Grab your hot cocoa and dive into these fantastic gift ideas, handpicked by our editors.
For the Fashionista
Ena Pelly just might be our new favorite dress designer. Made from a luxe rib stretch fabric, the below frocks are sure winners.
Layer the body con Harley Knit Dress in Walnut under a cardigan or fuzzy coat to highlight the mock neck style and revealing slit ($196). The wooden button details give the dress an extra va va voom design.
The matching Harley Skirt is a form-fitted must-have ($181)!
Keep all your important items (keys, mask, wallet) close by while on the go with Sol and Selene’s By My Side cross body bag ($60). We opted for the green camo shade for a little hint of badass-ness.
Has your office reopened and you don’t know what to wear to work anymore? Heck, are you just trying to find the perfect outfit that feels like loungewear but is professional? Ok, we’ll stop asking you rhetorical questions because we both know the answers are YES. And, lucky you, we’ve found exactly what you are looking for. Sundry’s Long Sleeve Midi Dress makes leaving the house look so chic ($198). Made of a cotton-modal blend with a dash of spandex, the sleek black column dress hugs all the right places while feeling like pajamas. A sexy side slit and symmetrical white piping trim has cemented that this is, in fact, our go-to dress for the winter season. Better yet, the style is proudly designed, cut, sewn, and dyed in Los Angeles, CA.
Also by Sundry are our new favorite sherpa sweatpants, both in shorts form and a longer chic look. The Faux Sherpa Shorts in black is a fuzzy alternative to our tired old cotton pair ($88) and even comes in a matching sweatshirt.
The Contrast Faux Sherpa Sweatpants ($148) ups our sweatpants game with an opposite trim; opt either for white with a black stripe, or black with a white detail.
Who doesn’t love an oversized, boyfriend style cardigan? Sundry’s oh-so-soft cashmere and wool blend Contrast Stripe Cardigan ($220) is back to school cute for adults! We are obsessed with its lightweight yet warm texture, and the blue shade is the just-right mix of navy with a hint of ocean shades that we adore.
Mamma mia, we are in LOVE with NIA! The go-to loungewear brand is serving us looks with an on-trend stunning monochromatic ensemble featuring the Full Length Plus Cardigan ($108) and Plush Sweater Tank ($44). The truffle shade is a universally flatter hue, but it’s the utter softness that we cannot live without. The more colors, the merrier, because this is making our holiday wish list!
Add an adorable accessory to your picture perfect look with the Rejoice handbag from Sol and Selene ($70). The cross body nylon bag has a cute quilted pattern, and the pastel pink shade is the perfect pop of color.
Keep track of everywhere you need to be, thanks to the perfect weekly/monthly 2022 planners from Brit + Co for Blue Sky ($21.99). From appointments to meetings, parties to vacations, the planner has a dash of the adorable Brit + Co style with the thoughtfulness and organization of Blue Sky. It’s easy to declutter thanks to this lined calendar that has tips for tracking goals, reminders, and to-do lists. With two pages per week and two pages per month, plus weekly spreads with space for notes and too cute stickers to keep track of everything, these planners are a no-brainer for any person juggling it all. Plus the sweet poppy print cover always puts a smile on our face– the perfect way to start a new day!
Amen to that! Crooked Media’s “Let Women Run Shit” Hoodie really speaks to us ($58) because well, sexism sucks. Plus the Crooked Store donates a portion of every order to VoteRiders to try to end voter suppression via ID laws. Order any Crooked Media product before Dec. 11 in time for Christmas!
The floral Rosetta Dress by Daze Dayz stuns with a slimming fit thanks to a gorgeous, high-quality rayon blend material ($178). It’s the perfect “about town” dress that can be styled for an easy-going day sightseeing, or paired with wedge heels to seamlessly head to an oceanfront dinner.
Remind everyone that voting is a universal right for all Americans thanks to Crooked Media‘s politically-savvy tees like Make Democracy Easier Vintage-Inspired T-Shirt ($30) and Unsuppress the Vote unisex sweatshirt ($58). Better yet, The Crooked Store donates a portion of every order to VoteRiders the leading organization focused on vote ID requirements to inform citizens of their state’s voter ID requirements and help secure the documents needed to vote. Don’t forget to order before Dec. 11 to receive these goodies before Dec. 25!
To dress up for a night out, slinky body con mini dress Regal Fantasy by Oh Polly is perfect for New Years Eve ($60). The asymmetric dress comes in either navy or pink, and is made from luxe satin rhinestone fabric, complete with an underwired bust. Float like an A-lister into any room with confidence wearing this posh dress, and live out your fantasy!
For all of us who are counting down the days until Emily in Paris returns, the oh-so-chic Daylight Terry Mini Dress in beige ($89) is ready for our St. Tropez resort vacay! The super-soft Terry cloth “toweling” effect and button-up front make for a form-fitting, curve-hugging, and definitely flattering mini dress. Wear it unbuttoned as a cover-up or through on a pair of tennis shoes to run around town. But most of all, feel confident and comfy in the perfect dress!
And, no look is complete without a matching bucket hat. (We told you there were Emily in Paris vibes!) The Sundial Terry Bucket Hat in the same stunning shade of creamy beige is the It accessory of the season ($45). The wide-brimmed hat is Terry textured on the outside and lined with a soft canvas on the inside for a cooling effect. We just can’t get over how picture-perfect the whole outfit is!
For the Fitness Guru
Break a sweat with your boo in his and hers Gymshark attire. For him, the slim-fit Bold Joggers are a no-brainer to look stylish at the gym and on the street ($45). The black and camo logo makes for a fashion statement, while the flattering fit will make you fall in love all over again as you swoon over the curve-hugging sweatpants. Pair with the Bold Swinger to turn up the heat at the gym ($25), or opt for the too-good-to-be-true soft Apex Perform T-Shirt that will quickly become his (or your) favorite must-have workout top ($40). And no, we are not kidding. It is just THAT great!
Now, for the ladies: Who said you can’t make the yoga mat a runway? The Adapt Ombre Leggings utilizes a seamless knit fabric and dip-dye technique to maximize performance, minimize sweat, and look fantastic ($60). We love the purple ombre melting into lavender, but pick from orange to pink, black to grey, and light blue to a soft mist.
Top if off (literally) with the super comfy Ruched Training Sports Bra that holds everything together, while still serving up style ($30). The medium support fit has removable padding, adjustable straps, and a slight scrunch to the front for a cute design detail. We’re already wearing it as we work from home– it’s just that soft and gentle. Definitely a must-have for both lounge and workout wear!
You can sit with us. The luxe athleisure brand CLIQUE has done it again and we want absolutely everything from this cool girl brand that features the most popular styles in workout wear. The booty-popping Limited Edition Stealth Compression Tights has us ready to twerk our way through the work week while still WFH ($99). The New Zealand-based brand utilizes graduated compression to craft the ultimate supportive leggings. With expert seaming to frame your tush plus a comfy high waistband and sleek side pocket perfect for a phone or wallet, these pants are our go-to.
Our behinds get a little lift thanks to the flattering Advance Leggings by Bo + Tee ($41). We love the washed khaki shade for the high-waited pants that have a ruched seam down the backside to make everything look a little tighter. Now that’s a view we can get behind. Pair the leggings with the matching Skill sweetheart neckline crop top for a complete set ($32).
We also easily fell for the aptly-named Change the Game bike shorts in an electric purple to spice up our gym attire ($36).
Add a cropped hoodie for after your workout with the stylish and slick Blvck Cropped Pattern Hoodie by Blvck Paris ($90). The luxe Terry cotton is perfect to wind down in.
Sexy and supportive? Sign us up! Cleo Harper has mastered unique sports bra designs with a lingerie influence, and never have we felt more confident sweating it out. Take the Radiant Bralet ($54) and Maison Legging ($79) matching set, for example. Not only does the eye-catching Marina blue shade immediately turn heads, but we’re tempted to just don the bralette with high waisted jeans and a cardigan to hit up our favorite bar. Our bust feels secure while a touch of cleavage peeks through thanks to expertly-placed mesh design. The quick-drying and breathable bralette uses Cleo Harper’s signature BodyBase fabric for three layers of high-intensity tech to craft the ultimate sports bra. Plus, the bra cups are easily removable depending on your mood.
For the Trendy Guy
Need a gift for the man who has everything? Indulge in the Blvck Branded Tee by Blvck Paris ($60). The sleek black tee gets a makeover thanks to this streetwear styling.
Add the cashmere-blend Letters Sweater for a full-on trend ($255).
The end of an era: Shmaltz Brewing Company starts its farewell tour after 25 years in business. To cheers to the legacy, the new Exodus 2021 beer is worth popping open. The Barleywine ale is brewed with dates, figs, pomegranates, and grapes for a full-bodied fruity (and festive) flavor perfect for the holidays. As we say farewell to 2021 before the New Year, so to does Shmaltz enter their next chapter: owner and founder Jeremy Cowan is set to focus on Alphabet City Brewing Company and his 518 Craft Tasting Room in Upstate New York.
For the Cozy Vacay
Be sure to pack the adorable and soft Waffle Knit Short ($58) and matching Waffle Knit Henley top ($74) by Nia. It truly was love at first touch (we cannot stress how luxe this knit is!) when we unpacked this stunning set. It’s perfect for cuddling up to enjoy the start of fall as we ease into October, and better yet, the sleek style is just trendy enough to pair with booties and run errands in the chic ensemble. Color us impressed, because Nia is officially our new favorite loungewear line– and we’ve already sent links to our friends and family who don’t know what to get us this holiday season.
Pack these sweet snack goodies to munch on while in transit! The aptly-named Crowd Pleaser pack from LivBar ($33) includes a sample of all the best LivBar vegan superfood energy bar flavors, including Raspberry Maca, Blueberry Vanilla, Coffee Maple Cacao, Ginger Lemon Turmeric, and Lemongrass Cherry Matcha. Our mouths are already watering just thinking of these organic, gluten-free, dairy-free treats.
After a long day (and night) on the town, cuddle up with the Clean Dreams Set that eliminates any fears of a dry skin winter ($75). The Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel combats dullness and aging as you sleep, while the Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream hydrates skin with bakuchiol and Swiss alpine rose. The set comes with an adorable cupro silk-alternative face mask reminding us all to have “clean dreams” of sustainable beauty!
For the Spa Lover
Sky Wellness has done the impossible: crafted an affordable, premium THC-free, hemp-derived CBD products that work. Each product is made only from the highest quality raw materials in certified facilities that are regulated by third-party testing. Sky Wellness’ RELAX oil drops taste great and make us feel even better thanks to cannabidiol oil from USA-grown and manufactured hemp ($42.99). Available in four potencies– 250mg, 500mg, 1000mg, or 1500mg–the broad spectrum oil is gluten free, vegan, and pesticide free, and immediately relaxes the whole body. The tropical smoothie flavor is also just subtle enough to feel like a warm hug as you unwind.
The adorable packaging directly speaks to the hustle of millennials everywhere. “Bad Habit is made for anyone without a ‘perfect life’,” Chamberlain writes on the brand’s website. “It’s skincare for the good and the bad, because life is all about balance…right?” Late night online shopping? Get clean and cozy before bed with the help of OMZZZ Acai Nightly Cleansing Balm to wash away sweat and grime from staring at your phone or laptop ($22). Bad Habit has all the answers – and products – to tackle your real-life bad habits!
Formulary 55 has unlocked the formula behind perfect scents: all-natural ingredients. The Botanical Bath & Body Gift Set in Aloe Leaf and Mint has us swooning over the lusciously balanced fragrance profile of a light mint and refreshing aloe, with a dash of peppermint ($36). The Shea butter bath bar is ideal for lathering up while enjoying the Sparkling Bath Tablet for some fizzy fun. Finish off your spa night with the Shea Butter Hand and Body Creme in the same scent. All Formulary 55 products are made in the USA, vegan, and certified cruelty and paraben free.
The Free + True Discovery Travel Set has the makings for a spa-on-the-go sensibility ($68). It didn’t take long to fall in love with the #GlowWhereYouGo essentials thanks to the all-natural brand. From the Marigold Morning AM creamy gel cleanser that smells like a tropical vacation, to the Ramblin Rose Soothing Hydrating Serum and Freedom Fighter must-have antioxidant face oil essentials, the Free + True brand has us addicted already. Other samples include the Moonlight Milk PM Balm Cleanser, Moment of Clarity AHA Complex Toner, Mama Pacha moisture infusion cream, and Soft Powder cleansing powder and exfoliant. Our favorites, however, have to be the Raw + Wild Illumination Honey Mask that left our skin absolutely smooth and stunning, and the Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum that feels like a million-dollar makeover in a mini jar. And the whole Discovery Set even comes in handwoven travel pouch made in Guatemala by the fair trade nonprofit organization Maya Traditions.
We adore the Shared Rituals gift subscription by Keap BK. What other way can we sample all these great scents? From the addicting Wild Gifts to the perfect Grapefruit + Yuzu fragrance, and the wintry Wood Cabin and North Woods, we can’t help but restock. Get the three candle subscription for a surprise candle to be delivered every four months, aka right when you’ll need another one, thanks to the long-lasting burn times ($118.50).
Give your hair some love with the all new Sienna Naturals. The clean, textured hair care is specifically designed to restore hair and scalp health without the stress of styling. And guess what? It works! Founded by Hannah Diop and Insecure creator Issa Rae, Sienna Naturals “treats hair care like skincare” according to their website. We have truly fallen in love! Every product uses plant-based ingredients to get to the root of the issues. Start with Issa’s Wash Day Ritual pack that introduces you to the brand’s top four clean beauty products: H.A.P.I. shampoo, Plant Power hydrating treatment mask, dynamic do-all Dew Magic leave-in conditioner, and Lock & Seal to heal damaged hair cuticles ($80). It’s a cleanse, treatment, replenish, and protect cycle treatment to pamper yourself and promote healthy hair care.
Plus grab your beautifully mint color (dubbed “Morning Green”) silk scrunchies to make sure there are no dents or tugs on your perfectly washed hair ($12). The Scalp Clearing Massager is also a must-have to bring a bit of the salon spa style home ($14). The tool removes flakes, brushes your hair, improves circulation, and relieves tension…all while feeling like an expensive custom scalp massage!
For the Tween
Give the adolescent in your life the most stylish backpack they’ll ever need: Motivator by Sol and Selene ($90). The quilted nylon bag has two exterior side pockets, plus a key ring and interior pockets to fit everything you need. Plus, the material is performance water repellent nylon, so no matter the weather, this tween can be carefree.
Add on a Clip Balm by Qur to keep their pout smooth and hydrated in the winter months ($15 for set of two). The Qur balm easily clips onto a backpack, purse, belt, keychain, or even side of yoga pants. The slim and almost flat design is chic and convenient, but we’re still blown away by the efficacy of the balm itself: the Clarity and Unplugged double pack is a must! Packed with shea butter and coconut oil, the Clarity balm has a fresh minty taste, while the Unplugged has an addicting rose flavor.
Flair up their closet with the trendy Angelica Overall Shorts by Daze Dayz ($148). The 100% linen romper comfortably covers all the right places, while still being perfect for an energetic tween on the go.
Layer over a chic Bleuet Girl bra that masters the age appropriate and body-conscious starter bra. We recommend the classic Bleum bra ($22) that is ultra soft and double lined for the ultimate comfort. Rightfully dubbed “the best bra ever,” the bra is a no-brainer for everyday. Every bra has a slew of color choices, and it even comes in a racerback option ($24).
Bleuet Girl also works with the best U.S. factories to offer fair wages and safe working environments, as well as partners with mission-driven young women entrepreneurs to support a variety of causes including Hailey’s Haven and Rachel’s Bundles of Kindness.
The Back to School Kit by Stryke Club helps curb any breakouts by fighting acne at the root ($65). The Everywhere Wash is an all-in-one shower cleanser, while the Stryke Stick is a portable spot treatment to get rid of zits. The Wipe Out Cleansing Wipes, Stay Smooth Lip Balm, Bamboo Toothbrush, and Toiletry Bag round out the set.
For the Beauty Queen
One of our favorite cosmetics brands Beautycounter just launched a silky smooth blush, Cheeky Clean Cream Blush ($38). The versatile (and mistake-proof) blush uses moisturizing squalene to achieve the gorgeously lush texture for a dewy finish that is never greasy. Jojoba esters also help soften skin and blend the various shades into the skin for a pop of color like you just stepped out of the cold. The refillable and sustainable compass compact shape utilizes post-consumer recycled resin for a minimal environmental footprint. Our favorite shades include the barely-there Chai Dusty Rose, the stunning pink Havana, and rich Rosebud. The terracotta-esque Truffle and mauve Lychee are also perfect for the fall season.
Finish up your holiday shopping thanks to Beautycounter’s exclusive gift sets. The Best in Clean Heroes pack is the perfect starter kit for any new Beautycounter fan ($99). The iconic batch of skincare and cosmetics favorites include the bestselling Counter+ All Bright C Serum, Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel, Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion, Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum, and our personal favorite, the Beyond Gloss in the Magnolia Shimmer. The limited edition shade is also scented with responsibly-sourced vanilla, and we’re already trying to stash all the Magnolia Shimmer shades we can find because it’s THAT addicting!
Fellow lip gloss fanatics will adore the Mini Beyond Gloss Vault that includes shimmers in various hues: Truffle, Cinnamon, Ginger, and Rosy ($49). The take-anywhere sizes are perfect to put in a clutch as you attend a holiday party, or slip into the back pocket of your jeans as you hit up Oktoberfest. Better yet, the lip gloss doesn’t budge when you eat or drink!
Glam it up for a night out with the Good Glitz Duo, two limited edition shades for your lips and eyes ($49). The stunning Talc-Free Eyeshadow Palette is made-to-layer with four shiny shades: Mirage, Ray, Halo, and Noir. It’s the perfect golden smoky eye! The Beyond Gloss in Gilded tops off a good-as-gold look that gives off the faint scent of vanilla as you float into any event. Forget about owning the spotlight; you’ll be wearing it!
The Ready, Set Makeup Trio is also a fantastic all-in-one pack to treat yourself ($39). The Lid Glow Cream Shadow is exclusively available in Moonlit, an enlightening shade that brightens the face immediately. A swipe of the Think Big All-in-One Mascara tops off the eyes, and a dash of the Jellies in Caramel makes for the perfect kissable pout. Mistletoe, we’re waiting for you.
For the Host
Don’t show up to a dinner party empty-handed! Grab the Tempranillo bottle from Campo Viejo is the perfect holiday wine ($12). The dash of raspberry and cocoa notes creates a full body approach that pairs perfectly with both dinner and dessert.
What does one wear for their own holiday party? Well, don’t look any further than the Best Behavior ruched midi dress from Oh Polly ($42). The seductive red body con dress is both classy and sexy, and mistletoe ready.
Spruce up the kitchen with an adorable Holiday Tea Towel from Rifle Paper Co. ($18). Our favorite design is the Christmas Tree with the full cast of the Nutcracker ballet. Now for Black Friday, enjoy 30% off your purchase!
No holiday season is complete without a cozy candle, and Rifle Paper Co.’s Limited Edition Holiday candle is like Christmas morning in a candle ($34). Let the scent of a warm fireplace, balsam fir trimmings, and frosted cranberry fill the festive house.
Don’t forget to send your wishes to Santa! The Letters to Santa ornament, also by Rifle Paper Co., is a fun reminder for your Christmas tree that we still believe ($24).
What better way to celebrate Christmas than with family pajamas? Get your host ready for the holidays with the ultimate Christmas morning accessory: matching PJs for everyone! FabKids‘ matching holiday pjs fits parents and kids alike, with options in baby, toddler, and child, as well as male and female adult outfits. We’re mad for this festive plaid print!
Give your holiday party host the greatest gift of all: not doing any work! Thanks to our favorite socially conscious convenience store The Goods Mart, a party-ready snack subscription box makes hosting an event easy as a healthy pie. A curated combination of up to seven emerging snack brands like Off Limits, Gigantic candy bars, and Siete will arrive at your door just in time for guests to chow down. The Rising Stars Box features Ujjo Hot Sauce for coffee, Licked ramen chocolate bar, Zaza pita chips, Rind kiwi chips, Off Limits Zombie cereal, Gigantic salted peanut sortasweet candy bars, and more ($48). Similarly, the Founded Box highlights top snacks from female, BIPOC, AAPI, and Latinx-founded brands ($48). We adore the Confetti summer truffle veggie chips, Siete grain-free cinnamon chips, BAM black gram chips, Gwell cloud nine cookies, Partake chocolate chip cookies, and the other sweet treats the box offers. Sign up for a subscription to try them all today!
Get ready to mix, mingle, and be merry thanks to Ocean Spray’s signature original cranberry juice cocktail. The iconic beverage can be the key ingredient to a festive alcoholic cocktail, or even spice up a salad with a cranberry relish. Our favorite is to mix with champagne for a little bubbly at any soiree. With no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or preservatives, Ocean Spray offers 100% vitamin C in the most delicious way possible– straight from the bog!
Plus, this year’s #BetterTogether campaign benefits national non-profit No Kid Hungry. Actor and Food Between Friends cookbook author Jesse Tyler Ferguson partnered with the brand to support giving back. “As we come out of the last 18 months, the promise of being able to finally spend time with loved ones is so wonderful, we are better together,” Ferguson said in a press statement. “As a new dad, I’m so proud to partner with Ocean Spray to thank the school staff feeding our children by providing delicious and nutritious packages as part of the Ocean Spray #BetterTogether initiative supporting No Kid Hungry this holiday season.” Cheers to that!
For the Jet-Setter
For those jetting off to a tropical destination to beat the winter weather, the Billie Racer Rib Dress in Terra-cotta ($109) is a sexy dress to wear on a night out.
Don’t forget to pack the perfect top and skirt set, courtesy of Luli Fama. We’ve fallen head over heels for this floral print duo, featuring the Off the Shoulder Fire Sleeve Top ($124) and matching Ruffle Hem Maxi Skirt ($148). You can find us grabbing margaritas on the beach in this steamy ensemble, thank you very much.
Grab a can of , HAPĒ sake spritz either before or after your flight. Supermodel Jordan Barrett launched the delicious sake with XED Beverages. HAPĒ is the first spiked seltzer made with premium Junmai sake, real fruit, and real tea. The cocktail is only 100 calories, with zero added sugar and all natural ingredients. It’s no wonder that we’re “happy” to announce that all three flavors are mouthwateringly addicting: Grapefruit with elderflower and ginger is a refreshing take on a grab-and-go drink, while Green tea with yuzu and lemon is light enough to feel like a summer day even in the cold winter months. Our favorite has to be Lemonade with hibiscus and lemongrass because of its stunning combination of flavors. But you really have to try all of them! Opt for the Variety Pack ($54.99) and spend your holiday eating, drinking, and being merry.
Explore the local area on your vacay with the hands-free Duality cross body bag by Sol and Selene ($60). We’re in love with the Midnight color combo with a red and navy striped strap and a cell phone-sized pocket to keep your valuables safe.
Wine-d down with the refreshing Flight Song Sauvignon Blanc by Brancott Estate. We’re not kidding when we say it’s our favorite white wine (and that’s high praise). No wonder that prestigious tastemakers agree: Flight Song has won gold at the 2018 New York International Wine Competition, and was ranked with 87 points by Wine Spectator. The tropical top notes of lemon, grapefruit, and mango sherbet make sipping this Sauvignon Blanc akin to a day at the spa. You’ll be refreshed in no time. Pair with lightly grilled foods to top off (literally) your vacay.
Slip into the Golden Maxi Dress by Daze Dayz ($188) perfect for pool-to-ocean (to dinner!) attire. We immediately were swooning over the paisley print and asymmetrical color blocking of the sunset-ready orange and whimsical lavender shade. The tassel tie detail makes it a must-have for any vacay!
Nothing makes us smile more than the Jolly Puff Mini Dress, also by Daze Dayz, that’s ideal to be worn as a cover up or a carefree frock ($168).
Did we die and go to swimsuit heaven? The sexy af bikinis by Neena Swim have us daydreaming of a poolside margarita. We love the Rathana two-piece set in blue, with a cross neck tie and almost NSFW bottoms ($58).
For a one-piece that is equally as flattering and stylish, the Cenote by Neena Swim embodies va va room meets vacation ($52). The plunge neck cut out bathing suit comes in either Brazilian or full bottoms, and we love the sleek black shade.