Sure, gift giving can be about tracking down a zeitgeisty, of-the-moment item, but after the wrapping paper has been ripped off, the allure almost immediately starts to tarnish. This season, let’s try another approach: Help avoid gifter and giftee remorse by snapping up classic presents that have a track record of desirability. We’re talking pieces enshrined in style halls of fame everywhere, and proven to delight time and time again.
From jewelry that’s both sparkly and wear-everyday appropriate to luxe cashmere, these are 10 gift picks that will thrill this year (and continue to impress every year hereafter).
Worn solo or layered with a bevy of other pendants, this asymmetrical star has standout style to spare.
Silk scarves have maintained their forever-chic status by injecting a little bit of luxury into any look they touch.
Charms have long been used to display personality—and personal stories. Hand finished with eternally covetable Murano glass, this one is a unique addition to any collection.
Cashmere socks intended solely for cozy hours in bed? So indulgent—and exactly why they make a reliably smile-inducing present.
Whether this matched set is worn together or separately, the rich blue oval stones and sparkly halos add an iconic touch.
Bag trends, from size to hardware, come and go, but certain silhouettes never fall out of favor. A top handle and chain strap make this a smart purse to pick.
Leather valet trays have been spotted on chic nightstands and dresser tops for decades. Designed for stylish versatility, they’re perfect for holding any sorts of bits and bobs.
Pajamas as a category are a necessity. But in silk with contrast piping? Then we’re talking icon status.
If there was ever an “it” potpourri, it’d be this Italian blend. As the sort of thing you don’t often buy for yourself, it makes for a luxurious present.
The actual definition of a classic gift is one that’s generation-proof and covetable regardless of changing trends. A wide cashmere wrap fits the bill perfectly.