According to our calendars, 'tis the season to think of others-officially, December starts tomorrow!-so to help you get in that spirit, we've assembled an outrageous assortment of the best presents ever. Yes, dear readers, that might sound immodest, but this year's holiday gift guide is truly loaded with lovely options and ideas galore. Forgive us the prideful boasting, but these annual present presentations are truly a labor of love. All the WhoWhatWear.com editors brainstorm and brood over their contents for months on end, searching and sleuthing for the perfect picks. Today we're thrilled to unveil the first chapter of our weeklong holiday-shopping handbook and hope you enjoy all the offerings!
As you might have guessed by our patron saint of the day-the ever evolving, invariably stylish Nicole Richie-the Gypset Girl is a gorgeous global nomad. She's the sort of modern bohemian marvel who can whip up a homemade feast with just a few bags from the farmers' market and serve it dressed in a pretty vintage caftan. Her accessories are always a marvelous mixture of the high and the low, the ethical and the ornamental, the au courant and the timeless. Accordingly, our selections manage to meld the Gypset Girl's love of luxury and her earthy sensibilities into a few fabulous packages, read on for all the details!
House of Harlow 1960 Large Gold Seal Cuff ($220)
When looking for fabulous vintage-inspired baubles at really reasonable price points, we always turn to House of Harlow 1960. The line (which is designed by Ms. Richie herself) never fails to impress with its carefully curated collection of unusual pendants, bracelets, and earrings. We think the new HOH large gold cuff is an excellent choice for the Gypset Girl in your life; it's dramatic, yet refined, much like the GG. If she's not a fan of wrist jewelry, try the Large Peacock Cocktail Ring ($48), another excellent new piece for the holidays!
Lotta Stensson Nairobi Robe ($380)
The Gypset Girl loves a flowy floor-length skirt or maxi dress and certainly isn't afraid of a bold print, so why not combine the two and give her an amazing item like Lotta Stensson's stunning silk robe? The slightly diaphanous gown is the perfect hostess outfit and will make for a stylish backdrop for all of your GG's intricate jewelry!
Zuzuz Petalz Perfume Roller ($48)
Carrying a bottle of perfume on her escapades around the world is so impractical! Instead of giving her a clunky bottle of scent that's sure to break in a suitcase, we suggest picking up the Zuzuz Petalz perfume roller. The scent itself is stunning-think: gardenia, jasmine, and other white flowers-and the packaging is beyond sweet. Plus, since it's a perfume oil, it's easy to use and tucks inside any purse. Perfect!
Rebecca Taylor Faux Fur Vest ($350)
We couldn't resist including one of the season's key pieces in today's story-the faux fur gilet-as it's simply so spot-on for our muse. Rebecca Taylor's version of this must-buy item is ultra luxurious and will add a glam boho layer to any outfit. We know it's a bit pricey, but it's less expensive (and a kinder choice) than fur, plus, this style is so well made that your GG will surely wear it for seasons to come.
Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush ($6) in Pink Frosting
When we think of our favorite Gypset types, one of the first things that come to mind is gorgeous skin. Though she's never overdone or obviously made-up, the girl's always got a gorgeous glow nevertheless, which is why she'd love this uber-soft blush from Maybelline. The whipped consistency is truly miraculous and blends into your skin instantly, while the lovely natural colors make you look like the happiest version of yourself. It's such a swell product, you might want to pick one up for yourself while you're at it!
Gypset Style by Julia Chaplin ($30)
Every GG needs the original handbook, so don't forget to pick up Julia Chaplin's divine exploration of today's subject-Gypset Style. The book, which was published earlier this year, is an engaging ode to bon vivants and jet-set bohemians and will have you channeling your inner Talitha Getty in no time at all.
Urban Outfitters' Destroyed Love Scarf ($34)
The globetrotting Gypset Girl loves layers to keep her cozy and covered; after all, she never knows when she'll be boarding a private plane to Mustique or running out to the garden to pick tomatoes off the vine! This knit circle style is a pitch-perfect way to get a little extra coverage and add a well-worn accent to any of your favorite GG's effortlessly chic ensembles!
Today's Holiday Gift Guide is brought to you by Maybelline New York.
Photo of Nicole Richie, from x17.