We all have characters in our lives – those unique personalities that keep us on our toes and keep us excited every day. But it’s usually those same people that leave us guessing during our holiday shopping. Luckily, W’s got personality too, so we’ve asked W Insiders from around the world for their last minute gift ideas. From Taipei to Barcelona to Austin, Texas, our Insiders chose a wide variety of unique gifts inspired by their city, making sure those extra special personalities are sure to get something extra special.
The Escape Artist
A jet-setting travel junkie who can go through airport security with her eyes closed, she’s always after the latest thrill ready to pick up and leave for a new destination at a moment’s notice. Grab her that bag that’s ready to go from carry on to party on.
1. W Taipei: Black Tailors marble passport holder, $79
2. W London: Jessica Russell Flint’s bags, $180
3. W Montreal: Woolfell Sac Baril, $187
4. W St. Petersburg: Asya Malbershtein Briefcase Bag, $191
5. W Goa: C’est la Vie Passport Cover, $10
A collector of culture who dresses the part from museums to market. They love a good trinket, and anything that tells the story of an off-shore adventure.
1. W Bali: ArtUWear Bag, $250
2. W Taipei Mogu naturally dyed shirt, $93
3. W Barcelona: L’Eclaireur Fornasetti Profumi Candle, $179
4. W St. Petersburg: Tatiana Parfionova chai, $1041
5. W Montreal: METRO Montreal Coffee Table Book, $50
The Adamant Adventurer
Always looking for the biggest wave, the steepest slope, deepest dive and most extreme material for his go-pro lifestyle. This risk taker needs a gift that is functional, fun and ready for anything.
1. W Bali: Lume Cube iPhone light, $80
2. W Austin: Guadalupe Jarvis Paddle Board, $1,850
3. W London: Selfridge waterproof speaker $198
4. W Taipei: OHYO Expandable Water Bottle, $12
GIFTS FOR The Detox and Retoxer
Downward dog by day, getting down by night. This party animal turns up at the club AND at the gym.
1. W Bali: Night Runner 270 shoe lights, $60
2. W Bangkok: W boxing gear, $30 – $60
3. W Santiago: Living Juice Three Day Cleanse, $90
4. W Maldives: Comfort Zone Active Pureness Mask, $35
5. W London: Axel Arigato sneakers in Aligator skin, $174
6. W Taipei: Carry On Cocktail Kit, $20
The Extreme Lounger
Relaxing is a very serious job. Make sure your chiller has everything they need to let loose, whether it’s spending the day in bed, by the pool, or in the spa.
1. W Bali: WOW Lush bath set, $170
3. W St. Petersburg: Tatiana Parfionova gold slippers, $420
4. W Taipei: YUAN relaxing cypress essential oil, $13
5. W Barcelona: KEATON Mykita Sunglasses, $519
The Music Master
Gifts for the top 100 expert, the bass-bumping junkie, the “Sorry, what did you say? My headphones were in…” music lover in your life.