Because I decided long ago that it would be much easier doing a three-in-one with Christmas, Chinese Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day all back to back from December to February, this quick gift guide should satisfy most with its varied array of prices and styles, from the cute and adorable to the classic and the practical. And because it’s a festive guide, I’ve chosen pieces in pinks and reds (if you’re a goth chick who only loves black, I apologise), good for X’mas, CNY and of course, Valentine’s.
Some notable mentions include Smythson’s multi-currency travel wallet for ladies who frequently go overseas for work (or play), Chanel’s playful striped calfskin leather wallet that’s pretty in red and white, and a classic from Bottega Veneta I’ve always admired, the iconic Knot in lush (and more affordable) satin.
And if anyone out there needs extra help picking out a special gift for that special someone this festive season, feel free to leave a comment here or drop me an email. Another thing: Net-A-Porter is offering free international shipping for a limited period time, so really, there’s no reason not to shop online now.
Clockwise from top left: Saint Laurent Letters Card Case, SGD210, Loewe Elephant Coin Purse in Red, SGD450, Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Satin Knot in Red, GBP990, Charlotte Olympia Be Mine Perspex Clutch, GBP795, Alexander McQueen Heroine in Pink, GBP1525, Gucci Lady Lock Satin Clutch in Burgundy, GBP705, Chanel Striped Patent Calfkin Wallet, SGD1190, Smythson Multi-Currency Travel Wallet, GBP145, Hermès Diabolo Card Case in Flamingo Pink, GBP140, Dior Miss Dior Promenade Large Pouch, USD1400