Avec Lui’s 1st Annual Christmas Gift Guide

December 4, 2014

It’s officially December and that means the season of gifts! While I love getting presents, giving the perfect gift is a feeling like no other. It’s amazing to feel like you know someone well enough to get them something they will really like. However, trying to find that special something can often feel impossible and pretty stressful. So, I am here to help! This is Avec Lui’s first annual Christmas Gift Guide for the tomboy in your life.

To make it a little easier I separated it into tomboy categories. I know that no one falls perfectly into any one category, but hopefully your girl in mind will appreciate something on the lists. First up we have “the jock.” Obviously this girl is athletic, and she probably prefers comfort over most things. Get her some gifts that will make her life easier in and out of the gym. giftguidejock

1. Nike shoes are trending super hard right now, so get her a cute, multipurpose footwear that will get her from the gym to lunch to errands to whatever. No need for extra shoes in a huge gym bag. 2. Vintage sweatshirt like this Harvard one is cute and very comfortable. 3. She will be able to track her calories and steps at the gym and all day with fuel watch. 5. Vintage baseball caps like this one from J Crew will be perfect for covering up gym hair. 5. 9 to 5 from Lush is a quick and easy facial cleanser that will take her makeup off before the gym and clean all the sweat and dirt off it after. 6. Balm dotcom by Glossier is a perfect addition to anyones beauty bag, especially one that suffers from blisters, callous, or rashes (say from running or lifting or playing sports.) 7. These headphones are pretty, ’nuff said. 8. Fred Perry gym bag she won’t mind carrying around all day.


The “sophisticated prep” is our next tomboy category. Classic, beautiful pieces with a hint of masculinity are perfect for her. 1. Men’s cardigan will look so good over all her dress shirts and perfect for this time of year. 2. A cute chess board is probably just her style. 3. Add to her collection, because you can never have too many. The one shown is from J Crew. 4. Daniel Wellington watch is so stylish and so preppy. 5. Every girl, even a tomboy, needs the perfect nude lip, try YSL or MAC for a good quality and variety of shades. 6. Diptyque candle in this sophisticated and masculine scent will have her loving her home. 7. Even if she doesn’t need glasses, she’ll wear the frames. Warby Parker has amazing glasses and sunglasses. Not sure which frames to get? They sell cute gift cards too. 8. Cambridge bag, so her style.


Last category in Avec Lui’s 2014 GG, the “adventure travelist”. Always wondering where her next adventure is, so get her something that will go with her. 1. Everyone needs a hat when they are travelling, it could be cold, it could be sunny, it could be to hide hair that hasn’t been washed in a week. This fedora (from Urban Outfitters) is cute, good for all seasons, and flatters almost everyone. It also adds a little bit of style to any outfit, perfect for travelling. 2. This Sony Nex 5 camera will be perfect for her to capture all her favourite moments. 3. This notepad from Anthropologie is perfect as a travel diary. 4. Portable phone charger. Need I say more? 5. Airplane air sucks and dehydrates your skin. This scent lotion from Jo Malone doubles as a perfume and they have a scent for everyone. 6. Wool socks! If she’s going somewhere cold they will be amazing, if not they will at least keep her feet warm on the plane. 7. This vegan leather bag from Sole Society is perfect for weekend trips or as a carry-on. 8. Traveling is great but not sleeping in your own bed can suck. At least she can sleep in her own cute pyjamas. These vintage men’s style pjs are from J Crew.

Well, hopefully this will help cross someone off your list this year. Or you can send a link to your friends and family hinting which category you fall under.

– Dress like man, act like a woman – KL xo

And… If you want to see how I go from everyday makeup to holiday party ready in 5 minutes, check out my new Youtube Video Three quick and Easy Holiday Looks.

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