I’m a Fashion Editor Who’s Impossible to Shop For—41 Trendy Gifts on My List

As a fashion editor, a pretty major part of my job this time of year is to decipher which gifts are worth buying and which ones aren’t. When it comes to standard gifts (think holiday-scented candles and other knickknacks), doing so isn’t such a lofty task. Trendier presents, however (the ones that even your most stylish and trickiest to shop for friends and family members will love) aren’t quite so easy to come by.

But after one too many hours spent scouring every retailer, from Nordstrom to Urban Outfitters, for of-the-moment gifts, I can say with absolute certainty that the gift guide ahead will impress even the pickiest people on your list. And that’s saying a lot coming from me, a seriously selective shopper. From Hailey Bieber’s new favorite Uggs to TikTok-approved accessories like claw clips and candy rings, the 41 presents ahead are at the top of my holiday wish list. And if a choosy shopper like me wants them, your friends are bound to as well.

Machete’s claw clips are unmatched. 

Do I even need to explain this one?

Hailey Bieber, the trendsetter, loves these.

These are about to be everywhere. 

Cozy and on-trend.  Shop the matching Knit Cashmere Pants ($100).

This gift is Beyoncé-approved.

So cute.

Easier than going to the salon, not to mention cheaper. 

These blanket scarves are all over TikTok. 

Speaking of fashion items that are blowing up on TikTok. 

You might not have wanted leg candles before today, but now you definitely do. 

Magic in a bottle.

Usually, buying clothes for other people is a tricky task, but this shearling coat is sure to be a hit. 

I’ll be wearing these with stirrup leggings well into 2022.

Wear this as a neck scarf, a headscarf, or simply a shoulder accessory. Hell, you can even wear it as a top if you want to get really creative. 

All wrapped up.

How cute are these tumblers? 

This print is so cool. 

Fendi’s newest sneaker has a little bit of everything. 


This product is a game changer. 

Leather opera gloves were a huge hit on the F/W 21 runways.

It really is magic.

Wedges are it.

If everyone chips in…

These will be a huge hit at this season’s forthcoming festivities.

Everyone will wish you gifted this to them. 

I’m personally in awe of this color. 

Your friends would be crazy not to love this bomber.

The updated version of the Glossier pink pouch.

What’s trendier than upcycling, and by the queen of sustainable fashion, Collina Strada, no less.

This print is mesmerizing.

I’m warmer just thinking about this coat.

This stuff is the absolute best.

I’ve been eyeing these for months. 

Like a pillow, but chicer and practical for everyday wear.

This top looks so expensive.

Trendy but essential.


I’ve seen this faux-leather bucket hat on every feed, from TikTok to Instagram.

These really are just $21—and well worth the price.

Next: Gift Guide Haul: All the Best Presents From Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter