If there’s one trend that reigned supreme in 2022, it might be the Y2K renaissance. The early aughts are certainly back, and there’s no shortage of proof. Britney Spears is on the radio again, George Lopez has returned to television, and Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez actually tied the knot this time.
But who sits at the throne as queen of Y2K? That would be Paris Hilton, obviously. In preparation for a gifting season filled with stocking stuffers that are trending on TikTok and Gen Z-themed Christmas lists, we tapped Hilton to give us the rundown on how to gift with just the right amount of 2000s throwback.
Keep scrolling to see how Paris Hilton is
sliving gifting this season.
What’s your go-to holiday gift?
My favorite go-to gift right now is the Omnilux Contour Face LED mask. It’s amazing for your skin, and light therapy has incredible results. My friends are always asking me for skincare advice.
Do you have a favorite under-$50 gift?
I’m always on the go, and so are my friends. Staying hydrated is so important, and doing so in style. My favorite gift under $50 is my iconic sparkly bottle collection, which you can keep cold or hot drinks in. It is perfect for everyday use, and what I love is that it has a carry chain and handle for any occasion.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My favorite gift is a stunning diamond necklace made by Jean Dousset that my husband Carter bought me for my birthday. It’s so gorgeous, and I feel like a princess every time I wear it.
What’s the number one thing on your wish list this year?
My chihuahua Diamond Baby is still missing, and my wish is that she is safe. I miss her so much and wish that she is returned back home to her cozy bed.
What’s a gift you always have on-hand, just in case?
I’m obsessed with fragrances. The most recent fragrance unique to me is my 28th perfume, Ruby Rush. It has such a beautiful scent, and I love the bottle—it’s metallic ruby red in a gorgeous shape.
You’re shopping for someone who’s super hard to gift. What’s the gift you decided is the most likely to please anybody?
My houseware collection has something for everyone, from cookware to kitchen gadgets. It’s stylish, functional, and glamorous for anyone’s kitchen.
How about stocking stuffers?
My sister designs the cutest little Christmas stockings called Bauble Stockings—I love the pink one with the cherries! Also, the Nailboo dip powder kits. I love how easy they are to do, and there are so many cool colors and shades. Or my fave U Beauty product: the barrier bioactive cream. It makes my skin feel so hydrated, and is the perfect item to give anyone who is a skincare fanatic.
Which Y2K fashion trends are due for a comeback?
I love being comfortable yet stylish; tracksuits have been iconic since the early 2000s and remain a chic staple of my wardrobe. I have one for every occasion in every color. Loves it!
Anything else you’d like to see return that hasn’t already?
I’m always on my phone, and the T-Mobile Sidekick would be a fun one to see come back. It’s iconic.
What Ugg item would you gift?
I love the Ugg blankets. They are so soft! I always bring them with me on the plane when I travel.
Associate Fashion Commerce Editor
Meg Donohue is the Associate Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Her passions include spicy foods, sustainability, and the Y2K remake of Charlie’s Angels. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.