When it came to thinking about gift giving and gift guides this year, it felt more and more as though we have all been consuming without thinking. Over the past year, I’ve been slowly trying to reduce what I purchase in terms of quantity and instead, only investing in pieces I absolutely love and will wear or use for years to come. So for gift guides and gift giving this year, I’m taking a more responsible approach. Each of these pieces are things that have been made responsibly or are pieces that are worth investing in to have for many more years.
For the women in your lives, be it your mom, girlfriend, wife or best friend, each of the above are pieces she will absolutely adore. The travel set is something I own and love, since receiving them, they’ve come on every trip with me and I use them for absolutely everything. I’ve had my eye on this coffee table book for some time now, and while this particular book might not work for everyone, it’s a great idea for a loved one. Find a beautiful coffee table book on a subject their passionate about and it’s sure to please. These stunning little flats I tried on in the store last weekend and I’ve been dreaming of them ever since, the blush velvet is even more stunning in person and they’re very comfortable.
One gift for the ladies I know people are thinking is odd is the cashmere and wool shampoo, but honestly investing in great cashmere sweaters means that they need to be cared for properly! It’s the perfect add on for a travel wrap or luxe sweater.
For the men, I took the same approach when curating their gift guide list this year. Less stuff, better quality. I love the coffee table book idea for men just as much as women, they’re great pieces for the home and are something that people often don’t purchase for themselves. One of the companies that is making their clothes more responsibly has amazing cashmere sweaters for $100– Eric and I tried them on a few weekends ago and were so impressed- they’re on our lists for this holiday season for sure.