10 PureWow Editors Reveal What's on Their Holiday Wishlist This Year
There’s something so delightfully voyeuristic about taking a peek at someone else’s holiday wish list (you know, so long as that person isn’t your child or partner). But it’s also a great way to find inspiration for the gifts you have to buy this year, especially when it comes to figuring out what to buy your too-cool cousin who’s TikTok famous or your bestie who’s suddenly gotten really obsessed with organizing thanks to The Home Edit. That’s why we asked ten PureWow editors to share their holiday wishlists. From a luxurious face cream and a few pairs of fancy pajamas to a nice box of assorted chocolates, here’s what our coworkers will (hopefully) be unwrapping come December.
1. See by Chloe Over-the-Knee Boots & DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro
"I've tried a few Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare devices (including the SpotLite Acne Treatment Device and EyeCare Pro), so now I'm dying to get my hands on the brand's DRx SpectraLite FaceWare Pro ($435). I'm confident that it will take my skincare routine to the next level, since it's designed to cover all the bases from acne to signs of aging. And because being short doesn't come with enough fashion struggles as it is, finding a decent over-the-knee boot that doesn't cover my whole leg is almost impossible. But these See by Chloe Annia Over The Knee Boots (
$615; $431) are the perfect length, and they're incredibly chic (I seriously want to wear them everywhere)." —Destinee Scott, Assistant Editor
2. Paravel Tote Bag, Box of Chocolate, & Comfy Jumpsuit
"I can see myself ditching all my other bags to use this Small Cabana Tote by Paravel ($165) almost every day. It's not too big or too small. Plus, it's eco-friendly, it's pretty and it's customizable too. I've also recently become obsessed with Elements Truffles ($40) after sampling a few of their bars earlier this year. I certainly wouldn't mind rationing a full box of their tasty chocolates and hot cocoa mixes throughout the holidays. Last but not least, I'm a sucker for cozy loungewear that looks flattering, so I'm dying to get this jumpsuit from Smash + Tess ($129)." —Nakeisha Campbell, Assistant Editor
3. Dita Sunglasses
"I’ve bought—and destroyed/lost—my share of cheap sunglasses, and now I think I’m finally at the stage in my life where I can invest (OK, or have someone else kindly invest for me), in a pair of gorgeous shades. I’ve had my eyes on this pair by Dita ($661; $562). I’m a sucker for the classic round shape with the upgraded purple acetate and floating frames." —Dara Katz, Executive Editor
4. Madewell Turtleneck & Wool Socks
Editor-in-Chief Jillian Quint is hoping to unwrap some wool socks this holiday season. This L.L. Bean two-pack ($35) is made of a heavy-weight wool blend. "Look, I'm too old to freeze my effing toes off," she notes. She's also looking for a nice, black turtleneck as a staple piece as the weather continues to get chillier. We love this Madewell option ($45) because it's ribbed and comfortable. "I'm all about layering this year, and I want basics that can work with literally anything in my closet."
5. Bobbi Brown Makeup Brushes
"I have been using the same tired makeup brushes for years now, and it's definitely time for an upgrade, but a gift set isn't something I necessarily always think to get for myself. This one from Bobbi Brown ($115; $81) has a gorgeous case that I can't take my eyes off and is chic enough to throw in my purse should I need my tools on the go." —Nicole Briese, Assigning Commerce Editor
6. Matching Set, Sunday Riley Good Genes & Boy Smells Candle
"I love Hill House Home’s famous Nap Dress, but this bejeweled set (top: $75; bottom: $50) is really speaking to me at the moment. Such a fab alternative to a party dress. I also burn candles pretty much all day long, and I love this one from Boy Smells ($32) that has hints of smoking Japanese cypress and jasmine petals. Also on my list? I’ve been using the Sunday Riley Good Genes ($122) for years and have no plans on stopping (if you haven’t tried it, you’re seriously missing out). Even though I’ll happily repurchase when I run out, it would be nice if the cost was offset just once for the holidays!" —Sarah Stiefvater, Senior Editor
7. New Balance Sneakers, Magic Cream & Kate Spade Handbag
"I stumbled on this Kate Spade bag ($198) when writing about the baguette bag trend and immediately loved it. It's such a great shape and will still look good even after the '90s baguette craze has died down," says editor Abby Hepworth. She's also hoping to get a jar of Charlotte Tillbury Magic Cream ($100) for her skincare arsenal. "I recently got a sample of this moisturizer and now I am hooked! It feels so luxurious on my skin and hydrates so well. It is, however, decently expensive, so it'd be lovely to get it as a gift instead of splurging on myself." And finally a new pair of sneakers. "These New Balance sneakers ($185) are the comfiest I've ever worn, but I haven't owned a pair since I was in middle school. Now that they're trendy and don't appear to be fading away any time soon, I think it's finally time to pick up another pair."
8. Bedding, A Vegetarian Cookbook & Pajamas
"My friends are raving about Flax, a new bedding brand ($510). Not kidding, this is a text I got from a friend this week: 'One night sleep only but I give it 5 stars.' I also love the color palette it comes in. Also on my wishlist: Weekday Vegetarians ($27), because I’d like to commit to being more sustainable in what I eat and also because I love everything Jenny Rosenstrach whips up and this Cosabella pajama set ($133) because apparently a luxe-feeling sleep set up is what I aspire to in 2022, too." —Rachel Bowie, Director of Special Projects
9. A Flannel Shacket & White Booties
"I wouldn't mind seeing a pair of these white booties ($130) from Steve Madden under the Christmas tree this year. I'm not really into white shoes that aren't sneakers, but I've seen people style them in a really cool way. Also, an oversized flannel jacket ($134). I love how they're a stylish accent to an otherwise super laid back look. (I often see them paired with sweatsuits)." —Stephanie Sengwe, Associate Editor
10. Snow Boots
"I've mentally paired these Sorel boots ($150) with multiple outfits in my closet, so I'm irrationally mad they're already out of my size (it's only October!). I'll watch them like a hawk for a restock and then immediately send to my mom as a not-so-subtle hint hint. She's all about 'practical' gifts, and what's more practical for a New Yorker than a new pair of snow boots?" —Catrina Yohay, Managing Editor