Tis officially the season for gift-giving. For us, it’s 31 days of gift giving; for a month, we’ll be providing gift ideas for everyone on your list—from your hard-to-please parents to your ’90s-loving BFF and even your spoiled pet. Filled with creative picks that got our pulses racing, our Unwrapped holiday gift guides will make Christmas shopping a breeze this holiday season.
There's a saying about how giving is better than receiving, but it should totally go both ways. As editors, we spend so much time compiling the perfect gift guides for everyone else that we often forget about what we want in the grand scheme of it all. Let the record show that most of us don't expect to get the big spender items we included on this list—if anything, we might treat ourselves to them instead! And if you think that shopping for your friends and family is a challenge, wait until you see what's at the top of our lists. But if you happen to be our friends and family? Well, never say we didn't tell you exactly what we want. See? We're not that hard to please after all.
Guava, Crystal Emerald Glitter Oxfords, $348, available at Guava.
I would never spend this much money on a pair of shoes for myself, but... these are literally perfect. A classic shape with a modern twist—ideal for days when you have to look just a little bit extra. Who wouldn't want 'em?
- Gabrielle Korn, Digital Editorial Director
Alexander Wang, Lace T-Shirt With Strict Patch, $417, available at Alexander Wang.
Because I forever want to be a part of the #WangSquad.
- Marissa Smith, Fashion Market Editor
Diptyque, L’Ombre dans l’Eau Eau de Parfum, $150, available at Diptyque Paris.
This is my favorite scent, and I rarely splurge on perfumes for myself (instead, stocking up on the same cheap but intoxicating Egyptian musk oil that Carolyn Bessette Kennedy used to wear), but I would love for someone to give me this because I love it so much. It smells like an overly ripe, wild riverside garden; it’s dark and green and heady, and it does something magical on the skin. Plus the name is perfect.
- Kristin Iversen, Digital Deputy Editor
The Kooples, Black, Burgundy, and Gold Velvet Kimono, $535, available at The Kooples.
What could be more holiday-appropriate than a luxurious velvet kimono? I want to live in this gorgeous thing from The Kooples.
- Jenna Igneri, Fashion Market Assistant
Sharp, Tea-Ceré Matcha Tea Maker, $199.99, available at Sharp.
What better way to start the year of greenery than with an electric matcha maker? Ever since I found out that this is what Hannah Bronfman uses, I've had my heart set on it. I get matcha at least three times a week, so having a machine to mix it myself would help me save some of my own green (as in money). Can't a gal have some digital influence in this world?
- Sydney Gore, Digital Editorial Assistant
Lulu Frost, Zodiacs Gemini + Air Ring, $325, available at Lulu Frost.
Not only is this Gemini ring stunning on its own, but it can be paired with a ring signifying the zodiac sign of your partner or family members. If you opt for the necklace, you can actually combine several of the signs to make one completely custom piece.
- Irina Grecko, Digital Content Editor
Andy Warhol, Andy Warhol: Marilyn Blue Plate, $135, available at the Museum of Modern Art.
In my perfect world, Santa would bring me all four of these plates. They’re gorgeous and a true glo up from the silly poster my friends had in high school. (I was pretentious then and truly thought the only way I’d ever hang Warhol in my house would be if it were a real Warhol, not just a poster or a plate.) Anyway, they’re pretty impractical since I’ll never, ever eat off of them, but whatever. A good decorative plate hung on the wall in a nice, design-y fashion makes my heart sing.
- Hayden Manders, Staff Writer
The Arrivals, Moya II Oversized Shearling Jacket, $995, available at The Arrivals.
If I’m being practical, I really need a new computer and/or phone, but when have Christmas presents ever been about practicality? Instead, I’d rather see this leather jacket under my tree come the 25th. It’s probably not appropriate for winter but, with that price tag, I will wear in rain, sleet, and snow.
- Taylor Bryant, Web Editor
, Digital Gate Ankle Boot, $1,370, available at
, Star Trail Ankle Boot, $1,330, available at
, Fighter Platform Half Boot, $1,560, available at
, Baxter Dog Collar PM, $315, available at
Okay, so the first thing you need to understand is that I'm not, like, a Louis Vuitton girl. I never owned anything that had their infamous logo on it—knockoff or otherwise—back in the early 2000s when it was inescapable, and I certainly don't own anything now. However, I have to admit that in the last few months, my feelings about Louis Vuitton have changed pretty significantly. The NYLON offices are less than a block away, and it all started when a pair of badass platform boots with a chunky sole caught my eye. I was like, "Wait, what, who even makes these shoes?" After that, I've been regularly eyeing their window displays, lusting over mostly shoes but also a dog collar that would definitely fit around my neck. Maybe (in an alternate universe where I'm rich or have rich family or a rich lover), I could be a Louis Vuitton girl one day after all.
- Bee Hill, Social Media Director
Tokyo Bike, Classic Sport (CS), $825, available at Tokyo Bike.
Tokyo Bike is a very cool company with an even cooler shop in Manhattan, that was founded in 2002 and is based on the concept of "Tokyo Slow," which means speed is not the emphasis. Comfort is. You can't really ride fast in NYC because of all the traffic, so this would be perfect.
—Ben Barna, Senior Editor
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Cycling Shoes, $150, available at
For someone who shudders at the thought of going to the gym, I have always looked forward to SoulCycle. When I know I’ll be attending a class, it makes the day so much better, and I find that my body, mind, and heart all benefit from the workout. Give me the gift of tapping it back.
- Austen Tosone, Editorial Assistant
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