The 12 Days of Holiday Gift Guides! Day 1: The Trendsetter

I will brave any weather and push through any crowd in order to do my all-time favorite annual activity- holiday shopping! For me, the giving aspect of Christmas far outweighs any gifts I might receive. There's nothing better than the challenge of trying to find the perfect present for someone- something that will both surprise and complement them. But every year, aren't there at least a couple of people on your list for whom you just can't seem to find the right present? Well, I hope in that case, that I am here to help! The next 12 days will feature a new his and hers gift guide every day by personality type to help the gift-giving ideas flow!

Today's gift guide is for the Trend-Setter! The forward-thinking, fashion-loving, style risk-taker in your life. These people can be challenging because if you're not following trends to the minute, how can you know what they might like? Here are some of my favorite ideas for these intimidating (but fun!) giftees...


1. Gold Leaf Agate Bookends, $58, High Street Market
2. It by Alexa Chung Hardcover Book, $30, Net-a-Porter
3. Célfie Tee, $39, Sincerely Jules
4. Bing Bang Tiny Baguette Ring, $64, Shopbop
5. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Showstopper 7-Piece Holiday Set, $89, Sephora
6. Crystal Conifer Collar, $42, Bauble Bar
7. Kennebunk Home Giddy Up Faux Fur Throw, $80, Zappos
8. Jonathon Adler Mr. & Mrs. Muse Vase, $98, Shopbop
9. Balenciaga Florabotanica Eau de Parfum Spray, $70, Sephora
10. Marc by Marc Jacobs Foil-Covered iPhone 5/5s Case, $38, Shopbop
11. ASOS Cross Body Bag in Velvet, $50.82, ASOS
12. Dolce Vita Kana D'Orsey Heel, $159, Urban Outfitters


1. Tube Scarf, $17.95, H&M
2. RabLabs Quadrado Bottle Opener in Smoke, $38, Zhush
3. Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion Hardcover Book, $37.49, Amazon
4. Alexander McQueen Skull Print Pocket Square, $165, Harrods
5. Dipped Watch Face, $98, Jack Spade
6. Looking Sharp Bar Soap, $9, Furbish Studio
7. Bleu de Chanel Eau de Toilette Spray, $84, Nordstrom
8. Jeans: Raw Vintage Slim Jeans, $72, Topman
9. Mujjo iPad Envelope Sleeve in Brown, $56, Fab
10. Snake Skin Tie, $20, Urban Outfitters
11. Ted Baker Button Cufflinks, $63.52, ASOS
12. Fabio Black Brogue Shoes, $98, Topman

I hope you've gotten some ideas for the hard-to-shop-for trendsetters on your list! Check back in for the next Gift Guide: The Free Spirit!