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8 Influencer-Approved Holiday Gifts

Who better to turn to for trendy gift ideas than the ones creating the trends in the first place? This holiday season, consider these unique picks in fashion, fragrance, home, and tech from eight Instagram tastemakers.


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By KrisAnne Madaus


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Chinyere’s Pick: PrettyLittleThing Toffee Vinyl Heeled Sock Boots

When fashion and lifestyle idol Chinyere Adogu proclaims it “officially boots season,” we bow down. Her holiday gift pick pairs her pageantry roots with her chic city-slicker style. Take the title of gifting queen with these vinyl heeled boots from PrettyLittleThing—perfect for the glam giftee on your list.

$39.00 or 4 payments of $17.00*

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Moti’s Pick: Tom Ford Ombre Leather Fragrance

For grooming G.O.A.T. Moti Ankari, it’s all about the details, and the finishing touch to any look is a fine fragrance. Lucky for us, he’s sharing his go-to scent for the last five years. “You can trust me,” he says “Ombre Leather by Tom Ford will make a fantastic gift. Sweet yet smokey—it’s a seasonless fragrance.” Gift this scent to your decadent dude.

$136.00 or 4 payments of $34.00*


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Brian’s Pick: Zara Hooded Padded Parka

Baby it’s cold outside, and Brian Morr knows it. The Long Island native is giving us “are you from New York even?!” with his winter essentials pick: a black puffer parka from Zara. “This coat falls down past your hips so you know it’ll keep you so warm and covered.” A cozy staple for whoever gives you the warm fuzzies.

$149.00 or 4 payments of $37.25*



Christine’s Pick: Le Labo Santal 26 Candle

SoCal gal Christine Kong has a knack for discovering quality home and lifestyle items that won’t break the bank. This year, the sophisticated mom of three recommends a simple (and slightly bougie) gift that everyone will love—the cult-favorite Le Labo Santal 26. In her words, it’s perfect for everyone “from hostesses, to friends, to teachers, and even your man.” Luxe tip: it can be personalized, too.

$78.00 or 4 payments of $19.50*



Kimberly Anne’s Pick: Our Place Always Pan

Wherever Kimberly Anne goes, playful colors follow. Her lighthearted aesthetic extends to her kitchen, where she says the multifunctional Our Place Always Pan replaced all her other pots and pans. “It can braise, steam, strain, fry, boil, you get the picture! It’s also cute enough to be used as a serving platter.” Brighten your favorite chef’s day with a variety of color choices.

$145.00 or 4 payments of $36.25*

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Christian’s Pick: diptyque Pine Tree Candle

Christian Bendeck’s bold style is evident in his gift-giving. This year, he suggests commemorating the season with a limited-edition candle from luxury perfumer diptyque. The Pine Tree Candle’s distinct aromatic pines and touch of open fire will “light up your home with coziness.” Great kindling for your perfect match.

$42.00 or 4 payments of $10.50*



Bobby’s Pick: Sony Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones

Fun-loving fitness fellow Bobby Hicks always pairs his workouts with an upbeat playlist. His Sony Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones help him tune in and focus on his kettlebells, and could be just the right thing to help you bring the jingle bells all the way to your loved ones this holiday season.

$248.99 or 4 payments of $69.99*


Ashley’s Pick: Kindle Oasis

LA cool girl Ashley Cassidy’s on-the-go lifestyle requires tech that can keep up. This summer, she used Zip to buy a Kindle Oasis and says, many books later, that “it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made all year! It’s so lightweight and compact that I can bring it everywhere with me.” File under required gifting for readers.

$279.99 or 4 payments of $69.99*



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About the author
KrisAnne Madaus

KrisAnne Madaus is a NY-based copy and content writer at Zip who has served various clients in the tech, data analytics, and consulting arenas throughout her writing career. She enjoys creating content that helps business leaders foster innovation in retail, ecommerce, and management.