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The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide: Target Partners Share Their Picks

With just a few weeks left in the holiday season, we called up our team of experts—Nate Berkus, Barbara Bermudo, Zanna Roberts Rassi and more—to find out what they’re giving (and hoping to get!) this year. The trending items? The Cocktail Shaker and Moscow Mule Mugs from Threshold, Beats by Dre and, of course, Target GiftCards. Take a peek at their holiday plans and gift picks below:
 
 

 

Nate Berkus Designer   What are you most excited for this holiday season? Celebrating the holidays with Jeremiah and Poppy. Everything is more special with a baby.   What’s on your wish list this year? I love the Quail Candleholders from my collection. They are inspired by a vintage brass set I have at home. Those, and the gold and white Leaf Runners. They look gorgeous on the table and can also be repurposed as wall hangings.   Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? Candy Land and Twister!   Which items from the collection are the most giftable? Beats by Dre Wireless Headphones & UP3 by Jawbone Activity Tracker are great options for almost anyone on my list, from family to friends.      If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? The Galerie Cookie Mix & Blondie Mix. You can never go wrong with cookies during the holidays.   Emily Henderson Home Style Expert   What are you most excited for this holiday season? A big, consistent stretch of family time. With Charlie, who’s two years old, and the new baby, the holidays will bring on a whole new meaning for our family. It will go from just being another holiday to being a time to build traditions and spend time with the ones I love.    What’s on your wish list this year? The Threshold Buffalo Check Sherpa Blanket and Bear, Threshold White and Gold Christmas Trees and the Tassel Keychains—as a gift.   Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? The Threshold Car Toss Pillow!   Which items from the collection are the most giftable? Tassel Keychains for your girlfriends or as a hostess gift and the Copper Shaker and Mugs for your favorite man.   If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? The Marble and Wood Cheeseboard, because it’s a great gift for anyone and is beautiful as either a service or decorative piece.    Kyle Larson Target NASCAR Driver   What are you most excited for this holiday season? I can’t wait to spend the holidays in California with friends and family, and to celebrate my son Owen's first birthday. It’s been a busy year of racing, so I’m looking forward to a little down time with him and Katelyn.   What’s on your wish list this year? Beats by Dre and a Fitbit. The headphones would be great for all the flying we do, and it would be cool to have the Fitbit to keep tabs on all the walking I do at the racetrack.   Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? Toys are pretty cool these days, and the Sky Viper Video drone would be fun to try out.   Which items from the collection are the most giftable? Anything for our kitchen would be great! Katelyn and I are trying to get more into cooking, so pretty much any gadget would get put to good use.   If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? Not many of my friends have the Beats by Dre Wireless Headphones. I know they’d be a big hit!     Camila Alves Lifestyle Expert and Model   What are you most excited for this holiday season? Family time! We have fun playing games where everyone is engaged, competitive and silly all at the same time.   What’s on your wish list this year? The Merona Cashmere Ruana. I love that this can be worn in so many different ways. The Merona Quilted Vest, because it is simple but looks sharp! Lastly, the CHI Flat Iron. They are great flat irons, and I love the rose gold color—classy, but fun! I’ve got to get that on my list.   Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? I love Monopoly and Twister. There’s a kids’ version of Monopoly now, and Twister is good for any age. Even your grandma can play; just move her chair around on top of the mat!   Which items from the collection are the most giftable? The Star Wars Remote Control BB-8. My kids got one of those and they absolutely love it!   If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? I love the UNICEF Kid Power Bands. Not only are you promoting your kids being outside and staying active, you are also helping other kids around the world—a win-win.    Sonia Kashuk Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert   What are you most excited for this holiday season? Spending some quality time with my family. We are all recharging in the warm Miami weather this year.   What’s on your wish list this year? There are just too many options from the Target holiday collection to choose from!   Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? The Merona Crew Neck Sweater. It’s a cozy sweater that reminds me of my days as a teenager in Minnesota, where it was always freezing!   Which items from the collection are the most giftable? My limited-edition holiday collection is the ideal gift for any beauty junkie. The luxe gold Brush Sets and shimmering gold Star Cup will look incredible on any bathroom counter.   If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? I picked up a pile of Target GiftCards and am leaving the decision up to them!   Lilliana Vazquez Target Partner and Style Expert   What are you most excited for this holiday season? I live far from my family, so I’m most excited for family dinners and some much needed time off filled with rest, relaxation and hopefully a beach!   What’s on your wish list this year? I love an infinity scarf for the winter and the Faribault Infinity Scarves add just the right pop of color to a neutral winter coat! There's an art to being a good hostess, and I pride myself on being able to make a fabulous cocktail, so the Threshold Copper Shaker and Moscow Mule Mugs will take my drink game to the next level!  Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? 
I was a total tomboy growing up and would play fight scenes from Star Wars with my cousins, so the Star Wars Anakin To Vader Color Change Lightsaber would have come in handy in the ‘80s! Which items from the collection are the most giftable? For the host, the Nate Berkus Cheese Board and Pearl Cheese Knife Set. For a Secret Santa, the Holiday Cocktail Set and Marshmallow Pops. For the techie, UP3 by Jawbone Fitness Tracker in Teal Cross. For the young at heart, Magnatiles. If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? I love gifts that people can use every day, and the Faribault Large Plaid Blanket is a classic. It's also the perfect addition to anyone's living room, bedroom or guest room. It's the must-have accessory for a cozy winter night!   Petra Strand Makeup Artist and Beauty Expert   What are you most excited for this holiday season? I’m so excited for a stay-cation—being at home with family with peace and quiet. I have so much to be thankful for and look forward to celebrating the season and spending time with my loved ones while creating memories.    What’s on your wish list this year? The Threshold Copper Shaker and Moscow Mule Mug Set—I love the copper thermos and mugs. I would fill it with hot wine (or grape juice for the kids) and put some raisins and nuts in there as we do in Sweden—and then take it to the beach. The Threshold Gold Dip Bowls would be super-cute on my gold-themed table. You can never have enough bowls in different sizes.   Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? Candy Land, Monopoly and Twister. We are big on board games in our family. So much so, that we have been known to spend the whole weekend playing (to WIN of course)!       Which items from the collection are the most giftable? The Threshold Wine Cozy, to bring a bottle of cheer to family and friends’ homes. The Kids Divided Plates and Sippy Cups for my twin, toddler girls, Freya and Siena. The gift wraps from Sugar Paper, because every gift is a little more special with fun, festive wrapping. LEGOs, always LEGOs! This would be for my eight-year-old boy, Zac. Beats by Dre for my big boy, Felix. These headphones are fun and functional. The Mossimo Men’s Santa pajamas are perfect for my husband, of course!   If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? We always get the whole company, as well as the teachers at schools and any other key people in our lives, a Target GiftCard!     Barbara Bermudo Target Partner and Host of Univision’s Primer Impacto   What are you most excited for this holiday season? The holiday season provides so many opportunities for family bonding and togetherness, and that is what we look forward to as a family. I am excited this year, since it’s baby Sofia's first Christmas. Mia and Camila are really excited to celebrate this year, because their four abuelitos (grandparents) will join us as we celebrate Christmas at our home.    What’s on your wish list this year? I love the Assorted Kids Divided Plates and Sippy Cups for my daughters and the Threshold Marble and Wood Cutting Boards for myself since we love to entertain and would look great on an hors d'oeuvre table. I'd also love to get The Little Prince 3-Piece Layette Set for my youngest daughter Sofia Andrea. She is growing so fast, and we constantly need to update her wardrobe.   Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? The Star Wars series brings back so many memories from my younger years. The Star Wars 6-pack Hero Series 12" Action Figures makes me feel like a kid again. As a little girl, I used to sneak into my brother's room to play with his Star Wars Collection toys. He used to tell me, "Stay away; don't touch," but I used to pretend I was Princess Leia, even though I knew I was not allowed to touch them.   Which items from the collection are the most giftable? The Threshold Porcelain Jewelry Dish with Antlers and Threshold Gold Ceramic Two-Tier Trinket would be great for my mother because she loves to decorate. It will be the perfect addition to her vanity area.   If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? I would go with Target GiftCards because they are the best way to ensure everyone gets what they want!   Zanna Roberts Rassi Target Stylist   What are you most excited for this holiday season? Christmas Eve at my parents’ house in Manchester, England. It's tradition in the Roberts family to sit in front of a blazing fire and write notes to Santa (wish lists for gifts and dreams for the next year), and then my dad puts them up the chimney and we all run to the window and watch the ashes scatter into the sky. I can't wait to see Rumi and Juno's faces!   What’s on your wish list this year? The Mossimo Sequin Maxi Skirt, with a chunky knit for swishing around the house on Christmas Day like an eccentric old lady! I love the uber-glam mixed with uber-casual feel.    Which gifts from the holiday collection make you feel like a kid again? Anything with reindeer!   Which items from the collection are the most giftable? The Faux Fur Vests from Merona and Mossimo for a happy mother or mother-in-law. The Mossimo Lace-Up Booties for your fashionable BFF. And the Mossimo Shearling Sneaker—fashion meets function!    If you had to pick one gift to give to everyone on your list, which would it be? The oversized beanies. These are perfect for guys, girls and even kids! Oh, and the Bloody Mary Gift Set, of course! Perfect to give to friends, relatives, clients, etc.

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