I Was an Anthropologie Employee—These Are the Store’s Absolute Best Gifts (2024)

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By Jake Henry Smith

I Was an Anthropologie Employee—These Are the Store’s Absolute Best Gifts (4)

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    Shopping at Anthro is a delight, but the sheer volume of beautiful things can get overwhelming—especially when you’re tracking down the best Anthropologie gifts for your entire list. Trust me, I know: I was a sales associate at one of the brand’s stores for a few years, where I helped countless frazzled shoppers find the best gifts for everyone in their lives. Eventually I got it down to a science, and you can do the same.

    If you don’t know your giftee very well or want to standardize your bridesmaid gifts, for example, there’s a three-part Anthro gift recipe that never fails: a nice candle, some cute matches, and a little something extra (like a card, a necklace, or a face mask). But if you’re going for something grander, the options are nearly endless—all you need to do is pick out something that speaks to the recipient’s interests.

    Listing out all of the presents for women or gifts for people who have everything at Anthropologie is nearly impossible—we’d be here all day (and buy way too many trinkets for ourselves in the process). Instead I’m here to share the absolute best Anthropologie gifts, both from my time as an employee and my tenure as a shopping writer, just in time for their big Labor Day event (a handful of my favorite things are 50% off). Now, throw on a cozy fall sweater, and play some French pop music—let’s go to Anthro, shall we?

    Our top picks

    All products are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something, we may earn an affiliate commission.

    • 1/26

      By Anthropologie Monogram Pendant Necklace

      A personalized gift never fails to impress, and this monogram necklace is a perennial bestseller during the holiday season, plus for anniversaries and birthdays year-round.

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    • 2/26

      Capri Blue Volcano Capiz Jar Candle​

      Anthro is the best place to buy candles, hands down. On top of its popular in-house options, the retailer stocks gems from the likes of Voluspa and Capri Blue—and the latter’s Volcano candle is the brand’s signature scent. You can get it elsewhere, but not in such a stunning vessel.

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    • 3/26

      Capri Blue Volcano Mercury Jar Candle

      Really hoping to make an impact? Pick up the same Capri Blue Volcano candle in the extra-large size, which has five wicks and burns for 250 hours. The speckled vessel literally glows when it’s lit.

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    • 4/26

      Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Vanity Tray

      Even if the Anthropologie mirror isn’t in the cards, this mirrored tray from the same design family is a much more practical gift idea. It comes in two sizes and two finishes, and is perfect for displaying fragrances or serving drinks.

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    • 5/26

      Anthropologie Sophie Faux-Fur Throw Blanket

      This best-selling blanket is a no-brainer gift for a best friend or loved one who takes relaxation seriously. It’s available in nine chic colors and adds ultrasoft coziness to any sofa-scape.

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    • 6/26

      Ellen Merchant Pickleball Game

      Although their current pickleball paddles might be drab, it doesn’t have to stay that way—just hook them up with this exclusive floral set.

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    • 7/26

      Anthropologie Monarch Monogram Mug

      Leave it to Anthro to create a stellar monogrammed mug. Adorned with butterflies and flowers, this pick is an especially thoughtful gift for moms—and for under $25, which is even better.

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    • 8/26

      Clare V. Oui Baseball Cap

      Anthropologie is a great place to discover labels that are hard to find elsewhere (cough, Amazon, cough), including Francophile brand Clare V. This cap makes the perfect gift for the tennis lover in your life.

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    • 9/26

      By Anthropologie Petra Mini Drop Earrings

      While these elegant earrings might not be on their wish list, rest assured that they’ll be cherished anyway. They’re some of the retailer’s most popular jewelry—they’re the perfect size and look way more expensive than they are.

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    • 10/26

      Lapcos Beauty Buffet Rejuvenating Sheet Mask Set

      Sheet masks make great gifts for almost anyone, from teenagers to grandparents. Lapcos has been a popular pick at the retailer for years now, and this rejuvenating collection gathers all of its best options into one highly giftable pack.

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    • 11/26

      Anthropologie Gilded Agate Cheese Board

      For the hostess in your life, consider this luxe serving board that’s ideal for Insta-worthy charcuterie spreads. It’s extra in just the right way. (Plus, there are matching coasters.)

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    • 12/26

      Tenn Prairie Striker Match Holder

      Fancy matches turn a candle from a run-of-the-mill present into a more thoughtful, unique gift. Available in seven colors, from blue to pink to yellow, this match holder might just steal the show entirely.

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    • 13/26

      Anthropologie Omari Monogram Journal

      What’s not to love about a lined diary decked out with a gorgeous monogram? Journaling has never been so darling.

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    • 14/26

      Anthropologie Woodland Apple Glass Mushroom Candle

      Anyone on the mushroom decor bandwagon needs—yes, needs—this giant glass ’shroom, which is actually an apple-scented candle. Once the wax has burned away, it’ll become a beloved piece of decor.

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    • 15/26

      Tocca Florence Eau de Parfum

      Tocca’s delicate fragrances are a favorite among Anthropologie shoppers. Florance, which layers bergamot, violet petals, and blonde wood into a fresh, floral scent, might just be the best of the bunch.

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    • 16/26

      Mon Ami Belle Prima Ballerina Doll

      In stark contrast to the more intense gifts for kids available elsewhere, the retailer’s selection is highly curated and highly adorable. Just look at this ballerina doll, which is about to become any kiddo’s favorite thing in the world.

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    • 17/26

      Anthropologie Botanica Teapot

      Anyone who takes tea time seriously could use this dainty stoneware teapot in their collection—whether they actually use it or just display it on a shelf.

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    • 18/26

      Anthropologie Calle Vase

      Pretty home decor is always a safe bet, especially if your giftee just moved to a new place. This vase comes in three different colors and will set you back less than $30—a gift-giving miracle.

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    • 19/26

      I-Sea Ashbury Sky Polarized Sunglasses

      From scarves to beanies, the brand does accessories perfectly. Our favorite pick of the bunch is this pair of olive sunglasses that looks like something a Hollywood ingenue would have worn in the ’60s.

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    • 20/26

      Anthropologie Bistro Tile Monogram Old-Fashioned Glass

      Contrary to popular belief, you can, in fact, find gifts for men at Anthropologie. This monogrammed rocks glass is masculine enough to please any dude who could use a bar cart upgrade—but the Parisian flair means it’s suitable for anyone on your list.

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    • 21/26

      Tree by Kerri Lee Narwhal Mason Jar Solar Nightlight

      This jar automatically turns on when it’s dark out, illuminating an aquatic scene. Have you ever seen a cuter nightlight? We didn’t think so.

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    • 22/26

      Terrain Ashn Earth Spring Wildflower Bouquet

      If your giftee is already stocked up on standbys like candles, leggings, and perfume, it’s time to think differently: Get them a dried bouquet instead.

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    • 23/26

      Boulangerie Whipped Cream & Pear Jar Candle

      One slightly underrated candle brand at Anthro is Boulangerie, which specializes in gourmand scents that smell exactly like food. There are plenty of aromas to choose from, including espresso and oatmeal cookie, but whipped cream and pear might just be the most beloved of the bunch.

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    • 24/26

      Anthropologie Shades of Sea Triple-Layer Necklace

      The perfect necklace stack can take years to curate, but Anthro’s trio comes ready-made. Each one can be worn separately, giving your giftee virtually endless styling options.

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    • 25/26

      &Tradition Flowerpot V9 Portable Table Lamp

      A bona fide classic, this portable lamp will add Nordic charm to any interior—and it’s even outdoor-safe. It’s ideal for the avid reader.

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    • 26/26

      Hansel From Basel Raining Cats and Dogs Socks

      Socks from any other retailer might be a bummer of a holiday gift, but these sure aren’t. Whether they’re stocking stuffers or the main event, they’re ridiculously cute and sure to be frequently worn.

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    Jake Henry Smith is a commerce editor at Glamour covering all things lifestyle, from style and fashion to sexual wellness. He’s constantly testing (and reviewing) products for roundups and gift guides, including cookware sets, silk pillowcases, vibrating wands, and white T-shirts. Before joining the team at Glamour, he was a... Read more

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