One of the most difficult tasks we’re faced with every year is to find the perfect gift for the girl who has everything. Fragrances are a hit-or-miss since it takes a lot of testing to find out the best one for each individual and are, frankly, a pretty uninspired idea. Jewelry is too generic (unless it’s at least 3 karats in a platinum setting and comes with a proposal). And if you’ve never actually seen her wearing a single thing you’ve bought, it’s probably best to steer clear of clothing.
A favorite gift that I’ve personally received is the Louis Vuitton Medium Ring Agenda in Damier Ebene leather. A six-ring binder, at 7”x5.5” this agenda is compact enough to carry around in a bag but chocked full of everything a girl needs to house her important info.
The front interior cover features six credit cards slots and a small compartment, with a large compartment in the back cover. It starts with a personal info page, list of religious holidays, monthly calendars and a fold-out year planner. The “diary” is like a standard agenda with each week split into two sheets, although the only hours listed are weekdays 8am to 7pm (where to pencil in those hot dates?!). Of course there’s a complete address book, but in true LV style this planner has some extra goodies as well: clear plastic business card sheets, international calling codes, international time charts, average yearly temperatures for major world cities, a wine guide, conversion tables, folding-out world maps, and a removable plastic ruler. As if that weren’t enough, no girl’s yearly planner would be complete without stickers!
It’s true that we can house all of this information and more in the palm of our hands thank to smartphones, but no app can be as stylish as LV leather. The reality is that not only is this a great excuse to accessorize, but it’s also a smart way to keep a hard copy of important info in one place. Although it may seem a bit pricey for a planner at $595, it can take beating without aging a day (as is the norm with all of Louis Vuitton’s immaculate leather goods -- my planner was bought 3 years ago). Consider it an initial investment with yearly refills at only $50 a pop. And with the option to have it personalized, this is a great gift any it-girl is sure to love.