Gift-giving during the holidays can be a bit… hectic. (To say the least.) Each year, I aim for a heartfelt way to show my loved ones their importance in my life, but it’s not always easy to communicate love and appreciation through material things. To put everyone’s mind at ease this holiday season, I tapped the Camille Styles team for our editors’ best gifts they never tire of giving.
The most thoughtful gifts don’t have to leave your wallet empty, but there’s definitely a time and place to splurge on some of these great items. From food subscriptions to specialty appliances to warm and cozy clothing, this list will help you get inspired for every gifting occasion this year.
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Our Editor’s Best Gifts of 2023
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Everyone needs a staple purse like the Claude bag from Sézane. It’s timeless, simple, and matches just about any outfit you could throw together. It’s definitely worth the price and is sure to become one of your most reached-for accessories. — Casey McKee, Editorial Intern
Save for those who have sworn off caffeine, it’s safe to say that a bundle of artisan beans will make anyone happy. (And even for those who are going cold turkey, it’s a nice reminder of all they have to look forward to when their detox is done.) Because the cozy, warm beverage is something we prep every morning, it poses the perfect opportunity to turn the habit into a ritual. This duo of two Casa Zuma Solstice Mugs, a handcrafted coffee scoop, and a bag of (our favorite) beans from LA-based Canyon Coffee invites anyone to slow down and savor their AM cuppa. — Isabelle Eyman, Managing Editor
Nothing will make you feel more spoiled than a pair of cashmere socks. I was recently gifted a pair of Haven Well Within socks. (Thank you, Camille!) and they are to die for. — Brandy Joy Smith, Wellness Contributor.
Packages are great. Packages that are full of ice cream are even better. I toggle back and forth between Jenni’s or Salt & Straw, but ice cream is the ultimate gift when you’re buying for a whole family or the person who “doesn’t want anything.” — Brittany Chatburn, Content Marketing Director.
I have several friends with various food allergies, and I love the chance to treat them to something really delicious that they can devour stress-free. Sweet Laurel has tons of grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free treats that ship nationwide—and this apple crumb pie is one that everyone can dig into. — Camille Styles, Editor-in-Chief
I can’t stop talking about the Too Cozy robes from Too Collective. The name doesn’t lie. I have literally fallen asleep in mine more times than I can count. I bought myself one and proceeded to buy one for all my friends’ birthdays. This holiday season, everyone already knows what to expect from me. They also make a terrycloth version, so there’s something for everyone! — Langa Chinyoka, Beauty Editor
I’ve owned this bracelet for a few months, and it’s my favorite way to add a touch of sophistication to a blazer and jeans. This year I’m planning to gift it to a female family member who I know will love it as much as I do—but I can’t spoil the surprise by saying who! — Camille Styles, Editor-in-Chief
My Grandma has 11 children and too many grandkids (and great-grandkids) to count. One year she sent each family a box of oranges and called it a day. I admired the simplicity of that choice, but also noticed how my family treasured these oranges. They were DIVINE. In a kitchen full of holiday treats, that bright citrus fruit was a welcome reprieve. — Brittany Chatburn, Content Marketing Director
For those who live near (or far), I love gifting locally-made honey. It’s the present that keeps on giving. Björn’s sampler bundle has a little bit of everything: raw whipped honey for a creamy treat, raw traditional honey for everyday use, and propolis honey to boost immune health. Encourage your loved ones to get creative in the kitchen! — Edie Horstman, Wellness Contributor
I’ll forever stand by my belief that a soft and cozy beanie is the perfect holiday gift. I love the idea of keeping someone special to me warm—and they’ll always think of you every time they put it on. This one comes in a range of colors, so there’s something for everyone. — Isabelle Eyman, Managing Editor
I’m all for not burning candles directly in my house, and this candle lamp warmer is a simple (and aesthetically pleasing) alternative. It includes a feature for adjusting brightness and a fool-proof timer function for people like me who become obsessed with delicious-smelling candles and forget to blow them out. — Casey McKee, Editorial Intern
For my mom, it’s Magnolia; for my husband, it’s Architectural Digest; for my kids, it’s Nat Geo, etc. There’s something special about receiving a new issue every month or every quarter. A gift that offers inspiration, something to look forward to, and/or something to learn all year round. — Brittany Chatburn, Content Marketing Director
If you haven’t enjoyed chocolate from L.A. Burdick, you haven’t lived (seriously). With cafés in Boston, Chicago, New York, D.C., and New Hampshire, it’s well worth the trek if you don’t live nearby. These sweet little mice come in a trio of flavors—white chocolate, milk chocolate, and dark chocolate—and all are delish. These are perfect for a coworker, boss, neighbor, or anyone in your life who could use a touch of sweetness this holiday. — Isabelle Eyman, Managing Editor
I received the Osea body oil last year for Christmas, and I’m now completely hooked on the brand. Their scents are delicious yet neutral, and my skin has loved every product. This gift set has all of their greatest hits for silky smooth skin at a reasonable price point and would make a great gift for anyone on your list (or yourself hehe). — Michelle Nash, Executive Producer
If there’s one thing I think of as the best gift to receive, it’s a coffee machine. Specifically, this espresso maker from Breville. It’s the perfect size and produces the freshest coffee in no time. Plus, it’s a stunning appliance that doesn’t take up too much precious counter space. — Casey McKee, Editorial Intern
While I love winter décor, I make it a point even in the colder months to pick up a bouquet of something fresh from Trader Joe’s each week. For a more elevated touch, this sweet little floral delivery service ships arrangements overnight all across the country. They’re wrapped in a cute little newspaper and come in Mini, Regular, or Full. Oh, and the brand also offers candles, perfume, and lotions if you want to throw in something extra. — Isabelle Eyman, Managing Editor
I’m on a nontoxic candle kick and I’m loving every scent from Salt & Stone. The aroma is strong enough to make my little house smell great without feeling overpowering and the candles are also just CUTE — Michelle Nash, Executive Producer