The word ‘panic buy’ has been used a lot the past two years, triggering for some, and quite rightly so. There’s no need to stress at Christmas (easier said than done, we know), so take a look back at our shopping guides throughout the festive period. From cuffing season gifts to presents for your ‘rents, we’ve complied a list that anyone would be grateful for, with suggestions of affordable products to splashing the cash -lucky them. You’ve got a week before the big day too, leaving plenty of time for delivery. Piece of (Christmas)cake.
GIFTS FOR EVERY CREATIVE, WHEN YOU’RE NOT FEELING CREATIVE
When it comes to gift-giving, anyone can give a candle or a new wallet, but where’s the personality in that? No shade on candles, but when getting your creative mates a present, it’s nice to make things a little more personal. Whether they’re just starting out in fashion design, or mentioned they’ve always wanted to learn to DJ, it’s always nice to receive something that’s a little more unexpected and from the (creative) heart. No false thank-yous around here.
FASHIONPEDIA: THE VISUAL DICTIONARY OF FASHION DESIGN – £36.50 / US$48.50 (APPROX.)
WACOM INTUOS PRO SMALL – £199.99 / US$249.95
KEITH HARING SLIPMAT RECORD MAT – £15.10 / US$19.95
TOP GIFTS FOR YA MA’S AND PA’S THIS CHRISTMAS
Every year we ask our parents what they want for Christmas, and every year they tell us they don’t want or need anything. Well, we all know that’s not true. It’s often difficult to find a gift that shows the right amount of appreciation for everything they do, and is a gift they actually want. Something mature, but personal and also hits the “you’re the best son/daughter ever!” mark. It’s a tough crowd to buy for. For the foodie parents to the fashion-conscious ones, there’s something to make every old boy (and girl) happy this festive season.
PUEBCO TOOL ORGANISER – £39 / US$52 (APPROX.)
BYREDO BIBLIOTHÈQUE CANDLE – £59 / US$85
OONI FYRA 12 WOOD PELLET PIZZA OVEN – £249 / US$349
20 GIFTS WE ACTUALLY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, WBY?
As much as Christmas is about giving, after this year we’re very into the idea of treating ourselves. From a much-needed wardrobe upgrade, to things to brighten up and festi-fy your house, or even just things you’ve had your eye on for a while, there’s no reason why the festive period’s generous spirit can’t extend to you, too. And hey, maybe you’ll find some things that would be perfect for someone close to you while you’re looking.
JW ANDERSON DEBOSSED LEATHER CARDHOLDER – £120 / US$170
SUPREME X KAWS CHALK LOGO SKATEBOARD – £212 / US$210
BALENCIAGA ALL OVER LOGO SCARF – £395 / US$550
IT’S CUFFING SEASON: HERE ARE SOME GIFTS FOR HER (OR ANYONE)
As the high street gets busier and busier, we won’t blame you if you want to stay in and shop from the comfort of your sofa. And, what’s more, it’s sale season – so there are plenty of bargains to be had if you know where to look. From lighter hair clips (yes, they actually work) to a Margiela candle perfect for the cold winter days. These are gifts for her (or anyone) this Christmas.
LIT BARRET TEAL HAIR CLIP – £138 / US$183 (APPROX.)
MALIN + GOETZ DARK RUM EAU DE PARFUM – £75 / US$100 (APPROX.)
SIMUERO OLA RING – £115 / US$153
CUFFING-SEASON GIFTS HE OR ANYONE WILL ACTUALLY LIKE
‘Tis officially cuffing-season and if they end up being worth it, you might find yourself buying gifts for someone you don’t even know that well. We all know how much effort is needed to pull together the perfect present – one that’s unique but also within budget – so we’ve put together a cuffing-season shopping guide to give you some inspiration this Christmas.
CHITO: ONE – £85 / US$105
ONLINE CERAMICS UNIVERSAL ORDER OF JESTERS T-SHIRT – £55 / US$75 (APPROX.)
A.P.C. DARWIN SILVER-TONE ID BRACELET – £100 / US$125
WE’RE SAVING YOU FROM A SH*T SECRET SANTA, THANK US LATER
Whether you loathe the tradition or love it, lets face it, no one wants to receive a sh*t gift, and no one wants the embarrassment of handing over something you bought from the supermarket 1 hour before. From presents for your boss, your work best mate and to the guy that works at the other side of the office, we’ve kept well within the £50 budget so no need to splash the cash either.
STÜSSY CROWN CUFFLINKS – £45 / US$60 (APPROX.)
JAMIE XX IN COLOUR VINYL LP – £19.99 / US$27 (APPROX.)
KINTA MARBLE MUG – £12 / US$16 (APPROX.)
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