As I’m getting older, I’m finding that I appreciate receiving gifts that err on the side of practicality. While receiving a novelty gift is always hilarious, there’s only so much room in one’s space for such items. The gifts in this year’s guide are meant to be everyday luxuries—items that elevate your day-to-day routine. I sprinkled in a few of my favorite discoveries from this year as well.
brothers artisan oil PURIFYING WASH
Brothers Artisan Oil is a natural apothecary for the body and home, offering handcrafted products that are as healthy for you as they are healthy for the environment. The tea tree & charcoal purifying wash naturally calms skin, deodorizes the body, and soothes an angry scalp. This rich cleansing wash leaves you feeling instantly refreshed after use.
singular: act 1 SABRINA CARPENTER
Sabrina is a rising star with a soulful, sassy voice that delivers a punch of pop fun on Singular: Act 1. Tracks like “Bad Time,” “Almost Love,” and “Sue Me” are essential listens. This collectible CD is available exclusively at Target.
santal 33 EAU DE PARFUM
I’ve received an unending string of compliments ever since I started wearing Santal 33. This cedar-wood and cardamom-infused scent lingers on the skin, evoking the spirit of the American West and personal freedom. If you visit a Le Labo store (standalone or inside Nordstrom), you can have the label customized as well.
canon g7x CAMERA
A camera is a gift that keeps on giving as it’s the ideal tool for capturing life’s most picturesque moments. The Canon G7X will serve a budding vlogger well with its portability and flip-out screen.
A Quip toothbrush is no ordinary electric toothbrush, unless you can name another toothbrush that’s been so stylishly created by a collaboration of both designers and dentists. This svelte tool, available in several colors, comes with a subscription to replaceable toothbrush heads and toothpaste. A gift like this simplifies a daily routine for its recipient and fits ever so nicely in one’s stocking!
what if it’s us BECKY ALBERTALLI & ADAM SILVERA
This funny, heartfelt tale of two very different boys falling in love is the perfect gift for anyone who appreciated the film Love, Simon. A good story always makes for a good gift and this one does not disappoint.
levi’s SHERPA-LINED DENIM JACKET
I found this beautiful vintage Levi’s jacket at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle, but you can find one just like it at Urban Outfitters. I love its sherpa-lining, giving any look an extra touch of warmth and coziness.