Editor’s note: This year, in addition to doing our regular ol’ gift guides, we wanted to do something a little more unique. So, we gathered together a bunch of the coolest people we know to dish about their holiday wish lists, the best gifts they’ve ever given, and the best ones they’ve ever received. Trust us when we say there are some awww-inspiring, super-thoughtful, envy-inducing gifts on these lists. But we’d expect nothing less from this bunch. Hopefully they’ll help you take your gift-giving to the next level!
WINDSOR HANGER WESTERN: CO-FOUNDER, PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER, HERCAMPUS MEDIA; GLAMOUR MAGAZINE’S 20 AMAZING YOUNG WOMEN; BOSTON GLOBE’S 25 MOST STYLISH BOSTONIANS.
On My Holiday Wish List: Sometimes we focus on the fun and the fabulous for the holidays and forget about the functional! I really love receiving gifts that are an upgraded version of a practical item I use all the time. For example, many young women travel with beat up old suitcases that might not do the best job protecting their belongings! Pink’s my favorite color and I’m totally wishing for this upgrade to my old beater.
Part of the Her Campus logo is a crown over the “H” and now we’ve all become obsessed with all things crown shaped. I’m in love with this crown shaped diamond and 14k necklace from Alex Woo. It’s so chic and delicate. I could wear it every day.
Like many women, I’m completely, over-the-top obsessed with shoes. If I could, I’d have a walk-in closet completely dedicated to my shoe collection. I really love shoes by Milk and Honey. They have tons of amazing designs to pick from (like these beauties) but you can also customize your own pair and they’re all made to order with luxe details like leather soles.
I love getting a new pair of comfy PJs every year for christmas. This year I’m crushing on these jersey PJs by Josie by Natori.
The Best Gift I’ve Ever Gotten Is: Last year for Christmas, my fiance-now-husband got me a Louis Vuitton Neverfull. I had been wanting one FOREVER and was so excited. I literally wear it every single day.
The Best Gift I’ve Ever Given Is: For college graduation I got my now-husband a custom made sportcoat from The Andover Shop in Harvard Square. Supposedly JFK used to get his clothes made there and I thought it would be a really cool memoir to have from our time at Harvard. He absolutely loved it and I was happy to get him something so special!