51 Showstopping Gifts That Top Our List for Any Fashion Insider


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There are a lot of gift guides floating around, but I wanted to write one with the fashion insider in mind: your best-dressed best friend, cool aunt, or cousin who is always the most in-the-know person on your holiday shopping list. I've distilled the best gifts of the season into a shortlist that I can all but guarantee are on every fashion insider's personal wish list.

The ones that made the cut include cult fashion buys such as the Cartier watch The New York Times described as "the talk of the town”, the pants Chloë Sevigny raves about, and the Jacob Elordi–endorsed It bag from Bottega Veneta. Under-$100 finds include everything from a Mezzatorre ashtray to monogrammed lip balms to a great print magazine. Also, access to best-in-class experts that are on speed dial amongst the fashion set—a product sourcing appointment with Gab Waller, eyebrow shaping from Chanel brow artist Jimena, a subscription to Line Sheet from Lauren Sherman. The list goes on. Ahead, scroll down to shop them all.

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.