The Christmas season requires a lot of hard work. It also calls for a great deal of thought when it comes to gifts. Have you bought all of your presents? Or are you still mulling it over? What should you give this person or that? Which presents would your nearest and dearest like the most? How much can you afford to spend? Or would it be better to make something yourself?
Giving presents means taking time, thinking of others, carefully choosing just the right gift, but of course much of the joy found in giving comes from the anticipation of that happy response when they pull away the wrapping paper.
Yet writing your own Christmas list isn’t any less complicated. This too is an art in itself. Happiness, health and good fortune – or perhaps those gorgeous shoes after all, or that long awaited trip, the newest gadget, a chair or mirror for the apartment?
And as with giving, when making your Christmas wish list that thrill of anticipation is often the best part. Which is why you quite often wish you could give something really special as a gift, something that might seem completely unattainable, but just imagining the expression on the recipient’s face is gratification enough.
Now, as a way of sharing the joy of making Christmas wishes and giving gifts to others, we have come up with a “special feature”. Seen as it’s Christmas, we were able to persuade the Stylepark team to provide you with some very special and somewhat different inspiration to take with you on your search for the perfect Christmas present. All of their recommendations are based on the theme:
What I always wished I could give as a present.
And so that you know exactly who has shared their gift tips, we have asked all those who have contributed to take a photo of themselves and include it with their personal Christmas wish. So you’ll also have a chance to get to know the team a little better!
So all that’s left to say is enjoy writing your Christmas list, giving gifts to your loved ones and rummaging around in the search for the perfect gift.
Your Stylepark Team
up on social networks in a handy, receipt-like format to read on the go." Photo © Berg London> www.bergcloud.com
on your wrists, neck, décolleté, beard (very sexy), or your… and immerse yourself in the scent." Photo © Le Labo> www.lelabofragrances.com
t Festival to all those who would appreciate it…"> www.zermattfestival.com
"Something I always wished I could give as a present: Two VIP tickets with backstage passes." Photo © Coachella Festival
javik and explore the Icelandic capital. 3rd day: Golden Circle tour for the must-sees 'Geysir', 'Gullfoss' and 'Þingvellir'. 4th day: Go to the Blue Lagoon for a spot of relaxation in one of the spellbinding geothermal baths before flying home."> www.visitreykjavik.is
ent!" Photo © Gerhardt Kellermann> www.tsatsas.com
"Run-down cuddly toys. You guys can figure out the rest yourselves."
A Balkan party
"Pure fun and joie de vivre. Plus you have to experience it at least once. Živeli!"
Narciso by Giorgia Zanellato
"'Narciso' is a collection of six different vases. They present the flower’s glory reflected into infinity."
Behangboom by Inke
"The most beautiful and cheerful children’s bedroom accessory around. Their first word won’t be mama or even dada, but tree!"
Bimota Tesi 3D
"Fast-paced adventure." Photo © Bimota
Black Lace Cape by Saskia Diez
"'Well dressed' but not as you might think." Photo © Saskia Diez
the elaborate production process, the glass-blowing technique itself, each lamp is unique." Photo © Bocci> www.stylepark.com
Mahatma Gandhi by Lladró
"Porcelain or freedom." Photo © Lladró
"It’s something you can get from the weather girl or somewhere like from www.erento.com."
is a beautiful piece." Photo © Dimitrios Tsatsas> www.stylepark.com
The Sasa Clock by Thórunn Árnadóttir
"The word Sasa comes from the east African language Kiswahili and means 'Now?' Let it flow!"
DNA Double by Next
"That I finally get it." Photo © Next
Sol Shaver Solar Razor by Charlie White
"I’ve been using it for five years now and it has never let me down. 100% blackout proof! Who knows what’s to come."
riends from Australia!"> www.sydney.com
House in front of cliffs by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos
"The house should be filled with clarity, quiet, contemplation." Photo © Fernando Alda, Juan Rodríguez
Perhaps if my friends, parents, grandparents and the wedding guests all clubbed together?" Photo © Team 7> www.stylepark.com
Garden gnomes by Manufactum
"Mini Garden Gnomes - German kitsch in 'little' doses. Must-have accessoires for the design savvy garden (or home) with a sense of humor."
indirect light? So that we don’t lose sight of this, I’ll be giving the moon as a present – or at least 'My Moon Mirror' from the Diesel Collection by Moroso. That way you can play the man or indeed the woman on the moon every single day." Photo © Moroso> www.stylepark.com
how I would love to be able to make his dream come true and ride off with him on a road trip through the sunny, autumn-red countryside."> www.mercedes-benz-classic.com
s is a masterpiece of Naturalism and many consider it the best TV drama ever."> www.amazon.com
Colour Plaid by Scholten & Baijings
"Brighten things up with some color! Two sizes: 140 x 180cm and 280 x 260 cm."