What ELLE’s Editors Are Giving (And Hope to Get) This Holiday Season

ELLE editors have access to the latest in clothes, beauty, and even tech. So what do these women—with keys to our fashion closet—want for the holidays? Read ahead to find out what they plan to give and get this holiday season, because the results might surprise you. Spoiler alert: As one editor puts it, “digestive health is important.”

Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief

Give: At a time when we are all so overwhelmed and overstimulated, it’s important to learn how to recharge. This year I’m obsessed with the Smith Lowdown Focus glasses, the perfect gift for everyone that wants to slow down and meditate.

Get: I am really into unique and authentic items that also have a story, like this Edun bag that is handcrafted in Kenya and looks like a work of art. It’s sustainably produced and made with recycled metals, making it a truly special piece.

Smith Lowdown Focus, $299; smithoptics.com

Edun Leather Mini Tote, $590; edun.com

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Nikki Ogunnaike, ELLE.com Fashion Features Director

Give: As someone who knows how absolutely annoying it is to not have ice at the ready in your apartment (yay for New York living), I was floored to learn that portable ice makers exist. Now I plan to spread the word!

Get: I’ve had my eye on this bag since I received an email about it months and months ago. Forget a sable—Santa baby, slip this under the tree.

Magic Chef Portable Countertop Ice Maker, $88; homedepot.com

Céline Medium Big Bag, $2,550; celine.com

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Leah Chernikoff, ELLE.com Editorial Director

Give: Everyone is too embarrassed to buy this for themselves but digestive health is important and the squatty potty is great. Don’t ask me how I know.

Get: Nikki got me hooked on this made-for-Insta fine jewelry brand and I want it all. It’s like Claire’s but made of diamonds. I usually avoid color in my jewelry because I want it to be versatile, but a rainbow goes with everything too, right?

Squatty Potty, $25; amazon.com

The Last Line Rainbow Climb Necklace, $404; thisisthelastline.com

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Jenna Blaha, Tech and Fashion Editor

Give: Who doesn’t love receiving a phenomenal bottle of wine? This year I’m gifting from Napa Valley, namely Silver Oak and Twomey. Supporting a community that experienced such disaster this past year is like wrapping two gifts in one.

Get: I love getting gifts that put me into a creative, playful space. We all get so used to giving “useful” gifts. How about something just for fun? Like Lego!

Twomey Pinot Noir Last Stop, $68; twomey.com

Lego Boost Creative Toolbox, $160; lego.com

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Jade Frampton, Executive Market Editor

Give: The newest Amazon Echo spot is the perfect gift for everyone. With the new mini screen Alexa has both voice and visuals. It’s amazing and affordable!

Get: I am becoming more and more obsessed with all things skin care. I won’t buy this for myself because it’s so expensive but would love to get it as a gift!

Amazon Echo Spot, $130; amazon.com

La Mer Crème de la Mer, $265; net-a-porter.com

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Jennifer Gach, Senior Accessories Editor

Give: This mug is genius: It keeps your coffee hot for up to three hours! Spoiler alert: Everyone in my family is getting one. (And I got one for myself, too!)

Get: I love antique enamel pendants. They’re hard to find in good condition. This one is perfection, but sadly has already been sold. A girl can dream, right?

Ember Ceramic Mug, $80; ember.com

Victorian Turquoise, Diamond and Enamel Locket; foxandbond.com

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Justine Carreon, ELLE.com Associate Market Editor

Give: A cashmere sweater is a classic, go-to gift, but something about a cashmere hoodie makes it that much more luxurious.

Get: I love a good dad joke, so it makes sense that I really appreciate a great dad gift. After attempting to install some curtain rods I realized my dinky power drill was on its last leg. It’s time I finally upgraded to a real drill. This is one of those things I should buy for myself, but always forget.

Everlane Cashmere Hoodie, $140; everlane.com

Dewalt Compact Drill Driver, $99; amazon.com

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Sally Holmes, ELLE.com Executive Editor

Give: Thanks to Meghan Markle, you’ve probably already heard of Sarah Flint. Unfortunately thanks to the “Meghan Effect” the perfect Sarah Flint leather flats she wore are already waitlisted. But! If you want to give something royal-adjacent and more affordable this year, I love these Sarah Flint Fur Pom Shoe Clips. They can be slipped onto any shoe to jazz them up and make for the perfect stocking stuffer.

Get: This is the perfect example of a gift I would love, but would never buy for myself. This Diptyque beauty is one of my very favorite scents, comes in a gorgeous, hand-painted ceramic vessel (that you could totally reuse!), and is huge, which means it will burn for hours—150 if we’re talking specifics—and if you’re familiar with my candle obsession, you know that’s an important quality.

Sarah Flint Fur Pom Shoe Clip, $85; sarahflint.com

Diptyque Large Baies Candle, $350; diptyque.com

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Caitlin Mullen, Credits Editor

Give: A little personalization in a gift is always appreciated, so what better way to show it, than on a charcuterie board! Whether your friends and family plan on using this themselves or just to entertain a room filled with guests, these dining accessories add a load of personality to any gathering!

Get: The one thing I have yet to really splurge on is pajamas. Unfortunately I can never really talk myself into taking the financial plunge which is why it’s best some else does it for me, starting with these gorgeous Olivia von Halle PJs!

Marble & Copper Monoogram Boards, $40; Williams-sonoma.com

Marble & Copper Cheese Knives, $50; Williams-sonoma.com

Olivia Von Halle Coco Oyster Silk Pajamas, $485; Oliviavonhalle.com

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