My whole life, I’ve had one main role in my friends’ and family’s life: being the person whose name they don’t want to pull out of the grab bag hat. I’m self-aware enough to know that I’m not particularly easy to shop for. Not only do I own a lot of stuff, but my job as a Fashion Editor makes picking something out for me… intimidating.
While you probably aren’t shopping for me—if you are, hey mom!—you might be finding yourself in a similar pickle while shopping for your most fashionable friend this holiday season. What do you get the person that always shows up to the family party in the best outfit, participates in every trend before it’s cool, and never is spotted in something that couldn’t go straight on Instagram? I’ll tell you.
These are all gifts that I personally would be thrilled to see under the tree this year, and that I promise all of your fashionable friends will love, too. Trust me: For once, she won’t be using that gift receipt.
This iconic little bag features a chic moon shape, plus a removable crossbody strap so it can be worn hands-free. It’s timeless, elevated, and will be the cherry on top of all of the most stylish person you know’s outfits.
Sézane’s iconic Gapard cardigan is as timeless of a piece as you could ever find. Its soft material makes it a dream to cozy up in, and its classic silhouette makes it a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Plus, its mother-of-pearl buttons can be worn in the front or back. It comes in 21 stunning colors, but we’re partial to this shade of red.
We live by the motto that one can never have too many sunglasses, and these universally flattering shades will be well-received by anyone on your nice list
Lisa Says Gah
Variations of this necklace have been on the Instagram feeds of fashion’s very coolest all year long, so it’ll go a long way in the heart (pun intended) of your most stylish friend.
A good pair of gold hoops is a necessity, and this subtle twist on the classic is worthy of being their new never-take-off earring.
Barlow & Browning
Artwork is always a personal gift that goes a long way, and this print representing iconic New York hot spot Balthazar will be the perfect addition to a gallery wall.
Every beauty lover has been on the edge of their seat waiting for the release of this exposé, which dives into the rise (and subsequent fall) of Glossier’s founder.
Makeup by Mario
Give the gift of the perfect flush with Makeup by Mario’s Soft Pop Plumping Cream Blush, which leaves the cheeks with a dewy, youthful wash of color, every time.
These stunning wine glasses are worthy of being permanently on display on a bar cart, and are a gift that’ll make every evening glass of wine taste a little bit better.
This catch-all tray is just as stylish as it is functional. It’s the perfect addition to a coffee table, vanity, or bathroom counter top.
This iconic baseball hat is likely already on every cool girl you know’s Pinterest boards, and will become their most-worn accessory—and dirty hair savior—guaranteed.
This claw clip is as much of a statement as it is a lazy hair day staple. This will make them skip the blowout in exchange for throwing their hair up every chance they get.
The only downside to this totally unique choker? How many questions the wearer will be fielding about where they got it (they’ll say you!).
These reusable eye masks allow masking to become an everyday occurrence—not just a special treat. They can be used over and over with any gel, serum, or cream for maximum absorption and effectiveness.
Only using serums on the face is a thing of the past. This clinical serum-in-gel from cult-favorite brand Nécessaire is infused with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide to hydrate, replenish, and plump the skin on your body. (It deserves love, too!).
This cult-favorite lip oil is the ultimate treat of a beauty gift. It nourishes, protects, and hydrates the lips, and leaves a long-listing glossy sheen.
Fifth & Ninth
Cool girls have phone charms, and this heart-adorned one will make any ’90s lover’s heart absolutely sing.
When in doubt, a candle always makes a great gift, especially when it’s as luxe as this limited-edition one from Boy Smells.
Puzzle lovers and novices alike will appreciate this ultra-chic 1,000 piece one, complete with a scene that’ll transport them right to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Limoncello, anyone?