Whether you love or hate holiday shopping, and there’s usually no in-between, we’ve got surefire motivation to get you started early. Take the one-for-me, one-for-them approach! Combine the gift shopping process with your own fall shopping. Going gaga over sweaters? When you buy one for yourself, grab some in your friends’ sizes and best colors. When you pick out your new autumn lipstick or nail color, buy multiples for stocking stuffers for your sister or Mom. Not only will you be checking items off your list before you even write it, your bank account won’t be overwhelmed by purchases come December.
Home Made Winter
When the first chill makes you start craving comfort food and you're more in the mood to flip pages than pin pictures, get yourself a copy of Yvette Boven's inspiring Home Made Winter, $35. Beautiful photography and hand-drawn art work will inspire you to the farmer's market and to the gift-giving spirit. Any home cook or foodie in your circle will love, love, love this book. It has the look and feel of a much pricier coffee table book.
J.Crew Merino Tippi Sweater in Houndstooth
A J.Crew sweater under the tree is a Christmas tradition in many a house, we're sure. While you might not want to buy such a statement-making sweater as this J. Crew Merino Tippi Sweater in Houndstooth, $98 in a duplicate for someone you see a lot socially, the Tippi comes in a ton of different colors and patterns. Which kind of makes it perfect for almost anyone who likes to cozy up in merino wool. Who doesn't?
Rewind Desk Caddy
Whether you need a gift for the office secret Santa or something cheeky for the person who makes your cubicle farm bearable, this Rewind Desk Caddy, $30, is perfect. It offers a bit of office kitsch without being so ostentatious as to be unprofessional when the boss stops by.
Rebecca Minkoff Macey Oxfords
Shoes are always a crowd-pleasing gift, Rebecca Minkoff is always a crowd-pleasing designer and cheetah calf hair ... you see where this is going. You'll wear The Rebecca Minkoff Macey oxfords, $285, all fall and they'll be just as stylish when you wrap them up this winter.
UrbanEars Re:Plattan Headphones
UrbanEars are the best headphones you can get without getting into studio-quality territory and pricing. They're equally known for their vibrant Pantone color palette. Their regular Plattan headphone is around $60, but this one is special, $79.90. Not only is it eco-friendly and made of scrap parts from previous color collections, but every purchase ensures the preservation of five square meters of rainforest.
The Everlane Weekender, $95, is a super versatile bag that stuffs like a duffel but wears like something much chicer. There are 9 color options, so the keep one, give one aesthetic is perfect for the girl who can't choose just one.