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.
"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." — polyvore-editorial