We all have that one friend (or several, TBH) who always shows up to every event dressed to the damn nines. They’re the kind of friend who always knows what’s trending—and how to wear even the wildest pieces without looking like a complete lunatic. This holiday season, your most stylish friend deserve the cutest fashion-lover gifts that the retail world has to offer. Whether you know their style like the back of your hand, or want to surprise your fashionista friends with something they might never expect, I’ve got your back with these fashion-forward gift ideas.
While style is a very personal thing, even majorly unique fashionistas occasionally succumb to current trends. Chic decor, pearl jewelry, tinted sunnies—they’re all “in” right now, and odds are, your most stylish friends are (at least somewhat) into them. If you’ve been seeing your friends wear certain trends, adding to their collection with a gift in the same vein is always a smart move.
Say your stylish BFF is always wearing earrings—maybe they don’t leave the house without accessorizing! Finding the perfect unique huggies with the right amount of nostalgic flair to give them as a gift is both thoughtful and stylish. All you have to do is pay attention to what your fashion-forward friends have been donning, and keep the trends alive with your holiday gifts.
Of course, finding the perfect fashion-lover gift is easier said than done. But as a fashion girl myself, I’m here to help! Below, you’ll find 19 fashionable gift ideas that any trendsetter will love. Whether it’s a chic piece your friend can keep forever in their home or an accessory sure to be the cherry on top of any outfit, these fashion-forward gifts are about to be your saving grace.
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Some Gold Earrings
Mejuri’s gold vermeil pieces are great affordable options if you want to get your friend something bougie without spending luxury coin. Just browse their Holiday Gift Shop for inspo! My personal faves to give are always the Dôme Huggies.
Some New Kicks
New Balance sneakers are all the rage right now, so if your friend trusts you to shop for them, snag their latest STAUD collab and win for best gift of the season.
A Cozy Vanity Set
Elevate your BFF’s getting-ready routine with this super luxe set of faux-fur scrunchies and a cosmetic case from Apparis. If you really want to go all in on the cozy theme, check out all of the brand’s other chic gift sets that’ll keep her warm all winter long.
A Moody Candle
Boy Smells candles are as pretty to look at as they are to sniff. Their new holiday scents are particularly good.
These Tinted Sunnies
Fashionistas know colorful lenses are a huge trend right now. Your BFF will love styling these up all year round.
Some Cozy UGGS
I don’t know how to tell you this, but UGG Tasman Clogs are in, and your fashion friend wants the boldest pair they can get their hands on. This cow print iteration will do nicely.
Some Chic Pearls
Pearls under $50? Sign me up! AAPI-owned brand Joey Baby always has the most chic and affordable pieces.
An It Bag
JW Pei’s Gabbi bag is beloved by Emily Ratajkowski, Megan Fox and tons of other celebs. Snag it in your BFF’s fave color.
This Trendy Coffee Table Book
Assouline makes the most Insta-worthy travel books on the market, so treat your friend to a gift they can look through regularly.
A Cute Clip
If you’re just looking to send a friend a small something, a dreamy claw clip is the move. Practical and pretty!
A Signature Scent
Some Gorg Glassware
Estelle Colored Glass is the epitome of fashion meets kitchenware. A set of two stemmed glasses in a striking shade is a truly incredible gift.
A Nostalgic Nod
BONBONWHIMS is a Kylie Jenner and Ariana Grande-approved jewelry brand that excels at serving up early aughts nostalgia. This adorable gummy bear earring comes in eight juicy colors.
A New Phone Case
A good phone case is the kind of thing everyone wants, but no one feels like buying. Casetify’s options are protective and stylish, so they’re fashion girl friendly.
These Leggy Candles
Candles that double as decor? I’m sold. I can’t explain why these leg candles are so good, but I need them in my living room atop a coffee table book immediately.
Some Chic Ankle Weights
Is your fashion friend into Hot Girl Walks? These stylish Bala Bangles are a great way to make her fitness journey a little more glam.
A Piece of Art
If you’re going in on a splurge-worthy group gift with friends, art is always a thoughtful option. Gray Malin’s photography prints are timeless, but playful and modern, too.
These Pretty Eye Patches
Skincare can be chic! Dieux Skin makes reusable eye patches so cute, your friend will rock them as an accessory.
A Bougie Card Case
If you can’t treat your bestie to designer (I mean, who can??), seek out a brand known for exceptional quality. I’ve had my Charles and Keith card case forever and it still looks brand new—and like it costs quadruple its actual price.