Last-Minute Gifting, Sorted
It’s nearing the end of the year, and you still haven’t sorted any gifts… Sound familiar? Don’t panic, this year we’re here to help. Our buyers have edited down the best gifts for each and every style personality. Better late than never after all…
We’re putting the shine in shiny for anyone who’s attracted to accessories that gleam. Hair accoutrement artisans Jennifer Behr and MaryJane Claverol will add another layer of shine to her tresses, whilst Miu Miu and statement-maker Alessandra Rich are here to adorn her hair with ice. Paco Rabanne’s shoulder bag will rival any disco ball, and forever favourite Christian Louboutin is on hand with some holiday-ready holographics. When gifting extra sparkle to her wardrobe, innovator Christopher Kane, ethically-minded Simon Miller, bohemian Figue and party-worthy Rotate are the brands to watch.
The extensive Browns Conscious offering makes finding gifts for an eco-warrior easy. It’s a win-win situation when Girlfriend Collective is involved, whose pieces made from recycled plastic bottles will help outfit anyone kicking off the New Year with some fitness-related resolutions. Conscious crusader but also a sneakerhead? Stella McCartney has got what you need. If you love her to the moon and back then Marine Serre’s iconic moon print will say it in style. Complete the look with LA-based Re/Done’s repurposed denim, with each pair crafted from pre-loved Levi’s. If you’re looking to both give and give back, look no further than Carcel, whose designs support women in prison by offering them work, new skills, and fair wages. Sustainably-minded Copenhagen favourite Ganni will make her feel fierce in leopard print; and it’ll be music to her ears when she finds out her All Blues gold hoops are made from recycled metals.
If ‘fitness’ is their middle name, then pay close attention. Italian powerhouse Versace’s two-piece will take their gym wardrobe to new heights, whilst tech giant Bang & Olufsen Beoplay will provide the soundtrack to their daily workouts via some wireless headphones. For the avid runner, a pair of sleek Asics Gel sneakers will provide the ideal solemate. Keep cosy in a beanie by esteemed skiwear brand Colmar, along with a bold Paco Rabanne hoodie and Moncler puffer scarf for an early morning outdoor workout. For when it’s truly too cold to go outside, give the gift of indoor sports with a yoga mat from luxury activewear label No Ka’ Oi and a TRX suspension training set.
What do you buy for someone who likes to keep things minimal? Everyone has to sleep, so we recommend some nightwear that feels as good as it looks. Elegant Desmond & Dempsey two-pieces, minimalist nightdresses from Pour Les Femmes and Olivia von Halle silk eye masks will be the sleepwear of their dreams. Fragrance is another option that’s sure to please, so turn to Fornasetti’s whimsical candles and diffusers or expert apothecary goods from Malin+Goetz. If you’re looking for something they can wear, remember that less is more with quilted Prada bags, sought-after Alexander McQueen sneakers and timeless Acne Studios scarves in neutral hues. Lizzie Mandler Fine Jewelry’s pieces are imbued with understated elegance to offer just the right amount of embellishment.
Do they live and breathe the biggest names in fashion? You’re in luck, because our edit holds the best of the very best. Baroque her world by gifting a standout Versace scarf in the house’s signature print; or top off all her ensembles with a bucket hat in the much-loved heritage Burberry vintage check. Put the super in her superbrand accessories collection with a Gucci Marmont cardholder or a timeless Saint Laurent shoulder bag, or go for gold with a hardware-handled Bottega Veneta intrecciato clutch. A Balenciaga cardigan is the perfect gift for a logo fanatic’s wardrobe, unless you’d rather buckle up with Chloé’s lizard effect belt. Last, but by no means least, our attention turns to Fendi, whose iPhone cover is the perfect gift for anyone looking to fashion up their phone.
Date: 13th December 2019