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Gifts ideas for loved ones

HOLIDAY shopping: you want everything for yourself but need something for everyone else. Christmas is always the most awaited festive occasion of the year, and it's also the best time to spree and spoil yourself and your loved ones. From luxury to cool, Shanghai Daily proposes some great gift ideas for everyone.

Kate Spade

It's popular to send cups between lovers in China because in Chinese "bei zi" (cup) has a similar pronunciation to "life time." This Kate Spade vacuum flask will make your special someone feel warm and loved in the cold weather. Swatch

Swatch's limited edition seasonal collection includes these two timepieces. Winter Sun features a golden fabric strap, a solid golden plastic case and a golden dial, while the Winter Moon design flaunts a silver strap, silvery solid plastic case and a silver dial to match. The new collections are now available at Swatch retail shops in Shanghai.

S.T. Dupont

A short while ago, I wrote something to a guy ... and he told me he would keep it forever because it was the first handwritten note from me. In today's digital era, handwriting has become a rare practice which makes it even more meaningful. The S.T. Dupont Liberte fountain pen in pearly white lacquer is the house's first writing instrument created specially for the ladies.


The limited edition Children's Imaginary World tote bags feature whimsical images created by children of all ages from underprivileged communities in South America and East Asia. Sold exclusively in Marni boutiques during the holiday season, the proceeds will go toward educational and developmental programs in schools and hospitals to help children.


Who could say no to these colorful, cute little purses by Chanel! Inspired by the powder case, the festive purse collection of clutch, wallet, coin purse and card holder are made of patent calf leather in bright, cheerful colors. Tod's

Tod's signature Gommino shoes are available in a fancy new leopard-print version. The limited edition shoes are sold in only five stores in China, including its Shanghai Plaza 66 store, during the Christmas season.


The Josephine collection by Chaumet pays tribute to the French luxury jewelry house's first muse and customer, Empress Josephine - the wife of Napoleon. Inspired by the style of a tiara, the diamond ring in rose gold will make the wearer feel like a modern-day princess.

Yellow Earth

No matter what guys think of them? Australian sheepskin boots are girls' best friends in winter. The pair in the festive red color featuring interesting horn details suits the holiday mood perfectly.

Shanghai Tang

This chic pendant made of jade and sterling silver by Shanghai Tang is not only a decorative piece but it can be used as a 16GB USB storage device as well. It is a thoughtful gift for the stylish businessman who is always on the move.

Cerruti 1881

Nino Cerruti, known as the godfather of Italian fashion, was in Shanghai recently to talk about his design philosophy. According to him, the fragrance he launched back in the 1990s is an integrated part of one's lifestyle, an essential form of expression. Its fresh, aromatic woody notes make it a timeless classic exuding effortless elegance.


Down jackets in candy colors, which make you easily stand out among the crowd, are must-have trendy pieces this winters. This one from Puma features an even more unusual tartan print, adding a vintage touch to the staple winter wardrobe item.

J.M. Weston

This high-end shoe care kit features four shoe brushes of different sizes and a special shoe cloth, all contained in an exquisite calf-leather case. It is an ideal, practical gift for understated men with great taste.

Giorgio Armani

The growing popularity of the iPad has made the case to hold it a key accessory and many designers have joined the bandwagon to design cases for the tablet. The Giorgio Armani version in red python skin and black leather is the perfect gift for the person in your life who is deeply in love with their iPad.

Dior Homme

It is the small objects that reflect a guy's taste the most. The sleek money clip and name card case from Dior Homme's Mirror collection are elegant, thoughtful gifts for those with style.


This glass, depicting a devil, is a popular collector's item in the classic Nobel series by Swedish crystal manufacturer Orrefors. This year's glass is hand painted with orange details.


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