Most years, I vacillate between buying presents obscenely early (I jot notes in my Smythson planner throughout the year) and desperately last minute (I have been That Girl at Staples buying printers and office supplies as gift, yes). This year, between commuting between Los Angeles and planning a month-long sojourn to Asia, I’ve been all about big-impact shopping: one store, one website—boom—get it all done! With that in mind, here’s my Present Perfect holiday gift list for my nearest and dearest.
—Eva Chen, evachen212.tumblr.com
For My Father
For my wonderful father from whom I learned extreme, obsessive organization, a multi-pocketed Tumi backpack.
(and, of course, because I love him so much I want him to be warm and toasty in frigid NYC winters): Canada Goose Parka.
For My Mother
My mother taught me everything I know about fashion and shopping. She obviously needs a matching parka to my father because that would be beyond cute.
On a recent trip to Beverly Hills, she discovered the flattering wonders of Reed Krakoff. This sweater is classic-chic, just like her.
And a chic Prada cross body bag that’s perfectly portable.
For My Husband
My husband and I are moving to Los Angeles in January. Pale British gent, California sun: you do the math. Hence the first item I’d gift him.
In LA, you’re only as cool as your sunglasses (just made up that edict, but it seems true, no?).
Casual-cool sneakers don’t have to be scruffy with these luxe kicks.
For My Brother
For My Sister-In-Law
For my sister-in-law, for whom I’m a bad shoe influence—she buys wonderfully comfortable (aka flat) shoes. That’s definitely not a rule I live by and therefore I’d gift her these (the fact that they’re black makes them practical, no?): Nicholas Kirkwood booties.
And because I firmly believe in a “one for me, one for you” policy during the holidays, I’d treat myself to (just a few) treats.
Trends come and go but Manolos are forever.
Nothing says ‘holiday’ like classic Valentino red (and lace!).
And… to prep myself for fun in the sun, these sunglasses.
Style savvy influencer Eva Chen guest blogs for SaksPOV about her New York Holiday.