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With the holidays just a couple of weeks away, it’s our favorite time of the year to cop those extra indulgent pieces that we’ve long been eyeballing. And while our regularly updated gift guides are here to guide you through what to get your friends and family this year, it’s safe to assume that if you’re a woman who regularly reads Highsnobiety, you’ll have a hefty wishlist for yourself, too.
That said, if you’re still lacking inspiration when it comes to what to ask for, the women of Highsnobiety are here to help. We’ve enlisted our trend-savvy experts across Berlin and New York to share what’s on their lists in order to help you out. With suggestions spanning everything from a pair of reflective Tabi boots to Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty line and water-based lubricant (’cause girl got needs too), our round-up has a little something for everyone.
Scroll on to see all our staff picks below.
Naina Kamath, senior social media editor
“Honestly, I can’t stand to see Kanye’s face anymore. That said, this YEEZY-tailored card game is bound to garner a few laughs whenever you whip it out. Uno, I’m really happy for you, and Imma let you finish, but this game is probably more amusing.”
Bianca Giulione, associate music editor
“Aside from desperately wanting everyone to start actually caring about climate change (I’m looking at you, world leaders and CEOs of the 100 companies that contribute to the 71-percent of global emissions), all I want this year is a pair of these impossibly incredible Margiela boots in an iridescent colorway to add to my Tabi rotation (I only have one other pair, but still). If someone cops these for me, I’ll be wearing them until someone has to pry them off my cold, dead feet.”
Feleg Tesema, shopping writer
“I’ve been wanting to try a highlighter for a while now, and when Rihanna’s make-up line arrived, I decided to give it a try. Listen up, this highlighter stick is game-changing. It’s super easy to apply and it really makes your skin glow like magic. I already own the “Trippin'” shade, but I wouldn’t mind having the whole set…”
Dana Reeves, video producer
“For me, it has to be this leather Christian Dior roller pouch. I love the barrel shape, and in my long hunt for the perfect cross body bag, I think I’ve finally found it. Dior killed the graphics placement on this; I definitely need Santa to hook me up.”
Caitlin Leroux, brands partnership manager
“I’m not sure that I’d buy this for myself (actually, I probably would on impulse), but some of the best gifts can be being treated to something you wouldn’t otherwise splurge on. I recently moved into a new place and made the decision that every home-related purchase I made would be investing in long-lasting quality items. So, this would be the perfect addition to my collection of (self-proclaimed) semi-bougie home items. I burn incense almost every day, so it definitely wouldn’t be underused.”
“The Necessaire product line definitely makes for great holiday gifting. It’s sustainable, the branding is sexy, and it doesn’t use any toxins in its formulas. It makes body care look seamless with the line including everything from body wash, to lotion, to “sex gel” — better known as lube.”
Pamela Plaza, audience development
“All I want for the holidays are these Prada cowboy boots. With the new year coming up, these boots are gonna get me exactly where I need to go. Saddle up, urban cowgirl coming thru.”
Sydney Gore, associate music editor
“I’m finally ready to invest in a proper puffer jacket because it’s only going to get colder from here on out, so I might as well look drop-dead gorgeous while freezing to my premature death! My colleague Sonia has this AMAZING coat in red and every time that I see her wearing it I long to be that warm. Fingers crossed that Santa thinks I’ve been a good elf this year.”
Lia McGarrigle, senior staff writer
“I’ve been a fan of Sandy Liang since her very first collection, but still haven’t managed to purchase a piece by her. The Hugs fleece would keep me warm until spring, while the detailing will brighten up the most dismal of Berlin days. Bonus points if you go double-leopard with the Jojo bike shorts.”
Rhianna Matthews, commerce content curator
“Anyone who knows me should know that Heliot Emil has been one of my favorite brands for a minute. Tech-wear is something I’m always drawn to, and I’ve had my eye on this thermo-reactive jacket since the day it released. This insane piece comes with a detachable hood and sleeves, so you could also rock it as a vest — FIYAHHH! I love the fact that it can turn from light grey to icy white depending on the temperature, so it’s like wearing a different jacket every time. Obsessed.”
Heather Snowden, staff writer
“I can always get behind a great jumpsuit and this navy velveteen one by Paloma Wool gets a 10/10 from me. It’s perfect for channeling ’70s spy vibes, which honestly is all I want to do this holiday season.”
Stella Richter, art director
“I love this wetsuit for two reasons. Because I really dig this color, and because 2019 is going to be the year I embrace my body type more. I think this piece can totally do it for me.”
“I mean, just look at that jewelry at the end of these JUSTINE CLENQUET shades — it’s like wearing sunglasses and earrings in one!”
Sandra Motwary, social media editor
“I’ve had my eye on this ALYX number for a while now, especially as the pin-buckle fastening at the front and waist gives you a great shape. Pair it with a set of Wolford stockings and you’re set for winter.”
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews