My favorite type of gift guide is one loaded with luxuriously stylish items I’d want for myself. Think of elevated classics loved far past the moment and treasured for years to come. NET-A-PORTER covers this category better than anyone. Shopping for others (or yourself) who take style seriously, appreciate quality and enjoy unique finds is a pleasure with NET-A-PORTER’s expertly edited selection. Let’s start with the above.
Gucci’s horsebit is an iconic design that has stood the test of time and looks especially chic on a pair of cashmere lined nappa leather gloves. They’d make a fabulous gift.
Indulge in Vibi Venezia’s velvet slipper in a rich red – the color of the moment and the season. Or in Polo Ralph Lauren’s Fair Isle sweater. Beautiful with a black skirt or faded jeans. Bring a touch of red into the home with Burberry’s plaid wool throw. These are gorgeous shades of red I love.
Gold is good too. Always flattering near the face, don a wrap in warm gold to add a pop of color. Saint Laurent’s Grand Carre silk and wool jacquard scarf is a forever classic. For a splurge, indulge in the timeless beauty of a Cartier watch or gift a unique treasure with Pascale Monvoison’s antique inspired necklace. The interlocking diamond hearts circling Yvonne Leon ring is an equally special find.
And then there’s green. In a deep hue, it’s a beautiful color to use as an accent such as on a pair of delicate cabochon earrings, a luxurious cashmere beanie or my favorite bag of the moment – Bottega Veneta Andiamo.
You could also step out on a limb and introduce a new fragrance to family or friends. Splurge on the hard to find, off the beaten path scents from Cire Trudon to make a memorable statement.
Vibi Venezia velvet slippers
Saint Laurent scarf
Polo Ralph Lauren Fair Isle sweater
Yvonne Leon pave diamond heart ring
Pascale Monvoison necklace
Burberry wool throw
Bottega Veneta bag
Cire Trudon ‘Olim” Eau de Parfum
Ole Lynggaard earrings
From simple pave diamond initials to the enduring style of a Hermes watch, jewelry is always a winner. Look to perennial favorites with a twist like Jenna Blake’s flat link bracelet, curvy gold and diamond hoops from Almasika or Foundrae’s statement lariat pendant necklace to be the new classics.
The above edit includes favorite items I like to have with me when I travel. A small card holder to replace a wallet, an unstructured bag for moments when I want to downsize (Bottega Veneta’s pouch works every time), and a day to night scarf are top picks. I also like flat folding sunglasses and a cashmere beanie to pop in my day bag.
A clear toiletry bag needs occasional replacing and would make a great gift filled with a couple of special beauty items…Gucci’s Rouge a Levres lipstick or Philip B.’s signature Russian Amber Imperial Gold Masque.
Initial necklaces here and here
Bottega Veneta pouch
Philip B. hair masque
18-karat gold and diamond hoop earrings
Jenna Blake 18-karat bracelet
Loewe mohair throw
Paravel toiletry bag
Khaite cashmere beanie
Bottega Veneta sunglasses
Saint Laurent scarf
The casual luxury lover will appreciate anything in this edit. Vince’s reversible shearling jacket is a stunning piece to have forever. It’s a good starting point to work in other luxurious finds in a pale neutral palette. Think easy pull-on wool pants or Zimmermann’s sweater with a unique spin on the Faire Isle motif. Stay stylish in the cold with ARCH4’s face warming Fair Isle cashmere balaclava.
Tried and true appreciated gifts are sometimes the simplest like room fragrances or upscale soaps. Look to Aesop for their cult-like following signature scents or try something new with Loewe’s Home Collection of soaps and candles. A beautiful throw blanket is perfect for those who curate their home like their closets.
Ole Lynggaard 18K gold braided ring
Aesop Room Spray
We Norwegians pants
Ole Lynggaard Acorn necklace
ARCH4 cashmere balaclava