Want to impress your sweetheart this holiday – then you should probably keep reading. Not all girls want the traditional Tiffany’s box for Christmas, so you’ll have to be just a little more thoughtful.
I’ve done you a solid here to let you know what to get her if you really want to impress this Christmas (or if you don’t get what you want, here’s a few ideas for boxing day).
1 Deadly Ponies Mr Cub Fur, $290 NZD, at Deadly Ponies
2 Karen Walker Blue Moon Fluro Yellow Sunglasses, $329 NZD, at Karen Walker
3 Joomi Lim Modern Tribe Cut-Out Necklace, $320 US, Opening Ceremony
4 YSL La Laque Couture Tie And Dye Nail Polish, $25 US, YSL
5 Celine Metal Plate Pointy Toe Shoe in Brushed Calfskin, Inquire
6 Max Mara Marzia Mink Neckline, $545, Holt Renfrew
7 Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe Album, $12 US, Domino
8 Wommelsdorff Bicolor Zuma Beanie, $255 US, Barney’s New York
9 AESA Hex Rings, $430 US, Bona Drag
10 Givenchy Seventeen Watch, $890, BNY
1. Deadly Ponies Mr Cub Fur, $290 NZD, at Deadly Ponies
Starting from the top, the Mr Cub Fur bag from Deadly Ponies is the perfect unconventional and thoughtful gift to get your girl (an IT bag is always the way to a girls heart). It’s composed of goat fur and supple leather that will stand the test of time, since it’s made by completely by hand, plus shipping from New Zealand is free!
2. Karen Walker Blue Moon Fluro Yellow Sunglasses, $329 NZD, at Karen Walker
Lets face it, a girl can never have enough sunglasses, and these fluro yellow ones from Karen Walker will stop her dead in her tracks.
3. Joomi Lim Modern Tribe Cut-Out Necklace, $320 US, Opening Ceremony
Jewelry isn’t completely out of the question, especially when it’s by Joomi Lim. I just adore the way this necklace refreshes the spike trend, while keeping it totally modern at the same time.
4. YSL La Laque Couture Tie And Dye Nail Polish, $25 US, YSL
Every girl should have the pleasure of using YSL nail polish, it’s certainly my favourite, and I love this new couture tie & dye nail lacquer which produced a gradient effect on the nail.
5. Celine Metal Plate Pointy Toe Shoe in Brushed Calfskin, Inquire
I’ve had my eye on these Celine gold plated lace ups for some time now, and rightfully so, they’re incredible. And even though I have no idea how much they cost, I still want them. Call them to inquire after the cost if you dare.
6. Max Mara Marzia Mink Neckline, $545, Holt Renfrew
It’s all in the little things sometimes and that’s precisely why I love this Max Mara mink neckline. I saw it in a glorious emerald a few weeks ago at Holts and I’ve fallen in love with this tortoise version.
7. Blood Orange Cupid Deluxe Album, $12 US, Domino
One of my top picks for best album of 2013 was Blood Orange’s recent release Cupid Deluxe. Featuring a ton of great collaborators including his talented friends Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, Dirty Projectors’ David Longstreth, Kindness’ Adam Bainbridge, Friends’ Samantha Urbanites, Clams Casino, Despot, and Skepta.
8. Wommelsdorff Bicolor Zuma Beanie, $255 US, Barney’s New York
Who doesn’t love a good hat, especially one with an adorable understated pom pom on top. These ones by Berlin designer Wommelsdorff are a cross between crochet and knitwear stitches and are expertly made by hand using techniques passed down from generation to generation. Trust me, she’ll notice the fine details of it.
9. AESA Hex Rings, $430 US, Bona Drag
A girl really cannot have enough everyday rings and these nearly 3D Hex rings made by hand in New York by AESA of black onyx or aquamarine stones are beyond perfection.
10. Givenchy Seventeen Watch, $890, BNY
A timepiece is always a fabulous gift, no matter how simple or elaborate. This emerald one from Givenchy is an absolute knock out and when you get bored of the green band, you can simply use the strap with the alternate black that comes with it.