Gift Guide

It’s Your First Christmas Together

Don't overdo it.

By Katharine Shilcutt December 1, 2013 Published in the December 2013 issue of Houstonia Magazine

It’s natural—the impulse to get all extravagant for your first Christmas as a couple— but an overly personal, over-the-top, or over-anything gift can be as much a kiss of death as that hastily purchased gift card to Bed, Bath & Beyond. Keep it simple yet thoughtful and personal, and you won’t need mistletoe to snag plenty of kisses.

For the men:

The Art of Shaving kit at Neiman Marcus comes in a variety of suitable scents to suit your stubble, from sandalwood to lavender, with a pure badger brush and essential oils for the sleekest shave this side of a straight razor. ($115)

For the ladies:

For every personality, Kate Spade (713-871-1918) has a scarf with a fun print—from eyeglasses for the bookish to orange-and-pink bows for the girlish—made from an ultra-soft viscose that’s thick enough to keep her warm and attractive enough to perk up any purse. ($128)

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