20 Fashion Gifts Your Most Stylish Friends Actually Want To Get This Year
What does one purchase for the fashionista who has everything, including a Google Calendar alert for every designer debut at H&M or hush-hush couture warehouse sale? Selecting a holiday gift for your most sartorially inclined friends is a Herculean task; in fact, it's akin to attempting to beat a master at their own game. So this season, try a different tack entirely and give fashionistas something unexpectedly innovative.
Pretty Please Customizable Nail Polish
A fabulous ensemble is nothing without meticulously groomed nails, so why not give the fashionista who has everything her very own nail polish shade? Pretty Please Nail Polish offers users — and gift recipients — the option to customize their own varnish by choosing from 25 vibrant shades and emblazoning the bottle with their own innovative nail polish name.
Pretty Please Nail Polish, $12, prettypleasenailpolish.com
Satya Design Your Own Jewelry
Sometimes, it’s better to let a pal decide what to get herself for the holidays. Gift her with Satya’s Design Your Own Jewelry option, which allows website users to create a unique accessory with birthstone, gemstones, and their choice of metal.
Satya Green Onyx Reflections Mala, $249, satyajewelry.com
Net-A-Porter Gift Box
Shopping for one’s most avant-garde friend is exceedingly difficult. You know the one: She always wears next season’s biggest trend and favors accessories you can’t quite grasp the use of. For her, try one of Net-A-Porter Gift — the Treat Box in particular is packed with quirky designer gems and accessories.
Net-A-Porter Gift Box in The Treat Box, $445, net-a-porter.com
Diana Vreeland Parfums in Simply Divine
Diana Vreeland Parfums are the olfactory equivalent of an LBD: chic, classic, and always elegant. Of course, it helps that the legendary editor had a flair for fashion and impeccable taste herself. Musk, nutmeg, and sandalwood play off the perfume’s key note of tuberose, creating one very complex and luxurious scent perfect for any budding beauty or fashion editor.
Diana Vreeland Parfums in Simply Divine, $185, bergdorfgoodman.com
Frends Layla Leather and Iridescent Metal Headphones
Haven’t you heard? Headphones are the newest must-have fashion accessory. A pair with a bit of metallic bling like Frends’ Layla Headphones are both utilitarian and gorgeous.
Frends Layla Leather and Iridescent Metal Headphones, $150, net-a-porter.com
Elizabeth W. Midnight Garden Sleep Mask
Nothing is less fashionable than a vague, bleary-eyed look of confusion and under eye baggage after a night lacking sleep. Give the gift of luxurious sleep with this beautifully printed, silken Elizabeth W. Midnight Garden Sleep Mask.
Elizabeth W. Midnight Garden Sleep Mask, $22, elizabethw.com
Refinery29: Style Stalking
This holiday season, combine your best chum’s love of fashion with her adoration of literature, and gift Refinery29’s Style Stalking tome, which is filled to the brim with quirky, cool sartorial inspiration.
Refinery29: Style Stalking, $11.99, amazon.com
Moschino Barbie-Inspired Mirror iPhone 5/5s Case
What does one get the girl who has everything? A Barbie-Inspired iPhone case, of course. If your most fashionable friend is up on current trends, this Moschino case — inspired by the brand’s most recent runway — is the ultimate gift. Who’s the fairest of them all?
Moschino Barbie-Inspired Mirror iPhone 5/5s Case, $85, saksfifthavenue.com
S'well Crocodile 17oz Water Bottle
You may not be able to afford a Birkin for that most chic of companions, but you can afford this incredibly elegant crocodile textured water bottle by S’well.
S’well Crocodile 17oz Water Bottle, $35, shopbop.com
Nixon The Small Time Teller
In order to encourage your fashionably-late friend to be more punctual, give her the gift of a classic wrist watch like Nixon’s The Small Time Teller.
Nixon The Small Time Teller, from $95, nixon.com
Hugo Guinness For J.Crew Dazzling Sweater
There’s no need to tell your friend how chic she looks in this sweater; the caption says it all. And if you’re looking for a larger commitment, there’s always J.Crew’s Cashmere Of The Month Club.
Hugo Guinness For J.Crew Dazzling Sweater, $95, jcrew.com
C. Wonder Heart Fair Isle Dog Sweater
Stylish individuals tend to dote on their pets as well, so why not give a fashionista’s dog the luxury treatment with C. Wonder’s Heart Fair Isle Dog Sweater?
C Wonder Heart Fair Isle Dog Sweater, $34, cwonder.com
Rifle Paper Co Garance Dore Collection Sunglasses iPhone 5 / 5S Case
French street style photographer and sartorial icon Garance Dore has created quite the beautiful collection with Rifle Paper Co, including this insouciant iPhone case.
Rifle Paper Co Garance Dore Collection Sunglasses iPhone 5 / 5S Case, $36, shopbop.com
Melanie Auld Multi Triangle Ear Cuffs
Ear cuffs were arguably one of 2014’s most notorious trends, so give the gift of style with these delicate Melanie Auld Multi Triangle Ear Cuffs.
Melanie Auld Multi Triangle Ear Cuffs, $83, revolveclothing.com
Opening Ceremony Selfie On A Stick
Give your stylish friends the gift of the perfect selfie with Selfie On A Stick. As an added bonus, the gadget has a Bluetooth remote.
Opening Ceremony Selfie On A Stick, $30, openingceremony.com
Kate Spade New York Deco Rose Scarf
Nothing polishes off a chic winter ensemble with more panache than a signature printed scarf, like Kate Spade New York Deco Rose Scarf.
Kate Spade New York Deco Rose Scarf, $128, piperlime.gap.com
Wildfox Glowing Lights Socks
Just because your toes are hidden during the winter does not mean they should be fashionably neglected. Wildfox’s Glowing Lights Socks will add flair to a friend’s feet.
Wildfox Glowing Lights Socks, $35, shop.nordstrom.com
Portrait Print By Scott Schuman From 'The Sartorialist: Closer'
Fans of The Sartoralist will swoon for one of photographer and blogger Scott Schuman’s prints.
Portrait Print By Scott Schuman From ‘The Sartorialist: Closer’, $15, theoutnet.com
Missoni Printed Automatic Umbrella
Keep your fashionable friend’s wardrobe safe from unfavorable weather with a designer umbrella like Missoni’s Printed Automatic Umbrella
Missoni Printed Automatic Umbrella, $92.50, theoutnet.com
Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses
You can never go wrong with a pair of tortoise shell cat eye frames, the ideal gift for a friend with timeless style.
Specs Half Moon Magic Sunglasses, $69, piperlime.gap.com