Gift Guide

An Inside Look at Our Staffers’ Holiday Wish Lists

A little inspiration to treat yourself.

By: Camille Freestone

There’s something inherently indulgent about a gift because so often it’s an item most people wouldn’t buy on a regular occasion. Maybe it’s more money than you would typically spend, an item that’s not quite practical, or it may just not rank high enough on your priority list. As we continue to shop for the loved ones in our lives, it’s inevitable that we start to take a few mental notes about items we might like, as well.

This season, why not shake up the process and treat yourself instead of relying on others? We promise you deserve it. Whether that be a luxurious pair of Van Cleef & Arpel earrings or a new cocktail shaker, we’re throwing practicality to the wind to write up our most indulgent holiday wish lists with self-gifting top of mind.


Jessica Teves, Head of Content

Van Cleef & Arpels Frivole Earrings, Mini Model


These delicate earrings are designed to look like little flowers dancing in the breeze and are absolute perfection. They feature mirror-polished gold and heart-shaped petals, and I can’t think of anything more romantic and beautiful to adorn my ears with this holiday season and beyond.


Arjé The Saturn Reversible Shearling Jacket


I’m anticipating dining outside quite a bit more this winter, and this cozy shearling from Arjé feels incredibly needed. The traditional bomber silhouette pairs well with everything, and I can’t get enough of the oversize collar and cognac leather—simply perfect.



Warby Parker Corwin Frames

Starting at $195

With working from home—which I feel fortunate to be able to do—I find I’m staring at a computer screen far more than I used to. Enter these adorable blue-light glasses from Warby that should help with some of the eye strain I’ve been feeling. Oh, and how good am I going to look on my Zoom calls with these bad boys?!


Hannah Baxter, Senior Beauty Editor

Eechaeroi No 3 Wedge Boot


Are these boots currently sold out? Yes. But the second drop of this one-month-old brand is coming in a matter of days, so you’ll catch me anxiously waiting by my computer to buy my size before they’re snatched up by some other shoe obsessive. I mean, just look at them.



Wandler Georgia Bicolor Shoulder Bag


Remember bags? I rarely leave my apartment with anything other than a Baggu sack for groceries, but with 2021 tantalizingly close, I’m considering this Wandler beauty as an optimistic investment in my wardrobe. The colors are such a dream—I can wear it with basically everything I own already. Here’s hoping I can take Georgia to dinner with friends sometime in the spring.


Isamu Noguchi Akari 24N


To be honest, all my spare change has gone to home improvement projects this year, so it’s only natural that a Noguchi lamp is next on the list. The Akari 24N style has been a longtime obsession of mine, so hopefully a generous friend or family member will scoop it up for me in time for the holidays.


Leya Kaufman, Head of Sales

Bottega Veneta The Crisscross


The second I saw this unexpected, intricate clutch, I had to have it. This is just such a timeless bag that doesn’t feel boring, and I feel like I could pair this sculptural piece with everything from casual leggings to an LBD. It’s definitely on my wish list.


Aerin Premier Collection 5-Piece Fragrance Discovery Set


I’m in the market for a new signature scent, so I’d love to start the new year with this chic, gold gilded collection. I have a feeling that I’ll fall for Aerin’s Rose de Grasse –– but it would be such an experience to try this entire set.


AGL Lace-up Ankle Boots


Every holiday season I find myself hoping for new boots. So it’s no surprise that I’m drawn to these AGL lace-up leather ankle boots right now. This is the type of gift that I’d wear on repeat, because the soles could carry me for miles while the ostrich print and red stitching make a subtle statement.


Abby Miller, Head of Creative & Production

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser


Gifts for the home is really all I ever want, and this essential-oil diffuser is at the top of my list this year. I am obsessed with scent as a way to set mood and energy inside your home, but most diffuser options out there are clunky and plastic. This Vitruvi option, with its sleek design and matte ceramic finish, can actually be used as its own decor piece so you can place it on a shelf or nightstand and no longer find ways to hide your diffuser.


Falcon Bake Set


I am obsessed with the Falcon enamelware pieces, and this bake set has been on my wish list forever. What makes these pieces so special is that the design is so chic you can use them from “oven to table” to create such a chic, dramatic table spread you’ll want to forgo serve ware altogether.


Our Place Dinner for 4

$290 $250

One more for the home—the Our Place Dinner for Four bundle. This set is so swoon worthy, featuring hand-painted, porcelain plates and bowls, as well as hand-blown stackable glasses. I am a sucker for all things ceramic, and these pieces have a mixed of glazed and unglazed details that are so stylish. Also, bonus—the bundle includes their Always Pan, which is a cult favorite. Basically, you need this.


Camille Freestone, Writer

Marie Laffont Frida Nautica


I typically gravitate towards shoes with slim, sleek silhouettes, so this Marie Laffont style is how the lug-sole boot trend fits into my own wardrobe. Not to mention, I am a huge fan of the brand’s modern riffs on classic shoe styles.


The Cartorialist The Original Four


I’m finally giving adequate attention to the empty wall space in my home, attempting to fill it with art, mirrors and decor. Carly Kuhn, better known as The Cartorialist, has so many fun line drawings I am itching to frame and hang on my walls. Plus, the prices are super reasonable as far as art goes.


Williams Sonoma Single-wall Cocktail Shaker


A product of quarantine downtime, I have been taking time to make more elaborate cocktails, opting for old-fashioneds and cosmopolitans versus my typical glass of wine or gin-and-tonic. This sleek chrome rendition will be the perfect addition to my bar cart.


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