Ever since she was 12 and her father gave her a horse named Balaclava for Christmas, Carolina Herrera, New York’s reigning queen of uptown chic, has preferred her presents to be surprises. “Big, huge surprises,” she specifies. Alternatively, she’d be fine with jewelry from Prince Dimitri, pillowcases from E. Braun & Co., engraved boxes from Verdura, and meaningful books—all of which she plans to gift to loved ones. “I always give presents that I would like to receive,” says Herrera, whose extensive list includes 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The best gifts, she notes, go to her staff, including her butler and her cook, who have been with her for more than 30 years, and without whom there would be no turkey on the table. “I don’t know how to boil water,” she admits. She does, though, know how to throw an impossibly elegant party, which she and her husband, Reinaldo, often do at their home on Christmas or New Year’s Eve. This year, however, they are jetting off in mid-December, and not returning home until January. Where to is anyone’s guess. “It’s a surprise,” she says coyly. Karin Nelson
Carolina Herrera wears her own clothing and jewelry.
This charming blue and white Qing dynasty porcelain vase is a nice addition to any formal room.
Buy now: Chinese Porcelain Company vase, price upon request, cpco.com
Keep all of your loose cards in one place with this silver card holder from Christofle.
Buy now: Christofle card holder, $150, amara.com
This red bag’s tassels feel extra festive during the holiday season.
Buy now: Hunting Season bag, $850, matchesfashion.com
Taffin crafts the most exquisite jewelry. Who wouldn’t want to receive this necklace for the holidays?
Buy now: Taffin necklace, price upon request, taffin.com
A colorful coffee table book would be a cherished gift for anyone on your holiday list.
Buy now: May I Come In? (Abrams), by Wendy Goodman, $65, abramsbooks.com
Who wouldn’t love receiving a gold bangle with pavé diamonds? It’s a classic addition to any jewelry box that can be worn for years to come.
Buy now: Roberto Coin diamond and gold bangle, $3,300, us.robertocoin.com
These plaid pumps, with their sparkly charm, are the ultimate holiday party heels.
Buy now: Manolo Blahnik shoes, $965, bergdorfgoodman
Offer someone the gift of beauty rest with this charming pillow sham from E. Braun & Co.
Buy now: Mimi by E. Braun & Co. boudoir sham, $300, 212.838.0650
This leopard-print coat is a classic gift for a woman of any age.
Buy now: Carolina Herrera coat, $16,990, carolinaherrera.com
As they say in Game of Thrones, winter is coming. Gift this scarf to the woman on your list who prefers to bundle up in the most elegant way possible.
Buy now: CH Carolina Herrera scarf, $195, 212.744.2076
Everyone needs a carafe set, and this one from Chicago-based Felicia Fferrone is a minimalist’s dream.
Buy now: Fferrone carafe set, $230, fferrone.com.
For the man in your life who is impeccably turned out, these Prince Dimitri lapis lazuli and gold cuff links will be just the right touch to polish off a formal look.
Buy now: Prince Dimitri cuff links, $2,600, princedimitri.com
For the mother who always likes to add something special to her coat lapel, à la Kate Middleton, this CH Carolina Herrera brooch will do just the trick.
Buy now: CH Carolina Herrera brooch, $560, carolinaherrera.com
Because game nights are cool again. This gorgeous poker set is an excellent gift idea for just about anyone on your list.
Buy now: Aerin poker set, $2,500, saksfifthave.com
The Salón Gasparini, in the Royal Palace of Madrid, is fit for a fashion queen, and a perfect vacation destination for the holiday season.
To Karen Elson, the British-born, Tennessee-based model and musician, there is one main difference between Christmases in England and those in America: television programming. “In Britain, they always play The Wizard of Oz on Christmas Day. But here, it’s * A Christmas Story*. Watching it has become a tradition.” Americans, she also contends, gild the lily a bit more than the British—but she’s into it, going overboard with decorations at her home in Nashville, where she usually hosts a party fueled by hot toddies. Last year, however, she shook things up a bit and brought Scarlett and Henry—her children with the musician Jack White—to England and then Iceland, where they tooled around on four-wheelers and watched fireworks over Reykjavík. “It’s such a beautiful, awe-inspiring place,” she says. “And, unlike Nashville, it’s a winter wonderland.” K.N.
Karen Elson wears a Gucci shirt; Elizabeth Locke jewelry.
Give the gift of a floral arrangement to those who live far away, or for those who simply need a reminder that warm spring weather is soon to come.
Buy now: FDK Florals arrangement, $250, fdkflorals.com
For the haute bohemian who loves over-the-top jewelry, this Elizabeth Gage lapis and gold pendant necklace would be a welcome gift under the tree.
Buy now: Elizabeth Gage necklace, $19,575, elizabeth-gage.com
For a dear friend who has just moved, this Hugo Guinness floral print from John Derian will look stunning in their living space.
Buy now: Hugo Guinness lino cut print, $1,485, John Derian, New York, 212.677.3917
Your sister will love cozying up in this cream pointelle sweater.
Buy now: Kate Spade New York sweater, $298, bloomingdales.com
For the person on your list who loves to host at their home, these glasses from Armani/Casa are a great gift idea.
Buy now: Armani/Casa stemware, $180 each, armani.com
Cordovan-hued boots are just the style upgrade for someone who is over their classic brown and black options.
Buy now: Etienne Aigner boots, $268, nordstrom.com
For the romantic, try this cologne from Jo Malone. Red Roses are said to capture the essence of modern love.
Buy now: Jo Malone London x Karen Elson’s Birthstones by Duffy bottle cap, $330, and Jo Malone London Red Roses cologne, $136, bergdorfgoodman.com
Forest green is a great color to be wearing at the holiday season. Gift this leather-and-suede clutch to a friend who plans to attend a ton of festive events this season.
Buy now: Botkier clutch, $88, botkier.com
Everybody needs a little bling bling this holiday season, and these Forevermark diamond and gold earrings, by Jade Trau, provide just the right amount of sparkle.
Buy now: Forevermark Alchemy Collection by Jade Trau earrings, $1,940 jrdunn.com
Who doesn’t lust after a classic Hermès scarf? Perhaps this is the year to add one to someone’s wardrobe.
Buy now: Vintage Hermès scarf from What Goes Around Comes Around, New York, $390, whatgoesaroundnyc.com
There are certainly those who collect teapots—whether they are avid tea drinkers or not. This graphic teapot is a perfect gift for those who love bright hues.
Buy now: John Derian and Astier de Villatte teapot, $612, johnderian.com
Any bohemian’s home is rich with colors. Don’t be afraid to add to the punch of hues with charming cushion from Rose de Borman.
Buy now: Rose de Borman cushion, $943, thenewcraftsmen.com
She’ll love this stunning ruby and diamond ring, from one of the most exquisite over-the-top jewelers in the world—Munnu the Gem Palace.
Buy now: Munnu the Gem Palace ruby and diamond ring, price upon request, 212.861.0606
Growing up in Communist Russia, Nasiba Adilova didn’t celebrate Christmas—“religion was sort of not allowed,” she says—but come New Year’s, she and her cousins would gather to feast and open gifts from Ded Moroz, the Slavic Santa Claus. “It was all about family and food—potato salad, pickled things, and a roast of some sort,” recalls the cofounder of The Tot, an online parenting resource and shop for safe, stylish baby products. “It was something we looked forward to all year.” Now based in Dallas with her husband, Thomas Hartland-Mackie, and their two sons, Thomas, or TomTom, 4, and Daniel, 1, Adilova (who is pregnant with their third child, a girl) celebrates Christmas to the hilt. Every season, the family heads to New York to see the Rockefeller Center tree and take a carriage ride around Central Park; then they fly to Vail, Colorado, where Santa leaves sacks of gifts for the boys. (And, Adilova is hoping, a certain yellow Chanel jacket for herself.) “But I’m starting to encourage my oldest to give some of the toys away,” says Adilova, who is working this year with Hope Supply Co. and the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation for the Tot’s annual charitable partnership. “We try to make the holidays about more than just presents.” K.N.
Nasiba Adilova, with her sons, wears an Oscar de la Renta dress; her own bracelet.
We love that lo-fi wooden toys are finally back in fashion. Gift your favorite toddler this Noah’s Ark set for the holidays.
Buy now: Bajo Noah’s Ark, $130, thetot.com
Any tired mom will love this pajama set from the label that is quickly becoming the fashion set’s go-to for pajamas that are not just for the bedroom.
Buy now: Sleeper pajamas, $200, thetot.com
Gift mom and kids a puzzle for the holidays, but make sure mom’s is made of solid gold.
Buy now: Akillis gold necklace, $1,200, www.akillis.fr
This bag is a fashionable way to tote around all of a baby’s essentials.
Buy now: Coach 1941 tote, $150, coach.com
To balance out all of her floral prints, gift her a graphic cashmere sweater from Holland & Holland.
Buy now: Holland & Holland scarf, $720, hollandandholland.co.uk
Gift this marigold bike to your favorite tot so they can get around town even faster.
Buy now: Tokyobike little bike, $295, thetot.com
Rainbow stripes aren’t just for kids! Gift this classic Sonia Rykiel sweater to someone in your life who needs a burst of color.
Buy now: Sonia Rykiel sweater, $990, soniarykiel.com
Introduce your kids to art at an early age through these fun and educational Pop art puzzles.
Buy now: Modern Art puzzles, $60 for 3, food52.com
She’ll need a special occasion dress for all the festive parties this holiday season.
Buy now: Los Encajeros dress, $220, losencajeros.com
Now your baby can join the Kardashian clan with this cutesy Fendi bunny-ears knit hat.
Buy now: Fendi child’s hat, $348, fendi.com
Gift a child a pair of bright-orange sandals this holiday season.
Buy now: Birkenstock child’s sandals, $60, birkenstock.com
Kokomo, an ultra-luxurious, private island resort in Fiji that’s accessible by seaplane, focuses on nature-based activities like scuba diving, sailing, surfing, and fishing.
As CEO and creative director of the Pellicano Group (Il Pellicano and La Posta Vecchia are her family’s fabled Italian hotels), Marie-Louise Sciò is on a permanent holiday of sorts. And yet, despite such glamorous working locales along the Tyrrhenian coast, Sciò finds herself needing to escape from time to time. So come December, she sets off with her 16-year-old son, Umberto, to places in the middle of nowhere: Patagonia, Montana, or Lapland, where they once spent six days in near-darkness. “It was quite amazing,” she recalls. This winter will find her in a decidedly sunnier setting. “Either Hawaii or Costa Rica—I haven’t decided yet.” She does, however, know what kind of bauble she wants. “Another white truffle! My former father-in-law gave me one in a beautiful box, and for the following week I had friends over and we ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner,” she says. “For me, a great gift is an experience—like a truffle, or a trip—that enriches you. That, or a fabulous pair of shoes.” K.N.
Marie-Louise Sció wears a Jil Sander tunic and pants; her own jewelry.
Gift the sun-chaser in your life a sunny yellow bikini from Araks, a favorite swim label of the fashion set.
Buy now: Araks bikini top, $190, and bottom, $110, araks.com
For the traveler who has shopped in the best stores in the world, this Belperron emerald necklace is a great gift.
Buy now: Belperron emerald and gold necklace, price upon request, belperron.com
Is there someone on your list who is a dreamer, or on their way to writing the next great novel? Gift them these chic notebooks from Louise Roe Copenhagen, so they can jot down all of their grand ideas.
Buy now: Louise Roe Copenhagen notebooks, $20–$28, louiseroe.dk
For the island lover, this Maison Alma coat is embroidered with lush vegetation.
Buy now: Maison Alma coat, $3,500, bergdorfgoodman.com
This scent is a masculine take on citrus, featuring notes of chinotto, blood orange, and lemon.
Buy now: D.S. & Durga Italian Citrus eau de parfum, $260, barneys.com
These dessert plates are a unique gift idea for the hostess who has it all.
Buy now: La DoubleJ dessert plate, $130 for 2, orchardmile.com
Everyone who travels for work or pleasure needs a solid pair of headphones that look good and sound good. Gift a frequent flier this pair from Master & Dynamic.
Buy now: Master & Dynamic headphones, $399, saksfifthave.com
In the need of an escape? This iconic book will certainly provide all the inspiration necessary for your next vacation to the Italian coast.
Buy now: Hotel Il Pellicano (Rizzoli), $60, rizzoliusa.com
No sun-soaked trip is complete without a straw hat. We love this new one from Dior.
Buy now: Dior hat, price upon request, by special order, dior.com
Who needs cabana stripes when you can have Missoni stripes? This towel set will brighten up any bathroom.
Buy now: Missoni Home hand and bath towel set, $115, yliving.com
You might not travel light, but you can certainly travel bright.
Buy now: Goyard suitcase, $9,360, goyard.com
Made with spa water, this luxurious toothpaste makes for a great stocking stuffer.
Buy now: Buly 1803 toothpaste, $29, buly1803.com
Long before the cowrie shell became a trend, Sara Beltran began creating earthy jewelry, like this emerald and onyx pair of earrings shaped like shells.
Buy now: Dezso by Sara Beltrán onyx, emerald, and rose gold earrings, $4,680, email@example.com
Block those sunrays in style with this new pair of Alain Mikli sunglasses.
Buy now: Alain Mikli sunglasses, $380, 212.472.6085
Designing is an emotional affair for Matty Bovan. “I have to feel something. I have to be challenged,” says the British rising star, who started out in fashion at the age of 11, when he took up knitting lessons from his late grandmother. It was she who inspired him to get his degree in knitwear from Central Saint Martins and subsequently launch his namesake line in 2016, a colorful fusion of unconventional textures (metallic chain yarns, boiled wool), clashing patterns, and voluminous silhouettes that won him a prestigious LVMH Graduate Prize. “I felt I had something to say, and still feel I do,” says Bovan, who is known for his over-the-top looks both on and off the runway—think intergalactic superhero meets My Little Pony meets Culture Club. The holidays are the only time when he goes low-key: This year, he’s spending them quietly at his family’s home in York, where he’ll make use of his first atelier—his parents’ garage. “I’ll likely be busy crocheting something.” Gillian Sagansky
Matty Bovan wears clothing from his own line; Coach x Matty Bovan fanny pack; his own sunglasses and jewelry.
Shield-style sunglasses are certainly having a moment; gift this pair to an adventurous friend.
Buy now: Oakley sunglasses, $223, oakley.com
For the person whose heart is in sunny California but who also has to cover up against New York’s chill.
Buy now: The Elder Statesman socks, $205, elder-statesman.com
The American painter, sculptor, and printmaker Hunt Slonem was well regarded for his colorful and eclectic works.
Buy now: Gatekeeper: World of Folly (Assouline), by Hunt Slonem, $53, amazon.com
This gorgeous candle comes with its own leather handle.
Buy now: Louis Vuitton Île Blanche candle, $185, louisvuitton.com
Be sure to sparkle this holiday season in this new eyeshadow, aptly named Blitz Glitz.
Buy now: Marc Jacobs Beauty See-Quins Glam Glitter Eyeshadow-Fall Runway Edition in Blitz Glitz, $28, sephora.com
Sneakers that pop!
Buy now: Sacai x Nike sneakers, price upon request, select Nike boutiques, nike.com for locations
Who doesn’t want to add the occasional pop of pink to their hair?
Buy now: Fudge Professional Paintbox Creative Semi-Permanent Conditioning Colour, from $28, amazon.com
Over-the-top jewelry is always a good idea.
Buy now: Gucci rings, $470 each, gucci.com
This lovely Max Mara sweater is a take on the logo trend, in the most refined way.
Buy now: Max Mara sweater, $895, saksfifthave.com
All that glitters in this gift guide is gold! This Cartier bracelet is a great gift idea this holiday season.
Buy now: Cartier gold bracelet, $3,050, cartier.com
For the eclectic home, these plates will be the crown jewel of any table setting.
Buy now: Luke Edward Hall x Emporio Sirenuse dinner plate, $100, emporiosirenuse.com
Get the party started with these sculptural colored tumblers from Campbell-Rey.
Buy now: Campbell-Rey tumblers, $375 for 2, campbell-rey.com
One of our favorite Danish design emporiums has finally opened in the United States. This toothbrush will make an excellent stocking stuffer.
Buy now: Hay toothbrush, $5, store.moma.org
The Silver Bar Cocktail Lounge at the Madonna Inn, in San Luis Obispo, California, may not be the most relaxing place on earth, but it can certainly be inspirational.
Thanks to her breakout performance on Claws, the critically acclaimed dark comedy about a crew of murderous manicurists, Karrueche Tran, once known mainly as Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend, is making a name for herself in her own right. With success as an actress has come a new home for the L.A. native, who now lives in the San Fernando Valley, where she will host Christmas this year. Tran plans to prepare her signature black-truffle mac-and-cheese for her family, including her Vietnamese mother and her Jamaican babysitter from childhood. “It makes me feel like such an adult,” says the former personal shopper, who is stocking up on Nike Jordans for her nieces and nephews. And while her acting schedule has kept her from volunteering as much as she used to, she intends to gather a big group to feed the homeless in Venice Beach. “When possible, I donate my time,” she says. “It gives me a certain energy that I love.” K.N.
Karrueche Tran wears a Michael Kors Collection dress; Belladaar rings; Spinelli Kilcollin stacked rings; Louis Vuitton sneakers.
Get a jump start on that New Year’s resolution with BCBG Max Azria’s new workout pants.
Buy now: BCBG Max Azria pants, $118, similar styles at bcbg.com
You’ll be clean as a whistle with this Wary Meyers soap, a great stocking-stuffer idea.
Buy now: Wary Meyers soap, $14, warymeyers.com
For your close friend who obsesses over skincare, this face steamer will be one of their favorite gifts this holiday season.
Buy now: Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare pro facial steamer, $149, sephora.com
This Perfect Moment swimsuit is essential for the person who loves to have fun in the sun.
Buy now: Perfect Moment rash guard, $205, perfectmoment.com
Stay hydrated in the New Year.
Buy now: BKR water bottle, $38, sephora.com
Upgrade your AirPods with this chic case from Bruno Magli.
Buy now: Bruno Magli Air Pods case, $45, 646.688.4023, and Apple Air Pods, $159, apple.com
Much like Santa’s sack, you can store all of your goodies in this big Calvin Klein 205W39NYC bag as you run errands around town.
Buy now: Calvin Klein 205W39NYC bag, $900, calvinklein.com
Jump on the dad-sneaker trend with these cool multicolored Sandro sneakers.
Buy now: Sandro sneakers, $385, sandro-paris.com
Nourish your lips against the winter cold with Nuori Lip treatment, a great stocking stuffer.
Buy now: Nuori lip treat, $25, barneys.com
For your fashion-forward companion who always likes to make a bold statement with their look, these Retrosuperfuture sunnies will be just the thing to gift.
Buy now: Retrosuperfuture sunglasses, $179, farfetch.com
Tired of the regular holiday candies? Try these new CBD gumdrops.
Buy now: Lord Jones High CBD gumdrops, $45, lordjones.com
Who doesn’t want diamonds for the holiday season? This gorgeous ring is for the woman who is more edgy in her personal style.
Buy now: Repossi black gold and diamond ring, $26,600, repossi.com
Aside from unspoiled beaches and virgin nature, the recently opened El Careyes Club & Residences, in the protected estate of Costa Careyes, Mexico, offers everything from art programs to polo.
Since it opened in 1994, Galleria Luisa Delle Piane has become one of Milan’s foremost design destinations, featuring work that is clever, captivating, and wildly eclectic—much like its eponymous owner. Delle Piane, who earned degrees in both law and chemistry, decided on a whim to rent a store and show the 20th-century furniture and jewelry pieces that she had picked up on trips all over Europe with her antiques-dealer friends. “My passion became my real job,” says Delle Piane, whose current obsessions include industrial pieces by Adriano Olivetti and experimental work by the designer Marco Guazzini. When it comes to the holidays, which she spends with her family in Milan and in the countryside (“I travel all year for fairs and research, so it’s the only time to be quiet at home”), Delle Piane is, not surprisingly, a fabulous gift giver. On her list for loved ones: cooking pans, perfume, and a puppy. As for herself? “I’d like clothes from Prada and Comme des Garçons.” Gianluca Longo
Luisa Delle Piane wears a Bottega Veneta coat and dress; her own jewelry.
New York jewelry house David Webb is known for its use of bold-hued stones like turquoise. This pair of earrings will make a great, luxe stocking stuffer.
Buy now: David Webb turquoise, green onyx, gold, and enamel earrings, $28,500, davidwebb.com
This chunky chain strap is a fun update on a classic shape.
Buy now: Mark Cross bag, $2,095, markcross.com
For the person on your list who has a sweet tooth and loves art.
Buy now: DADA Daily Schisandra chocolate truffles and matcha latte truffles, $8 each, dadadaily.com
This beautiful gold ring would be great on its own or stacked.
Buy now: Leo Pizzo gold ring, $1,125, leopizzo.com
Get ready for the work holiday party with this fun polkadot dress from Escada.
Buy now: Escada dress, $1,675, escada.com
Trade your red-soled heels in for these loafers, a cool addition to any holiday look.
Buy now: Christian Louboutin shoes, $725, christianlouboutin.com
Bacon and Giacometti, friends and rivals, created some of the most iconic works of the 20th century. This tome was published for a show at the Fondation Beyeler, the first time the artists’ work had been covered from this unique angle.
Buy now: Bacon/Giacometti (Hatje Cantz), $85, amazon.com
For the friend who is always redoing her apartment, this Carmen D’Apollonio lamp would make be a unique addition.
Buy now: Carmen D’Apollonio lamp, $4,500, firstname.lastname@example.org
This special chest is the ultimate gift for any design guru looking to add color to their space.
Buy now: Ventisette Cassetti by Ettore Sottsass chest, $90,000, gallerialuisadellepiane.it
This fragrance combines sandalwood and the sweet peach notes.
Buy now: Prada Soleil Au Zenith eau de parfum, $330, selfridges
This MCM clutch is a great bag to take to any festive get-together.
Buy now: MCM bag, $530, similar styles at us.mcmworldwide.com
For the cool girl on your list, these Oliver Peoples sunnies will be a smart stocking stuffer or white elephant gift.
Buy now: Oliver Peoples the Row sunglasses, $455, oliverpeoples.com
When the Londoners Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison moved to New York to pursue careers in fashion, they never imagined they would become chefs. “The food was a bit depressing on fashion-shoot sets,” recalls Jones of what inspired them to team up and launch their healthful catering company, Tart London, in 2012. They found success with such clients as the photographer Tim Walker (their first gig), Kate Moss, and Valentino by serving colorful dishes made from organic, locally sourced ingredients. Now the ladies, who have since returned to London, have new ambitions: They released a cookbook in April and will open their first restaurant, in Belgravia, in 2019. And while they count chefs like Diana Henry and Yotam Ottolenghi as personal heroes, their success, they admit, all boils down to their mothers. “They gave us the love of cooking,” says Carr-Ellison, who will be at home with her siblings and parents in the country for the holidays, overindulging on wine and cheese. Jones, meanwhile, will visit India with her family: “I always pick up cooking tricks there!” G.S.
Jemima Jones wears a Gabriela Hearst shirt; her own jeans. Lucy Carr-Ellison wears a Pringle of Scotland sweater.
All of London’s It girls are in love with Penelope Chilvers, especially her boots.
Buy now: Penelope Chilvers boots, $400, penelopechilvers.com
Give the gift of relaxation this holiday season.
Buy now: Dr. Singha’s Mustard Bath salt, $12, capbeauty.com
Even casual chefs still deserve a beautiful apron.
Buy now: Brunello Cucinelli apron, $575, brunellocucinelli.com
Gardeners are very specific about their plants, and their tools. Gift these gorgeous shears to the green thumb on your list.
Buy now: Works and Labo garden shears, $288, rwguild.com
Make it your New Year’s resolution to throw more dinner parties, especially with these chic dinner plates.
Buy now: Richard Ginori 1735 dinnerware, $220 for a five-piece place setting, gearys.com
Gift these lovely garnet and gold earrings to someone special on your list.
Buy now: Prounis Jewelry garnet and gold earrings, $3,000, prounisjewelry.com
For the cook who wants to multitask, this Dutch oven will help you get it done.
Buy now: Mauviel 1830 copper Dutch oven, $495, mauvielusa.com
Gifting condiments is a cheeky way to have friends try something new—especially something as delicious as sage honey!
Buy now: Gjusta wild sage honey, $12, gjustagoods.com
Bright hues like marigold are having a moment.
Buy now: L.O.N.B. carryall, $2,780, us.lonb.com
For the beer connoisseur or aspiring somm, this book set is the gift to slip under the tree.
Buy now: Read It and Drink (Juniper Books) book set, $175, juniperbooks.com
These taupe jeans will become the new staple in her closet.
Buy now: G-Star Raw pants, $180, g-star.com
No tabletop is complete without this gorgeous Raawii Strøm set.
Buy now: Raawii Strøm jug, $125, bowl, $60, and vase, $60, store.moma.org
Cozy up in a chic throw from the Bristol Weaving Mill this holiday season.
Buy now: Bristol Weaving Mill blanket, $278, thenewcraftsmen.com
Soap up with the lovely suds from Santa Maria Novella. This gift set makes for a lovely stocking stuffer.
Buy now: Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella soap set, $54, buy.smnovella.com
With its own vegetable and fruit garden and emphasis on simple “pick, clean, and serve” food, Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, in South Africa, is one of Jones and Carr-Ellison’s dream getaways.
Forget about reindeer and sleighs—growing up, the singer Moses Sumney spent many a Christmas in a sunny coastal village in Ghana with his parents and siblings, indulging in tropical African dishes. Sumney, who describes his music as “an amalgamation of soul, folk, and nighttime experimentation,” released his first EP in 2014 and his debut album, Aromanticism, in 2017; since then, he has been touring and collaborating almost constantly with the likes of James Blake, Sufjan Stevens, Karen O, and Solange Knowles. The holidays, therefore, offer a welcome opportunity to get some serious R&R. Every year, Sumney heads to the California mountains, where he rents a rustic, off-the-beaten-path cabin. “I like elevated, isolated destinations,” he says. “Nobody texts or calls me about work.” This gives him plenty of time to reflect on meaningful gifts, such as the teapot he received from Blake after their tour in 2016, or the four-track recorder given to him by a producer, which ended up launching his career. “I recorded on the floor of my studio apartment in Los Angeles, onto a cassette tape,” he recalls. This year, Sumney plans to work on his second album—and to cook his mother’s famed plantains. “They remind me of Christmas in Ghana.” G.S.
Moses Sumney wears a Jil Sander blazer and shorts; David Yurman necklace; Falke socks; Christian Louboutin boots.
Travel light with this silver-hued Louis Vuitton keep-all.
Buy now: Louis Vuitton keep-all, $2,390, louisvuitton.com
Get shady with this new pair of sunglasses from Tommy Hilfiger.
Buy now: Tommy Hilfiger sunglasses, $140, tommy.com
This woodsy scent will help you relax this holiday season.
Buy now: Maison Louis Marie No. 04 Bois de Balincourt body oil, $47, sephora.com
Suit up in these Santoni boots.
Buy now: Santoni boots, $1,800, santonishoes.com
Shield yourself from winter’s worst elements in this Herno coat.
Buy now: Herno coat, $1,225, 212.226.1432
This bluetooth speaker will make sure the party can go wherever you do.
Buy now: Revo SuperTone Bluetooth speaker, $599, audiogeeks.com
What are the holidays without some fun and games with family and friends? Now, just try not to be too competitive.
Buy now: Berluti playing-card decks, $120 for 2, 212.439.6400
The Spanish design house makes the most luxurious winter wraps.
Buy now: Loewe scarf, $270, loewe.com
This season, gift sustainably sources gifts, like this John Hardy bracelet.
Buy now: John Hardy gold bracelet, $10,800, johnhardy.com
Never lose your luggage again with this lovely Smythson luggage tag.
Buy now: Smythson luggage tag, $110, smythson.com
For friend who has sworn off coffee, this delicious peppermint tea will be their new go-to for a relaxing quiet moment.
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Until now, Sumney has stuck to the California mountains as his preferred getaway. Next on his list: the Aescher guesthouse, in the Swiss Alps.