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Five Stylish Women Pick Their Top Holiday Gift Suggestions

Choosing gifts for the women in your life can be intimidating. So we asked a few women who are looking after some of the most stylish businesses out there to get their holiday suggestions.


Choosing gifts for the women in your life can be intimidating. The expectations can be high and you definitely want to get it right. We’re here to help. No, we didn’t call our moms to put this list together; instead, we asked a few women who are looking after some of the most stylish businesses out there to get their holiday suggestions. Their expertise spans the gamut from MoMA’s finger-on-the-pulse Design Store to handmade fabrics and zeitgeist-y outdoor apparel. There’s a little something here for all the ladies in your life.

Chay Costello


Associate Director of Merchandising, MoMA Design Store

Ray-Ban Aviator
These are a classic design that never goes out of style. The Ray Ban Aviator was designed for the US Army in 1937 and has been become a classic design that everyone over the last 80 years can appreciate.$180

Pearl Compact Mirror and Charger
A best in class compact mirror with benefits for a lady who will not compromise on function or style. Not only does the compact feature standard and magnified mirrors that illuminate with LED lights, but it can also charge your phone. $30

Ostrich Pillow Go
If she loves to travel, make her adventures just a little bit more comfortable. Thanks to hidden magnetic buttons and three choices of position, this travel pillow fits easily around the neck and adapts to everyone’s proportions.

iskn Slate 2+ Digital Drawing Pad
This digital drawing pad will enable the creative woman in your life to record countless drawings on the go. Just place a sheet of any type of paper on the light, compact Slate and start drawing with a favorite pen or pencil fitted with the iskn Ring. Drawings instantly appear on your digital devices or computer via Bluetooth or USB. $179

Albert Clock
The perfect thank you to the woman in your life who always effortlessly calculates the tip and enjoys taking a deep dive into prime numbers, the Albert Clock requires you to do math to decipher the time. $340

Madeline Buxton


Tech Editor, Refinery29

Master & Dynamic MW60 Wireless Over-Ear Headphones
These luxe headphones are as beautiful to look at as they are to listen with. Go the classic silver metal and brown leather route or pick a pairing that’s more nuanced, like the silver metal with navy leather. $549

Anthropologie Ready for Anything Pouch
This clutch-like pouch is perfect for everything from work events to New Year’s Eve celebrations. External pockets hold a pen and her iPhone; an interior zipper pocket takes care of the rest. $48

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2
B&O packs the high-quality acoustics it’s known for into a tiny Bluetooth speaker that weighs less than a pound. It’s perfect for taking to parties, or keeping at home — the gold is pretty enough she’ll want to keep it out on display. $132

Lomography Lomo’Instant Camera Honolulu
This playful instant camera is a fun way to get in on the instant camera trend while also trying out different lenses. Included in the set are ones for taking wide-angle, portrait, and close-up shots. The dreaming-of-warmer-days print is a nice way to hint at future vacations. $125

Microsoft Surface Laptop
For the ultimate splurge-worthy gift, go for Microsoft’s surface laptop. The rich colors, alcantara-covered keypad, and impressive performance make it an instant win. $999+

Hopie and Lily Stockman


Founders, Block Shop

Skultuna Tulip 3 Piece Candle Set
These elegant brass candlesticks are chic and timeless, for your exceptionally special Hostess with the Mostest or future mother-in-law. $270

ACB Arc Post Earrings
Perfect brass studs for your free-spirited sister with a corporate job. $49

Wonder Valley Face Oil
Wonder Valley Face Oil. This small-batch herbal face oil is perfect for your best friend who’s dying to take you to that meditation retreat at Esalen. $65

Simone Wild Gold Velvet Socks
For your friend most likely to do the worm at the holiday office party. $38

Indigo Dyeing or Printing Workshop with Grahamm Keegan
Take your most creative friend with you, and make your own beautifully-dyed textiles in Graham’s Silver Lake studio. $100

Hay Mint Green Pepper Grinder
For your unfussy friend who just moved and needs to jeuge up her dining nook. $35

Tyler Haney


Founder, Outdoor Voices

Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 310X
This one’s kind of hard to wrap, but it’s at the tippy top of my wish list. $15,299

Outdoor Voices 3/4 Two-Tone Warmup Legging
If I had to pick one signature, OV piece, this would be it. The fabric is sturdy enough to hold everything in, while still flexing with you as you move. They look great on everybody. Pair them with yoga classes at Sky Ting, and your lady’s good to go. $85

A.P.C. Transmission Book by Jean Touitou
Jean is a good friend and an inspiration. He is obsessive about detail in the clothing he makes [A.P.C.] and just as obsessive over the details of this book. It’s both a beautiful object and a fascinating read. $80

Specialized Turbo Kenevo
This is also a hint for someone to get me one this year. I test rode one recently and can’t stop thinking about it. The new Turbo Kenevo is sleek and beautiful, and completely transforms the mountain biking experience. $7,000

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