For many out there, choosing a gift for the lover is the toughest nut to crack.
Does she or does she not need a scarf? If that is a question that stumps you, help is definitely required. When it comes to your significant other, it's not all about the price tag — what you choose to present him or her with when the clock strikes midnight on Christmas eve, has to first and foremost mean something.
Which begs the question: What constitutes a thoughtful gift? Here's the solution to the age-old conundrum. If it's not an item you already know he or she desires, there has better be a solid backstory to what you've picked out.
Put into context below, click on the images or descriptions to shop and feel free to take liberty with the accompanying ideas we've provided. We're always game to help a friend out.
1. Monica Vinader Alphabet Letter gold-plated pendants
Thinking of gifting your lover with his or her initials in gold-plated pendants? Great, but way too easy. Pick N for the first time you watched The Notebook together and, bawled your eyes out together. V, to commemorate your first ever dinner date at Valentino's, and D, for Dan Jr. slated to happen anytime now.
2. Burberry Prorsum classic cashmere scarf in check and hearts
The answer to the question above is yes, she'll definitely need a scarf — even if you spend 11 out of 12 months in sunny Singapore. It's a promise that you'll finally book those tickets for that long awaited trip to the French alps. Just book them already, won't you?
3. Montblanc Meisterstück selection Sfumato document case
Already been to the French alps with your significant other? Then this finely crafted Montblanc document case is hand-finished Italian leather that's heaven-sent. A dapper accessory for any dandy worth his wool grey trousers and oxford brogues, the logo of the snow capped Mont Blanc mountain also doubles up as a memento of your fond memories from the #BestTripEver.
4. Tiffany & Co Infinite endless bracelet in 18K gold
Clearly, a no-brainer for those who relish a classic declaration of love. Fashioned from gold? Check. A token that pairs well with all ensembles? Check. Infinity motifs to signify boundless affection? Check. That's one point for the clueless lover tucked neatly in a Tiffany blue box.
5. Chanel Boy Chanel bag in lambskin
Here's a gift that needs no backstory. This is one boy every girl — or guy — needs in their life. Butter soft lambskin with a black lacquered logo plate, and in a seasonal colourway (limited edition, the way we see it). Shell out the dollar for this beauty and you'll ring in a loved-up Christmas for sure.
6. Gucci leather brogue with bee web
Apart from the handsome broguing and stately logo band that makes it an obvious choice, it's the ideal gift for the unfortunate lot whose relationships are on the rocks. To new beginnings and stepping into 2016 with a clean slate — that's the tag line to gift with these gorgeous puppies with.
7. Mulberry Pashley bicycle in oxblood mirror metallic steel
For night time cycles, impromptu meet-ups and excursions. You'll be surprised the number of activities a bicycle can offer. That wicker basket sitting right there? A cozy picnic and doggy day out waiting to happen. Cheesy, but in a lean, mean steel machine kind of way.
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Check back tomorrow for 6 Days Till Christmas — Gifts for the Pet.