I'm a Picky 30-Something Fashion Editor—These 31 Gifts Would Impress Me


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I adore shopping for gifts for other people, but truth be told, my holiday wish list has become more and more of an afterthought as I've gotten older. When I was younger, I'd start making my wish list in September. (Yes, September.) This is hardly the case now. I feel as though there are many things that I want at any given time, but I'm still told that I'm difficult to shop for. I've come to accept this, but as a fashion editor, it's hard not to become picky, and I suppose I become more and more particular as I get older and solidify my personal style more. That said, it's always the thought that counts in my book.

My point in saying all of this is that you may have someone like this in your life, and if that's the case, I made a list of gifts that my picky fashion-editor self would love to receive. And many of these items are versatile enough to appeal to a wide range of people—not just 30-somethings who are picky.

If you need some gift-giving help, scroll on for 31 editor-approved ideas that are sure to make the recipient smile (and will also get plenty of use).

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.