15 Vibrant Gifts That Will Give Your Friends Life This Winter

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The holiday season means celebrating in sparkly clothes, glittery shoes, and adopting a more festive style outlook in general. But once the holidays pass and winter's seasonal closet swap happens, it's often a far cry from 'bold and bright' and more about falling back on old faithful: black, grey, and navy. But who says that winter has to call for ensembles as dreary as the weather? Well, we sure don't.

That's why when it comes to the stylish gifts we want to bestow upon our friends this year (sweaters, puffer jackets, even scrunchies!), we say the more vibrant, the better. After all, it never hurts to inject a little fun into your look — or life, for that matter — and the holidays are about bringing joy to others. So when it came to curating our favorite eye-catching presents for every personality type, we partnered with Finish Line. It was a natural fit because its exclusive capsule of adidas Shock Red Collection street-style sneaks and running shoes are infused with every shade of the bold color. Now's the time to give the gift of color (and maybe pick up a few faves for yourself, too!).

For The Romantic

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Those who enjoy pieces with more of a feminine touch will greatly appreciate presents with pops of romantic hues. Take, for example, a hooded fuzzy sweater or red pullover with embossed detail, so she can literally wear her heart(s) on her sleeve. And if she's more of an accessories gal, a rainbow disco-inspired clutch or beaded inspirational bracelet will get plenty of use. As far as footwear goes, retro white trainers with delicate red details will make her ooh and ahh.

adidas Continental 80 shoes, finishline.com; hearts sweater, hm.com; striped crossbody, zara.com; faux fur coat, asos.com; Fleur bracelet, littlewordsproject.com.

For The Risk-Taker

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Ah, and what to bestow upon the friend who is up for turning heads and setting the next trend? Mixed media trainers with lots of bold color are totally fashion-forward. She'll also be pleased with a sleek red puffer for maximum warmth or a sleek card case for toting just the essentials. Other presents sure to impress include jaw-grazing earrings and a luxe velvet scrunchie (yes, they're back!).

adidas Edge Luxe shoes, finishline.com; Enchantress earrings, baublebar.com; Marc Jacobs card case, shopbop.com; light down jacket, uniqlo.com; studded scrunchie, dannijo.com.

For The Hard-To-Please One

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There's always one friend on the list who, quite literally, already has everything (or just seems to know exactly what she wants). You'll surprise her this year with a roomy cobalt clutch or luxe notebook to jot down all of her 2019 travel plans. There's also a statement-making sweater and '90s-inspired cherry red sneakers we guarantee she doesn't already have in her closet. And if you want her to add a little colored pep to her step every day, a poppy fragrance will be the perfect gift (and the bottle's so pretty, she can leave it out on her dresser).

adidas Falcon shoes, finishline.com; leather pouch, cuyana.com; color-block sweater, topshop.com; Smythson notebook, bloomingdales.com; eau de parfum, katespade.com.

This post is sponsored by Finish Line.