22 Gift Ideas for the Fashion Lover in Your Life

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Those who truly enjoy style and staying on top of the latest trends seem to know what's cool long before the general public catches on — which can make shopping for gifts for fashionistas fairly difficult. But, here's a tip: if you know said person's style and/or where they like to shop, you're already well on your way to crossing them off your list. (And, if all else fails, there's always a gift card.)

However, if you'd like to surprise your style-savvy friend, sister, mom — whoever! — with something they'll love, but are stumped on what to buy the person with a fully stocked closet, no worries. We've rounded up 22 quick ideas that will surely leave them impressed.

Susan Alexandra Cloud Bag

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Forget the dark, dreary colors of winter — it's time for bright, joyful fashion. And, perhaps nothing boosts our mood quite like a vibrant, beaded something from Susan Alexandra. These bags aren't just popular among influencers and editors, they're also extremely special and intricate, made by hand in NYC. If you aren't feeling the clouds, that's ok, too: the site offers a ton of whimsical alternatives to choose from.

Price at time of publish: $278

Lele Sadoughi Blush Pearl Headband

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Blair Waldorf was clearly ahead of her time because the year is 2020 and top knot headbands are still trending. The look requires minimal effort to achieve but really packs a punch, so ease any newbies into the trend with one of Lele Sadoughi's Insta-famous, pearl-embellished hair accessories. She'll likely be amazed at how this piece makes even unwashed hair look polished — a trick that'll come in handy for all those work ZOOM calls.

Price at time of publish: $150

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

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Spanx's Faux Leather Leggings sold out quickly during Nordstrom's anniversary sale, but luckily the bottoms are back in stock for holiday shopping. While they may not be discounted (unfortunately), we'd argue they're worth paying the full $98. Aside from having Oprah's approval, this glossy pair features the brand's patented Power Waistband, which offers medium support and smoothing around the tummy, hips, thighs, and booty. The shiny finish and no center seam is what makes these faux leather leggings appear less athletic and more versatile, so they can be dressed up or down, depending on the look the wearer is going for.

Price at time of publish: $98

Simple Houseware Industrial Pipe Clothing Rack

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Shop-a-holics often have more clothes than they do storage space, which means that sometimes, their favorite pieces get lost in their stockpile. This sleek pipe clothing rack from Simple Houseware will provide a place to display everyday staples. It's a wardrobe organization tool made with durable wire shelves that keep hangers in place, while a bonus shelf provides even more storage for shoes, bags, and even small storage bins for scarves or socks.

Price at time of publish: $50

slip Pure Silk Adult Pleated Face Covering

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Of course, if the fashionista on your list has been worried about developing maskne (acne from wearing a mask), treat them to this silky face covering from slip. The pleated mask is washable and therefore reusable, with adjustable ear lobes and metal nose piece. It's also made from 100% long-fiber mulberry silk, which has been said to absorb less of the moisture and dirt, preventing less buildup and reducing the likelihood of breakouts.

Price at time of publish: $39

Kendall Miles Designs Racy Heels

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Kendall Miles Designs was founded in 2015 by Kendall Miles, a third-generation entrepreneur. In a matter of just five years, Miles's shoes have skyrocketed to success, and have been worn by celebrities like Tyra Banks, Rihanna, Ashanti, and Jordyn Woods, to name a few. Magnetic Calf boot is definitely a standout alternative to the go-to white booties. While the silhouette is minimalistic and classic, it's those gold-rimmed, glass studs that take it up a notch, ensuring the wearer's outfit is anything but boring.

Price at time of publish: $875

Ganni Ruffle Collar Cotton Poplin Shirt

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Here's something your fashionista is likely lusting after but hasn't invested in just yet: a shirt with an oversized poplin — or pilgrim! — collar. While this baby can easily take the place of an average button-down due to its neutral color, the standout, scalloped detail will punch up even the simplest skirt or pants.

Price at time of publish: $110

Thrilling Gift Card

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2020 was the year that many of us became more conscious about our consumption, vowing to think long and hard about sustainability and ethics before making a purchase. Rather than buying new, gift the gift of secondhand with a gift card to Thrilling, a marketplace for vintage boutiques around the country. Don't even worry about how much to spend, either — some great stuff can be purchased for as little as $5.

Price at time of publish: $50-$250

Gucci Oval Sunglasses

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It's a myth that fashionistas don't enjoy subtle and simple (it's called balance!), but when it comes to sunglasses, they likely won't mind an update from the typical aviators or tiny frames. Enter, Gucci's oval pair, which will add flair to her outfit and signal to everyone that she's in-the-know when it comes to what's cool.

Price at time of publish: $480

Josefinas The Carolina Bag

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Josefinas is a woman-owned company that designs shoes and accessories both honoring historical women and designed in collaboration with inspirational women of today. Their latest installment, The Carolina Bag, pays homage to Carolina Beatriz Ângelo, the first woman to vote in Portugal. The ribbon detail represents Carolina's courage, while its pink interior is a nod to Ângelo's femininity.

Price at time of publish: $590 (Mini)

Parade Days of the Week Underwear Pack

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Underwear can sometimes feel like a strange thing to gift, but as we clean out our closets ahead of the new year, it's possible your fashionista is in need of a few more pairs. This box of undies is bound to bring back childhood memories, and on top of that, they aren't restricting like so many pairs out there, so she won't mind pulling them on all week long.

Price at time of publish: $58

Rachel Antonoff Susie PJ Set

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It's possible her pajama collection is well stocked, but considering we're still indoors, it won't hurt to have another, quirky pair. Especially when they look as yummy as this Farfalle-printed set.

Price at time of publish: $225

Hanifa Miya Knit Cardigan Dress

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Does your fashionista admire the outfits worn by Sarah Jessica Parker? Then take a page out of her book — or a piece out of her closet — with Hanifa's cardigan dress. It's half sweater, half maxi, and we're willing to bet it'll double as robe or blanket on cold, rainy days.

Price at time of publish: $269

Kate Spade New York Terrier Pop Top Mittens

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Price at time of publish: $45

BaubleBar Huggies Dalilah Small Tube Huggie Hoops

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If you're looking for a gift that says "this isn't generic" but also hit under a certain budget, it's time to check out BaubleBar's offerings. You can buy whole sets — that's multiple earrings — for under $100, but we prefer these happy huggies, which will have her entering 2021 with a smile on her face (and her ear).

Price at time of publish: $42

Myra Crossbody Phone Cases

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It doesn't matter where we go, someone is always curious about our crossbody Myra phone case. On top of allowing us to go hands free while on the run, it comes in handy while simply walking or chillin' in the house, ensuring we never miss that call, text, or photo opp while searching for our little lifeline. She may not realize it at first, but this will be the gift she uses the most.

Price at time of publish: $30

Roxanne Assoulin Color Therapy The Big Set

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Remember when we mentioned color and joy? That's truly the goal of this stack of bracelets, which ties specific shades to certain attributes, hopefully creating "a shift in one's energy on a physical, spiritual and emotional level." It's the perfect gift for someone looking to land a new job, fall in love, or in need of some positivity.

Price at time of publish: $150

The Fête Horoscope Charms

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With everything so up in the air, astrology and natal chart readings have really taken off. While you can't predict the future, you can feed into this new obsession with a horoscope charm, which can be added to a chain or string and worn as a pretty pendant necklace.

Price at time of publish: $30-$135

Reformation Varenne Cashmere Tank And Cardi Set

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It's been over a year and the world still isn't over Katie Holmes' matching bra and cardigan. It's a pre-made outfit that looks thoughtful and cool at the same time, and this combo pairs well with everything from pleated mini skirts to track pants.

Price at time of publish: $228

Room Shop Cloud Scrunchie

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An unexpected, "cameras on" Zoom meeting when you haven't actually showered can cause a bit of panic, but your fashionista will handle it with grace and style with the help of an outrageous hair accessory. Even with a messy bun, this oversized scrunchie comes across as glam and fashion-forward, and we're betting she'll be fielding questions about where she got it via Slack in no time.

Price at time of publish: $20

Brooklinen Adelphi Jumpsuit

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Maybe she has Brooklinen sheets, but does she have a roomy jumpsuit from the same company to lounge around in from day to night? This was clearly made with cuddling in mind, and if you throw in some popcorn and a list of thoughtful movie recommendations, it becomes a full themed present.

Price at time of publish: $68

Zara Wool Blend-Coat Limited Edition

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Maybe we've got The Undoing on the brain, but we're loving a good coat right now, especially something versatile that can be styled with both dresses and jeans. Zara's olive wool blend option fits the bill, and considering how sleek and warm it looks, the price tag isn't too terrible, either.

Price at time of publish: $239

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