I'm an Unabashed Lover of Luxury—37 Gifts I Immediately Oohed Over

There are good gifts, and then there are great gifts. Some thoughtfulness and a little bit of taste can go a long way in becoming a great gift giver, but a healthy cash flow surely helps too. If money is no object this holiday season, you'll want to keep close tabs on the list below. 

Because we're all for keeping the element of surprise, here's a suggestion: Skip the gift cards and perusing the wish list this year, and go for gifts that really speak to their personality. And if in doubt, a wrist full of shimmering gold or a trendy Prada bag will never not elicit a wide smile.

Whether it's for the person who has everything or for the picky person with highly discerning taste, you'll find something here that's sure to delight. Even with a more modest budget, I've included a few stunning under-$150 gifts that don't skimp on luxury


Here's a universal truth: Everyone gets cold during the winter. The easiest way to keep warm? Invest in a pair of cozy socks. 

A lot of elaborate candles exist, but Loewe's new collection of beautifully scented (and pretty!) candles are really sure to set an impression.

While fine jewelry never goes out of style, Van Cleef's famed Alhambra pieces have surged in popularity among the fashion crowd recently.

Rihanna also has this hat—that's all the persuasion needed.

On the chance you know their cup size, please buy this gorgeous lace bra.

Here's a cool note to mention for this gift: The Brooklyn-based designer recently won the CFDA American Emerging Designer of the Year Award.

Shearling is a huge trend this year. Also a plus: These are on sale.

A splurge by far, but certainly worth it.

The It bag of 2020 is still one of the coolest gifts around.

With a dash of trendy and a dash of utility, there are so many ways anyone can style these boots.

When in doubt, a unique candle is surely the way to go. 

Everyone I know is obsessed with this top.

Yes, the bags are amazing, but don't overlook Gucci's quirky homeware line.

The follow-up to Tom Ford's 001 book—which virtually everyone I know owns— 002 covers the American designer's post-Gucci years as he establishes his own namesake brand.

The vibrant color really makes this a standout.

My friend just moved into her first big-girl apartment, and I've already bought these for her.

Streetwear fans will love this new release from the highly anticipated collaboration between Wales Bonner and Adidas.

If you're looking for a stunning piece that's unexpected, Brooklyn-based fine-jewelry designer Bernard James is one to watch.

These heels manage to sell out almost everywhere they're sold, which seems like the best endorsement.

This Kartell stool slash side table will never not be cool.

When everything else seems obvious, a gift from an emerging designer is a rather cool way to show off your fashion prowess.

Artist Sabine Marcelis has a cult following, so I'm sure any design lover will fall for this.

For the cool, artsy person, cool Marshmellow wedges in Matthew Williams's revamped Givenchy aesthetic.

Gloves are one of those things you always need but never seem to have. This cashmere pair from The Row is the pinnacle of extravagance. 

Truly nothing tops the luxurious feel of cashmere. 

Londoners love Rixo, and the brand recently dropped a new collection of pajamas that can essentially double as outside clothes.

For the perpetual traveler, a suitcase that's tough as nails.

This isn't just any robe; it's a quilted, padded robe, and I'm sure 99% of homebodies will be geeked to open this present.

Ever since the spring, I've been hyped over this sweater, and it's definitely a fashion-person favorite right now.