Help for Boyfriends: Net-a-Porter's Gift Finder
From the Rock Star collection
So if you're finding yourself in panic mode - don't fret, there's still time! - you need help unless you want the holidays to be marred with side-eye stares and little, forced-out sighs that say "You really blew it, Dude. You've sent me into early PMS and now you're going to have to deal with it. Don't you know me?" (I wouldn't be so ungrateful of course. It's not like I've ever received a plastic turd or something. I'm referring to a friend's sister who did in fact give a plastic turd from a novelty shop to her mom on Mother's Day when she was a teenager. And that was with money her mom had given her. She bought the turd and spent the rest of the money on herself. Her mom cried. It was not a good Mother's Day.)
You can't go wrong with choosing from Net-a-Porter (*nudge nudge wink wink*), they wouldn't dare try to sell us something naf. I could take any page in any of their Gift Finder categories, close my eyes and point at the screen and it would be a winner. Whatever you choose, be sure to get it wrapped! Their gift boxes are beautiful and they're keepers - exactly what you see on that magical splash page, bow and all. There are amazing bags and shoes of course, but I recommend that if that's what you're leaning toward you do a bit of sleuthing to find out what she's mad for - brand, style and colour. There's nothing worse than getting a great gift and feeling guilty about thinking 'But I wanted the other one!' We girls are very particular about what we carry and put on our feet. I don't know how you guys deal with us.
Here are more of my picks, whittled down from hundreds (I tried not to go too crazy on the prices and included a wide price range):
These are from the Stocking Fillers collection which includes a Peruvian wool snood kit from Wool and the Gang (that's a loopy scarf you can pull over your head like a hood, guys); an Erdem and Globe Trotter collaboration vanity case (a bit big for the stocking!); Burberry heart-print umbrella and Stella McCartney knickers of the week!
And you might want to stay away from this one, guys. It's Solange Azagury-Partridge's Ballcrusher ring!