18 Gifts Our Senior Style Editor Actually Wants for the Holidays

It’s giving: Sofia-Coppola-Tumblr girl.

Gift Guide
18 Gifts Our Senior Style Editor Actually Wants for the Holidays

I began this no-holds-barred wishlist with Sofia Coppola’s Archive book. I am admittedly her target audience: a twenty-something girl living in Brooklyn who grew up on a media diet of Lana Del Ray-infused Tumblr and The Virgin Suicides. Ironically (or unironically, I guess), the more I added, the more I realized the rest of this sequence matches the previously outlined aesthetic. Think embroidered white nightgowns, silver hair pieces, silk-satin lingerie, and leather Mary Janes. I will embrace knowing what I like rather than spiraling about the overwhelming stylistic allegiance to my demographic. If I haven’t scared you off yet, continue scrolling to uncover the rest of my list set to the soundtrack of Marie Antoinette.

7-Row Limitless Ring

It’s amazing what you can do with faceted platinum. This 7-row ring looks like it’s made of diamonds but is entirely platinum.

Platinum Born
$1,230 - $1,280


I fully embrace the Sofia-Coppola-Tumblr-girl aesthetic. (Continue scrolling through this list, and the inclination will persist.) The Virgin Suicides, Somewhere, Marie Antoinette—all favorites. Naturally, I am the target audience for this archival tome. I hope someone in my circle picks up on my not-so-subtle covetous hints.

Sophia Coppola

Ribbon Dessert Plates

I love watching from the wings (Instagram), and Adam Charlap Hyman of Charlap Hyman & Herrero posts about his work and interests. I’m now itching to get my hands on his new collaboration with Sprezz.


Modern Manners: Instructions for Living Fabulously Well

I am obsessed with The Gentlewoman and its founding editor, Penny Jane Martin. Of course, I need to own her twenty-first-century guide to etiquette to place alongside my ever-expanding collection of her magazines.


Premium C.D. Notebook

I am constantly blasting through notebooks between work and personal lists. I love the simple yet practical feel and hope to stock up.


New York City Ballet Tickets

I enjoy few things more than sitting in Lincoln Center and watching the New York City Ballet perform. I’m trying to attend more events this year, the top of my list being New Combinations and Classic NYCB.

New York City Ballet
$Price May Vary

Patent Leather Lace-up Shoes

I’ve had a thing for derby shoes for a few months now. Top of my list? These patent leather beauties from Prada.


Grosgrain-trimmed Cotton-poplin Shirt

This beautiful shirting brand has caught my eye many a time via Instagram. This year, I’m hoping to own one for myself finally.


Leaf Barrette

I love pulling the top part of my hair back in a wackily elegant barrette. I know we all turn to Sophie Buhai for her austerely modern jewelry, but I’m partial to her hair accessories, this leaf barrette in particular.

Sophie Buhai

Mary Jane White Leather

Mary Janes are a tentpole of my footwear rotation. This white pair from Le Monde Béryl

Le Monde Béryl

Gita Underwire Bra

Araks carries such beautiful lingerie, loungewear, and swimwear. In particular, I’ve been coveting this silk satin underwire bra for months—beautiful and practical.


Ball Necklace

Tiffany & Co. is always a good idea, especially for gifts. There are the mainstays—hearts, Peretti, etc—but I love the perfectly symmetrical silver ball necklace.


Ficco Dress

I love this silhouette from Italian heritage brand Loretta Caponi with the bow-fastenings down the sides. I would wear this as loungewear, sure, but also with Mary Janes and a cardigan out and about.

​Loretta Caponi

Yuki Tablecloth with Hemstitch

I recently moved to a larger apartment in Brooklyn and am attempting to enter my hostess era (emphasis on attempting). Gohar World (another perfect gift store) has my heart with this hem-stitched white tablecloth.

Gohar World

Face Lotion Apothecary Decoupage

John Derian is one of the easiest places to find a gift; everything in his stylized world of a store is dreamy. His decoupage is always a classic, especially this apothecary montage—perfect for my dresser.

John Derian

Essex Sheets

Is there anything more sumptuous than fine bed linens? That answer would be no. Top of my list is Matouk’s Essex sheets; the embroidered border is everything.


Four Issues

I’ve been really into The Paris Review lately—and it’s perfect for when I’m reading some gargantuan tome of a novel and need something slim to take on the subway.

The Paris Review

Kiernan Shrunken Blazer in Stretch Suiting

I love the point on the spectrum between masculinity and femininity that Daniella Kallmeyer hits with her designs. Thanks to the shrunken silhouette and short lapels, I’m currently coveting this particular blazer.

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