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“For you and yours.” Regardless of what (or how) you celebrate, this time of year ultimately boils down to that exact sentiment. Sharing good times with the people you love most — and getting in face time with pretty much everyone in your life. And, fine, yes, demonstrating your extremely excellent taste and thoughtfulness via pitch-perfect presents. Is it just us, or is this already starting to sound a little stressful?
To make the most out of the year’s end, we’ve partnered with Gap to take two of the biggest questions this time of year — what to wear and what to gift — out of the equation. There’s something for everyone — and everything you do, too.
There’s so much we love about this season: the almost-daily champagne cocktails, nights in bingeing on pick-your-poison reality TV (oh, don’t act like you don’t), the fancy dinners with colleagues, and time at home with family. But one of the best things about the holidays is that all our friends, who have scattered themselves across the world, migrate back home. Every year, without fail, we get together for a night fueled by champagne, nostalgia (we all *know* the story of summer ’09 will come up), gifting, and a whole lot of uncontrollable laughter. The next thing we know, we’re still in our Kira-Kira’d dresses sprawled across any loungeable surface of our living room at four in the morning.
What To Wear
The one thing you learn when you live in a cold AF climate: Cute outerwear, like this oversize faux fur Gap coat, is just as essential to a wardrobe as an LBD. If your usual uniform consists of denim (these Gap mid-rise destructed best girlfriend jeans are my favorites) and a tee (Gap's metallic crewneck is the right balance of fancy and casual), our foolproof rule is, no matter the occasion, never leave the house without an earring. And when it comes to an extra-special night out with friends, bring out the big guns with statement jewelry. Last, but not least, hands-free bags are necessary for filling said hands with a cocktail and phone (to document new memories, of course).
What To Gift
Ask any crafty-type, and they will tell you that the secret to a great gift is to make it personal. Follow that same modus operandi — give each one of your girlfriends something that you know they will love, whether it’s a tarot-card-inspired face mask (for your friend who hoards crystals and burns palo santo like it's her morning coffee), a coffee table book (for the one who just got a new coffee table), a fancy cocktail set (for the lush), or a cozy, colorful hat (you *know* this Gap merino blend trapper hat is a good throwback).
CB2 bar tool set; Gap hat and scarf; Phaidon Where Bartenders Drink book; Assouline Ibiza Bohemia book; Illesteva sunglasses; KNC Beauty lip mask; Carolee necklace; Sugarfina candy trunk; Dr. Jart+ masks; Crosley turntable; Byredo candle