LIVING With Christmas just around the corner, Sopheak Seng has you covered for last-minute gift ideas that will be sure to bring a smile to anyone’s dial
GHD Platinum Plus straightener: for the hair and beauty addict in your life, there is nothing better than a good hair day and GHD delivers with their limited-edition Christmas straightener, which comes in a beautiful emerald velvet box set. Priced at NZ$410 from GHD stockists.
Alexander McQueen leather pouch: everyone needs a standout handbag for those Christmas parties, and this McQueen pouch delivers panache in spades. Approximately NZ$687 from Net-à-Porter.
A perfect stocking stuffer or as a hostess gift for those holiday parties, the Essano pōhutukawa candle. The gorgeous scent of floral pōhutukawa, and berry with zesty kiwifruit, will transport you to those easy breezy summer Kiwi holiday memories. At NZ$24·99. Go to Essano.co.nz for stockists’ details.
Snuggle up in comfort and style with this Loewe cashmere and wool blanket. Perfect for those balmy nights star-gazing or as a stylish throw for your bed. Approximately NZ$2,085 from Net-à-Porter.
Tom Ford 002: for the bibliophile in your life, you can’t go past the gorgeous coffee-table book. Marking the years after his Gucci and YSL days, this book is a continuation of the history and influence that Ford continues to have in contemporary culture. This is a must for all the fashion and book lovers, retailing at US$135 from Rizzoli.
For the inspring influencer, the Sony ZV-1 digital camera will be their new best friend. Designed for content creators in mind, the pocket-sized camera is lightweight, compact, all-in-one solution. At NZ$1,499·95 from sony.co.nz.
For lovers of the finer things in life, this Hermès shawl is hard to go past. The Cheval de Fête shawl is perfect to wear or hang as a piece of art in itself. Iconic and statement-making at the same time, it has been designed by Jan Bajtlik. Approximately US$1,785 from hermes.com/au.
With summer holidays coming up, you don’t want to be carting around your full-size beauty products and Essano Mini Me is the perfect travel solution. With everything you could need to maintain your beauty régime while on holiday all encased in a gorgeous pink make-up bag, what isn’t there to love? Just NZ$25 from the Warehouse and Chemist Warehouse.
For the cocktail connoisseur in your life, why not gift this Lorenzo Milano cocktail set? Crafted in bamboo, steel and stainless steel, this has everything you need to make a super-stylish and tasty tipple for the holidays. Approximately NZ$3,596 from Mr Porter.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but citrines are definitely more the route to my heart. These Tory & KO. citrine art-déco earrings (NZ$1,200) and citrine art-déco ring (NZ$2,200) will definitely be the shiny baubles you need to dress up any holiday outfit. •
Sopheak Seng is fashion and beauty editor of Lucire.
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