If you, like me, are in a full blown sweaty panic because it’s Friday and you’re basically in the final countdown of present-buying days, then I’m sorry. But also, great, because we can get through this together. Never fear, though. We’re going to do it so that we can walk away with a few extra dollars for spiked hot chocolate and that train ticket home.
Let’s start with the men so we can steal back what we buy them asap.
Because wallets can be expensive, what about a pre-folded pocket square by the name ‘o Hank that moonlights as a place for cell phones to chill. One in paisley, plz.
And what about a scarf? This one by Fox Brothers is equal parts handsome, equal parts Hogwarts. There’s a book on vintage cocktail making (a win win because he’ll feel obliged to make one for you as a “thanks”) and these hunter green headphones just went on sale (!) so you don’t have to hear him play Britney Spears’ remixed single yet again.
My nose is obsessed with this candle and yours will be too so consider it more of a “we” gift. Finally, if you’re totally baffled, nothing beats an old fashioned shaving kit because those menz like to be pampered too.
For the ladies in your life, these Day of the Week undies by Stella rule. This Maria Black tusk ring is cool as shit, and if someone you know hasn’t read Grace Coddington’s book yet, get it. It’s wonderful. (So is this one even though the writer smells like cream cheese.) Tom Ford nail polish is the apex of stocking stuffers, and Kiehl’s has a “Greatest Hits” gift set that I just bought three of. For myself. And one for mom too.
This jacquard-knit sweater from H&M will please anyone who likes to keep it cozy…and while we’re at it, let’s take this hat and scarf too. Then from the practical to the deliciously unnecessary — this mask comprised of two swans.
Last but not least, since we’re all about treating yoself, these Isabel Marant shoes just went on sale, they’re perfect, and they have many sizes left. I’ll give you until the count of ten and then it’s every woman for herself.
Happy Holidays ya filthy animals.
(Now tell me what you’ve bought for mom, dad, the cat, your baby sister, your teen wolf, your neighbor…)