The Dallas Holiday Gift Guide 2009

From the fashion fanatic to the foodie, we found something for everyone on your gift list.

photography by Elizabeth Lavin
She’s nothing if not glamorous. This is a lady who grocery shops in Chanel. She refuses to grab the mail without a flawless manicure. And when it comes to pre-ordering the newest designer handbag, it’s a question of “when,” not “if.” Give her one of these pretty things, and the twinkle in her eye will match the glitter in her slingbacks.

(clockwise from top) Versace 4170 sunglasses ($230/Ilori), Mary Nichols Twinkle leather Bleeker tote ($475/Via Pelle), Mary Nichols Twinkle leather Manhattan clutch ($275/Via Pelle), Christian Louboutin multicolor glitter slingback platform pump ($745/Neiman Marcus NorthPark), Coach “Amanda” evening clutch ($198/Coach NorthPark), Coach “Kristin” envelope wallet ($268/Coach NorthPark)

photography by Elizabeth Lavin
She’s no follower, thank you very much. She sets the trends. She likes to shop, but she’ll skip the mainstream stores in favor of boutiques with one-of-a-kind finds. She decorates with the sleek, modern vibe of Jonathan Adler mixed with a little edge. She’s got a mix of music on her iPod, but she’s all about the funky female-led Yeah Yeah Yeahs right now.

(clockwise from top left) Katherine Kwei “Donna” lambskin clutch ($644/Merge), Bobbi Brown limited edition Chrome Beauty Kit ($115/Neiman Marcus), Versace 4171 sunglasses ($345/Ilori), Simone Perele “Marlene” bra and panty ($115 and $60/Intimacy), Hanii Y metallic belted trench coat ($695/Merge), Cynthia Vincent “Taylor” studded bootie ($295/Merge)

photography by Elizabeth Lavin
He’s a man’s man, of course. He watches football. He plays poker with the boys. He likes a beer with his steak. And when the sink starts to leak? This manly man grabs a wrench! But don’t let him fool you. He isn’t afraid to smell nice, too. He’ll don a pair of jeans with a trendy wash. Or, hell, he’ll even throw on a Coach scarf when it’s chilly. It gets cold in Home Depot.

(clockwise from top) Coach novelty knit scarf ($98/Coach NorthPark), Old Gringo “Clarita” cobra skin boots ($950/Cowboy Cool), Prada sunglasses ($290/Ilori), TOMS “Habitante Eco” slip-on shoes ($54/St. Bernard Sports), Cult of Individuality Hagen straight leg jeans ($135/Skivvies), Fifty One Fifty snakeskin belt ($315/Cowboy Cool), Fresh soap in Hesperides ($14/Fresh)