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Dec 09. 2015
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we browse the festive gifts on offer from leading brand names as 2015 gives way to 2016

’TIS THE SEASON to be jolly and that doesn’t just mean having fun and getting presents but also searching out gifts for those you love.

This week we take a look at a range of holiday gifts from leading brands that are p layful, glamorous and promise to please.

Hermes’ silhouettes of a stable lad and a deer inspired the Emile Hermes collection more than 100 years ago and gave birth to the brand’s unique equestrian patterns, carriage shapes and heraldic bearing. It is also the inspiration behind the new “In the Mountains bandana 55” in silk twill, a gorgeous scarf designed to delight any woman.

DVF brings its signature love of colour to this year’s holiday celebration with the DVF Triplet cosmetic case set. The most playful and glamorous way to keep organised on the go, it boasts three shimmering glitter pouches in graduated sizes

To celebrate this Christmas holiday, Dior is pleased to introduce a range of striking accessories from the Cruise 2016 collection. Its Tribal Earrings frame the face with a touch of sophisticated femininity and feature rubber lacquer beads adorned with glittering crystals for a bold asymmetric effect.

Nautica meanwhile has just the outfits for those planning to escape the city over the festive season with three looks especially designed to help you and your loved ones stay in style this winter. “Weekend Casual” is perfect for a short break at the beach, “Date Night” will enchant on a romantic winter’s evening while “Perfect Winter” is just the ticket for anyone planning a trip overseas. Classic colours such as navy, grey, white, and black are paired with neutrals and bright shades while graphic geometric prints pay tribute to the brand’ distinctive style.

Have fun under the mistletoe with Pleats Please new “Lips” collection that makes the shape of big lips once you open your arms. The pleats are pressed from the wrong side, then turned over to make full lips. It’s a look guaranteed to move hearts.

Varina, the new line of Salvatore Ferragamo timepieceS for women, is inspired by the Vara bow, an iconic symbol of the Florence-based brand. The sophisticated hyper-feminine proportions distinguish this exclusive cocktail watch that features a case reminiscent of the buckle on the famed ballet flat. The iconic gros-grain bow is transformed into an elegant decoration on the glossy patent leather strap. Available in peach, fuchsia, champagne, blue and brown, the bezel is studded with diamonds in the more luxurious versions,

Tory Burch unveils the brand’s holiday gift set and special product offers for the upcoming festive season highlighted by a fragrance collection beautifully presented in a printed box. The scent captures classic elements in unexpected ways with floral peony and tuberose blending with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli anchored by earthy vetiver.

In 2015, YSL Beaute fetes the holiday season with its new “Kiss and Love” makeup collection. Pure gold takes centre stage, then flirts seductively with rock red. The limited edition comes in a golden case sealed with red-hot lip prints. High pearl gold, dark brown, silvery shimmer and champagne gold shadows emancipate a new smoky eye while two Rouge Volupte shades are illuminated by micro golden pearls to caress the lips. Finally, the cheeks feel the first flush of love as a delicate fresh coral delivers a naughty glow.

And high on any woman’s Santa list will be the complete matching pyjama set that |features “Scratch me robe, Catnap jacket and Catnap pants” from Sincerely Yours by Sretsis. It comes in 100-per-cent cotton flannel and |is just purr-fect for winter.

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