Ah, holiday shopping—the time of year when we go toe-to-toe, elbow-to-elbow and sometimes nose-to-nose with other merry-makers seeking out the season’s latest and greatest giftables. While throngs resign themselves to the chaotic “mall crawl,” it seems the majority of holiday shoppers will forego the parking lot laments and long checkout lines in favor of e-commerce convenience. In fact, during one August 2017 survey, it was found that fully 69 percent of respondents planned to shop for gifts online for the 2017 holiday season in order to avoid the holiday crowds in brick-and-mortar stores.
For those online shoppers looking to ease and expedite their approach, I’ve curated an exciting collection of gift ideas—from under-the-tree fabulosity to creative stocking stuffers to practical lifestyle enhancers—that are sure to make the recipient thankful for your thoughtfulness and generosity.
Fashion Stylist: Amber “Glam” Leon & Brian Goodwin for A Guy & A Girl
Words: Chris Law
It’s the first day of fall, but you wouldn’t know it thanks to an 80-plus-degree day outside. We are all anxiously awaiting for our cover star, Quincy Brown, to arrive, as we are told that he’ll be walking in any minute now.
A few minutes later, he arrives smiling with a small entourage in tow. The room springs to action—looks are presented, makeup and hair gets underway, music blares from the sound system, Brown starts an Instagram Live feed.
Although he is an attractive guy who could be linked to many bad chicks, and he comes from a well-to-do background, none of that has gone to his head. He is young, but he’s got an old soul and a ferocious work ethic.
Quincy knows what he does and does not want. When his stylist brings him a fur coat to wear in one of the editorials, he kindly lets her know that isn’t going to happen. When the music was too loud during our talk, he asks the manager to turn it down. And when he wants to get behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot, he uses a film camera because it’s conducive to capturing what he says is “the true candidness of not knowing what you look like in a moment in time.”