‘Tis the season of gift giving. But be it a grand gesture or a modest token of appreciation, it helps to keep in mind a few handy principles when selecting a gift for a significant other, a family member, a friend, or a colleague.
First, and foremost, keep in mind her personality. Are they likely to use and like the object of your choice? The most flattering part of receiving a gift is that it says that you’ve paid enough attention to them to understand what appeals to their character.
Second, know when to splurge and when this might be overwhelming for the person receiving your gift. Every gift is a message. If your grand gesture is likely to put the receiver ill at ease because they cannot reciprocate, think about toning down your choice.
And don’t forget, the gift also says a lot about you. To have real flair, gift cards are not an option. Commit to gifting an actual object shows thoughtfulness and imagination.
Diptyque L’Ombre dans l’Eau – Eau de Parfum in a hand engraved bottle. The limited edition scent has notes of moss, Damask rose petals and green stems. (Diptyque. Madison Avenue, 971 Madison Avenue,
New York www.diptyqueparis.com )
Earrings in 18ct yellow gold crownwork ball and drop with pinky peach pearl. ( raygriffiths.com )
NAMIKI-PILOT fountain pen from the Elite collection in burgundy, available at Fountain Pen Hospital. ( www.fountainpenhospital.com)
Limited edition custom ear phones in rose gold from Rebecca Minkoff in partnership with Normal. See http://www.rebeccaminkoff.com/new-york https://nrml.com/#factory (Courtesy of www.nrml.com)
Give the gift of adventure with a Helicopter sightseeing tour of New York City. The Deluxe Tour lasts approximately 25-30 minutes and offers close views of the city’s landmarks including the Statue of Liberty. ( GoDream.com )
BOVET “Miss Audrey” wristwatch, table clock and necklace. Bezel set with 60 round diamonds. The Amadeo® case allows the timepiece to be converted from a wristwatch to a pocket watch, a table clock or a pendant watch without the use of any tools. ( www.bovet.com)
The limited edition Nadia Silk Scarf from Zady combines a modern geometric design with ancient craft. ( zady.com )