Why Kat picked this item: “When I left the corporate world to become a fiery founder, I had no idea how to reinvent my wardrobe – especially as a tech entrepreneur. It’s hard enough dealing with office vs. work from home outfits on the professional end but I also refused to be the ‘hoodie’ wearing person. My girlfriends are getting Skims bodysuits from me this year — it’s appropriate for so many settings and flattering on any body.” 

Why Noria picked this item: “This year, I’m thinking about over-the-top playful gifts that are maybe a little zany because we need more joy and good zaniness. Susan Alexandra has a small boutique in the Lower East Side, and I’m obsessed with her stuff, I feel like all my friends deserve these beaded hydrate bags because why not?” 

Why Renee picked this item: “For zooms, I love the chic effortless French look, and you will too!” 

Why Babba picked this item: “I love everything Ami Cole, a clean makeup brand with a skin-first approach, authentically representing the black and brown community with products we need and love.” 

Why Galyn picked this item: “I received a beautiful necklace and bracelet as gifts from this local jeweler and I love both them so much – I am excited to treat myself to new gold hoops for the holidays, but would recommend anything Ballentine.” 

Why Natalie picked this item: “I love gifting jewelry but people tend to have their go-to looks already. That’s why I love this sustainable gold barrette from Each Jewels. It’s a more sophisticated take on the popular hair bow trend and makes a casual low ponytail super chic. It also helps that the company is female founded and uses fair labor practices.”

Why Lisa picked this item: “This is THE BEST! A volumizing and lengthening mascara that targets every single lash for instant lift, length, and fanned-out volume without clumps — buy now!”