The holiday season brings with it many things, chief among them the frenzy that is buying gifts. Happily, if you are ready to begin your search, we have a full week of gift guides planned for you, with original and amazing gift ideas for everyone on your list—whether she is a cool New Yorker at heart, favors chic Parisian style, or looks to Tokyo to stay one fashionable step ahead. With that said, let the shopping begin! Click inside to view Gift Guide: New York, the first part of our Gift Guide 2012 series!
She is smart and sophisticated. She carries an iPhone, a Blackberry, and a digital camera. She knows how to work a little black dress better than the next girl. She is always the first to know about the latest gigs, the best new restaurants, and the coolest art openings. She is the New York girl.
For those with a serious eye for luxury and style, check out (1) Diane von Furstenberg’s Sun Circle Clutch ($995). The unique circle silhouette and embroidered metallic sunburst pattern will ensure you stand out wherever you go. If she runs with the fashion set, (2) Grace Coddington’s Grace: A Memoir ($19) is a must-read. For sunny days at the flea market, (3) Vanessa Mooney’s Olivia Headpiece ($124) is a quick way to make a statement. The New Yorker’s home is never complete without a stand-out piece like (4) Urban Outfitters’ Zigzag Rug ($44 – $199). If she is always on the go, (5) Michael Kors’ Stainless Steel Chronograph Watch ($250) will keep her on time and stylish all at once. A new manicure every week? Make sure you check out (6) Tom Ford Beauty’s Exclusive 16 Color Nail Set ($480). It might be a splurge, but she’s worth it. Every New York-inspired woman needs a pair of chic ankle boots, and (7) Madewell’s Old Town Boots ($301) are definitely up there with the best of them. Last, but certainly not least, if you like to give back with every gift, the New York girl always needs a new (8) Apple’s (Product) Red iPod (from $49) to drown out the noise on the subway. Happy shopping!