"Trendy" is one of those words that has the power to both attract and repel. We're all influenced (by aptly named influencers, but also our family and friends) all the time to test out a new coffee shop, boot brand, and even the way we do our makeup. And when it comes to giving gifts, there's a thin line — you want to deliver something that feels of-the-moment, yet won't be passé by early 2020. We all want the 2019 It-items that will stick around — trendy gifts that aren't overly so.
It may be impossible to stop your grandparents from simply sending you home with the annual pair of hand-knit socks, but others sliding a little something your way may be slightly more swayable. To help you navigate exactly what to ask for, TZR's editors are all listing off the gifts they've been inspired to ask for themselves, thanks to their peers and yes, the internet. Included in the list is plenty of clothing, but there are also a number of pieces that you may not actually wear on your body, but have been resoundingly embraced by the fashion crowd — books and cookware included. Read about it all below.
Suiting trends just keep getting better and better, but the hourglass blazer silhouette is one of my favorite iterations. I find that many of the trendy oversized blazers sadly just swallow me, but this shape allows me to feel like a cool fashion girl without being overtaken by fabric. — Anna Buckman, Shopping News Editor
I recently learned about this super chic cocktail mixer that's literally to alcohol what Keurig is to coffee and I need Santa to deliver to my apartment ASAP. From Old Fashions to margaritas, this magic machine will make the perfect cocktail with the press of a button. — Angela Melero, Deputy Editor
I typically have flowers in my room because I feel as they brighten my mood, so a luxe vase is a must. I have other trendy, pink pastel accents throughout my space so this option will pair perfectly with the decor I already own. Plus it'll look chic even if I don't have flowers in it. — Kelsey Stewart
I've never been described as "zen" but living in New York, I've found that yoga classes have become important for both stress relief and dealing with the aches and pains of running for subway trains all the time. Sky Ting's retreats are always to dreamy locations like southern Italy and Costa Rica and I love the idea of a vacation with a little extra wellness built in. — Aemilia Madden