A curated list of unique gifts to surprise even the most devoted shoe enthusiast by our shoe expert Sandra Hagelstam
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The joy of giving is a gesture to be celebrated, whether you are looking to impress your loved one with an investment buy or a smaller gift to show you are thinking about them. But what to give the shoe lover in your life that already has it all? Our gift guide goes beyond footwear, as we’ve curated the ultimate selection to consider this Christmas.
Shopping for a fashion lover who’s wish-list consists of sold-out statements heels from Amina Muaddi? A glass shoe display should do the trick. Or perhaps you are looking for something for the conscious consumer? Salvatore Ferragamo's shoe cleaning kit will make sure they can treasure the favourite slides for years to come. Whether you are unsure of the shoe size or think your loved one needs help in getting those heels organised, this list should give you some worthy ideas:
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The ultimate shoe book
A luxury coffee table book is a guaranteed hit that never dates, you’ll find topics on shoes covered by some of the most prestigious names to charm and delight the shoe enthusiast in your life. We might be a bit bias, but Vogue’s ‘The Shoe’ is the ultimate buy to compliment every shelf, other notable buys includes the visually pleasing ‘Dior by Roger Vivier’ and historical ‘Vintage Shoes’ with a forward written by Christian Louboutin.
Vogue: The Shoe
Dior by Roger Vivier
Hermès nail polish set
Hermès latest beauty launch ‘Les Mains’ might be primarily designed for hands, but there is nothing stopping you from turning the much coveted orange box into the most luxurious pedicure set. Choose from a wide selection of 24 unique colours and add on some accessories like cuticle oil and a lotion. Hermès is known for their beautiful bright boxes, so this gift is practically already wrapped for you.
Nail polish set
Bottega Veneta rollerskates
A pair of designer roller blades might be from the more extreme end of the spectrum but a gift guaranteed to impress every fashion lover and sneaker enthusiast. Buy a piece of history from Daniel Lee’s stint at Bottega Veneta in the form of signature grass green roller blades that will deserve a place on book self as a piece of art. This seasons most fun shoe comes in 4 colour ways and will be a conversation starter for years to come.
Shoe display cabinet
As for some clever storage solutions, a vintage glass cabinet will bring your loved ones statement shoes to a whole new light. Vintage display cabinets that were originally designed for books or decor can easily be transformed into the the most unique shoe shelves and seamlessly fit in as part of the decor at home. Try Bukowskis or 1stDibs for the best vintage finds, or good old Ikea for straight forward solutions.
Victorian Kingwood Display Cabinet in French Taste
French 1920s Brass Glazed Shop Display Cabinet
Swedish Modern Display Shelf in Golden Birch
Designer pillow boots
Everybody loves a cosy shoe and this season the comfort trend has reached new heights. Louis Vuitton’s pillow boots that launched last year trailblazed the way for cushioned designer boots that you’ll now find with designer like Prada and Miu Miu, too. A gift that keeps on giving, for winters and snowy getaways to come.
Luxury shoe cleaner kit
This unisex gift might just be perfect for the shoe loving man in your life. Traditional shoe cleaner sets have been given a luxury makeover thanks to designers like Berluti, Bally and Ferragamo. You’ll find the best kits in the men’s department, regardless who you are shopping for.