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What to give a spoiled brat for Christmas

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A spoiled brat is one of those things whose concept we acknowledge, but won’t admit we actually know (or are) in real life. You know they’re out there, you just won’t accept the fact that you’re friends with one. Here’s the deal: They do exist and dealing with them on a regular basis is part and parcel of having a social life.

Sometimes we don’t notice their attitude at all, but Christmas time can bring the nastiness to light – they’re the first ones to judge your gifts! Brats would rather receive a giftless “Happy Christmas!” SMS greeting from you than get a cheap Karama knock-off, and you could do that. But where’s the fun in that? Isn’t shopping for the perfect gifts for your friends, exhibiting how much you really know them, part of the festive spirit?

So you know the psychological profile of the archetypal brat. They want authentic designer stuff. They want to know that you put more thought into their present than any other one you’re giving away this Christmas. They want the best of the best and they don’t care at what cost these things come.

At this point we’d ask you why you’re even friends with one of these people, but that’s not really the point of this feature. Instead, here’s a list of things we recommend that you give your bratty friends to ensure a smooth, ruckus-free gift-giving session this Yuletide season.

1.) Marc by Marc Jacobs embossed neoprene laptop case, $50 (~ AED 190)
2.) Bottega Veneta Intrecciato leather iPhone case, $270 (~ AED 1,000)
3.) Oscar de la Renta 24-karat gold-plated multi-stone bracelet, $470 (~ AED 1,750)
4.) Burberry Studded leather wrap bracelet, $195 (~ AED 720)
5.) Smythson Crocodile-effect leather iPad case, $455 (~ AED 1,680)
6.) Eddie Borgo Gold and silver-plated D-ring cuff, $225 (~ AED 830)
7.) A lecture on donating to charities. If they get gifts this good, they should pay the kindness forward. There are lots of charitable organisations around here in Dubai which you and your bratty friends can support by pledging a nominal amount every month to be charged on your credit card (if you don’t like getting physically involved with the hard work that happens behind the scenes).

Except for the last item, all are available at Net-a-Porter.

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