We’re Fashion Editors and Expert Shoppers—36 Gifts We Know Everyone Will Love

The season of gift-giving is upon us and whether or not you’re already gearing up for it, it’s never too early to start. While there are plenty of ideas swirling around the internet, I always turn to vetted shopping experts to find out the cool pieces that may not be on my radar already. Curious to find out the recommendations from Who What Wear’s team of fashion editors, I asked them to share the ideas that are topping their gifting list this season. After all, it’s part of our job to hunt for the best shopping finds on the internet.

Ahead, see which items made the cut—from luxe finds including cashmere knits from The Elder Statesman and Balenciaga’s buzziest bag to affordable finds including zodiac puzzles and TikTok-viral ironic boat totes. The one thing they have in common? They’re all on our fashion editors’ shortlists. Here, the best holidays gifts of the season, according to Who What Wear editors.

La Bouche Rouge not only has the most beautiful lipstick shades, but also the most stunning leather cases that you can refill them with.

Who wouldn’t love a cozy cashmere sweater?

While many people will argue that giving candles is overdone, I still love gifting them when they truly feel special—that includes this Loewe version that is designed to look like a candlestick.

“I can’t stop talking about this L.L. Bean tote as a gift idea. This one is already designed as a part of their Ironic Monogram collection with Gracie Wiener, but you can also get a tote custom embroidered as a personal gift. Add a cheeky slogan or their initials—it’ll make them feel loved.”

“Heart jewelry previously was considered to be “tacky” but everything about this one from Mango is cool and on-trend.”

“I’ve only recently become a watch person, and I’m not sure what took me so long. This one is perfect because it offers the same look of the chunky gold necklaces I love and always wear. It’s a piece I can wear everyday but will still add an ‘oomph’ to any look, even a simple T-shirt and jeans. If you’re going to gift a watch this season, let it be this one.”

“I’ve been the recipient of a Staud bag as a gift twice now, and both times I’ve been ecstatic. It’s more accessible as a gift than a high-end bag but still acts as a designer piece in one’s closet (and in the end, it stands out over the more popular luxury brands.)”

“A new pair of Celine sunglasses is at the top of my list (hint hint).”

“Mr. Porter recently launched the “In America” collection, featuring exclusive offerings from the country’s leading menswear brands. This Elder Statesman sweater is a dream.”

“I adore the Coach Tabby bag. This one is from the Coach (Re)Loved collection, and was recently restored.”

“The chicest pajamas!”

“A lot of shade has been thrown about people who give socks as a gift but I’m absolutely obsessed with them. They’re so cozy and comfortable and honestly, I often forget to buy them for myself. When someone gives them to me as a gift I’m ecstatic so if you’re on a budget it’s high-key the perfect gift.”

“As a candle collector myself, I’m always looking for accessories to make the experience of filling my home with magical scents that much better. Someone recently gifted me this candle snuffer (knowing that CB2 is my favorite home decor destination) and it sits proudly on my living room coffee table for all to see, so I’ll be considering it for gift-giving this season. They also help your candle last longer so if you’ve splurged on something special, give it a longer shelf life.”

“To me, a tennis bracelet exudes ultimate luxury. It goes with absolutely anything and I think everyone should have one. After thinking about it for about a year now, I’ve decided it’s time to add one to my jewelry collection. I love how delicate this one is. It’s set on a dainty chain that is perfect for layering, I’ll take two.”

“I always have my eye out for the next it-bag and I see a bright future for this Loewe number. Puffy bags have been big for a while but I have never seen one that feels as luxurious as the puffer Goya. Blame it on the gold detailing but this is the kind of bag I’d like to receive this year.”

“Sometimes the best gifts are practical ones. Enter: the most chic waterproof winter boot on the planet. Navigating bad weather has never looked so good!”

“Maybe it’s because I live in L.A. where everyone is horoscope obsessed, but a mini puzzle of your sun sign is just about the most fun affordable present ever.”

“Mr. Boddington used to do custom silhouette portraits, and when I got my cousin a pair for her twin babies, I think it was perhaps the best gift ever. They’re literally family heirlooms. I love Jonathan Adler’s version, and for a much more affordable route, Etsy has versions you print yourself for under $25.”

“Nearly a month of daily, delicious chocolate? Who could be mad?”

“Can you tell I like custom gifts? A former Who What Wear staffer launched this adorable stationery company. I’m especially enamored with these wavy custom cards.”

“When they’re knee-deep in the middle of winter, nothing will transport your loved ones into a summer daydream like this tomato-scented candle by Loewe, which also happens to be gorgeous to look at.”

“I received this cookbook last year during the holidays and have been checking off recipes ever since. Written by Cooking for Artists author and founder of MoMA PS1’s restaurant Mina’s Mina Stone, the book includes 80 recipes that tie back to Stone’s Greek heritage. So yes, there is a lot of lemon, EVOO, and salt, aka the holy trinity.”

“Cashmere socks are the epitome of luxury. There’s no way a huge smile won’t appear on the face of anyone you gift them to.”

“I buy these Pendleton blankets for everyone. They have a really cool mid-century look to them and the quality is impeccable.”

“Your fragrance-loving friend or loved one who isn’t interested in smelling like everyone else will freak when they unwrap a bottle of Perfumehead—trust me.”

“These teddy bear-inspired slippers are at the top of my own personal wish list. Despite not being the most original gift on the planet, who doesn’t want to receive Ugg slippers? And that’s all that matters.”

“As a new-ish dog owner, I’d probably cry a little if someone gave this blanket with my dog’s face embroidered on it to me, and I don’t think I’m the only one.”

“Vivienne Westwood for under $100 is a pretty rare find, but not only is the value decent it’s hugely useful for super chilly days. Needless to say Gen Z will be all over this.”

“Creative Veneda Carter recently released a jewelry line that’s feels right on target for the cool girl. Made out of 18k plated gold, the pieces manage to look both viscous and out of this world.”

“This shoe is like the forging of two worlds-Dr. Marten’s combat boots and Birkenstock‘s Arizona clogs (although technically this is not an official collaboration). And for that, its pretty obvious why it quickly became TikTok famous. It has a little more ruggedness than the Arizona with a thicker sole so it feels like they’ll last a really long time.”

“I’ve been wearing Glossier’s addictive ‘You’ fragrance for years now and the warm, woodsy scent never fails to earn me plenty of compliments. Now that the brand has (finally!) come out with a matching candle, this perfume-candle duo set makes the perfect gift for any Glossier fan in your life.”

“These stunning hoops are simple but statement making. Multiple of my fellow editors and I wear ours on repeat and we each have pretty distinct styles, so you know they’re a safe bet for gifting.”

“If you’re going to splurge on a luxury gift, make it one that keeps on giving. Rebag’s infinity exchange program allows you to exchange your item within a year and get a credit of 60-75% to shop for your next designer bag, watch, or shoe. I guarantee that the It bag of the year, Balenciaga’s Le Cagole, is on the wish lists of every fashion obsessee you know.”

“These Lunya PJ’s are a dream and make for the absolute best holiday gift. I own them in the beautiful Otium Tan hue and can personally attest that they’re well worth it! They’re silky soft, feel beautiful, and look luxe.”

“Anyone who loves entertaining will be over the moon to receive this stunning agate cheese board. The best way to elevate your dinner parties.”

“If you’ve never tried Barefoot Dreams loungewear before, you’re in for a real treat. This long plush robe is divine and the softest thing you’ll ever wear. You’ll earn major brownie points gifting this one.”

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