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Simon Doonan’s Very Chic (and Helpful!) Gift Guide

Gift-buying season has officially begun and we admit, we could use some help. Well, ask and we shall provide. Our November guest editor, the inimitable Simon Doonan, creative ambassador of Barneys New York, has dished up a gift guide that covers just about every hard-to-shop-for person on your list. And, bonus, everything is available at Barneys, so you can get your holiday needs in one place.

We couldn’t let Simon go without asking him for a few more helpful holiday suggestions. Check out his tips below and his fabulous gift guide in our slideshow.

theFashionSpot: What are your tips for gifting when you don’t know someone that well?

Simon Doonan: Hello! A Barneys holiday gift card. Duh!

tFS: Where do you stand on regifting?

SD: Pay it forward. I am a big believer in regifting.

tFS: Gift wrap or gift bags — which do you prefer?

SD: I love a gift in a Barneys holiday bag. Wait till you see this year’s gorgeous Baz Luhrmann-designed bag.

tFS: Is it ever OK to be late with a present?

SD: Totally! Better late than never. But you better make sure it’s a really groovy, mind-blowing gift.