On each of my published gift guides, I have a few personal favorites. Some are items I purchase often (Diptyque room sprays, candles, coffee table books) and others are things that have been a hit with friends and family. For the last rush of online shopping, scroll below for my top picks from each category. Shipping times are getting tight and the countdown is on!
Resin salad servers, Golden Light book, Diptyque room spray
Beautiful salad servers, books on design, cooking, or gardening, plus room sprays and candles are always well received. Diptyque Gingembre is a warm, well liked scent, particularly this time of year.
The Vuori Ponto pant for men is sold out often for good reason. The slim silhouette is flattering, and the fabric is incredibly soft. Cashmere socks may not be on someone’s list, but they’re always loved and appreciated.
Both the Thereagun and Hyperice are incredibly popular devices (and gifts) to help work out kinks and muscle tightness. They’d be especially welcome now with massage availability so limited. (I’m getting the mini for travel.) AirPods or other wireless earbuds are a must for workouts, but they’re also great for listening to a book, quiet downtime with a meditation guided app like Calm or a handsfree call.
pillow spray, cashmere wrap, sleep mask
My personal travel essentials include things that bring comfort when away from home. Sleeping with an eye mask and a pillow spray ensure a good night’s rest. I’ve raved about a cashmere wrap for years. For airplanes, hotels, restaurants, it’s a must have packing item for me. Beyond travel, it’s a great gift for lounging at home. I’ve given several to my mother over the years and she loves wrapping one around her shoulders while watching television or reading in bed.
glasses, Birkenstocks, Sweatty Betty top
The best at home comforts include shearling lined shoes, Blue Light blocking glasses (I keep several pair around the house) and a variety of elevated cozy tops or sweaters to replace basic tees.
Aesop body scrub, Supracor bath mitt, Diptyque hand cream
The above three items are personal beauty favorites. I LOVE the Supracor mitt, am obsessed with the rose scented Diptyque hand cream (Chanel too) and Aesop body scrub. All would make great stocking stuffers! More options here if above are sold out.
Lastly, it’s the little things that make a workspace at home special. Keep fresh flowers or greens on a desk contained in a pretty vase, upgrade note pads and paper goods with something more personal, and have a luxe throw handy to keep the chill away in style.
I so enjoy your gift guides each year. Also, who makes that stunning crystal tree? Thank you, Karima.
Thank you. I found the tree at a consignment store. I love it!
That was a terrific find! It looks like Simon Pierce – you can find similar there. Great gift guides – thank you!
Yes I have a smaller Simon Pierce that’s beautiful too.
That crystal tree may be Simon Pearce.
Karima, is there any maker’s mark on the base? Thank ou!
Simon Pearce makes them