36 Gifts I Just Might Have to Buy Myself This Year


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Over the past month or so, I’ve written dozens of shopping stories for this very site, done a likely unhealthy amount of cyber-window-shopping, a bit of real-life holiday shopping in-store, and, as always at this time of year, compiled my fair share of gift guides. As you can imagine, this has left me with quite the wish list of my own, and wow, is it a good one. Think everything from the latest designer It shoes to elevated versions of classic winter essentials to jewelry finds I probably don’t need but definitely would like to own anyway­—and everything else in between.

So, what’s a girl to do? Well, while I can’t possibly buy everything on the below list without winning the lottery or holding up a bank, I thought I’d compile my favorite finds anyway, with hopes of at least narrowing it down for myself and maybe helping one of you find a gift for yourself or a loved one while you’re at it. Naturally, I couldn’t keep it below a cool 36 items, but trust me—you’re going to like what you see. Shop the best gifts for yourself below!

Sleeper's statement pajamas make for the perfect NYE outfits, which you can then continue to use as loungewear.

This might indeed be a fantasy for me, but how amazing does the gift of one shoe a month from Net-a-Porter sound?

Am I the only one who resolves to actually print the million photos in my camera roll every year? Maybe this time it will actually happen.

This is like a belt, purse, and piece of jewelry all in one.

Gloves are a must for NYC winters, and this knit-and-leather pair just seems a lot cooler than others I've seen.

Classic, but not boring, and perfect for the season ahead.

I've been on the hunt for the perfect sleek yet functional gym bag, and this just might be it.

Zara would have the cutest hairclips out there.

I've been wanting one of By Far's It bags for a while now, and our EIC Kat Collings's latest Instagram may have tipped the scales toward this one in particular.

I've been on the hunt for a new pair of sunglasses, and these have to be them.

I have a hunch these are Chanel's next It shoes, and I'd like to get in on them before everyone else does!

Shout out to Alexander Wang for putting a cool spin on all our Heattech essentials this year.

I'm obsessed with Roxanne Assoulin's colorful bracelets, so I'll jump on any excuse to add a new one to my collection. 

I may or may not have already treated myself to these…

Sure, I already own a Loewe Puzzle Bag, but this new size is so mini it fits in the palm of your hand—perfect for travel and nights out!

I just joined a gym and am all about workout clothes that actually motivate me to get ready and go right now.

Because what's inside your purse is as important as the purse itself.

I love this smaller beaded bag because you can wear it at night, instead of just casually.

Trust me—all it takes to cure your winter-dressing woes sometimes is a non-basic sweater.

Yes, I am one of those people who wear slippers around my apartment, and these are exponentially less embarrassing than the ones I currently own.

Since I'm not the most experimental with makeup, this is a pretty big deal for me, but I'm excited to try the cult eye shades.

This just might be the season I pull the trigger on one of Acne's cool beanies.

I love how lockets, even if brand-new, just look like heirlooms.

I actually already own this in light blue, but I love it so much I want it in a second color.

I want them, I need them, I will have them—maybe. 

I'm always game for a new, pretty bralette.

A classic clutch that still stands out. Plus, in this color, you can wear it day or night.

With a ski trip coming up in a few weeks, I'd really be happy to wear this when I hit the slopes.

I already have this belt in silver, but I think the slightly more striking gold will be a great addition to my holiday wardrobe.

Anything thermal and cute is a definite winter must.

Not over these sandals, and even if I can't wear them until spring, I want them anyway!