Christmas 2014: 22 gift ideas for women
The best fashion, beauty, tech and lifestyle picks
Looking to impress the ladies? Look no further, as Buro 24/7 has scoured far and wide across the realms of shopping to bring you a list of 22 fashion, beauty, lifestyle and tech pieces that she will just love... With a handy e-commerce directive to where to buy each.
And for those searching for the perfect gift for him, we've already thought of that too.
Be she your mother, sister, partner or wife, we hope to have covered all bases when it comes to what's under the Christmas tree on December 25.
Let shopping commence:
Delfina Delettrez's Multipearl Earring
Statement-making and chic, creative Fendi family member and jewellery designer extraordinaire behind her own empire, Delfina Delettrez knows how to make truly contemporary fine pieces. We adore the 'Multipearl Earring' that works like an ear-cuff, and suggest it's worn with a retro up-do full of volume to balance out the edge.
Available at Farfetch.com
Foreo's Luna Facial Brush
Hailed by Vogue as, "revolutionising the beauty world", this simple facial brush is phthalate-free and uses body-safe silicone. Suitable for sensitive to normal skin it channels both T-sonic pulsations for deep and gentle cleansing, and lower-frequency pulsations to reduce the signs of aging... And has fast-become a must-have for the cosmetics cabinet the world over.
Available from Sephora.com
Nike's Air Max Thea Sneakers
A pair of simplistic, super-functional sneakers are a staple for every girl's wardrobe. These are cut low on the ankle for a comfortable and more feminine shape and in black (also available in grey and white), the leather panels make them worthy of weekend wear and not strictly limited to work outs.
Available from Nike.com
Louis Vuitton's Mask Bag
A style that debuted on the label's glamorous Cruise 2015 runway, the mask bag pays tribute to the collection of tribal motifs that belonged to Gaston Vuitton, son of Louis. Fashioned for today in signature monogram canvas and calfskin, the 'Mask PM' features a chain handle that can be doubled up for an over-the-shoulder carry, or extended to full-length for cross-body wear. The perfect piece for any girl who appreciates a little Vuitton. Which is most.
Available to buy at LouisVuitton.com
Hermès' 'Silkydaily Globe-Trotter Agenda'
Win her over with a beautiful sapphire blue Epsom calfskin diary by one of the most impressive names in Parisian heritage fashion, all-the-while lined with Izmir blue "Grand fil d'argent" printed silk, with a simple hook for refills and three inside pockets. Divine daily planning.
Available via Hermes.com
Valentino: At The Emperor's Table
A stunning visual and written account that enters the world of famed fashion designer Valentino Garavani, the emperor not only of fashion but also of "l’art de vivre." Fashion editor and friend André Leon Talley writes the introduction, stating, “Valentino Garavani designs his luncheons and dinners, in all of his homes, the way he has created crescendos and allegros vivace throughout his forty-plus-year career as one of the greatest haute couture designers and high-fashion leaders in the world.” A must for any budding hostess.
Available at Assouline.com
Cire Trudon + Giambattista Valli 'Positano' Candle
From Cire Trudon's collaboration with Giambattista Valli was born the luxuriously scented 'Positano' candle. Reminiscent of the picturesque Amalfi coast town, this delicate floral fragrance has top notes of Jasmine, Orange Blossom and Gardenia, and a subtle heart notes of Magnolia. Be sure to add it to the Christmas list if you've been lucky enough to travel there together in past...
Avaiable via Net-a-Porter.com
Masini & Chern Pyjamas
With the tag line 'sleep chic, wake sweet', contemporary Australian loungewear label Masini & Chern is the stuff dreams are made of. Priding itself on non-fluffy PJ's for cool girls who appreciate the finer things in life, we've placed the classic 'Navy with White Bind' style firmly on our wishlist. Plus, it offers a bespoke monogramming service to make your present that little more personal.
Alison Lou's 'Love U' Earrings
Show her your true feelings in a display she can't ignore – Alison Lou's cute jewellery take on text-talk, with a pair of stud earrings that consist of a red enamel heart and the letter 'U' outlined in diamonds, of course.
Available at Net-a-Porter.com
Prada's Gem-Encrusted Aviators
If a colour combination could sum up Prada's fun side, it would surely be this – the lacquer red aviator frame with 'Capri blue' stone embellishment sunglasses are a sight for sore eyes... And sure to please any fashion-forward thinking friend, no end.
Cartier's 'Juste un Clou' Gold Bracelet
'Juste un Clou' translates in English to 'Just a Nail', and taken literally doesn't do the collection justice in the slightest. The 'twisted nail' collection shows how something mundane can become spectacularly beautiful – a true nugget of raw, chic energy wrapped close around the wrist, or the finger... And perhaps the perfect way to show your true feelings, we say.
Coco Chanel: Three Weeks 1962 by Douglas Kirkland
A glamorous new book of Coco Chanel pictures taken, as its title suggests, over just three weeks in 1962 by photographer Douglas Kirkland – shows a new side to the formidable 'Mademoiselle'. Kirkland spent 21 days with Chanel in her apartment in the Ritz, at the studio preparing for a catwalk show, and on a weekend trip to Versailles, and said he never saw her remove her signature hat. A must for any fashion fan.
Oympia Le Tan's 'Alice in Wonderland' Clutch
Does your girl fancy herself as a bit of a Disney princess? We may have found the perfect thing... In the shape of acclaimed French designer Olympia Le Tan's super-fun, limited edition Disney clutch collection. If she has even the slightest tendency to daydream, this Alice in Wonderland number is the one for her.
Ormonde Jayne's Gold Dusting Powder Puff
Think she's got it all? Think again. This stunning 24 carat gold dusting powder is hand-made in Ormonde Jayne's London studio and in turn, housed in a lavish puff made from French satin – and hand sewn with a beautiful champagne coloured marabou feather trim. The piece includes a sumptuous powder for the décolleté: Deliciously fragranced with an elegant shimmer.
Available at Harrods.com
MICA by Opening Ceremony and Intel
If she has any slight interest in the tech inventions to make headlines this year, this is what you've been looking for. Opening Ceremony and Intel have debuted MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory), the first bracelet to fuse luxury jewellery with wearable tech. Featuring semi-precious stones as well as a 1.6-inch sapphire touch screen, the subtle piece is a world away from bulky, athletic-inspired wearables. Watch out.
Net-a-Porter's 'Ultimate Beauty Kit'
Taschen's Annie Leibovitz book with Patti Smith cover
A monumental title that collates over 40 years of Leibovitz's portraiture into an extra large book, this is a limited edition presentation piece that includes some of the photographer's most intimate and iconic work. It comes with its own stand designed by Marc Newson and a supplementary guide with essays describing the subjects of each image. And the cover shot of Patti Smith originally appeared on the front of Rolling Stone magazine in 1978.
Available at Taschen.com
Dolce & Gabbana's Gem-Encrusted Pumps
Fit for any glamorous Italian princess – the models on Dolce & Gabbana's AW14 runway wore these opulent embellished, grape-velvet heels sporting a gold cage heel, yet still managing to maintain a cute Mary Jane feel. A cute, sassy way to to rock crystal this season.
Available at DolceandGabbana.com
Gucci's Leather Travel Trolley
A beautifully structured carry-on crafted in Italy from the finest red leather and finished with polished pale gold hardware, a gift like this goes a long way. With its cream canvas-lined interior featuring a zipped pocket for smaller items, and buckled straps to keep her luggage in place, practicality never looked so chic.
Available at Net-a-Porter.com
Fendi's 2Jours Mini Shearling Shopper
A more-than chic update of its beloved '2Jours' shopper with, Fendi has added a set of plush pink shearling handles for the new season. This structured bag is crafted in Italy from smooth calf leather and it's the perfect size for her daily essentials. Do it...
Available at Net-a-Porter.com
Master & Dynamic x Proenza Schouler MH40 Headphones
Listen up... This is a serious lust list piece of audio equipment, and any female worth her fashion salt will thank you for a pair of limited edition MH40 Over Ear headphones, re-imagined in any one of three unique leather and black metal colourways; each with a shiny goatskin headband lined with lambskin and perforated lambskin ear pads.
Available at MasterDynamic.com
Chanel's Quilted Jerry Can Bag
A talking point from Karl Lagerfeld's most recent Cruise collection shown in Dubai this May, the oil jerry can bag pleased as many people with its tongue-in-cheek reference as it perhaps offended... And we fall firmly in the former. Odds are, your girl in mind will too – so make her year complete by sharing its sartorial wealth this Christmas.
Find out more via Chanel.com