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Gift Guide: Our Editors’ picks for the 2023 holiday season

See what Editors Charmaine and Madison are shopping this year.

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Happy December. We thought we’d ring in the most festive month of the year appropriately — with holiday gift guides featuring our editors’ top present picks.

Scroll to shop, get inspired, and maybe even snag a locally made gift or two, courtesy of Charmaine’s and Madison’s exquisite taste.

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Thou Mayest Alter Ego, $17.50+ | “This one is for my husband. He’s sure to love its milk chocolate-y goodness.”

Purse Vase for Flowers, $44.99 | “I love purses and I love plants. That means this adorable planter is a no-brainer.”

Coffee and Book Posed Person Pots, $49.99 | “I feel like these two planters represent my husband and me. I’m always reading; he always has a cup of coffee. And we love doing nothing beside each other. They’re yin and yang buddies.”

Banana Nut Bread Candle, $18 | “Banana nut bread is my husband’s fav and I love candles. They make me calm and relaxed. So this gift is a must-have.”

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KC Football Classic Crew, $54 | “Sweatshirts are always better when they’re older, but if you can’t thrift the perfect piece, look for brands that offer the same timeless charm. I love this Chiefs sweatshirt that looks not only soft and comfy, but also stylish.”

Kansas State University Vintage Willie Dad Hat, $36 | “I come from a divided house — as a born K-Stater with a degree from Mizzou, I still like to wear my purple pride from time to time.”

Kansas City Pennant, $22 | “The Chiefs may be the biggest name in KC sports right now, but Kansas City will always be royal blue in my mind.”

“The Cat and the Fish” Risograph Print, $32.85 | “I love looking for risograph prints from small artists on Etsy. Bright colors and wacky designs are exactly my style and make such a fun, funky gift during the holidays.”

Mini Mood Ring, $21 | “Maybe I’m just a kid of the millenium, but mood rings are such a lovely throwback. This grown-up mood ring is an elegant twist on a childhood favorite.”

Green Plaid Dog Collar, $8+ | “I’m the oldest of three sisters and yet, the family dog is my mom’s favorite child. She’s dressed our pooch Nelson in one of these bowtie collars since his first Christmas and he now wears them year-round. (Check the photo reviews for this product if you need a winter serotonin boost, woof!)”

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Think we’d let the fun stop there? Shop even more editors’ picks, featuring the gifts our National Content team has their eyes on this month.

Brianna: “I’ve recently ditched the purse for a fanny pack to go totally hands-free while walking around town, which is why I’m eyeing these colorful fanny packs from Burlaep. (Pair it with this cute embroidered baseball cap and you’ve got a perfect city ‘fit.)”

Dayten: “We just moved, and I still have to build my reading nook: Methodical’s Ethiopian blend (which I’ve tried, and loved) and some elegant, renter-friendly decor.”

Emily: “I love waking up with a warm cup of chai tea in the morning — especially when it’s in a cute squirrel mug.”

Jessa: “Everyone loves a big fancy candle. Plus, get some decorative matches to... match.”

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