The Classicist

We're more than halfway through our Gift Guide at this point, and we still have plenty of amazing finds to share with you. Today, we're focusing our attention on a person we know very well and love, the Classicist. A career-driven gal on the go-think: editor, executive, or entrepreneur/designer like Katie Holmes-the Classicist's wardrobe consists of elegant and timeless pieces with a modern twist. She's perpetually polished, but knows how to have fun with of-the-moment trends too, which is why we've gathered an assortment of chic and functional gifts she's sure to enjoy. Of course, that's not all! We've culled additional items for the Classicist in today's slideshow, so when you're finished browsing this beautiful roundup, be sure to head there next!

What To Buy
Edith A. Miller White Stripe Long Sleeve Tee ($68)
Nautical stripes are totally timeless, making this long-sleeve tee essential for today's giftee. Its preppy look is in perfect keeping with the Classicist's personal tastes, and we imagine she would play up that vibe by pairing the t-shirt with white trousers.

Tod's Medium Leather Envelope Clutch ($1165)
If we had to describe the Classicist's style in two words, it would be: simply chic. We could say the same for this Tod's leather envelope clutch, making it a match made in heaven. The sleek shape would be the perfect accompaniment to her sophisticated nine-to-five wardrobe, but is just as chic paired with a cocktail number too.

Coach Braided Cable Scarf ($228) in Charcoal
The Classicist is always on the move, travelling for business meetings and dashing around the city with friends, so a fuss-free scarf she can stash in her purse and wear with anything is ideal. This scarf's soft blend of cashmere and wool will keep her snug while simultaneously adding polish to her look. In short: it's a winner in our book.

Warby Parker Mabel Sunglasses ($95)
A new year calls for a new pair of sunnies, so why not treat the Classicist to a style she'll truly love? The shape to keep in mind is rounded along the edges and oversized (inspired by Jackie O., of course), like Warby Parker's Mabel Sunglasses. Their bold look will complement the prominent lines that define her wardrobe, while the bright tortoise frames give them a modern feel.

Massimo Dutti Camel Velvet Blazer ($228)
The Classicist loves her blazers-that's a given-but assuming she already has an assortment of basic styles on hand, we think she'll appreciate one with a current look. Our pick is Massimo Dutti's Velvet Blazer; the camel hue will work with almost everything in her closet, and the rich fabric means she can take it easily from the office to after-hours drinks.

Catbird Baguette Ring ($320) in Diamond
The Classicist isn't one to load on the statement jewellery. Instead, she appreciates dainty baubles. Cue Catbird's Baguette Ring. The delicate 14-karat gold band is subtle enough for everyday wear, plus the baguette-cut diamond adds a touch of glamour.

Citizens of Humanity Arley High Waisted Jeans ($229)
Jeans are tricky to buy for anyone, but when purchasing for the Classicist, keep three things in mind: high-waisted cut, straight-leg silhouette, and medium wash. The Arley jeans by Citizens of Humanity meet all the criteria, plus their subtly worn-in look can be dressed up or down-versatility this business-minded girl is sure to admire.

Ann Taylor Flora Buckle Leather Booties ($228)
These leather ankle boots are both office-appropriate and comfortable enough for weekend jaunts, which means they will get a ton of wear by the Classicist this season.

Lancome Hypnose Top Coat Mascara ($26) in 24 Karat
Lancome's Hypnose is an editors' favourite, thanks to its thick brush and luscious formula. For holiday, the brand's released a limited-edition 24-karat gold version. The Classicist can layer it over her regular mascara for a subtle, festive sparkle.

Image of Katie Holmes, courtesy of Splash News.