Holigay Gift Guide 2014: What To Get Your Impeccably Dressed Significant Other


You’ve been #blessed with a S.O. who is unfailingly a stylish human. Nary a hair out of place, and always showin’ up in nuanced threads. Hot damn, they even matched their socks to the exact shade of electric blue on the arm of their vintage inspired eyeglasses. This is one of the many things you adore about them, but it makes ye olde gift exchange a bit of a toughy. What do you get someone who has knack for Kanye-esque levels of style? Don’t you worry, I got you covered (and it’s easier than you think)!

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Roll Cage Ring

Playing with negative space is on trend in the jewellery world, and this hand hammered roll cage ring adds a unique and personal spin on the look. Adding a little je ne sais quoi to an outfit, it’s a simple but sartorially appealing gift.

impeccable so gift guide scarf

Lambton Merino Wool Cowl

Ethically handmade in Canada, this cowl is a good lookin’ eff you to the cold winds of winter. Your boo might be sad in the snow, but they’ll keep their neck warm and dry in a piece that was made to last.

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I Could Pee On This And Other Poems By Cats

As everyone knows, the truly fashionable are cat owners, or at least kitten enthusiasts. With gems like “Elegy for A Toy I Broke” and “Your Keyboard” (sample line: I just typed a joke in your email/nosyd76mhdlwdag), this book is hilarious. It is also painfully true.

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Braun Classic Analog Watch

Watches are one of those items never go out of style, despite being in the age of widespread smart phone usage. This oversized, androgynous timeteller says “No worries if my iPhone dying, I’ll still get to vegan gingerbread house making on time.” Bonus: what’s more stylish than water-resistance?

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Commando Opaque Matte Ankle Socks

In my personal experience, it’s tricky at best to find simple, reasonably priced basics. No logos, no embellishments, just function. After recently searching high and low for a decent pair of black socks, this pair seems like it’d do the trick. Although I don’t suggest gifting just a pair of socks (at the risk of seeming too grandma-ish), your handsome S.O. will most likely be happy to have a plain comfy pair of socks for those days where the badger print ones are in the wash.

If none of these seem quite right, may I suggest supporting feminist and queer causes in the name of this fly person? Social consciousness never goes out of style.

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Lydia O

Lydia Okello is a feminist, body positive, queer personal style blogger. On her website Style is Style, she showcases her panache for bright colors and power clashing. When she isn't pawing over Samantha Pleet collections on Tumblr, she's dreaming about havin' a kitten of her own one day. You can find her on Twitter, Tumblr and on her personal blog.

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  1. Is it weird that the item I gravitate towards most immediately is the beautiful ankle socks? They just look so comfy and understated and perfect. I hate wearing socks, but those look like they would have a smooth texture and great wicking ability.

    Also, that ring. Love the negative space bangle and ring trend right now. Want this.

  2. I definitely own “I Could Pee On This and Other Poems by Cats.” I appreciate your assertion that the truly fashionable are all cat people, because, true. <3 Super digging that ring and watch too.

  3. OMG, those Braun watches, wow, yeaaaah, WANT!

    Unfortunately, my student budget won’t allow me to buy this anytime soon, but I can still dream…right?

  4. My mom and I got my stepdad “I Could Pee On This” one year for Christmas or Father’s Day or something. I can verify that that book is amazing, and the perfect gift for any cat person. It’s true in a way few other books like that are.

    I think there’s a dog version of it too? Because dog people shouldn’t be left out of the fun. But as a cat person, I can’t speak to its accuracy.

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