What Fivestory Founder Claire Distenfeld Is Gifting for the Holidays

This girl is thorough: She's got suggestions for the beauty-, travel-, and exercised-obsessed.
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This girl is thorough: She's got suggestions for the beauty-, travel-, and exercised-obsessed.

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Holiday shopping can be intimidating for everyone: From finding the right picks to wrapping up the gifts, there’s pressure to get things just right for the people we love. So we thought we’d ask our favorite fashion tastemakers to tell us what they’re gifting this season — feel free to steal their ideas!

Oh to be on Fivestory founder Claire Distenfeld's holiday list. She's one of those attentive types, the kind who will sweetly give you something you might have mentioned six months ago, maybe over an otherwise inconsequential Sunday brunch. "My radar is always on," she says. "I love listening to people talk about something they really want -- and then forget about -- and surprising them later."

Plus, as the woman behind one of the Upper East Side's coolest and most thoughtfully edited luxury boutiques, Distenfeld has the advantage of constantly being in the market for beautiful new things. "I'm very much a year-round gift shopper," she says. "If I see a great present or card for someone in June, I'll buy it and harvest it until the holiday season." Not to mention money is occasionally of no object. "I'm more excitement-focused," she shares. "I'll bend the rules if I know someone will love something."

Check out Distenfeld's picks ahead, and don't miss a single gift guide on our Pinterest.

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