The Holiday Gift Guide - Our Editor’s Top Picks
Posted on November 12 2021
It’s fast approaching that time of year once again, bringing with it the traditional annual cattle charge to the high street in search of Christmas gifts for friends and family.
Well, we prefer a slightly more sophisticated approach here at Zoo Fashions and that’s why we’ve just launched our brand new Holiday Gift Guide, giving you the tools, time and guidance to carefully pick out the right gifts for the right people in your life.
To supplement the launch, we’ve hand-picked a favourite piece from each of our Gift Guide style categories and explored exactly what it is that makes them so perfectly suited for gift-giving this holiday season…
Editor’s pick - Christian Louboutin Explorafunk Grey Leather Spikes Backpack
If you’re really looking to impress and curry favour with your gifting this holiday season, our ‘statement pieces’ edit should be right up your street. When talking about styles which possess that defining ‘wow’ factor, few silhouettes are more exemplary than Christian Louboutin’s Explorafunk backpack. Dressed here in their seasonal ‘Islande’ grey colourway, this classic iteration of the model is an essential part of the Maison’s permanent collection and never fails to make an instant impression. The generous helping of iconic spike embellishments found throughout is the obvious highlight that helps position it as an accessory that demand’s exclusivity to special occasions and events where the overall strength our your outfit look will be of paramount importance.
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Editor’s pick - Givenchy White Giv 1 Leather & Mesh Trainers
Givenchy continues its examination of luxury athleisure with their White Giv 1 Leather & Mesh Trainers, a style that riffs heavily on industry-leading running shoe aesthetics. Its smooth lines and edges, performance-boosting materials and incredibly sleek profile make it as sporty as sports-inspired luxury footwear gets and help shoot it straight to the top of our Christmas wish list for 2021. The perfect present for giftees who are always on the go and those with a keen interest in exercising and keeping fit.
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Editor’s pick - Balenciaga Green Sporty B Sport Socks
Sometimes it really is the little things that matter the most, which is why the ‘stocking fillers’ category has always been an editor’s favourite here at Zoo Fashions. It’s full of charming tokens that are just perfect for casual gift-giving, like our featured Balenciaga Green Sporty B Sport Socks - the classic example of an awesome little accessory that your loved one might not think to buy for themself. In typical Balenciaga fashion, these particular socks make a striking first impression with their almost luminescent neon green colourway.
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Editor’s pick - Saint Laurent Grey Saint Laurent Snoopy Sweatshirt
The secret’s out! If you want to keep it cool and casual with your gifting this Christmas, you need only follow Snoopy’s sage advice. The loveable Peanuts character, who acts as the de facto brand mascot for Saint Laurent’s AW21 campaign, is front and centre in this Saint Laurent Grey Saint Laurent Snoopy Sweatshirt that brings an air of effortlessness to the labels latest collection. While the slogan and relaying message may inspire a temptation to pigeonhole this piece as just a ‘loungewear’ style, don’t rule it out as a gift option on a count of it being a one-trick pony in that regard. There’s more than enough potential for it to shine in environments where your outfit is on show for all to see. Why not leverage the charming print for an opportunity to spark a conversation the next time you’re out at a bar or restaurant?
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Editor’s pick - Valentino Garavani Black Rockstud Alcove Crossbody Bag
There were so many incredible options to choose from in this particular category but Valentino Garavani’s Black Rockstud Alcove Crossbody Bag won out in the end. A masterpiece in elegant design and chic sophistication, it so perfectly personifies the medium it represents and is the ultimate finishing touch to any and all formal-focused outfits. Whether they’re indulging in a little fine dining or looking to spruce up their office attire, this is an ultra-luxe accessory they can be proud to have by their side. Beautifully adorned in signature, PVD-finished Rockstuds and cased in a subtly grained leather shell, it’s a textbook example of Valentino’s meticulous attention to detail and honed craftsmanship skills.
Shop the ‘Looking Smart’ edit
Editor’s pick - Valentino Animalier Graphic Wool Sweater
There’s nothing quite like unwrapping a thick, cosy wool sweater in wintry late December, due in part to the fact that there’s no better time of year to wear one! Valentino’s Animalier Graphic Wool Sweater is our standout choice in that department this year, not only because its large shape and thick-gauge woollen composition make it so accessible and comfortable to wear, but also because of the exceptional ‘Animalier’ graphic design. A combination of said elements makes it an absolute joy to style and layer, offering limitless potential to curate some truly unique, fashion-forward looks.
Shop the ‘Winter Warmers’ edit
If all else fails (or if you’re feeling extra generous and want to compound your gifting this year), a Zoo Fashions gift voucher is the perfect gift for any fashion lover with an eye for luxury apparel, especially those who have enjoyed shopping with us in the past! Our gift vouchers are available in multiple denominations ranging from £50 through to £1,500 and are a great way of ensuring that they get exactly what they’re looking for this Christmas.
Shop our Gift Vouchers here
A note on Klarna payments…
With our recent introduction of Klarna payments, financing your Christmas shopping spree is much less of a headache this time around. With Klarna, you have the option to either pay in 3 interest-free instalments or pay within 30 days after your order has been placed, at no extra cost! So you can shop and buy with confidence this Christmas and beyond, with Klana helping you to spread the cost of your purchase and mitigate your financial commitments…
Read more about Klarna payments here