Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 8 Gift Ideas Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Dec 9, 2022
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As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="home%20products%C2%A0%E2%80%94%20it%E2%80%99s%20kind%20of%20my%20thing.%20Now,%20I%E2%80%99m%20letting%20you%20in%20on%20the%20fun,%20bringing%20top%20picks%20from%C2%A0<a%20href=" https: target="_blank">our editors’ radars straight to your very own space.

Not sure where to shop, or just need some quick inspo? Start here with a rundown of AT editors’ favorite finds, this week specifically dedicated to holiday gifting. From genius ideas everyone will love to presents from our very own wishlists, read on to see what’s got our team buzzing leading up to the holiday season.

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Fresh Sends
was $128.00

"You may recognize flower delivery brand Fresh Sends for their gorgeous, well-packaged bouquet bundles that are wrapped in stylish 'newspaper.' Now, beyond blooms, they're offering a gorg four-piece gift set with a scalloped candle, box of matches, perfume, and hand cream. Of course, the presentation is on point, and you get to pick a custom personalized card for the lucky giftee, too. Beyond the holidays, this makes the perfect birthday gift or ‘thinking of you’ special something, especially for a long distance sibling or BFF." —Blair Donovan, Style Editor

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"Someone at my yoga studio had these Britney Spears tarot cards so I had to get it for one of my best friends. I've heard you're not supposed to buy your own tarot cards — they're supposed to be gifted to you. And I've now combined her favorite piece of witchcraft with our favorite pop icon!" —Lilian Tanner, Production Assistant

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"A highlight from my wedding this fall was all of the joyful candid and casual photos that my family and my husband's family took of each other using my Instax Square instant camera. Everyone had fun taking turns playing photographer, and we ended up with shareable souvenirs from the best weekend ever. One of the things I've asked for this Christmas is a restock of the film so that we can all snap some photos together for the holidays, too." —Megan Baker Detloff, Home Projects Director

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"Baggu is known, obviously, for their bags, but I have my eye on these puffy slippers. I've had them in my shopping cart and can't decide whether to gift them to someone else or... myself. The strawberry pattern would match my reusable grocery bag perfectly! The only problem is they're so cute, I can't guarantee I wouldn't try to wear them out of the house." —Sofia Rivera, Associate Lifestyle Editor

5 / 8
was $27.99

"Okay, I admit it: I'm usually the practical gift friend. When I saw this on my Instagram feed, I knew that title was going to stick yet again this year. Bagnet is a magnet for your bag — there are also hooks — so that you don't have to put it on the floor when you're out and about. It would be great for things like public bathrooms, restaurant tables, bars, and wherever else my friends are like, 'Hmm, let's not put my bag on the floor, awkwardly on my lap, or out of sight on the back of my chair.' Plus, it can be used so that keys are always easy to find in a bag, too." —Kelly Dawson, Deputy Editor

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"Everyone’s getting Compartés chocolate as stocking stuffers from me this year. Handmade in Los Angeles, the bars’ packaging is beautiful, and the ones I’ve tried have tasted great, too. The flavors are so unique. There’s truly something for everyone — they even just launched a collaboration with 818 Tequila on a Toffee and Tequila bar for the spirits and sweets lover in your life!" —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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"For your Floridian friend, I'm convinced this chunky, pastel-colored book would be a great gift for their coffee table or bookshelf. Florida! written by Gabrielle Calise, is a 'hyper-local guide to the flora, fauna, and fantasy' of my beloved home state. I'm gifting this A24 book to myself this holiday season and putting it on my personal gift guide!" —Noella Williams, Assistant News & Culture Editor

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"Tim-Scapes is one of my favorite local artists in Provincetown, MA. He does these bold, colorful duct tape graphic prints for cities all over the globe. Grab a bunch for a friend (or yourself) depicting places lived or even favorite travel destinations for an instant gallery wall." —Tara Bellucci, News and Culture Director