2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Home and Style Mavens
THE GIFT GUIDES ARE HERE!!!
I’ve got some fabulous ideas for a variety of humans: Home and Style Mavens (below,) Beauty and Wellness Enthusiasts, Home Cooks and Food Lovers, and, of course, Dudes.
We all know that holidays aren’t about the presents. BUT you may also know that giving presents can be the best, and I take great pleasure in helping you find the perfect present for someone you love, especially the tough giftees. (I feel you. Everyone in my family is shockingly difficult to shop for.)
As always, my hope is that these gift guides help make shopping for your people a little bit easier and more fun. And reminder that there is zero shame in forwarding these gift guides to significant others/family members with the subject “Hint, hiiiint.”
Happy gifting, friends! And happy, happy holidays. You’re the best.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide for Home and Style Mavens:
Gray Malin Double-Sided Puzzle. Triple threat gift: It’s apuzzle! It’s art! It’s coffee table/shelf décor! And it’s under $20. HALLELUJAH.
Monthly (or Weekly!) Flower Delivery. Last year, my in-laws gave me 3 months of flower deliveries from a local florist. They paid in advance to have a beautiful bouquet delivered once a month for three months. I never knew exactly when it was coming, so it always felt like a wonderful surprise and provided an instant pick-me-up. Fresh flowers are truly the gift that keeps on giving (and often something people don’t indulge in for themselves), so if you have someone on your list that’s difficult to shop for, this could be a great option!
Tammy & Benjamin Cubist Bag. Ooh la la! This modern twist on the classic black purse from French brand Tammy & Benjamin would be a unique addition to any woman’s bag collection. It’s beautifully crafted and adds a certain je ne sais quoi to both casual and dressier ensembles.
J. Crew Packable Hat. Many brands market their hats as packable, and while I won’t point fingers, I’ll just say that many brands also SIT ON A THRONE OF LIES. (Too dramatic?) This J. Crew number is the only truly packable hat I’ve ever owned. Thanks to a wire brim, this hat has a structured floppy vibe that’s not meant to be perfect, so you can fold it into fourths or roll it up and shove it into any tote or suitcase without worry. Another underrated selling point is that thanks to the floppier brim, you can have the hat lay flat against the back of a chair when leaning back to read. You can also adjust the brim to really frame the face for an ultimate sun protection cocoon! I have been recommending this baby for years, and I am thrilled to report that many of my friends (real and virtual) also endorse “the hat.”
Match Cloche. A friend gave this to us as a housewarming present, and it has since become one of my go-to gifts, as few people think to buy themselves chic match housing. There is a standard size or a fireplace size for anyone lucky enough to lounge in front of a wood-burning fireplace on the reg. Feeling luxe? Throw in this Maya candle or a little Hotel Lobby favorite.
Gummy Bear Lucite Tray. This is a niche gift, but I proudly present the perfect present for the entertainer with a gummy bear (or pop art) addiction via Furbish. To that .01% of people reading this gift guide…you’re welcome. (p.s. Furbish has lots of quirky and irreverent home items that would make great presents.)
Serena Shirt or Dress x CCH Collection. I would be a bad business lady if I didn’t suggest gifting the Serena Shirt, but I also truly believe that it would be a big hit for almost any woman in your life. Whether you go with the slightly dressier Classic Navy or Polished Ivory, or a bit more casual with the Essential Black, White, or Blue, this 100% silk button down is a piece to be reached for again and again. So much thought went into each of the details on this shirt—from making sure the button hits at just the right spot to show off the décolleté but not the bra to ensuring the silk drapes perfectly loose, tucked, and tied. The Serena Dress (which launches 11/25) has the same notched lapel as the shirt and is the ultimate wear-with-everything shirtdress in a gorgeous navy charmeuse. It can be worn loose or belted, either with the included sash or any other belt. Our goal with both the shirt and dress was to make the wearer feel beautiful and effortlessly chic, and I hope it can do that for someone you love this year.
*The Serena Shirt and Serena Dress fit true to size for a relaxed fit. If between sizes, go with the smaller size. For petites and those who prefer a more tailored look, I recommend sizing down a full size from one’s smaller size.
Studs Mini Pavé Huggies. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. (Even if they’re fake.) Delicate and easy to wear with just about everything, these mini pavé huggies are a winning choice that won’t break the bank. Studs is my go-to for everyday earrings, and they have a wide variety of huggies and hoops that are cute, comfortable, and amazing for sensitive ears. I’m also a huge fan of the mini chunky huggies in gold.
Black and White Bocce Ball Set. We could all stand to play more games, and this bocce ball set is a fun (and aesthetically pleasing) addition to anyone’s activity arsenal. And should you know a potential bocce fan who prefers to live their life in color, this set would be a great “louder” option. Both sets would pair well with a bottle of rosé. Just throwing it out there…
Leset Margo Tee. A good white t-shirt is shockingly hard to find, and this one is a personal favorite. It looks great with jeans or sweats, but it’s also structured enough to dress up with a skirt or blazer. And the neckline looks perfect layered under button downs and knits. I love the white most, but the black is also fantastic, and you could always get the pack that includes both.
The Nori Trim. Introduce a sweater collector to their new best friend! This electric fabric shaver has SIX precision razor blades to quickly and carefully remove pills, giving even the most tired garments a serious glow up.
Vintage Inspired Etched Cocktail Glasses. I’m a big believer that a cocktail tastes even better in fancy glassware, and the cocktail lovers in your life will appreciate this upgrade to their glassware collection. Whether you go with a set of coupes, goblets, or martini glasses (or a mixed set!), these glasses are guaranteed to make future cocktail hours and dinner parties that much more special.
Champagne Girl Cocktail Napkins. Treat your favorite champagne girl to her effervescent likeness on beautiful linen cocktail napkins! Chefanie makes the most fun, tongue-in-cheek homeware and accessories, and these cocktail napkins will add a dose of whimsy to future celebrations big and small. If you’re looking to spoil, include a bottle of bubbles.
Sezane Striped Sweater. If my own experience is any indication, this sweater is likely to become a seasonless favorite in any woman’s wardrobe. Worn loose or French tucked, these stripes look equally chic with a t-shirt/tank/turtleneck as they do with nothing underneath, and the sweater happens to hang perfectly when draped over the shoulders. I’m partial to the ecru with navy stripes, but it also comes in a camel stripe for the neutral queens, and a reverse of the navy pictured (navy background with ecru stripes). I recommend sizing up for a slouchier fit. If this isn’t your sweater lover’s style, I also recommend checking out this Jenni Kayne cardigan, this Naadam turtleneck, and this White + Warren cashmere sweatshirt.
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