This year’s Highsnobiety Gift Guide is all about the presents that’ll make a difference in these new and strange times. From gifts that encourage connection with loved ones, to self-love suggestions you entirely deserve at the end of 2020.
Secret Santa is an office tradition of potentially colleague-relations-ruining proportions. Why? Well, there's some serious chance of exposing yourself if you've spent the year drifting off while the person you sit next to tells you about that crochet hobby they've picked up for the one-hundredth time.
Though these entries have been kept quite literally under wraps until now, we're letting you in on the Secret Santa gifts that have been picked out under careful consideration of Highsnobiety staff around the world.
From a Prada basketball to the perfect gift for a proud #Muleboy, these Secret Santa gifts are unlikely to cause any rifts in Highsnobiety. Hopefully.
Check out the Secret Santa gifts being given at Highsnobiety this year.
Prada Gadgets: Herbert Hofmann, Creative Director for Thom Bettridge, Editor-in-Chief
"I'd love to gift a set of Prada gadgets to Thom. I see him sitting with his kid in Central Park next year (Covid-permitting), with his Prada basketball and some snacks in his Prada lunchbox, showing his kid all the cool corners of New York City. Bringing your own cutlery has never been more stylish."
Kanata Knit: Thom for Herbert
"I love getting people special things from places far away from their home. Especially in a year like this one, it adds a certain magic to a gift. In the case of our darling Herbert, I love this hand-knit sweater because it’s a Canadian remix of the kind of folksy Christmas stuff you can find in his homeland of Austria. So it’s that potent mixture of exoticism and nostalgia. I’ve been obsessed with this brand Kanata Knits ever since our founder David Fischer put me onto it, so I’ll probably be copping a few of these for loved ones."
Mazarin Socks: Graeme Campbell, Style Editor for Christopher Morency, Editor-at-Large
"It says a lot about the Highsnobiety taste level that my initial choice — Prada cutlery — was already snagged by someone else, forcing me into a last-minute change. Instead, I bequeath Christopher the Christmas gift par excellence — socks. But not just any old pair. These are a Vicuña blend by Mazarin, a brand formed to serve the French elite and whose client list includes the likes of Bill Clinton, Vladimir Putin, Charles de Gaulle, and Jacques Chirac. Christopher more than holds his own with such company."
Rangers Jacket: Christopher for Graeme
"Rangers have one of the best merch ranges out there, hands down. There are branded desk lamps, rubber ducks, street sign magnets, and beer openers. This winter I hope our man from up North Graeme stays warm with this season's illest parka. It's affordable, warm, and in Berlin, Graeme won't risk getting scolded by Celtic fans. A winner all-around."
An Actual Rescue Puppy & Prada Collar: Hannah Huffman, Photo Director for Corey Stokes, Fashion Director
"There's a lot of pressure with this one since Corey is such a fashion icon, and it felt too obvious to go down that route. I wanted to think of something that he may not get for himself but certainly deserves. Corey has the biggest heart and Irma from Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation can give him unconditional love in return. Then he can accessorize with something like the new Prada pet collar."
Paco Rabanne Gymwear: Corey for Hannah
"If she's not on zoom, Hannah's at the gym. A cute fashion moment for both is definitely the perfect gift."
Toga Virilis Mule: Haley Culp, Assistant Fashion Editor for Noah Thomas, Associate Style Editor
"Because a Muleboy can never have too many mules in his collection."
Kapital Bandana: Noah for Haley
"Scarves are always nice accessories and I feel like she would find many many ways to wear this one. I think she'll appreciate the imagery as well."
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