Editor's Picks Gift Guide: Lifestyle Director Joanna Bober's Holiday Wish List
For a co-worker
"My associate, Anne Kim, is the world's most talented baker and she creates little marzipan figures that go on top of cakes (sugarhightops.com). Each year, I like to give her something special for her kitchen, something that she would not splurge on for herself. This pale pink cake stand ($65; abchome.com) is this year's pick, a worthy stage for her gorgeous creations."
The gift I'm hoping to get
"Handbags are such an investment, so I am careful with my choices—it needs to feel classic and wearable forever. This one ($2,350; net-a-porter.com) fits the bill perfectly. As an editor, I'm always carrying a notebook (and way too many lipsticks) so the proportions of this bag are ideal."
For a tween or teen
"I'll give this ring ($200; tiffany.com) to my sixteen year old niece — it has a sentimental quality to it that is really appealing, and I can engrave a little message to her on the inside of the band. I hope she will wear it and think of her doting aunt."
for a child
"The fashions for children at Zaikamoya are really special, made with gorgeous materials and cut in simple shapes. The clothes, although adorable, never get in the way of being able to play, which is of course the most important thing. I'll get this outfit (zaikamoya.com) for my little girl."
the man in my life
"My husband loves to ride his bike. Rapha's cycling gear ($290; rapha.cc) is among his favorites for the styling and utility. Since he is generally not one to splurge on bike gear, I'd do it for him!"
"I like to shop for small gifts in the chocolate department of Bergdorf's—from gorgeous little boxes of embellished sugar cubes that feel like a Marie Antoinette tea party to festive dark chocolate and mint confections like these ($40; bergdorfgoodman.com), the choices are really appealing. The truth is that anyone who receives a box wrapped at Bergdorf's feels like they've been given something sublime."
my style-obsessed bestie
"The clothes at Figue are best described as Gypset—bohemian and earthy and ridiculously chic. This tee shirt ($125; figue.com) doubles as a good luck talisman with a hand beaded evil eye, and I know my best buddy will wear it to pieces with jeans and layered under a chunky sweater."
"I get my love for beautiful design for the home from my mother. Her rose garden is one of her great passions, and during the summer she'll put a few blossoms in a glass and the effect is so elegant. I look for amazing glassware and will buy just one or two vessels, imagining how her roses will look on display. This glass ($190/set of 2; shop.neuegalerie.org) is perfect—the shape, the thinness of the glass. And she loves the Neue Galerie, where it's from."
a hostess gift
"No home ever has enough tablets for writing messages and lists. These ($85; connornyc.com) are cheeky and fun, and come packaged in a beautiful blue linen box."