Here, we’ve gathered the most giftable options to share its luxury with everyone on your list, from Fleur Du Mal’s new men’s pajama line to Balenciaga’s ruffled eye mask.
Easily the most collectible (and transportable, for those shipping holiday cheer this year) accessory, silk scarves are also universally appropriate gifts. For a relative, a coworker, or an unapologetic label-lover, statement scarves are the designer flourish that won’t overwhelm.
As mentioned, silk hair accessories walked Gucci’s celebrity Walk of Fame runway this month, and the days of the designer scrunchie are upon us. Silk naturally benefits hair by preventing snagging and breakage, making Grace Eleyae’s Sephora-favorite turbans and Silke London’s hair ties easy choices. And for those who want to try the TikTok sensation of heatless curls, Lilysilk’s curling band twirls lengths up overnight to create soft spirals by morning.
The handheld gift is a slick choice, and it’s as much a pièce de résistance as a practical staple. The rise of bucket bags has opened the door for satiny pouches that capture every designer’s dream. Mark Cross’s classic Grace box bag offers a silk bandana cover, and Burberry’s drawstring pouch is the softest option to sling on—and around—while shimmying one’s way across the holiday party dancefloor.
For the life of the party, crystal-coated accessories, like NUÉ’s cult-favorite rhinestone bra top and crystal belt, have become staples amongst the very stylish of late. Unsurprisingly, silky smooth strength is exactly what’s required as a base for the brightest trend in town. On the shoulder, the lavender-tinted joy of Benedetta Bruzziches crystal-embellished mignon bag is palpable. On the neck, Tiffany & Co.’s neo-vintage tassel necklace strings rock crystals on threads of silk for an otherworldly level of luxe.
Homebodies and home decor buffs will delight in an ultra-soft upgrade. A silk-blend throw or silk velvet jewelry box can step into the fold without the chance of a design clash, while a Pucci cushion provides a subtle moment of escapism. Consider a silk rug, like Free People’s vintage Voyage Cactus version or Ssense’s exclusive Zouzou collaboration, as a clever gift for nesting newlyweds.
For those mystified by the silk pillow 2.0 revolution, insiders provide a bit of context: “Silk benefits the skin due to its breathable nature,” says Zhang. “It easily absorbs moisture in the air, helps keep our skin hydrated, and the breathable fabric also helps mitigate our body temperature.” The same impact for skin relates to hair, which explains Balmain Paris Hair Couture launching its own mulberry silk version of the trend.
Loungewear for Everywhere—and Everyone
Pajamas for day, whether slipping around Paris Fashion Week or working from home, are the lifestyle gift worth sharing and experiencing. Sleeper’s bestselling shirred top creates an even silkier riff on the Nap Dress, while Fred Segal and Fleur Du Mal’s versions are essentially unisex. Gift them now, borrow them later.
Luxe Robes and Wraps
The silk robe is a timeless dressing gown; the silk robe coat, like Rianna + Nina’s one-of-a-kind vintage patchwork vision, is a 24/7 style choice. Rodarte’s polka dot iteration dances the line for fashionphiles, and Olivia Von Halle is being touted as one of the most popular newcomers in the space, with silky loungewear printed with clouds, cats, and astrological symbols for all.
Elevated Eye Masks
Once a niche accessory for the very sleepy and superfans of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, eye masks are the design house’s favorite new canvas. Balenciaga’s black silk ruffles, Fendi’s reversibles, and Bernadette’s floral confections are all proof that fashion’s grind culture has officially been replaced by a celebration of restorative rest.
Frills and Thrills
Who wouldn’t want to slide into a set of Off-White silk slippers? What’s more festive than Dries van Noten’s lurex and silk-blend bomber jacket as an alternative to tinsel? Vintage YSL calls to the classicist, while Saint Laurent’s bow tie provides a modern, unisex flourish. And gloves, whether billed as Lilysilk’s sun protectants or Valentino’s finishing touch on a black-tie look, are the year’s most surprising hit.
Softer, Stronger Beauty
Silk is a beauty power move: Chanel’s newest night mask addition to its Le Lift collection relies on “smoothing” silk proteins. For texture that matches its ingredients, Leonor Greyl infuses hydrolyzed silk into its French hair mask. The liquid silk found in Tatcha’s creams has made them international bestsellers, while Francis Kurkdjian’s eau de parfum nod to silk as an entire mood is already sold out on several platforms (it is, after all, from the same perfumer that created the year’s cultiest, Rihanna-sanctioned scent Baccarat Rouge).