If there’s one trend that ruled 2022, it might be the Y2K renaissance. The early stuff is definitely back and there is no shortage of evidence. 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 on the throne as queen of Y2K? It would be Paris Hilton, of course. In preparation for a stocking-stuffed gifting season popular 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 what Paris Hilton is like
splinter gifts this season.
What is your first Christmas present?
My favorite gift right now is Omnilux Contour Face LED mask. It’s great for your skin and light therapy has incredible results. My friends always ask me for skin care advice.
Got a favorite gift under $50?
I’m always on the go and so are my friends. Staying hydrated is so important, and doing it in style. My favorite gift under $50 is my iconic sparkling bottle collection that you can store cold or hot drinks in. It’s perfect for everyday use and what I love is that it has a carrying chain and handle for any occasion.
What is the best gift you have ever received?
My favorite gift is a great one diamond necklace made by Jean Dousset that my husband Carter bought me for my birthday. It’s so pretty and I feel like a princess every time I wear it.
What’s number one on your wish list this year?
My chihuahua Diamond Baby is still missing and my wish is for her to be safe. I miss her so much and wish she would return home to her cozy bed.
What’s a gift you always have on hand, just in case?
I am obsessed with fragrances. The latest fragrance unique to me is my 28th perfume, Ruby Rush. It has such a beautiful scent and I love the bottle – it’s a metallic ruby red in a beautiful shape.
You’re looking for someone who is super hard to gift. What is the gift you decided is the most likely to please someone?
My household collection has something for everyone, from cookware to kitchen gadgets. It’s stylish, functional and glamorous for anyone’s kitchen.
What about stocking stuffers?
My sister designs the cutest little Christmas stockings called Ball socks— I love the pink one with the cherries! That too Nailboo dip powder set. I love how easy they are to make and there are so many cool colors and shades. Or my favorite product from U Beauty: the barrier bioactive cream. It makes my skin feel so hydrated and is the perfect item to give to anyone who is a skincare fanatic.
Which Y2K fashion trends are making a comeback?
I love being comfortable yet stylish; tracksuits have been iconic since the early 2000s and are still a chic part of my wardrobe. I have one for every occasion in every color. Love it!
Is there anything else you’d like to see returned that hasn’t already?
I’m always on my phone and the T-Mobile Sidekick would be fun to see come back. It’s iconic.
Which Ugg item will you give?
I love Ugg rugs. They are so soft! I always have them on the plane when I travel.
Associate Fashion Commerce Editor
Meg Donohue is Associate Fashion Commerce Editor at ELLE.com. Her passions include spicy food, sustainability and the Y2K remake of Charlie’s Angels. She will never stop hoping for a One Direction reunion tour.