Danica Lo's Holiday Gift Guide

Danica Lo is StyleBistro’s Executive Editor, and in addition to being the doyenne of digital fashion,
she’s also one of the best gifters we’ve ever seen. Ms. Lo shared her unbeatable list of presents
for this holiday season, and no matter who’s on your list, she has you covered. Click through to
snag her chic picks!

Best luxury gift:
The best luxury gifts are always tied to experiences. I'm partial to travel—maybe a five-
star trip to Paris, a long weekend in London, Christmas in Upper Egypt, New Year's Eve
in Shanghai.

If trips are out of the question, beautiful, thoughtful personalized pieces are always
appreciated—a heavyweight signet ring engraved with the family crest, a monogrammed
carryall, or even an embossed leather photo album or journal (I like T. Anthony's) are all
guaranteed people-pleasers.

Best affordable gift:
The perfect book, signed to the recipient by the author.
A stack of their favorite '80s or '90s pop star's CDs (or cassettes!).
One of those giant 32 oz. Philosophy "Amazing Grace" body washes, with a big red bow
on top.
Series three of Downton Abbey on DVD before it airs in the US.
A cute, fuzzy pair of mittens.

Never-fail hostess gift:
A box of pretzel croissants from City Bakery.
A case of Momofuku Milk Bar cookies.
A generous gift set from Kiehl's.
Anything from Hermès.

Best last-minute gift:
An enormous gift basket from New York's Chelsea Market.
A bottle of Stoli and a bottle of Bollinger—for the AbFab lover in your life.
Gift cards to Sephora.
An expensive and enormous pair of fancy rapper-endorsed headphones.
Any new Apple product—personalized, of course.

Best gift for a good cause:
I'm a big fan of the amazing work Women in Need does.
 
#giftguide
  • DRESSAGE TOTE
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "Best luxury gift:
    Beautiful, thoughtful personalized pieces are always
    appreciated" — @polyvore-editorial
     
    dressage-tote
  • LEATHER REFILLABLE NOTEBOOK
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "Best luxury gift:
    A monogrammed
    carryall, or even an embossed leather photo album or journal (I like T. Anthony's) are all
    guarante" — @polyvore-editorial
     
    leather-refillable-notebook
  • philosophy Amazing Grace Perfumed Shampoo, Bath & Shower Gel
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "Best affordable gift:
    One of those giant 32 oz. Philosophy "Amazing Grace" body washes, with a big red bow
    on top." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    Amazing grace perfumed shampoo, bath & shower gel is an award-winning shower gel with the amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent of philosophy's best-selling fragrance. Features & benefits. Moisturizes and conditions. Amazingly clean, beautifully feminine scent. Clean, soft skin and hair.
  • Amazon.com Masterpiece Classic
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "Best affordable gift:
    Season three of Downton Abbey on DVD before it airs in the US." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    Find Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3 DVD (Original U.K. Version) at Amazon.com Movies & TV, home of thousands of titles on DVD and Blu-ray.
  • Momofuku Milk Bar Cookie Mix
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "Never-fail hostess gift:
    A case of Momofuku Milk Bar cookies." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    Satisfy your wildest cookie cravings with our easy-to-use mixes from Christina Tosi—the genius pastry chef at Manhattan’s famous Momofuku Milk Bar. Tosi developed the mixes to re-create her rich, buttery signature cookies, with their irresistible combinations of salty and sweet, creamy and crunchy. Blueberry & Cream mix is packed with sweet dried blueberries and creamy white-chocolate milk crumbs. Corn mix captures the sweet corn flavor of a favorite childhood breakfast cereal. Compost mix is packed with chocolate and butterscotch chips, oats, graham crackers and coffee – add your own favorite potato chips and pretzels. Blueberry & Cream, 1 lb., 5.5 oz.; Corn, 12.7 oz.; Compost, 1 lb., 1.7 oz. Each makes 12 traditional cookies or 9 Milk Bar–style cookies. Made in USA.
  • Kiehl's Healthy Skin Essentials - For Day
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "Never-fail hostess gift:
    A generous gift set from Kiehl's." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    Essentials for younger looking skin. Healthy skin begins with well-hydrated skin. Save face with the perfect mix of kiehl’s healthy skin essentials to deliver lasting hydration and maintain more youthful-looking skin. Guaranteed in 28 days! includes: ultra facial cream (1.7 Oz) powerful-strength line-reducing concentrate (1.7 Oz) creamy eye treatment with avocado (0.5 Oz) midnight recovery concentrate (0.14 Oz) an exclusive canvas kiehl’s travel bag.
  • Beats By Dr. Dre Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Headphones Black
    SOLD OUT: More info
    "Best last-minute gift:
    An expensive and enormous pair of fancy rapper-endorsed headphones." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    BEATS BY DR. DRE Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Headphones: Over-the-ear design; active noise cancellation; in-line microphone and remote; plush earcups; folding design
  • SEPHORA COLLECTION Gift Card
    sephora.com
    "Best last-minute gift:
    Gift cards to Sephora." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    What it is: Available in denominations of $10 to $250. Purchase a $50 Gift Card, and you (or your gift recipient) will receive a complimentary Custom Makeover when the gift card is used for the required minimum merchandise purchase. Includes a sleek, black, dual-mirrored compact, embossed with the Sephora logo and a gift box. Can be redeemed on merchandise purchases in store, on Sephora.com, on our U.S. mobile app, and at Sephora inside JCPenney stores. Doesn't expire, and both the balance and transaction history can be checked online or in any Sephora store. What else you need to know: All Gift Cards should be treated like cash. They cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Gift Cards cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash except as required by law. Canadian Gift Cards are not available for purchase or redemption online at this time. To purchase multiple Gift Cards, please call Customer Service at 1-877-SEPHORA. Have a Gift Card? Add your Gift Card to Passbook. Learn more Please click here to view the full Gift Card Terms and Conditions. A $50 minimum purchase is required to receive a complimentary Customer Makeover. To redeem your complimentary Custom Makeover, you (or the gift recipient) must call the store or visit Sephora.com/beautystudio to book an appointment for a Custom Makeover. The $50 minimum purchase must be made at the time of the service. If a $50 Gift Card is not present, you will need to use another form of payment for the $50 minimum purchase. Learn about our Beauty Studio Services here. If a Gift Card is redeemed at a U.S. Sephora inside JCPenney store, it must have been originally purchased in the U.S.
  • Women In Need
    More info
    "Best gift for a good cause:
    I'm a big fan of the amazing work Women in Need does." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    Women In Need

9 comments

zebra02-allie
Wrote three years ago
this is defently an awesome set i really like itttt

sherry7411
Wrote three years ago
Fabulous!!

tanthony
Wrote three years ago
great set!

kbarney
Wrote three years ago
this is a great set!

marisa1199
Wrote three years ago
All of these items are so cool!

teawithkarl
Wrote three years ago
this is such a great idea

mhoyl
Wrote three years ago
Also try Philosophy's Living Grace! It's new and smells amazing!

lseed87
Wrote three years ago
I agree! The giftcard does sound great. I also like the Philosophy and the color of the bag.

karineminzonwilson
Wrote three years ago
Sephora gift card souds great!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing gift guide!!!!

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