Whether people know a fashionista or a trendy gentleman, there is always a challenge to find a present they will cherish. From watches to shoes and shirts, here are some of the best items for the fashion-forward individual.
Jim Beam Black & Original Grain
FOR HIM: Men’s fashion is getting a makeover with the help of Jim Beam Black and Original Grain. The duo partnered to create a limited-edition timepieces, handcrafted with reclaimed Jim Beam Bourbon Barrel Wood, which makes the perfect gift for any bourbon lover or the fashion-conscious gentlemen. The limited edition watch is individually numbered and is delivered in a Gentleman’s Kit, which includes a certificate of authenticity, original grain-branded flask, premium Italian leather band, a resizing tool and a branded wood emblem from the Jim Beam Barrels.
FOR HER: Offering beautifully-designed lingerie, sleepwear, bras and swimwear, Adore Me is an intimates brand that many women have come to love. With new collections every month, the online showroom is personalized for each user. One item that is ideal for someone special is the “Matilda” pajamas. The chic, black sleepwear fits women comfortably and features ivory satin contrast piping and a classic notched collar.
William Murray Golf
FOR HIM: Actor Bill Murray can now add fashion designer to his resume. William Murray Golf, a line of apparel for the actor’s favorite sport, makes the perfect gift for golfers. Breaking away from traditional golf apparel, the line brings a new look and feel, with a little irreverence and lot of style. People can choose from their uniquely-designed polos, shorts and hats. The line even consists of a golf buttoned-down shirt, which has become Murray’s signature look on the course.
Iron Fist Clothing
FOR HER: Care Bears are receiving a fashionable makeover for millennials and fashionistas with Iron Fist Clothing’s Care Bear Collection. From shirts to shoes and dresses, this new clothing line brings 80s nostalgia to present day. The “Grin & Bear It” Platform (above) adds a whimsical touch to any outfit.
Karl Lagerfeld Paris
FOR HER: Fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld launched Karl Lagerfeld Paris, an exclusive clothing and accessory line available at Lord & Taylor. Whether heading to work or a night out on the town, the Studded Leather Satchel is the quintessential handbag that makes for an ideal gift. The polished carry-all bag comes with a convertible strap and rebellious gold studs that make the bag edgy, yet sophisticated.
FOR HIM: As the weather begins to get colder, a scarf is a necessity. Orvis, the family-owned sporting and clothing retailer, offers a wide selection of products ideal for the holidays. The Cashmink Tartan Muffler is a statement piece that people will enjoy for many seasons. The bold, tartan plaids bring traditional, sophisticated style to any look. It is just as warm as real cashmere, but is easily washed at home.
FOR HER: Del Toro’s Navy Velvet Slippers with French Bulldog and the Merlot Velvet Slippers with King Charles Cavalier give animal lovers the chance to highlight their four-legged friends. Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, these round toe loafers have a leather lining that screams chic.
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FOR HIM: Hailing from San Francisco, Timbuk2 recently opened their first flagship Manhattan store, offering custom bags and accessories for the urban adventurer and everyday commuter. Targeting people that do not want to sacrifice style or functionality, Timbuk2 offers various designs for men. The Distilled Collection are premium bags that can easily handle the rigors of city living.
FOR HER: One item that is essential for a woman’s wardrobe are leggings. Spanx offers the “Look At Me Now” Seamless Leggings that hug to the legs, while remaining comfortable and stylish. Available in various colors and prints, including camouflage, cheetah and crocodile. The seamless leggings are double-layered by the waist to help smooth the stomach.
John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.