As you well know by now, the holidays are here, which means 'tis the season for gifts galore! If you've got a shopping list a mile long or simply have no idea what to wish for, fret not because today we're debuting the first installment of our annual Gift Guide! With a little help from our friends at Coach, this week we'll be revealing all the important presents you could possibly want and ideas aplenty about what to buy your nearest and dearest.
So who's first? Let's just put it this way: she's the type of woman who is insanely busy, but never breaks a sweat. She's both a baby whisperer and a wonder in the boardroom. A career-minded lady who has her own kiddos at home, in other words-the Mogul Mom! Fashionable yet practical, this woman never stops working, so she deserves some chic presents that are just as stylish and versatile as she is. From a goes-with-everything gray satchel to a candy apple red iPad case, we've rounded up a selection of sweet treats for all the Mogul Moms out there, so read on for details about these essential gifts!
Coach Sophia Satchel ($498) in Silver
If you're hoping to gift the Mogul Mom in your life with an ultra-chic carrier, make sure you give her Coach's Sophia Satchel. We're positive she'll appreciate the bag's functional size (it's sure to hold all of her essentials), sturdy metallic leather, and of-the-moment embossed croc detailing, which gives it a luxurious, uptown look. Even better: the satchel has an adjustable shoulder strap, so it can quickly transform into a hands-free carrier-just one more feature that is sure to please this on-the-go woman.
Christian Lacroix & The Tale of Sleeping Beauty ($22) by Camilla Morton, illustrations by Christian Lacroix
Being the fashion-minded tastemaker that she is, our do-it-all mom wouldn't read just any bedtime story to her kids-perish the thought! Why go for a pedestrian tale when Christian Lacroix & The Tale of Sleeping Beauty is an option? This ingenious book by Camilla Morton is full of whimsical illustrations by the iconic French designer himself, and the results are a stylish twist on a classic story. We're positive this delightful book-also be sure to check out the second book in the Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir Series: Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of Elves and the Shoemaker-will get smiles from moms and kids alike!
NCLA Nail Lacquer ($16) in Poolside Party, All Eyes On Me!
Perfectly polished nails are essential for any Mogul Mom, so we simply had to include a sophisticated option. Our pick is this peach hue that will go with absolutely anything, which makes it a particularly appealing choice for busy ladies! Even better: the lacquers are all 5 Free-meaning they don't have harmful carcinogens such as Formaldehyde, DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde Resin, or Camphor-and nothing is ever tested on animals, so it's a gift that's considerate and cool.
Rachel Zoe Cole Heels ($295) in Black Snake
This supermom is often running around town juggling meetings and play dates, which means a comfortable shoe is a must! But our Mogul Mom doesn't want to sacrifice style, which is exactly why she'd love these heels by Rachel Zoe. They're a bit sexy (thanks to the delicate ankle strap and snakeskin), but they're still very sophisticated, plus they have a sturdy heel that makes them a practical choice too. Now that's a win-win situation!
Rag & Bone Watchmen Jacket ($495) in Midnight
Finding pieces that are both professional and stylish is key for today's subject, which brings us to our next fabulous gift idea: Rag & Bone's Watchmen Jacket. She could wear this slim, cropped blazer with a pencil skirt for the office or pair it with jeans for a polished weekend look. Either way, it's a decidedly smart choice! We also approve of Zara's more affordable Blazer ($90), which has a similarly tailored fit and polished look.
Victoria Beckham Audrey Oversized-Frame Acetate Sunglasses ($470)
As a Mogul Mom herself, we knew we could count on Victoria Beckham to produce a really posh pair of sunglasses fit for any yummy mummy! Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, these oversized shades have thick black frames that are the epitome of chic and are sure to be a beloved gift! Price tag a bit too steep for your liking? No need to fret, American Apparel's Boston Sunglasses ($40) are just as lust-worthy!
MICHAEL Michael Kors Padded Leather iPad Case ($130) in Red
For all those tech-savvy moms out there, a chic iPad case is a wonderful gift idea! We think this version by MICHAEL Michael Kors is a particularly top-notch option, as it features a sleek, fuss-free design and wonderfully vibrant color that every busy mom would surely adore.