Ten fashionable gift ideas for the holidays

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The holiday season is upon us and that can also mean stress to find the right gifts. I will try to help you a little by presenting some gift ideas for fashionistas, all for less than 50 euro. An important piece of advice: while you can't have enough of some gifts (macarons de Paris for example - or maybe that's just me) it's best to cautiously check before buying a book whether the fashionista in question didn't already buy it.


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1. Macarons de Paris by Pierre Hermé
Of course there are lots of delicious macarons for sale but those by Pierre Hermé are something else! Take my word for it as a true macarons de Paris lover. Recently I found out that you can actually order the macarons online in Europe. Okay, you have a little less choice when it comes to selecting the flavours in the box, but I'll gladly accept that. And if you do want more flexibility, then you have an excuse to go to Paris. You can find all information on the Pierre Hermé website.



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2. Perfume sticks by Sabé Masson
A perfume for only 22 euro that is very easy to take with you? It is possible with the perfume sticks of Sabé Masson. What's more the perfumes are made of ingredients that take care of your skin. That's why they are aptly named 'Le Soft Perfume'. My favourite scents are Parisian Rhapsody and Macadam Paz. You can order them on the website of the perfumer or at Skins.nl.



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3. A fashionable work of art by Wendy Buiter
A work of art sounds expensive. But it doesn't have to be. The Dutch artist Wendy Buiter offers a range of options. You can get a good quality download for only 15 euro. Have it printed and framed, et voilà: a perfect gift for a small price. The other extreme is of course the real deal, a painting. But Wendy also offers limited edition prints with a touch of paintwork, so you get the vibe of a painting. Lots of options! Have a look at Wendy Buiter's website.

The gift gets really fun and personal when you find a work of art that looks a little bit like the person receiving it. It is possible, it happened to me as you can see.



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illustration by Megan Hess






4. A book by Megan Hess
Fashionistas from all over the world (myself included) love the illustrations by Australian Megan Hess. If you adore Paris, her newest book is a must read (and must look of course). Even a Parisienne at heart like myself did find a new address to visit when reading it (Le Grand Musée du Parfum). But even if you know everything in it, the wonderful illustrations are enough to make you dream of visiting Paris again soon.

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illustration by Megan Hess

For those who don't love Paris (although I cannot imagine that), there are other options like The Dress, with illustrations of iconic dresses. You can buy books by Megan Hess on different webshops such as Bol and Amazon.



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5. A gift voucher for a cocktail (or two, or three...)
This one doesn't need a whole lot of explanation. A cocktail is the perfect little treat. When you join the person who received the voucher for a drink, don't let yourself be treated but pay for your own drink :-)





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6. A children's book - yes, really 
Adults also love fairy tales. And adult fashion lovers will be enchanted by the story of Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy with beautiful illustrations by Philip Hopman. I bought the book at the Givenchy exhibition in Den Haag. Sadly it has closed, but you can still experience some of the magic by reading my blogpost.



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7. A television series with a hint of fashion
It's a shame when Netflix cancels a good tv show and that's where an old school dvd comes in handy. I can highly recommend the television series Mr Selfridge. You can read my review from a fashionista's point of view on my blog.


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 8. A whimsical collar
 Collars are on trend and a little whimsy is a key fashion ingredient. This black and white collar by Veritas is a fun fashion touch.

 
9. A bath and body product by Laura Mercier
The scents of the Laura Mercier bath and body products are simply divine. If you are sceptical about names as Ambre Vanillé, Fresh Fig, Crème Brûlée..., you are - in my humble opinion - wrong. And all my friends who have received this as a gift by me, wholeheartedly agree and are hooked. Of course you can always test the products yourself first. A perfect excuse to treat yourself. For sale at Cosmeticary (only during the holiday period), Skins and other stores.



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10. A gift cerftificate from the perfume store
Not the most creative gift idea, but something almost everyone loves. And certainly fashionistas. Remember Coco Chanel's quote:"A women who doesn't wear perfume has no future."

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  1. Ik zocht nog enkele kerstcadeautjes voor mijn vriendin en zussen. En ik denk dat ik nu wel een paar leuke ideetjes heb opgedaan. Maar de Macarons hou ik wel voor me zelf. :-)

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    1. Ik ben er zelf ook verzot op en deze zijn echt de beste die ik ooit geproefd heb!

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  2. wat een leuke ideeen ! dit blog is geweldig voor een moeder-met-geen-verstand-van-mode die een dochter heeft die dol is op mode! Dit gaat mij de decembermaand door helpen!

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    1. Super dat je er iets aan hebt! Ik hoop dat je dochter er blij mee is :-)

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  3. Oh heerlijk macarons! Daar maak je elk vrouw blij mee.

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  4. STOP-PENNN! Ik wil alles hebben! NUUU. Mr. Selfridge is súperleuk. En die macarons. En alles eigenlijk. Leuke foto's!

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    1. Thanks :-) Mr Selfridge kijken met een doos macarons: nog beter als je het combineert :-)

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  5. Er staan toffe dingen tussen. mr Selfridge zou ik graag ook nog zien

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    1. Ik vond het een heel leuke serie en mijn mama was ook verslaafd :-)

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