Together with Popsugar, Coveteur created a gift guide that reflects all the highest points of your holidays. Equal parts inspirational and attainable, merry and bright, there’s sure to be something for everyone on your list. (Yes, even that one.)
If we could capture our favorite part of the holidays in just one word, it would be “cozy.” There’s no time of year that better speaks to our deep love of wearing soft things, indulging in our every whim and impulse, and doing little to absolutely nothing. It’s such a good vibe that we like to extend that same spirit and ethos to our gift-giving, too. After all, no one deserves a little pampering more than the sister-in-law burning the midnight oil trying to get her start-up off the ground, your brother who just became a new dad, or your teacher aunt who spends her days trying to wrangle fourth-graders into doing their English homework. If you’re going to have the freedom of an empty iCal for even a couple of days, you might as well go big (or, well, stay home).
We love nothing more than a massive scarf to wrap ourselves in all season long—like a comfort blanket you can tote around in public without raising eyebrows. These printed (and reversible!) ones from Gap are just the ticket. Nothing screams “cozy” quite like cuddling up to a half-dozen beauty treatments to indulge in, along with a goblet of red. The exhausted parent in your life will thank you for this massive bottle of Susanne Kaufmann’s Oil Bath—doesn’t hurt that it looks great on the tub ledge, too. Bonus points if Jo Malone’s iridescent White Moss & Snowdrop three-wick candle is burning in the background. Finally, MDNA’s Beauty Roller is all you need to make this season’s inevitable binge-watching a little more productive—the roller hugs face contours to firm and bring radiance to skin.
Another box to tick on your “cozy” list? The perfect sweater to take on all that eating, drinking, and being merry. This striped Gap one is the perfect length with everything from velvet mini skirts to leather leggings—aka all you need to look polished while putting in minimal effort. Ditto an embellished velvet scrunchie—this one’s Dannijo—for making third-day hair tossed up in topknots look chic. As for the adorable penguin hoodie? We dare you not to pick one up for every little one in your life.
Your niece, the aspiring photog, will eat up Annie Leibovitz’s latest tome, a chronicle of her early years, while your coffee-snob cousin will love NotNeutral’s pink-tinted cortado glasses. For the immaculate hostess in your life, a gorgeous wooden Crumb Duster to tidy up between courses.
And to your most pensive friend, might we suggest a leather-bound Smythson notebook and festive Diptyque room spray to set the scene for an afternoon reflecting, making resolutions…or, for all anyone knows, playing Hangman.
A huge part of being cozy? Taking care of your damn self. Plug in your marble-and-gold Saje Wellness diffuser, load it up with an essential oil, and cue up the breathing exercises or self-improvement podcasts to blare over your new Bang & Olufsen Beosound speaker. Put on the water for a mug of Calming Tea or Peruvian Chocolate Plant Protein from WelleCo’s gift caddy for a feel-good beverage (a nice change of pace from hot toddies). Wrap yourself in a slightly oversized charcoal grey knit from Gap…and an exceptionally beautiful box of chocolates, like these rose petal Petit Fours from Valerie via Dean & Deluca. What’s that about the 80/20 rule again?