I Thrive On Being an Eccentric Gifter—These Are My Favorite Awe-Inspiring Picks

From vanity staples to winter must-haves.

Editor Humaa Hussain sits on a chair looking in the mirror
(Image credit: Humaa Hussain)

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Festive season is most definitely here, and though it’s known as a time to cherish your loved ones, it’s also the dreaded gifting period. The overwhelming annual task of buying the perfect holiday gift always weighs heavily: You begin by looking for something that’s meaningful but exquisite, small but extravagant, unique but useful, and then more often than not, you end up choosing the easiest option.

However, this year, you’ve got me to help you out. I am your quintessential Type A personality: my closet is organized by color and season, my planner is prewritten, and a 10-step skincare routine is a given. So it comes as no surprise that I like to be the best gift giver there is, and I’ve had a ton of practice. Whether you’re looking for the best gift money can buy or something with sentimental value, below, I’ve got you covered with 30 gifts to wrap up for your loved ones this holiday season.

Humaa Hussain
Associate Shopping Editor

Humaa is the Associate Shopping Editor at Marie Claire where she oversees all affiliate organic and branded content for the fashion, beauty and home verticals. Before joining Marie Claire, Humaa was Commerce Editor at British Vogue where she wrote all affiliate stories to help build up on organic E-Commerce revenue. When she’s not trying to save the world one cashmere sweater at a time, on her off days you can find Humaa with her head buried in the most romantic of romance novels.