Elle: The thinking woman’s lady mag has been kind enough to give us 60 “Stylish Gift Ideas” this year. We all have a dog lover in our life, so we were pleased to see Elle embrace the dog-leash-as-accessory trend with its Found Dog Leash and Harness, “a rope leash and shiny waxed cotton canvas harness that will do any stylish owner proud.”
The Stella McCartney see-through lingerie is a great bet to put on your own wish list or even to get that friend who never scores a fourth date because she is always rocking the granny panties on the third.
If you’re not the type who worries about fitting into transparent underwear, then this is the gift for you: Nudo’s Adopt an Olive Tree Program. Fostering an Italian olive tree entitles the recipient to a year’s worth of hand-pressed olive oil from her or his very own sapling. That’s way more bang for your buck than that whale we adopted a few years back from the World Wildlife Fund — he never sent us anything good.
There were also some questionable choices on this year’s list. We did wonder if you need $1,225 jeweled mink earmuffs from Lanvin to keep your ears warm, but then we thought maybe some people have special ears. We don’t judge.