The tip to giving the perfect gift? Make it personal.
If money were no object, these would be the ideal presents for my loved ones. Read why after the jump!
A luxurious whiskey decanter // Ultimately chic stationary // The perfect mug // Ladylike elegance with a boho beat // A heavenly candle // A bracelet made for a (Mc)Queen // The ideal blend of fashion and function // Pretty kitty phone case // The fountain of youth
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For my Sister: Saxifrage Velvet Purse
This clutch is ladylike and has a retro feel that makes it super unique—the perfect representation of my sister’s personal style. Plus, Anthropologie always has a special place in our hearts during the holidays.
For my Boyfriend: MOVMT Leather Sneakers
MOVMT (The People’s Movement) is a very cool emerging line that makes product out of up-cycled plastic, and ecologically sustainable materials that discovered during the Lucky FABB convention. My boyfriend loves their stuff, and I figured that as well as giving him what he wants, I could kill two birds with one stone and also give back. (They donate a portion of their sales to the Plastic Pollution Coalition!)
The brand also produces a series of live recording sessions that support up-and-coming artists, as well as campaigns to spread environmental awareness. Now that’s a cause I can get behind.
Plus, with every shoe purchase, you get a free wallet! Use code: FREE WALLET
For my “Charlottes”: Lanvin Holiday Notecards
We all have a Charlotte in our group. (Yes, I am referring to the character from Sex & the City) That one friend who is practically perfect in every way—they’re always thoughtful, put together, and can throw the perfect soiree at the drop of a hat.
Luckily I have two Charlottes in my group of friends. I think a chic set of Lanvin stationary would be the perfect gift for these two, and the ideal accoutrement to their swanky soirees.
For my Best Friend: Anthropologie Limited Edition Gold Monogram Mug
I am well aware that a mug seems like a bit of an unsexy gift, especially for someone I know so well—but these mugs have sentimental value between the two of us, (What does the S stand for?!) and I love the festive, limited edition gold plating. Plus, even though she already has more mugs than Lindsay Lohan, I’m sure she’ll find a creative use for it. She’s an interior design genius.
For my Extended Family: Dyptique Orange Chai Holiday Candle
Everyone loves a delicious candle. These long burning ones from Diptyque in seasonal orange chai are warm enough for cold days, and have the perfect aroma—a unique blend of sweet and spicy.
For my Mom: La Mer Moisturizing Soft Cream
There are fewer things on earth more luxurious than La Mer’s face and body creams. I remember the first time I was stumped on what to give my mom for mothers day—my friend Michelle suggested I purchase Crème de La Mer. My mom has been hooked ever since.
For my Dad: Baccarat Whiskey Decanter
My dad loves to entertain, and he and his friends love whiskey. This Baccarat decanter would be the perfect heirloom gift—ideal for showing off at parties and entertaining guests.
For my Crazy Cat Ladies: Marc by Marc Jacobs Rue iPhone Case
This Marc by Marc Jacobs iPhone case is purrfect (har har) for cat lovers. Plus it’s so big they’ll no longer have to ask “WHERE DID I PUT MY PHONE?!” every two seconds.
For Moi: Alexander McQueen Skeleton Bracelet
Just in case y’all were wondering I’d totally give this to myself. If anyone’s feeling especially generous this season drop me a line.