The worst gift Jill Zarin ever received is still pretty luxurious
You might want to think twice before regifting anything to Jill Zarin.
Asked about the worst present she ever unwrapped, the former “Real Housewives of New York” star told Page Six Style, “Bobby [Zarin, her late husband] made me a birthday party and I opened up the most amazing presents at the party, and then there was this weird mink change purse.”
Zarin declined to out the giver of the fuzzy accessory, but added, “I remember who gave it to me, as I was quite surprised at the regift. I never forgot it and it is definitely the worst gift I ever got.”
But the star’s opened some pretty spectacular presents over the years, too. “A watch is a great luxe gift that can be used every single day,” she told us. “Bobby gave me my first (not last) Chopard watch on ‘The Real Housewives of New York’ Season 2, so it has a special memory for me.”
As for what she’s picking up for her loved ones this holiday season? Zarin’s getting athleisure from luxury travel brand Anatomie for her BFF — “It’s a mix between Prada and Lululemon … she will throw out all her clothes after she tries them on,” she said — and an AeroPilates machine for her sister.
“It folds and fits in a closet — insane,” Zarin gushed. “She always complains that she doesn’t have enough time to work out, and she loves pilates like I do.”
The “RHONY” alum also likes gifting pieces from her own Jill Zarin Rugs collection, calling the stain-blocking styles “a great way to transform a room and give it a fresh new look.”
And for easy gifts to buy in bulk, Zarin turns to Nest candles. “I love the Grapefruit ($42) and Bamboo ($42) the most,” she said. “Their holiday scents are not only perfectly scented, but their gift boxes are also among the nicest out there. I can promise you, no one regifts a Nest candle!”