Christmas Gift Guide
“Is it Christmastime again?” You may have asked yourself this question over a dozen times since the start of December, or even since the start of this morning. While the holidays are such a wonderful time to share meals with loved ones, drink hot cocoa, go ice skating, bake treats, or simply decorate the tree, it’s also a time for consumerism-induced panic attacks over finding something that says more than, “I picked this out for you at the counter’s bin while checking out.” After all, presents are often a way to portray your relationship with someone. But maybe you don’t have the time to sit down and meditate on what your boss, sister, or dad would like. And that’s okay. Over at MS&Co., we’re here to help. We sat down and did all the shopping for you.
Mom: You’ve probably given your mom a million towels and dish ware by now, so why not mix it up and give her this beautiful and very sophisticated Winston Monte Carlo Green Lizard Watch ($99.95).
Dad: Want to give your dad something this year that’s not a pair of argyle socks? Go for simple and give him this Black Single Card Holder by Thom Browne ($220).
Brother: Brothers are sometimes more difficult to get gifts for than dads. They often don’t need a lot to be content. So we suggest going for something that he’ll be using years from now like this Ernest Alexander Perry Duffle ($345).
Sister: If there is anyone you can excuse splurging on, it’s your sister. So do it and give her this sleek and envy-worthy Exclusive Prisma Envelop Wallet by Alexander Wang ($375).
Grandma: Your grandma has probably accumulated a lot of possessions in her lifetime. We recommend giving her something practical yet chic, such as this J.Crew Vintage Pajama Set ($95).
Grandpa: If your grandpa is anything like our grandpas, he probably begins a lot of his sentences with, “Back in my day…” when you’re around. So help him relive those glory days with this Edwin Jagger 3-Piece Mach 3 Shaving Set ($127).
Partner: Gifts for a partner are sometimes the most daunting. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Go for something that suggests future experiences you two will share, such as apparel for a date night or a trip. We love this ‘Play’ Woven Shirt by Comme des Garçons ($270) and this Martini Dress by Reformation ($148).
Friend: This may be the most important person when it comes to gift buying. After all, “friends are the family you get to choose.” And you probably have more than one close friend, which is why we’ve taken a liking to both this Red Beanie by Maison Kitsuné ($54) and this OC-Exclusive Logo Jacquard Sweatshirt by Opening Ceremony ($120).
Boss: You can’t get around not giving your boss a gift, as they are the one who pays you. And if you have a really wonderful boss, you probably want to give them something to express your gratitude. But you don’t want it to be too impersonal (a box of Lindt chocolate) or too personal (a button-down shirt), so go for balance and get a Baxter White Wood Candle ($55).