Arabella Crane is Crane Brother’s founder, Murray Crane’s daughter; she is also a ray of feminine sunshine at the Crane Brothers HQ.
We thought it would be a good idea to get a female perspective on shopping for the man or men in your life.
Arabella loves chilling out in the sun over Christmas, listening to classics like Fleetwood Mac and "eating pavlova and trifle, always both. Two desserts is a must!” Her most memorable Christmas presents are both family affairs, "The best Christmas presents I’ve ever received are my Marc Jacobs watch, that my mum bought for me. Dad’s had some goodies along the way, off the top of my head one year he bought me a sewing machine.”
“I like this tie because I feel that the colours would work for anyone and any outfit; it’s a nice gift because it can be dressy or relaxed. I’ve bought it as a present in the past for two different people! I bought the tie for my boyfriend when he got a new job. Everyone likes polka dots!”
Alice Made This Cufflinks
“I really like the luxurious and tasteful look of the brass that these cufflinks are made out of. I would give them to someone special!”
"It just looks expensive! It’s a thoughtful present because it’s not something that you would buy for yourself. A gift can push you into accessorising, as it might not be something that you would do for yourself.”
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