20 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts For Everyone On Your List (Including Yourself)

By Anna Hilderman

We’ve been thinking about how you can treat your loved ones extra special this holiday. For those dearest friends and family on your list, why not gift a personalized look to carry them through the season? A little collection of gifts, be it for your mom, best friend, or the-one-who’s-got-it-all, shows just how well you know her. And, if you’re anything like us, the number of names on your list is growing each year, so it's wildly helpful if you can do all your shopping in one place. This season, we’ve partnered with H&M to craft unique, head-to-toe looks for the most covetable holiday spread yet.

And don’t forget — the perfect gift is practical and a little indulgent, too. We couldn’t resist adding a thoughtful, unexpected element to each set: a plush robe, a darling piece of home decor, an ornament to remember the holiday by. And because there was just too much we wanted to keep for ourselves, we’ve even designed a look for you to don while making the holiday rounds.

This one’s for the friend or aunt who is synonymous with the holidays: The lady who hosts, arranges, and welcomes you inside each year. Let a swooshing skirt be the key to a sophisticated look that's comfortable enough to cook in. Elevate it with some glitter and a flashy hostess gift, then all that’s left to do is help with the dishes.

Holiday parties are a chance for some midwinter sparkle, but some of us just want to cozy up inside. Give your cuddliest friend a holiday look that’s cozy and on-trend: drapey pants and sweaters, and a little festive patterning for good cheer. And since returning home is her favorite part of the season, gift her the plushest robe she’s ever owned.

When your friend who’s always hard to shop for tells you about the dream job she’s set to start in the new year, surprise her with an outfit she can wear to work, to drinks, and to the rest of the parties on her calendar. Stick to classics like a slick leather bag and block-heeled boots that can swing fancy or practical, but throw in a statement-making jacket. Then toast to her big moves with a cute mug for her new desk.

You’ve wrapped up the gifts and the family-recipe dessert, and now it’s time to get ready. Deck yourself out in a glamorous party outfit topped off with the most favored accessory of the moment, which couldn’t suit the holidays better — a bold, bejeweled headband. Tug on some tall boots to make the rounds, then give an ornament to everyone on your list — and keep one for yourself.