I’ve chosen my own gifts since primary school when I realized that Santa was no longer up to the job. Sometimes, a girl has to take matters into her own hands. This year, my family and I are not exchanging gifts (except for small gift bags on Christmas morning), but if any of them want to go rogue, or mail this list to my boyfriend, and I won’t hold it against them.
Here are the gifts I would buy for myself this holiday season. Ho, ho, ho…
This Eduardo Garza Crystal Box ($47) is positively gorgeous. I love the mix of glamour and natural elements. It would be perfect for organizing small items on your desk, in your bathroom, or on your nightstand.
Tequila Mockingbird ($78) contains cocktail recipes with a literary twist, like Bridget Jones’ Daiquiri and Moby Drink. If you don’t need the fancy leather cover, Modcloth has a hardback version for $15.
I already own this David Yurman Venetian Quatrefoil Ring ($895), and it is my favorite piece of jewelry. It’s so simple and elegant, but it also has a very unique look to it. For the classic Yurman cable look, I love this updated Belmont version ($495) with larger links and two-tone metal.
This Etienne Aigner Rabbit Fur Bag Charm ($35) would look great with a burgundy bag for winter (the pom comes in eight colors to match your bag). If you’re not into fur, try Kate Spade’s double-tassel charm or indulge in a trend and add your monogram to your bag using her gold, stick-on letters.
This is my gift guide, so I’ll make the gifts as unrealistic as I want. I am in desperate need of a new winter coat and this Burberry Gibbsmore Funnel Collar Trench ($1,095) is calling my name. It’s so insistent, it’s using my full name with both middles. “You know how happy your Burberry trench makes you, I can give you that feeling and stave off hypothermia. Buy me, buy me.”
For an easy, romantic gift for the one you love, try Mistletoe ($19). Just makes sure to keep it out of the reach of your pets, as it is highly toxic when ingested.
Bloomingdale’s cashmere is the best mid-price cashmere on the market. This off-the-shoulder sweater ($138) can also be worn as a cowl-neck. If you need a cashmere sweater Bloomingdale’s has every style and color you can imagine.
This spotted vase from Need Supply Co. ($66) is modern, chic and perfect for decorating your home or office. For something a bit less pricey, I love this ceramic fluted vase in cement grey from Target ($34), it’s very cool.
The ultimate luxury home gift is this Silver Faux-Fox Fur Blanket ($278). It is so soft, so cozy, and so warm. Ask my friend T, you will literally have to fight the other people (and pets) in your home to be able to use it on cold nights. It also looks gorgeous draped on your couch or bed. Pier 1 has a similar blanket for $75.