Glitter and metallic fashion gifts for women: Christmas 2019
Christmas gifts that let your love shine bright
As ever, buying clothes as a gift takes a bit of consideration – of size, body shape and personal taste – but there are easy ways around it if you're looking to take the plunge.
A coat, for example, can hide a magnitude of sins, and oversized styles will be particularly forgiving, assuming your intended isn't on the petite side: in which case, steer clear.
Whether you're looking to splurge or simply need a stocking filler, read on for the Culture Whisper edit of shiny, happy gifts.
1 Velocite slim-fit shearling and leather jacket, £2,300, Acne Studios
An Acne Studios leather jacket is a style staple for most fashion insiders. The brand's biker and aviators are particularly well loved, and with this silver shearling version it's easy to see why. Soft fleece will keep out the chill on cold days (who says fashion can't be practical?) and it's the sort of piece that will only look better with age.
2 The Royale cat-eye sunglasses, £75, Le Specs
Sunglasses don't have to be expensive to stand out. Take this retro futuristic cat's-eye design by Australian sunglasses brand Le Specs: the shape will be flattering on most faces, there's enough detail to create a point of difference without being overloaded, and they're a stylish way to shade bleary eyes from the low winter sun.
3 Silver shearling slippers, £180, Sabah
Slippers are almost mandatory as a Christmas gift, but that doesn't mean they need to be conventional. This silver Sabah pair will keep toes snug and can actually be worn outside thanks to a rubber sole, making them surprisingly versatile.
4 Leather luggage tag, £25, Arket
Frequent fliers adopt all manner of little markers in order to spot their baggage first on the carousel. Let your loved one ditch the ribbons and stickers by popping this sleek silver tag in their stocking.
5 Logo-hem metallic jersey cropped top, £115, Paco Rabanne
This shining example of athleisure can be worn for a workout, layered over a longer top, or worn under a semi-sheer top or dress come summer. If your loved one's a gym buff, don't miss the Culture Whisper edit of the hottest gym-wear gifts.
6 Mavin 85 glittered ankle boots, £850, Jimmy Choo
Surely every fashion lover would be thrilled to unwrap a new pair of Choos at Christmas. This perfect party pair come with a heel that's ideal for dancing all night and will look great with everything from a sparkly party dress to jeans and a nice top, or even a tuxedo.
7 The Compass, Posessed gold-plated necklace, £280, Alighieri
Alighieri is perhaps the hottest jewellery label to know right now, mainly for proving that jewellery doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive to be special. There's an organic aesthetic to the gold designs, many of which use pearls to make things even more precious and pretty. Earrings and rings can be trickier to pick for another person, so a pendant is a pretty safe bet.
8 Gold pavé Huggie Pair earrings, £70, Missoma
The perfect way to bring a touch of sparkle to everyday, these delicate little hoops are almost guaranteed to be well received, no matter what the age of the intended recipient – as long as they have pierced ears, that is.