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Gift or take: The guide to pleasing the most stylish people in your life

Gift or take: The guide to pleasing the most stylish people in your life

Christmas 101

Text: Andrea Sim


But, not forgetting yourself too

Those we hold dear have twice a year to feel all-important: Birthday and Christmas. They say second chances are by all accounts rare in life, but 'tis the season to redeem any birthday screw ups prior. Disagree? Well then, to the astute gifter, why not bat for a homerun instead. Below are 10 gifts to satisfy the most stylish men and women you know — yourself, included.

Click through the galleries and vote for the items you'll gift or take for the holidays. Rest assured, this is a judgement-free zone.

1. Will you gift... Dior Homme's BMX bike or B21 sock sneakers?

Limited edition, inspired by a set of wheels from the '90s, and affixed with Dior Homme's bee motif. We had you at limited edition, didn't we?
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Limited edition, inspired by a set of wheels from the '90s, and affixed with Dior Homme's bee motif. We had you at limited edition, didn't we?
For the man who prides himself in keeping up with the times. Go on, the sock sneaker bandwagon won't wait forever.
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For the man who prides himself in keeping up with the times. Go on, the sock sneaker bandwagon won't wait forever.

2. Will you take... Céline's medium big bag in rain coat fabric or 180° lace up sneaker in canvas?

Where luxury meets functionality. Caught in a thunderstorm? Unless you're toting this in rain coat fabric, we wouldn't want to be you.
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Where luxury meets functionality. Caught in a thunderstorm? Unless you're toting this in rain coat fabric, we wouldn't want to be you.
Clean, practical, effective. We're calling a sneaker a sneaker, just that this so happens to come in spirit of Céline.
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Clean, practical, effective. We're calling a sneaker a sneaker, just that this so happens to come in spirit of Céline.

3. Will you gift... an Olivia Von Halle cashmere-blend sweatshirt and trackpants set or Closer by Wwake Lancet sterling silver earrings?

The questionable reputation of sweats have surely been diffused by now. If not, how else will you look casually undone — yet, put together — when jet-setting?
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The questionable reputation of sweats have surely been diffused by now. If not, how else will you look casually undone — yet, put together — when jet-setting?
They say the key to impressing at a party is a statement dress, but really, the secret is in a pair of head-turning earrings.
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They say the key to impressing at a party is a statement dress, but really, the secret is in a pair of head-turning earrings.

4. Will you take... Christian Louboutin's Thomas Il flat or Cabado tote?

A warm, classic patina balanced out by the standout metal bar upon the shoe's tongue. Just enough to peacock without going overboard.
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A warm, classic patina balanced out by the standout metal bar upon the shoe's tongue. Just enough to peacock without going overboard.
Monsieur Louboutin knows that not all men want briefcases, and the rest may not fancy backpacks either. Here's a handsome solution.
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Monsieur Louboutin knows that not all men want briefcases, and the rest may not fancy backpacks either. Here's a handsome solution.

5. Will you gift... Saint Laurent's Smoking Box bag or Rollerblade boots?

Part of Saint Laurent's sendoff for multi-label boutique Colette, this cigarette case-shaped bag is as frou-frou as it gets. It begins with the fuchsia silk, and then the tassels...
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Part of Saint Laurent's sendoff for multi-label boutique Colette, this cigarette case-shaped bag is as frou-frou as it gets. It begins with the fuchsia silk, and then the tassels...
For the love of safety, know that these rollerskate heeled boots will fare better as part of as home decor than your actual footwear arsenal.
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For the love of safety, know that these rollerskate heeled boots will fare better as part of as home decor than your actual footwear arsenal.

Available at respective brand boutiques, with the exception of Saint Laurent items that are sold exclusively at Colette, and Olivia Von Halle and Closer by Wwake which are available on Net-a-Porter.

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