Carolina Herrera only wants big surprises for Christmas. Big, huge surprises, that is. We can’t blame her—we like surprises, too. That is why W has asked 10 influential tastemakers from around the world to curate the best gift ideas of 2018. Whether you need to find a gift for a woman with impeccable taste, like Mrs. Herrera, or for a friend with a bohemian sense of style, like the model Karen Elson, there is something for everyone on your list. We tapped Marie-Louise Sciò, the CEO and creative director of Pellicano Group (Il Pellicano and La Posta Vecchia are her family’s fabled Italian hotels), for her exquisite taste for all things travel related, and the London-based fashion designer Matty Bovan for all things fun and colorful. Russian-born, Texas-based Nasiba Adilova, the founder of the children’s emporium the Tot, has her finger on the pulse for all the new goodies for our beloved little ones. Jemima Jones and Lucy Carr-Ellison, the chef duo behind Tart, a healthful catering company, bring their London cool to a selection of eclectic gift ideas for the home, while the L.A.-based singer Moses Sumney prefers to give very thoughtful gifts, inspired by one he once received from James Blake, with whom he tours—a teapot. Whoever is on your list, the key to giving a good gift is being thoughtful. In the rush up to the holidays, this can be a tough task—but luckily, we here at W have made it just a little easier.
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