6 Celebrities Told Us What They’re Giving This Holiday Season

published Dec 19, 2018
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Despite the abundant amount of guides out there, sometimes I still find myself stumped as to what to get that very special person in my life. So instead of falling further into a deep dark hole of generic lists, why not take advice from those who can purchase just about anything in this world—and somehow end up choosing one meaningful item.

From well-known interior designers like Nate Berkus to TV personalities such as Vanessa Lachey and Darren Criss—and someone who embodies both, Bobby Berk—we talked to a scope of celebrities who would give us a range of ideas for this gift-giving season. Some of them gave us specific products while others suggested an overarching idea, but all of the recommendations came from a place of thoughtfulness and love.

Check our list below for ideas from some of our favorite people, and let’s wrap up this holiday gifting season on a high note!

Made of natural ingredients, this biodegradable soap is one of Whitney Port‘s favorite items to give—and it’s not just because of the Compassion Flower scent. In the month of September, with every soap that was bought, a growing compassion gardening kit was gifted to a kindergarten class, complete with hybrid Compassion Flower seeds, a lesson to help teach kids what it means to be compassionate and kind, and of course, the hand soap. “It’s just a nice gift to give that also gives back, so you’re double-giving,” says Port.

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Ruth A. Peltason’s book is about David Webb, the well-known go-to jewelry throughout the 1960s and ’70s—endorsed by everyone from Jackie Kennedy to the Duchess of Windsor. Nate Berkus calls out this book because he gifted it to a friend who loves jewelry and didn’t know much about Webb’s work, but also commented his go-to gift is “usually a great coffee table book” on a subject that he know someone is interested is.”

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Vanessa Lachey: Marble Pet Lover Cheese Board, $14.99

Multi-talented actress Vanessa Lachey loves that food brings a variety of people together, and that there is an abundant amount of kitchen gifts to give during the holiday season. Lachey is a big fan of the items in HomeGoods’s gourmet department, calling out a particular ceramic cheese plate depicting a reindeer design. As we know, HomeGoods selection rotates almost on the daily that makes it impossible to track, but in the spirit of cheese we highlighted one of our own personal favorite boards that represents animal adoration.

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Jonathan Scott: Wine Charms, $12.50

The oldest of the “Property Brothers” Jonathan Scott didn’t handpick this himself, but he did mention wine charms has been a hit for him in the past. “We were making fun of this one person because they were on a cowboy kick, and suddenly she was infusing a cowboy look into her fashion,” Scott said. “So, I got her cowboy boot wine charms.” Scott says that he aims to get something home-based that plays into the individual’s personality. Good tip, bro!

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The guru of home design on ‘Queer Eye‘ suggested something that is often suggested, but with a Bobby Berk twist. “Everyone loves a good candle, and if you know them, personalize it,” says Berk. In other words, match the candle based on the receiver’s personal taste and charm. Still don’t have a clue? You can’t go wrong with a favorite like this La Jolie Muse Sandalwood.

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Darren Criss: Amazon Gift Card

When asked what his go-to gift is going to be, actor, singer, and songwriter Darren Criss gave a very honest and candid answer: He had no idea. However, what Criss did mention is that like so many of us, he turns to Amazon for when he’s in need. “Amazon has changed the Christmas game all over the world, and so I usually don’t know what I’m going to get them until I start looking.”