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POPSUGAR's 2013 Holiday Gift Guide

Dec 12 2013 - 12:10pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and that means it's time to get gifting! Our editors have rounded up some of their favorite items to help you pick the perfect present for that special friend, family member, or co-worker. We've got 100 great ideas to make the giving even easier this year, and if you're still stumped, check out even more gift guides [1] to get you started. Happy holidays — and happy shopping!

I've been obsessed with giving (and getting!) Sugarwish assortments [2] ($25-$65) since I learned about them last year. I have a notorious sweet tooth, and I simply love that the recipient is able to pick her own goodies, so you don't have to guess anyone's favorite candy.

— Molly Goodson, VP of content

Channel Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen [3]'s unique brand of city-girl cool with these Hanover Sunglasses [4] ($225) from their Elizabeth and James [5] line. They're perfect for traveling, grabbing coffee, or any time you need to protect yourself from a photographer's flash.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

You know that lovely feeling you get when you buy fresh flowers wrapped in butcher paper? This copper sheet metal stampvase [6] ($267) gives you the same sensation, only much longer-lasting. Whether you have it in mind for a loved one or add it to your own wish list, this vessel is the perfect antidote to those boring clear vases.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

I've become fixated on finding the perfect ear cuff, and I'm pretty sure I've met my match in the Carnivorous gold cuff [7] by Annelise Michelson ($390). I love the sleek yet edgy design, which will set off a basic black cocktail dress just as well as a t-shirt and jeans.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

Forget Instagram! When it comes to vintage photos, I want a Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera [8] ($100) to take me back to the days of physical photos.

— Annie Gabillet, news editor

Casual weekend wear is easily elevated by these Common Project Suede Sneakers [9] ($380), a favorite of celebs.

— Kim Timlick, director of POPSUGAR international

If you've got a California girl or serious sun-lover on your list, this dainty palm tree necklace [10] ($598), by Rashida Jones for Dannijo [11], would be perfect (even if it is made in New York!).

— Lauren Turner, celebrity and features editor

Home items can be tricky to give as gifts, but this pouf [12] ($90) is functional and fun. You can use it as an ottoman, an extra seat, or just decoration, and the recycled fabric gives it an extra-unique look.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

I've been holding out on buying an iPad for years, but the new iPad Mini [13] ($399) is hard to resist. It's the perfect in-between size, it's lightweight, and it now comes with a retina display. What more could you ask for?

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

Leather jackets aren't going anywhere, but there's always a new version that can update the classic style. Madewell [14]'s Quilted Leather Jacket [15] ($595) is that perfect update, with its tough but sexy zipper accents.

— Shannon Vestal, TV and movies editor

If you can't have a big Christmas tree, it turns out that a candle could be the next best thing. Nest's birchwood pine scented candle [16] ($34) literally smells like Christmas, so it's the perfect gift for the person who likes to stay merry all year round.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

Dress up your best friend's nest with this sparkly dreamer pillow [17] ($60) from celebrity stylists Emily Current and Meritt Elliott's collaboration with PB Teen.

— Lauren Turner, celebrity and features editor

It's time to take a well-deserved vacation. And no, I don't mean a weekend trip to your hometown. I'm talking an all-out rest fest. Consider the Princess Mediterranean cruise [18] ($4,248), because all the food will already be there, you won't have to worry about any of the nightmares that normally accompany travel, and you'll get to feast your eyes on one of the most beautiful and breathtaking parts of the world (in my humble opinion).

— Ryan Roschke, editorial assistant

If you're not in on the latest celebrity workout craze — spinning at SoulCycle — then you're missing out. Jake Gyllenhaal [19] gets his sweat on at an NYC studio, while Katie Holmes [20], Lena Dunham, and other stars have been known to hop on a bike for a candlelit class or two. Now you can give the gift of fitness (at home!) with the SoulCycle bike [21] ($2,200).

— Lauren Turner, celebrity and features editor

Help your friends ditch the plastic earbuds for something more chic! I'm loving these simple gold and white Frends Layla headphones [22] ($168), which come with a fabric storage bag for travel.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

Kate Moss [23] is a fan of these Rag & Bone moto boots [24] ($595), and it's easy to see why. Not only are they on-trend, but they are also classic enough to wear for seasons to come.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

In the Mac vs. PC battle, I'm a Mac girl, and Apple's 27-inch iMac computer [25] ($1,799) is at the top of my wish list. Superthin with wireless accessories, it's a dream gift for anyone who's tech-obsessed.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

Dermatologist to the stars for over 25 years, Dr. Lancer became famous thanks to Oprah's endorsements. She even helped him launch his skin care line over two years ago in Nordstrom [26]. The Method [27] ($255) includes three steps: polish (exfoliator) [28], cleanser [29], and nourish (moisturizer) [30]. After one use, your skin looks and feels healthier and younger — just like a star!

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

Get someone to throw that Snuggie away by giving them DwellStudio's Brushed Mohair Throw [31] ($279). So luxurious and cozy!

— Shannon Vestal, TV and movies editor

Nicole Richie [32] has a different take on the loafer trend with these intricately embroidered Zia Spider Flats [33] ($250) from her House of Harlow [34] 1960 brand. Don't let the complicated beading deter you; these shoes will go with everything.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

I love New York, and I really love Nars [35], so I'm more than a little excited about the Nars New York set [36] ($75). The palette features pretty, wearable colors, and the set also includes pink lip gloss, bronzer, and a cool, dark purple nail polish.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

If they're good enough for Lauren Conrad [37]'s office, they're good enough for my desk! I love the idea of these CB2 Shadow Pencils [38] ($6) tied in a big bow and gifted in an equally modern lucite pencil holder.

— Lauren Turner, celebrity and features editor

Gwyneth Paltrow [39] is known for her simple, classic signature style, which she carries over into her Goop collaborations. This Goop exclusive Clare Vivier foldover star clutch [40] ($260) is a perfect addition to any woman's bag collection. The black suede is luxurious, the stars are playful, and the size is perfect to grab for a night on the town.

— Molly Goodson, VP of content

The nail-art trend is still alive and well, and Ciaté's feathered manicure set [41] ($25) is poised to be the next big thing in the world of designer digits. I'd snap up one of these kits for myself and another as a gift for my little sister and use the DIY [42] time as an opportunity to catch up.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

The Mad Men: Season Six DVD [43] ($50) is out now, and why not watch Don's Hawaiian vacation over and over again?

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

POPSUGAR's monthly subscription Must Have [44] ($40) box is the gift that keeps on giving. Like your birthday every month, you will receive full-size editors' picks in fashion, beauty, food, home, fitness, and entertainment. From a beautiful necklace to a pretty makeup palette to a sweet treat you wish you knew about months ago, it makes the mail much more exciting.

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

The holidays are a great time to gift people you love with the kinds of items they'd probably never splurge on for themselves. This Harry Josh blow-dryer [45] ($250, originally $300) is a prime example. Not only is it raved about by beauty experts, but the cheerful mint-green color and portable size also make it a stylish yet practical present for any mane-obsessed woman you know.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

Esthetician Sonya Dakar [46]'s celebrity clients include gorgeous ladies like Gwyneth Paltrow [47], Drew Barrymore [48], and Sofia Vergara, which is why her Get Glowing Beauty Detox [49] ($229) might be the ultimate "I'll have what she's having" juice cleanse. I'll be using this program to reset my system after enjoying lots of yummy holiday treats.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

I've heard nothing but great things about Wild [50] ($17), Cheryl Strayed's memoir about finding herself while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Now that Reese Witherspoon [51] has begun filming the movie adaptation in the starring role, I'm making it a priority to finally read it.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

Give the gift of glamour with the Raymond Bar Cart [52] in nickel from Plantation Design ($1,025). I feel like I'm in The Great Gatsby every time I see this piece in my living room, and I never tire of making cocktails for friends on the expansive mirrored shelf.

— Nick Maslow, editorial assistant

The Vitamix [53] ($549) is like the holy grail of kitchen appliances. It acts as a blender and a food processor and can even make hot soup!

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

As someone who basically carries their life around with them, I'd love to upgrade my current tote with this Givenchy Nightingale [54] ($1,965). Besides being roomy, the pale gold hardware is supersophisticated, and the supple black lambskin leather will last forever.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

I'm constantly on the hunt for modern art that fits with my aesthetic, and the Neiman Marcus "Chevron" Giclee [55] ($224, originally $345) is right up my alley. It's bright and colorful without being too over-the-top, and it would fit in virtually any room.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

Kate Hudson [56]'s new line of affordable and fashionable athleticwear might just be the perfect thing for a fitness-minded pal. I'd pick the Kingston Sweatshirt [57] ($40), which looks equally stylish while sweating as it does during your post-workout coffee run.

— Lauren Turner, celebrity and features editor

Your Francophile friend will appreciate the Parisian-cool vibe of Madewell [58]'s bien fait sweatshirt [59] ($75). The black and white top features the word "bien" on the front and "fait" on the back — "made well" in French.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

Any Breaking Bad fan will be itching to get their hands on the complete series box set [60] ($300). Not only does it come with every episode from all five seasons, but there's also 55 hours of bonus features, including deleted scenes, a gag reel, and interviews with the cast. Did I mention there's also a very special "Pollos Hermanos" apron? Now get cooking.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

This Rachel Bilson house tour [61] led me to fall in love with everything on the Heirloom Reclaimed Etsy page, especially this rustic metal and barnwood bookcase [62] ($495). It's made from reclaimed wood and would be a great place for anyone on your gift list to store books or other knickknacks.

— Molly Goodson, VP of content

This Mansur Gavriel Tote [63] ($425) is a favorite among street style stars and fashion editors. Kirsten Dunst [64] is the latest celeb to be spotted with one of their bags. The Italian leather tote comes in a variety of neutral shades on the outside paired with beautiful saturated colors on the inside. It's the kind of material that gets better over time, so invest now and enjoy for years to come.

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

A coffee-table book makes a great gift, and Private, Giancarlo Giammetti [65] ($250) would be perfect for the fashion-lover in your life.

— Kim Timlick, director of POPSUGAR international

Adored by celebrities, Commes des Garcons is renowned for its simple and practically indestructible leather wallets. This Bright Star Wallet [66] ($104) will help your wallet stand out from the inside of your handbag thanks to its white and blue stars.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

These tentilla candleholders [67] ($36-$48) from Anthropologie [68] make for great holiday-party hostess gifts. The octopus-inspired design is a little bit nautical, a little bit gothic, and majorly memorable.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

J.Crew has been taking its game to a new level this year by putting cute embellishments on its classic sweaters. The bedazzled collar on this merino wool sweater [69] ($140) makes it a piece worth investing in.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

The varsity look is making a serious comeback, meaning this Todd Snyder Champion Letterman Jacket [70] ($795) is an investment you want to make. The monochrome color really amps up the design, making it a flexible piece you can dress up or dress down, over and over again.

— Ryan Roschke, editorial assistant

We've all got that one friend who's a little late to the game, like the fan frenzy surrounding British series Downton Abbey. Thankfully, you can gift seasons one-three on DVD [71] ($130) before the series picks up again in January. It's the perfect accompaniment to cozying up by the fire over holiday downtime.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

Every year I drag my feet on getting the perfect New Year's Eve dress, so I'd be superexcited to see this festive t-shirt dress [72] ($158) by Madewell [73] under the tree.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

This Jonathan Adler [74] Lucite Butterfly Obelisk [75] ($395) reminds me of a Damien Hirst art piece. It's quirky and beautiful, and it would be a fitting accent on the desk of that polished, creative professional you know, whether it's your mom or best friend.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

If you've got a music lover on your gift list, then allow me to present the Jawbone Jambox [76] ($150). This little wireless speaker comes in a variety of colors and is amazingly portable. Whether you take it with you on a trip or just use it in your home, this speaker is the perfect companion to anyone's music library.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

Sometimes a cute shirt is just that. J.Crew [77] teamed up with illustrator Hugo Guinness to "add some extra personality" to its supercomfy linen tees. My favorite is the Nobody's Perfect Tee [78] ($50) — the mantra helps me get through the crazy holiday season.

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

We've been counting down the days for Britney Spears [79] to kick off her Piece of Me residency at Planet Hollywood in Vegas. The best gift (ever) for a superfan is to splurge for the Britney Spears Planet Hollywood VIP Meet and Greet Package [80] ($2,500). There's nothing quite like seeing Brit's legendary moves and dancing to her hits in person — in Vegas!

— Molly Goodson, VP of content

A Leica [81] is a hip but super-high-quality digital camera (this one shoots 12.1 megapixels). I love the Leica C [82] ($699) in particular, with its glam, light-gold exterior.

— Shannon Vestal, TV and movies editor

Is there anything more luxurious than cashmere? Sofia's cashmere knit throw blanket [83] ($800-$1,150) is a plush pick that can be used year-round.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

I've been a fan of the beautifully packaged TokyoMilk products for years, and we even included them in one of our special edition Must Have boxes. For the holidays, it has launched a Honey and Moon Collection [84] ($48), which includes a candle, lotion, soaps, and cute card. The presentation alone is a gift.

— Lisa Sugar, editor in chief

Burberry [85] is a favorite of famous Brit It girls like Sienna Miller [86] and Emma Watson [87]. This Burberry Long Leather Detail Wool Cashmere Trench Coat [88] ($2,295) is a lux twist on the fashion house's classic trench.

— Annie Gabillet, news editor

Soirees come and go, but crystal barware is forever. With its vertical stripes and stainless steel handle, the Baccarat Harmonie Ice Bucket [89] ($675) is both sophisticated and utilitarian.

— Nick Maslow, editorial assistant

Jessica Seinfeld's second cookbook, The Can't Cook Book [90] ($28), makes recipes doable for even the most culinary challenged — and Gwyneth Paltrow [91]'s a fan, too!

— Lauren Turner, celebrity and features editor

As a lifelong fan of St. Elmo's Fire, I'm ashamed of myself that I haven't yet read Rob Lowe [92]'s autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends [93] ($11). I demand to know everything about him, and I'm sure my friends will too.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

Get a different spin on the sweatshirt trend with this adorable Internet Sweatshirt [94] ($44) from The Fourth Floor Print Shop.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

I imagine that putting on Loeffler Randall's lace-up creepers [95] ($236, originally $295) is like traveling back in time; they remind me so much of Jazz Age dancing shoes. If I'm lucky enough to receive these flats, I'll be pairing them with slim black pants and a matching blazer for a '20s-inspired night out on the town.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

With the Sundance Film Festival just around the corner, I'm on the lookout for a chic new Winter coat. J.Crew's military parka [96] ($350) fits the bill; it's sporty but stylish and will keep me warm from the movie screenings to the parties.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

Jessica Simpson [97]'s shoe line is my weakness, and I love these Abbear Peep-Toe Booties [98] ($80). Talk about an item anyone would be thrilled to unwrap.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

Nothing perks up a coffee or end table like a stack of Neon Leather Coasters [99] ($44). The geometric pattern is subtle, yet fun, and the fluorescent hue ensures that none of your guests will forget to use one.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

Even though I've been very good this year, there's no reason why I can't look like a badass. These Saint Laurent [100] Rangers Studded Leather Boots [101] ($2,395) are the ultimate in edgy glamour — just check out those toe spikes!

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

Fashion trend-setters like Zoe Saldana [102] and Olivia Palermo are fans of Milly. The brand's Oversize Tweed Moto Jacket [103] ($595) just reads cool.

— Annie Gabillet, news editor

What better time to get a new refrigerator than during the major food holidays? The Smeg '50s-style fridge [104] ($1,999) is the perfect mix of retro styling and modern technology. It's like keeping your food in an episode of I Love Lucy!

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

I like to think of myself as a modern-day Sherlock Holmes who happens to solve no mysteries and doesn't actually smoke a pipe. The Horchow Tufted Leather Chair & Ottoman [105] ($1,079) is pretty much everything I'm looking for in a chair. Its bucket-like seat looks insanely comfortable, and the fact that an ottoman comes with it is just an added bonus.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

When it comes to a gorgeous room, lighting can make all the difference, and DwellStudio's vintage table lamp [106] ($720) has a cool, sculptural design with a gorgeous brass finish. I'm convinced that if it sat on my desk, I'd be more productive.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

Not only was Net-a-Porter.com's newly launched Capitol Couture collection designed by Catching Fire costumer Trish Summerville herself, but it includes several near-replicas of Katniss's wardrobe directly from the movie — namely, this gorgeous Mockingjay dress [107] ($550). This piece would easily double as a collector's item and wardrobe favorite for any diehard fan of the franchise.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

Nanette Lepore [108] is one of my absolute favorite designers, and this On My Mind Bow Detail Dress [109] ($278) is gorgeous. It works as a simple LBD, but it also has just enough detail to make it memorable. Ideal for all your holiday party needs!

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

Ray-Ban [110] sunglasses are one of the best gifts you can give because they never go out of style. Just look at all the celebs who are always rocking different pairs. I'm loving the clubmasters [111] ($145) because they're classics but a little less universal than the aviators or wayfarers.

— Shannon Vestal, TV and movies editor

In a black, beige, and ivory pattern, J.Crew's Wool Houndstooth Scarf [112] ($78) is an ideal everyday layer for Winter. Even better? The cool, menswear-inspired piece would work well with just about any outfit, so you can buy in bulk for friends with all kinds of styles.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

iPads aren't going anywhere any time soon, so more and more brands are coming out with stylish carrying cases. I love this Wool iPad Case [113] ($60) from Club Monaco [114] because it's simple, it's affordable, and it would match just about anything.

— Ryan Roschke, editorial assistant

I'm head over heels for every piece of glam-punk gorgeousness jewelry designer Maria Francesca Pepe [115] has been churning out as of late — especially these "Never Is a Promise" ear cuffs [116] ($289). They're bold, but sophisticated, and the kind of gift that qualifies as a true treasure.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

A Massimo Vitali photograph [117] (inquire for price) would make a stunning, albeit pricey, present for that special someone. Hey, Courteney Cox [118] has one hanging in her living room.

— Kim Timlick, director of POPSUGAR international

If you live somewhere where it snows or rains in the Winter, you will want these boots. Despite being made of supple leather and wood, the No. 6 Shearling Boots [119] ($390) are practically indestructible and will help you wade through slush and snow while still looking stylish.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

The Roomba is the raddest tool that also keeps your house impeccably clean, and iRobot [120]'s 880 model [121] ($700) has new AeroForce technology, so it's an even better Roomba than before.

— Shannon Vestal, TV and movies editor

Is a "pursehorse" a thing? If it is, I am one. This 3.1 Phillip Lim Ryder satchel [122] ($1,095) in fuchsia ponyhair and black leather is the latest object of my affection. The color is intense, but the details and hardware are sleek and streamlined, making it the kind of gift any fashion-lover worth her mettle would gasp upon finding under the Christmas tree.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

There's something so satisfying about opening a pretty blank planner at the start of the year, and as always, I'm relying on Moleskine [123] for my 2014 version. In bright, poppy colors, the classic 18-month weekly planner [124] ($16) is a must for every paper-goods nerd.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

I'm a sucker for good loungewear, so as soon as I laid eyes on Equipment's silk pajama set [125] ($390), I was instantly in love. The polka-dot print is fun — without being too young — and the shorts even have pockets! I'm looking forward to wearing these while curled up with a good book in front of the fireplace.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

Guard against the Winter chill and stay fashionable with these Elodie Rabbit Gloves [126] ($250) from Eugenia Kim [127], an accessories-maker that is insanely popular with the stars. Wear them over your coat sleeves for a particularly chic look.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

I grew up watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All, so naturally I'm curious to find out what was really going on when the cameras stopped rolling. Melissa Joan Hart's new biography, Melissa Explains It All [128] ($15), is bound to have some interesting tidbits about the teen star's life — a great gift idea for a friend who totally gets it.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

If you've got a pal who has trouble incorporating color into their wardrobe, think about gifting the Marc by Marc Jacobs Goodbye Columbus Patchwork Bag [129] ($578). It's colorful in a muted way, and it easily transitions from Fall to Spring.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

Take a festive trip inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue while reading Christmas at the White House — and Reflections From America's First Ladies [130] ($35). I flip through the pages each year and marvel at all the gorgeous ways the White House has been decorated for the holidays.

— Nick Maslow, editorial assistant

I have several different Baggus for shopping, but none that's as cool as its leather tote [131] ($120). Can you imagine showing up at Trader Joe's with this?!

— Shannon Vestal, TV and movies editor

I've had The Luminaries [132] ($27) by Eleanor Catton on my to-read list for weeks now, and I'm especially excited about the book since she won this year's Man Booker Prize. It's an easy, of-the-moment gift your favorite bookworm is sure to appreciate.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

Little notebooks are an easy, well-received gift, and this one is especially cute with its cheeky cover. We may not all be organizational all-stars, but with a new year around the corner, many people have designs on getting that in check. Why not start with this Futile Attempts at Organising My Life [133] notebook ($12)?

— Molly Goodson, VP of content

I'm a huge fan of designer Kelly Wearstler [134], and her slim padlock vase [135] ($495) manages to be both edgy and timeless, featuring cool nailhead details. Glamorous and tough, it'll provide the perfect contrast to a bunch of bright pink peonies.

— Laura Marie Meyers, assistant news editor

Ladies love handbags, especially luxury handbags — that's where the Victoria Beckham Liberty [136] ($1,350) comes in. She won't be disappointed.

— Kim Timlick, director of POPSUGAR international

Tobey Maguire [137]'s wife, Jennifer Meyer [138], has made a name for herself by crafting exquisite and delicate jewelry that has become a favorite with It girls all over the world. This Diamond Lowercase Stud Earring [139] ($950) is a fun twist on the typical monogrammed item. Get a different letter for each ear for each of your initials.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

For the girl on the go, the Trish McEvoy Makeup Planner [140] ($68) is a lifesaver. It's the perfect makeup case for keeping all of your cosmetics neat, organized, and ready to hit the road.

— Becky Kirsch, entertainment director

I travel pretty frequently for both work and pleasure, so my luggage tends to get rolled out — and beaten up — often. I'd love a piece of hardcase luggage from Rimowa [141] ($495-$625) to replace my ready-to-be-retired suitcase. Jet-setters including Jessica Alba [142] and Kanye West [143] are fans of the brand's indestructible, luxurious pieces, and I've fallen for its latest offerings in a sophisticated shade it's calling pearl rose.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

Brooklyn-based artist William Eadon creates graphically bold work with a heavy dose of whimsy, and a personal favorite of mine is his piece titled "Whatever" [144] ($75-$310). Because sometimes we all need a visual reminder not to take life too seriously.

— Lindsay Miller, entertainment editor

Talk about a functional shoe. I adore this Loeffler Randall Tilda Scallop Pump [145] ($295), a shoe with just enough detail to make it interesting without being too crazy. The modest heel means you're comfortable at the office, but you still look edgy if you go out after work.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

The holidays start the second you hear a Champagne bottle pop. Veuve Clicquot's Brut Rosé 2004 [146] ($95) features light fruit and citrus flavors that even the most particular among us will enjoy. Surprise the Mr. Claus in your life with a chilled bottle on Christmas Eve.

— Nick Maslow, editorial assistant

Gwyneth Paltrow [147]'s got great taste, so it's no surprise that this Sarah Chloe monogram bangle [148] ($379), made exclusively for Goop, is a winner. And anything personalized gets an extra vote from us!

— Kim Timlick, director of POPSUGAR international

This slithering Riedel mamba decanter [149] ($495) is the statement piece I need for my dining room table.

— Annie Gabillet, news editor

Gaia Repossi's elaborate baubles have been worn by everyone from Natalie Portman [150] to Rihanna [151], and her rose gold phalanx ring [152] ($9,890) is high on my list of eternal wants. Inspired by the art nouveau period, it boasts detailed angular cutouts and strategically set diamonds. It's so distinctive and detailed that it would take even the most basic outfit to the next level.

— Britt Stephens, assistant entertainment editor

Trade in your boring solid-color scarf for this richly designed, handmade Malachite Silk Scarf [153] ($120) from Threadbare Supply Co. The goes-with-anything pattern, which was taken from a real malachite gemstone, will brighten up any Winter wardrobe.

— Maria Mercedes Lara, associate editor

When it comes to purchasing a high-quality fashion gift, the key is to find a trend-proof piece. The Hermès Faconnee Grand H scarf [154] ($430) in hot pink will keep your loved one warm for years to come — and they'll never forget who thought they deserved it.

— Nick Maslow, editorial assistant

I may be slightly vain, but I love me a good mirror, and I know a few people who are on the same page. The "Mirrored Circles" Accent Mirror [155] ($150) is both gorgeous and functional for a bedroom or entryway.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor

This wall art is just plain sassy. The 1933 Sevilla Fiesta Dancer Wooden Sign [156] ($70, originally $100) looks vintage and brings a touch of flair to a living room, kitchen, or just about anywhere in your house.

— Maggie Pehanick, assistant editor


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