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Best. Gifts. Ever: The Top 15 Holiday Gift Trends of 2015

Gift-giving season is upon us! We’ve done our best to stock the site with curated roundups and boatloads of gift guides to help you find those spot-on cat-lover gifts, newbie cook gifts and hipster guy friend gifts. But for those of you just looking for some general inspo on what all the cool girls are giving, we got you. Check out this list of the top 15 holiday gift trends of 2015. From #girlboss-inspired to fashionable tech, these are the gifts you need to be giving.

1. Jewelry-Inspired Tech Accessories: The latest tech cases and charging devices are starting to look freakishly close to some of our favorite baubles. This year, skip the statement necklace and gift your besties some blinged-out headphones ($235), a giant pink diamond speaker ($40) or metallic charging cords ($17).

2. Pom Pom Winter Accessories: Cue our happy dance — this is the latest way to stay comfy, cozy and cute. From luxe fur berets ($290) to colorful beanies ($50), it’s all about the pom this season.

3. Inspirational Mugs: Everyone on that gift list can use another mug that screams, “Let’s kick today’s butt and maybe even snap the perfect AM Insta shot.” It’s a totally affordable and still totally thoughtful ready-to-give ($15) option. For all the makers out there, you can also DIY one.

4. Agate-Inspired Home Accessories: Agate is trending in home accessories in a major way. From coasters ($105) to bookends ($22+), it’s all about the thin-sliced gemstone this year.

5. Pineapple Themed Everything: From totes ($22) to pillows ($60) to glassware ($16), pineapple is definitely the fruit of 2015. It’s happy, bright and a daily reminder of sun-filled vacays — which also makes it the perfect thing to get us through winter.

6. Pretty Wearable Tech: A marriage between style and tech is now *finally* happening. From metallic activity trackers ($180) to statement rings ($195) that alert you of missed calls, there is no shortage of chic and stylish wearable options for the tech-savvy fashionista this year.

7. DIY Making Kits: For the DIY maven and novice alike, it’s all about the DIY Kits. A non-lame gift that can actually teach them something? Woot! Try a DIY Beer Making Kit ($40), a DIY Coaster Weaving Loom Kit ($60) or a festive DIY Jewelry Tray Organizer Kit ($39).

8. Coloring Books for Adults: Coloring books for grown-ups are totally a thing. They help reduce stress and give you something pretty to frame and hang on your wall. If you haven’t already heard, we released our very own in collaboration with Target. Pick it up in the B+C shop ($10) now.

9. Copper Everything: Rose gold, please step out of the way, because copper is having a moment. From bar cart essentials ($89) to desk accessories ($60+), everyone is digging the metallic shade this year.

10. Marble Tech Accessories: There is something so perfectly minimalist about a marble-inspired cell phone or laptop case ($25). It just works. The trend is popping up all over the blogosphere, and we can’t get enough of it.

11. Chic Organization Essentials: Productivity is a cinch with pretty and happy desk accessories. Bright, graphic and totally non-boring stand up calendars ($60), weekly planners ($15) and notepads ($12) are a trend that will get anyone going well into 2016.

12. Gold-Dipped Decor: For home accessories, the dipped-in-gold look isn’t going away anytime soon. Try small decor items like coasters ($28), candle holders ($98) or even our DIY Vase Kit ($25) for an easy way to add on-trend updates to any style of home.

13. Illustrated Travel Books: There is a new crop of illustrated ($9) and slightly offbeat ($26) travel books popping up that have become a favorite of the #wanderlust crowd. Even if you are only in the process of dreaming up your next adventure, now you can read and see your favorite places in the world, right from your very own couch.

14. #GirlBoss-Inspired Gifts: Who runs the world? GIRLS! We’re all about the #girlboss messages that have been all over apparel ($58), drinkware ($18) and our reading material ($17). Lean in and gift something with some serious meaning to your aspiring lady entrepreneur.

15. DIY Gift Baskets: Procrastinators, rejoice! This DIY is quick, easy AND cheap. Find a wooden crate or a cute basket (try a wire one for an updated look) and pile in little items all surrounding one gift theme. Think: a baking set, a Christmas morning coffee crate or a DIY spa gift basket.

What trends have you seen while hunting for your favorite gifts this season? Tweet us @britandco.

Lindsay Roberts Schey
Lindsay Roberts is a gift-giving expert and passionate lover of all things creative, thoughtful and giftable. Lindsay will lend her expertise to help you find the perfect on-trend gifts for everyone in your world. Check her out at or follow her at @thegiftinsider for year-round gifting inspo.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)