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The Ultimate Shoe-Lover’s Gift Guide

20th December 2021

WRITTEN BY FLORENCE TROTT | CURATED BY OLIVIA KIJO

From ‘The Homebody’ to ‘The Socially Distant Butterfly’ – We’ve got the perfect fit for every Christmas wishlist.

Fabulous people deserve fabulous gifts. That’s why we’ve put together our guide to the most coveted shoe personalities of the season – so you can celebrate Christmas in style. The holiday season is looking a little different this year, but the festive spirit goes on – in the latest sparkling Gucci heels and cosy The Row slippers. Whether the extra special person in your life is a homebody or a trend lover, we’ve got the perfect fit for her. Read on for a gift guide that will grant every shoe-lover’s wishes this Christmas. 

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THE HOMEBODY
We’ve all spent a lot of time in our homes again this year. For the homebody, it’s been a dream come true. She loves nothing more than her Le Labo scented home as she curls up on the sofa with a cup of mulled wine for a Netflix binge. Elevate her nesting game with chic slippers and fluffy mules from Valentino and The Row.

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THE SOCIALLY DISTANT BUTTERFLY
Social engagements might be in short supply this festive season, but not even a pandemic can stop this social butterfly from having a good time. Whether she’s sipping fizz on a 20-way zoom party, dancing in the kitchen whilst knocking out home-made margaritas, or on the town with an intimate group for (socially distanced) cocktails, make sure she’s dressed to slay with diamante-studded Amina Muaddi sandals or towering, it-shoe worthy Versace platforms. 

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THE INVESTOR
The investor has a discerning eye for design and style pedigree. She curates her wardrobe carefully, selecting pieces she knows have a place in the fashion hall of fame. To her, shoes are always an investment. If you want to impress The girl who loves to collect this Christmas, opt for chic runway styles and cult contemporary designers. Think Gucci’s embellished runway slingbacks or Bottega Veneta cult boots.

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THE TRADITIONALIST
Some things are just made perfect. This timeless class act believes in investing in styles that lasts a lifetime. Because why muck about with a perfect knee-high boot when Toteme got it right the first time? She’s uber sophisticated and oozes effortless cool. Timeless Manolo Blahnik slippers and Gucci mules are top of her Christmas list this year. 

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THE TRAVELLER
As most of us give in to hibernation, this outdoor pioneer lives for the outdoors. She’s been camping and hiking way before glamping became a thing. She loves feeling the wind on her face – almost as much as she loves shoes, and her adventurous spirit is matched only by her impeccable sense of style. Luckily for her, padded pillow boots are some of the biggest (if most unexpected) trends of the season. Look to Prada and Givenchy for footwear that doesn’t compromise function for form. 

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