12 Gifts Your Fashion Friend Will Actually Like

We all have that friend—you know, the one who looks amazing every time you see them, is always up on the latest trends and seems completely fearless when it comes to fashion. (And if you don’t, congratulations, you’re that friend.) And while you definitely admire their sartorial prowess, buying them gifts during the holidays can be tricky. That’s why we put together this list of stylish must-haves your most fashionable friend will actually love (and wear) for you to gift this holiday season.

marc jacobs glam shot bag
Marc Jacobs

1. A Sophisticated Bag

Whether they’re heading out for the night or want to add an upscale touch to any outfit, the refined Glam Shot Metallic from Marc Jacobs is the perfect gift. Featuring sliding chain straps, a metallic finish and antique gold Double J chain hardware, this 100 percent leather bag can be worn as a crossbody or on the shoulder. They can even add some extra personalization by tying a scarf or attaching charms to the strap, courtesy of the Marc Jacobs Strap Shop.

reformation polo sweater

2. A Cashmere Polo Sweater

These polo-collared sweaters are not only in style now, they’re also a nod to the prepster trend of the early 2000s (and the ‘80s, for that matter). This one from Reformation hits the trifecta: subtle nostalgic collar, sophisticated olive color that looks professional on Zoom calls and cashmere fabric that’ll keep them warm all winter.

monica rich kosann locket
Monica Rich Kosann

3. A Timeless Locket

This 18k yellow-gold vermeil and sterling silver locket is not only a thoughtful gift, but a classically stylish one as well. It holds two images and comes with both a black steel chain and a grey cord chain for them to layer with their other pieces and create multiple different jewelry looks.

dolce vita cowboy boots

4. Glam Cowboy Boots

Cowboy-inspired boots are very much in, but in 2022 we’ll be wearing them with a sophisticated spin. Think: unexpected details, color-blocking and higher heels. This croc-embossed pair with suede trim will add flair to their minidresses and jeans alike.

marc jacobs tote
Marc Jacobs

5. A Playful Tote

Not all tote bags are created equal. Gift your friend this Marc Jacobs Crinkle Leather Tote Bag with a convenient removable and adjustable strap (plus even more options available in the Strap Shop) and plenty of room to stash all their daily essentials. Between its handy interior pockets, glossy crinkled leather mixed with faux shearling and bold branding, they’ll be ready for anything while making a statement at the same time.

samesoe blazer
Hampden Clothing

6. A Blazer With Special Details

Everyone needs a practical blazer, but practical doesn’t have to mean boring. We love the belted wrap front and split cuffs on this sustainably-minded version (the fabric is Oeko-tex-certified, which means it’s made without harmful substances). It’s the epitome of day-to-night, appropriate for both business meetings and cocktail bars.

karen walker sunglasses

7. Vintage-inspired Sunglasses

Oversized sunnies will make your most fashionable friend feel like an off-duty celeb. This tortoiseshell-framed pair with metal accents is the epitome of effortlessly cool, not to mention they add a serious statement to any outfit.

aiden mattox slip dress
Neiman Marcus

8. A Slinky Slip Dress

Slip dresses are here to stay this season and beyond. Between the striking mustard yellow color, flattering cinched waist and flirty cowl neckline, this version will look equally as good under a moto jacket and Chelsea boots as it will at a formal NYE party.

blanknyc plaid coat

9. A Statement-making Coat

Staying warm this winter shouldn’t mean sacrificing on style. This eye-catching wool plaid number that sits right above the knee will help keep them cozy and ensure they stand out from the crowd.

anine bing sweatshirt
Anine Bing

10. A Graphic Sweatshirt

This 100 percent cotton sweatshirt is more street style than gym style thanks to its screen print featuring an image taken by the legendary photographer Terry O’Neill.

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11. Versatile Leather Pants

Move over, black leather leggings—these brown faux leather pants with a more relaxed fit will earn a place of honor in their closet. They’ll add a more unexpected touch to everything from a crop top and shacket to an oversized knit sweater.

french connection blanket scarf

12. A Luxurious Blanket Scarf

This oversized scarf is practically made for stylish travel. Whether wrapped up snug on the plane or slung casually over their shoulders during the morning commute, this camel scarf will become a wardrobe staple. And it’s made in Italy, naturally.

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