The Do-It-Ahead Guide to Festive, Opulent Holiday Gifts you’ll Want to Keep for Yourself


We wouldn’t pass judgement if you’ve already begun attempting to pry open the cardboard flaps of your advent calendar, if you already have reed-thin, silver taper candles at the ready for your favorite menorah, or if your house suddenly and mysteriously smells of cinnamon and pine.

The days between now and December will pass faster than you can say presents, so get the shopping for your nearest and dearest done early so that you can more thoroughly enjoy the tinsel-soaked season.

You should never give a gift that you also wouldn’t receive, so while you’re filling the embroidered velvet stockings of others, pick up a few things (like a glowing bottle of Regime des Fleurs’ L.A.-inspired perfume called nitesturf, the perfect oversized leather jacket, or a twisted Dries Van Noten necklace) for yourself.