GIFT GUIDE

21 Indulgent Gifts To Keep For Yourself This Holiday Season


Photographs by Venetia Scott, Styled by Edward Enninful

In the mad dash to find a unique gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list, sometimes one person gets left by the wayside: you. There is simply too much shopping to be done, too many holiday events to attend, and too much to do this time of year. By the time the holidays are over, we often need a holiday after the holidays. This December, W recommends that you fully indulge yourself, but on your terms; the holidays are for enjoying, right? Have that extra glass of champagne, and pop that chocolate truffle in your mouth. Renounce your minimalist wardrobe and embrace the shimmering dresses of the season. Why not carry a sequin bag and wear cheeky, embellished shoes? No time better than the present. Why wait for someone else to buy you a diamond? Treat yourself to the stunning earrings you want now, or the keepsake watch you’ve had your eye on for quite some time. This holiday season we also encourage you to sleep in, with the help of a chic new comforter, a jasmine scented candle, and the most comfortable slippers on the market. Treat yourself to a night in, cozy up fireside in the season’s best knits, and sip on a whiskey from Japan’s oldest distillery. Make the time to fully unwind with hot bath or our favorite spa-treatment-in-a-bottle. In short, make sure this holiday season is a happy one. Here, the best gift ideas to keep for yourself.

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Indulge in Fun Fashion

There isn’t a better time than the holiday season to indulge in the sparkles and shine that you may not be able to justify year-round. This sequined rainbow Attico pouch is the finishing touch for any party outfit. Attico multi-colored sequin striped drawstring pouch, $371, farfetch.com.

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Indulge in Fun Fashion

Feeling festive? These black Aquazurra powder puff slingbacks are just the fun shoe to complement the holiday mood. Aquazurra shoes, $862, farfetch.com.

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Indulge in Fun Fashion

Here’s your excuse to wear all-over-sequins, the more the merrier. Christopher Kane silver tone silk and paillette spaghetti strap slip dress, $1,362, farfetch.com.

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Treat Your Tastebuds

Treat your tastebuds to something decadent this holiday season. Galilee Osetra Caviar is farm-raised in Israel using water from nearby Dan River. It embodies all the same qualities as the coveted wild “Royal” Osetra including a uniquely nutty flavor, and a cream clean finish on the palate. Spoonbill Caviar, or Paddlefish as it is sometimes known, is a freshwater sturgeon that thrives on the nutrient-rich food in the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers. Its small silvery caviar is rich and remarkably delectable. Dean & Deluca Caviar Gift Box, $200, deananddeluca.com.

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Treat Your Tastebuds

Yes, you can have that extra piece of chocolate and that second glass of champagne. Indulge in classic Charbonnel Et Walker milk chocolate champagne truffles to get into the holiday spirit. Charbonnel Et Walker truffles, $28, neimanmarcus.com.

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Treat Your Tastebuds

After many a champagne-fueled holiday party, the perfect at-home nightcap is a Japanese whiskey. This single malt comes from Japan’s oldest whiskey distillery. Yamazaki Single Malt Whiskey, aged 12 years, $122, thewhiskeyexchange.com.

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Unwinding is the Ultimate Indulgence

Blended in Austria, this Winter Oil Bath is a restorative treatment made from cinnamon, clove, and orange oils. Add this to a bath for guaranteed relaxation, as well as to calm the skin and help prevent against dryness. Susanne Kaufman Winter Oil Bath, $90, suzannekaufmann.com.

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Unwinding is the Ultimate Indulgence

A relaxing head spa treatment in a bottle, this Uka Rebirth Serum for Scalp effectively addresses the damaging impacts of contemporary life and revives the scalp with a warming sensation. Made with 93% natural ingredients, the formula is ideal for both men and women. Uka serum, $56, ahalife.com.

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Unwinding is the Ultimate Indulgence

In Japan, bathing is a moment for meditation and self-reflection. Bring that ritual into your own shower with Amayori’s steam-activated aromatherapy tablets, $21, orchardmile.com. These shower mochas are made from cypress oil, which promotes relaxation, and bois de rose which revitalizes. Skilled workers in Japan’s Kishu region have used Binchotan charcoal for centuries for its purifying effects. Morihata offers a body scrub towel, $19,theline.com and facial puff, $17, needsupply.com to complete a calming, purifying, shower routine.

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Treat Yourself To The Coziest Outfits

This wool camel sweater from menswear label Éditions M.R. features a crewneck collar, ribbed trim, and straight hem. This knit is a true essential for both the city or the country. Éditions M.R. sweater, $300, needsupply.com.

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Treat Yourself To The Coziest Outfits

The Elder Statesman creates some of the best knits for all genders, so it should come as no surprise that they make the perfect woven scarf. Your neck will never be chilly again with this M’oda ‘Operandi exclusive. The Elder Statesman rib tuck scarf, $1,055, modaoperandi.com.

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Treat Yourself To The Coziest Outfits

Indulge in a classic and cozy cable knit sweater that you’ll wear from now until the April thaw. Balmain wool sweater with ribbed detailing and gold-tone embossed buttons, $1,665, farfetch.com.

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Indulge in a Good Night’s Sleep

Grown in California, spun in the Carolinas and cut and sewn in New York’s garment district, Wright Bedding is the need-to-know new line of bedding that is going to make sleeping in all the more enjoyable. Wright Bedding duck down comforter, $315, wrightbedding.com.

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Indulge in a Good Night’s Sleep

Slip on these Hästens down slippers and you might not even need to get into bed. Made from the the same materials used in the brand’s comforters, these boots are sure to keep you warm and help you relax and unwind before bed. Hastened boots, $110, chicagoluxurybeds.com.

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Indulge in a Good Night’s Sleep

Jasmine is known to have a calming effect and some theorize that smelling jasmine before bed is helpful in getting a better night’s sleep. Diptyque candle, $64, neimanmarcus.com.

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Splurge On the Jewelry You’ve Always Wanted

While we encourage you to lose track of time and enjoy this holiday season, the holidays offer a good excuse to splurge on a classic timepiece you’ve always wanted. Cartier tank watch for her, $2,550, cartier.com and for him, $3,450, cartier.com.

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Splurge On the Jewelry You’ve Always Wanted

Why wait for someone else to buy you the diamond ring you’ve had your eye on? Treat yourself to a special stone this holiday season. Jemma Wynne, 18 karat rose gold diamond ring, $1,890, [net-a-porter.com] (https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/995749/Jemma_Wynne/18-karat-rose-gold-diamond-ring)

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Splurge On the Jewelry You’ve Always Wanted

A classic diamond necklace is a worthwhile investment, so really it’s not even a splurge. A perfect layering piece, this diamond eternity necklace from The Last Line should be number one on your wish list. The Last Line necklace, $5,129, thisisthelast.com.