Today we’re back with the second instalment of our fashion-inspired holiday gift guide with ten more stylish and budget-friendly gift ideas, suggestions for quirky stocking fillers, tools to stay organized in 2013, and presents to spoil yourself or your friends. 

Calendars & Planners for 2013

Moleskine 2013 12 Month Weekly Planner: These weekly planners with solid-coloured covers have become classics. I’m a Moleskine girl at heart, and am leaning towards the bright purple or vivid green for next year.

Lilly Pulitzer “Dirty Shirley” Small Pocket Agenda 2012-2013: Bring some colour and whimsy into the new year with one of Lilly Pulitzer’s trademark flamboyant prints. 

Nostalgic Journeys Small Magneto Diary 2013: Showcases a collection of vintage travel ads evoking an era when travelling in style was de rigueur.

Holiday Reads

Wear This Now: Your Style Solution for Every Season and Any Occasion: Style expert Michelle Madhok and the editors of share tips on how to build a foolproof wardrobe and look stylish every single day of the year.

Tim Gunn’s Fashion Bible: In his well-known witty and charming manner Tim Gunn guides us through the highs and lows of fashion history, revealing the story behind each item of clothing dating back to ancient times.

Fairy Tales, by Viktor & Rolf: Twelve original fairy tales written and illustrated by renowned Dutch fashion duo Viktor and Rolf.

Visual Treats

The Talented Mr. Ripley: Film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s clever crime novel. Matt Damon, Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow star in this chilling story about a devious young man sent to glamorous 1950s Italy to persuade a shipping tycoon’s son to return to America.

The Day Before Volume One and Volume Two: A fascinating documentary series that allows us a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process, complications and hectic pace during the 36 hours leading up to the runway shows of designers like Alexander Wang, Diane von Furstenberg and Proenza Schouler. 

Stylish Stocking Fillers

Christian Lacroix Tempura Journal: Part of the French designer’s Papier Collection. This colourful journal immediately caught my attention because the print and colours reminded me a little of Angie’s fantastic new twinset.

Lula Magazine Issue 15: Treat yourself to an issue of Lula, Girl of My Dreams, the British biannual magazine with conceptual photo essays and personal interviews that has become somewhat of a cult favourite among the fashion crowd.

How are you getting on with your holiday shopping? Will you be getting any style-inspired prezzies for family and friends?

Reminder: Book Club on 14 December

Friday 14 December is kick-off day for our next Book Club title. We’ll be chatting about the documentary Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, and can’t wait to hear what you think.