Few things are more intimidating than buying a really good gift for the most stylish person on your list. You know, a thoughtful purchase that this opinionated individual will actually, genuinely adore. As the countdown to Christmas/Hannukah/Secret Santa gets closer, the pressure is on to make the perfect selection. We’re here to offer a little help, guidance and advice for getting that stylish present just right.
Now is the time to fill your carts and select expedited shipping, in order to receive these gifts in time. From the hottest pair of Beats by Dr. Dre x Alexander Wang headphones to a custom Louis Vuitton trunk, plus some serious fine jewels, these are memorable gifts that your loved ones deserve.
The best way to accessorize a new iPhone 7 is with a pair of designer headphones, that are obviously wireless. This sleek grey number is the second in a collaboration between Beats by Dr. Dre and Alexander Wang, featuring croc-embossed Italian leather and chrome detailing. Gift these headphones to your BFF, but don’t forget to pair them with a personalized playlist.
Nothing says chic quite like Tiffany blue. This watch features the bauble brand’s signature color, in a ’40s inspired design. Throw in an interchangeable wrap-around leather strap in dove grey and you have a timeless present that won’t be forgotten any time soon.
Rather than buying the shoe lover in your life multiple pairs of kicks, offer them the gift of selection. For $5,000, Loeffler Randall is offering a VIP gift card program, where the recipient can select a new pair of shoes each month, for a whole year. This gift that keeps giving also includes early access to exclusive styles.
If you do want to give that shoe lover an actual shoe, look no further than this Alberta Ferretti mule. It’s been worn by Kendall Jenner and Chiara Ferragni, making it a bona fide “it” style.
Emeralds, diamonds and tanzanite, need we say more? This elegant necklace is over-the-top, but in the most dramatic, beautiful way possible.
Louis Vuitton fanatics will fawn over the brand’s most inventive iterations of their iconic hard-sided trunks. Special trunks, made to hold ornaments, wardrobe, shoes and flowers, will be on display, and available for purchase at the Louis Vuitton 5thAvenue Maison (located at 1 East 57th Street) until December 20. We promise, this is an even better gift than a designer handbag.
Though if you are going to go the designer handbag route, might we suggest a super luxe version that’s also a classic? This black and white croc bag from Calvin Klein won’t be spotted on the shoulders of “it” girls, but sometimes, that’s a good thing. Plus, this is the kind of edgy design that also has the ability to become a family heirloom.
For something a bit more of the moment, consider this very Instagram-friendly collab from Tina Craig (of Bag Snob) and Giangranco Lotti. It might be trendy, but it comes with a crossbody strap and a top handle, so it’s functional, too.
Anyone with a shred of fashion knowledge knows that a Max Mara Camel Hair Coat is one of those wardrobe foundation pieces. It elevates any ensemble and makes you look sharp, even if you pair it with cashmere sweatpants or a leather dress. Gift this to your grandma or your cousin, it’s also a totally ageless item.
Forget that whole “diamonds are a girl’s best friend thing,” because we’d like to argue that opals are a trusty sidekick, too. This locket is as lavish as they come, considering it’s one-of-a-kind and so, so pretty.
For the ultimate cool girl gift, look no further than these patched Re/Done | Levi’s jeans. They might appear to be a simple pair of reworked vintage Levi’s, but they’re actually the ultimate status symbol.
Balenciaga is the brand of the moment (alongside Vetements), so anything from this label will give you major style points. We’re partial to this striped wallet, which won’t totally drain your bank account.
Gloves are admittedly not the most fun gift, but when these cold weather necessities are spruced up in super luxe leather and some edgy gold hardware, they regain some luster. Hermès really nailed it on this one.