How to shop for clothing gifts successfully

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I love buying and receiving clothing as a present but buying clothing for others can be very tricky. It can be hard to get the right size and design. But once you know the clothing size and the taste of the recipient, you should be able to successful buy clothing as a present. When shopping for clothing gifts, you need to aim to get it right first time and include gift receipts just incase you don’t.


How to shop for clothing gifts successfully

To shop for clothing gifts successfully, you need to have a close relationship with the recipient. Buying clothing as gifts for kids is very easy but it can become a chore when it comes to adults, especially adults you don’t really know. I like buying loose fitted pieces when I am not sure of the exact size, or I just go down the accessory route – so scarves. Another way to go about this is to shop for outerwear so coats, jackets, blazers, and so on. These are easier to buy if the sizes are grouped in small, medium, large and extra-large, as you can likely guess which group the recipient will fall into.

If you are on the hunt for clothing gifts, you may find these pieces very helpful.


Orvis Classic Barn Coat £159


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If you are after a gift idea for a lovely man in your life, then you need to check out Orvis Men’s Clothing. The brand stocks some amazing quality menswear, and this lovely coat is one of them. I love this Orvis Classic Barn Coat a lot. The garment washed classic look is beauty. I think it is a great gift idea for a special man in your life. What I like most about this coat is the pure cotton corduroy collar and cuff lining. It makes the coat stand out even more.

You can get this coat in this tobacco shade, or barn red and olive.


Barbour Women’s Zip Knit Sweater £119


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I would love to receive this Barbour Women’s Zip Knit Sweater as a present. I love the simplicity of the knit sweater. It looks like a quality piece of clothing that it is – 100% lambswool zip-front jumper. I also like the diamond quilted polyamide which helps with both durability and warmth

It can work as a jacket on a warmer day, and can be worn underneath a coat on a chilly day.


Orvis Pansy Print Scarf £29

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This Orvis Pansy Print Scarf is another great gift idea for women. It would work well as a little Mother’s Day gift this year. I love the beautiful pansy print. It can be worn as a scarf or as a wrap, and I think it is such a bold statement accessory. The light price tag also makes it a budget friendly gift idea. What do you think?


What do you think of these clothing gift ideas? Did any catch your eye? Let’s know in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

Giving Your Partner Styling Tips – Without Being Patronising!

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It’s a common enough scenario. You’re both going to an event or social gathering (e.g. a wedding or a birthday party), and you’ve put a lot of time and thought into what you’re going to wear. The same can’t always be said for your husband or boyfriend…

Make no mistake, many men are great at looking good. They’ve got instinctive knowledge of what to wear and how to style themselves. But there are a lot of men who just prefer to sling on the suit they’ve had since their college days, regardless of whether it still buttons up or not!


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Some great tips for getting your partner looking mighty fine


  • Don’t assume superiority. Tempting though it is to totally take over, remember that too much control can come across as patronising. After all, he’s a grown man – he does know how to dress himself! Make sure he knows why this matters so much to you; that you not only want him to look his best, but to also make a great impression to others.


  • Emphasise that less is more. Good style doesn’t actually involve that much effort; just a bit of know-how. Leave out some male style magazines, demonstrating how easy it is to look smart and sophisticated without going too ‘overkill’.


  • Provide some style inspiration. If he’s been favouring the same old suit for decades, now might be the time for an update. Again, this is a perfect time to flick through some magazines or browse online. Look at this years’ styles on key fashion sites, that’ll give him a good idea of what styles are on-trend at the moment.


  • Get the little details right. The devil is in the detail when you’re going to a special event like a wedding or party. It’s not just about the suit and the shirt, it’s also about the right shoes, the right tie, and even the right belt for those trousers. It’s a good idea to experiment with what’s in the wardrobe, then work out if he needs to purchase anything new.


  • Start grooming. A bit of male grooming never did any man any harm. At the very least, trimming the beard or styling the hair should be a priority. Get your partner to think about fragrance too; it makes a real difference when you’re attending an event. Copycat Fragrances have a good range of male colognes, which have been inspired by the leading fragrance houses.


  • Focus on comfort. Don’t bulldoze your partner into wearing something if it doesn’t feel comfortable. You know what it’s like, adjusting your outfit all day because you don’t feel ‘right’ in it – it’s not a pleasant feeling! If he’s trying on new clothes, remind him that it’s important to feel good in it, not just look good.


  • Shop online (without spending a fortune). If your partner hates going shopping, the internet can be a life-saver. It takes the pressure off, giving you both the time to browse properly without feeling rushed. There are often more opportunities to save money online too, if you know how to shop in a savvy way.


  • Think to the future. Don’t just focus on this one event; think about when your partner will wear this outfit on the future. For example, will the suit be wearable for the office too? Is he likely to need it for other events? If he’s only likely to wear it one time, you might not want to spend so much on it.


Have fun together!

Choosing clothes together can be a whole lot of fun; providing you handle it the right way. Avoid bossiness and encourage your partner to voice his opinions; after all, he’ll be the one wearing it!






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