The Last-Minute Holiday Gifts Shape Editors Are Buying (for Themselves)

Made a list, checked it twice — here's what made the cut for Shape editors this year.

We independently research, test, review, and recommend the best products—learn more about our process. If you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.

Gift Guide
Hotel Lobby / Girlfriend Collective / Elyse Breanne Design.

From a fitness tracker ring that doubles as a stylish accessory to supportive, comfy sports bras, add these must-have gifts handpicked by Shape staffers to your shopping list ASAP.

01 of 10

Girlfriend Strappy Bra

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Girlfriend Collective.

Buy It: Girlfriend Juliet Strappy Bra, $42, girlfriend.com

"I've been searching for a sports bra that's supportive enough to throw on for strength training workouts or walks around my neighborhood, yet cute enough to wear to the grocery store and breakfast dates — and this strappy bra from Girlfriend Collective fits the bill. The buttery soft fabric offers UPF 50 protection, is made of recycled plastic bottles, and comes in neutral shades. I've already put two of them on my list!" — Megan Falk, assistant editor

02 of 10

Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Wander Beauty.

Buy It: Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks, $38, sephora.com

"As much fun as the holidays are, this time of year is not exactly known for beauty sleep. The Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Eye Masks help me fake my way through early mornings, even when I may have been a little too festive the night before. Bonus: They come in a variety of colors and make adorable stocking stuffers, so I stock up on a few at a time and keep them handy for last-minute gifting situations. One for you, one for me..." — Kristen Geil, senior fitness editor

03 of 10

Glides Up Inflatable Paddleboard

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Gilde.

Buy It: Glide Sup Inflatable Paddle Board, $899, glidesup.com

"I've been eyeing the Glides Up 02 inflatable paddle board for years, and it's 50% off right now! I can't wait to try it out during an upcoming vacation. Shout out to all the Capricorns out there who celebrate their birthday during the holiday season. This packable board is great for ocean paddleboarding as well as lakes. This year I'm heading somewhere tropical for my birthday, and this is definitely going to make it into my carry-on." — Marietta Alessi, social media director

04 of 10

Youth To The People Minis Kit

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Youth to the People.

Buy It: Youth to the People 6 Piece Minis Kit, $55, youthtothepeople.com

"One of the pitfalls of holiday travel is leaving behind your favorite skin-care products that won't make it through airport security in your carry-on. That's why I want to treat myself to mini versions of a few of my go-tos from Youth to the People. This kit comes with the brand's cleanser, moisturizer, eye serum, eye cream, facial oil, and resurfacing mask. They're all gentle on the skin and ideal for use in new climates. Best of all, these mini versions still come packaged in eco-friendly glass, which you'll find with full-size Youth the People products." — Christie Calucchia, news editor

05 of 10

Elyse Breanne Design Cactus Blooms Paint by Numbers Kit

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Elyse Breanne Design.

Buy It: Elyse Breanne Design Cactus Blooms Paint by Numbers Kit, $55, elysebreannedesign.com

"I have a 2023 goal to develop more screen-free hobbies — TV and TikTok scrolls have lost their sparkle for me. Although TikTok introduced me to this female-owned small business, I want to take my interest off the app with this Paint by Numbers Kit. The artwork was created by owner Elyse Breanne and features easy-to-follow, beautiful floral motifs. I've got my eye on the Cactus Blooms or Sangria Florals designs." — Shannon Bauer, senior commerce editor

06 of 10

Oura Ring Horizon Gen3 in Gold

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Oura Ring.

Buy It: Oura Ring Horizon Gen3 in Gold, $500, ouraring.com

"I'm actually shocked I haven't tried the Oura ring yet, but this latest design — the Horizon — officially sold me. I've tried a billion fitness trackers and watches, but have never found one that I've been able to stick with every day. I inevitably find that I want to wear a different watch or a bracelet, but this pretty gold ring is sure to solve that problem. I'm excited to check out the metrics without feeling like I'm wearing an activity monitor." — Alyssa Sparacino, editorial director

07 of 10

Ruggable Jonathan Adler Inkdrop Lapis Blue Rug

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Ruggable.

Buy It: Ruggable Jonathan Adler Inkdrop Lapis Blue Rug, $279, ruggable.com

"I have lived on my own for a few years now, but most of my furniture is still hand-me-downs or from IKEA. It fit my budget and needs at the time, but I'm slowly upgrading to quality pieces that better align with my style. I've been lusting after a Ruggable Rug after I saw how great the quality was at a friend's apartment, and I finally bit the bullet on Black Friday. I love that they are machine washable with a low pile that sits nicely under furniture and doors. The Jonathan Adler Inkdrop design matches my navy dresser and brings me one step closer to a bedroom sanctuary that really feels like mine." — Bauer

08 of 10

Aritzia Terry Fleece Mega Sweatpant

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Aritzia.

Buy It: Aritzia Terry Fleece Mega Sweatpant, $70, aritzia.com

"To me, this time of year is about extremes, so you’ll either catch me in a sparkly little number or my coziest loungewear. And on those days when comfort is the priority, it doesn’t get better than a baggy fleece sweatpants. I’m eyeing these pants in the white shade, but they come in a lot of other colors. Everything’s available in short, regular, and tall lengths, which is great because who wants to take sweatpants to a tailor?" — Renee Cherry, associate editor

09 of 10

Caroline Herrera Mini Good Girl Eau de Parfum Set

Courtesy of Good Girl

Buy It: Caroline Herrera Mini Good Girl Eau de Parfum Set, $35, sephora.com

"This year was all about building out a perfume collection that envied the counters in the mall, but most importantly made me feel just as good as they smell. One of those scents is Carolina Herrera's Good Girl Perfume, which smells absolutely divine alone or layered with another scent. It also looks so chic and sleek on my countertop — the bottle resembles a stiletto shoe that's so swoon-worthy. This particular set comes with the original scent and the sister scent 'Very Good Girl.' I feel so confident while wearing this scent and 10/10 recommend to anyone looking to add to their fragrance collection." — Sha Spencer, beauty editor

10 of 10

Hotel Lobby Candle

Gift Guide
Courtesy of Hotel Lobby.

Buy It: Hotel Lobby Holiday Candle, $59, hotellobbycandle.com

"I am a self-proclaimed candle connoisseur, and I regret to inform you that the viral Hotel Lobby candles live up to the hype. The Holiday candle is a no-brainer for cozy winter days, with notes of evergreen and balsam fir that feel both fresh and cozy. Plus, the vessel is gorgeous enough to reuse once I burn the candle completely down." — Geil

Was this page helpful?
Related Articles