It’s the end of 2016 and since I’ve had the time alone to reflect the past 365 days, I’ve concluded: eh, why not give? Do unto others as others unto you, right?
The answer, by the way, is of course. Don’t be like me this year. A friend of mine actually bought me a book that I’ve been eying for two months… Only I didn’t get him anything since I don’t celebrate Christmas. Then again, he doesn’t either, so what’s my excuse?
I was delighted by the surprise, but ashamed of my thoughtlessness. So selfish.
It’s a little funny that how we show care, thankfulness through purchases. But there is undeniably joy in that for both the giver and receiver, if you put in a bit of thought.
So take my word: if by some miracle you’re not broke from festivities, gift them something back. Not out of obligation, but because they’re actually sweet enough to have been very thoughtful. Get them a realistic gift that doesn’t make them feel like they owe you, or signal that you couldn’t be bothered. Make them feel valued, special even.
And I can’t think of anything more special than Gucci embroidery. Everyone’s in love with it. With a wild assortment ranging from Spaniels to tigers, bees to flowers, how could you not? There’s something for everyone. But so often, they’re only sewn onto bags, jackets — large items that you don’t necessarily want to give away.
Now, Alessandro Michele brings you bite-sized delights. The embroidered keychains from Gucci will save your life and relationships. The threads are sewn onto leather, chained to metal hardware. Grab ’em and give ’em.