I haven’t done any gift guides this year, though I did share some standby favorite gifts a few weeks ago that might serve as a good starting point if you’re lacking inspiration this holiday season. Instead, I’m sharing what I would LOVE to see under the tree this year. Maybe will serve as inspiration for a treat for yourself, or something you can nudge your significant other to snap up for you?
Pick No. 1: The Decorative Dining Chairs
I chatted about our new dining table, but then spent two weeks glazing over at the variety of options in front of us when it came to chairs. I mean, the table was a little easier because there are such small dimensions to contend with — we really didn’t have too many options when it came down to it. But chairs?! I wanted something that would add some interest and joviality to the space since we have a lot of wood pieces in a small vicinity (sideboard + table). I was contemplating doing a ghost chair in there, but they look so damned uncomfortable, and I was pretty sure Mr. Magpie would murder me if I brought another uncomfortable piece of furniture into our nest. I looked a dozens of upholstered chairs and so many of them were enormous/oversized. Then I found these in the most fun printed pattern! WANT.
Pick No. 2: The Bow Bag
These mini bow bags ($250) are so precious. I love love love them.
Pick No. 3: The Gucci Dress
Pick No. 4: The Cosabella Panties
These are the only underwear (on sale for $71 for set of 3) I sleep in. They are so comfortable and so breathable and so beautiful, too. I’d love a nice cache of these in my stocking.
Pick No. 5: The Table Lamps
I’ve been looking for a set of bright/fun table lamps to flank both sides of my desk. I am smitten with these ($129 for set!) in the orange.
Pick No. 6: The Vintage Hermes Watch
Pick No. 7: The AirPods
I’d love to add a pair of these to wear with my new iPhone X. At first, I thought they looked really stupid. But they’ve grown on me.
Pick No. 8: Truffle Oil
I freaking love truffle oil. Inspired by this book (my review here), I’ve recently taken to an unhealthy lunch habit of scrambling eggs with a little creme fraiche, serving it over toast, and drizzling it with truffle oil. It is ridiculous and amazing and makes me feel like a million bucks. I’ll eat it off china, with a linen napkin, just because — and it turns a run-of-the-mill Tuesday into the highlight of my week. I’ll take some reinforcements to sustain the habit.
Pick No. 9: Vintner’s Daughter Serum
Pick No. 10: Golden Goose Sneakers
P.S. Always on my wishlist for a timeless gift: a Burberry trench.
+A new book is always a welcome gift. This one has piqued my interest.
+This mini microplane for grating nutmeg in particular.
+My favorite lip balm, which I always use down to the last drop. What other cosmetic can you say that about?!
P.S. Gift wrap inspo.