‘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 his 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.
Lang Und Heyne Model „Moritz von Sachsen” wrist watch, with white dial, spade hands in blued steel, case in white gold, earth plate: European/African viewpoint. (Hellenis-Malvezzi, 646 Fifth Avenue, The Olympic Tower Atrium New York www.lang-und-heyne.de )
LABAN fountain pen, Galileo collection with metallic overlay available at Fountain Pen Hospital. ( www.fountainpenhospital.com )
The gift of ultimate adventure—flying in a legendary MIG-29 air plane. Discover the true meaning of aerobatics; flying a 5-7 G-load at an altitude of nearly 30000 feet above Russia. ( GoDream.com )
ETTINGER Sterling orange bifold wallet with 6 C/C inspired by the British £10 note with a soft orange leather interior combined with a fine black calf exterior. ( www.ettinger.co.uk )
Charvet Purple Floral Medallion Silk Tie. ( www.saksfifthavenue.com )
KIEHLS Ultimate Man Full Body Refueling Set. ( www.kiehls.com )
ARQUISTE Dark Galleon – Scented Candle (251 grs/ 8.9 oz.) Notes include: Persian saffron, Spanish leather, Sandalwood, Frankincense and Cade. ( arquiste.com )
SHINOLA Large hard linen journal in forest pine. Handcrafted in Ann Arbor, MI, from all US-sourced components, including acid-free paper from sustainably-managed American forests. Includes elastic closure. ( www.shinola.com )