No lame gifts allowed - The Christmas Edit

By Elisa Eymery, Chief Wanderer and Wandering Minds Founder

I've only just recently discovered an infallible rule when it comes to gifting, which I thought I would share with you, especially for people dreading the upcoming Christmas shopping frenzy.

Don't try to guess what the other person will like, because you will probably fail. If you're a woman, only buy gifts that you would happily wear or use yourself. And that applies for any kind of gifts: if you're buying a jumper for your boyfriend, get one that you really wouldn't mind throwing on on a lazy Sunday. If you're getting your grandma a printed scarf, it has to be one that you would confidently rock every day of the year. 

If you're a guy, forget the above advice and let's keep it simple. Just use my picks of Wandering Minds Christmas gifts that would work for your sister, girlfriend, mother, cousin and boss.

1. For your mother or your older sister: a cashmere-blend scarf (£85) in an edgy yet wearable print. Other prints and price points are on offer too, if you're a bit broke or if your sister prefers brighter hues.


2. For your best friend: a unique piece of jewellery with a lot of personality, like this graphic gold-plated ring (£49), by Parisian label Caroline Najman.

3. For your girlfriend: Rings may send ambiguous signals to the woman in your life. Don't risk it, and get her a super cute gold-plated bracelet that she will fall in love with instantly instead, like this delicate gold bow bracelet (£44).

4. For your younger sister: an inexpensive but very on-trend AND useful winter headband by Paris-based label Adeli. This crushed velvet headband (£27) is our best-seller, even Lindsay Lohan snapped one up when she popped by our store a couple of months ago.

6. For yourself: look, Christmas is tough, tough time to handle sometimes. You need something that will cheer you up while you combat the crowds in the department stores and argue with your mother over roasted turkey. We think a really good, simple sweater that you can wear with EVERYTHING and will keep you warm will do just that. This minimalist black sweater from Outstanding Ordinary's latest collection is just very cool. End of.













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