Nov 2, 2017 Gift Guide

25 Gifts Our Editors Really Want This Holiday Season

by Aemilia Madden

Collage Vintage

Like it or not, we've officially entered the start of holiday season. This means that it's time to start thinking about the gifts worthy of a spot on your list this year (and doing a little holiday shopping for friends and family). As editors, we field plenty of present ideas every season, sure.

But as we compile gift guides meant for others, there are certain pieces we've been eager to add to our own carts. From the practical (there's always room for new underwear), to the just plain luxurious (cashmere, anyone?), our team of editors is here to offer up a little inspiration to help you jump-start your seasonal wish list.

So what is it our editors are eyeing this holiday season? Below, we break things down piece by piece and explain exactly why each of these 25 items have made the cut. Fair warning: You may just end up wanting everything (and hey, we can't blame you). Read on to shop the gifts we're eyeing for the holidays!

The Sleeper Power Pink Pajama Set With Shorts ($200)

"The only thing better than fancy pajamas are fancy pajamas you get as a gift. Plus 40% of proceeds from this pink pair are donated to a women's health fund, so it's a win all around."

The Daily Edited Primrose iPhone 6 Phone Case ($50)

"As someone who loves monogrammed and customized things, I like to assume everyone else does too. And while you can customize anything from The Daily Edited, I like the cell phone cases for gifting because you don't have to break the bank."

Artifact Uprising Tabletop Picture Frames ($59)

"I've been so into printing and framing photos lately that I love to do the same for my friends. Especially after my recent wedding, there are so many cute shots I want to share, and these frames are chic yet neutral so they work for anyone." 

Byredo Bal d'Afrique Body Wash ($50)

"I love UK-based Space NK's well-curated assortment of beauty products. While I'd be thrilled with basically anything from the shop, I always have my eye on the luxurious Byredo goods." 

The Kooples Black Suede Chelsea Boots ($470)

"You can never go wrong with a pair of shoes. Seriously. I currently have my eye on these classic black boots from The Kooples. They're sleek, chic, and will go with everything in my closet. Hopefully one of my loved ones is reading this (hint, hint)."

Mack Weldon 3 Pack 18-Hour Jersey Boxer Briefs ($72)

"The holidays are the perfect time to stock up on basics. Mack Weldon makes some of my favorite go-tos (everything from the best socks to the softest tees). Any man (including myself) would be all over this gift pack."

Acne Studios Canada Fringed Wool Scarf ($180)

"I always forget to buy myself scarves and end up wearing the same old ones I've had for years. I think it's definitely time for a refresh."

Rebecca de Ravenel India La La Hoop Earrings ($345)

"Statement earrings make any outfit cooler, and this is the pair I currently have my eye on. "

Balenciaga Triple-S Sneakers ($795)

"Fine, call me crazy, but I have a weird obsession with the tech sneakers I'm seeing everywhere this season. Since splurging on sneakers isn't something I'd traditionally do, they make a great gift."

Boy Smells Cinderose Candle ($29)

"Chalk it up to hygge or self-care or whatever, but I can't have too many candles these days. Boysmells is pretty fun (since I'm very single), and the candles smell great and are a nice price too."

The Row Taby Ribbed-Cashmere Sweater ($1790)

"Okay, so a super-luxe cashmere sweater may not be a realistic gift, but hey, a girl can dream. I'd love nothing more than to spend all winter wearing this cozy yet bold perfection."

Mango Contrast Faux-Fur Coat ( $130 ) ($99)

"I love a statement-making coat, but sadly I don't own a ton. When buying for myself, I typically lean into a coat that's more versatile, but it's time to think outside the box. This fuzzy colorblock Mango darling will do wonders for my winter wardrobe. Once someone gifts this to me (hi, Mom), I'll be wearing it nonstop."

Muviel Wide-Leg Cropped Cotton-Corduroy Trousers ($244)

"I've been searching for the perfect pair of rose-colored cords, and when I came across these, I knew they were the ones. If anyone out there is listening—I must have these in my life. Thanks!"

Ganni Augusta Leather Sneakers ($340)

"I'm not a huge sneaker junkie, but these Ganni sneakers immediately spoke to my heart. I love the little lace detailing and the fun pops of blue."

Sleeper Christmas Eve Pajama Set ($285)

"Are they pajamas? Are they my NYE look? Probably both."

Leigh Miller Brass Bubble Hoops ($179)

"I'm obsessed with gold earrings and will never not be delighted by a unique pair."

The Elder Statesman Odyssey Striped Ribbed Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($705)

"For the record, I doubt anyone I know will actually spring for this cashmere sweater. But it's the holidays, and a girl can dream."

Velvet Socks Socks ($38)

"These are perfect stocking stuffer for your friends this holiday" 

Apres Jewelry Continuum Hoops ($150)

"I'm obsessed with these hoops—I'm buying one for my friend this year so we can get matching piercings." 

Ellette Penny Blouse ($365)

"Living in L.A., I can get away with wearing summery pieces year-round, so this pretty embroidered blouse is at the top of my list."

3.1 Phillip Lim Fringe-Seam Bomber Jacket-Antique White-Black ($795)

"I love collecting jackets—they're the perfect third piece to make jeans and a T-shirt look cool. This silver version by 3.1 Phillip Lim is so perfect."

Olga Prieto Three Hoop Earrings ($125)

"I'd never turn down a pair of delicate gold earrings."

Hat Attack Wool Beret ($32)

"Thanks to Dior and Gucci, berets are having a moment right now. I can't think of a better stocking stuffer."

Jacquemus Boutons Shirt ($693)

"I can't resist anything French designer Jacquemus dreams up, including this incredible top."

Gabriela Hearst Nina Bag ($1995)

"The Gabriela Hearst Nina is my latest bag obsession. It's classic, timeless, and has a waiting list a mile long."

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