Ralph Lauren Store
888 Madison Ave, NYC
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s that time of the year again where we all have to start thinking about gift ideas for friends and loved ones. I think it’s safe to say that almost everyone struggles now and then with coming up with great present ideas. Because of this I’ve teamed up with one of my favourite American brands Ralph Lauren and to show you what I’m getting my best friend this year, Cheralee Lyle, and perhaps give you some inspiration on what to get this holiday season!
Cheralee is not only my best friend, but is also another influencer. We have this in common, as well as both being NYC imports from the Southern Hemisphere: Cheralee is from South Africa and I’m from Australia. As both countries don’t get nearly as cold as New York does, I knew immediately what to get Cheralee for the holidays to help her battle the cool temps of a New York winter.
I popped into the gorgeous Ralph Lauren store on Madison Avenue which had just been freshly decorated for Christmas. This store is one of my favourites in the city. The building itself is beautifully grand and is filled with floors and floors of amazing pieces. After perusing the multiple floors (and seeing so many things for myself!), I went to the 3rd floor to pick out some pieces for Cheralee.
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GIFT NUMBER 1:
The cozy, luxe ‘everyday’ sweater.
Picking out pieces for her presents isn’t very hard, as we generally love the same things. She wears a lot of neutrals, so when I saw a classic white Ralph Lauren sweater, I decided to get that for her. It’s wool, so it’ll be lovely and warm and cozy. A sweater like this goes with pretty much everything, from jeans, to skirts etc, and I know she’ll get a lot of wear out of it this winter.
GIFT NUMBER 2:
The chic wallet.
Secondly, this isn’t a ‘winter’ piece as such, but as soon as I saw it I knew she’d love it. She’s been on the hunt for a really cute card purse for a long time as she hates carrying around a big wallet in her handbags, so this card wallet is perfect. It’s small, a great colour, and I love the gold detailing!
It also comes in different colors which I was tossing up between, but I think this dark berry color is perfect for the holidays.
GIFT NUMBER 3:
The luxe cashmere scarf.
The last piece I chose for her is something that I actually have already: a grey cashmere scarf. You can’t go wrong with buying someone a gift like this in the holidays, as who doesn’t love a bit of cashmere? And since I already have it and have worn it, I knew she would love it.
So now I’ve officially marked one person off my list this Christmas! If you’d like to shop any of the pieces I got for Cheralee for your friend and family (or yourself!), I’ve added the links below. I’m also wearing head to toe Ralph Lauren in these pics, so have linked my outfit for you to shop too! Happy holidays, and happy shopping!
Thanks to Ralph Lauren for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.