For the woman who loves a soft touch, The Cottage Monet in Rockville has a cashmere “dress topper” that can be worn in many different ways — as a poncho, as a cowl neck, off the shoulder, or even as a scarf. This is great for frequent travelers, as it can be taken on a plane or into a restaurant, then rolled into a carry-on, hand-washed and laid it out to dry. It’s 100 percent cashmere, priced at $150, and available in 54 colors from blues to greens to pinks to neutrals. “I love the paprika color, but grey has been very strong this year,” says Cottage Monet owner Caya Cagri. “It’s the new neutral.” Find this, as well as other great gifts from Vera Bradley, Vietri, Thymes, Mariposa, Trollbeads and more, at The Cottage Monet in Rockville Town Square, 36 Maryland Ave. Click here to see the store’s Facebook page, click here to get in touch by email, or call 301-279-2422.