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Rachel Zoe’s three tips for holiday shopping

Zoe's gave InStyle her tips for foolproof gift giving.

By InStyle Magazine Dec 7, 2012 6:42PM

Photos: StartraksPhotoBy Jennifer Davis, InStyle magazine

The gift-giving season is upon us, and finding that perfect present can be tough. “It’s pretty stressful!” empathizes Rachel Zoe.

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I have made the mistake of going on a free-for-all, and it’s hideous because I end up buying all the wrong things for the wrong people!” Zoe told InStyle.com at New York’ Piperlime store, where was styling holiday looks. But all hope is not lost! Zoe gave InStyle.com her three tips for full-proof gift giving.

1. “Make a list of who you are buying for and write ideas of what you might get this person so that you’re focused,” she advises. “It’s like going to the supermarket—know what you’re going for.”

2. For the people who seem to have it all, go for gifts for the home. “I don’t think you can go wrong with trinkets and candles. Things like that are always a sure thing.

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3. And if you’re struggling to find that perfect present that will impress your in-laws her advice is simple:“Picture frames, especially with pictures of grandchildren,” Zoe says. “In-laws love picture frames!” 

Plus, check out our Holiday Gift Guide for more inspiration!

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Photos: StartraksPhoto
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Dec 14, 2012 3:28PM
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A great website for online holiday shopping is The Online Shopping Mall (http://jimdavisenterprises.blogspot.com).  It has many leading online retailers and highlights lots of holiday deals and specials, that help you save money.  Check it out.


Dec 13, 2012 10:09PM
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This is news? Is she kidding?  What is she famous for again? 
Dec 13, 2012 8:26PM
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Who says in laws love picture frames??? Mine dont care for them and my parents dont need anymore of them. Not a lot of thought put into that gift.

 

People who have everything dont need extra little trinkets; thats only going to be tossed out or sold at a garage sale.

 

Why are people always asumming everyone wants a needs a gift on christmas, there are other reasons for enjoying the holiday like friends, and family and cooking and baking together.  Jesus and Family....thats Christmas.

Dec 13, 2012 7:37PM
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"Full-proof" gift giving???  Shouldn't that be "fool-proof"?
Dec 13, 2012 6:36PM
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Rachel should get panties for Anne Hathaway to wear on the red carpet.
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