Let's start with gifts for her. As the saying goes, ladies first.
If your girlfriend or spouse swears by sheepskin boots made by a certain ubiquitous brand, direct her to the better performing option by Australian brand Emu. I had the opportunity to see a live demo of their sheepskin footwear and saw the difference in wet weather performance and water resistance.
Emu also produces womenswear using merino wool and soft leathers. These are sporty, streamlined pieces in mostly earth tones. Think a sportier, more casual Michael Kors channeling an Aussie informality.
For men, the answer is simple. Go with Maxton Men. If you're landing a nice bonus this year, check out Park & Bond. Otherwise, if you made a killing in the market, congratulations and get thee to Mr. Porter.