There's a strange thing we've noticed about December: the holidays tend to totally creep up on you. One second you're surprised that Halloween's over, the next you're bombarded with Black Friday ads, Christmas music streams from your neighbor's lawn (or is it just us?), and pretty little lights pop up on nearly every house roof and store display. While we love pretty much everything about the holidays, it can be super stressful to buy gifts—and to ask for them. Leave it to Pinterest to give us a totally awesome selection of things to crave this holiday season, from already infamous uber-luxe backpacks to simple things. We think holidays are best for giving and receiving things that one would never buy for themselves, but want regardless. So this year, thanks to Pinterest, we're asking for creative ways to light our endless candles, out-there fashion experiments, and accessories both spendy and reasonable.
Workhorse Home Goods
Candles are the perfect holiday gift-giving go-to, but what are you supposed to do to light 'em? This sweet little apothecary jar comes with pretty green matches. It's handsome enough to be on display along with the candles.
The Classic Bag
Big-ticket items are always a welcome holiday gift—we'll take this gorgeous classic YSL handbag!
If we're talking luxe, and you have the budget to support this, then go for an awesomely pricey pick like this outrageous The Row/Damien Hirst bag.
These pretty earrings from The Met are inspired by art and nature, and have a slightly more reasonable price point (under $50!)
The Prettiest Headband
This headband is so gorgeous, and it would work during all seasons, making it utterly versatile.
We pretty much always want high-end champagne, but this would also make a great holiday present, and it's also immediately enjoyable.
Quirky Home Goods
You can't beat fun-but-functional gifts for the holidays and this cool fruit bowl would look really awesome holding real bananas.
Velvet loafers are classic and fit perfectly into holiday ensembles but these cheeky Stubbs & Wootton loafers are so silly and fun. The perfect gift!
Experimental gifts can be a bit controversial, but these leggings are super fun and we'd love to open up a wrapped box to find these inside.
Pretty Home Goods
Another gift we'd probably never buy for ourselves but would love to receive: an embellished bottle opener.