The ideal wishlist, according to team Dwell, includes sustainable linens, colorful face masks, and patent leather combat boots.
After 2020, we all deserve a good gift, whether from a loved one or self-bestowed. From a coffee subscription to an impossibly-elegant trash can, our editors have thought of something for everyone.
Looking for something else? Check out the rest of our holiday gift guides here.
Anna Gibertini, Articles Editor:
"For myself, the Alessi Anna G. corkscrew is appealing. I like the idea that someone rendered my likeness (and name!) into a functional object that brings people together."
"For my mom, I’m going to gift her a Driftaway Coffee subscription, which will be her first time using a subscription service. Her local grocery story stopped carrying her favorite coffee, so it’s the perfect time for her to try something new."
Jenny Xie, Executive Editor:
"Cuyana’s philosophy of ‘fewer, better’ means you're buying timeless pieces that won’t end up in the landfill. This understated, pebbled-leather case keeps jewelry and trinkets out of sight and well organized."
"This sustainably made, organic cotton duvet cover is easy to layer with additional throws or quilts, but adds a bit of texture and intrigue with its stripe pattern."
"Trash cans can be sexy, too. I love that this sorter allows you to reuse your stash of plastic bags and keeps your waste and recyclables in one place. Plus, it’s on wheels, so you can roll it out to your prep space whenever you're cooking."
"Based in Hudson, New York, and queer woman–owned, MINNA partners with artisans in Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Uruguay, and Bolivia to make their gorgeous home goods. I have heart eyes for all their pillows, but this alpaca-wool number sounds especially cozy."
Camille Rankin, Managing Editor:
"When it comes to handbags, I’m a tote gal, and I’d be over the moon if I got a Jaunt Petite wool felt tote from Graf Lantz. It’s the perfect size, it’s made in the U.S. (L.A. to be exact), and the color blocking is fabulous. I’m partial to Ember (hint, hint), but really any color will do."
"Ever since we bought a house a few years ago, my husband has become something of a gentleman gardener, so I’m sure he’ll like this bright red pruning knife from Victorinox."
"All I can say is: I. Want. These."
Ian Zunt, Editorial Fellow:
"With winter fast approaching, I figured I’d start at the top of my weatherproofing with this adorable bucket hat from Rains. They took the easy summer shape and pulled it down just a bit to create the perfect F/W hat."
"Forget matching your accessories to your shoes—this year is all about the bag and mask combo. Baggu is reinventing the essentials while proving that functional doesn’t mean boring."
Maris Berkowitz, Sales Production Manager:
"I’m all about gardening right now, so this year I'm getting everyone plants. For the little kids on my list, I'll be gifting fun-shaped mini succulents; for the friends, the plant parent set or marble queen pothos; and for the family, orchids."
Samantha Daly, Associate Editor:
"My family loves our cats a little too much, and we have a truly insane cabinet full of tea, so this is kind of a no-brainer."
"A warm robe is a must during the wintertime! I'm gifting my sister this ultra-cozy number this year."
"On my wishlist: this shiny new collab from two of my favorite brands."
"I spend a lot of time cooking these days, and this turner has been life-changing!"
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