What some call holiday season, we call gift guide season. This means that I, along with every other editor in the company, have spent more hours than I care to count examining everything on the market. I’ve been identifying gifts for him, her, your aunt, your sister, your friend’s cousin’s fiance, and as you can imagine, I’ve ticked off a few items of personal interest along the way. The items in question, aka my own fantasy wish list, range from the indulgent (cashmere tights) to the opulent (a Cartier watch), all of which you can shop below.
Few things feel more indulgent than a pair of cashmere socks. And I’m always eyeing Jenni Lee’s classic Comme Si silhouettes. I’m dreaming of wearing these with anything from mary janes to sandals to loafers, or, let’s be honest, lounging around my house.
Like the designer herself, I’ve recently become obsessed with metal, especially the rawer retro allusions to mid-century Italian design. Although this particular pitcher has the perfect amount of playfulness thanks to the wavy handle.
Sophie Lou Jacobsen
Wool blend coat with raglan sleeves and oversized belt
I’m looking for a new coat and have some specs. I like the oversized (but not too big) silhouette, the simple color, and the sleeves that are wide enough to hold my chunky knit. This option from Raey ticks all those boxes.
I’m as captivated by a beautifully cut shirt as others might be over a taffeta skirt or beaded blazer. A beautiful cuff can literally make me dizzy. Chava Studio, based in Mexico City, makes the most beautiful custom shirts and I would love to get my hands on one of their classic tuxedo shirts.
XL Super 100 bag
I love what Rue de Verneuil does with their simple bag design. I already have a mini in heavy rotation, but have been looking for the larger size for a work or weekend bag.
Rue de Verneuil
Roma Heirloom Tomato Soy Wax Candle
Candles are complicated gifts, as are all things perfume-related. However, this Flamingo Estate tomato candle is so evocative of the kitchen that I think it’s about as nice as it gets.
Cabana magazine is more than a magazine. These are stylish tomes that deserve a place on your coffee table as much as anything. Plus, I think a membership is a fantastic thing for someone you love, a true gift that keeps on giving. (And it only comes twice a year so you won’t end up with a pile of unread magazines).
Tank Must de Cartier 22 mm
I’ve been drooling over Cartier’s timeless Tank watch for years. They seamlessly blend feminine and masculine elements into a design that I would want to wear essentially every day of my life.
Floral frame library stamp
Due to my slightly absurd reading habits, I have amassed quite a library. I love the idea of something to personalize the interior of my collection and make sure the ones I lend out go back home.
Paper peach shop
I am very particular about my morning coffee ritual and I am a woman of the French press. Also, I haven’t missed how good this looks on my kitchen counter.
Algae Candela Concha
I can’t help but be drawn to Carolina Irving & Daughters shell ware. (Fair warning: it’s easy to quickly fall into the deep recesses of your well-curated Instagram feed.) Instead of another plate, I’m looking at these chandeliers.
Carolina Irving and daughters
Margeaux 07 sweater
In the dreariest days of January, all I can muster in clothing is a chunky sweater and jeans, so a really good sweater better make it, right? I look forward to wearing this Janessa Leoné handwoven option all winter long.
I’ll take any excuse to rest my weary feet and lay on the Central Park grass. Needless to say, I keep the park blankets in heavy rotation. This Geometric Art Longchamp by Kristine Five Melvaer is a pretty high-end option and rolls up for easy (and stylish) transport.
Iconic crew neck cotton tee for women
Everyone appreciates a great t-shirt, no matter what their style. Petit Bateau is a proven staple (with Carolyn Bessette’s seal of approval). I have both their short sleeve shirts and tank tops, so the long sleeve rendition is on my list.
I’m having a very feminine shoe moment; nothing I like more than a look inspired by menswear with a delicate choice of footwear (in this case metallic). These Aeyde Mary Janes have the perfect toe shape and I’m obsessed with the silver tone of the leather.