Kwanzaa, Christmas, Hanukkah, Christmakkah, Festivus—no matter which holiday (or holidays) you celebrate (or don’t!) this time of year, Secret Santa is one tradition no one should miss out on. From the flutter you feel in picking out that oh-so-right present, to the excitement of tearing into that colorful paper and finding out what you’ll be taking home with you, there’s nothing like a round of Secret Santa to get anyone in the holiday spirit.

We decided to elevate the style quotient of the beloved gifting game by enlisting ten of today’s top designers as players. But before we get to the unwrapping, a few things you should know: Some of these folks have never met, others have been friends for decades. There was no budget because a budget is, well, a buzz kill. And lastly, none of the designers know who’s doing the shopping. This is, after all, called Secret Santa for a reason. The big reveal is below and fingers crossed, they like their gifts! Scroll on to see who’ll be cleaning up in the presents department this year, then head over to Barneys to cross a few items off your own gifting list.

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“I’ve known Jen for a long time, and she has always been the epitome of understated chic, wearing pieces that are simple, cool, beautifully crafted, but somehow seem like she’s had forever. Her jewelry is the same—she makes pieces you want to wear every day, that make a subtle statement, are elegant and timeless, yet designed with just enough of a twist, whether sentimental, ironic, or simply cool. She has put her own modern spin on the idea of jewelry as heirloom—pieces a mother and daughter, best friends, or partners would share and wear every day forever. I’d love to see her in our long flannel kimono with vintage denim trim, only because to me, it embodies the same attitude. A fresh take on familiar fabrics, faded, worn, and a statement of simple, relaxed elegance. I could see Jen or any woman wearing her jewelry with this piece.” – Greg Lauren

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GREG LAUREN thedrop@barneys: Plaid Flannel & Denim Long Kimono

“Lucky for me, my Secret Santa partner is Lisa Perry—an incredible friend and one of the most stylish, beautiful people I know. I picked one of my favorite pieces from my collection for Lisa: the Diamond Lapis Inlay Heart necklace. It’s chic and colorful, just like her! xo” – Jennifer Meyer

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JENNIFER MEYER White Diamond & Lapis Lazuli Heart Pendant Necklace

“Knowing Sander’s last collection for Sies Marjan was almost entirely pink, my guess is he really likes pink—which makes us kindred spirits! I also would guess Sander has to travel quite a lot, so I choose as my gift to him the Lisa Perry color-blocked hot pink and red cashmere travel set. I hope he is comfy and cozy when using it! Happy holidays to Sander and to all.” – Lisa Perry

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LISA PERRY Colorblocked Cashmere Travel Set

“I’ve always thought of Frederic Malle as a real gentleman—someone with exquisite taste. And in my opinion, a real gentleman with exquisite taste should have a silk pajama set to sleep in!”- Sander Lak

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BARNEYS NEW YORK Polka Dot Silk Pajama Set

“From Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, I would give Andrea Musc Ravageur in a travel spray, 3 of my Laguna B candles—black, white and yellow—and our Iris Hand Cream. As for other things, I would get her this pencil sharpener, as I am obsessed with having my own pencils sharpened before starting to draw, and the notebook that I have always with me, in case I have a bright idea. And chocolate that I am addicted to!” – Frédéric Malle

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CHOCOLAT MODERNE Mixed Nuts Dark Chocolate Bar / FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Iris Hand Cream / SMYTHSON “Bright Ideas” Wafer Notebook / FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Musc Ravageur / EL CASCO Pencil Sharpener / FRÉDÉRIC MALLE Saint Des Saints Laguna B Candle

“I was thinking how travel has inspired Esteban and the impact it has on his work, so wanted to pick something that supported this. I love old-world and trunk-inspired travel cases and could see them going all over the world with him.” – Andrea Lieberman

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GUCCI Floral- & Animal-Print Weekender Bag / GLOBE-TROTTER Centenary 20″ Carry-On Trolley

“One of my favorite places in the world! Hoping Yoon can be inspired by the bohemian energy of this special place that is so close to my heart. xx” – Esteban Cortazar

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ASSOULINE Ibiza Bohemia

“Nothing gives a more cozy vibe then a cute Teddy bear! Season’s greetings to Patrick from Tokyo!” – Yoon Ahn

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AMBUSH thedrop@barneys: Teddy Bear Charm Necklace
“For Natalie, I chose a 1979 vintage gold Rolex with a coral dialI guess I am feeling generous this year! Such a beautiful piece. The coral face with the aged yellow gold is a strong statement, and one that Natalie—with her eye for color—will no doubt wear well. So Merry Christmas Natalie, from sunny Tamarama beach in Sydney.” – Patrick Johnson

“Secretly, I am projecting—I want this hat for myself. Isn’t that how most people shop? I think Greg would fare well in this hat, though. It’s practical AND cute, like him!” – Natalie Joos

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CROWN CAP Fur-Trimmed Wool Trapper Hat

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