To Me, From Me: 43 Gifts I'd Buy Myself for the Holidays


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You know what’s the test of a truly great gift? Whether or not you would want to buy it for yourself. Sure, it doesn’t work for all scenarios—I don’t want to buy myself golf clubs but that doesn’t mean my husband wouldn’t faint from happiness over them—but when shopping for a friend, sister, or sometimes colleague, it can help to put yourself in the receiver’s shoes much of the time. As you guessed, that’s what I did when putting together this very gift guide. Luckily, my job (literally) requires me to shop all day for a living, so there are always more-than-enough items on my wishlist to go around.

Since sadly I can’t possibly buy everything you're about to see below without winning the lottery or holding up a bank, I thought I should definitely share what I’m eyeing, with hopes of at least narrowing it down for myself and maybe helping one of you find something in the process. Naturally, I couldn’t keep it below a cool 39 items, but trust me—you’re going to like what you see. Shop the best gifts for yourself or a loved one below!

Up next: 20 things I actually wore (and loved) last month.


Since starting as an intern back in 2013, Nicole Akhtarzad Eshaghpour has held several roles here at Who What Wear, and she is currently Editor-at-Large. It was a less expected route, seeing as she was graduating from business school at USC when this all began, but it has turned out to be the best one for her. Fast-forward to 2024, and she's moved to NYC from her hometown of Beverly Hills and spends her workdays a little differently from when she was an intern starting out. Currently, she focuses on a weekly mélange of shopping content. As far as her personal style goes, she's largely drawn to classic pieces and neutral basics but will always make an exception for something colorful, printed, or bejeweled as long as it's deemed worthy enough. After all, the only thing she loves more than a good party is dressing up for one. On weekdays, she can usually be found at home eating something delicious for dinner and trying to force her husband to watch Summer House.