11 Luxe Gifts for the Friend Who’s Super Hard to Impress

She may be keen on the latest styles and trends—and yes, that makes her very hard to shop for—but that doesn’t mean you can’t still wow her with something thoughtful and luxe. Here, try one of these 11 impressive gifts.

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Lele Sadoughi

1. Lele Sadoughi Knotted Silk-satin Headband

Hair accessories are nothing if not festive. The satin texture and rich marigold color on this one make it a great gift for the uber-stylish set.

Buy it ($65)

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2. Chico’s Leopard Wrap And Zipper Pouch Set

A jet-setter’s dream come true, this soft matching set is made of a cotton-blend fabric that will keep her tote organized and shoulders warm on any flight. Three color choices mean you can match it to her taste, and the ruana-style wrap makes it extra easy to slip on and off—a pretty first-class gift, don’t you think?

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J. Hannah

3. J. Hannah Polish Set

At-home mani, but make it classy. These carefully edited polishes aren’t your average drugstore variety—they’re inspired by natural elements and free from dangerous chemicals and animal-derived ingredients. The best part? You can choose whichever three shades you want—we’re partial to Fauna, Artichoke and Akoya.

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4. Burkelman Color Notch Sculpture Vase

If shelling out for stunning home decor is in the budget, then look no further. Any hard-to-impress friend will be pretty impressed with one of these stoneware vases, which are wheel-thrown and hand shaped in the USA.

Buy it ($275)

haoma recovery night cream

5. Haoma Recovery Night Cream

Boost their clean beauty routine with this genderless brand of CBD night cream that contains a reparative blend of skullcap, lavender, chamomile, vitamin A and Spiritus Vitae—a proprietary ingredient that’s nutrient dense to protect skin from oxidation and free radicals. The products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and tethered to a philanthropic mission to plant a tree for every product sold. 

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Usual Wines

6. Usual Brut Single-serve Sparkling Wine

A very different kind of six-pack, this small-batch sparkling wine with notes of lemon, elderflower and bergamot is a refreshing gift (pun intended). Plus, it’s sulfate-free, which doubles as the gift of no hangover.

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Laura Lombardi

7. Laura Lombardi Mella Hoops

Twisted brass and a 26mm diameter make for the perfect pair of Goldilocks hoops: not too big, not too small, just right for your fashion-forward friend.

Buy it ($78)

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From Fran

8. From Fran Espresso Cup Set

While sipping homemade espresso, she can tell the story of how these mini marbled cups were handcrafted using slabs of porcelain and clay by artist Fran Aldea in her Brooklyn studio.

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9. Aesop Animal Fur Wash

For the one whose dog is her life. The mild botanical is suitable for most animal skin types, and it’s formulated with tea tree oil, lemon rind and spearmint leaf for a clarifying and sensory bathe. 

Buy it ($39)

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Silke London

10. Silke London Hair Wrap

This cap preserves natural oils for stronger, healthier hair while she sleeps. The gentle elastic band ensures it won’t slide around at night, so she’ll wake up to less frizz and a longer-lasting style.

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11. Frantoio Muraglia Extra-virgin Olive Oil

Produced in Northern Apulia from Peranzana olives, this robust and peppery award-winning olive oil works equally well for cooking and finishing. And just think of how beautiful the bottle will look displayed on her kitchen counter.

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Director, Branded Content

Cristina Polchinski is a director of branded content at Gallery Media Group. She produces sponsored content campaigns across all verticals and platforms, in addition to...