While thinking about Gift Guides this year, I wanted to curate a list of things that I personally love and wear on the regular. The things that have become an integral part in my everyday style that I would buy for a friend or family member because it’s that good. I took a look around and here are my top picks.
We all know Janessa Leoné hats are the best, but did you guys hear about her leather goods she started doing this year? I got one of the belts and a bag and both are so beyond beautiful. I’ve become a belt person after playing around with the Belt 02 in cognac.
Jewelry! Gosh I could go on and on about the pieces that are important to me but here are my top 5 that are so so special to give someone… Jane Pope Emerald Cut Sapphire Ring, Jennifer Fisher Burnish Cuff, Ariel Gordon Medallion Signet Necklace, Elissa Solomon Oval Signet Ring and Zoë Chicco Charm Necklace. I love jewelry as a gift because it marks an occasion and can define a loved one’s style touching on heritage, history or people.
You guys know I’m obsessed with all things Jenni Kayne. The pieces I’ve gotten over the years that I quite literally wear every other day are the Cocoon Sweater, Shearling Mule, Everyday Sweater and the Slip Dress. They’re elevated casual pieces that you really can’t go wrong with. For years I’ve admired Jenni Kayne’s collection but also the lifestyle she’s built around her brand. From the Cedar Candle I consider my signature home scent now (I upgraded to the ceramic diffuser, another amazing gift to give!) to the entertaining book she wrote called Pacific Natural that is full of so much inspiration, everything is thoughtful and timeless. Use my special code “Samantha20” for 20% off in stores and online.
Nothing sets my mood quite like a scent. Jo Malone makes two that I wear regularly—Wood Sage & Sea Salt and the Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Body Creme, which wears slightly more subtle. I’m also a fan of Le Labo’s Thé Noir body wash, a unisex scent that both Todd and I wear, and Byredo Bal d’Afrique.
More beauty favorites that would make great gifts… Necessaire Body Ritual Holiday Set, Nucifera Balm (so great during the dry winter months!), Goop’s G’nite Bath Soak, the Dyson Hair Dryer (the best of the best) and Dr. Barbara Sturm Serum Discovery Set.
Lastly, some favorite home finds… a Miri Mara lamp or vase, Cook Beautiful, one of my all-time favorite cookbooks… a Heather Taylor tablecloth… a Breville Espresso Machine, Todd got this for Christmas last year and it’s been the BEST investment of the year… Earl Home mugs (I get so many questions from you guys about these mugs!) and Wooden Palette White Oak nesting bowls.