With loved ones, coworkers, kids, and close friends to shop for this holiday season, your gift list might need some expert guidance. And what about a reminder to treat yourself too? To get in the giving spirit and find the best gifts of the year, BAZAAR.com editors are sharing the presents they're giving and hoping to receive in December. Our gift exchanges are made up of designer candles, soothing beauty tools, and decadent treats; our wish lists for ourselves include satin party heels and luxury timepieces. The overall vibe? Gifts anyone would be excited to open.
From a fantasy Cartier necklace to a timeless Tory Burch satchel, read on for the 20 gifts BAZAAR editors are planning to give and dreaming to unwrap this holiday season. You'll find something for everyone on your list and new presents to wish for yourself.
To give: "Fortune and Frame's locket makes for a sentimental gift for any of my loved ones. The custom message inside is a constant reminder of just how much I care." —Shelby Ying Hyde, contributing fashion market editor
To get: "Inspired by style icon Lee Radziwill, this timeless style will work hard in my core wardrobe. It's the epitome of an everyday bag." —Shelby Ying Hyde, contributing fashion market editor
To give: "There are so many trendy cookware lines out there these days, but Le Creuset products stand the test of time for a reason. Their Dutch oven—in any color—is a kitchen essential for any home cook, and it will never go out of style." —Bianca Betancourt, culture editor
To get: "Real friends gift other friends Amina Mauddi shoes. Be that friend." —Bianca Betancourt, culture editor
To give: "This is the coziest blanket, and everyone who touches it falls in love." —Kerry Pieri, digital fashion director
To get: "I feel mentally and emotionally ready for the perfect watch." —Kerry Pieri, digital fashion director
To give: "This season, my family is looking to cut back on holiday gifts in general, but I'm still looking to surprise my husband (well, maybe not after he reads this) with a gold chain necklace for Christmas, which he's been eyeing for months." —Tiffany Dodson, associate beauty commerce editor
To get: "And to replace my beloved and worn-out wristlet wallet, this year, I'd love to receive this streamlined number from Acne Studios. It has plenty of slots for my credit cards, plus a zip compartment for cash." —Tiffany Dodson, associate beauty commerce editor
To give: "The friends I exchange gifts with each year haven't had a chance to visit New York City (and me!) in ages. Cookies from one of my favorite bakeries double as a preview of the food tour we'll take when they can finally stop by. " —Halie LeSavage, fashion commerce editor
To get: "I'll be daydreaming about The Last Line's customizable tennis bracelets until Christmas. Adding my family's initials would be such a personal touch, and one I would wear 24/7." —Halie LeSavage, fashion commerce editor
To give: "This stainless steel gua sha tool is non-porous, meaning it's easier to clean and more likely to prevent bacteria buildups than its jade counterparts. It also makes for the perfect stocking stuffer for all my fellow skincare junkies." —Chelsey Sanchez, associate news editor
To get: "The only thing I'd want to find under my tree, more than this book, is an actual Vivienne Westwood design." —Chelsey Sanchez, associate news editor
To give: "The confetti-splattered cutting board from Coming Soon hits the gifting trifecta: It's fun, useful, and original. Plus, unless you're giving it to someone who is super clued in to the downtown New York shopping scene, you can be sure your recipient doesn't already own one. The only problem is that it's such a versatile gift, I keep changing my mind about who I'm going to give it to." —Izzy Grinspan, deputy digital editor
To get: "I'm in the market for a pair of super-chunky Chelsea boots, and it doesn't get chunkier than these." —Izzy Grinspan, deputy digital editor
To give: "Celine is launching candles that are truly out of this world. Everyone should be lucky enough to have one burning in their home this holiday season." —Nikki Ogunnaike, digital director
Editors' note: Celine candles are available for purchase in the designer's Paris boutique.
To get: "If money were not object, I'd be opening up this Cartier Clash necklace on Christmas morning." —Nikki Ogunnaike, digital director
To give: "Holidays are the perfect time to introduce people to your all-time favorite products. This line from Carol's Daughter has been a staple in my routine for several years!" —Mariah Morrison, senior social media editor
To get: "Everyone needs a statement necklace, and this name one is an iconic blast from the past with deep roots in the Black community. It's a perfect addition to wear every day or layer with other gold chain necklaces." —Mariah Morrison, senior social media editor
To give: "During the holiday season, I always gift fancy pajamas. A gorgeous PJ set is not exactly the gift every woman buys for herself, so it's nice to receive it. I love La Perla sets." —Katie Intner, assistant beauty editor
To get: "Now that return to office is approaching, a great workbag makes the perfect gift. I love the Telfar bags, which are perfect for any occasion (not just the office) and come in so many amazing colors." —Katie Intner, assistant beauty editor