Brittany Xavier knows a good find when she sees one. The Los Angeles–based fashion blogger has spent the past three years documenting her California-cool style on Thrifts and Threads, emerging as an expert on all things closet-worthy—both high-end and affordable.
While there’s no shortage of outfit inspiration on the site (we’d rather go shopping in her closet than at a department store), Xavier has started sharing her favorite beauty, home decor, and travel essentials recently, transforming Thrifts and Threads into an all-encompassing lifestyle destination.
As such, she was just the person to reach out to at this time of year—when it’s gift-buying crunch time and we’re still sorting out what to get our sisters, friends, roommates, etc.
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Ahead, Xavier shares 12 things she’s dying to give and receive this season, including buzzy skin-care staples, elevated loungewear, and glitzy David Yurman pieces. For gifts that are sure to please, shop her ultimate holiday wish list here.
A small crossbody.
"I love a mini statement bag and I can’t get enough red accessories at the moment—they spice up even the simplest outfits."
Sézane Mini Quilted Belli Bag, $350; at Sézane
A shimmery diamond ring.
"I wear rings more than any other piece of jewelry and I always think they make such sentimental gifts."
David Yurman Chatelaine Ring with Diamonds, $2,150; at David Yurman
A trio of skin-care goods.
"I’m currently obsessed with serums, which I apply in the morning before moisturizing. This three-pack makes a great stocking stuffer for skin-care junkies."
Glossier The Super Pack, $65; at Glossier
A great candle...
"A candle and a soft throw make for a great rainy morning and a fun gift-set idea. My favorite candle of the moment is hands-down Jo Malone in Sweet Almond and Macaroon."
Jo Malone Sweet Almond & Macaroon Candle, $65; at Nordstrom
...and a winter-ready throw.
Nordstrom at Home Faux Fur Throw, $79; at Nordstrom
A small leather good.
"A nice card case never fails, especially when there's a fun gift card stuffed inside!"
Saint Laurent Paris Credit Card Case, $245; at YSL
A cozy cashmere wrap.
"A cashmere wrap is essential when I travel, and makes a great gift for someone who's always on the go."
White + Warren Cashmere Color Spliced Travel Wrap, $330; at White + Warren
A modern instant camera.
"I have one of my own and love capturing fun memories with it."
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera, $70; at Urban Outfitters
A classic luxury fragrance.
"This is one of my favorite perfumes and I’ll definitely be gifting it to a few of my friends this year."
Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme EDP, $82–$168; at Tom Ford
"Sometimes makeup is a bit tricky as a gift, but you can’t really go wrong with a lipgloss set that plumps and smells delicious."
Buxom Freezes Over 15 Piece Mini Lip Collection, $59; at Sephora
A luxurious robe.
"I wear this robe every morning while getting ready, so it’s definitely a practical piece."
La Perla Silk Short Robe, $384; at La Perla
An eye-popping bauble.
"This is perfect for someone very special in your life. It would make a beautiful right-hand ring."
David Yurman Chatelaine Pavé Bezel Ring with Garnet and Diamonds in 18K Gold, $2,200; at David Yurman