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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.