We’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.
Fashion stylist Alvin Stillwell spends his life west-coasting between dual residences in Los Angeles and Seattle, and contributes to every fashion mag under the sun as well as this here Men’s Shop Daily blog–he styled bike-builders and rock singers for a few of our videos.
Men’s Shop Daily: What would you love to give to your nephew this year?
Stillwell: I am looking forward to giving my favorite person in the world, my four-year-old nephew, Juni, a great big tepee for Christmas. I think it’s something he will be able to play in it for a few years to come with his doting uncle.
What would you love to unwrap for yourself?
What would I like to unwrap for myself? More of these items to add to the collection: I have been living in New Balance kicks and Saint Laurent creepers. I also have an embarrassing amount of navy blue and grey crewneck sweatshirts in my closet. I like the Kenzo, Opening Ceremony and Jack Spade ones the most lately.
What’s your go-to host or hostess gift, either for a party or for a weekend or extended stay?
My go-to host/hostess gifts are a bottle of Miraval Rosé or a diptyque candle in Baies or Figuier scents. For a weekend or extended stay, I like to give Pendleton blankets in a cool graphic pattern.