Holiday shopping is an art form — and one that should, by all means, be enjoyed. But if you leave it until the last minute, you will undeniably end up getting your recipient something predictable, or worse yet, basic. Nobody really wants a gift that they have to tell you that they want, which is why editor-curated gift guides come in for the save this time of year.
We already know all about your giftee’s sartorial inclinations — and rest-assured, every domain of life can be made fashionable. The key is knowing what your loved one is passionate about — fitness, beauty, lounging (no judgment here), wellness, sustainability — and then hunkering down for a long and painstaking search. When selecting a gift for the fashion-loving giftee, think of it like a marathon — not a sprint. Finding the perfect addition to her wardrobe is just as much about the journey as the destination. And never forget that presentation matters.
Keep in mind that the best gifts are the ones that make the most of the element of surprise, coupled with a heaping dose of taste, here are 30 exquisite gifts to consider for the label-loving fashionista in your life.
For the Jet-Setter…
After being grounded for over a year, those with wanderlust in their hearts will appreciate the city travel guides curated by the fashion house. Featuring the chicest restaurants, clubs, and can’t-miss spots, in destinations like London, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Beijing, and more, your giftee will be able to plan the next leg of their travel plans in brilliant style.
After collaborating with the supermodel Karlie Kloss, the ultra-durable and supremely organizable suitcases by Away make the fashionable cut. Go for their dark green shade, opt for the built-in USB charger, and don’t forget to personalize the gift with custom monogramming.
When the beloved denim line, Frame, collaborated with Paris’ iconic Ritz Hotel, it was only a matter of time before we splurged. If your giftee happens to be a Francophile, you cannot go wrong with a piece from the collection, which pays homage to one of Paris’ most beloved landmarks — frequented by icons from Ernest Hemingway to Angelina Jolie. Even without traveling abroad, your recipient can still cozy up in this classic cashmere blanket bearing the name of the five-star hotel at the Place Vendome.
For Elevated Street-Style…
Perhaps the only Christmas sweater to be Cool-girl approved, Lingua Franca’s sumptuous cashmere garments will make a luxurious addition to any fashionista’s wardrobe. Beloved by more celebrities than we can count, and stitched in the founder’s own handwriting, this one reads “Paix Entre Nous,” translating to “Peace Between Us,” for an on-theme message delivered in undeniable style. Plus, $100 from each purchase goes towards P.E.N., an international writer’s group that is a symbol for amity and inclusion.
d’Offay Gigi Slip Dress, $525
Whether dressed up or down, this neutral-hued slip dress in ‘Bone’ is begging to be paired with the softest neutral fabrics. Made in California, this woman-owned label offers stunning creations in silk, cashmere, vegan leather, and more.
Every girl deserves — no, needs — a pair of combat boots with trend-right lug soles, and nobody does ‘upscale grunge’ quite like Angela Scott. These black croc booties were handcrafted in Portugal, made with black Italian leather, and feature convenient zippers at the inner leg to allow for easy wear.
Designed in the artist’s Brentwood studio and handmade in LA, these jumpsuits come highly recommended by Hollywood’s finest. Stars like Gwyneth Paltrow — not to mention, her mother and her daughter — have been seen rocking these avant-garde pieces, which can be styled up or down.
The Japanese denim brand makes deceptively comfortable, vintage-style denim. As we saw the fall of the skinny jean this last year, be sure to opt for a straight-leg iteration — the more destruction the better.
This is clearly the coolest way to wear the snuggly Teddy coat trend. Anine Bing is the master of minimalist-friendly street style, and we have seen this exact piece on Fashion Editors and influencers alike.
Who doesn’t love the look of a classic Bvlgari Shelley scarf? Whether styled around the neck or plaited into the hair, celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton recommends spritzing it with your favorite Bvlgari fragrance.
For the Conscious Consumer…
The OG sustainable fashion designer has been creating ethical fashion for years, following in the footsteps of her plant-based parents. Now she is making her mark on the classic Stan Smith’s, sneakers seen throughout the States and Europe and beyond. With her name emblazoned on the side, these vegan leather sneakers are making the fashion world more compassionate, one step at a time.
Sylth Virago Demeter, $598
The only thing making these slouch booties more perfect? The fact that they are entirely animal-friendly. Sylth Virago is a luxury fashion brand that practices ethical sourcing and carbon neutrality via partnerships to offset their carbon expenditures. Whether you are seeking your next pair of velvet heels, an embellished boot, or the most exquisitely classic slouch boots in either black or brown, look no further than the animal-free creations featuring biodegradable soles and consciously-created vegan leather.
Puffer coats are decidedly on trend, and with Winter’s arrival, are very much needed. But make your loved one’s wardrobe more compassionate *and* more sustainable with this non-down puffer made from Oeko-Tek® material and filled with animal-free, non-down filling. It also comes in a cropped version, Isla.
Unreal Fur Tundra Coat, $499
Even luxury fashion houses have agreed that the future is fur-free… and, well, these fur-free garments are so good they’re unreal. Literally. No animals harmed in the faux shearling adorning this houndstooth outerwear that will be your coziest seasonal staple, constructed from over 90% recycled fibers.
A new tote made from sustainable “leather” that is so upscale no one will ever know it’s faux will be the ultimate surprise this holiday season. The technik-leather used from this tote’s creation is responsible for 17 water bottles recycled, 402 gallons of conserved water, 2.5 acres of conserved land, and a 33% lower carbon footprint than its animal-derived counterpart. Plus, it’s super cute.
For the Killer Accessories Fan…
Salt. Sophia, $460
Salt Optics is responsible for some of the most exclusive, lesser-known sunnies to be found. The gift of a new brand to obsess over is something that any fashion-lover will appreciate. Plus, this top-heavy silo is adorable. Yes, please.
There’s a reason that Olympia Le Tan’s hand-embroidered clutches have been staples at society weddings all season, spotted carried by none other than Princess Olympia of Greece herself. We are partial to this limited edition, numbered style, handmade in Italy to look like a book, and made to look like your very own Grimoire.
A watch is always a good idea, and this one from the Swiss watchmaker has stolen our fashion-loving hearts. With a half moon on the face that shows sun for the day, and a moon and stars for the night, as well as eight individually-placed diamonds, this is a wristwatch to hold onto forever.
Sold exclusively on Net-A-Porter, the Beatles-lover in your life absolutely needs a pick from the Stella McCartney x The Beatles capsule. From a canvas tote trimmed in vegetarian leather, to RTW garments, these picks will make fans very, very happy. Whichever item you choose, this is one collaboration that is not meant to be passed up, but we are partial to these black-and-white socks that can be easily tucked into a stocking for a sartorial surprise.
a classic gift for the Virgo on your list, the fact is that everyone can benefit from an old school datebook — who doesn’t want to stay organized in the new year? Plus, this one comes included with the dates for Fashion Weeks in Paris, Milan, London, and New York. This exquisite collection is croc-embossed, silk-lined, and gilt-edged, featuring pale-blue Featherweight paper.
For the homebody…
Prioritizing rest and relaxation is at the top of our holiday self-care plans. As such, you can encourage your loved one to wind-down in luxurious style with a pair of coveted Olivia van Halle silk pajamas falls squarely into our wish lists, particularly this Zodiac-embellished print, which falls right on the money for dreamers.
Jimmy Choo slippers? Say no more. With delicate embellishments of crystal and pearl on these shearling slides, her steppers will be cozy and delicately adorned while she relaxes at home.
For the Health Aficionado…
APL TechLoom Wave, $245
A touch of animal print is all she needs to elevate her athleisure collection from drab to fab. She will be the envy of everyone at Equinox — or Klay, if she happens to live in Paris.
Your body is a temple, which is why the yoga-lover in your life deserves this vegan leather carrier for her yoga mat.
If, on the other hand, your recipient does plan on getting active, this Parisian line of sustainable activewear is officially the chicest on the market. Made with vertical corset stitching and a V-neck, this one-piece (in our favorite color palette) can be worn for either workouts or leisure.
Should your loved one be hitting the slopes, consider the “pendant ski” collaboration between Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn and the upscale snow couture by HEAD. Made to commemorate Princess Diana’s HEAD overalls from the 1980’s, this limited edition creation was the hero item of the line.
For the Lover of Things That Sparkle…
Metaphysical adherents know that the beauty of clear quartz is that it amplifies the qualities of the other gemstones it is worn with. That makes this elevated crystal necklace the ideal pairing for whatever mystical sparklers you keep on your body.
While warding off bad vibes due to the high vibrations of smokey quartz, this oval-cut bauble — surrounded by brilliant cut diamonds — is sure to impress even the pickiest of giftees. Any recipient will be thrilled to add this sparkler by the celebrity-beloved jeweler to their jewelry boxes.
When dressed up in your jewels, it’s only fitting that your mask is comparably high class. Lined with silk satin for comfort, but decked out in black lace, this is without a doubt the only couture-quality mask worthy of being gifted.
The cheeky fashion label’s collaboration with MIKIMOTO provided some of our favorite twists on the classic pearl. Giving us distinctly “edgy-pretty” vibes, this is just one glimpse at the new way to wear a strand of pearls featuring what is known in the fashion world as bricolage, combining studs, safety pins, and perfect pearls.