Ah, Christmas. What’s not to love? All the family together, great food, cosying up around the fire. For most people, it’s a great time to catch up, relax and enjoy. But sometimes, the pressure of selecting the perfect Christmas for not just one person, but the whole family, can really get to you. Even harder is purchasing an item for a fashion conscious loved one! Don’t worry however, today with Fashion Fantasy we’ll check out just how to purchase the perfect Christmas presents for your fashion conscious friends and relatives, including personalised gifts such as rings and watches.
Traditional Christmas Gifts – The Stereotype
Some Christmas gifts have become the norm – in fact, some of them are so common that they are a minimum expectation! Men – especially dads – can be tricky to buy for. That’s why sales of things like socks and aftershave soar over the Christmas period – they require little thought, and at the very least will be useful! For ladies, the old go-to favourites seem to be candles and – you guessed it – perfume!
When you are doing that year after year, it quickly gets old, and you might want to spice it up a little. Other gifts that have become standard in recent years are vouchers for online shopping stores such as Amazon or Nintendo. Whilst these are great gifts – and socks are ALWAYS useful – there are some little tips you can use to spice it up. Let’s look at the 9 best Christmas gifts for fashion lovers friends for inspiration.
9 Best Christmas Gifts For Fashion Lovers
There are plenty of gifts that you can consider for those who love the finer things in life. Here are a few of our favourite items that are not only fashionable, but also timeless, and can be used throughout the year.
Personalised Pocket Watch
One for the men in your life, this is a great give that makes a perfect alternative to socks or aftershave! A gorgeous pocket watch in either silver, grey or bronze is practical, usable and fashionable! Even better, certain sites will also engrave them with special markings, words or dates depending on your request. This makes for a really special and somewhat sentimental fashionable Christmas gift for men that they are sure to love.
A Beautiful Shawl
For the ladies, what about a beautiful shawl of the scarf. From a pashmina cover-up that will keep them stylish on cooler evenings or a trip to the opera, to a silk neck scarf to wear to work, there are some beautiful options out there. And you can usually pick up a decent designer scarf for a reasonable price. Make sure you pick something that matches their style – a boho pashmina from morocco for your vintage friend, or a silk neck scarf for your aunt – instead of just lifting something off the shelf.
Custom Designed Rings for Couples
Want to get something that little bit special for a loved one? Then think about designing a custom made ring. You can work with a jewellery store either in the high street or online to design something that has a sentimental or special meaning. This option works well for both men and women – and would be an excellent gift for a couple – parents for example – so they can have something similar on their hand at all times.
If you have a friend who simply loves talking about style, visiting fashion shows and shopping for the latest trends, then this is a great gift option. Pick from fashion guides about how to dress for a particular season, how to colour block or a more niche area such as fashionable ski clothes. You can find books written by famous style icons, or perhaps get something glossy with pages and pages of the latest trends.
You can also think outside the box and perhaps get a subscription for a monthly fashion magazine such as Vogue delivered straight to their door. If their home is as fashionable as their clothing style, then one of the in-trend coffee table books – from Chanel or Gucci – can also be a hit and used as a statement piece in the living room.
A Little Gift for Designer Lovers
It is no secret that designer fashions often cost more than the average person can afford to give as a gift. If you have a fashion-conscious friend who wouldn’t be seen dead in a high street brand, then you have your work cut out for you. Don’t fear, however – there are plenty of great little designer gifts that will have your friend looking stylish. Try a small designer nail polish from Hermes – you can pick up a bottle for around $50 – or perhaps a scarf, jacket pin or other items that is still stylish but won’t break the bank.
A Designer Bathrobe
Those who love fashion will want to be stylish all the time – and that includes times when no one can see them! Set them up for evenings indoors with a comfortable yet stylish designer bathroom, slippers or pyjamas. This is a great option for all who love a comfortable style – especially if you accompany it with a voucher for a weekend break away to a favourite spa.
A Statement Piece of Jewellery
If they have a favourite jewellery designer then it should be easy for you to pick a necklace or pair of earrings that will be a hit. Make sure you are listening to your friend or loved one throughout the year to understand their likes, dislikes and style.
Tickets to a Fashion Show
We can’t all afford to go to Paris, London or Newyork fashion weeks! But if you look around your local area you can find some great ideas for memorable experiences. Tickets to a local fashion show will always be a hit, or you may be able to get access to a new boutique or collection from their favourite designer.
Don’t Forget the Perfume or Aftershave
Help your friend or loved one finish off their signature style with their favourite scent. Perhaps their perfume has brought out a new version that they haven’t tried yet, or they just love one scent on repeat. Either way, a well-selected perfume or aftershave will complement their outfit nicely.
Hopefully, you now have some great Christmas gifts for fashion lovers in your life over the Christmas season!