Are you friends with someone who likes books more than people? Does she always have a book for two on her person? Can she and does she read anywhere and everywhere—in a car, in a bar, even during a craft bazaar? (Rhyming is fun.) Then buy this woman a book, for Pete’s sake.
More specifically, buy your friend this book: Valentino: At the Emperor’s Table. This beautiful book is billed as an “invitation to the rarified world of graceful and cultured living,” and it showcases the five residences—plus the yacht!—of Valentino Garavani. Your friend will be mesmerized by the beautiful photography, and she can study up on how to live and entertain like a fancy person. Obviously, this might be a tough tome to carry in her purse, but it will look amazing on her coffee table. And after she learns the art of entertaining from the master (including recipes from Valentino’s personal chef!), she can invite you over to enjoy the spoils. Everyone wins this holiday season.