The holidays are here! With time running out on gift shopping, 26 Vogue editors are here to help ease the process by sharing what’s on their own holiday wish lists. If you, like many of our editors, are looking to give your homes a much needed facelift as we all hunker down this winter, consider a sculptural vase by Anissa Kermiche to put on your tabletop. Bud vases are on Living writer Elise Taylor’s list, or try a beautiful new serving platter by John Derian, a favorite of Sustainability Editor, Tonne Goodman’s. Jewelry is another category on a lot of our editors’ minds, a gift that is a bit of a splurge, but an investment. Alexandra Michler, Director of Fashion Initiatives has her eye on an 18-karat gold and silver topaz ring by Fred Leighton that would dazzle both on Zoom and in a post-pandemic world. On the more affordable end, Fashion News Editor, Steff Yotka is eyeing a personalized pearl and gold necklace under $200 that she hopes will remind her of the good in 2020.
Ahead, 26 Vogue Editors on everything they’re coveting for the holidays.
Rickie De Sole, Executive Fashion Director
I think that personalized gifts make for some of the best gifts. I had my second child this summer and this photo album would be the perfect gift to memorialize the wild year that has been 2020!
Madeline Swanson, Market Editor
I’m a sucker for cardigans and have had my eye on this button-bedazzled version from Tory Burch ever since I laid eyes on it (digitally, that is). I’m not asking for much this year, but a quirky and charming piece like this is special enough to make the cut!
Zoe Ruffner, Beauty Editor
Gift cards to my favorite restaurants (Raoul’s, Omen, King…) are at the top of my list this year, as is a bottle of I Sodi’s small batch olive oil. But I’ve also had my eye on this cozy cord set from The Row, which I’d happily live in all winter long.
Elise Taylor, Living Writer
After a brief attempt to learn French, I finally settled on a new pandemic hobby that doesn’t involve the Duolingo owl haunting my dreams: flower arranging. So top of my Christmas list this year? Vases! I’m currently eying Source and Tradition’s sea-inspired bud vases for Jean Georges, House of Hackney’s Serpentis vase, and Annisa Kermiche’s Jugs Jug vase.
Chloe Malle, Contributing Editor
Every year about this time I find myself moving my Nili Lotan sweaters into heavy rotation as temperatures drop. This year I would love to add this half-zip, lounge-ready edition to my rotation!
Tonne Goodman, Sustainability Editor
I have been collecting plates and bowls from Astier de Villatte since I first started attending the Paris collections many years ago(such a fond memory right now…)
Little did I know that John Derian now has a wonderful collection at his enchanted store on Christopher street, around the corner from where I live (I have my sister, Wendy, to thank for informing me!)Now I can continue my collection without the flight to Paris…so happy—as currently but not forever, that is not on my itinerary…
Mai Morsch, Associate Market Editor
At the top of my list this year are a pair of Celine loafers. In my mind, a great gift is one to cherish for years to come. I also have my eye on this glitzy ring from Daphine—a festive accessory even if my holidays are spent in sweats.
Julie Tong, Commerce Editor
As I think about the holidays and more evenings spent at home, I’m focused on how to make my small NYC space feel a little more special. One element I’m looking to refresh is my dinnerware and this Dior plate would make the perfect gift to make even the simplest meals feel more enticing.
I’m also someone who can’t resist a pretty notebook, and this toile version would make any hyper-organized friend or family member pleased (including myself! Hint hint).
Sarah Spellings, Fashion News Editor
Anyone’s wardrobe would be greatly improved by a Babaa sweater. It’s warm, cozy, and roomy like you would not believe. They’re made with local wool from Spain, and mine is by far the highest quality sweater in my closet. I desperately need more. I’ve also been coveting Laura Lombardi’s chains. The large lobster claw fastening makes it feel elevated, but not trendy per se.
Alexandra Michler, Director, Fashion Initiatives
This holiday season, I love the idea of a glamorous ring for everyday. I am coveting something beautiful and over-the-top. It will look fabulous on Zoom, as well as in a cocktail setting when we re-emerge into the world.
Mark Holgate, Fashion News Director
The general rule at the holidays is that it’s better to give than receive. Unfortunately, that tends to fall down when it comes to these chocolates from Palomas. Selfishly, I wouldn’t part with them. Incidentally, the 1917 in the website URL means the year that the maison was founded in Lyon, France, not how many I could eat.
Alexandra Gurvitch, Market Editor
I have been coveting this Tekla robe. I got one for my boyfriend last year and have been borrowing it, so I am hoping that’ll give a hint and I will be gifted one myself.
Charlotte Diamond, Assistant Market Editor
To put it plainly, I am ring obsessed. I wear at least 9 rings at all times and love finding new ways to stack simple bands while mixing in statement pieces. This massive, juicy, emerald dome ring from Kinn Studio is the stuff of dreams and just the ring I’ve been looking for. It is definitely top of my wishlist this holiday season!
Abby Sjoberg, Director of Audience Development
I’ve always loved to cook, but this year my ambitions of being an at-home top chef have really kicked into high gear. That’s why I am currently coveting the Cookware Set from Caraway for the holidays. The set includes everything I’d need to channel my inner Ina & I’ve heard the ceramic-coated finish makes these pots & pans perfectly non-stick. Watch out Padma, I’m coming for you!
Steff Yotka, Fashion News Editor
I’m not surprised that one of the most successful product categories from the year has been jewelry. In a totally effed up time we all want a talisman to hold near. I can’t stop thinking about this beautiful pearl necklace from Dilara Findikoglu that is handmade in her native Turkey. Not only is it aesthetically lovely, but having something to remind me of Dilara’s sacred sisterhood would be a nice reminder that for all the bad in 2020, there are some good vibes too.
Sarah Lee, Senior Manager, Growth & Analytics
I recently moved in with my fiancé and it has been an ongoing project of mine to collect new décor and objects for our new home. I have been eyeing a record player we could listen to over the holidays as we celebrate at home. This one in particular caught my eye with its sleek and minimalist design. There’s something special about record players — it gives you a whole new experience while taking you back in time.
Naomi Elizée, Assistant Market Editor
I’m moving in a month (eek!) and have been coveting one of these stools from Moustache! A bold stool to accent any living space.
I’m already mentally preparing myself for the cold weather once I’m back in NYC. I’ve been eyeing this Crew neck from No Sesso—perfect to keep me warm and cozy in my home!
Emily Farra, Senior Fashion News Writer
I always think jewelry is the best gift, particularly the kind you can wear every day and keep for decades. I always wear rings from my mom and grandparents, so I love the idea of collecting future heirlooms. Right now I’m into charms you can mix and match, like Lizzie Fortunato’s tiny gemstones for hoop earrings. My boyfriend gave me a couple that I switch between piercings, but I could use a few more to layer up!
Atalie Gimmel, Associate Manager, Social Media
While I keep my fingers crossed that I’ll be able to take a quick road trip to the slopes for a socially-distant ski season this winter, these fun goggles are at the top of my holiday list. Finding the right pair of ski goggles is an investment and a science—balancing visibility, comfort, and of course, style—and this pair seems to have it all. Plus, there’s a magnetic face mask integration, which is always a must for riding in frigid temperatures, but now doubles as the perfect feature so you can mask up and ride safely.
Daisy Shaw-Ellis, Jewelry Director
I’m not the first Vogue editor to covet a Brent Neale ring and I surely won’t be the last. Her designs are classic with a touch of whimsy and she has a wonderfully adept use of color. I love this chunky knot ring with its rainbow of stones. I’d wear it on my pinky—something with more punch than a signet ring and a whole lot of fun.
Alexandra Macon, Weddings Editor
We’ve eaten so many meals at home lately that everyone could use a flatware upgrade right about now. That’s why I’ll be giving this beautiful set. When sitting down to a meal and seeing these, one can’t help but smile.
Liana Satenstein, Senior Fashion Writer
I’ve been eyeing this Alterita glass heart necklace. I’m not one for necklaces, but I’m feeling flirty for 2021 and want to wear my heart on my sleeve, or rather, neck!
Samantha Adler, Visuals Director
My favorite kinds of gifts to get (and to give!) are elevated versions of everyday basics. I’ve been living in an old polo sweater and would love to trade it up for this cashmere one from Sherris. Plus, it’s slow fashion, sustainable, and supporting a small, independent, female-owned business…what more could you (or I) ask for?
Corey Seymour, Senior Editor
I’ve taken up enough weird (read: dangerous) adrenaline-rush sports and pastimes lately—skateboarding, motorcycling—that it almost seems a shame to not torment my Instagram followers with vivid 360-degree video of me chasing these wreckless unicorns. The Insta350 One X2 is more ergo than the ubiquitous GoPros and packs some amazing technology into a seemingly idiot-proof package. Here’s hoping I don’t end up on @failarmy.
Ciarra Zatorski, Assistant Market Editor
With my very own apartment under my belt this year, homeware has been top of mind and certainly at the top of my Christmas wish list. Anissa Kermiche’s Love Handles vase leads the pack for home accessories, as it is what I consider to be the vase of the season, thanks to the overload of Instagram inspiration! Hoping to liven up and bring this inspiration into my space with this coveted piece.
Laird Borrelli-Persson, Archive Editor
Decks make great wall art and allow me to live out my skate dreams vicariously. I’m thinking that this reflective deck from Chocolate with its rad logo font would be a fun way to light up winter nights.