Cozy Gifts Are a No-Brainer During Holiday Season

Cashmere, candles, and fuzzy blankets are crowd pleasers.

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As a very proud homebody, I consider myself an expert in cozy items. I know the best slipper-sock combination to keep my feet nice and warm when temperatures drop below 30. I’m fluent in cashmere and luxury pajamas. And I know the candles, fuzzy blankets, slippers, and sheets that will comprise the perfect night in. My expertise is fueled by a deep obsession for all things cozy, so I like to think I’m the ideal person to guide you on your holiday season shopping journey. 

Whether you’re looking to fill your home with soft accessories in preparation of the chilly nights to come, or you’re on a mission to give a gift that will be appreciated by absolutely anyone on your list, I, along with the rest of the Marie Claire team, have you covered. We’ve selected cozy finds at every price point and for every type of person on your gifting list—from the neighbor hosting you for a casual holiday party to the mother-in-law you never know what to get. 

So without further ado, light your favorite candle, put on your softest knit sweater, and get ready to shop.

Beauty Editor

Samantha Holender is the Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she reports on the best new launches, dives into the science behind skincare, and shares the breakdown on the latest and greatest trends in the beauty space. She's studied up on every ingredient you'll find on INCI list and is constantly in search of the world's glowiest makeup products. Prior to joining the team, she worked as Us Weekly’s Beauty and Style Editor, where she stayed on the pulse of pop culture and broke down celebrity beauty routines, hair transformations, and red carpet looks. Her words have also appeared on Popsugar, Makeup.com, Skincare.com, Delish.com, and Philadelphia Wedding. Samantha also serves as a board member for the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME). She first joined the organization in 2018, when she worked as an editorial intern at Food Network Magazine and Pioneer Woman Magazine. Samantha has a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. While at GWU, she was a founding member of the school’s HerCampus chapter and served as its President for four years. When she’s not deep in the beauty closet or swatching eyeshadows, you can find her obsessing over Real Housewives and all things Bravo. Keep up with her on Instagram @samholender.