SSI Life’s Most Coveted Holiday List

‘Tis the season to be jolly—and what else makes Christmas more exciting than beautifully-wrapped presents under the tree? For every person in your life, whether friends or family, here’s a quintessential list of the most coveted items of the season.

Alexander McQueen –

This season, give the gift of Alexander McQueen sneakers. The ‘Women’s Oversized Sneaker’ is made of white smooth calf leather lace-up sneaker trimmed with color. The sneaker features large flat laces and an oversized rubber sole with a signature stamp design and includes the Alexander McQueen signature on the tongue and heel counter.

Burberry – 

The 160-plus-year-old brand uses the popular Equestrian Knight Device (also known as EKD) in its apparel and leather goods. The EKD dates back to the early 1900s and represents honor, protection, and reform. Its banner reads’ Prorsum,’ which means ‘forward’ towards the direction of travel. For this season, the EKD is seen in crystal iterations on tops, such as the ‘EKD Knitwear Cardigan’ and in prints on tees such as the ‘Rutherford EKD T-Shirt.’

Cartier – 

A true icon of jewelry design, the Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet has its quintessential screwdriver to lock in your love—forever. Created in New York in 1969, its binding closure and screw motif gives it an air of permanence, while diverse interpretations allow for a unique expression of feelings.

Hermès – 

The ‘Eau des Merveilles’ Eau de toilette set includes a woody and amber Eau de toilette which combines benzoin with spicy elemi and sparkling bigarade. The iconic orange box has a sleeve featuring the “Cheval de fete” silk scarf design by Jan Bajtlik. The gift set comprises an Eau des Merveilles Eau de toilette 100 ml, an Eau de toilette miniature 7.5 ml, and a moisturizing body lotion 80 ml.

Saint Laurent – 

A favorite not just of stylish Parisians but stylish women around the globe, the ‘Le 5 a 7 Hobo Bag’ features the Saint Laurent monogram, adjustable straps, and a tab closure. It remains open on top and has one main compartment and one zip pocket. It can go from lunch to cocktails to dinner—to holiday parties.

Tod’s – 

Once again, Tod’s inspires us with its elegant shoes. A favorite of many, the classic ‘Gommino’ shoe, either in the ‘Kate’ or ‘T Timeless’ style, is a gift everybody will love. An interpretation of casual and relaxed elegance, its iconic rubber pebble outsole is synonymous with the Italian lifestyle and remains a Tod’s icon.

Zegna – 

Zegna’s leather jacket is infused with a sporty feel in the ‘Black Light Lambskin Nappa Bomber Blouson.’ A must for the city, it’s also perfect for travel. Light lambskin nappa leather contrasts perfectly with a knit trim. This is an excellent gift for a man who appreciates a sleek urban look.

It’s the perfect time to get your presents for the ho-ho-holidays. Shop these items at’s website or via SSI group’s at-home concierge service, The Specialist. Email them at or join their Viber Community (

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