Well, friends, I definitely didn’t save the best for last (I mean, did you see all of those amazing gift ideas my guest experts had?!). But I’ve put together a holiday wish list of my own, filled with everything from stocking stuffers/last-minute Hanukkah gifts to those little luxuries I can never bring myself to splurge on any other time of year. There’s something for everyone here – your mom, your bestie, your uncle who drinks too much – and a few treats I think you definitely deserve to have under the tree for yourself this year.
- I always, always want more art, no matter how full my walls are. And I absolutely could not be happier to see that the gang from 20×200 is back! I’m doing everything I can to support this amazing endeavor. I’m jonesing for a giant Christian Chaize print, but a gift certificate might be a safer bet for some. You Should Buy Art gift certificate, from $24
- Don’t think I’ve ever met a rose gold accessory I didn’t like. I fell for these separately, but now that I see them together, I think it’s a perfect pair! Giles & Brother pavé railroad spike bangle, $98 | Peugeot Tonneau in rose gold, $60
- These R. Nichols candles just make me smile. It doesn’t hurt that the scents are fantastic, but how can you not love those illustrations? R. Nichols candles, $48 or $68 for a votive trio
- Wine might be the most generic gift ever, but not if it’s in this bag. Add a bottle of bubbly (or bourbon), and I don’t know who wouldn’t love this. Hooch wine bag, $15
- Yes, it’s a bit goofy, but these have saved my bags from disgusting floors more times than I can count. One of those little gifts your friends might laugh about, but you’ll see them using it all year long. Chatt folding purse hanger, $15
- Listen, I don’t say this lightly, but I have put these up against all of my other ballet flats and they’re winning every comfort test, hands-down. Plus, they fold for travel, which means I can bring twice as many pairs. Tieks foldable flats, $195
- Buying someone a new fragrance is virtually impossible to do right. Instead, buy them a subscription to Bergamot, which lets them sample three artisan fragrances a month for as long as you’d like. Add a gift card so they can buy a full-size bottle when they find a favorite. Bergamot gift subscription, from $48
- I’m trying desperately to simplify and de-clutter. Instead of the giant Continental wallet I’ve been toting for years now, I’d love to downsize to a chic little French wallet like this one. WILL Leather Goods Amelie wallet, $100
- Hubs is trying desperately to talk me into switching to an Android phone. I’m thinking this charging dock would help – it’s customizable to work with any phone, and there are dozens of new & vintage books to choose from! Charging station by Rich Neeley Designs, from $52 (more styles here)
- With most jewelry gifts, I go simple and classic, but I’m really feeling the statement bracelet this season. Much easier to wear than a statement necklace, so they’re perfect for my accessory-phobic friends. Yellowsmith Amber Rose floral bracelet, $55 | Katie Bartels green garnet bracelet, $48
- I know it’s splurge-y, but trust me: these decadent little travel-sized products are really something special. Simply put: my skin doesn’t freak out when I travel any more! Plus, the bottles are so trim, they’re a breeze to pack. I’m going to be heartbroken when these run out. Lifeline Holiday Essential Collection set, $159
- Books are always one of my favorites to give – they’re affordable, beautiful, and so easy to personalize. For my fashion friends, the beautiful new book of Diana Vreeland’s memos from her time at Vogue. And for my foodie friends, cookbooks are the obvious choice, but I pair them with an exotic ingredient or two. Memos, $35 | Pok Pok (plus barrel-aged fish sauce), $22 | Milk Bar (plus cookies!), $23 | Ottolenghi (plus nigella seeds), $22
- I have a small addiction problem when it comes to throws. These from Crane & Canopy are lightweight and cozy, and the patterns are so clean and modern, they’ll work in any decor. Crane & Canopy knit throws, $74
- Bonus: Spa time is one of those luxuries I am always too cheap to buy for myself, but unbelievably glad I splurged on once I do. It really helps if someone just buys me a gift card and takes away the decision-making process. My favorites are Nob Hill Spa in San Francisco and Blooming Moon in Portland, but SpaFinder makes it easy to gift spa time just about anywhere. SpaFinder gift certificates, any amount
Now it’s your turn, friends: I’d love to hear what’s on your holiday wish list! Diamonds? A trip to Fiji? New socks? Tell me in the comments, won’t you? You never know where Santa gets his intel…
delicious list, becki! i want frye boots!
you certianly DID save the best for last! love this list, esp the tieks!! 🙂 i have 3 pairs and im tempted to buy another 🙂 xo jillian
Wait, I don’t have to choose between diamonds and a trip to Fiji?! 😉 GREAT list!
Oh, thank you, lovelies. Jillian, those Tieks are my new addiction. And Melissa, you know I can’t say enough good things about Frye 🙂
All of your gift guides this year are superb! I’m using them to figure out what I want, too. Thanks for all of the great ideas!
Serena: Thank you so much! You know I’m always here to add to your wishlist 😉
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