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The Fashion Memo

The ultimate gift guide

Long gift list? Make short work of it with these stylish presents. Panic buying, be gone

Fashion
Clockwise from top left: diary, Smythson; white bag, Prada; lip balm, Barbara Sturm; necklace, CVC Stones; pants, Acne Studios; nail polish (Bordeaux Lust), Tom Ford; boots, Gianvito Rossi; black bag, Khaite; earrings, Loren Stewart; coat, The Row; watch, Cartier; sunglasses, Givenchy; sweater, Loro Piana; skirt, Proenza Schouler; eau de parfum (Santal 33), Le Labo

What to buy for… the perfectionist

Never with so much as a chipped nail (thanks to Tom Ford’s cult beauty products) or a hair out of place, the perfectionist is a woman with discerning taste. From her bathroom cabinet, stocked up with Le Labo’s heady scents and Dr Barbara Sturm’s high-performance products, to her carefully curated closet – where timeless robe coats jostle for space alongside precision-cut tailoring and sumptuous knits – she’ll never sacrifice when it comes to quality. Which is exactly why an iconic watch or butter-soft leather bag are sure to satisfy her exacting standards…

  • Brunello Cucinelli
    Reversible belted camel hair-blend coat
    $5,995.00
  • Bottega Veneta
    Basket leather tote
    $2,650.00
  • Portolano
    Quilted leather gloves
    $145.00
  • Victoria Beckham
    Intarsia cashmere turtleneck sweater
    $990.00
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Clockwise from top left: earrings, Anita Ko; jewelry box; Jessica McCormack; watch, Cartier; lightning bolt single earring, Maria Tash; pearl and diamond earrings, Mizuki; multi-stone bracelet, Pippa Small; hair slide, Suzanne Kalan; ring, Spinelli Kilcollin; horn-shaped labradorite necklace, Sydney Evan; blue and gray sapphire earring (sold as pair), Brooke Gregson; bracelet, Carolina Bucci; ring, Melissa Kaye; watch, Hermès Timepieces; bracelet, Foundrae; malachite ring, Andrea Fohrman

What to buy for… the jewelry aficionado

Craftmanship, carats and rarity? Check, check and, check. These are just a few examples of the rigorous criteria the jewelry aficionado refers to before making her latest investment. Prove just how well you know her by gifting her a piece of jewelry that will stand the test of time – quite literally, in the case of a classic watch from Cartier or Hermès – or showcase your gem expertise by adding contemporary pieces by in-demand designers such as Melissa Kaye and Spinelli Kilcollin to her ever-growing collection. If all else fails, you can’t go wrong with Jessica McCormack’s ornate jewelry box; a work of art in itself, it’s the perfect present for an avid collector.

  • Chopard
    + NET SUSTAIN Happy Diamonds 18-karat gold diamond bracelet
    $2,330.00
  • IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN
    Portofino Automatic 34mm stainless steel, alligator and diamond watch
    $5,300.00
  • Ippolita
    Lollipop 18-karat gold, onyx and diamond ring
    $1,695.00
  • Foundrae
    18-karat gold sapphire necklace
    $1,450.00
Clockwise from top left: Bag, Ulla Johnson; hair clips, Cult Gaia; sandals, Alighieri; printed pareo, Johanna Ortiz; shorts, Zimmerman; bracelet, Roxanne Assoulin; dress, Cult Gaia; hat, Loewe; shell bracelet, Tohum; suitcase, Gucci; earrings, Leigh Miller; floral dress, Faithfull the Brand; shoes, Cult Gaia; sunglasses, Prada; woven straw tote, Saint Laurent

What to buy for… the jet-setter

A seasoned traveler with an unwavering sense of adventure, the jet-setter’s wanderlust is never satisfied. Make her journeys memorable with the ultimate indulgence for any frequent flyer: Gucci’s leather luggage. No doubt she has even more envy-inducing trips planned for the coming year, so when it comes to stocking fillers, ’90s-style Prada sunglasses, colorful jewelry and Alighieri’s embellished espadrilles are no-brainers.

  • Eres
    Les Essentiels Aquarelle swimsuit
    $300.00
  • Loewe
    Hexagon-frame acetate sunglasses
    $360.00
  • Stella McCartney
    Tiered printed cotton and silk-blend maxi dress
    $645.00
  • SAINT LAURENT
    Hiandra leather sandals
    $595.00
Clockwise from top left: Jacket, Attico; necklace, Tiffany & Co.; bag, Balenciaga; crystal-embellished hair slides, Saint Laurent; silver dress, Stella McCartney; lipstick, Gucci; zebra-print bag, Rixo; gold shoes, SL; earrings, De Grisogono; black dress, Khaite; watch, Buccellati; ring, Kenneth Jay Lane; black shoes, Miu Miu; sunglasses, Miu Miu; blouse, Peter Petrov; silk bow belt, Erdem

What to buy for… the magpie

Never knowingly underdressed, the Magpie loves pieces with personality that are sure to get her noticed. Her taste is elegant without scrimping on fun, so this party season she’ll appreciate anything by fashion-forward labels like Attico, Rixo and Khaite. Cinderella-style shoes jostle for space alongside diamond-encrusted jewels by De Grisogono and Tiffany & Co. on her never-ending wish list.

  • RIXO
    Emmy striped sequined chiffon midi dress
    $545.00
  • Paco Rabanne
    Pixel 1960 chainmail shoulder bag
    $950.00
  • SAINT LAURENT
    Gold-tone, crystal and enamel clip earrings
    $795.00
  • Jimmy Choo
    Lilah 120 crystal-embellished suede sandals
    $1,095.00
Clockwise from top left: Coat, Lauren Manoogian; sleep mask, Slip; scented candles, Diptyque; bracelet, Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen; diffusing sphere, Fornasetti; lingerie, OVH; glasses, Stella McCartney; coffee-table book, Dior; sweater, &Daughter; earrings, Pippa Small; pajamas, Sleeper; bath oil, Suzanne Kaufmann; Gypsy Water eau de parfum, Byredo; necklace, Loren Stewart; robe, Hanro

What to buy for… the homebody

Endless holiday parties and big nights out? Not for the Homebody. She has perfected the art of hygge and cozy nights in, turning her abode into an oasis of relaxation – note the highbrow books and the heady aroma of Diptyque’s Figuier candle. This season, Lauren Manoogian’s luxurious knits, Olivia von Halle’s silk pajamas, Slip’s wrinkle-reducing eye masks and Skin’s plush robe will be fighting for the top spot on her wish list.

  • Acne Studios
    Kanita oversized wool-blend cardigan
    $650.00
  • Byredo
    Peyote Poem scented candle, 240g
    $85.00
  • Smythson
    Panama Dreams and Thoughts textured-leather notebook
    $110.00
Clockwise from top left: Hourglass Scattered Light eyeshadow (part of set); Diptyque scented-candle carousel set; Aromatherapy Associates Ultimate Wellbeing Bath & Shower Oil (part of set); Dr. Sturm skincare (part of advent calendar set); Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette – Gorgeous, Glowing Beauty; Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar; Tom Dixon The Collector set of 12 scented candles; Tata Harper skincare (part of set); Cire Trudon Christmas Nazareth Scented Candle; Jo Malone room spray; Grown Alchemist Intensive Body Care (part of set); Christian Louboutin Lipstick in Rouge Louboutin

What to buy for… the beauty obsessive

She might have 12 red lipsticks, a foundation wardrobe, a substantial perfume collection and a bathroom cabinet full of creams, serums and masks, but the Beauty Obsessive will always be able to make space in her makeup bag for more. Expand her beauty horizons with Dr Barbara Sturm’s Advent Calendar, which includes 24 of the brand’s best-selling skincare products, or indulge in The House of Jo Malone, a luxurious set featuring room sprays, candles and hand wash in the brand’s signature Lime and Basil and Peony and Blush. And then there’s the exclusive Tata Harper Vanity Case, with six of her luxurious skincare essentials, including a resurfacing mask, face oil and her famous Elixir Vitae Serum. And to finish the look? Make a statement on the festive circuit with Christian Louboutin’s Beaute Loubi Leopard Lipstick in Rouge Louboutin – the ultimate party pout.

  • Tata Harper
    Tata Harper Vanity Case
    $1,345.00
  • BeGlow
    Tia: All-in-One Sonic Skin Care System - Black
    $219.00
  • Code8
    Iconoclast Eyeshadow Palette - Lustrous Corduroy
    $55.00
  • Susanne Kaufmann
    Detox Kit
    $94.00