Maybe it’s just me but for some reason Christmas has crept up on me so fast that I’m finding it a bit hard to get into the Christmas spirit, even now!
But if there is anything that will help kickstart the festivities it has got to be gift buying. Love it or hate it nothing quite beats finding the perfect gift for that special someone and well it just wouldn’t be Christmas without a little pre-Christmas pressie panic.
So if you’re still plotting for that perfect pressie I have come up with some ideas to get you thinking and as we are in the business of helping you look great and feel fantastic, these gifts are sure to give your nearest and dearest an injection of style for 2012:
Stylish Gifts for Him
Comme des Garcons 2 EDP
Mmmm nothing smells more divine and stylish than a masculine fragrance on your man. Try this new fragrance from Comme Des Garcons - with elements of Mandarin, Patchouli, Magnolia and Cedar you can't go wrong really. Available from Meccacosmetica and other good fragrance stockists.
Icons of Men's Style by Josh Sims
This book is great for the style-minded man. Inside you'll find illustrations and stories about the famous faces and brands that set the bar for men's fashion as we know it. You can find this great book at Whitcoulls and other great book retailers.
Goodfella - Classic double-edged razor
If you, like me, are pleased to see the back of those Movember Mo's then this brilliant razor may just encourage your man to stay clean shaven. This is an amazing kiwi-made product that has got classic style written all over it and more importantly it is a product with rave reviews. Give your man the gift of a good clean shave and he'll be pleased to throw away his cheap disposable razors! Available from Goodfella
The 'Riviera' Shoe
If your man still likes to wear a shoe in Summer as opposed to the mandal ("man sandal') then this shoe called the 'Riviera' could be just the ticket. It is a nod to the ever-popular 'kung-fu' style but at the same time allows the feet to breathe and I think they have a really 'summer BBQ' vibe. To find these try The Men's Department - 10 Northcroft St, Takapuna, Auckland.
Stylish Gifts for Her
Tresor - Midnight Rose by Lancome
Perfume really is the gift that keeps on giving and whatsmore a refreshing new signature scent is an easy way to up the style stakes. Check out this new fragrance by Lancome with notes of pink pepper, cassis, jasmine and vanilla. You can find this fragrance at any good pharmacy or fragrance stockist.
Black - History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture in New Zealand
If you know someone who unlike anyone else just adores wearing 'black' then this could be a bit of fun for their coffee table. Written by the New Zealand Fashion Museum and Doris De Pont, Black recounts how New Zealanders came to fall in love with the colour that we wear so much of. Note: This book is not available until the New Year - but you can still pre-order in anticipation at Whitcoulls or any good bookstore.
Irreverent - Carine Roitfield
For the fashion aficianado this is a great read. Roitfeld is a legendary stylist and former editor in chief of French Vogue . IRREVERENT is a collection of pages from her 30-year career, plus personal photographs and notes from the likes of Alexander McQueen, John Galliano, and Tom Ford. A good read available from all good book retailers.
Leather Coin Purse by Briarwood
Coin purses have been making a big comeback and what's not to love about this stylish wee number from Briarwood. It comes in 4 colour ways, is oh-so practical and ultra stylish. I know I wouldn't mind whipping this out to pay for coffee! Available from Briarwood and various Briarwod stockists.
Harvest Sunglasses - by Karen Walker
There is something so timelessly stylish about Karen Walker's collection of eyewear. Whether you are a fan of this style called Harvest or prefer something perhaps a little more edgy, you're sure to make all others jealous by purchasing a pair of Karen Walker sunglasses for that special someone! Available from Karen Walker
Lock It in My Pocket - By Trelise Cooper
I love this necklace by Trelise. So elegant and yet it still makes a bold statement. Hmm is it too late to ask Santa for this??? Available from Trelise Cooper.
And if that hasn't inspired you then how about this....
Requests are flowing in from husbands, wives, friends, sisters etc for our gift vouchers! So if you have someone special who would just love to have one or more of our services, there is no better time to give the gift of style. Imagine being able to face 2012 with more confidence and and a newfound sense of style.
Have a good Christmas everyone and good luck managing the crowds if you are doing last-minute Christmas shopping!!!