THIS IS WHAT TO BUY A FASHIONISTA FOR CHRISTMAS
Year after year I’m gifted things like money and gift cards for Christmas and birthdays. People jokingly claim to not know what to give the person “who has everything already”. I laugh, because yes, I do have a ton of stuff...but one can always use more stuff! Lol No seriously, rather you're paying a bill (this is a brilliant gift that's often underrated) or giving gift cards and money for christmas I'm sure the person on the receiving end is grateful. But for those who prefer giving actual gifts, I created a cheat sheet with all the goodies you can give the fashionistas in your life. These pieces will make her love you forever!
Check out my video on all the goodies fashionista's would love to receive for Christmas below.
STATEMENT EARRINGS - The fashion friend in your life will never have enough earrings. And statement earrings are a simple way to elevate any look. Gift her a pair for the holidays and she’ll thank you. Brands like Kendra Scott, Nordstrom, OMA, and Handles Before Humans have a charming earring selection to choose from.
A CUTE HANDBAG - A good clutch or handbag will never go out of style. Statement bags are trending right now and there’s so many to choose from. The one in my video is from Charles & Keith! It’s the ideal size but not too small. It’s perfect for storing all of my necessities and there’s a tiny mirror inside in case you need to check yourself out (clearly they were thinking about me when they crafted this one). Brands like Vavvoune, Mango, JW PEI, and Charles & Keith are good options for handbags.
STYLISH LUGGAGE - Everyone should have a good set of luggage for traveling. Rather it’s a leather duffle bag or a sleek carryon suitcase it should be two things: delightful and functional. I wouldn’t suggest buying a really nice or high end luggage larger than a carry on. Airlines tend to be careless with checked bags, so they’ll probably ruin it by the time you make it to baggage claim (rolls eyes). Stick to carry-ons that you can keep a close eye on. Brands with practical yet attractive luggage are Calpak, Everlane, and Away.
CUTE PICTURE FRAME - Gift your fashionista friend a cute keepsake! I wouldn’t recommend giving someone home decor unless you really know their aesthetic. A cute picture frame with a photo of the two of you (or any photo you think they’d appreciate) is a great gift. Make sure the frame matches their aesthetic. You can probably find the perfect one at TJ Maxx, Home Goods, Marshalls or somewhere similar.
FASHION BOOK - Coffee table books are one of my favorite decor options! Get your fashion friend a coffee table book from their favorite designer or photographer. She’d appreciate it for sure. Most fashion brands have a coffee table book; Chanel, Dior, Gucci etc. Supreme Models by Marcellas Reynolds has really incredible imagery and is available Amazon.
FASHION SNEAKERS - Most fashionistas have a good amount of heels, boots, sandals, basically every shoe on the market. For a long time the only sneaker I had was an athletic sneaker. When I finally got my first fashion sneaker I was obsessed. Being comfortable and fashionable is an undervalued combination. If you know her shoe size, pick up a pair of fashion sneakers. Brands like Madewell, Golden Goose, and Sam Edelman are great fashion sneaker brands. White is a versatile go-to color to choose also.
BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE - Need I say more?! A sparkling Rose is always a good option. Or opt for a drink -mixing set or alcohol with a holiday spin.
SUNGLASSES - Shades can be personal, but if you know your friend’s preferred frame shape, eyewear is a great gift. If you need somewhere to start Gentle Monster, Aldo, and Quay have a variety of fashion forward frame shapes.
UNIQUE UMBRELLA - I always find myself needing an umbrella. A fashion forward umbrella with a cute print (think polkadots, iridescents, & houndstooth) are another form of an accessory on a rainy day. Betsey Johnson, Kate Spade, and Vera Bradley are all good brands for cute umbrellas.
SCENTED CANDLE - You can’t go wrong with a candle, unless you gifted a godawful scent. So choose wisely. Candles are a silent yet powerful addition to any home. Get her one that smells like Christmas or opt for a lavender scented candle for a more relaxing aroma. The Alchemy Body Shop has a brilliant hand poured wooden wick candles.
BLUETOOTH SHUTTER - Remember when selfie sticks were everywhere? Well Bluetooth shutters are like the selfie stick 2.0. It’s an easier way to take photos of yourself without the hassle of a self timer. You can easily find one on Amazon.
TRIPOD - What’s the bluetooth shutter without the tripod?! A tripod helps to take pictures of yourself without having to ask someone to hold the camera. Outfit of the day photos have never been easier. You can find this on Amazon too.
That's it. That’s the list! Happy Holidays, I’m sure the fashionista in your life will be happy with whatever you choose.