Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fashion Gift Guide: Secret Santa

We all have one, whether it's at work or you do it with your third cousins, twice-removed - Secret Santa. It might seem irritating, having to shell out for someone you don't know that well, having to search high and low for some kind of gift that works for any age, man or woman - I mean, what gift is that? But think of the alternative. What if you didn't know when to stop buying gifts for people - if you buy one for your boss, you have to buy one for your cubicle mate and then then the IT guy and WHERE DOES IT END? A Secret Santa is really the easiest, most affordable way to gift-give, if you think about it, not the reverse. To save you hours of wandering the aisles of Target, here are a few fun ideas you can just click on over to and be done with it -but still have a cute gift.

For a fun foodie gift that's pretty quirky, head to Fred Flare whatever your budget. This bacon candy is just $6.50

If you know you're catering to a fashion-appreciating or even cultural crowd, there's nothing like a good coffee table book to please the masses. Everyone loves YSL. And if they don't, I have no idea why you're associating with these people, please stop. This book - I have a copy myself - is actually chock full of interesting info, unlike most coffee table gems. And it's on the lower end of the price spectrum for this type of thing, $25 from Assouline at Net-A-Porter.

Who isn't on the search for the perfect chunky scarf. Seriously, WHO? This versatile, classic scarf from Old Navy is just $14 and will make anyone happy. And warm. 

If you hang with a bunch of modern cats, they probably appreciate a touch of the minimalist, a hint of the avant garde. And they all need to write stuff. Ergo, this notebook from Maison Martin Margiela by L'Atelier D'Exercices is one cool gift. They will remember you and your hipness for years to come. $25 at Net-A-Porter. (I know it doesn't look like it from the picture, but it opens, I promise.)

Handbags and Hugs,



  1. I have the Margiela notebook and it doesn't open unless you tear the paper, which I absolutely refuse to do. Keeping it as a family heirloom.