I Refuse to Procrastinate on My Holiday Shopping—33 Gifts I’m Adding to My Cart

For the past few (or more) holiday seasons, I’ve been known to procrastinate when it comes to shopping for gifts. While I always start with good intentions, the reality is my credit card doesn’t get put to work until days before the big events. This year, though, I’m determined to be different. We’re only halfway into November, and I’ve already browsed a plethora of sites, scouted out the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, attended our Holiday House event at the Fairmont Century Plaza where dozens showcased their most giftable items for the season, caught up with my friends so I could get a sense of what they’re looking for, and so on. I am more than prepared. Want to see the things I’ve already added to my cart? Keep scrolling for my top holiday gift picks (in no particular order).

I scooped this up at our Holiday House event on Friday and didn’t take it off until I had to join a meeting on Tuesday. That’s how much I’m obsessed with it. And I want everyone in my life to feel the same way, so it’s making its way into several gift boxes for my friends and family.

I get my mom Charlotte Tilbury skincare every year, and this year will be no different. We’re both in love with this multi-award-winning moisturizer.

There’s something thrilling about wrapping up a big boot box. 

This one’s for the basics lover. Bonus: The top is made of wrinkle-resistant tencel, so whoever unwraps this can wear it immediately.

These are so cute.

Margaritas have never looked chicer. 

The perfect on-the-go bag.

Charlotte Tilbury is the gift that keeps on giving. I’ll definitely be throwing this lip liner that I’ve been using into a stocking or two.

My husband basically has everything from Daniel Patrick on his wish list this season, and now, I’m eyeing some pieces for myself.

This is my absolute favorite candle. 

My mom is always looking for new reading glasses.

I’ve had multiple friends try to steal this from my bathroom counter. I think I’ll get some for them and try a few new scents from the brand for myself.

When I saw this bag IRL, I thought it was designer.

An easy layer to pack in your bag for chillier days.

For that person who wishes they could turn their apartment bathroom into a luxe hotel one.

I have a friend who’s been eyeing pieces from Miaou all year. That friend is me. So yes, this is a gift to myself.

So you can leave your house in pj’s without judgement.

The best leggings.

I saw this on someone’s Instagram story and thought it’d make the perfect easy present.

I really have a thing for tall boots.

Case in point.

A dream duo.

Another piece using tencel fabric that will guarantee an easy, relaxed fit. 

The amount of times I’ve worn these Uggs this season may be unhealthy.

I saw Kaye Bassey wearing this IRL and immediately pestered her to get the product details. 

The chicest towel brand.

Beauty editors have said this is the scent of the season, and I think it’s time I tried it for myself.

For your friend who’s headed on vacation the second after she opens presents. 

I mean…

Silver jewelry is creeping its way into all my fashion friends’ hearts.

My husband has gotten into cooking this year, and having a chic (and tasty!) olive oil on hand doesn’t sound too bad. I haven’t tried this, but it’s on Oprah’s list of favorite things, so it has to be good. 


My husband and I received a few coffee-table books from our wedding registry. They make the best gifts.