12 Gifts For The Fashion-Forward Couple, Because Flowers & Chocolates Are So Done
You know the couple: they share skin care products, read each other's magazine subscriptions, and insist that they didn't plan on matching their outfits (but it happens way too often to simply be a coincidence). Their Instagram accounts share a devastatingly cool aesthetic, and you almost wonder how they found a partner that complements them so well. With that said, it's a challenge to find gifts for fashionable couples — due to their intimidating sense of style, the pressure to get the perfect, customized gifts is extra-heightened.
They may seemingly have it all, but to please the hard-to-impress S.O., thoughtful gifts are in order. A box of chocolate or a bouquet of flowers is never out of place, but they better be unique. Dinner and a movie is a perfectly acceptable date on a weeknight, but it's probably not going to cut it. It's not really in this couple's DNA to be regular, or basic, or everyday — there's a reason why these two fashion-forward people are so attracted to one another, and it has to do with their unique personal style. This is a couple that wears their hearts on their sleeves (and on their social accounts).
We've partnered with GUESS Fragrances to hunt down gifts that are perfect for the stylish couple in your life.
1. A Pajama Set
Bluebella Julianna Pajama Set, $75.27, asos.com
Lacy, delicate, and drop-dead gorgeous. Any fashion-forward lady knows her pajamas have got to maintain her style, and this white lace pair is absolutely stunning. There's no doubt there will be an "I Woke Up Like This" Instagram post in her profile starring these chic PJs.
2. A Sleek Wallet
Utility Billfold Wallet, $100, Tanner Goods
Sure, anyone would appreciate a wallet as a gift. But a fashionable girl or guy would absolutely love the minimalist approach and sturdy leather construction of this piece, which will slip perfectly into one's back pocket. After all, you wouldn't be caught dead with a bulky, lumpy wallet, right?
3. A Shiny Conversation Piece
Balloon Monkey Bank, $59.95, Made By Humans 2.
This is one instance in which fashion trumps function. Nominally, it's a twist on the traditional "piggy bank," but in practice, it's a super-shiny, arty coffee-table piece that will inspire guests to ask, "where did you get that?" which is every fashionista's favorite question.
4. A Fashionable Read
Mario Testino: Portraits, $75, Amazon
Speaking of things that will look great on a coffee table, this classic featuring vibrant photography by Mario Testino is full of gorgeous, glamorous shots of your favorite supermodels and celebrities, from Kate Moss to Jude Law.
5. A Romantic Scented Candle
Diptyque Paris Candle In Tuberose Rouge, $90, Diptyque
There's a reason why Diptyque candles are such a staple among the fashion set: they smell amazing, and they look great whether you place them in your bathroom, bedroom, or living room. Plus, you can reuse the glass container for any number of cute DIYs.
6. A Serving Tray Fit For A Stylish Feast
Zebra Stacking Dish, $32, Jonathan Adler
This couple isn't the type to throw a few sad crackers on a tray and call it a day. Rather, having friends over is an all-day endeavor that involves close attention to detail, from canapes to on-trend serving trays.
7. Jac Vanek Notebook
Instagram Notebook, $20, us.topshop.com
If they haven't heard of the sassy-but-so-relatable designer Jac Vanek, it's time to introduce them. Featuring comedic but totally true graphic sayings on sweaters, T-shirts, and notebooks, Vanek's line is Instagram-worthy, and there's no doubt the recipient will think so, too.
8. Minimalist Bar Ware
Modern Glass Square Stopper Decanter, $168, Kathy Kuo Home
This piece is a stunning addition to their perfectly curated bar cart. Is there anything classier than pouring some after-dinner drinks out of a work of modern art?
9. Graphic Tote Bag
I Love You Graphic Canvas Tote, $3.90, forever21.com
The stylish couple can learn how to say "I love you" nine different ways with this chic graphic tote bag.
10. High-Tech Headphones
Urbanears Plattan ADV Wireless Headphones, $100, urbanoutfitters.com
These headphones are not for hiding underneath a big hood or hat. On top of being high-quality and wireless, these headphones just look really, really cool.
11. A Personalized Toiletry Bag
No. 345 Personalized Toiletry Travel Bag, $89.00+, etsy.com
Featuring a personalized monogram at the front of the bag as well as the option to etch dates or a name into the leather handles, this toiletry bag looks completely at home in a rustic-chic environment.
12. The Perfect Fragrance
What would look better on your sink than the perfect fragrance (in appropriately stylish packaging)? GUESS Girl Belle smells of pink champagne, apple, and berries, while the GUESS Night fragrance for men boasts notes of grapefruit, cedar wood, and hot pepper.
See? You can do so much better than chocolates and flowers.
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This post is sponsored by GUESS Fragrances.