I've mentioned that I dread gift shopping because it feels a tad daunting to me, but what I haven't mentioned is how much I love dressing up for the season. I was lucky enough to get in touch with ultra-stylish Sai De Silva, the NY-based fashion influencer who has a wardrobe I want to somehow inherit and beauty routines I have referenced one too many times. She is an absolute joy to have a conversation with, and we spoke about all things holidays—from how she's spending the season to the 21 products she's eyeing from Neiman Marcus for gifts. "This holiday season, we're celebrating with close friends and family with food and music, which is always a good time. I haven’t planned my outfit quite yet, but I’m thinking of pairing a sweater with a leather midi skirt or leather trousers," she tells me.
"For winter in general, I love all of the leather items I’ve been seeing this year, from pants to tops to jumpsuits," De Silva says. "I’m also a big fan of the power sleeve because it adds volume to your look, and I’m a sucker for '80s nostalgia." Same, but I was curious to see what else was going through the shopping-rolodex of her mind, so she broke it down for me. Here are her 21 shopping picks you should add to your cart along with why she picked each one.
"I saw this jumpsuit on the Neiman Marcus website, and I couldn’t resist it for myself. You need to also look good when giving those presents, right? I love the way the classy silhouette mixes with the trendy and sexy leather."
"Jo Malone is one of my favorite fragrance brands if you didn't notice. This diffuser, which can also act as décor, is the perfect gift for a family member or friend who loves to not only keep their home smelling beautiful but also looking stylish."
"I can’t get enough of the Golden Goose sneaker brand. They’re a staple in the wardrobes of fashionistas and sporty types alike. What I love about this gift is that you can wear them in any season and to any destination."
"We all have a friend or family member who considers wine to be a food group. This preservation system will be their new best friend. This gizmo allows you to clamp onto a bottle and pour a glass without ever popping the cork. I tried it out for the first time this year and was baffled that I had gone so long without one! Even convinced my bestie, Angela, to try it out and got her hooked."
"For all those stay-at-home evenings this winter, a pair of luxurious socks to keep you cozy is the perfect stocking stuffer."
Want more gift options? Head over to Neiman Marcus and check out their Gift Finder and Gift Advisors to find the perfect little something for those in your life. They also offer easy curbside services so you can stay safe during the holidays this year.