We’ve offered up our official gift guide in our holiday issue and have been sharing gift advice on Rue Daily as well, but since this is the first week of December, our editorial team wanted to give a peek into our personal wish lists, too. Today I’m offering up my wish list, but check back Wednesday for Kelli’s picks and Friday for Victoria’s. If anyone of these were to end up under my tree… let’s just say I’d feel like I’d been a very good girl. 

My most requested items always fit into three categories- clothing, jewelry, or home décor. While for most, a strappy dress is a strange Christmas present, here in the Bay Area I have to be ready for weird 75-degree February days. And until then I’ll layer this dress with a slim turtleneck. Those who love me know jewelry is always a winning plan – I’d suggest this black diamond open ring or (more affordably) these marble-inspired earrings.

Speaking of marble, I’d love to give my living room a bit of an update. I’d start with a statement-making onyx side table to go next to the sofa and add in a detailed leather chair. A cozy throw in a summer-tones will keep me feeling California vibes all winter and then can do double-duty at the beach in the summer. My husband is always trying to add one more plant to our home so would approve of a rattan bowl stand planter.

My number one request though? A great new cookbook. I try to cook most nights of the week and am always looking for inspiration. Alison Roman’s debut cookbook is full of easy-to-execute, flavorful recipes that will no doubt inspire many dinner parties in 2018.

  1. Earrings // 2. Dress // 3. Onyx side table // 4. Cookbook // 5. Chair // 6. Planter // 7. Ring // 8. Throw