20 Stylish Holiday Gifts to Buy at Every Budget


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If you’re strapped for holiday gift ideas this year, I’m here to point you in the right direction. As a fashion editor for Who What What, I spend hours every day searching for the latest new trends and the coolest fashion buys across the internet. That means scrolling through Instagram to spot the most-worn pieces and finding the coolest versions of them at my favorite retailers. Even when I’m not at the office, I’m constantly making shopping recommendations to my family and friends.

Now that the holiday season has rolled around, it’s safe to say I have my eye on plenty of cool gift ideas—and ahead I’m breaking them down at every budget. Whether you plan on spending upward of $1000 or prefer to stay under $100, there’s a stylish option at your desired price point. Here, shop the best holiday gift ideas, which I’ve organized in sections from most to least expensive. Scroll to the end to see the $34 earrings I have in my shopping cart right now.

OVER $1000

UNDER $1000

UNDER $500

UNDER $250

UNDER $100

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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.