17 Stylish Gifts to Give Your Most Fashion-Forward Friends
From wardrobe staples to Instagram-worthy accessories, these picks will impress even your best-dressed friend.
We all have that one friend or family member who shows up looking impeccably decked out for every occasion. Whether it’s an 11 a.m. brunch or post-work cocktails, she shows up looking put together as hell, rocking a signature style and flair for all things fashion. She’s our beloved fashionista, the kind of woman who plans her entire day around her #OOTD and the one who knows exactly what will be trending before we do. That’s why, when it comes to shopping for our most fashion-forward loved ones this holiday, we know we’ve got to get them something that’s thoughtful and stylish.
Obviously, style is deeply personal, but we’ve rounded up a few gift ideas for fashionistas that strike a delicate balance between timeless and on trend. From wardrobes staples they’ll appreciate for years to Instagram-worthy accessories everyone is talking about, these gifts for fashion lovers are sure to impress your best-dressed friends.
1. Cropped metallic puffer coat
Noize Coco-M Blue Metallic Quilted Cropped Puffer Jacket
$$170Shop it Lulus
Puffer coats never go out of style, and this year, cropped versions in metallic fabrics are all the rage. Your fashion-forward friend will fall head over heels for this icy blue pick that’s perfect for everything from runs to the grocery store to an outdoor date.
2. Fuzzy slippers
Crisscross Scuff Slippers in Leopard Recycled Faux Fur
$$39.50Shop it Madewell
This year, slippers became fashionable. Particularly, these fuzzy criss-cross slippers were all the rage when quarantine started, and they still are today. The fashionista in your life will love cozying up in these all winter long.
3. Faux leather leggings
Faux Leather Leggings
$$98Shop it Spanx
Faux leather leggings are a must for any fashion lover, and this cult-favorite pair from Spanx is touted as super comfortable and flattering. These are sure to be worn on repeat with casual and dressy looks alike.
4. Faux leather blazer
Takin' Care of Business Faux Leather Relaxed Blazer
$$80Shop it Nasty Gal
Staying on the leather train, blazers trumped traditional leather jackets this year. Despite most of us ditching workwear recently, leather blazers are the perfect edgy touch to a white T-shirt and jeans, creating a look that’s more playful than professional.
5. Silk scarf
On The Road Scarf Pony
$$18Shop it Free People
Not only are silk scarves a favorite accessory of the fashionable titular character in Emily in Paris, but they’re a versatile pick for any trendy gal. Tie one around your neck, ponytail, or purse for a touch of luxury. Free People offers tons of patterns to choose from, like florals and animal prints.
6. Teddy coat
Abercrombie Mid-Length Faux Fur Coat
$160Shop it Abercrombie
This mid-length sherpa jacket comes in six colors and is just as cozy as it is trendy. The plush material will keep her warm while successfully jazzing up any ensemble underneath.
7. Luxe headbands
Amazon Velvet Headbands
$$12.95Shop it Amazon
Knotted headbands have been all the rage lately, and they can effortlessly elevate just about any outfit. This affordable pack of three—embellished with velvet and faux pearls—looks luxe despite being under $15.
8. Snakeskin booties
UO Margot Patent Boots
Snakeskin is a bold, fashion-forward print no matter how you wear it, so we know your super stylish friend will adore this pair of python-printed booties.
9. Furry bucket hat
UO Faux Fur Bucket Hat
$$29Shop it Urban Outfitters
There are certain trends that you may think twice about wearing, yet your fashion-loving friend has just the place for it in her closet—like this faux fur bucket hat, for example. It’s a cool take on the summertime staple, and she’ll find a way to wear it throughout fall, winter, and spring.
10. Clothing rental subscription service
$$88/monthShop it Nuuly
Excite any fashion lover with a subscription to a clothing rental service like Nuuly. From the parent company of Urban Outfitters, it offers over 100 different brands—from Free People to Anthropologie to UO (of course)— and allows subscribers to get a wardrobe refresh with six items a month for a flat rate. If she ends up loving a piece she rented, she can buy it right through the site for a discounted price. It’s a fashionista’s dream.
11. Chic bangle
Kate Spade Crystal Hinge Bangle
$48Shop it Nordstrom
We love accessories, and this glamorous bangle is the kind of piece that goes with anything. Plus, she’ll love the fact that it’s perfect for stacking with other bracelets for a trendy, customized look.
12. Edgy ankle boots
Dr. Martens Jadon Boot
$$180Shop it Nordstrom
Any fashion lover either owns or covets a classic pair of Doc Martens. They’re super sturdy and well-made; plus, they can look feminine when paired with a floral dress or edgy when worn with a pair of boyfriend jeans and a sweater. They’re the kind of wardrobe staple she’ll be excited about and wear nonstop.
13. Cool jumpsuit
Reformation Ricky Boiler Jumpsuit
$$178Shop it Reformation
There’s a good chance your fashionista loves the cult-favorite brand Reformation (who doesn’t?), and this trendy jumpsuit is sure to give her a fun styling challenge. The relaxed fit, zipper front, and detachable belt combine for the perfect cool-chic vibe.
14. Bucket bag
Madewell Transport Bucket Bag
$$168Shop it Madewell
This minimalist leather bucket bag is the perfect size to carry everything your trendsetting friend needs and then some.
15. Handy anti-stain bar
The Laundress Wash & Stain Bar
$$6Shop it Amazon
If you have nice clothes, you’ll want to keep them nice. But sometimes, life happens and we end up with a stain on our favorite dress or brand-new blouse. Your fashionable friend will appreciate this handy stain bar that they can throw in their purse. It’s gentle enough for the most delicate fabrics and can get out even the most stubborn stains.
16. Trendy gold necklace
Gorjana Parker Necklace
$$65Shop it Gorjana
This gold chain necklace is bold yet simple and very much in line with the kind of dainty jewelry that’s been on trend lately. She’ll love that she can layer this piece with the rest of her favorite necklaces, too.
17. Fashion dictionary
The Little Fashion Dictionary by Christian DiorShop it Amazon
For knowledge-hungry friends who are eager to learn more about fashion, this book provides timeless style tips from none other than Christian Dior. It covers everything from weddings and travel attire to finding your personal style.