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What to give to a woman: ideas of useful and unusual gifts


If you still think that perfumes, flowers andjewelry is the best gift for every woman, our article will shock you a little. Successful, successful young ladies today dream of a screwdriver, ponies, robots and something else. Recently we interviewed successful, successful men and found out that they dream of rather non-trivial and unexpected things that they would like to get in for the New Year. Today we will tell you what successful women really dream about, who already have almost everything in their lives that they dreamed about when they were little girls. And these are far from the things that men usually give!

Katia Ioltukhovskaya wants a set for the fireplace

Ekaterina Ioltukhovskaya was very successfulbusiness woman. She was educated as an architect, and today she is an artist and decorator. He permanently lives in France, where he writes books, conducts internships for the French and Russians. Most recently, her watercolor exhibition in the center of Nantes was successfully held. It was timed to coincide with the festival of Russian culture, lasted three weeks and was dedicated to the Solovki, which Catherine herself dearly loves. By her own admission, today she brings the wealth of Russian culture and art to the French, and as a gift she wants a very warm thing that creates amazing coziness in the house. Katya Ioltukhovskaya, artist, decorator: - Actually, I would like to slowly fill my home with French antiques. I will probably even restore these things myself. It can be dressers, sideboards, chairs of the 17th century - especially in France, all this is quite affordable. But if we talk about something modern, then I would have acquired a good set for the fireplace.

Ella Abushkevich wants an armchair

Ella Abushkevich - famous Moscow designerclothes, is the creator of the ironic bag with the telling name Popka bag. Today it produces a line of clothing under the ELLA Abushkevich brand. For more than ten years in the position of creative director of PR & Event agency AT Progect has created projects in the field of art, design, fashion. She took part in the largest fashion events as an organizer. She created clothes and individual elements for the corporate identity of famous city coffee houses, restaurants, theme parties as a stylist, and also collaborated with leading interior magazines, worked as a personal shopper and image maker in Russia and Italy. She began to create her own trade mark in 2012. Produces limited collections of clothing once a season. Wants to receive stylish things for the home as a gift. Ella Abushkevich, designer: - In the New Year, I would like to receive a Sparkle Chair from one of my favorite designers, Karim Rashid, and an extraordinary Vapor Floor Lamp. These items would fit perfectly into the interior of my new workshop.

Diana Serebrova wants Tajin

Diana Serebrova - jewelry designer “DianaSerebrova ". Landscape architect by education. For four years now he has been in business - working on the creation of jewelry under his own brand. He really wants to give people beauty, realizing his ideas, to create handmade jewelry, which has individuality and soul. Vintage brooches by Diana Serebrova quickly won the sympathy of Moscow fashionistas. And all thanks to the impeccable handicraft and the careful selection of precious and semi-precious materials. Diana collects antiques and antiques. She is inspired by travels, in which she loves to immerse herself in the life of the country she visits. Diana Serebrova, jewelry designer: - I really love tasty and healthy food, I will not deny that I love a lot and delicious food. For me, cooking is an aesthetic pleasure, one might say - design. It is also important what you cook in, for me the dishes are the most important factor in cooking. Recently I discovered cast-iron cookware for myself. It has more than a century of history and still has not lost its relevance, but the main thing is that it is environmentally friendly. So for me the tagine made of cast iron will always be a welcome gift.

Nelly Konstantinova wants a dressing table

Nelly Konstantinova is a traveler,author-blogger and photographer. She was the chief editor of Condé Nast Traveler, editor of Vogue magazine. Great Expert of the Time Out Restaurant Award. He loves everything beautiful, exquisite and unique, and as a gift dreams of receiving a thing that has almost ceased to be in demand today. Nelly Konstantinova, traveler, author and photographer: - Of course, I would like to get a robot for the New Year, such a fabulous gnome who would be able to put endless documents and papers into folders, separate paid bills from unpaid ones and keep all this treasure away from mine eye. But until such robots, into which it would be possible to translate that part of my memory that is responsible for business papers, have not been invented, I want a dressing table. There, at least, I can arrange all my perfumes, and there I will quickly find my rings. I dream of a rococo table so that chains and pendants can be clinging to its curls.

Inga Azhirey wants a drill

Inga Azhgirey is a designer and artist.She creates amazing, we really love. Makes interior painting, graphics, painting of interior items. She is engaged in interior design. Develops a corporate identity. She dreams of completely atypical, but very necessary things for a designer: a grinder and a drill. Inga Azhgirey, designer: - Personally, I would like to receive as a gift a compact grinder, a drill with a bunch of small attachments, powered by a network and a battery. And, of course, I would not refuse new perfumes and extra time to read paper books.

Tatyana Vitko wants a meat grinder

Tatiana Vitko is the owner of a chain of boutiques and a, and she is also a representative of the legendary jewelry brand Kenneth Jay Lane: this brilliant designer adorned shoes with rhinestone, and his necklace and earrings were worn by Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Madonna, Sophia Loren, Maya Plisetskaya. Tanya is a mother of four children, a loving and caring wife. And literally a woman is a mystery: you never guess how old she is, you never know which city she will be in tomorrow - Tanya has friends, it seems, all over the world. By the way, she really loves to travel with the whole family. And although Tanya categorically denies that she skillfully runs the house, her wishes for the New Year tell us something completely different: a refrigerating room and a new meat grinder are the ultimate in her dreams today. Tatyana Vitko, businesswoman: - Actually, I would like to receive a subscription to all the Bolshoi Theater premieres as a gift, but if we are talking only about a gift for the house, then I have two wishes: from the most "urgent" - I want a new meat grinder ... I often cook cutlets at home, and I really need it, mine was once "advanced" and fashionable, but now I understand that I want something newer, otherwise I often forget what and where it is inserted and how it is going -is parsed. And from far-reaching plans - I want a refrigerator room, otherwise whatever the refrigerator is, everything is somehow inconvenient there, then the lemon will fall into the potatoes, then something will spill. Well, people have dressing rooms, why not make a refrigerator room? In general, I dream of such that everything is conveniently stored there: both milk and potatoes.

Catherine Istomina wants a pony

Istomina Ekaterina - golden penluxury journalism, member of the Union of Journalists of Russia, columnist for the Kommersant publishing house. Ekaterina writes always and everywhere, she simply cannot but write; dozens of apt, ironic and deep observations appear on her Facebook page every day. There is no such luxury edition that would not dream of getting Katya as its author. She interviewed and wrote articles about the most famous people in Russia and the world. She took our request to tell us what Ekaterina dreams of for her house literally and told about what, or rather, who definitely does not belong in the apartment! Ekaterina Istomina, journalist: - Most of all I would like to receive a pony as a present for the New Year. Ten years ago I was fond of polo, and even quite seriously wanted to get a polo-pony, a horse of a special "sports" breed, bred in Argentina in the mid-30s of the last century. Now, however, I gave up trying to become a polo player, but sports interest in horses remained. So the fierce, shaggy pony is my New Year's Star.

Evgenia Zhukovskaya wants to wash the air

Evgeniya Zhukovskaya - editor-in-chief of the portal"Parishes". We can say that she is a journalist by birth, who began to master her favorite business even before her birth with a journalist-mother, who did not leave her job almost until the very birth. Evgenia has been working in mass media since the last grades of school, and did not leave her pen even during her years of study at the journalism department of the Russian Orthodox University. He is currently preparing to defend his thesis on the sociology of management. However, this is not a departure from the profession, because scientific research is devoted to information processes and media politics. As a gift, he wants an air wash (by the way, we recently discussed them in detail). Evgenia Zhukovskaya, editor-in-chief of - New Year is a time of household chores around the family hearth. For me, the New Year and Christmas holidays are associated with the opportunity to relax in the kitchen, cook one or two pie, bake some game, come up with a new sauce. Unfortunately, most of us live in apartment buildings, where ventilation may not be able to cope with the abundance of "edible" impurities in the air. And if the smell of food in red pepper gives me pleasure, then the neighbors may not appreciate such aromas. So I want an air purifier. Some brands of this unit are called "air washers". It is easy to use. This is the perfect gift for the upcoming New Year!

Anna Gorbunova wants a Christmas tree

Anya has been working as an editor at SALON-interior since 2005of the year. And today she is perhaps the most famous journalist in Moscow, writing about furniture, accessories and fabrics for the interior. She has become an expert in this field, so it is high time for her to give lectures on textile brands and their trends! Anna is one of the organizers of the Sisters group on Facebook, where they write about the most interesting things for girls. Anya is also a blogger, and she is just a very bright, cheerful girl with a huge number of friends. If they need to find out or find something on the interior market, they do not hesitate to turn to her for information or advice. Anna Gorbunova, journalist: - New Year is the holiday that allows us to return to childhood for a short time, to that wonderful time when a fairy tale and a miracle are something so close and real! The time when Father Frost was dad, when green bananas ripen on the mezzanine, when grandmother bakes pies, and mom learns with you a long poem that you will read in a snowflake costume at a matinee in the garden. It is a pity that one cannot wish to go back in time and once again relive all these wonderful moments. But you can, after all, create a Christmas fairy tale today, and for this I just really need a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, so that it is exactly the same as in the picture in a fashion magazine. With toys, garlands, tinsel, artificial snow. This is the best gift!

Olga Kosyreva wants furniture

Olga Kosyreva — design critic and design historian,one of the organizers of Olga Kosyreva's Design Lecture Hall, a program of author's lectures on the history and current state of design. As an editor and journalist, she participated in the launch of the Russian versions of AD and Interni magazines, was the editor of Vogue magazine and the editor-in-chief of Objekt@Russia and Psychologies Luxe magazines. Olga Kosyreva, critic: - Of course, I have everything that I love in the house, and everything that makes my daily life beautiful: a very comfortable bed, soft linens, a spacious wardrobe, a desk, a bunch of beautiful dishes, high-class crystal and porcelain, as well as tools and appliances for cooking. But soon I will have to move, and in the new apartment I would like to have things that are not just pleasant, but with memories, with history, things for the soul and admiration. To look at them - and think about people. And I imagine that, first of all, these will be the things of my favorite designers, with whom, ironically, I recently met once again in Miami, after which I only strengthened my opinion about their genius, and our mutual feelings with them are even stronger. warmed up. This is, firstly, Patricia Urquiola - I love everything she does, and her Redondo chairs, or Clarissa Hood for Moroso would be the best gift for me. And secondly, Ninke Tinangel and Job Smets from Studio Job. I will definitely cover one wall with wallpaper from their Archives collection for NLXL. If they don't give it, I'll buy it myself!

Anastasia Kachalova wants a rug

Kachalova Anastasia - the owner of her ownfor home and leisure clothing brand IRLI. Her store offers a wide range of home and leisure wear - silk and velvet robes, pajamas, nightgowns and much more. In her showroom you can buy whatever you like, taste wonderful coffee, read the latest magazines or read one of the interesting books. This year, the most purchased New Year's gift for men was wool pajamas, which are so comfortable to spend weekends at home. For herself, she wants a blanket as a gift. Anastasia Kachalova, business woman: - New Year is a family holiday, so the gifts that are meant for the whole family are doubly good and pleasant. My husband and I already have pajamas, so this year I would like to get a big, beautiful and very warm ... blanket. It's so wonderful to spend the holidays at home in a warm blanket, hugging your beloved husband, watching New Year's films. Snow outside the window will add special romance, but, as they say, nature does not have bad weather. Especially with a warm blanket.