A collection curated by our friend, Megan Soh!
We all know a plant mom or dad these days. Get them something eco-friendly and opt for a cork planter from Melanie Abrantes. These planters are hand-turned in Oakland, naturally porous and so beautiful!
For the new parents, I love gifting gathre's leather mats for playtime or to put underneath high chairs to catch all the crumbs. They come in neutral patterns and colors, so it goes along with anything you have in the house and you could use it for years to come! I like to gift the mini or midi mat sizes which are best for 1 or 2 kids
Because you can never have too many blankets for the coziest season of the year, Snowe's checked throw blanket is perfectly thin yet warm (thank you, merino lambswool) and now comes in 3 color options!
Chances are you have that friend who always offers to host gatherings from Friendsgiving to Secret Santa (ahem, Alisha). I love the look and functionality of Concrete Cat's Lazy Susan—it's so fun and comes in so many colors! It's a bit of a splurge so go in on it with the usual party crashers.
I can't stand when my cords are all tangled and we all have a friend who's constantly fishing around in their bag. Drop them a hint with Dagne Dover's Arlo Tech Pouch to keep it all together. It comes in 9 (nine!) colors—who says practical gifts are boring?
My go-to stocking stuffer is a crowd-pleaser for anyone—him/her/they. Glossier's balm dot com set saves you $6 for going in on the trio. Get the berry one for your niece who wishes she could wear lipstick, but mom won't let her yet. I suggest the mint for your aunt or anyone you don't know that well but feel obliged to gift, and get the mango for your friend who's always chasing summer.
For your friend that still puts pen to paper, I love gifting Appointed's Notebooks which comes in 6 colors and you can choose between lined, grid, or blank pages. Oh, you can get them monogrammed, too!
If you have a friend or family member who would stay all day in their bathrobe, please introduce them to the homecoat by offhours. It's an infinitely better combination of a comforter, bathrobe, and snuggie (remember those?).
As an alternative to candles or diffuser oils, I love hibi incense matchboxes. The full match is incense and once you light it and blow out the flame it'll burn down for 10 minutes on the burning mat included in the box, which will give your room the scent without the chance of burning down like Phoebe's aroma room. Plus, it's travel size!
Aesop is a splurge for most and a nice bougie gift for your friend who wouldn't normally buy it for themselves. I love these gift kits that they launched and starting at $57 it's not digging too deep into your pockets. They come in a cute zipper case which means you can forego the gift wrap if you're strapped for time!
For your friend who always has her nails done and may want to go on a new adventure, J.Hannah's nail polish line is the perfect stocking stuffer or addition to a secret santa gift. Buy them individually or in the trio polish set where you can choose your colors! I'm currently obsessed with the Himalayan Salt and Hepworth hues
You can never ever go wrong with a nice candle. From Le Labo and Diptyque to Maison Marie Louis there are so many great brands to choose from, but my favorite gift to impress is a Byredo candle. The thick smoky glass makes a classy vessel and, yes, your friend is likely to clean and save it. My favorite scents to gift are Loveless, Bibliothèque and Burning Rose.