Just like that, we’re suddenly in December and Christmas shopping, if you haven’t done any already is high up on all of our agendas. Women shopping for other women is relatively easy, but men often find shopping notoriously difficult.
As a female, we know that other women would easily be pleased with a candle, a luxury bathrobe or a fragrance, but men find navigating this shopping sphere much more difficult and often tend to stick to the cliches.
If your patience can’t handle yet another slogan mug or T-shirt from your boyfriend this year – consider this his Christmas shopping cheat sheet to buying you the perfect gift. With a selection of gifts from two of the most iconic brands, Hermes and Chanel, there’s something for a range of budgets and is guaranteed to have something you’ll love. Just thank us later.
Gifts For Under $2000
（１）CHANEL NO.5 Perfume
One of the most iconic perfumes in the world – it’s been reported that one is brought every 30 seconds, Chanel No. 5 remains the grande dame of perfumes to this day. Strong, but not overpowering, Coco Chanel is rumoured to have asked perfumer Ernest Beaux to create something that “that smells like a woman, not a flower bed.” Sold.
（２）CHANEL COCO LIPSTICKS
Chanel’s COCO lipsticks are worth every bit the high price tag. Each goes on like a dream with a luxe creamy feel that won’t dry your lips out. Pigmented too, each colour is named after a friend of Coco’s, the newest additions being: Arthur, Adrienne, Rouss and Dimitri.
If you can’t yet afford the Hermes Kelly or Birkin, then you might as well add this Hermes lipstick to your shopping list. With a creamy satin finish and gold packaging, it would be a luxurious gift for any beauty obsessive.
Budget – $3000 ~ $5000
If your budget can’t stretch to a Chanel handbag, one of the brand’s jewellery pieces is foolproof second best. Often overlooked, you can choose from both dainty to chunkier pieces, with each timeless design detailed with the brand’s iconic interlocking logo.
（５）Hermes Iconic Pony Bag Charm
Hand-crafted from leather, Hermes’ pony bag charm will bring a unique touch to any tote
If you are not in the market to be shopping for diamonds and are looking to spend a little less, one of Hermes’ leather bracelets will make a great more affordable option. We love the luxe chunky gold-toned detailing.
（７）CHANEL 2.55 /CLASSIC FLAP BAG
Is there anything more luxe than a Chanel 2.55 bag? We don’t think so. Timeless and elegant, it’s been worn by the likes of Blake Lively and Sarah Jessica Parke and is a gift that in terms of style, is guaranteed not to age.
（８）CHANEL VANITY BAG
If you really want to knock it out of the park this Christmas, Chanel’s Vanity Case Handbag can’t be beaten. Timeless in design, each is crafted from diamond-quilted leather and features an interlocking logo stitch.
（９）CHANEL DEAUVILLE BAG
Chanel’s Deauville bag is likely the roomiest style in Chanel’s history. Easy to love and use, it’ll make the perfect weekend or work tote due to its large size and practical canvas outer.
Though most commonly known for its totes, Hermes’ wallets are also a must-have for any fashion-obsessed girl. In an envelope shape, everything you’d ever need to store in a wallet would fit comfortably inside and it can even be styled as a clutch.