S/ Magazine Editors Share Their Ultimate Holiday Wish List

Our gatherings may be smaller this year, but our holiday mood is as big as ever! The team at S/ is delighted to share a roundup of thoughtful gift ideas (each as unique as the editors who curated them) that are sure to inspire and add beauty to your home for years to come. From winter-ready fashion to beautiful coffee table books, there’s plenty of options to place under your tree. Below, our editors share what’s topping theirs this season.


“In the absence of travel this holiday season, I plan on bringing a bit of escapism and wonder to my wardrobe and home. This means lounging around in voluminous resort dresses in vibrant hues, getting lost in as many photography books as possible, and channelling my inner chef.”

Blouson silk-crepon maxi dress, Matteau, net-a-porter.com, $1,299; Calfskin & Grosgrain High Boots in Black, Chanel, price upon request; Africamericanos, Artbook | D.A.P., Goodee, $67; Birdy Plate, Alyssa Goodman, $85; Sueded Oud, KANDL, $125; 5.3L Round French Oven in Artichaut, Le Creuset, $460.


“This holiday season, I am most enthusiastic about gifts that will complement my prolonged bout of domesticity. Whether it’s an off-kilter alternative pop album to blare whilst working from my home office, an indulgent pair of plush slippers, or an ambrosial cologne, these items will augment this temporary lifestyle adjustment.”

Letter D Baseball Cap, Province of Canada, $54; Good Sad Happy Bad Shade, Textile Records, $20; Sunday Cologne, Byredo, holtrenfrew.com, $350; Red Velvet Home Loafers; Balenciaga, ssense.com, $595; Atlas of Brutalist Architecture, Phaidon Press, farfetch.com, $244.


“When planning for gifts this year, I was seeking the balance between want and need. Sturdy winter boots, a casserole dish, and a journal to help me self-reflect seemed like needs after this peculiar year, whereas colourful candles fall under an aesthetically pleasing want.”

Mixed Striped Eco Dinner Candles Set, Designed in Colour, $36; Saam Tortoise Yellow Sunglasses, Lexxola, $295; Heart Cocotte, Le Creuset, $270; Mid Chelsea Boot, Ganni, $625; Human Being Journal, Mahara Mindfulness, $48.


“This holiday season, I’m making a more conscious effort to shop locally and find more ways to enhance my time at home. With the new year shortly arriving, I look forward to experimenting in the kitchen and sprucing up my WFH space with cheerful items to help boost productivity.”

Knitted Wool-Cotton Jacket, COS, $135; Raawii Strøm Collection Bowl Large, 313 Design Market, $165; Hand & Body Wash, F. Miller, $45; Always Pan, Our Place, $145; Nesso Table Lamp, MoMA Design Store, $550.