In case you were wondering what we’re hoping for this holiday season, here are the picks that top the (lengthy) wish lists of our very own staff. And in the spirit of wishing, we wish you a merry, Snobby Christmas from our family to yours!
Tina, Founder and Chief Editor
As for my gift wish list, I want so many things! But at the top are Mizuki’s baroque diamond and pearl earrings, along with an Hermés bag (in any style!) in new Rose Sakura, also known as their cherry blossom color. I know that’s two things, but I like giving Santa options! Hermés Rose Sakura Kelly pochette cut clutch bag, $15,995, on Portero. Mizuki baroque pearl and diamond earrings, $790, on Twist.
I also like to get something that gives back. Every year, the Peninsula Hotels around the world create a unique SnowPage doll for each of its 10 properties. I’m currently at the Beverly Hills location and got one for the boy! He will love that his gift also made another child’s wish come true. The limited-edition SnowPage by PAPINEE makes a great last-minute gift. It costs just $75, and 100% of the proceeds go to Make-A-Wish International. Call a Peninsula hotel near you to order!
Kelly, Founder and Chief Editor
This makeup mirror is the most amazing thing you never knew you needed. It turns on when you go near it and turns off when you’re done. Sounds superfluous? Not when you always forget to turn your mirror light off. What’s even better is that it’s rechargeable, so you don’t have to worry about filling up your counter space with cords. simplehuman 8″ Sensor Makeup Mirror at Neiman Marcus for $200.
Bess, Managing Editor
My family is the type to start shopping for Christmas gifts in January, and they always ask for my wish list (in January…). It took me a while to come up with something this year, but when this Snob pink Valextra mini pouch was released in September, I emailed them the link immediately. Given my mom’s lack of tech-savvy, I all but ordered it myself, so unless that was an elaborate ruse, I should be having a very Snobby Christmas! Valextra for Bag Snob mini pouch, $295 on Snob Essentials.
Kristtian, Brand Development
I want this Miguel x DEERDANA tee. I already have two (it’s my favorite tee of all time), but I’ve worn them out so much that I need another! Who doesn’t want three Sades hanging in their closet? Sade x Miguel t-shirt, $60 at DEERDANA.
I have a mild, non-sexual boot fetish, and I’ve been obsessed with these mid-calf platform boots by must-have Parisian brand Vetements since they came out for the Fall ’15 season. So tacky they’re elegant, they exude pure glam-rock kookiness worthy of Ziggy Stardust or Freddie Mercury. Sadly, they’re also sold out, so I’d happily settle for this more practical variation in cognac leather. Hey, they’re also on sale! Vetements cognac platform ankle boot, $825 (from $1,650) at Totokaelo.
Sharon, Beauty Writer
I want anything and everything from Michi and Koral. After indulging over the holidays, I really need activewear that feels and looks great to make me feel comfortable at the gym. Obsessed with both of these brands!
I’m aiming for the stars and dreaming about a pair of John Lobb’s Chelsea boots. Nothing beats a pair of shoes that you can have for years and years, and I can only imaging pairing these with everything! John Lobb leather Chelsea boots, $1,375 on MR PORTER.
I love this classic Reformation button-down embroidered with a trendy catchphrase that perfectly describes my mood the past few months. In my dream world, I’d love to pair the top with this super-cool little Balenciaga bag. Reformation No Chill top, $128, at Reformation, and Balenciaga Le Dix mini textured-leather shoulder bag, $1,935, on NET-A-PORTER.