The Top Ten Gifts from Your Fave Influencers
We’re all making our list and checking it twice, but there are always a few loved ones who prove harder to shop for than the rest. You know, the person who has it all…or bought it all for themselves during Black Friday! When it gets down to crunch time, we’re all for turning to the experts (and then swiftly getting ourselves to our nearest Simon center to snap up their recommendations!). This year, we tapped a selection of our favorite people to share the gifts that they’re the most excited to give this holiday season. From a failsafe candle that anyone would love to a 2020-appropriate mask set, our friends did not disappoint. Read on for inspiration from Chelsea Smith, Owen Cain, Kelsey Pearson, Igee Okafor, Tandya Stewart, Charlotte Taylor, Stephanie Arant, Bettina Mayer, Kaye Bassey, and Kaelin Fox, then hightail it over to your local Simon center — the holidays are coming!
Chelsea Smith, @toasttostyle_
“If you haven’t yet smelled the Capri Blue Volcano candle at Anthropologie, walk don’t run! This is a tried and true favorite among all my friends and a gift that I always seem to reach for when I can’t make up my mind on what to give.”
Owen Cain, @iamowencain
“The holiday season is fast approaching and I would love to gift my parents a new sofa. My parents have been supporting our entire family, both locally and abroad, for many years. With the little they have, they always made sure there was a roof over our heads. It would mean the world to me to give my parents this couch as a holiday gift.”
Kelsey Pearson, @kelseystacypearson
“I’m all about encouraging my friends and family to wear a face mask! Everlane has a super cute five-pack of fashionable and sustainably made face masks this year — they even feature the message ‘100% Human.’ I just love everything about these!”
Igee Okafor, @igeeokafor
“I have a childhood connection to Gucci Guilty. When I was a kid, my mother would always wear it and I remember the scent feeling so luxurious even at such a young age when I couldn’t make out a way to describe the feeling. Although there have been variations of scent since, it has remained consistently good enough to turn heads. In gifting the fragrance this holiday season, I hope I can introduce someone to the art of scent, similar to what my mom introduced to me as a young boy”.
Tandya Stewart, @simplytandya
“Anthropologie is my favorite store to shop during the holidays and I’m always so excited to gift their candles. They smell amazing, and you can even buy monogrammed ones, which makes the gift that much more personalized and special.”
Charlotte Taylor, @charlottetaylr
“This change tray is such a signature Hermés piece with its bold colors, pattern, and ageless design. It has a modest luxury that would be at home in an array of different spaces. I would love to give this as a gift to someone special — they’re sure to cherish it for years to come.”
Stephanie Arant, @shhtephs
“I am a huge fan of all Aesop products, but one of my favorites has to be their hand soap. This set is the perfect gift for pretty much anyone on your list — not only is the soap incredible, it’s guaranteed to look good sitting on any counter in any home.”
Bettina Mayer, @midnightbee
“I am a huge candle person! I love lighting one after a long day to relax, while I clean, any occasion, really. Diptyque is my favorite candle brand and this mini set is a perfect gift to give someone so that they can discover all the bestseller scents from the brand. It even includes my favorite, Tubéreuse.
Kaelin Fox, @kaelin_fox
“These shoes are the perfect gift because they’re on-trend while still being versatile and classic. Great for anyone you need to buy for during the holiday season.”
Kaye Bassey, @kayebassey
“This ghd Platinum+ Professional Performance 1″ Styler makes for such a wonderful present! The quality is amazing and it’s a gift that keeps giving (every single day it’s used). I love gifting presents that can be used daily, especially if they provide such beautiful results.”