15 Gifts InStyle Editors Are Giving Ourselves This Holiday Season

To you, from you, with lots of love.

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season

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Amidst holiday hubbub, general chaos, and the ill portent of whatever planet is currently in retrograde, it can be easy to forget to extend the generosity of the holiday season to ourselves as well as our friends and loved ones. We're not advocating for a budget-breaking self-gifting spree — who has the time or money for that? — but, this year, we're encouraging ourselves to indulge a little.

From fresh flower subscription services to teacups that transport us from our cramped apartments to the English countryside, here are 15 presents InStyle editors are buying to brighten our days — and maybe serve as inspo for your own gift list.

Dorsey Kate White Sapphire Silver Rivière Bracelet

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season


Buy on Shopdorsey.com $266

"This Dorsey tennis bracelet is made from lab-grown white sapphires, which means it's out-of-this-world pretty without being astronomically priced. I'd recommend wearing it every day for instant outfit elevation, excellent cost-per-wear, and as a sparkly reminder to celebrate yourself even in the little moments." —Sally Holmes, Editor-in-Chief

Mystic Mondays Tarot Deck and Guidebook

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season

Mystic Mondays

Buy on Mysticmondays.com $25

"I've recently gotten into tarot in a big way. Not only am I getting readings and giving readings (practice makes perfect), but I'm also collecting decks that stand out from ones you might see at Urban Outfitters. This one uses trippy Technicolor graphics by visual designer Grace Duong, making for Insta-ready photo opportunities and takes the practice of reading the cards a world away from the sometimes-dusty, old-school vibes that come with more traditional decks." —Christopher Luu, Senior News Editor

Jeni's Ice Cream Best Sellers Collection

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Buy on Jenis.com $58

"I’ve always approached the idea of 'treat yourself' very literally — i.e., with food. When celebrating big accomplishments it’s dinner at a nice restaurant; for small ones, it can be as simple as buying myself a coffee, but my favorite way to celebrate myself is with a pint of good ice cream. Ever since college, Jeni’s has been my go-to, specifically its Brambleberry Crisp (IYKYK). The flavors in this Best Sellers Collection are decadent and unique without being off-puttingly wacky. And, because they ship across the US, you can treat others—even those not near a store — to a few scoops when you want to celebrate them." —Kaelin Dodge, Commerce Writer

Lou Rota Nature Table Monogram Mug

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season

Lou Rota

Buy on Anthropologie $14

"This vintage-inspired coffee mug gives me the serotonin boost that only a fancy little trinket can provide. Even if (more like, when) I'm groggy, grumpy, or just plain over it, its teacup-inspired design (with an ornate monogram no less!) never fails to make me feel like a dolled-up duchess enjoying tea in a Bridgerton-esque garden rather than a sleep-deprived cat lady languishing in a Brooklyn apartment. Feeling like royalty for less than $15? If that's not a little luxury, I don't know what is." —Madeline Hirsch, News Director

Coach Field Tote

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Buy on Coach.com $329

"To say I'm obsessed with this jacquard tote from Coach would be a true understatement. I'm always in search of a perfectly sized bag that I can haul to all of my holiday outings, and I fell in love with this classic style because of its spacious storage and accessible price point. The best part about it is that you get all of the pragmatic pros without sacrificing any of its Man About Town flair — a true win in the winter of wallet woes!" —Kevin Huynh, Fashion Director

Farmgirl Flowers Fun Size Bouquet Subscription

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season

Farmgirl Flowers

Buy on Farmgirlflowers.com $59

"Don't fresh-cut flowers make you happy? The smells, the colors — they're just delightful, but they're also expensive and tough to transport home and tend to die a sad, early death. People often wait for someone else to buy them a bouquet (which is nice, I love gifting flowers!), but sometimes you need or want a little pick-me-up and you can't wait for a mind-reader to figure that out, so this year, I'm treating myself to a flower delivery subscription from Farmgirl Flowers. It's highly customizable (choose a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly delivery of 15, 25, or 35 stems) and, as a bonus, the company is eco-conscious (biodegradable upcycled packaging, blooms grown in the US) and female-founded — two things that also make me happy." —Danielle McNally, Executive Editor

Cole Haan Mini Diamante Hobo Bag

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Cole Haan

Buy on Colehaan.com $328

"Maximalist that I am, I often let myself down by opting for minimalist handbags in the name of versatility. This is the one time of year I’ll allow myself a little practical leeway and fall headfirst into the glittering accessories. There was no resisting the siren song of this sparkling baguette-style bag. It's large enough to store all necessary items (phone, wallet, keys, three different lip glosses, liners, etc.), so there’s ample opportunity for it to be my plus-one this party season." —Irene Richardson, InStyle Writer

Susan Alexandra Principessa Bow Barrette

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Susan Alexandra

Buy on Susanalexandra.com $150

"Susan Alexandra is known for her colorful beaded handbags and accessories, and she's jumping on the bow trend with this sweet barrette. It's an easy option for elevating any look whether you're headed to work or a party. I love that it comes in both edgy black and ultra-feminine pink!" —Samantha Brash, Director of Content Strategy

Tiny Tags Personalized Oval Locket

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season

Tiny Tags

Buy on Tinytags.com $175

"What's more self-care-coded than treating yourself to some fine jewelry? In my humble opinion, there's no better way to celebrate yourself than by memorializing a special occasion with some personalized jewelry. This Tiny Tags locket comes engraved with initials on the front and you can also add names or dates on the back. Aside from being a sweet sentimental keepsake, it makes the perfect fashion-forward addition to my jewelry box and can be easily layered with other chains and necklaces." —Tessa Petak, Staff Writer

YDZJY Walking Pad

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Buy on Amazon $500 $198

"Working as a fashion editor, I often spend hours sitting in front of my laptop. I just ordered this super cute, under-desk walking pad to help me integrate more movement into my day-to-day schedule. Even better, I plan on watching some Gilmore Girls and Sex and the City while getting my exercise on (cozy cardio, anyone?)." —Ruby McAuliffe, Associate Commerce Fashion Editor

Big Sur After Rain Candle

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season

D.S. & Durga

Buy on Dsanddurga.com $70

"There’s nothing more relaxing to me than lighting a candle at the end of each day; it just feels so special. Because of that, this candle is my utmost, little treat. DS&DURGA’s Big Sur After Rain burns a rich, eucalyptus scent that calms my soul. It feels like a celebration each time I light the wick." —Kelly Chiello, Associate Photo Director

MZ SKIN LightMAX MiniPro LED Eye Patches

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MZ Skin

Buy on Net-a-Porter $405

"I’m always game for a little extra pampering in the winter, and these red light LED patches from MZ Skin let me enjoy a high-end skincare experience from the comfort of my couch. Not only do they work wonders on my under-eye bags and discoloration, but including them as a step in my skincare lineup — whether I’m gearing up for a special night out or winding down before bed — feels downright bougie. Plus, they easily stick onto skin, making them much more wearable than a typical LED mask." —Averi Baudler, News Writer

Parachute Organic Cloud Cotton Quilt

What Editors Are Treating Themselves to This Season


Buy on Parachute $309

"I've never fallen asleep on a cloud before, but I imagine this fluffy quilt is the closest thing to it. As someone who takes their slumber very seriously, I've tried a lot of different set-ups in the bedroom, but this dreamy addition has genuinely taken my zzz's to the next level. Picture this: You arrive home after a long, tiring day, wrap yourself up like a burrito in this quilt, lower your eye mask, and poof! You're off to DreamLand in a matter of seconds. Thank me later for the best sleep you've had in ages." —Ondine Jean-Baptiste, Social Media Editor

Nuuds Luxe Knit Joggers in Coffee

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Buy on Nuuds.com $108

"To me, true luxury means not having to wear pants and lately I’ve been living my most luxurious life thanks to one brand: Nuuds. Best known for its body suits (and cheeky marketing — seriously, it’s good), Nuuds also makes deliciously soft sweats and joggers that strike the ideal balance between looking cool and feeling cozy. On days when I can't bear to wear pants, but am required to leave the house, Nuuds' Luxe Knit Joggers are the only real option. Snug at the ankles and literally nowhere else, thank God, they come in a range of neutral shades that feel very quiet luxury without feeling like, you know, actual pants." —Amber Rambharose, Fashion Writer

Creed Carmina Eau de Parfum

What Editors Are Treating Themselves To This Season


Buy on Nordstrom $300

"I don't often splurge on things, but perfume is the one category I'm okay with spending more on. There's no better feeling than that spritz-spritz you do to top off your outfit. I have various scents for different occasions, but this new Creed Eau de Parfum is a little bit sweet and a little bit musky — the perfect combo for everything on my calendar. You get a subtle floral undertone, as well as cashmere wood and amber. Sure, $300 is nothing to scoff at, but you'll feel like a million bucks when you wear this." —Eva Thomas, Senior Commerce Writer

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