Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A Very Fashionable Holiday 2012 Gift Guide


     Since Thanksgiving is fast approaching we're already bombarded in every direction by all of the upcoming holiday deals and shopping events. From Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, there are an ample amount of opportunities before December 25th to find something special for that special someone in your life -- in this case a very fashionable and fashion savvy someone. If there is someone on your list who speaks style and fashion fluently, then look no further than this ultimate gift guide that I've put together, which is personally inspired by my Christmas wish list this year. 

     First of all, even though this seems like an obvious move, unless otherwise indicated or asked for by the person receiving the gift, I would stay away from clothes. Clothes are tricky in terms of taste, fit, and all the disastrous factors that goes into giving someone a dress, skirt, blouse, sweater, etc etc. Unless you know that person's style very well (or giving them Chanel, you can NEVER go wrong with Chanel) I wouldn't blindly go in that gift-giving direction. As for everything else, it's fair game so see my list below: 

Fashion Books 
Fashion coffee table books are guaranteed winners. I've never met a fashionista before who didn't like receiving a hard cover fashion book to add to his or her ever expanding fashion library. 

Barneys New York Electric Holiday Disney Collaboration 
EVERYONE loves Disney. If you don't, you have something inherently wrong with you. With that said, for their holiday shop this year, Barneys collaborated with Disney to create Electric Holiday which includes gifts like a 9" Diane Von Furstenberg Vinylmation figurine (my personal favorite) to Mickey patchwork plaid ears and Christmas ornaments, there is something for everyone. To read about the collaboration click here and to shop the collection click here

Movies and TV Box Sets
Blu Rays, DVDs, and Television Box Sets also make great gifts. If you watch a lot of fashion savvy television shows and movies like I do, coming up with gift ideas in this category is easy. Sex and the City, Gossip GirlMad Men and Downton Abbey are just a few shows that have an acclaimed praise for their costume design and styling. I also loved the clothes in movies that I recently watched such as Midnight in Paris, My Week with Marilyn, and Moonrise Kingdom

Handbags & Shoes 
If diamonds are a girl's best friend, so are her handbags and collection of shoes. I know you might think that this falls under the apparel category, but here is where it differs: for handbags, all sizes fits all, and as for shoes.. well shoes are just fabulous and always make great gifts. Take a note from Carrie Bradshaw and Cinderella. You're welcome. 

Technology 
A lot of fashion houses have embraced this new category in their fashion line. From iPhone cases to iPad cases and cool headphones (and even texting friendly gloves! genius!) there is something for every single thing you own that requires an Apple charger. 

     But if there is something that I absolutely know, it's that it's so much easier to shop for a fashion savvy girl on my list than anyone else (and I'm not just talking about myself.) And while you're on your Christmas shopping quest, don't forget the Christmas music. May I suggest A Very She & Him Christmas. Sing it, Zooey. 

Love, KB

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