to be considered as a gift for any woman, even ones with loads of dough who seem to have it all.


This multi-seasonal, travel friendly headwear transforms any garment in your closet into a chic hooded look that’s timeless and elegant. Plus, your hair is saved from the elements. 

Coiffie is one size fits most and flatters women of all hair types and textures.  They preserve the hairstyle better than traditional hats and minimize hat hair. They also work wonderfully well when flipped back and layered over like a scarf, creating a 2-in-1 item. 

Why we love it:

This falls under the category of sharp and functional. American small business owner Ellen Ulrich, the designer of the Coiffie, is a native New Yorker.  A student of art and design at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, she continued her education in art history at Boston University and received a degree in in art education from New York University. In addition, she’s also taken classes at Parsons The New School For Design, The School of Visual Arts, and the Art Students League.

The water repellent Coiffie hood is truly a perfect blend of her love of art, design, fashion and function, and she is proud to have created something beautiful that enhances women’s lives.

Hats tend to wreck your hairstyle, but this lightweight and comfortable hood is easy to use. A magnetic snap closure makes it easy to put on and off.  The lining folds back to create a custom fit. With the Coiffie on, you can flip it back and wear it like a scarf. Or, after taking it off, you can fold it neatly for easy purse storage.

Easy to care for, you can hand wash it in cold water and lay it out flat to dry.

The classic look will never go out of style. It is perfect for commuters and travelers.

Coiffie comes in a variety of styles and colors, making it one of our favorite gifts for all women this Holiday season.

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