Welcome to Staff Favorites, a series where we take a break from the usual and share the products that the Rank & Style team wholeheartedly recommends. Ahead, we’re giving you a peek at the 10 things we plan on gifting this year (and maybe buying for ourselves, too).
There are two kinds of gifts in this world: those that get plenty of use, and those that gather dust in the back of a drawer somewhere. And even when you're shopping for the people you know best, it can still be tough to determine which category your ideas will fall into. Luckily, the Rank & Style team is pretty good at this whole gift-giving thing. And on top of regularly updating you, our readers, on the best gifts to buy this holiday season, we also happen to have our own lists of loved ones we need to shop for.
With that, we decided we'd kill two birds with one stone and reveal 10 things we plan on buying for the special people in our lives—all of which we think are pretty crowd-pleasing, if we do say so ourselves. From luxury beauty buys to practical gifts for guys, scroll through the list below to see what we're currently eyeing and get some fresh gift-giving inspiration for yourself.
Next up, check out the 10 gifts topping our own wish lists. Opening image: @thelaundress
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Westman Atelier Eye Pods
"I have been eying (no pun intended) these eye pods for so long. The latest shade has been sold out everywhere and is now restocked just in time for the holidays. Did I mention that all ingredients are clean, too? I'm really hoping to snag this for my annual holiday beauty product exchange and an extra for my own stocking."—Jamie Chandlee, CEO
The Laundress Le Labo Santal 33 Signature Detergent
"When coming up with one gift for multiple people, I try to think of something I want but might not actually buy for myself (like this fancy detergent) in hopes the recipient feels the same way. That's why, this year, I'm gifting this detergent that smells like everyone's favorite perfume, Le Labo Santal 33!"—Georgia Jones, Site Merchandising Assistant
BYREDO Hand Wash
"I know gifting hand wash seems a bit underrated, but this special hand wash from Byredo smells absolutely amazing, and let's be honest, I think everyone would rather be gifted hand wash than spend $65 on it. Plus, it's super chic, so it will look elegant in any bathroom!"—Taylor Reagan, Integrated Marketing Manager
Necessaire The Body Ritual Kit
"I have read so many amazing things about this brand's body wash, exfoliator, serum, and lotion. I'm excited to give it as a gift this year to many of the women on my list (and I'll probably grab a set for myself too)!"—Beth Zerdecki, CMO
Skims Sleep Knit Robe
"I fully believe no one can ever have too many robes, which makes them great to give as gifts. This is my pick for the current season—it comes in lots of cool colors and has the buzz factor since it's from Kim Kardashian's intimates line, SKIMS."—Meredith Rimmer, Director of Editorial and Brand