This Store Is My Best-Kept Secret for Holiday Gifting

It has an amazing selection of jewelry and accessories.

I have a confession to make: I’m not the most creative gifter. It might sound blasphemous coming from a Real Simple editor—and trust me, I have no problem coming up with a roundup of presents that are perfect for your mom, dad, husband, boyfriend, grandma, best friend, etc. But it’s a different story when I have to find something for my own near and dear ones. Yes, I ultimately practice what I preach and get them gifts that I recommended in a story—and yet perhaps it’s stage fright, or my affinity for overthinking everything, but I’m indecisive until the very end (or days before Christmas).

Luckily for me, I have a favorite store that’s my go-to when it comes to getting gifts for my best girlfriends. It’s Cost Plus World Market. And no, I don’t get my friends furniture and rugs for Christmas. World Market isn’t just a store that sells everything you need to decorate your house or apartment at affordable prices. It also has a wide selection of unique clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

I guarantee you’ll find something for even your pickiest friend here—some pieces are globally-inspired, others are ultra glam with a lot of flair, and others are basics that you’ll want to keep in your wardrobe forever. One year I got everyone scarves in different designs—tasseled, knit, and infinity versions. Another year, I got everyone different pairs of delicate, dangly earrings or a set of bangles.

And while I’m shopping, I make sure to get a little something for myself, because aren’t the holidays about treating yourself, too? Everything is at an affordable price point, so I don’t feel too guilty. A year ago, I purchased a pair of delicate gold hoop earrings for under $20 that I continue to get compliments on all the time. When I told one of my fellow editors, Katie, that I got them from World Market, she was surprised and even suggested I write this article to let you guys in on the secret.

Take a look at some picks I’m thinking of getting my friends this year below and see more at worldmarket.com. Right now there’s 10 percent off everything on the site with the code JOLLY10.

1

Gold Labradorite Crystal Hoops

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These won’t weigh you down like some statement earrings do, so you can wear it with just about anything, like jeans and a t-shirt or an LBD. The tiny glass beads add some extra sparkle.

To buy: $15; worldmarket.com.


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Navy Chunky Tassel Scarf

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Tassels are having a moment right now, so why not gift your most trendy friend a tasseled scarf that’s also chunky and cozy?

To buy: $30; worldmarket.com.


3

Blush Mixed Knit Pom Hat

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Everyone needs a cozy hat to fight off chilly temps—even if they live in a city with a mild climate. The pom pom at the top makes it even more fun. (There’s also a matching scarf, if you want to make it a set.)

To buy: $15; worldmarket.com.