It's never too early for fashion designer Ulla Johnson to start thinking about Christmas. "I get excited about the next Christmas as soon as the current one passes," she says. "I love it all: The Nutcracker, the music, the decorating, the baking." This year she's also celebrating the birth of her third child and the addition of a holiday collection to her eponymous line, and she's looking forward to the debut of her first jewelry collaboration this spring. The yuletide aficionado shares her list of essentials for a festive season -- be sure to check it twice.
Passed Down from Mom
"Holidays are such a mix of past-like my mother's vintage ornaments -- and present," says Johnson.
Wit and Wrap
"I like to combine traditional wrapping paper with a funny gift tag, like this 'Santa Knows' one."
Cranberries on White gift wrap, $9.50 for 20 ft., gwenfrostic.com
Santa Knows gift tags, $20