Saturday 21 January 2017

So over: recessionary gifts

Published 06/12/2010 | 09:01

Timeless bra, €150, and matching full brief, €85
Timeless bra, €150, and matching full brief, €85

We’re hating the current fad for practical presents. Yes, we know we’re in the throes of a recession, but it’s Christmas, for God’s sake; a set of steak knives and a lint roller is hardly in keeping with the spirit of the season.

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Presents should be frivolous and fun — a Molton Brown candle, say, or some Marni-designed Laduree macaroons: things we wouldn’t dare buy ourselves. This doesn’t mean spending a bomb, just putting in a little more time and consideration.

Gents, for that special lady in your life, we recommend picking up some deluxe lingerie, such as this Timeless bra, €150, and matching full brief, €85, both left, from Susan Hunter in the Westbury Mall. One word of warning, gents: invest in upmarket briefs; the purchase of cotton-blend pants for your other half is a definite no-no. For those of you still in the dark, LIFE’s annual Gift Guide is out next week and it’s guaranteed to answer all your Christmas shopping prayers.

Susan Hunter, Unit 13 Westbury Mall, D2, tel: (01) 679-1271, or see

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