+ want // back friday & cyber monday roundup, 2016 edition.

November 24, 2016

The annual Black Friday/Cyber roundup is here. Most notably, Everlane’s #BlackFridayFund is going towards making the lives of their factory workers in Ho Chi Minh City safer by providing them with legit helmets. I have been in Vietnam for a month now and all of it is true, and it really makes this a cause that is personal to me, thanks to my travels.

Here are my top holiday gifts for you or your family & friends. And I recommend them because I either own it or want it:

Patagonia has been making headlines for years for their effort to take the focus off shopping and on getting out and being active, spending time with family, etc. Last year, the CEO urged shoppers to think about the environmental impact of over consumption with their Worn Wear program. This year, Patagonia will donate 100% of Black Friday proceeds “to grassroots organizations working to create positive change for the planet in their own backyards” with their 100% For The Planet.

I’m all about making smart, investment and fewer purchases that are timeless and practical so that my closet isn’t full of stuff that I’ll throw out next season. So here are my recommendations for you and for gifting for the holidays.

For you: Leather jackets are easy to come by since every brand is now making them, but its one of the hardest things to find that fits just right. They hardly ever go on sale too, so take advantage of the sale on my top picks including Off White, Theory and Acne:

For you or a really really loved one, the best bags from SSENSE:

For you or the guy that will appreciate thoughtful gifts from Spring:

My travel best: Seriously my favorite black hoodie I own, and my poncho scarf that has kept me warm from airport to plane to a frigid Korea (both from LL Bean, use code THANKS20).