When I think about luxurious, stylish gifts, I think about Neiman Marcus. I grew up anticipating the arrival of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book in the mail every November so I could pore over the pages upon pages of glamorous items and dream about one day being lucky enough to give or receive such things myself. Now that I'm grown, Neiman Marcus is one of the first places everyone on the PurseBlog staff turns to when it's time to treat one of our friends or loved ones. (Or, let's be real: sometimes ourselves, too.)
We're at the height of the holiday season, so we teamed up with our friends at Neiman Marcus to pick 21 gifts from the store's huge selection that would make anyone on our shopping lists feel loved. They range in price and scale from thoughtful hostess gifts to extravagant indulgences for the closest people in your life, and we think they'll provide a spark of inspiration when you set out to do your own shopping.
Check out our selections below and make sure to shop the full gift array at Neiman Marcus.
Hermès Le Bain Gift Soap Set
$66 via Neiman Marcus
This soap set has all the makings of a great gift for a friend, coworker or hostess: it's a little bit of unexpected luxury and an indulgence they might not splurge on for themselves.
Longchamp Monogram Le Pliage Tote
$145 via Neiman Marcus
The most successful gifts go the extra mile to let someone know you're thinking of them, which is exactly what monogramming or personalization does. Plus, Longchamp totes are super durable and useful.
Neiman Marcus NM Chocolate Chip Cookies
$28 via Neiman Marcus
The holidays aren't just about huge gifts; they're also an excellent time to let many people in your life know you appreciate them. This tin of cookies, baked from Neiman Marcus's own legendary recipe, is a delicious token of thanks.
Neiman Marcus NM Snowflake Marshmallows
$10 via Neiman Marcus
The holidays are a season of hot beverages and plentiful get-togethers, and these beautiful marshmallows would make a lovely hostess gift for a small party.
Prada Medium Top Handle Bag
$3,080 via Neiman Marcus
On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes you need to show your appreciation with Prada. Trust us on this one.
Renzo Romagnoli Poker Set
$385 via Neiman Marcus
A luxury poker set makes a perfect present: it's luxe, beautiful and something someone is unlikely to buy for themselves but would love to have.
Tumi 19 Degree Aluminum Short Trip Packing Case
$1,195 via Neiman Marcus
We all have that one family member who always seems to be heading off to someplace, either for business or pleasure. This chic, ultra-durable carry-on will make their trips all the more pleasurable, and they'll have your thoughtfulness to thank for it.
August Morgan Buzzed Cocktail Napkins
$36 via Neiman Marcus
Holiday party season is upon us, which means everyone needs a tidy spot to sit their champagne flutes. Why not offer a little humor as well?
O My Goodness 6 Christmas Party Sweater Cookies
$38 via Neiman Marcus
These incredibly detailed little treats would put a smile on anyone's face.
Beauty Blender NM Exclusive Red Stocking Stuffer
$25 via Neiman Marcus
For some people, the gift of a well-blended contour is the greatest gift of all.
Burberry Thomas Bear Check Cashmere Charm
$150 via Neiman Marcus
A bag charm is always a solid gift idea for an accessories lover because they're versatile and full of personality, and little guy is particularly charming.
Dior Limited Edition Total Eye Look Palette, Glow
$62 via Neiman Marcus
This full-service eye palette not only offers a versatile trio of eyeshadows that flatter all skin tones and eye colors, but it also includes a due of brow products to complete the look and define your face.
Neiman Marcus Silk Shortie Pajamas
$170 via Neiman Marcus
Luxe loungewear is my personal favorite type of gift: it's indulgent, it's comfortable and no one every really has enough.
Owl Have Another Cocktail Napkins, Set of 4
$36 via Neiman Marcus
A funny little pun, in giftable form.
Stella McCartney Lips iPhone 6 Case
$75 via Neiman Marcus
Don't ever underestimate the chic factor of a good iPhone case; after all, your phone is in your hand (and therefore part of your outfit!) so often.
Inverni Cashmere Cable Knit Beanie
$370 via Neiman Marcus
We're always big fans of accessories, but they make particularly good gifts when you're unsure of someone's clothing sizes but still want to treat them to something fashionable.
Kate Spade Scout Girls' Glittered Crossbody Bag
$148 via Neiman Marcus
This bring, fun piece from Kate Spade is the perfect purse for the young or simply young at heart.
Manolo Blahnik Velvet Hangisi Pumps
$965 via Neiman Marcus
Sex and the City made the Hangisi Pumps famous in blue satin, but this 2016 update in velvet feels like the most luxurious version yet. Who wouldn't want something this beautiful on their feet?
Neiman Marcus Cashmere Collection Short Silk-Trimmed Cashmere Robe
$325 via Neiman Marcus
Giving a woman the opportunity to wrap herself in cashmere the moment she steps out of bed is something she'll appreciate for years.
Steiff Teddy Bear with Star Suitcase
$50 via Neiman Marcus
This is not just any teddy bear: he comes with how own, super chic carrying case for the kid in your life who just has to travel in style. (Even if it's just from one end of the house to the other.)
The King's Subject Hippopotamus Pencil Holder
$55 via Neiman Marcus
This cute little desk accent will hold candy canes during the holidays and your pens and pencils year-round.