When my friend at two + seven asked me to compile a fun and festive holiday gift
list, I had every intention of nobly finding trinkets and treasures for others. Going over
the following list, however, I see a lot of it has a very personal lean. What can I say,
with both a birthday and Santa’s visit in my calendar this month it’s hard not to find
so many instant must haves of my own.
APC Wool Carpet Bag, $290
Wanna get someone on your list a chic, durable bag that doubles as an impromptu
weekender? This APC carpet bag has that great vintage feel without any cigarette
burns or weird lingering smells. Love that navy and pumpkin buffalo check color
combination too, which makes it a good option for your wanderlust filled brother,
your Sagittarius writer friend (HINT!) or the Thelma to your Louise.
Maybe I’m just feeling all unisexy, cuz this is another great option for the boys or
the gals on your list: a woodsy chypre with notes of moss, black currant leaves and
Bulgarian rose. It’s a subtly haunting earthy fragrance. Translating to “The Shadow
in the Water”, no fragrance has been more accurately named and the portable, highly
concentrated solid allows the deeper notes to slowly unearth.
When you’re no longer rolling out of bed to hit your 12:30pm urban sociology class,
then the days of torn vintage t-shirts and old gym shorts from high school are also
over. A more viable sleepwear option is a tailored pair of lounge pants. These from
Top Shop have that great, lived-in feel but the contrast tones and slim leg give
structure and are suitable to roll out into the kitchen for breakfast.
I’m a bit country. I was just born that way. Well and my family helped out by teaching
me as a kid to throw axes. To this day, it’s one of my favorite sports. Plus with axe
in hand I’d be able to clear my way through that wall of tourists gawking at the tree
in Rockefeller Center. Just kidding. Maybe.
Waldo Pancake Journal, $9.50
As a writer, I got a lot of thoughts rattling around. This journal from artist Waldo
Pancake featuring a tongue in cheek quip will stand out in my extensive collection
of notebooks. Plus with so much vying for my attention, that pop of red will visually
remind me to put pen to paper.
Mac is a fashion writer and stylist living in New York City. For more hilarious commentary, check out his personal blog, It Can’t All Be Dior. Because, let’s face it: some of us are poor. Oh and, if you won’t be getting Mr. Mac any of the aforementioned items on his gift list (err, we mean your holiday shopping guide) like this and tweet this. ‘Tis the season!