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42 gifts the NY Post Shopping Team recommends for the holidays

This isn’t just another gift guide.

After years of packaging up the best products we reviewed and the best items on sale — in addition to our massive gift guide coverage — we turned our heads together to provide an exclusive edit of exactly what we recommend.

From top-rated beauty gifts to unbeatable tech finds you’ll want to buy for everyone on your list, we guarantee there’s at least one item you’ll find, whether for yourself or for your loved one.

Consider this list equivalent to asking someone ‘what should I buy [insert name here] for Christmas this year‘? The New York Post Shopping Team is your product-finder and built-in BFF in one.

So, shop on. Whether you’re in the mood for gifts under $100 or something that errs on the side of luxury, you’ll be holly jolly all the way to checkout.

amika Good Vibes Only Hydration + Repair Hair Mask Set
Sephora

“I think the entire New York Post office knows I’m obsessed with amika (and not just its Blow-Dryer Brush I reviewed). For a limited time at Sephora, the brand has a Good Vibes Only Hydration + Repair Hair Mask Set for less than $50.” — Victoria Giardina, commerce journalist and content strategist

Pro tip: use the Soulfood Nourishing Mask once a week and the Dream Routine Overnight Hydration Treatment after each shower.


Revlon One-Step Volumizer
Amazon

“No matter how much I try, I can’t stop recommending this product (or buying it for my friends and family)! It’s budget-friendly so even if you buy a few for people on your list it won’t break the bank and this hair tool is the only thing I’ve used for years. It only takes me minutes to dry my hair and looks the same (if not better than) it does when I go to the salon.” — Camryn La Sala, commerce editor and writer

For more great quick-buy options, check out our guide to the best Amazon gifts.


Seinfeld: The Official Cookbook
Amazon

“Seinfeld’s endurance in pop culture is so thrilling to me and the official Seinfeld cookbook that was published this year will be delightful for any fan to receive for the holidays. Aesthetically the book nails it, and the recipes feature many show references that will make Seinfeld fans smile. Plus, the recipes actually look very solid so it checks the boxes for novelty and actual cookbook.” — Jackie Goldstein, vice president of commerce

To watch Seinfeld, we recommend picking up one of our expert-recommended smart TVs that are the best on the market.


Dyson Airwrap
Dyson

“Is it really a gift guide without the Dyson Airwrap? I will say that I was a huge skeptic when it first came out, but after owning it myself, the device has paid for itself and then some in blowouts and smoothing otherwise spent at a salon. This one is great for girlfriends, wives and any BFF who deserves the splurge.” — Sophie Cannon, senior commerce journalist and special projects coordinator

For more on this viral styler, check out our Dyson Airwrap review.


Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara
Thrive Causemetics

“Not only does this mascara make your lashes look super long and full, but it lasts forever. This mascara is waterproof and doesn’t smudge no matter what your day or night brings. It comes off easily with any face wash, without any of your lashes going with it.” — Julie Fuschetti, partnerships coordinator

For even more options, check out our mascaras review (featuring 42 different types).


Our Place Night + Day Glasses
Our Place

“These glasses will definitely make whatever you’re drinking out of them feel fancy. The color options are timeless, and the fact that these stack are perfect for bringing a stylish touch to smaller places.” — Ryan Murphy, partnerships manager

The fan-favorite Our Place Always Pan we reviewed pairs perfectly with this set, too.


Rimowa Original Trunk Plus
Rimowa

“The holidays are all about dreaming ‘of a white Christmas’ etc. I’m not sure who’s buying me this Rimowa luggage, but a guy can dream.” — Cade Burk, commerce and operations manager

Check out our guides to the best checked luggage and the best carry-on luggage for even more jet-setter-friendly options.


Glossier You Perfume
Glossier

“This is the perfect fragrance for you, your best friend, your sister, your boyfriend’s sister…you get the idea. This universally loved fragrance – which we reviewed, if you need more convincing – complements everyone’s personal scent and melts into skin to take on a unique aroma on each wearer.” — Meaghan Roche, SEO manager

According to Glossier, it “smells like you: soft, warm, familiar.”


Buxom Empty Customizable Eyeshadow Palette
Ulta Beauty

“This refillable eyeshadow palette is a gift that keeps on giving. Whether your giftee prefers sparkly shades or everyday neutrals, they’re bound to find more than a few favorites among the 40 shadow options.” – Hannah Southwick, Page Six commerce writer and reporter

Plus, when you run out of your favorite color, it couldn’t be easier to try another!


Aerie Buttercream Crew Sweater
Aerie

“Meet the sweater I picked up this season in nearly every color. Aerie is the Queen of All Things Cozy, but its Buttercream Crew Sweater is next-level. For less than $40 a pop right now, you’ll want to buy this for all of your besties.” — Victoria Giardina, commerce journalist and content strategist

For more cozy options, check out our guide to the best cozy gifts for anyone on your list.


Glossier Priming Moisturizer
Glossier

“I’m obsessed with so many Glossier products but the Priming Moisturizer is the one I can’t get enough of. It keeps your skin hydrated without looking greasy and gives you a natural glow underneath your makeup. It’s a staple in my routine and a great stocking stuffer for any skincare enthusiasts in your life!” — Camryn La Sala, commerce editor and writer

What’s more, this beauty product under $25 has a lightweight, buildable texture and is also fragrance-free, dermatologist-tested and cruelty-free.


Fly By Jing Triple Threat Sauces & Spices Variety Pack
Amazon

“I could eat one of these jars easily in one sitting with some rice or noodles. I’m a huge fan of chili crisp and love to try the different brands and determine my favorite of the moment. FLYBYJING’s are beloved in the category and have become a pantry staple for many.” — Jackie Goldstein, vice president of commerce

She says she’d gift this to anyone who “likes a little sweet heat with their food,” as it allows them to try different flavors. 


Our Place Always Pan
Our Place

“I will *always* recommend the Always Pan to everyone who will listen. The non-stick surface is the best for amateur cooks and pros alike, plus the gorgeous colors make it way more fun to gift than a basic black cookware set.” — Sophie Cannon, senior commerce journalist and special projects coordinator

For more on this fan-favorite pan, check out our review to see how much we love it.


The Comfy
The Comfy

“As someone who is chronically cold and a previous Snuggie owner, The Comfy tops them all. It is long enough, so you get full cozy coverage without feeling restrictive. It truly feels like you are wrapped in a cloud, while still having the ability to do all your normal tasks.” — Julie Fuschetti, partnerships coordinator

We’re just going to come right out and say it, too: why wouldn’t you want to wear a blanket all day?


Made In Cookware Dutch Oven
Made In Cookware

“A good dutch oven can really chage a meal. This is perfect for stews, soups, roasts, the list goes on. Make your new favorite tomato soup in this and share with family, friend, or save the rest for yourself!” — Ryan Murphy, partnerships manager

Not to mention, we 100% recommend the brand. Read our roundup on Made In Cookware’s best-sellers for more hot picks to complete your kitchen space.


Yeti Hopper M30 Soft Cooler
Yeti

“Whether I’m back home with my friends in Texas for Christmas or sipping beers on my rooftop in NYC, a solid cooler is always a nice investment.” — Cade Burk, commerce and operations manager

Not only is Yeti great for coolers, but its brand-new tumbler with a straw lid is selling out quickly and also makes a legendary gift for anyone on your list.


'47 Yankees Hat
’47

“While my Yankees – like the rest of New York sports in recent years – have let me down this year, who doesn’t want some new fan gear? ‘47 has great apparel, especially headwear, for every team. The unique logos and designs, as well as the universal hat sizing, make these a great gift for every fan on your list.” — Meaghan Roche, SEO manager

If you’re shopping for a sports lover, consider picking up a Fanatics jersey, too.


Stance Stargazer Crew Socks
Stance

“While sock-related gifts have a bad rap for not exactly — ahem — knocking people’s socks off, Stance’s designs are an exception in my book. I love the range of stylish patterns, and they’ve helped keep my feet comfy and blister free winter after winter.” — Hannah Southwick, Page Six writer and reporter

Whether you’re lounging around at home or looking for a quality pair of compression socks, this pair is a hit.


Victoria's Secret Modal Long Pajama Set
Victoria’s Secret

“My name’s Victoria, and this is my secret: buy a VS pajama set for anyone on your list! From my mom to my sister to my best friend from high school, these sets are always at the top of my list. Plus, you can mix and match colors and patterns.” — Victoria Giardina, commerce journalist and content strategist

When in doubt, a quality pair of pajamas (for both men and women) make a show-stopping gift.


Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Marbled Blanket
Bloomingdale’s

“Since a $100+ blanket is obviously a splurge, it makes a great gift for anyone who would appreciate snuggling with a cloud on a regular basis. They’re ultra-comfy and get even softer with every wash.” — Camryn La Sala, commerce editor and writer

While Barefoot Dreams is truly *legendary*, we also recommend the UGG Octavia Faux Fur Throw ($67) that you can pick up at Kohl’s.


BaubleBar 18K Gold Pavé Nameplate Necklace
BaubleBar

When we first asked everyone on the team for gifts, our vice president of commerce, Jackie Goldstein, literally wrote ‘anything from BaubleBar.’

“BaubleBar is like if a website was coded with glitter. I’ll be gifting friends lots of things from here because it’s a triple threat: good and affordable price points, wide variety of products, and tons of items you can customize. Bonus points for countless celebrity fans. For gifts this year, I’ll likely be mostly thinking about the customized blankets, adorable holiday earrings, and its ornaments.” – Jackie Goldstein, vice president of commerce


Litter-Robot 4
Litter Robot

“This is a gift that I am giving myself and my cat. The self-cleaning litter box is great to fully automate your cats life, plus prevent tracking litter on their paws and yours — well, your feet that is.” — Sophie Cannon, senior commerce journalist and special projects coordinator

While the Litter-Robot 4 is a splurge, it’s definitely worth the investment. You’ll never have to scoop out cat poop again, and it drastically helps reduce litter box odors and can be monitored right from your phone.


lululemon Go Getter Bag 2.0
lululemon

“This bag doesn’t just look great, but works great too. As a constant girl on the go I’ve used this trip for weekend getaways, vacations, or even an overnight stay. This bag has multiple straps, providing multiple ways to carry it. The inside has an array of pockets for optimal organization, including a laptop sleeve.” — Julie Fuschetti, partnerships coordinator

Oh, and we can’t deny lululemon is a coveted retailer for all things gifts. From its best-selling Align High-Rise Pant ($98) to its matching Align Tank Top ($68), you can’t go wrong with anything from the brand.


TRUFF Variety Pack
TRUFF

“Pantry essentials, but make it fancy! The variety pack is a sure way to step up any meal with some extra flavor.” — Ryan Murphy, partnerships manager

This trio comes with its original truffle chili blend, its hotter, jalapeño rich blend and its white truffle hot sauce. And, if the hot sauce lover you know also loves entertaining, consider pairing this set with one of the best charcuterie boards we rounded up.


Bose Portable Smart Speaker
Bose

“Every time I have people over, I wish I had a better speaker. This one looks great for entertaining for holiday parties.” — Cade Burk, commerce and operations manager

Notably, it has a durable, water-resistant design, boasts built-in voice control and is one of the best portable speakers on the market. For a tech gift worth the splurge, this one’s it.


Yogi Bedtime Tea (16-Count)
Target

“Looking for an easy stocking stuffer? This gift has it in the (tea) bag. I’ve tried several bedtime teas over the years, and I’ve found this Yogi one the most relaxing.” — Hannah Southwick, Page Six commerce writer and reporter

To help make your tea experience even grander, shop one of the best tea kettles we rounded up.


Acqua di Parma Insieme Candle
Bloomingdale’s

“Recently, I’ve been way more into candles than usual (there’s just something about cozy work-from-home days with one burning). Acqua di Parma’s Insieme Candle is the one that lives on my desk and is great for anyone on your list. Keep in mind that it is fairly strong, but if you love oceanic, masculine scents, this is a clear-cut holiday winner.” — Victoria Giardina, commerce journalist and content strategist

This candle features “sunny notes of lemon, combined with neroli and musk, wrapped up in an amber accord for an unforgettably warm feeling,” per the brand. For another great option, consider the Acqua di Parma Luce Di Colonia Room Diffuser ($112).


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Amazon Kindle
Amazon

“I’m pretty late to the game on being Kindle-obsessed but if you’re shopping for a book lover this holiday season and they haven’t broken out into E-books quite yet, consider buying them a Kindle. I bought mine on sale during Prime Day and have read 10x more books than I normally would due to the convenience.” — Camryn La Sala, commerce editor and writer

For more book-loving options, we also adore Book of the Month for a sweet monthly treat. It also helps you stay up-to-date on the newest launches.


Sunday Citizen Tetouan Lumbar Pillow
Sunday Citizen

“Sunday Citizen was chasing me with ads around Instagram for a while and when I finally succumbed, I was so glad I did. The pillow is a great size for any sofa or bed, and the memory foam is wonderful to lean into and provide great support. I’ve been an evangelist of this brand for a while now and look forward to sharing the joy of this pillow with friends this holiday season.” — Jackie Goldstein, vice president of commerce


Venus Et Fleur Luxury Small Square Roses
Venus Et Fleur

“Giving flowers is a universal gesture of love, but frankly they die far too quickly. That’s why a bouquet of Venus et Fleur flowers is the way to go for the holidays, plus any birthdays, housewarmings and for yourself — why not?” — Sophie Cannon, senior commerce journalist and special projects coordinator

Even better, the brand has a wealth of options to choose from on its site.


Free People Zuma Hooded Sweatshirt
Free People

“I practically live in this sweatshirt, only taking it off to wash it. There are ten different colors, which I know I will end up owning. This sweatshirt is super comfortable with a fuzzy inside, oversized feel, and not too heavy.” — Julie Fuschetti, partnerships coordinator

For more options, check out our favorite Free People gifts for the holiday season.


Vuori Meta Pant
Vuori

“Not many guys treat themselves to a good pair of pants that you can wear literally anywhere. These are a great go to pair of pants for going out or going to the office while keeping you extra comfortable.” — Ryan Murphy, partnerships manager

What’s more, this pair is an elevated version of your best dress pants or chinos.


The North Face Retro Nuptse Jacket
Saks Fifth Avenue

According to Cade Burk, our commerce and operations manager, it’s “hard to beat a black puffer.” With a mockneck and side zip pockets, it’s a splurge you’ll be happy you made — whether for yourself or your boyfriend.

For more options, check out our guide to the best women’s puffer jackets.


NARS Lipstick
Sephora

“NARS is my go-to lipstick right now thanks to its shimmery shades and long-lasting color. It’s perfect for stocking up on — or stuffing stockings with — this holiday season.” — Hannah Southwick, Page Six commerce writer and reporter

For more lippie options, check out our expert-backed guide to the best red lipsticks.


ABBOTT Sampler Set,
Sephora

“Looking for a $25 gift idea that anyone on your list is bound to love? I’ve been loving my Abbott Sampler Set, namely for its wonderful variety of clean-scented fragrances that are all light and airy. Plus, I love tossing one in my work tote or crossbody bag for a quick touch-up.” — Victoria Giardina, commerce journalist and content strategist

For more options, check out our 2023 beauty trend report to see what to get your hands on ASAP.


Sony Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Amazon

“While these Sony headphones are not cheap, they’re truly worth every penny if you value good audio. The noise cancellation is so good you can barely hear turbulence noise on planes and the battery life lasts so long you’ll almost never have to charge them. The bass isn’t too bad either!” — Camryn La Sala, commerce editor and writer

For more options, check out our guide to the best over-ear headphones.


Page Six Logo Cap
New York Post Store

“Gratuitous self promotion but this hat is actually adorable and I love to wear it while running errands around the city. I have gifted it to many of my friends in media and everyone loves it. I’ll be giving this to my celebrity-obsessed friends (who don’t already own this).” — Jackie Goldstein, vice president of commerce

Oh, and to really harbor that New York Post pride, check out our exclusive merch store.


The Jacket Maker Ionic Black Leather Jacket
The Jacket Maker

“I have the hardest time shopping for the men in my life, but the Jacket Maker makes that far easier. I have my own leather jacket that I love, but for the guys you can gift them a custom jacket or even other leather goods like a wallet or bag that will last a lifetime.” — Sophie Cannon, senior commerce journalist and special projects coordinator

To match the guy you know, check out our guide to the best women’s moto jackets and leather jackets.


Abercrombie Vegan Leather 90s Straight Pants
Abercrombie

“I’m sure you’ve heard, but leather is in and here to stay. A leather pant is a staple everyone needs for fall and winter outfits. These Abercrombie leather pants are comfortable and look good on everyone.” — Julie Fuschetti, partnerships coordinator

For more on-trend options, Abercrombie has you covered with its wealth of women’s bottoms.


Cuisinart PurePrecision 8-Cup Pour-Over Coffee Brewer
Best Buy

“There’s nothing better than coffee, it’s even better if it’s a nice pour over, and better again when it’s ready for you first thing in the morning! This coffee maker makes a perfect pour over cup in several sizes. Setting the auto timer the night before ensures an amazing start to your morning.” — Ryan Murphy, commerce partnerships manager

It’s no surprise we love coffee, either. Check out our guide to the best Amazon coffee makers for even more top picks.


Bottega Veneta Contrast-Sole Leather Tire Boots
Saks Fifth Avenue

“Santa is not the only one stomping through snow.” — Cade Burk, commerce and operations manager

In one sentence, these boots are *heavenly* and the perfect men’s luxury gift. Truly, they’ll turn heads (and stomp through snow). These Italian-crafted, vegetable-dyed leather boots are incredibly fabulous.


AE Oversized Hoodie Flannel
Aerie

“Fall may be almost over, but flannel season is just beginning. My closet is practically filled with flannel, and I love these soft hooded ones from American Eagle.” — Hannah Southwick, Page Six commerce writer and reporter

To stock up your flannel collection, check out our guide to the best women’s flannels.


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