Shopping With Andra. The Art of Giving

October 14, 2008 • Shopping


Andra Naylor

Whether looking for a birthday or anniversary gift, or perhaps
you’re an early starter when it comes to holiday shopping, this guide
should help you be the best fashionable giver you can be.

There are several cardinal rules of gift-giving, and the first is don’t shop for yourself. It’s hard to resist, believe me, I know, but make you truly think about the recipient and what they would want. Rule #2 – if you don’t know someone’s size, stick to accessories. And #3 – always include a gift receipt – you can’t be spot on every time.

Gifts should be unique – something that the recipient might not splurge on for themselves. is like Red Envelope on luxurious steroids. Every item is carefully handpicked and perfectly giftable – take the large croc stamped envelope,
for example, made of Italian leather and lined with faille. Its
multi-purpose functionality easily justifies the price – it can be used
as a clutch purse, stylish paper storage or a handsome portfolio for
business meetings. Choose from orange, cerulean blue, luggage brown or
black, and don’t forget to opt for the free gift wrap. $190 at

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