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The Headphones, Sparkly Clutch and Leather Jacket Alyssa Wants for the Holidays

Let's face it, holiday shopping isn't just about shopping for others.

The holiday season really snuck up on me this year. I just got married a couple of weeks ago, so the excitement/anxiety/celebrations that my family and I have experienced this month are off the charts, and my hand will probably fall off from writing thank you notes before I get around to sending out Season's Greeting cards to my friends and loved ones (sorry, guys!).

But just because Christmas hasn't been on the top of my mind doesn't mean I don't have a wish list ready to go — it is the most wonderful time of the year for a shopping lover, after all. Many of the items I'm lusting after are real investment pieces, like a fur-collared leather jacket and a glittery clutch that I haven't stopped thinking about for months, so in a dream world, I'd wake up to just one of the below items wrapped up with a gorgeous bow right next to my bed on Christmas morning. And if someone wants to email this to my new husband — hi, Jon! — a couple of times, that'd be great.

1. Lace-up cotton sweater, $345, available at Net-a-Porter.
Who says Christmas sweaters have to be ugly? I love getting knitwear during the holidays, especially if it’s as chic as this sailor-inspired option from Tibi.

2. Tomas Maier for Diptyque candle, $65, available at Tomas Maier.
I usually treat myself to one of Diptyque’s wonderful perfumed candles during the holiday season, and this year I am particularly fond of the beach-themed, black and white ones that the brand created in partnership with designer Tomas Maier.

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3. Linea No. 1 headphones, $149.99, available at Caeden.
I am a sucker for well-designed "fashion headphones," and this white and rose gold pair really caught my eye — I swear it’s not just because Soo Joo Park stars in the ad campaign, either.

4. Edie Parker minnie acrylic box clutch, $995, available at Net-a-Porter.
The "something borrowed" at my wedding was a pearlized white Edie Parker clutch (see above) and it pained me to give it back. Now I just need to find a generous Christmas benefactor to buy me one of my own!

5. Coach urban hiker boot, $395, available at Coach.The lug sole, the shearling, the tied-up lace detail in the back … I don’t know how I don’t own these boots already.

6. Rainer structured moto jacket, $685, available at The Arrivals.
This is the leather jacket my dreams are made of. I would be the happiest girl in the world if I woke up to this on Christmas morning (hint hint EVERYONE I KNOW).