The season of festive cheer is here once again, and this guide is for the men out there who are this close to buying a kitchen appliance as a Christmas gift. Amidst all the joy and celebration, be sure not to neglect buying gifts for your girlfriends or Christmas is bound to become super stressful tout de suite. When you know the woman in your lives well—as you should—it’s a breeze to get them Christmas presents they’d actually like. But if you have a less-than-optimal track record in gift-giving, here’s the lifeline you’ve been looking for.
Remember: when in doubt, play it safe and go for a designer bag or statement jewellery. Timeless, and most importantly, foolproof, these thoughtful gifts are not just good investments. A terrific designer bag or precious gems as Christmas gifts are a surefire way to leave your loved ones speechless.
2023 Christmas Gift Ideas: The Best Fashion Picks
If the lady you’re looking to gift is an avid celebrity-watcher, she’s bound to be familiar with this popular Miu Miu purse. Photographed on the arm of practically every fashion-forward celebrity, the Arcadie Matelassé Nappa Leather Bag is quickly climbing the list of the most recognizable luxury purses. The dynamic quilted design of the bag lends it a sophisticated look that’s suitable for your lady friend to bring to every occasion—from important events to a quick trip to the supermarket.
Price: Approximately MYR13,222
Marilyn Monroe wasn’t joking when she sang about how diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Call it materialistic, but diamonds are forever and will never go out of style as gifts for just about anyone. This holiday season, put your friendship on lock by giving her a piece (or two) from Tiffany & Co.’s exquisite Tiffany Lock Collection. From bangles to earrings, these diamond-encrusted gold pieces are the creme de la creme of any jewellery collection.
Price: From MYR5,700 to MYR480,000
Recently, Burberry has received a lot of smack for being the opposite of ‘quiet luxury’—thanks a lot, Succession. But loud as it may be, there’s a reason why their signature chequered print is so iconic. The pattern not only goes with everything, but it also brings life and personality into any outfit. For the bold girlies who aren’t afraid to rock loud patterns and bright colours, gift them the Burberry Mini Shield Sling Bag in the colour Ripple this December. It even comes with a detachable bell charm so she can be loud, both literally and figuratively.
On the off-chance that the woman in your life isn’t really a handbag or jewellery person, don’t fret. You can gift her something from everyone’s go-to travel essentials brand, TUMI. Even if she doesn’t travel often, your gift will come in handy when she inevitably books herself flight tickets in the future. The latest travel cases in TUMI’s 19 Degree Collection in vibrant Blush or Red make for a perfect Christmas gift for just about anyone.
Some women prefer to carry their belongings in tote bags instead of handbags. If that sounds like the woman you’re shopping for this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with a gift from Versace. Their handbags may be a thing of beauty, but so are Versace’s famous tote bags like the adorably sized Barocco Athena Mini Tote Bag. With a pattern inspired by the Baroque era, this tote comes with top handles so it’s hand-carry friendly.
A lady can never have too much bling, unless she’s Coco Chanel. If you have a magpie on your hands AKA a lady obsessed with everything that glitters, we’re willing to bet that her dream bag is a bejewelled one. As sparkly purses have dominated the runways this year, it’s safe to say that she’s far from alone. Trust us, receiving a Prada Cleo Satin Bag with Crystals for Christmas will definitely make her squeal. Its elegantly feminine shape dotted with multi-sized crystals makes it the epitome of sophistication—a special occasion bag through and through.
Price: Approximately MYR17,182
“If you love her, Dior her.” Having this philosophy will elevate the bond you share with the women in your circle. This Holiday season, Dior her with tastefully dainty jewellery that’s suitable for everyday wear—the best type of accessory. The latest Petit CD jewellery collection from Dior fits the bill nicely. The crystal and pearl studded bracelet, necklace, and ring in the collection are great for stacking if your lady is a maximalist fashion lover. And now for the piece de resistance; the collection also comes in pink!
Price: From MYR1,950 to MYR2,850
Were the previous bags on this list too showy for your liking? Are you on the lookout for a more subdued bag to present to your loved one this December? We can’t think of a better everyday purse than the new Valentino Garavani VLogo Moon Bag. Gorgeous in its simplicity, this crescent-shaped purse with gold hardware is the ideal accessory to complete any casual “I don’t have time to think about it” outfit. Sometimes, the best gifts are the ones we reach for most often, that are not reserved for special occasions.
Price: Approximately MYR12,932
Structured bags deserve more love, don’t you think? Sure, they may hold fewer items than their more malleable counterparts but a well-structured bag effortlessly adds sophistication and class to any and every look. The ladies who ooze ‘quiet luxury’ will absolutely fall in love with the RL 888 Box Calfskin Top Handle purse. This sleek two-compartment bag gives off briefcase vibes but in the best way possible.
If there’s one thing the Barbie movie taught us this year is that there’s no such thing as too much pink. For the women who eat, sleep, and breathe the colour pink, get her the Gucci Horsebit 1955 Mini Bag. Not only does the purse come in stylish pink leather, it also has plenty of bling—its double ring and bar flap enclosure is encrusted with gorgeous shining crystals. Make her feel like Barbie this Christmas when she sports this bubblegum pink bag.
Price: Approximately RM18,605
Every holiday season, we honour our loved ones. For LOEWE’s latest SS24 collection in collaboration with Suna Fujita, love is extended to another Earth creature—our adorable animals. Melt the heart of the fauna lover in your life by giving her LOEWE’s Penguin Mini Puzzle Bag, decorated with charming penguins swimming on the iceberg blue leather. Part of every purchase from the collection will be donated to Save the Children’s Education in Emergencies programme—the best way to celebrate the season of giving.
Price: Approximately MYR11,361