The old adage is that it’s better to give than to receive but who says you can’t enjoy both? A gift is exponentially better when it is accompanied by thoughtfulness. A considerate gift gives the recipient permission to relax, feel joy and indulge in the experience of being doted upon.
Before we jump right in, I hope you don’t mind if I offer a little bit of relationship advice. Whatever he buys you– don’t return it! Once you return enough gifts he will feel defeated and stop buying them. Keep it– even if it’s too expensive, not the right color or completely not your taste. If it’s actually that bad, secretly return it but never let him know.
The same rule goes for your children. Give them the opportunity to enjoy the experience of giving even if it means wearing it just once and hiding it for the rest of your days.
So, now, we present the definitive gift guide on getting it right so that she wears it often, loves it, and cherishes it forever. (As if that actually exists.) Just in case, always shop where purchases can be returned for a full refund and never throw out the receipt.
Bottega Veneta puffy Cassette bag ($2480): The Pouch is Bottega Veneta’s more popular style but an oversized clutch isn’t that practical for everyday use. Go with the Cassette bag for optimum utility and on-trend style.
Gucci Tights ($100): The perfect “stocking stuffer.” The Gucci store offers free shipping, which makes them the most economical online purchase destination unless you’re loading up a cart from another retailer.
Embroidered Dior sandals ($690): Or go for the grand slam and get her the Dior Booktote ($3000) that she has been too cautious to purchase herself. [Shipping is free. No duties or sales tax. Most gorgeous gift box presentation.]
Bea Bongiasca enamel ring ($675): Handmade in Italy, this ring is sculpted from blue enamel ring is a playful squiggle that wraps around your finger. It’s tipped with a sparkling pear-cut crystal set in gold, so it almost resembles a serpent. Wear multiples on additional fingers or stack it with other pieces.
Celine Shopper tote ($1350): How does she do it all? We will never know but the lines and simplicity of this tote are as streamlined as all of her personal efforts. [Shipping is free. No duties or sales tax. Most gorgeous gift box presentation.]
Riki Skinny Mirror ($205): She lights up your life and why not brighten hers. This mirror is surrounded by LED lights, which allows you to see what you’re actually doing. It’s light, thin and doesn’t have a warped reflection, which makes it the holy grail among professional make-up artists.
Dyptique perfumed ceramic tiles ($55): She appreciates life’s little luxuries. Opening a drawer and receiving a lovely unexpected whiff of fragrance when sifting for my desired item is a gift that will continue to give.
Comme des Garcons Play Hoodie ($250, normally $300 US retail): She is casual but that doesn’t mean you need to compromise on style.
Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti small Bone cuff ($995): She doesn’t need Instagram to be an influencer because she is bold and fearless and that intrigues others.
Golden Goose Sneakers ($318 from $530): She says she doesn’t need anything fancier than her tried-and-true Adidas but you know she has been dying to kick around in something new.
Riki Skinny Mirror ($195): She lights up your life and why not brighten hers. This mirror is surrounded by LED lights, which allows you to see what you’re actually doing. It’s light, thin and doesn’t have a warped reflection, which makes it the holy grail among professional make-up artists.
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