Gift Ideas for Yourself + Some Noteworthy After Christmas Sales

December 26, 2023

London Christmas Little Black Dress

The last few years I’ve had fun doing one final *sort of* gift guide post-Christmas with a few ideas to gift yourself as all the sales once again start up or really if you just want to treat yourself for making it through the year. 

This year’s inclusions are basically a list of things I own and love and can’t recommend enough as a way to treat yourself. So go ahead, you’ve earned it! Also included at the bottom of the post are a few post-Christmas sales worth shopping. You may also want to browse the w&w Bestsellers Shop. It’s all the most loved products by you guys in case you want to know what other readers love!

Wishing you all a very happy new year!

Gift Ideas for Yourself

Five Minute Journal

My personal favorite and such a good habit to start at the onset of a new year.

Chanel Lip Gloss

A favorite for several years running now. Shade 722 is so good. And I just bought shade 119 after trying it on at the Atelier Chanel Beaute store in Soho earlier this month.

Tatcha Dewy Cream

My No. 1 most used moisturizer of the year. Makes makeup look so good. I went through a jar and a half this year which is saying something!

Tumi Bag

I don’t go on any trip without this since buying it two years ago. It has been a w&w top seller this year and last year and I definitely understand why.

Sarah Flint Shoes

A favorite brand of shoes – they are all designed to be so comfortable and elevate every outfit. My Perfect Pumps and my Natalie Bow Flats are some of my most worn shoes in my closet but frankly I love all of the ones I own.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Upgrade your life at home and when traveling in 2023. These are game-changers.

New Books

Here are a bunch of books I’ve read and loved if you want to treat yourself to some new good books!

Bash Meredith Jacket

I own it in two colors and wear it all.the.time. Size M.

Osea Bodycare

My favorite luxury body care. Just the dreamiest.

Anthropologie French Inspired Mirror

My favorite mirror is on sale now. I have the 3ft above my bedroom dresser.

Red Light Mask

So good for fighting redness, toning and other benefits. I adore mine.

Jenni Kayne Knitwear

This brand is pricey so I always buy stuff when it is on sale and they are doing 25% off! See my favorites in my Jenni Kayne Apparel Review. Every piece I have kept is in heavy rotation. If you get one thing – I’d make it the Cashmere Fisherman. It is my most worn sweater (so much so I have it in four colors).

APL Sneakers

I love mine so much. These are so comfy, require no-socks and look stylish while being practical. I wear them on nearly all my walks. They have so many styles. I size down half a size.

Nespresso Machine

My lifeline for coffee at home for over seven years. This is the one I upgraded to this year.

Freda Salvador Boots

These chic boots are so comfortable and really elevate any look. I took my TTS.

Marc Fisher Izzie Boots

I own these in two colors! They are so comfortable and so warm. I am in love with this purchase and you guys have already made them a bestseller. Definitely worth it.

Vuori Joggers

Everyone’s favorite buttery soft joggers. I wear size S. Read my Vuori Joggers Review.

Vuori Energy Top

My all time favorite workout top. I wear a M.

Amazon Sweater Dress

Just got this and it is so good! I sized up to a L. I love the exaggerated sleeve.

Common Projects Sneakers

Investment sneakers that are worth it. With our new casual lifestyles I can guarantee the cost per wear on these are worth it. My full review & all the ways I’ve worn mine can be read here. Every time someone splurges on these I get a message about “ok now I get it”.

Athleta Elation Leggings

Hands down one of my favorite leggings these days. I size down to a Small. Followed shortly by these. So crazy soft – perfect for winter days. I wear a M.

Amazon Prime

Because it’ll change your life for the better in the new year. 2 day shipping! Grocery delivery! Video streaming!  And so much more. See all my Amazon favorites here.

The Universe Has Your Back Book

A book to ready your mindset for a new year. It totally changed my life.

MM.LaFleur Leslie Tee

Let’s all commit to better basics in 2023 shall we? This is one of my favorite tees. Such great quality, thick so it doesn’t stretch out and from a female founded small business. 

La Ligne Knits

Elevated investment knits.

Sezane Scott Trench Coat

A timeless classic. I absolutely love my Sezane trench

Sezane Johnson Coat

Sleek and such a classic silhouette. Everyone who has bought this at my recommendation said it became a fast favorite. See it on and get sizing details here. I own it in Sand and in Black.

Sezane Betty Cardigan

I loved it so much the past year I now own it in four colors. Sized up to a L.

Or consider really any of these Sezane Classics.

Bearbay Weighted Blanket

My favorite weighted blanket that has me sleeping more soundly in a major way. Can’t recommend it enough.

Brooklinen Bedding

Longtime readers know I’m obsessed with Brooklinen’s bedding – my entire bed is it! Don’t miss their Classic Sheets, Heathered Cashmere Sheets, Mattress Toppers, Linen Duvet Cover and Bath Towels at 20% off. I can’t recommend this brand enough – go ahead and treat your self and upgrade your bed or bath! Would also make a great luxury gift for someone.

White + Warren Cashmere Wrap

I’ve come to own this in three colors so I can have the perfect matching one for whatever trip I may be headed on. I wear it as a wrap and use it as a pillow on a plane and as a scarf for colder temperature trips.

Inez Heeled Booties

One of my most worn pairs since 2019 – so comfy despite the heel height – I walked over 20,000 steps a day in London in these! I added the black to my closet just last month.

Loeffler Randall Boots

Going on six years of loving wearing these boots. They have been bestsellers with you guys for just as long! Comfy, well made and hold up with lots of wear – all of which make them worth the investment in my opinion.

Rag & Bone Rover Boots

One of my most popular shoes these are comfortable and great for trotting around. See them styled here.

Kinn Jewelry

Special pieces that feel heirloom and priced right. I adore my Kinn jewelry and think buying yourself jewelry is a beautiful way to celebrate the end of the year.

Lake Pajamas

Start out the new year with comfy, cozy pajamas that are cute and will just make you smile every time you don them.

Westman Atelier Makeup

The most gorgeous makeup to get your hands on and elevate your every day makeup routine. Also consider Merit Beauty. Another favorite of mine.


My favorite tool I got this year that helps contour and lift.

Winter Coats

They are the thing that makes an outfit this time of year. Worth an investment and many are now on sale!

Great Jeans

This pair I own in three different colors/washes. 

Dyson Vacuum

Trust me you won’t regret it.

Samsung Frame TV

I love mine so much.

Crate & Barrel Glassware

Upgrade your bar cart for the new year. They make so many of my favorite glasses.

Clarins Depuffing Mask

Trust me on this one! Wonder worker.

Caudalie Skincare

I swear by it.

Also, if shopping sales today, here are some post-Christmas sales on now that I think are worth shopping.

Noteworthy After Christmas Sales

And if you’re eyeing pieces I’ve worn on the blog and Instagram to see if they are on sale – I’d recommend checking here and here


If you’ve been eyeing any designer items – a lot of them are 50% off in the Mytheresa sale right now! I spotted some good Khaite pieces in particular.

Net a Porter

Same with Net a Porter – loads of designer markdowns worth browsing!


One of my go-to jewelry brands, their pieces are simple yet special. And now they are offering markdowns sitewide.


Truffle makes all my travel cases and they’re doing 30% off on bundles. Highly recommend these to make your travel life easier and more organized in the new year.


I am loving their new arrivals but the sale also includes a lot of items I own and love. Right now they are running a Cashmere End of Season Sale with up to 50% off select cashmere (yes, really!) Prices as marked.

Business Casual Outfit I Gift Ideas for Yourself

This J.Crew blazer that is effortlessly stylish. I wear a Size 6 and I wore it here. I own it in three colors!

Paris Fall Outfit - Slip Skirt with Leather Jacket and Sarah Flint Boots

This chic silk pull on skirt. Sized down to a small. I own it in 3 colors/patterns now!

Holiday Outfits with J.Crew | Gift Ideas for Yourself

This whole look.

Holiday Outfits with J.Crew

This whole look.

Fall Outfit Inspiration with J.Crew | Gift Ideas for Yourself

And this whole look.

Fall Outfit Inspiration with J.Crew sequin little black dress

This sequin number. Sized up to an 8. Would be so good for NYE!

J.Crew Slip Dress

This versatile and classic slip dress. Wearing a 6.

J.Crew Trousers Paris Outfit | Gift Ideas for Yourself

The IYKYK trouser we’ve built a cult following around. I sized up to an 8.

Wide Leg Corduroy Pants I Gift Ideas for Yourself

The Daphne Coat. Timeless style and six color options. I have it in a size 4. I wore it here.

Up to 50% off almost everything including cashmere and suiting (!!) I am loving their new arrivals (so many fun and festive finds for this time of year!) but the sale also includes a lot of items I own and love.



From Shopbop

Lots marked down post Christmas so their Sale Section is well worth a look. 

Below are some of my top picks from Shopbop plus a shoppable widget of even more items from Shopbop that I own.

Fall Outfit

These jeans. Size 28.

Gift Ideas for Yourself

These jeans (size 28), this sweater (size M).

blazer and jeans outfit

This blazer (size 6). (Cashmere layering tee also on sale – size up!)

Easy Fall Outfit I wit & whimsy

These jeans. Size 28.

Ann Taylor Spring Try On I wit & whimsy

These jeans. Size 28.

Gift Ideas for Yourself

These jeans. Size 27.

Wrap Coat

These Levi’s. Size 28. (Coat is also on sale).

lady jacket outfit

This Veronica Beard tweed jacket. Wearing a 6.

Agolde Riley Jeans

These jeans – size 28. 

Le Specs Half Moon Sunglasses | Gift Ideas for Yourself

These affordable sunnies and this bracelet.

Paris Winter Outfit

These jeans (size 28).

Teddy Coat and Kick Flares on Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy 3

A favorite Fall & Winter bootie.

So comfortable and one of the items I hear most about from you guys that you absolutely love and that they were worth the investment. A full review with styling ideas can be found here. They also come in a gorgeous cognac color that I recently bought.

Weekend Casual Athleisure Outfit I wit & whimsy

My beloved APL sneakers. I sized down half a size to 6.5. So comfortable and no socks necessary! One of my most worn shoes for the last few years. They have so many cute styles and they are on the pricier side so this is a good time to buy them.

Aqua Puffer Jacket and Sam Edelman Lug Sole Boots

My favorite waterproof Chelsea boot. So good for all of Winter. Also on sale at Nordstrom.

French Girl Style Striped Tee I wit & whimsy

These classic loafers.

All Navy Work Outfit Paris Loeffler Randall Boots J.Crew Sweater and Skirt

My favorite knee high investment boots. I had my cobble stretch the shaft a bit to make them roomier for my calves.

Senreve Mini Maestro Bag | Gift Ideas for Yourself

Senreve Bags – I own this one, this one and this one. They are so well made and so versatile. 

BTW – these boots are also from Shopbop – some of my favs.

Wayf Lace Top

This gorgeous lace top that now comes in loads of colors. Wearing a M.

Meghan Donovan of Paris, Perfected

Agolde Jeans. My favorite for so long and truly the jeans I feel best in. I have a whole Agolde Jeans Review if you want a breakdown of my favorite styles but scoring them on sale means you can buy a couple of pairs to try IMO. The Riley and Nicos are personal favorites.

Lace Cami I wit & whimsy

My favorite lace trim cami. I’ve had this as a staple in my wardrobe for years and years. I own the black and the white. Size M.

Cozy Casual Winter Outfit I wit & whimsy

These Commando Faux Leather Leggings. Perfect for pairing with oversized cozy sweaters at home and for around town. Size M.

Shopbop Favorites I Own



They’re offering up to 60% off markdowns which will be some of the best savings available this season! Many favorite styles will sell out and once they’re gone, they wont be getting restocked.

Some of my Everlane staples:

Everlane Boots and Blazers I wit & whimsy

This blazer (size 2) I own in 4 colors. Size down!

Best Coats for Women

My Everlane puffer coat for winter. Size S.

Everlane Half Zip and Jenni Kayne Shearling Mules | Gift Ideas for Yourself

This half zip sweater. Size M.

Inez Mila Boot Fall Outfit | Gift Ideas for Yourself

This sweater. Size M.

Easy Every Day Everlane Outfit | Gift Ideas for Yourself

This staple alpaca sweater. Wearing a M.


Ann Taylor

Their semi-annual sale has nearly the whole site 40% off including 300+ just added styles.

Credo Beauty

Credo Beauty is closing out the year with a bang—with up to 50% off select clean beauty products. Shop the sale to catch deals on favorites like Taos Aer, W3LL PEOPLE, Herbivore, BYBI Beauty and much more. 


Up to 70% off loads of cute pieces as part of their After Christmas sale. Definitely worth browsing if you still need a NYE look sent quickly or have a trip coming up that you’d like some new pieces for.

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Don’t forget you can shop my closet here. Finally, if you spotted things you wanted in my 2023 gift guides, many may be on sale now so you can peruse them all here.

Happy shopping, friends and wishing you all a wonderful new year!

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  1. Amanda says:

    Just go the Inez Paz 70 boots in Ginger for Christmas – could not believe how comfortable they are!!! Thank you so much for sharing this brand, I cannot wait to wear these 🙂

    Love and look forward to all of your posts !

  2. Tina says:

    Is there a code for Jenni Kayne?

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