Today, Black Friday, marked the official start of the 2012 holiday shopping season. That said, after an entire day out shopping, many people are likely still clueless about what to get for the loved ones on their lists.
So I’m pleased to present my wishlist of seven items I’ve got my eye on. They should also provide gift ideas about what to get for a fabulous woman in her twenties, who loves fashion and celebrates her sense of style.
Jonathan Adler Pinwheel On-the-Go Mug
It makes a morning cup of coffee chic, plus it gives me a great reason for making a warm cup at home and skipping expensive store-poured beverages.
Chanel: The Vocabulary of Style
When I think of timeless fashion, I think Chanel. This book tells the designer’s story in images shot by iconic photographers such as Gilles Bensimon, Patrick Demarchelier and Annie Leibovitz. This hardcover book is a must-have for a style addict’s personal library and could also double as a great coffee-table piece.
About two years ago, when my first batch of personalized stationery from thestationerystudio.com arrived in the mail, I felt like I had finally come of age. Customized notecards are on my wishlist again this year simply because I don’t think you can ever have enough. Skip impersonal text messages and IMs and share a handwritten heartfelt sentiment with someone who has touched your life.
Price: from $19.50 for 50
The Transport Tote from Madewell
In an era of over-branding, I’m find myself being drawn to more inconspicuous handbags. I’m over the monogram trend–for now. So imagine my joy when I discovered this leather carry-all at Madewell. What’s more, the store offers a personalization service for just $10 extra, which means I get to make it all mine!
The Frugalista Files: How One Woman Got Out of Debt Without Giving Up the Fabulous Life
Money matters. I can’t think of a day in recent years when I haven’t thought about if I was doing enough to secure my financial future. I follow the author, Natalie McNeal, closely on Twitter and think it’s about time I delve into her tips on how to live a frugal and fabulous life.
Customized iPhone Case
I get a thrill from standing out in a crowd. That’s why I’m no huge fan of copycat mobile phone cases. Uncommon makes customization easy and from what I see, the possibilities are endless: from nautical stripes to pretty polka dots to abstract art, they’ve got it covered.
Price: from $34.95
Agent Provocateur Gift Card
While working at Limegrove Lifestyle Center in Barbados, I discovered a delightful luxury lingerie brand, Agent Provocateur. Since then, I’ve fallen in love with their inventory–swimsuits, bras, sunglasses, everything. The fit is great and I always feel on top of the world when I’m wearing something fab from AP.
Price: available in any denomination