Joy is the number one objective at the holidays, from booking wish-list trips with friends to planning festive parties (and purchasing dresses just for them), to picking out the best gifts for everyone on your list. But some of the most special moments in December unfold during down-to-earth moments at home with loved ones. So this year, Bazaar curated gifts that bring even more delight to our favorite holiday destinations.
Each room’s specific vibe matches with gifts for every taste. For the fashionable best friend, there are beautiful vases, keepsake boxes, and even jewelry gifts to brighten up the vanity or walk-in closet where they get ready. For elevating the kitchen of a semipro home chef, try a whimsical trinket like John Derian’s playful challah bread-loaf candle or Edie Parker’s tabletop lighter. As for the host with the most? They’ll love a bottle of Rosie Assoulin’s Vivanterre wine or a set of Ralph Lauren playing cards to reinvigorate their living room.
Ahead, we break down the best luxury lifestyle gifts for this holiday season and beyond. Many of these presents are still available with expedited shipping. But no matter when they arrive, they’ll make a big impression on your loved one’s favorite space—even if it’s in the new year.
For the Avid Entertainer
We all have someone on our list who’s the life of the party. Set them up for their next lively bash with a metallic cocktail shaker and tabletop accents that will earn all the compliments. Or, pick out a plus-one for their next night out in the form of Brandon Blackwood’’ glittery trunk bag. However they’re spending New Year’s Eve, Retrospekt’s vintage Polaroid camera is ready to capture all their memories—and goodies from Rhode, Edie Parker, and Beauty Thinkers will pamper them the morning after.
For the Haute Homebody
Are they the self-appointed host of game night? Look no further. These hostess gifts are a starter pack for an opulent night in. Toast their impeccable entertaining skills with a glass of Vivanterre’s natural wine, then pull out the Ralph Lauren playing cards or Hermès chessboard for hours of play. When it’s time for cleanup, they can put their feet up in Roger Vivier’s decadent slides.
For the Whimsical Tastemaker
Talk about a dinner party. Elevate every space where they gather with friends and family—from the kitchen island to the set table—with ceramic salt and pepper shakers, cleverly shaped candles, and host gloves that make even dishwashing look fabulous.
For the Artful Accessorizer
Getting ready for the holiday party is half of the fun. Nothing sets the tone for the night better than accessorizing over a cup of tea with a delightful room fragrance diffuser burning in the background. Then, send your best friend who loves the finer things out the door with a starry Chanel bag over their shoulder or a Miu Miu barrette clipped in their hair.
Senior Fashion & Accessories Editor
Jaclyn Alexandra Cohen is Harper’s Bazaar’s Senior Fashion & Accessories Editor. Outside of the office she can be found downtown with her twin sister, figure skating somewhere or on the hunt for the perfect striped top. Follow her on Instagram @jaclynalexandra