I Consider Myself an Expert Gift Giver—This Iconic Brand Always Makes the Cut

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It’s no secret that this time of year can be quite busy for everyone. If I can find an opportunity to cross something off my personal and work to-do lists, I’ll take it, especially during the holidays. That’s why, when I started writing this story, I knew I’d be doing everyone a favor (myself included) by dedicating it to holiday gifts.

I have a few go-tos when it comes to gifting, but there’s one thing that makes the cut every year: sneakers. Whether it’s a pair of sporty running shoes or the latest street style trend, my expert eye always finds the crowd-pleasers. DSW is a staple retailer when it comes to shopping for accessible shoes, and its Adidas selection really stood out to me this year. It’s stocked full of the buzziest styles including the Ozelle and Court Sneaker, all made recognizable by the signature three-stripe design. I was able to find stylish shoe options—and even some great accessories—for everyone on my list, including my 1-year-old cousin. (Fact: Kids’ shoes are simply the cutest.) Keep scrolling to shop my 30 picks from DSW (unless you’re a member of my family, in which case, please stop reading).

Chunky sneakers are here to stay. I love this neutral option. 

This style is super on-trend right now. I keep seeing these signature stripes everywhere. 

I love a pop of color on sleek, new running shoes

A monochromatic shoe is always cool in my book. 

Us Editors can’t get enough of retro style sneakers. 

BRB, replacing my dad’s old sneakers with this fresh pair. 

These sneakers are a hot commodity among the street style crowd.  

These tennis shoes will upgrade any look, and that’s a fact. 

This olive-green colorway is so versatile. 

You can never go wrong with a classic white sneaker. 

This sneaker is a winter street-style essential. 

Laceless sneakers for the win. 


This color shade of blue is so in RN. 

An all black sneakers looks elevated, no?

These lightweight sneakers are perfect for the runner in your family. 

Just in time for holiday travels. 

Again, you can’t go wrong with accessories for winter. 

I received a belt bag as a gift last year, and it has become one of my most used accessories. 

This is the under-$30 option you want to bring to the gift exchange. 

These may be the cushiest white socks to ever exist. 

Your plain black beanie could never. 

Is there anything cuter than kids’ sneakers? 

Fits all the essentials (read: toys and snacks).

Street style trends apply to kids, too. 

The reviews are in: These are super comfy and kid approved. 


Slipping those little feet into shoes has never been easier. 

The pop of pink sold me. 

A sporty upgrade to the average lunch box.

Next up: I’m a Fashion Editor, and I’m Geeking Out Over These 30 Iconic Finds