Remember the rules:
- It can cost no more than $50 before sales tax.
- It must be something fairly luxe and fall into the category of an item that the recipient may wish to have but out of practicality would never spend their own money on.
- It must be relatively easy to find (either online, national retailers, or adequate substitutes are available).
- Finally, it has to be something I would love to receive or would personally give to a friend or family member. I would never recommend something I wouldn't pony up for myself.
To bridge the gap between the 19th and 21st century.
The perfect present for your favorite narcissist.
Portrait by Richard Haines during Holiday sale - $50
The seats may be nosebleed, but it's just fun being there.
New York City Opera tickets - Prices start at $12
I think real style on the street is way more interesting than anything in a magazine.
The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman - $20
Spend your nights and weekends with Uncle Karl....and his favorite tunes.
Vogue Presents Karl Lagerfeld: My Favorite Songs - $41 for the two-CD set
For your frequent flier friend. Crucial for red eye flights.
J.Crew striped travel set - $30
Help someone get their groove back, or at least get some moves.
Dance Class at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre - $16.50 per class
Get a sneak peek into the world of MJ #2.
Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton DVD - $27
Each page is marked with a date and 5 sections. Look back 5 years from now at what you were doing on that exact day. I love this.
5-Year Diary - $25
Matches from restaurants are so blah. Lighters have no magic.
Iomoi 2-box match set - $12
Day 1: For Her
Day 2: For Home
Day 3: Mixed Bag
Day 4: Eat & Drink
Day 5: For Him