On Nov. 28, 2013, for the first and only time in any of our lifetimes, the first day of Hanukkah falls on the same day as Thanksgiving. If you’re an observant Jew, you probably already know this. If you’re not, well now you know. This double holiday of head-spinning math and the delicious convergence where, according to Buzzfeed, cranberry sauce will be smothering potato latkes on Friday night, this requires that a ton of holiday shoppers – the modern-day Hanukkah tradition is to give gifts on each of the eight nights – will be buying presents well in advance of the usual post-Thanksgiving Black Friday/Cyber Monday thrill. Myself included. So before you can say “Mom, please pass the Manischewitz-brined turkey,” I thought it would the perfect time to start getting the imagination started, and the fingers clicking.
The holidays are creepin’ (there are only 10 shopping days left till thanksgivingukkah) and so begins my annual series of gift guides. For the next few weeks, I’ll be rounding up all my favorite things in hopes that they will inspire you with ideas, as well as help ease the overwhelming task that is holiday shopping. First up is a gift guide for girl who only wants the very best.
Jo Malone Candle $75.00 // Chanel vintage watch $3,600. // Mason by Michelle Mason silk shorts, $169.00 (on sale) // Chanel vintage fur muff // Chanel blue satin nail color, $27.00 // Chanel quadra shadow $59.00 or $220 for entire collection // Bobbi Brown Ink liner $27.00 // Heal’s Fur throw £300.00 // Otte Plush tights, $38. // coffee mug $20.00 // Maison Martin Margiela dark purple ring set, $220.
That’s a little something to start.