Our Guide to the Season's Must-Have Accessories
Our Guide to the Season's Must-Have Accessories

Our Guide to the Season's Must-Have Accessories

Holiday gifting can be daunting for even the most seasoned shopper like myself. While some people are easy to buy gifts for, many others (you know who you are) are far from it. Some are simply picky, or their style changes too often to keep up with, while others seem to own everything already.

For this dilemma, I offer up a foolproof solution: accessories. Since there's naturally more room for error when buying apparel or beauty products (have you ever tried to guess someone's skin type?), accessories are a safe bet for the fashion-obsessed people in my life. From chic sunglasses to statement jewelry to the cozy bucket hat I think about at least once a day, these are my top 15 accessory picks this holiday season.

There may be fewer hours of daylight over the next few months, but that doesn't mean we're not still accessorizing our looks with sunglasses. There are three key pairs I'm eyeing right now that I'd personally be beyond thrilled to unwrap, and they're all exclusive styles available at Sunglass Hut. I love the Burberry frames styled with neutral outfits because the print on the arm really pops. The Versace pair is insanely chic thanks to the orange lenses and the Medusa icon, so I'd give them to someone with sophisticated style. The Ray-Bans, which feature a new frame shape, are perfect with everything from a sweatshirt with leggings and sneakers to a leather jacket with denim and chunky boots.

The holidays are all about dressing up our looks, and the easiest way to do that is with a statement handbag. Luckily, there is no shortage of fun, bold bag styles available right now. Whether you're eyeing the very on-trend quilted bag with a chain-link strap, the bright-blue mini satchel, or the sparkly shoulder bag, you really can't go wrong with any of these options.

You know that expression about good things coming in small packages? It definitely applies to jewelry. I personally have my eye on so many pieces right now, but there are a few in particular that I think are gift-worthy. First up are these beautiful gold chain-link earrings that are unique yet simple enough to be worn everyday. Even more unique is this sculptural Bea Bongiasca ring. The brand makes so many colorful pieces, but this nude and purple one is a crowd pleaser. Lastly, you can't go wrong with giving this pearl and gold necklace to anyone who loves a good trend.

Whether you're looking for something small to fill a stocking or you just don't want to allocate too much room in your suitcase for gifts, I have the tiny but impactful ideas you need. Since mini bags are so popular right now, a bright card holder that actually fits in one is kind of a genius gift. For something glamorous, allow me to introduce you to this sequin Prada headband. And for beauty lovers, the beaded lipstick case is just as cute as it is extra (in the absolute best way, of course).

Cozy items are always appreciated during the winter, but that doesn't mean a basic beanie will do. This year's top picks include this ultra-soft faux-fur bucket hat, a printed knit scarf that feels like being wrapped in a blanket, and these fuzzy shearling slippers that are chic enough to wear outside of the house.

Next, see how to style the gift on everyone's wish list.