Our Top Fashion and Beauty Gifts to Splurge on this Holiday Season
Finding the perfect gift is never easy — unless, of course, you happen to be immersed in the worlds of beauty and fashion commerce. In this case, it all comes down to who the recipient happens to be and what makes them tick. Then, and only then, you can zero in on the type of addition to make them brim with delight. Are they a jet-setting world-traveler, ever in search of the next cultural destination to broaden their horizons? Or perhaps they are more of a homebody, always ready to cuddle up under some designer cashmere to watch the latest season of White Lotus. Below you can peruse the most giftable finds this holiday season for the deserving ones on your Nice Lists.
For the Sartorially Inclined…
Max Mara Teddy Bear Icon Coat, $3,990
The most in-demand — not to mention snuggliest — coat of the season is the Teddy, and Max Mara got the memo. In fact, they even have a pop up in Aspen at the Hotel Jerome to get a stylist-approved fitting in one in the Aspen Times Printing House through December 23rd.
Celine Lace-Up Boot with Triomphe and Studded Outsole, $1,500
Lug soles and combat boots were already having a moment… then Wednesday Addams stole our black little hearts. Meet the most stylish way to rock the must-have boot of the moment, and Celine never disappoints
Hanky Panky 25-Piece Low Rise Thong Advent Calendar, $660
The cheekiest and most-loved advent calendar of the year is this lacy offering from Hanky Panky. Enjoy the cult favorite lace thong in twenty-five different hues and keep the merriment going year-round.
Michael Lo Sordo Leather Boy Blazer, $1,190
What this trend-right, oversized boy blazer lacks in form, it makes up for in Cool-factor. Your giftee will love wearing the season’s editor-beloved style.
Nué Eternity Silk Bra Top, $895
Watch and learn how this glittering little number takes “sexy suiting” to the next level… Pair with baggy bottoms and an oversized blazer to tap into the season’s trendiest silhouette, or wear with a form-fitting number that is undoubtedly timeless.
Balmain Hair Limited Edition Pont des Arts Headband FW 22, $790
Luxury hair accessories are in, so long as you know how to pair them. When the right outfit comes a’calling, reach for this limited edition, 18 K gold plated headband by Balmain to show them how it’s done.
Barbour Classic Beaufort Jacket, $415
Let’s face it: It’s cold, and this is a classic. Your male recipient will never regret having this UK-staple in his wardrobe.
Tumi x McLaren Velocity Backpack, $1,595
This piece of luggage will obviously come in handy. If he’s a car-lover, however, this is what we call a no-brainer…
Prada Saffiano Leather Wallet, $725
A wallet is a classic holiday gift for men, so why not make it one that is also classically chic? You can never go wrong with a piece from Prada, and Saffiano leather is the most durable.
Mikimoto White South Sea Cultured Pearl Cufflinks, $6,100
Elevate his suiting with a classic pair of cufflinks from the world’s leaders in pearls.
GLDSTN London Late Nights and Lie-Ins Weekender, $1,647.88
There is no way we would rather travel than with the beloved UK brand’s weekender in this gorgeous olive hue. Please and thank you.
Burberry Men’s Hero Eau de Parfum, $131
Give him the gift of smelling good with one of Burberry’s top-selling colognes for men.
For the Ever-Young
Shani Darden x Déesse Pro, $1,900
Thanks to the celebrity esthetician Shani Darden, you can now anti-age with setting one, combat acne with setting two, and even out your skin tone with the third using the most powerful LED mask on the market. It just takes ten minutes five times per week to reap results.
Kindred Black Savannah Lip Viper Oil, $98
Kindred Black makes small batch, slow beauty at its absolute finest. This ultra-fresh concoction nourishes the lips with the most beautiful, top shelf-worthy packaging we have ever seen.
Gucci Velvet Matte Lipstick Set, $97
After prepping her lips with the product above, they will be ready to receive Gucci’s gorgeous matte shades, including a season red and two staple neutral shades. By the way, if you haven’t tried their mascara yet, get on that…
Protéger Dermal Sérum, $115
Combat winter dryness with this facial grade body serum featuring aloe, vitamin C, and hydrating hyaluronic acid. Layer it under your favorite body oil and body balm to enjoy silky-smooth legs year-round.
Oribe Beechwood Medium Round Brush, $170
When the makers of our favorite shampoos (shout out to the Gold Lust line) began offering brushes? Well, there was no way we would pass up the opportunity to try. Your lustrous mane will thank you.
T3 Airebrush Duo Interchangeable Hot Air Blow Dry Brush, $189.99
Dryer brushes have changed the game when it comes to at-home blow-outs. For salon-worthy results from your very own bathroom, look no further than this luxe little contraption.
Furtuna Skin Replenishing Balm, $225
Some believe that Italians do it better. Fans of slugging — leaving a glazed layer of balm atop their regimen to prevent overnight transepidermal moisture loss, while locking in the precious active ingredients — will absolutely agree when reaping even more benefits with this green balm. This pristine formula from the Sicilian-sourced brand is anti-inflammatory, hydrating, and smells absolutely divine, as the ideal cherry on top of your nightly ritual.
111Skin Lunar28, $1,600
Developed by the British plastic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, this industry-beloved line — featuring the healing, brightening antioxidant N-Acetyl Cysteine — is a repeat favorite of ours. This anti-aging system is absolutely worth a go for visible brightening and tightening over the course of 28-days.
LYMA Laser, $2,695
The most powerful at-home device on the market? This cold laser by LYMA. It is beloved by celebrity esthetician Joanna Czech for promoting collagen production, elasticity, and improving the appearance of the skin from home in a matter of weeks.
Ourself Lip Filler + Lip Conditioner Set, $190
Who doesn’t want fuller, plumper, smoother, and overall more kissable lips?
For the Hostess
The Vampire’s Wife Crystal-Embellished Fangs Tree Decoration, $76
Receiving an ornament for Christmas does not sound exciting at all… but if it were this one? Well, we would not be disappointed.
Gucci Silver-Toned Metal Coaster Set of 2, $370
Quick! Before the fashion house’s direction changes, pick up the most irresistibly chic set of coasters on the market.
Argaux Blind Tasting Kit, $85-150
If your loved one is a fan of wine (or a wannabe sommelier), this blind tasting kit affords them the whole experience from the comfort of home. It’s not everyday that you can gift an actual experience that can still be enjoyed from the comfort of home.
Saint Laurent x Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1 Speaker, $480
We all rely on tech, but it need not be luxurious. Look no further than the Saint Laurent collections with high end Bang & Olufsen for auditory bliss on the home front.
Taschen The Secret Teachings of All the Ages, $500
The key to decorating with books? Selecting ones that you will want to read. Manly Palmer Halls’ original work was first published in 1928 and it has been re-launched in this gold-embossed, leatherette-spined wonder containing the occult’s most titillating secrets.
Orbit Theory Turntable, $999
There is something about listening to music on vinyl that is just so much fun — and this is the ideal way to do so.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 Scented Candle, $110
Finding the candle to provide the signature scent of your home is no small feat, which is why this cult-favorite scent from the beloved perfumer is without a doubt the way to go.