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Metro Gift Guide: 8 Gifts For The Very Picky Fashionista

Gift shopping can be as easy as a breeze but sometimes it just feels a little dreading to not know what to give a picky receiver. Here’s the ultimate guide on overcoming your gift shopping woes.

We all have that one friend or relative that knows what he or she wants even before you ask him or her. It's the ultimate holiday instinct to know what you want as a gift but to have one specific item in mind is something else. Here the holiday guide of all holiday guides, the key to satisfying a picky receiver is to know what’s up-and-coming. We scoured the internet for gifts that are so easy to love and won’t ever end up collecting dusts in a pile of unwanted gifts.

For the stylish bookworm:

PHAIDON The Fashion Book

Update a friend’s fashion know-how with PHAIDON’s newest update of The Fashion Book. Hailed as the book of all books, The Fashion Book contains irreplaceable understanding of fashion today and tomorrow. With photographs and illustrations accompanied by its appropriate text, this book is meant to educate any fashion enthusiast or literally anyone who just happens to sit beside your coffee table.

  • PHAIDON The Fashion Book

For the interior savvy:

Tropa Store Mabuhay Rug

Each homemaker’s soft spot is a comfortable and Instagramable abode. Gift your favourite interior savvy with Tropa Store’s Mabuhay door mat. This sleek house addition can amp up any boring door step. BONUS: have a mirror selfie spot that needs more personality? Plop this rug in front of your mirror to give more life to your OOTDs. Support local with this groovy door mat.

  • Tropa Store Mabuhay Rug

For the fashion influencer:

Instax WIDE 300

Taking photos solely for Instagram is a chosen skill but with every given opportunity, we’d grab anything to up our Instagram game. Gift the new Instax WIDE 300 to your most influential friend. With vivid and high-quality prints, this special Instax camera is made to capture life’s greatest milestone and well, OOTDs with its wider frame. Remember: #DontJustTakeGive.

  • Instax WIDE 300

For the 9-to-5 boss:

Saint Laurent Glossed Leather Pouch

Skip lousy bag organisers and convince your fellow girl boss to invest on this lush YSL pouch. Double this pouch as a bag organiser or as a stylish clutch. This quilted piece is meant to fit a phone, cards, an ample stash of cash, flash drives, etc., literally anything a girl boss needs!

  • Saint Laurent Glossed Leather Pouch

For the contemporary fashionista:

Stussy Leary Marl Socks

We all have that friend who always forecasts the latest trends and is always on the move to attain ultimate trend-setting abilities. Gift this very picky fashionista with Stussy’s tie-dye socks. Style this summer turned versatile piece with sleek strappy heels and an oversized blazer, an outfit your picky fashionista can happily talk about in any fashion conversation.

  • Stussy Leary Marl Socks

For the globe-trotter:

Paulina Paige Super Arte scarf

To every Ms. Worldwide, gift the new Super Arte scarf from Paulina Paige’s The Things You Call Home collection. The Super Arte scarf is not only meant to be worn by the super arte but to any globe-trotter that will always miss home. This wearable art piece can breathe life to your walls or uplift any ensemble as a head-piece, scarf, or top.

  • Paulina Paige Super Arte scarf

For the shopaholic:

Jacquemus Le Pitchou

The Jacquemus Le Pitchou is every shopaholic’s dream shopping mate. The micro purse is meant to keep only the most important thing ever: credit cards and debit cards, for some it might be cash but either way, those are the only ones that can fit inside this purse. We’re not mad about it though! If you plan on diving to the micro trend, it’s definitely Jacquemus to check out.

  • Jacquemus Le Pitchou

For the lucky amiga:


Give a fashionista a hundred dollars and she can conquer the world! Gift NET-A-PORTER’s gift card to your lucky amiga and let her choose her gift. The easiest option comes last but we’re saving this up for the pickiest fashionista ever!

  • NET-A-PORTER Gift Card