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

Holiday gift guide

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).

I've been thinking about this perfect little logo bag on a daily basis.

I just wore these for the first time and received many compliments. (Also, they're 50% off with the code SHOPFAST.)

The perfect gift for anyone who treasures their jewelry collection.

Socks aren't a boring gift in my eyes.

Vince sweaters are highly giftable.

Something for them and their furry friend.

Wine that tastes amazing, is clean, and is also aesthetically pleasing.

We're biased, but these are actually the best all-weather boots you'll find.

I'm all about anti-aging skincare in my 30s, and I'd be beyond thrilled to be gifted the limited-edition version of this cult serum. 

Every product in this gorgeous set is good to the last drop.

I put these chic bins on my wish list because my goal is to get a little more organized in 2023.

Chances are that someone in your life wants a pair of Samba sneakers.

This beautifully made piece is one they'll likely cherish for life.

These concrete vessels are so chic, and every scent is amazing.

This chic pajama set is even softer and silkier than it looks.

This stained-glass nail color will please any beauty lover.

This carafe makes cold brew, infuses water and spirits, and even works as a wine aerator.

This is the new collab everyone wants to get their hands on right now.

I'll never say no to a new pair of Ugg slippers.

Speaking of glasses (well, sunglasses), you can never go wrong with Garrett Leight.

Order this buzzy brand's set for your friend who's been thinking about getting lip filler. (They might not feel that they need to after using it.)

Agmes makes cool, unique pieces that any fashion person will appreciate.

For the person who can never find their glasses.

For the jewelry lover in your life who also appreciates a good puzzle.

I've reached the age at which I get very excited about things like cute compression socks.

This classic belt is at the top of my own personal wish list.

This is one of those "one for me and one for my friend" gifts.

These are getting increasingly difficult to find leading up to the holidays, so place your order before it's too late.