This Year’s Must-Have Gifts to Add to Your Holiday Wish List
Level up your gift giving (and receiving) this year with items that are trendy, lust-worthy and probably already at the top of your list. Here are nine of this holiday season’s must-have items that are prime for wrapping (or, you know, snagging for yourself).
It is what it says it is: a mirror. And a chic, full-length one at that. But… turn it on and the interactive display comes alive with personalized workouts like you’d get in a one-on-one class—only better because you don’t have to leave the house. Its imbedded camera and speakers also let you listen to custom playlists and stay on top of your daily, weekly or monthly goals. It’s the perfect gift for any fitness fanatic, but ideal for someone who lives in the same house as you (so you can reap all the benefits too).
DKNY City Link Bracelet Watch
Let’s admit it—we’re all kind of over the technical-looking watches that stand out like a sore thumb. And DKNY has swooped in with a classic version that covers all our bases. Wear it alone for a sleek look at the office, or stack it with bangles for a smart statement on the weekends.
Jen Atkin Calpak Luggage
If anyone knows the importance of smart, reliable luggage, it’s hairstylist Jen Atkin, whose job entails traveling the globe with her celebrity clients. So when we heard she was releasing her own luggage line with Calpak, we knew it would be good. We just didn’t know it would be this good: polycarbonate hard shell, aluminum frame, four cool colors, a clear dust cover and stickers for personalizing. Nab this bold red carry-on with 360-degree spinning wheels for the jet-setter in your life.
DKNY Tilly Belt Bag
You wouldn’t think that something described as “hands-free” and “practical” would equate to something chic. But here we are in the midst of a fanny-pack renaissance that shows no signs of slowing down. This version from DKNY checks all the boxes: It’s black (neutral), it has an embossed logo (trendy) and its adjustable strap makes it perfect for rocking in a multitude of ways (versatile). Check, check, check.
This incredibly designed turntable bridges the gap between records and smartphones, and it’s an absolute must for the budding DJ in your life. Love is also nothing like the turntables you’re used to. It’s smaller and sleeker, so it’s portable and it can fit on any surface in your home. It connects with an app that lets you control the tracks and volume, it’s completely wireless, and it can play records of any size.
DKNY Tezie Sneakers
These comfortable sneakers are easy to walk in all day, and yes, all-black is always chic. But the unique studded accents are what really make them stand out, taking this casual staple to a whole new level.
Abstract Aerial Art
Two brothers from the U.K. combined their passion for adventure and photography with their fascination with drones. The result? A photo series of cities, landscapes, forests and oceans—all from heights that transform them into what looks like abstract art. Ideal for anyone who loves travel or art, this gift makes for a fantastic statement piece they’ll love to show off.
’Passing for Human’ by Liana Finck
You know those surprisingly simple yet deeply relatable illustrations you see on Instagram? If they’re not by New Yorker cartoonist Liana Finck herself, there’s a pretty good chance they were inspired by her personal and thought-provoking drawings. Her recently released graphic memoir—which highlights expectations about what it means to be a woman, finding out what makes us whole and learning to accept her true self—is a must-have read for, well, anyone.
Dyson Airwrap Volume + Style Shaper
Dyson’s latest beauty product is the hair tool to end all hair tools. Not only is it better for your strands (because it uses air instead of damaging heat) but it can curl, wave, smooth and dry—all while providing major volume. It’s basically your favorite hair dryer and curling iron all in one.No wonder it’s selling like hotcakes.