I'm a Fashion Editor—Here Are the 55 Best Gifts for Women, According to Me


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Gift-giving season is upon us, and now is the time to place your orders. If you’re looking for the best of the best when it comes to shopping ideas, I made an edit of the best gifts for women this season, including everything from designer bags to custom monogrammed pieces, and I’ve mapped out ideas that have my personal stamp of approval.

This year, I have my eye on items spanning fashion, beauty, home, and more. Some of my favorite giftable pieces include extra-virgin olive oil imported from Sicily, luxe cashmere knits, weekend bags that are the next best thing to a trip abroad, beautiful investment jewelry from Cartier that will stay in someone’s wardrobe forever, and the travel magazine to get for anyone who is perpetually planning their next vacation. Ahead, the 55 best gifts for women at every price point, according to me.

For the Best-Dressed Person You Know

For Their Coffee Table

For the Beauty Enthusiast

Make It Personal

For the Bag Person

For the Perpetual Traveler

For the Athlete

For the Decor Expert

For the Foodie

For the Jewelry Connoisseur

For the Kiddos (and Parents)

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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.