23 Accessories That Make the Perfect Gift (Because You Don’t Need to Know Her Size)

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Ah, cousin Lisa. You know her, you love her...but wait, you actually don’t know her that well. Definitely not well enough to ask her what her shirt size is or what style of pants she prefers. That’s all well and good, until you realize that you still have to get her something for your family’s notoriously competitive gift exchange. Don’t worry, we rounded up 23 accessories that will be a joy to receive—and don’t require your knowing her measurements. At all. 

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1 baublebar kimberly headband

1. baublebar Kimberly Headband

It’s so festive, she’ll want to wear it ASAP (like for Christmas dinner). Plus, it’s much faster to slip this headband on than it is to perfect the French braid.

beis work tote

2. beis Work Tote

Polished, professional and made for schlepping in style. Loaded with plenty of zippered compartments, this tote even comes with a laptop case, so her most important work accessory is well accounted for.

best accessories gifts gold hoop earrings

3. brilliance Fine Jewelry 10k Yellow Gold Hoop Earrings

She’ll never guess you spent less than $50 on these classic hoops. Even if she’s a total jewelry snob.

4 rouje ler scarf

4. rouje Ler Scarf

A silk scarf is truly timeless, and this has a subtly romantic print. Don’t forget to send her a link with inspo on how to tie her new accessory.

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5 zales lab created emerald bangle

5. zales Lab-created Emerald Bangle

At $129 a pop, you might want to splurge on a few so she can stack these emerald bangles. They’ll become her favorite bauble to wear with a cashmere sweater or a party dress.

6 le specs fire starter round acetate sunglasses
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6. le Specs Round Acetate Sunglasses

You can’t go wrong with a pair of frames that look good on every face shape. These have a slightly rounded silhouette that looks good with both full cheeks and super-high cheekbones, we promise.

7 oliver thomas kst cosmetic case medium
Oliver Thomas

7. oliver Thomas Kstl Cosmetic Case Medium

This camo cosmetic bag is brilliantly lined in plastic, so her whole day won’t be ruined if her foundation explodes during the morning commute.

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8. natalie B Jewelry Pearl Of Love Cross Necklace

Combining classic details (the gold chain, the delicate cross) with trendy touches (an embellished pearl!), this is one necklace she’ll wear for years to come.

9 falke fair isle chevron striped virgin wool blend socks
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9. falke Fair Isle Virgin Wool-blend Socks

Indulge her in a pair of socks she’ll actually want to peek out of boots. The intricate Fair Isle pattern is handcrafted, so she can match it to her fave sweater for a head-to-toe hygge AF look.

10 custom popgrip

10. custom Popgrip

You don’t even need to know which iPhone version she has for this gift (but we recommend making sure you know her initials). The top of this PopSocket is totally customizable and can be switched out with another style in a snap. Because, let’s be honest, she’ll probably get bored with it after a few selfies.

11 lele sadoughi crystal headband

11. lele Sadoughi Crystal Headband

Lele Sadoughi updated her signature hair accessory to feature a smattering of crystals and a metallic finish. Plus, this shade works on blondes, brunettes and redheads alike.

michael michael kors wallet

12. Michael Michael Kors Pebble Leather Trifold Wallet

We love the idea of a polished leather wallet as a gift for a soon-to-be-graduate, as it will hopefully inspire her to manage her money wisely.

charging keychain

13. Usbepower Charging Keychain

Not only will this cute, cherry-laden keychain remind her to bring her keys, it'll also charge her phone or AirPods anywhere.

ganni scrunchie

14. ganni Leopard-print Scrunchie

It’s an undisputed fact that a leopard-print scrunchie is a gift anyone will love. This one’s from the cool-girl brand Ganni, which means she can buy a leopard print dress to match...if that’s her style.

15 bienvenu five pack tie dye cotton crew socks

15. bienvenu Five-pack Tie-dye Cotton Crew Socks

A pair of white socks as a gift? Not fun. Five tie-dye socks as a set? Very, very fun. These come in a number of color combos—there’s even a set with celestial touches—so there’s truly a tie-dye sock for all.

16 alessandra rich open heart crystal earrings
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16. alessandra Rich Open Heart Crystal Earrings

A big dose of sparkle that she can wear with her favorite LBD. Yes, these are oversize, but they’re also clip earrings, so her earlobes will be able to handle the bling.

17 nordstrom quilted leather tech gloves

17. nordstrom Quilted Leather Tech Gloves

A word to the wise: You probably shouldn’t gift a pair of gloves if they’re not tech-friendly. These cuties are made from a quilted lambskin that’s super soft, making these a cold weather luxury necessity.

lizzie fortunato brooch

18. lizzie Fortunato Memento Baroque Pearl Gold-plated Brooch

It’s surprising, but you can buy the same brooch for your great aunt and your way-too-cool cousin. The trio of charms includes two baroque pearls, making this under-$100 gift a really great (and chic) value.

19 easter barthe double cashmere beanie with racoon fur pom pom

19. easter Barthe Double Cashmere Beanie With Racoon Fur Pom Pom

A double layer of cashmere will keep her ears warm, even when the temps dip below freezing. As for the racoon fur pom-pom? Well, that’s to make sure she stands out from the rest of her coworkers.

20 ariel gordon mini frutta necklace
Ariel Gordon Jewelry

20. ariel Gordon Mini Frutta Necklace

For the gal on your list who puts avocado on everything. But if you’re shopping for someone who prefers cherries, lemons, strawberries or pineapples, well, Ariel Gordon has the perfect 14-karat-gold bauble for her, too.

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21 the marc jacobs editor leather crossbody1

21. the Marc Jacobs Editor Leather Crossbody

The well-organized interior of this purse is a neat freak’s dream come true. Hidden beneath the magnetic closure is a center zip compartment sandwiched between two slip pockets. There’s definitely enough room for her daily essentials in this deceptively roomy leather tote.

22 elizabeth cole multi rainbow 8 piece barrette set
Saks Fifth Avenue

22. elizabeth Cole Multi-rainbow 8-piece Barrette Set

An Austrian or Swarovski crystal hair clip for every occasion on her calendar. (And every color in her closet.) She can even don a few at once, ya know, if she’s feeling crazy.

23 forever21 striped oblong scarf
Forever 21

23. forever21 Striped Oblong Scarf

An affordable token she’ll wear almost every day this winter. This long, striped scarf can be double or triple wrapped to take her from nine-to-wine...or just to the grocery store during a snowstorm.


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