You know it’s holiday season when we launch our gift guide, full of color, playfulness, and of course, stripes. As always, our gift guide is broken down by category so you can easily shop for the kulest people in your life. From luxe gifts, to stocking stuffers, to gifts for men, kids, and furry friends, to special holiday looks, we are here to make gift giving and holiday dressing fun, easy, and successful. For our first O BOY installation, Nikki takes us on a tour of her personal picks and even gives us a few extra recommendations (including the best candle ever). We will pretty much be the best gift givers around.
To be confident that your recipient will love their gift, you can never go wrong with a KULE staple like our bestselling striped long sleeve or the playful and iconic Take Out tee. Nikki also loves the solid white Hutton shirt which would look quite good wrapped in a bow. It’s the perfect button down, tucked in or left out. Pair any of these with her favorite jeans from B Sides — the Plein — in one of their newest seasonal colorways, which Nikki herself is eying. Each is a gift that keeps giving with a million wears.
If you want to go a little bit luxe, Nikki says the Sinclair cardigan is a no brainer. We can barely keep it in stock, but replenished it for the holidays in camel, black, cream, and heather grey cozy cashmere. She says go with the camel colorway if you can’t decide. Plus, you can make it a superb Christmas morning outfit too with the matching cropped tank and joggers. Gift the cashmere a little lip color duo, like Nikki’s favorite liquid balms, which she says are thick but super nourishing (the jojoba, almond, and argan oils give it a great texture).
Nikki’s favorite sweater for the season is one of those novel luxury knits KULE is known for. In 100% cashmere and a mix of stripes (of course) it’s a staple and you may wind up keeping it for yourself. Worn over your cozy PJ’s would be a really perfect outfit for a cozy fireplace warm beverage of choice. Or if there is no fireplace, light this candle which Nikki says is the most amazing candle of all time. And on the note of luxury, she is personally eyeing this Repossi ring which happens to look really good with the aforementioned sweater….
For the really classic-dressing loved one in your life, Nikki says go for the Verne cream cable knit, the Banks striped chunky knit sweaters, or the silk McGraw button-down shirt. (Ed note: she wears each often). Each are really classic styles with a KULE twist. If you’re going for classics, a staple scent from this selection of perfumes Nikki loves from Frederic Malle.
For someone who knows how to have fun, Nikki suggests a playful sock from The Sock Bar to wear cross legged while playing a game of backgammon! She loves the boards from Sabah. Or take a page out of Edith Young’s book Color Scheme, a collection of color palettes spanning art history and pop culture that Nikki loves (and which is a beautiful coffee table book) and color palette with the multicolor Cole sweater. It’s a chunky oversized knit that’s relaxed but sophisticated.
To tie Nikki’s picks up with a bow, here are some really good stocking stuffers. Check out this crochet bandana which happens to double as a chic neck scarf. Or this cool and casual hooded dickey, in the same material as our extremely soft sweatshirts, which happens to look great paired with a crewneck sweater or tee. By the way, it’s a great accessory for flights. Hood up means do not disturb, right? Speaking of long flights… Nikki has confirmed that this natural deodorant works extremely well on a long flight and has hints of bergamot, pink lemon, orange blossom, and cardamom. Thank us later!
For more of NIkki’s picks, head to her full list of KULE gifts. And for all things gift giving, check out the KULE Gift Guide.