You know what’s the test of a truly great gift? Whether or not you would want to buy it for yourself. Sure, it doesn’t work for all scenarios—I don’t want to buy myself golf clubs but that doesn’t mean my husband wouldn’t faint from happiness over them—but when shopping for a friend, sister, or sometimes colleague, it can help to put yourself in the receiver’s shoes much of the time. As you guessed, that’s what I did when putting together this very gift guide. Luckily, my job (literally) requires me to shop all day for a living, so there are always more-than-enough items on my wishlist to go around.
Since sadly I can’t possibly buy everything you’re about to see below without winning the lottery or holding up a bank, I thought I should definitely share what I’m eyeing, with hopes of at least narrowing it down for myself and maybe helping one of you find something in the process. Naturally, I couldn’t keep it below a cool 39 items, but trust me—you’re going to like what you see. Shop the best gifts for yourself or a loved one below!