13 Gifts You’d Buy If You Didn’t Have Bills to Pay
It's the inevitable struggle every holiday season: The gifts you can afford to buy vs. the gifts you'd purchase if money were no object (and that includes the prezzies you'd buy for yourself). Taking practicality off the table, we've decided to just dive head first into a wish list of splurge-worthy items perfect for you, your mom, your bestie, and beyond. Because you work hard, and it's important to treat yourself — and your loved ones. Right? Right. After all, the holidays come but once a year. Happy shopping!
They may be camo, but rest assured: Whoever slips into a pair of comfy Birdies The Night Owl ($140) will do anything but blend in. Chic and cozy? Sold.
Structured and modern, with an optional crossbody strap, the Danse Lente Mini Johnny Top Handle ($380) is the stylish, functional bag of our dreams. Give this beauty to a worthy recipient this season and prepare for hero status.
If standard socks just won't do, try a keepsake gift that will stand the test of time (and never get holes). With the option to add a personalized monogram or number, as well as an inscription on the inside lid, the hand painted enamel Halcyon Days Monogram Square Box ($250) is the ideal choice for that someone special.
For the skincare junkie in your life, The Gift of Pro-Collagen Collection ($321) is wish list item number one. A complete anti-wrinkle routine that includes six different products, this gift set is worth over $500.
What's (almost) better than jewelry? Having a timeless, glam lock box to keep your treasures in. Allow us to suggest the ultra luxurious Smythson Mara Jewellery Box With Travel Tray ($1,995).
If jewels are on the agenda and quadruple-digit price tags don't scare you, go for something truly unique and outside the box like the CVC Stones Un-Veil Me ($3,720). Founder Charles de Viel Castel hand-selects each pebble from beaches around the world so that no two designs are the same. Now that's special.
From their newly launched home and accessories line, storied brand Tiffany and Co. now offers luxe, cheeky takes on household items. That means you can bestow this Tiffany Everyday Objects Paper Cup ($95) set in bone china on your favorite Audrey Hepburn aficionado.
Designer fragrance is always a good idea. Worth almost $200, the Yves Saint Lauren Mon Paris Set ($142) will leave your favorite person feeling — and smelling — totally indulgent.
For the lover of both travel and vintage, the Steamline Luggage The Jetsetter Red Carryon ($900) is *almost* a necessity. Fashioned like a prop out of an old-time movie — but with modern features — this is the luggage retro dreams are made of.
We're pretty confident there are at least a few Chip and Joanna enthusiasts in your circle (raises hand). For the littlest Fixer Upper fan on your list (or the grown ones, let's be real), the Hearth & Hand™ Magnolia Wooden Dollhouse With Furniture ($130) will surely win you the title of best gift-giver of all time.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to live near a Drybar. The solution? Give the gift of great hair with the Drybar Buttercup Big Bundle Collection ($299), a limited-edition set featuring best-selling, full-size products from the cult blowout bar. YES.
Edie Parker's hand poured acrylic bags are the stuff of fashion-girl dreams. While a $1,500 clutch might not be in the cards, the Edie Parker Hello iPhone Case ($45-$50) is a wallet-friendlier way to nab a little of the E.P. magic. Bonus: This and other items on Charlotte Groeneveld's wish list benefit GOOD+, a non-profit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing essential children's products.
Give the gift of choice with the Fresh Sugar Lip Suite Set ($60). Included? Seven different shades of nourishing lip treatment that make for a kissable pout no matter one's mood.
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