Habitually Chic 2023 Holiday Gift Guide No.1
Yes, I am posting my first holiday gift guide for 2023 when it’s unseasonably warm and before Halloween has even arrived but the early bird gets the worm as they say. I slacked off my on gift guides last year because of my two week trip to Paris so I wanted to get a head start this year. There are also some great sales that you can take advantage of to buy gifts for yourself and everyone on your list. Not to mention, some gift items notoriously sell out early every year so you will have the jump on everyone else.
If you are looking for skincare and makeup gifts to give, Sephora has a Savings Event on now. Rouge members who can save 20% off until November 6, 2023 with the code TIMETOSAVE. VIB Members can save 15% off and Insiders can save 10% off from October 31, 2023 until November 6, 2023.
Today, I ordered this Augustinus Bader The Daily Essential Duo The Rich Cream set. I will have a full size Rich Cream for home and a smaller size for travel.
You can find more gift sets here.
The film lover in your life needs a hat or tee shirt from Human Boy Worldwide like Eric Rohmer’s Pauline A La Plage hat. Some of them are sold out but bookmark their website and sign up for alerts for restocks and new products. I’ve already sent them a lengthy list of films I would like them to add to their roaster.
Red is the color of the season and someone on your list needs this chic red Savette Sport Convertible Leather Clutch Bag that can also be worn as a shoulder and crossbody bag.
These ornaments are my favorite thing and every year, I can’t wait to see which people they’d added to the motley assorted cast of characters. The Taylor Swift doesn’t exactly look like Taylor but I think it would be funny to give her with ketchup and seemingly Ranch. Timothee Chalamet is a fun new ornament but George Michael resembles Billy Ray Cyrus, Andy Warhol looks more like Fred Armisen, and Jackson Pollock is reminding me of Bill Murray but that’s what makes them so funny. These sell out early every year so order and pre-order them now. I also just realized there is a full set of the Golden Girls.
I think it’s always nice to buy someone something they like but might not buy themselves There is nothing a lipstick lover would appreciate more than a Limited Edition Rouge Hermes Matte Lipstick.
Pick up a pair of cashmere socks in all nine colors and drop them into everyone’s stocking.
The teenager or man-boy in your life would appreciate a Celine skateboard.
Le Creuset is currently on sale so this is the perfect time to pick out a piece for everyone on your gift list including yourself. I love this sea salt color Signature 7.5-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Chef’s Oven which is 35% off.
Your Francophile friend deserves A Year in the French Style: Interiors and Entertaining by Antoinette Poisson.
I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a present in a blue box from Smythson. You can get notebooks and agendas monogramed with classic initials or a funny nickname or phrase. The best thing is that you can get them one in a different color every year. You’re welcome.
Your British mother-in-law needs a Wedgwood Christmas Iconic Teapot Porcelain Ornament and Christmas Tea Cup & Saucer Porcelain Ornament and afternoon tea at Claridges.
For reasonably priced gifts for little people, I love the Brannan Bear which comes in four colors, the Toddler CashSoft Bear Hat, Baby Sherpa Moc Boots, Kids Recycled Fuzzy Crew Socks, Baby Sherpa Baseball Hat, Kids Reindeer Sherpa Slippers, and Toddler Earmuffs.
CBK: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy: A Life in Fashion won’t be released until November 7, 2023 so make sure you pre-order a copy for all your most fashionable friends.
Give the recent graduate a pearl blue Celine Triomphe Small Flap Wallet with a $100 bill and teach them how to create a budget.
The hostess with the mostess with penchant for gossip needs a pair of leather snake slippers.
The Diptyque holiday candles always sell out early so order the Sapin, Coton and Délice Holiday Candle Gift Set to give out when you need a last minute gift. The Sapin candle features notes of pine, resin and cedar, the Coton candle smells like powdery scents of musk and tonka bean, and the Délice candle smells like delicious dates, vanilla, and patchouli.
Give the James Bond wannabe A Private Spy: The Letters of John le Carré so he can read what it was really like to be a spy by the former spy turned spy writer.
Your mom who hasn’t bought eyeshadow since 1982 needs this Ombres d’Hermes Eyeshadow Quartet, 05 Ombres Fumees after which you will become her favorite child.
If the man in your life wears Oakley sunglasses for all occasions, please upgrade him to these chic Celine Homme D-Frame Tortoiseshell Acetate Sunglasses
If you’re tired of looking at ugly colored plastic toys in your house, gift your little one this chic Banwood Trike this holiday season.
The recent male graduate would appreciate this Loewe Puzzle Plain Leather Card Holder with a gift card to his favorite store this holiday season.
Anyone obsessed with the interior design of Ralph Lauren definitely need Ralph Lauren A Way of Living: Home, Design, Inspiration.
I had a pair of Sherpa Slippers just like these a few years ago and I loved them because they were so easy to slip on and off. Get them for everyone who has a “no shoes” policy at home. Or buy them for yourself and take them with you to their house when you visit. They also come in black.
Go ahead, buy yourself this Celine Triomphe wool fair isle crew neck sweater. After the last three years, you deserve it.
Book the family on a holiday trip to London and tell them with this Fortnum & Mason Superb Hamper
Buy the biggest J.Crew lover this J.Crew: Forty Years of American Style coffee-table book and tuck a gift card inside as a bookmark.
Your espresso loving French friends needs this set of four espresso cups made by Florence Girod in her atelier in the South of France.
Don’t forget your furry friends this holiday season with this Pet CashSoft Sweater.
Speaking of CashSoft, these pieces were the most popular things I’ve ever posted. The CashSoft Sweater Pants are available in mistletoe green this year which is perfect for holiday travel. Pair it with the matching CashSoft V-Neck Sweater.
Surprise your sister with this English Porcelain Leather Passport Holder and a trip together.
The person who eats avocado toast every day will love this Set of Four Avocado Plates.
Book a ski trip and buy yourself this cool gold Ski Helmet to escape the holidays.
The most fashion forward person you know will love this Khaite Julius Small Gold-plated Earrings.
Flight of the WASP: The Rise, Fall, and Future of America’s Original Ruling Class won’t be released until November 14, 2023 but you should pre-order it for all your WASP friends and family members.
If you know anyone traveling this winter, you should gift them this CashSoft Cold Weather Travel Set in grey or black.
Start their love of driving early with this Ride On BMW Z4 Roadster.
If you’re makeup brushes have seen better days, gift yourself this Westman Atelier Mini Petite Brush Collection.
Gift your budding superhero GapKids | DC Crew Socks in their stocking.
The pre-teen who’s not allowed to wear makeup yet needs this Laneige Midnight Minis Set. Or you could break them up and put one or two in all your daughter’s stockings.
The lifelong New Yorker in your life needs something from the Kule x Bergdorf Goodman Collection.
You might have to gift everyone a copy of Britney Spears new book The Woman in Me now so you can read it all together and discuss.