Holiday Gift Guide: ‘Tis The Season For Designer Collabs



From the elves who stock his shelves to the reindeer that help deliver the season’s stash, Saint Nick boasts a top-notch team of gifting greats. This year, many smart retailers are stealing Santa’s strategy, establishing posh partnerships to craft haute holiday goods. The following collaborations and capsule collections equal luxe, limited edition finds sure satisfy everyone on your wish list.

For more inspiration, check out our guides to Gifts That Give Back and Compassionate Gifts!





To: Runway Stalkers

Indulge the fashion obsessed for a lot less by snagging a pair of Preen x ALDO pumps. The very style was spotted strutting the catwalk at London Fashion Week, and is available in three seasonal shades.

Price Tag: $160, ALDO






To: Cool Creatives

A tad more down-to-earth (by four inches, to be exact), customizable kicks from Nike iD + Pendleton are great for adults or kids. Sporting the iconic Oregon mill’s prints, they pair perfectly with winter layers.

Price Tag: $125 – $200, Nike






To: Ice Queens

If her holidays are all about the sparkle, give your favorite gem junkie a glittering gift by Lulu Frost for J. Crew. Necklaces, earrings, and more mix vintage and modern inspiration.

Price Tag: $70+, J. Crew









To: Men Of Style

Shop the season’s most talked about collaboration, A New York Holiday by Shawn “Jay Z” Carter for Barneys New York, to curate a collection of pieces for any sartorially-inclined guy.

Price Tag: $70 – $1,000+, Barneys New York






To: Luxe Label Lovers

To please even the most discerning members of your list, we present avant garde scarves from Alexander McQueen’s partnership with Damien Hirst. The range includes nature-inspired designs featuring butterflies, spiders, and of course, stylish skulls.

Price Tag: $515 – $1,000+, Alexander McQueen





To: Your Beautiful Bestie

Lancôme Show teamed up with Alber Elbaz of Lanvin on palettes that’ll shine on all season long. Choose from blues, greens, or pinks, or bundle all three for bestie bonus points.

Price Tag: $51, Lancôme







To: Cutting-Edge Collectors

Hardly ugly sweater party material, Vivienne Westwood Loves + Johnston of Elgin cashmere crew necks are the ultimate in laid-back luxury. Coordinating lounge pants complete the punk p.j. look.

Price Tag: $745 & $900, Vivienne Westwood






All images via individual designers and retailers.