For the holidays, we asked our editors to tell us what they’re coveting for Christmas—and what they’re planning on giving to all the special people in their life. Click through the gallery for some major seasonal inspiration from InStyle senior features editor, Sharon Clott Kanter.
1. for a co-worker
“This is a saying my team says often: ‘Make It Happen!’ so I think they would appreciate seeing the mantra printed on this pretty notebook ($80; smythson.com). I'd also personalize it with their initials for a few extra dollars to make it extra special.”
2. for mom
"My mom's super picky when shopping for bags, so it's been hard to find her just the right one. She's ready to upgrade and I know this animal print carryall ($998; katespade.com) is perfect—it's roomy enough for all of her things (including tupperwares of snacks she carries everywhere), the print is classy and sassy just like her, and it's got a pocket in the front where she can stash her phone. (She needs it handy since I call all the time)."
3. for a child
"This is one of my favorite books from when I was young, so I'd love to pass along the memories to a little one I care about. I'd buy the book ($7; barnesandnoble.com) from a bookstore, then scoop up the Out of Print shirt ($20; outofprintclothing.com) to match. Not only is the top adorable, the company donates a book to kids in need for every shirt purchased."
4. under $50
"These glass and brass boxes ($38 to $48; anthropologie.com) are so lovely and multi-functional — they're meant to store jewelry, but you can also put makeup or trinkets inside."
5. my fantasy gift
"I love the graphic look of this black and silver shoulder bag ($1910; net-a-porter.com)! It's perfect for me because it will fit all my stuff, and since I go to so many events for my job, transitions perfectly from day to night."
6. for a hostess
"I love how each gold and silver spreading knife ($34; cwonder.com) includes a word of something you'd want to "spread" this holiday season, like peace, love, cheer, and joy. I'd bring these over with a few delish cheeses, including my personal favorite, brie."
7. the man in my life
"My husband has been in the market for a sport coat for many months now, but he couldn't settle on one he liked (and by him I mean me). For the holidays, I'm turning to his go-to brand Hugo Boss for the answer, and they delivered with this new style ($595; hugoboss.com). He'll love the slim fit and the color, and I know he'll look so good in it!"
8. for a tween or teen
"Sociable Apparel is a new brand that makes witty tops and accessories about social media. It's tween-y, but it's OK if you secretly agree with all their slogans (I do) ($49; sociableapparel.com)."
9. the gift I'm hoping to get
"I really want a pastel coat, and I fell in love with this one ($695; us.lkbennett.com) from L.K. Bennett. It's everything I love—it's collarless, it's a gorgeous color, and it's by one of my style icon Kate Middleton's fave brands."
10. my style-obsessed bestie
"My BFF is preggers, so I have my eye on this bag ($345; rebeccaminkoff.com) by Rebecca Minkoff. It has everything she needs for when her little one arrives (read: stroller straps, bottle-size pockets, changing pad) and it's cute enough for to match her super stylish wardrobe."