Looking for stylish Christmas gifts but unsure of where to start?
These ten European brands will bring a touch of continental class to your festive season.
UEG- Tyvek Down Jacket Whether you’re braving Nordic frost or a New York polar vortex, this lightweight down jacket from Polish brand UEG will keep you looking cool and feeling warm. Covered in commercial symbols and slogans and made from 100% synthetic fiber, the jacket adds a postmodern twist to a cold-weather staple. Available at Slam Jam Socialism, $428.28.
MISBHV- Logo Turtleneck Parisian upstarts MISBHV give us a cheeky take on the classic winter turtleneck. This black cotton longsleeve is a simple but striking gift for the streetwear Steve Jobs in your life. Available at MISBHV webstore, €90.
shallowww- Marble Training Pants Fresh off a collaboration with Yung Lean’s Sad Boys crew, this Spanish-Italian brand is making waves with their web art-inflected streetwear. Best of the lot are these marble-print sweats, offering maximum comfort with a skinny, street-ready fit. Available at shallowww webstore, €110.
Mort x Swear- Leather Logo Shoe Trendy Parisian hip-hop fashion meets classic English footwear in this exclusive collaboration. A bouncy rubber sole makes these leather lace-ups fit for the dancefloor, while embroidered logos on the heels give them a characteristically French panache. Available at VFILES, $127.
Henrik Vibskov- Helsinki “Blizzard” Sock Scandinavian up-and-comer Henrik Vibskov takes a dull stocking-filler and livens it up with arresting graphic print. Geometric shapes and bright colors make these socks a perfect low-cost gift. Available at Henrik Vibskov webstore, $30.
Weekday x encens- One Own Personal book This photobook from Swedish mainstays Weekday features interviews with personalities from across the world of fashion, including luminaries like Dries van Noten and Simon Porte Jacquemus. A must for the literary style maven. Available at Weekday webstore, £22
L:A Bruket- Salvia/Rosemary/Lavender Body Oil Inspired by the salt air of the Swedish coast, Varberg-based skincare brand L:A Bruket make subtle but pleasing body products that soothe and relax. Their range of essential oils make for a charming, inexpensive present. Available at b-glowing, $44.
A.P.C.- Scented Candle Featuring the classic A.P.C. typeface with a typically minimalist design, these candles look as beautiful as they smell. The Fig Tree and Toumbac flavors are a must. Available at A.P.C. webstore, $50.
Playtype- Random 13” Laptop Sleeve As their name suggests, Danish font creators Playtype are particularly fun-loving when it comes to merchandising. This signature neoprene laptop sleeve exemplifies both their striking design and sardonic humor. Available at Playtype webstore, €55.
Case Scenario- “White Marble” Element Cover A perfect fit with the shallowww training pants, this sleek protective case for iPhone 5/5S manages to be both useful and stylish. Available at Case Scenario webstore, $27.70.
By Noah Jackson.