I’m a shopping editor, and here are 14 holiday gifts on my wish list this year
As a professional online shopper (yes, I love my job), I can definitively say that I am great at shopping. I can sniff out a good deal from miles away and tend to have roughly 728 products in my cart at any given time.So, let me help you build your online shopping cart. Whether you’re shopping for major sale events like Prime Day or just upgrading your wardrobe, I’ll always give you the must-have picks.
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We all know it’s a given that the best part of the holidays is spending time with your loved ones, followed by so, so many cookies. Next, though, is shopping for holiday gifts for those loved ones — and that means making a list for yourself as well.
But figuring out what holiday gifts to ask for is surprisingly hard, especially when your family is begging for your list. Since I spend all my working hours shopping, I’ve already curated the best holiday gifts this year. Believe me, it took a lot of brain power, but I’m not one to gatekeep.
Scroll down to shop the best editor-approved holiday gifts on my list and get some inspo for yourself and your loved ones.
Having a special mug that’s just for me is a very important part of my self-care formula. Unfortunately, my go-to mug shattered while I was trying to kill a roach. I’m still heartbroken. But it’s time to move on, and I currently have my eye on this gorgeous monogrammed mug from Anthropologie.
I grew up in an Italian-American household in New York (insert Sopranos joke here), so my diet consists mainly of pasta with some kind of red sauce. The best pasta, of course, needs a good pasta bowl! This set from Le Creuset is the perfect mix of chic, deep and wide.
I've had my eye on the Nori Press ever since it dropped. It's an iron and steamer in one that doesn't need an ironing board. Think of it like a hair straightener for your clothes. Plus, it's lightweight enough to travel with.
As someone with acne-prone skin, I've been in love with Starface's mission since the brand first dropped. Why hide your acne when you can heal it with a cute star? And the star pimple patches actually work better than any other pimple patch I've tried.
I got engaged this year and want to lean into all of the cheesy "bride" goodness. Between the trendy acrylic material, long straps and subtle "Mrs." in the bottom corner, this is the perfect bridal bag.
I’m super precious about every part of my beauty routine — however, I respect that a beauty gift it’s a no-brainer gift for any beauty lover. Instead of surprising someone with beauty products, just get a gift card so they can choose their favorites!
A well-known west Philadelphia activist who acknowledged having helped overturn a police car during 2020 protests following the death of George Floyd has been sentenced to a year in prison. Anthony Smith was sentenced Tuesday following a guilty plea in June to a federal charge of obstructing law enforcement during a civil disorder, which included aiding and abetting an arson, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Smith acknowledged having helped others flip a vacant Philadelphia police car over outside City Hall on May 31, 2020.
It has been more than five years since Manchester City tasted defeat at home in the Champions League and they have not been pushed much closer than this. It needed a stirring comeback, rounded off by Júlian Alvárez’s winner, to secure a dramatic victory that secured first place in their group.
Bank of Nova Scotia has asked an advocacy group to end a campaign demanding the Canadian lender divest from Israel-based weapons manufacturer Elbit Systems, accusing the campaign of spreading misinformation and saying protesters endangered staff and customers safety, according to an e-mail seen by Reuters.Scotiabank's 1832 Asset Management mutual fund is the third-biggest shareholder in Elbit with about a 5.04% stake in the $9.4 billion company, according to LSEG data. Scotia's exposure to the weapons maker has triggered a number of protests at the bank's branches in recent weeks. It also disrupted Canada's prestigious Giller Prize Gala on Nov. 14, a literary award sponsored by Scotiabank.
Baked ziti, tacos, Thanksgiving leftovers, casseroles from the creative to the classic were stacked by the hundreds on Tuesday to feed those in need. There were enough dishes donated to hold a city-wide potluck as the Macks Jewish Connection Network held their annual casserole challenge.
BRISCO, B.C. — RCMP say the pilot of a plane is dead after it crashed in British Columbia's East Kootenay region on Friday. Columbia Valley RCMP say in a news release that they received a report of a small plane crashing on the Bugaboo side of the valley on Friday afternoon. Mounties say a hunter witnessed the plane with what appeared to be engine trouble and saw it go down in a wooded area. They say Columbia Valley Search and Rescue, the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre and Transport Canada al
NEW YORK (AP) — Reliever Liam Hendriks and outfielder Cody Bellinger were selected Major League Baseball's Comeback Players of the Year on Tuesday. The pair, both free agents, were chosen in voting by MLB.com beat writers. Hendriks, a 34-year-old right-hander, made his season debut on May 29 following treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He went 2-0 with one save and a 5.40 ERA in five appearances for the Chicago White Sox, the last on June 9. He went on the injured list with right elbow inflamma
Tim Dorsey, a former police and courts newspaper reporter who found lasting fame as the creator of the crime-comedy novel series starring Serge A. Storms, an energetic fan of Florida history and an ingenious serial killer, has died. Dorsey, who published 26 novels, died Sunday, according to Danielle Bartlett, a publicity director at William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. Fans of Dorsey appreciated his clever observations and satirical pokes at the weirdness of Florida.
MONTREAL — Self-described feminist Olivier Bolduc has stood three times for election with leftist Québec solidaire, but now that the party has banned men from running in byelections, he gave up his membership in protest. At its weekend convention, Quebec's second-largest opposition party adopted a resolution to accept only women and non-binary people as candidates if any byelections are triggered over the next year. Bolduc, who faced opposition from party brass — who wanted a female candidate —
NEW YORK (AP) — Computer-generated writers ... writing computer-generated stories? Sports Illustrated is the latest media company to see its reputation damaged by being less than forthcoming — if not outright dishonest — about who or what is writing its stories at the dawn of the artificial intelligence age. The once-powerful publication said it was firing a company that produced articles for its website written under the byline of authors who apparently don't exist. But it denied a published re
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Dolphins signed veteran pass rusher Jason Pierre-Paul on Tuesday to add depth to their defense, which recently lost standout linebacker Jaelan Phillips to a season-ending Achilles tendon tear. Pierre-Paul, a South Florida native, was previously on the New Orleans Saints' practice squad. He was drafted in the first round by the New York Giants in 2010 and spent eight seasons there. He's also had stints with Tampa Bay (2018-2021) and Baltimore (2022). He has 94
The U.S. is warning Israel to fight in a more targeted way once the pause ends in order to avoid displacing more Palestinians and worsening the humanitarian crisis, senior administration officials say. If the sort of displacement that happened in northern Gaza happens in the south -- where Israeli forces are now on the ground -- it would cause a crisis beyond the ability of any humanitarian support network, one official said on a call with multiple officials and reporters Monday evening, noting it would be "beyond disruptive." The current pause in fighting was brokered to enable the release of some of the more than 200 people taken hostage during Hamas' Oct. 7 surprise attack on Israel in exchange for Palestinians released from Israeli prisons.
A herd of wild elephants trampled a car after it struck a baby elephant along a major highway in Malaysia. What happened: According to local authorities, the incident occurred on the East-West Highway as a family of three was driving from Penang to Terengganu at about 7:35 p.m. local time on Nov. 26. The car, a white Perodua Axia, was being driven by a 48-year-old man when it collided with the elephant calf during drizzling and foggy conditions.
The Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Congress of Black Parliamentarians met in Charlottetown on Monday and Tuesday, with one member saying the goal is to tell the region: "We're here, we're organized and we want to be part of the solution."This chapter of the congress is made up of elected officials from various levels of government, including municipal politicians and MLAs from P.E.I. and Nova Scotia.They discussed issues affecting Black Atlantic Canadians, such as access to health care, housin