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The 2016 HSS Holiday Gift Guide

December 14th, 2016

A stylish selection of holiday gifts for him, her or your elegant host or hostess

We’re not in last-minute Holiday shopping panic mode quite yet, but we’d would like to remind you that Christmas Day is actually next weekend. Yes, that’s right, next weekend. And it’s going to creep up on you faster than a cheetah that just drank a Red Bull.

So to help you avoid the pitfalls of last-minute shopping and the possibility of not receiving your purchases in time – if you’re like us, you do most of your shopping online these days – we’ve put together this gift guide well in advance of the deadline.

Here are our picks whether you’re shopping for him, her or that host or hostess with the most-est.

Gifts For Him

For the more fashionable man in your life, things like cologne or a watch may feel a bit personal and are definitely more of a challenge to do successfully. But there are simple touches that can show him you “get it” while avoiding being gimmicky.

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A leather duffle because everyone needs a good weekend bag, and it’ll give him a reason to travel more.

Timeless and classic monogrammed pajamas.

Leather portfolio. He can definitely find a reason to use it now, and it will only look better with age.

The only (and last) shave set he’ll ever need.

A fantastic bottle of whiskey.

An indoor scarf. For the guy who may not want to wear a tie, but wants to show some personality.

The ultimate travel companion.

Some quality grooming products. Staying well groomed is something that every guy needs to pay attention to, and we are big fans of Jack Black products.

Something from The Real Real. I am on this site way more than Brian (and too much, in general) for myself, but the pre-owned menswear options are fantastic. Where else can you find items like a Goyard wallet in almost mint condition at a discount?

Gifts For Her

If you know her size, and are comfortable going into that territory, more power to you! If you’re not clear and want to avoid an awkward conversation, let us help guide you (pun not intended).

Statement earrings. She’ll love a pair of ear bling, and you’ll have something fun to look at.

Cashmere scarf. A scarf may be expected, but cashmere says “I Love You”.

– A fragrance gift card. Told you on Valentine’s Day, telling you again. A Sephora gift card will be used immediately.

Diptyque Holiday Set. Every year Diptyque comes out with a few new versions for the holiday season. If you can’t pick between just one, this trio is perfect.

Lat & Lo Necklace. If you remember your first date location, consider giving her a necklace that has the coordinates of your first meeting and a personal message on the back.

Gifts for the Host or Hostess

Whether you are gifting a couple, or need to arrive to a party with gift in hand, these options are never miss.

Art deco gold barware.

– Hatch glasses. Everyone has wine glasses, but not everyone invests in some handsome barware.

Coqui Coqui Room Scent. Bring friends a little bit of Tulum with a scent from Mexico’s most coveted perfumeria/spa destination.

Monogrammed pillowcase. Screw the birds, put a monogram on it!

A bag of Rook coffee. A hometown favorite.

Leather catchall. Everyone’s entryway or dresser has “stuff”. A catchall is a sophisticated way to organize it all.

Thanks for reading and happy shopping!

Stylishly Yours,

Robin West
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo

Robin Sacawa

Robin Sacawa is a Content Strategist with over 18+ years experience in social, editorial, digital, and influencer programs across Pharma, CPG, Women’s Health, Fashion, and Editorial Publications. Her focus is understanding the audience behaviors that fuel integrated programs, channel nuances, the need for innovation, and message hierarchy. All while having fun doing it! When Robin was two years old she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up and she immediately said “a puppy.” This is still her dream

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