Let’s be real here: Internet Christmas shopping is basically done. It’s the 22nd, Christmas is on a Sunday this year, life is hard. Our super official Holiday Gift Guide 2011 has come to an end, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lots of interesting ideas still left rolling around in our heads (or rolling around the vast and unknowable Internet, for that matter). Plus, Christmas isn’t the only time for gifts – people have birthdays every day, right?

Because we have to come up with content until Christmas and you have to have something to read at the office while you wait for vacation to start and pretend to look at an Excel spreadsheet (I know what you’re doing, I’ve been you before), I’ve found a few weird tchotchkes for the person on your list who would shun any item you could find on a gift guide for reasonable people. Or, if you don’t have one of those friends, here’s some pleasantly odd stuff that you can buy on the Internet. For yourself. Because if you don’t know who the weird one in your group is, it’s probably you.


We start, as always, with a handbag. The Matthew Williamson Pom Pom Suede Clutch is covered in craft supplies, so its inclusion on this list should be self-explanatory. By through Net-a-Porter for $1325.


Big, dark, cat-eyed glasses are already a little out in left field, but when you cover them in velvet a la the Givenchy Velvet Cat Eye Glasses? Even better. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $290.


Ever thought about channeling your cooky-chic grandma and starting a figurine collection? The Lanvin Miss Lanvin 32 Porcelain Figurine is the most fashionable place to start. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $750.


We can’t do a gift guide full of luxury quirk without at least a little bit of Marni. Ever wanted to pin some random 80s neon plastic on your shirt? The Marni Brooch Set is just the thing. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $175.


A tiara is way too obvious – the Miu Miu Jeweled Headband is the chicest way to make sure that even if people think you need to be on some mood stabilizers, they know you’ve got taste. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $505.


Nothing says “crazypants and I know it” like a grown woman in a sweater adorned with giant, sparkling parrots. Thus, the Markus Lupfer Sequined Parrot Sweater, $500 via Net-a-Porter.

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  • Rasheedah

    Your commentary is hilarious, I love a post that includes the phrase “crazy pants”.

  • Leah

    Awesome – I love your gift guides! I’ve enjoyed checking on them this holiday season :)

  • rose60610

    The figurine, headband and parrot sweater are wonderful!

  • AW

    Ohhhh the glasses and headband are divine! Practical and still luxurious :)

  • sam

    this is somewhat unrelated to this post but has anyone noticed how the rachel zoe handbags ripped off velvetine?

  • Antoinette

    I like the headband! :)

  • Kat

    “you have to have something to read at the office while you wait for vacation to start and pretend to look at an Excel spreadsheet (I know what you’re doing, I’ve been you before)”

    AHAHAHAHAHA!! Brilliant, Amanda. Just brilliant. You know your readers, or, probably more accurately, the life of a corporate slave well.

    http://dontaskmetosmile.wordpress.com

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  • Sil

    i loved the christmas lists, they were so much fun!
    and i think this list was the perfect ending. i really liked those glasses, i’d love to try them on
    not so crazy about the rest of the things though, maybe i’m not crazy enough yet :P

    thanks for making such great and fun lists! it must’ve been a lot of work, so thanks

  • 19yearslater

    I’m definitely the weird one in my group. I wear contacts a lot of the time, but I just ordered new glasses and they look a lot like the ones on this list, sans the velvet.

  • camilla

    Please give me those Givenchy Glasses!!!

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