To give: "A Cuyana leather tote. The design is beautiful and simple, so it's perfect for any lady on my gift list. Plus, the monogramming adds a personal touch."
To get: "Diptyque's holiday coffret. Diptyque makes some of my favorite candles, and their holiday editions are particularly lovely. They decorate nicely in addition to smelling great."
To give: "I first read this book when I was 20, and it completely changed the course of my life. A must-have for anyone seeking more meaning and compassion in their life."
To get: "I would wear these every day if I could."
To give: "I'd like to give a Cartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch to someone special, because even if you're only wearing gym clothes, you should always be wearing a fabulous watch."
To get: "I'd like to receive this classic Saint Laurent leather biker jacket. I have a lot of leather coats, but at the end of the day, I always buy one that's too trendy. This one looks like the classic, and I wish I had it in my wardrobe."
To give: "Having this Tivoli Model One radio in my kitchen has changed the way I do weekend mornings. My iPhone and iPad are my lifelines, but putting them down and turning up the dial—whether it's to NPR, top 40, or, soon enough, 24/7 Christmas music—makes Sundays extra sweet. Just add coffee."
To get: "I'm already dying for winter to be over, and it hasn't even started yet. I'm counting down the days until spring so I can jump back into my vegetable garden, which would be oh-so-grateful for this awesome composter. Plus, composting cuts down on waste to make the whole earth (not just my tomatoes) happy."
To give: "I think this Dyptique candle is the perfect gift to give someone. The black exterior is unique and looks great on any desk or table, and it smells incredible."
To get: "This ring by Spinelli Killcollin is at the top of my wishlist! From the first time I saw their genius creations I have been obsessed!"
To give: "Baking for Good's Instagram cookies. Basically, you can make customized photo cookies of any Instagram photo. My interns made these for me last holiday season, and it was such a thoughtful gift!"
To get: "I'm in love with this versatile Saint Laurent bag. Wear it on your shoulder, cross-body, or even as an oversized envelope clutch."
To give: "I love the idea of finding one perfect object and buying it in bulk to dole out to every person you owe a present to. My 2014 uni-gift might just be these gorgeous block-printed scarves from LA/India-based textile company Block Shop. As a bonus gift, my friends and family will enjoy matching all year long."
To get: "If someone very, very nice were to buy me these funky Mociun sun moon earrings, I might finally get up the courage to have my ears pierced like an adult human."
To give: "A dainty initial pendant necklace says 'I picked this out especially for you!'"
To get: "This Clarisonic's cheeky limited-edition lips and lashes print would make me crack a smile every time I used it."
To give: "I'm constantly searching for gifts that are both personal and practical with a hint of whimsey. These tiny earrings are just that. You can spell out anything: a name, a set of initials, or a playful inside joke. Plus, they're affordable and small enough to wear every day."
To get: "In anticipation of the release of Joan Didion’s documentary, I’ve been rereading my favorites of her work. The White Album, a tall order record of Didion’s life in the late 1960s and early '70s—including Black Panther Party meetings, a Doors recording session, and ever-present spiritual confusion—is next on my list."
To give: "In an ideal world, I would love to give sets of these stunning sheets from Frette to all my friends and family. The thread count is amazing, making them some of the softest sheets I've ever slept in. And you can't put a price on a great night's sleep."
To get: "I'm dying to ride a bike around my Brooklyn neighborhood come spring, and this new model from Linus—complete with basket—is absolutely perfect."
To give: "This Lavazza coffee machine gives you the original Italian espresso experience—perfect for anyone on your list with a sophisticated palette."
To get: "The Samsung HU9000 Curved UHD TV will make watching my favorite shows like Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey even better this year."
To give: "AncestryDNA. Giving someone the opportunity to discover their heritage is hands down the best gift for anyone on your wish list."
To get: "I love getting classic pieces I'll wear forever, like this leather jacket from Booker."
To give: "ThisIsGround makes the coolest leather travel accessories in a good assortment of colors. The Cordito and Cord Tacos are really useful when traveling or just to throw in your purse on the go (I wrap my headphones in it). Packing things like cords is always annoying, and this is a chic and organized way to do it. And how can you not laugh at the clever names?"
To get: "Jennifer Fisher's knot choker. I'm very minimalist with my jewelry, and this is the perfect thing to wear every day to add a bit of sophistication and sex appeal to my outfit."