The idea of gifting can be exciting (fun stuff for you) and terrifying at the same time (the pressure of needing to impress and delight those you care about most). To help solve this problem, I spent several (enjoyable) hours combing through the vast offerings at Barneys New York to create the ultimate gift list for all of the people in my life. This includes everyone from my fiancé (pro tip: Louboutin is fool-proof) to my parents, and my faithful Springer Spaniel even gets in on the action. (Here’s the look book for all of those gifts.) Not to be overlooked, there are even some selections that a guy like me would covet. People say it’s the thought that counts, but we all know people are expecting you to deliver great gifts on top of all of that thought. So this guide should prove handy.
Barneys has long been my first and last stop when it came to shopping for the Holidays. The famed New York store has such an amazing selection of nice and special things that can make everyone happy — and make you look smart in the process. It’s a powerful destination for all of the gift giving and gift getting happiness that the holiday season brings and the Barneys box is the one that everyone wants to see, me included. [THE ACL x BARNEYS GIFT GUIDE]