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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.