Fashion designer, gracious hostess, and loving mom, Nicole Richie has a lot on her plate. But, like most of us, she finds the time to keep herself visually organized through the magical inspiration of Pinterest. An avid pinner, Richie stopped us in our tracks when we stumbled upon her Gift Ideas board. Brimming with sleek and stylish accessories, books, gadgets, and home accents, we had to find out more about her gift-giving method and what she considers important when shopping for friends and family. Read on for her tips and shop a selection of her gift picks for the season.
The Simple Secret to a Good Gift: I look for something special that they would probably never buy for themselves.
How to Shop for Friends and Family: I really like to take the time to find a gift that will be significant to them. The holidays are really just an excuse for me to one-up my family and friends.
Before Gifting Home Décor, Consider This: When you give someone a gift for their home, they’re going to feel obligated to display it whether they love it or hate it, so you want to make sure you really know their taste. Sometimes it’s safer to give something that isn’t decor so much as a nice accent, like coffee table books or some great candles. That way, you’re adding to their home without having to worry about clashing with their style.
|Burl Wood and Brass Tray, $350, Aerin||Black Marble Coaster Set, $170, Alexander Wang||Monogrammed Beverage Bucket, $210,
|Cowboy Kate and Other Stories: Director’s Cut by Sam Haskins, $108, Amazon||D.L. & Co Skull Candle, $40, Candle Delirium||Art Deco Perfume Bottles, $495, In Style Decor|
|Chemex Coffee Maker, $39,
Crate & Barrel
|Missoni Nancho Knit-Pattern Print Pillow, $220, Saks Fifth Avenue||Fornasetti Profumi Architettura Room Spray, $135,
|Gloria Soli Ashtray, $530, Hermes||House of Harlow Wynn Embossed Clutch, $225, Neiman Marcus||Jonathan Adler Zebra Dish, $32, Neiman Marcus|
Photograph: Justin Coit