The best gift I gave to myself this year was a day off to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Met. It was a glorious New York summer day; it was the first time in a long time that art has brought me to tears.
Meanwhile, two women in our office with apparently MUCH better karma headed up the final Saturday of the exhibit, and while buying the exhibit book were asked, "Are you going to the book signing?". They followed the pointed finger of the docent which led them to a private, 300-person signing with Anna Wintour and exhibit curator Andrew Bolton. So lucky. So jealous.
ANYHOO, the greatest under $20 gift you can give to the fashion lover in your life: the McQueen at the Met 2012 Wall Calendar.
$16.95 plus shipping ($15.25 for MET members), with 25% off if you buy a second.