The gift-giving season is upon us once again and if you’re waiting until the last minute to get your holiday shopping done… well, you’re not alone. As tempting as it may be, try not to go the gift card route for your family and close friends (unless they ask for one).
You’ve probably noticed, there are gift guides galore for every type of person to help you choose the perfect gift – or at least help get the juices flowing. This particular gift guide is for the fancy folks in your life that have a taste for the finer (expensive) things. With these gifts, label appeal and presentation play an important role for the receiver… and the person should be pretty special too.
For the ladies (gifts for gents coming soon):
The Beauty Queen. Every lady needs a little Tom Ford in her life. Tom Ford Beauty offers the complete collection of 16 Tom Ford Nail Lacquers featuring an exclusive set of high-performance polishes. With a shade for every mood, this is all the polish she will ever need in an elegant Tom Ford box. Retailing at $480, this is a gift for a lady with a polish obsession that can only be satiated with a color story including names like Bitter Bitch, Indian Pink, Bordeaux Lust, and Carnal Red. Available at neimanmarcus.com.
The Techie. For Prada’s Spring 2012 RTW show, Muiccia Prada placed a single flower in the spotlight. Slip any willing iPad into the Prada Saffiano leather case lined with nappa leather ($450) in black or white featuring a Saffiano rose applique. After all, one’s tablet must also sport the latest collection, no? Available at Prada.com.
The Accessory Collector. An evening clutch is the perfect gift during the holiday season because there are plenty of holiday parties, a.k.a. opportunities, to show them off. Diane von Furstenberg offers an assortment of clutches that are compact, distinct, and you can probably find a style for every personality. The Tonda and Lytton come in a variety of textures and materials and range from $325-$395. Available at neimanmarcus.com.
The Champagne Lady. Feast your eyes on the Limited Edition Dom Pérignon Vintage 2003 by David Lynch champagne ($169). The mesmerizing gift box bears the American filmmaker’s signature and features silk ribbons that lead to the interior of the box where the iconic Dom Pérignon bottle awaits. Whether the lucky lady chooses to pop the bottle of bubbly or to cherish it, this gift exudes taste. Available at domperignon.com.
The Sweet Tooth. One word: Macaron. Anyone who claims to have a sweet tooth would have a tough time turning down a macaron – imagine what they would do with a macaron tree! Bottega Louie, located in Los Angeles, is known for their delectable treats and a macaron selection that includes yummy flavors of salted caramel, earl grey, pistachio, chocolate mandarin, passion fruit and more. The Croquembouche of macarons is available in a small size with 35 macarons ($125) and a large size with 125 macarons ($275). Need we say anything more? Available at bottegalouie.com.