Top 10 Staff-Approved Gifts

From Beauty To Home, Here's A Peek At 10 Gifts We Plan On Giving This Year

From Beauty To Home, Here's A Peek At 10 Gifts We Plan On Giving This Year

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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November 19, 2021

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The Rankings

Westman Atelier Eye Podssephora.com

Westman Atelier Eye Pods

Our Score

"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

Bellroy Tech Kit Pouch

Our Score

"For the men on my list, I'm planning to gift this tech kit organizer. No more cords and headphones jammed into the bottom of work bags!"—Beth Zerdecki, CMO

The Laundress Le Labo Santal 33 Signature Detergent

Our Score

"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

AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Hand Cream Body Lotion And Shower Gel Value Set

Our Score

"After the holiday rush, everyone will need to practice a little regenerative self-care, so I'll be gifting this body set that's like relaxation in a box!"—Maiya Evans, Email Marketing Manager

Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag

Our Score

"Not only is the belt bag super trendy right now, but it's also very practical and guaranteed to get used by just about any one on your Christmas list!"—Georgia Jones, Site Merchandising Assistant

BYREDO Hand Wash

Our Score

"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

Our Score

"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

Our Score

"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

Emme Muslin Throw Blanket

Our Score

"You can never have too many throw blankets! I love this gauze option from Amazon. The neutral color options will match many decor styles, and the weight is comfortable year-round."—Taylor DeBaylo, Site Merchandising & Affiliate Manager

EMU Australia Mayberry Slipper

Our Score

"I got these slippers for my birthday this year, and I'm obsessed. They're so cozy and come in a ton of cute colors."—Kate Ferris, Associate Editor

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