They're always prepared—so it makes sense they have their list prepped, too. Here, a little insight into how your icons get their holiday shopping done.More
Creator of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder and The Catch, and author of Year of Yes Journal
How She'll Ace the Holidays: "I always have my presents bought by September 1. It's a rule. It just helps me get it all done. I always have my lights up by November 1. I have four trees in my house, and I get very Martha Stewart. I also try to minimize whatever work I need to do—we order a turkey and ham, and always Chicago pizza for Christmas Eve—Aurelio's in Homewood, Illinois!"
What She's Giving:
Kiwi Crate Subscription ($20 a month; kiwicrate.com)
"The idea of gifting nieces, nephews, and friends' children a subscription to activity kits could be cool. Each month, they're sent a new crate of stuff that encourages them to be creative—a great thing in the age of so many electronics."
Tile Slim Tracker (from $30, thetileapp.com)
"The teens and adults may be getting things like this: little Bluetooth squares you attach to things, so if you lose them, you can locate them with an app. I think they would be great to slip inside school backpacks or stick on the back of your iPad for peace of mind."
L'Occitane shea butter hand cream (from $12, loccitane.com)
"My sisters and I always talk about how we don't treat ourselves, so I fill people's stockings with things like these. The lavender shea hand cream is amazing. They're so rich and lush, it makes you feel like you're doing something nice for yourself when you use them."
What She Wants:
Archipelago Lavender Essential Oil Pillow Mist ($24; shoparchipelago.com)
"You can't go wrong with aromatherapy for me. I haven't tried this one yet, but it could be fabulous. It's in this pretty, vintage-feeling atomizer bottle that makes you feel fancy."
A great book
"Really, I'm that person who would be ecstatic if someone gave me an old, leather-bound original copy of a great book. Not very exciting, but totally me."