Although choosing the perfect gift can be a breeze for some, it can be quite challenging for others, especially for those buyers who are more fashion-conscious. This is especially true when you have to buy a present for a loved one who seems to have everything out there or a close friend who never mentions their interests for you to gift them. Fortunately, plenty of classic and valuable items will make anyone happy, even if they're a novice to designer or investment pieces that can last in your wardrobe for years. No matter who you're looking to surprise this holiday season, our extensive gift guide offers a beautifully wrapped gift that will match any taste!
Here are the perfect luxury gifts for those designated fashion gurus on your list (check out the best fashion books to buy below)!
This year has been the year of ballet core, and the Miu Miu ballet flats are sure to be a kicker for your socially savvy, fashion-conscious friend who loves to stay in the loop. For much older and more mature ladies, the Celine Triomphe bag is the ultimate “quiet luxury” item for any collection, as it will go with anything you have on due to its versatility. Holiday dress codes come with some pops of red, but it’s cute to honor the last weeks of autumn with this brown Gucci Jackie 1961, which adds a fresh take to Instagram readiness and style inspiration. Also, Hermès bag charms are the perfect addition to your Hermès bags, but if you don’t own a Birkin or a Kelly, any bag with this unicorn charm is just as excellent. The Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat adds an extra this winter as it's one of the premiere coats that's not a puffer. For a night out look, these Dior J’Adior slingback pumps are to fall for as they go great for an evening Christmas dinner with your family or brunch with these Bottega Veneta earrings that have been viral all through social media with their sculptural design and luxurious look as they are chic at any age. For a sportier look when it's not snowing outside, these chocolate brown Loewe sneakers will surely give them an early Spring look.
Who says guys can't have great style that is just as chic as the ladies? This list includes the best men's luxury of the season, with these Saint Laurent boots giving a vintage rock n roll look and a black leather ‘Rive Gauche’ carryall tote for his laidback appeal. One thing about Saint Laurent, especially for men, is that it is timeless and can be worn at any age with its mature and quiet charm, just as the high-fashion of Saint Laurent is Celine with this varsity jacket that gives more vintage vibe to honor what's to come for spring. Letterman jackets are great all year round; just remember to layer with this matching Loewe scarf, as it's very masculine and dynamic, with the brand's name covered across the scarf. Some guys only prefer cardholders to wallets when they go out, and this Louis Vuitton is nothing short of a simple yet dashing accessory with the iconic monogram wrapping it and a black finish. If you know a guy who loves his shades, these Celine sunglasses are classic with their retro rectangular shape and trim look. Another essential go-to shoe is this Wales Bonner x Adidas Samba sneaker, as they are not considered luxury, but this iconic collaboration is worth mentioning.
Besides buying luxury items from iconic designers, you can also embrace the fashion industry with books from iconic houses to cultural icons. Edward Enninful released his memoir, A Visible Man: A Memoir, last year, and it is the perfect gift for a memoir lover. If you know someone obsessed with style and iconic women of the 20th century, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's style book, CBK Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion by Sunita Kumar Nair, is essential, as it was released this fall. Moreover, an iconic publication to magazines is no other than British Vogue, with one of the December covers featuring both Kate and Lila Moss. Another more factual and informational book for the fashion researcher is The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior. For the fashion archivist and hobbyist, Yves Saint Laurent: Haute Couture (Catwalk) chronicles the history of the house’s iconic runway shows and looks on full display. Another luxury brand worth checking out is The Little Book of Hermès, which makes beautiful home decor stacked amongst other books from the Little Books of Fashion series.
Handbags have been the epitome of fall staples this season, and surprising your mom, wife, sister, or cousin with the perfect handbag is crucial. Enjoy vintage and giftable new bags from marketplaces like Fashionphile, Rebag, or The RealReal, but hurry as these sites do not have unlimited stock and are gifted one for every purchase as these outlets are resellers and consignments of pre-owned luxury items.