It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays, and as celebrations plans come together, there’s no better time than the present to organize your gifting ideas. Our team has already scoped out Barneys’ fabulous assortment for inspiration, so we asked our buyers and editors to highlight their most thoughtful picks for friends, family, and loved ones. Plus, if their own secret shoppers happen to be reading, there are some inclusions for their own wish-lists, too. Scroll on and get shopping to explore these festive options for all.


Melissa Gallagher
SVP/ DMM Men’s Footwear, Accessories, and Home

NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK The Essential Marilyn Monroe: The Bed Print: Milton H. Greene: 50 Sessions

“Marilyn Monroe is such an icon, which is why we’re so excited to have the privilege of selling this stunning limited edition book that comes with an original and limited-edition signed print from the estate of Milton Greene, the photographer. One of my best friends is huge fan of Marilyn, and he would absolutely love to have one these in his stocking. I wouldn’t be disappointed to receive one either—truly a special piece.”

Annie Chen
VP/DMM Women’s Developing Designer

VALENTINO GARAVANI Rockstud Spike Small Shoulder Bag

“This sexy little Valentino bag touches on a key trend for the season—velvet. I love the unexpected hue and the delicate chain strap. This accessory adds attitude to any look and is a standout gift for a lucky person on your ‘nice’ list this year!”

Benjamin Jackson
Managing Editor

ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG Voltage Chapter Bookends / ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG Voltage Ice Bucket / ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG Voltage Acrylic Large Candy Bowl / ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG Voltage Tamarind Acrylic 3-Part Bowl / ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG Voltage Bloomin’ Tall Vase / ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG Voltage Acrylic Petite Candy Bowl / Voltage Acrylic Coaster Set / ALEXANDRA VON FURSTENBERG Voltage Soulmate Acrylic Tray

“My holiday season inevitably contains quite a few cocktail parties, tree-trimming soirées, and all-around festive occasions. Being the good Midwestern boy I am, I was always taught not to arrive empty-handed, and any host or hostess would thrill to receive these entertaining accessories by Alexandra Von Furstenberg. The coasters, trays, and candy dishes will clearly help ensure that their next party will be all the more merry and bright!”

Marina Larroudé
Fashion Director

ALAÏA Bag and Heels available at the Barneys New York Madison Avenue store

“While I’d take any Alaïa at any time of the year, for Christmas I wouldn’t mind having these two pieces under the tree. This is the first season that Mr. Alaïa is using yellow in his bags, and it’s such a happy color that truly brightens any outfit. Plus, the red sandals—I mean, they were just love at first sight.”

Tom Kalenderian
EVP/GMM Mens & Chelsea Passage

DEVIALET Gold Phantom Sound System

From the moment we stepped foot into the immersive sound room at our Madison Avenue flagship to listen to the Devialet Phantom wireless speakers, we knew that what we were experiencing would change our perception of high fidelity audio forever. This is a multi-sensory concept that combines a highly sophisticated sleek design with the most powerful, clear sound imaginable. The Devialet Phantom is the ultimate gift for audiophiles.”

Amisha Sanghvi
Senior Director of CRM

FENDI Kan I Shoulder Bag

“Updated to bring some bling into the holiday season, Fendi’s classic Kan I shoulder bag is a brilliant way to accessorize any look. The combination of blush leather, gold hardware, and festive embellishments are sophisticated yet fun. Without a doubt, it will make any recipient the shining star of the evening.”

Paul Stephan
Director of Marketing & Special Projects

FREDS AT BARNEYS NEW YORK Coffee, Chocolate, & Mugs Gift Basket

Freds foods are the perfect way to take the iconic restaurant home with you, and these are easy, thoughtful gifts to bring to all your holiday parties. Beyond the beautiful packaging and equally delicious sweets, there’s my personal Freds favorite—the La Colombe XO Freds at Barneys New York. This exclusive coffee blend is sure to be enjoyed with its bold flavor and sleek black tin.”

Gurki Basra
Senior Buyer, Jewelry and Watches

SEVAN BIÇAKÇI Rose & Nightingale Intaglio Pendant Necklace / SEVAN BIÇAKÇ Pomegranate Intaglio Ring

“Pomegranates are a symbol of good luck and prosperity in a lot of cultures, and these gorgeous Sevan pieces convey that beautiful theme. I think his pieces are such a thoughtful gift to give—beautiful craftsmanship coupled with beautiful wishes!”

Tobi Sargent
VP/GM Beverly Hills


“This Calvin Klein bag is a fresh piece from a classic label. The clean lines make it accessible for any outfit, and the crystal embellishment will catch eyes at even the biggest holiday party. Gift this to the chicest woman in your life—especially if that’s you.”

Tomm Miller
SVP, Communications and Marketing

Similar GIANVITO ROSSI Ginger Satin Sandals

“Step up your gifting game with this Gianvito Rossi showstopper. Hint: my sisters may be seeing feathers this holiday season!”

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