A Gift For Every Fashion-Obsessed Friend In Your Clique

Eliza Huber
·5 min read

There’s (at least) one in every friend group: They're already on the waitlist for an XL shoulder bag from Sunnei's spring '21 runway show, have a friends-and-family discount at Dover Street Market, and consistently pop up in the first wave of followers of new brands that later appear in Net-A-Porter's Vanguard edit. Their holiday wish list is made up of fashion gifts you wouldn't dare wear, let alone spend an entire paycheck on, but will undoubtedly want more than anything come the next gift-giving season. If you're not this member of your friend group, you probably won't recognize the pieces in the gift guide ahead. But they will. And since they're going to be the one on the receiving end of this giftee-gifted relationship, isn’t that what truly matters?

If you have a friend who fits the bill, then you've come to the right place. The 17-piece gift guide ahead was created with your most fashionable friend in mind, the one who drags you to store openings, sample sales, under-radar vintage shops, and parties where '90s runway shows are projected on the wall. Which means that showing up to whatever totally chic (and socially distant) holiday party they're throwing without a top-notch gift is out of the question.

Click through the slideshow ahead for 18 gifts that even your most fashion-forward friend will love.

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Not only are collars arguably the biggest trend of 2020, but this one's also from <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/10/10068436/vampires-wife-hm-collaboration" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M's latest collab with cult-favorite fashion brand Vampire's Wife" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M's latest collab with cult-favorite fashion brand Vampire's Wife</a>. <br><br><strong>The Vampire's Wife x H&M</strong> Large Collar, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.hm.com%2Fen_us%2Fproductpage.0951755001.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:H&M" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">H&M</a>
Not only are collars arguably the biggest trend of 2020, but this one's also from H&M's latest collab with cult-favorite fashion brand Vampire's Wife.

The Vampire's Wife x H&M Large Collar, $, available at H&M
For those back home right now and unable to hit up their favorite local magazine store. <br><br><strong>Lula Japan</strong> Lula Japan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iconicmagazines.com%2Fproduct%2Flula-japan%2F" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Iconic Magazines" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Iconic Magazines</a>
For those back home right now and unable to hit up their favorite local magazine store.

Lula Japan Lula Japan, $, available at Iconic Magazines
<strong>— PAID —</strong><br><br>The classic Chuck will always be a fashion-girl favorite, but for Winter 2020, it gets a stylish update with an insulated faux-fur lining and premium leather in shades that'll go with everything in your closet.<br><br><strong>Converse</strong> Cozy Club Run Star Hike, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.converse.com%2Fshop%2Fp%2Fcozy-club-run-star-hike-unisex-low-top-shoe%2F169551MP.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Converse" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Converse</a>
— PAID —

The classic Chuck will always be a fashion-girl favorite, but for Winter 2020, it gets a stylish update with an insulated faux-fur lining and premium leather in shades that'll go with everything in your closet.

Converse Cozy Club Run Star Hike, $, available at Converse
What fashion-obsessee <em>doesn't</em> want to wear the scent of Chloë Sevigny? <br><br><strong>Régime des Fleurs</strong> Chloë Sevigny Little Flower, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fregimedesfleurs.com%2Fproducts%2Flittle-flower" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Régime des Fleurs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Régime des Fleurs</a>
What fashion-obsessee doesn't want to wear the scent of Chloë Sevigny?

Régime des Fleurs Chloë Sevigny Little Flower, $, available at Régime des Fleurs
So they can lounge around in lockdown in style. <br><br><strong>Violeta By Mango</strong> Openwork Knit Top, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fplus-size%2Ft-shirts-and-tops-tops%2Fopenwork-knit-top_77047625.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a><br><br><strong>Violeta By Mango</strong> Knitted Short, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop.mango.com%2Fus%2Fplus-size%2Fpants-shorts%2Fknitted-short_77097624.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Mango" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Mango</a>
So they can lounge around in lockdown in style.

Violeta By Mango Openwork Knit Top, $, available at Mango

Violeta By Mango Knitted Short, $, available at Mango
You don't have to love fashion to fall for these silver baubles.<br><br><strong>Luv Aj</strong> The Monaco Huggies, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.shopbop.com%2Fmonaco-huggies-luv-aj%2Fvp%2Fv%3D1%2F1571270767.htm%3FfolderID%3D10020%26fm%3Dother-shopbysize-viewall%26os%3Dfalse%26colorId%3D12208%26ref_%3DSB_PLP_NB_29" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Shopbop" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Shopbop</a>
You don't have to love fashion to fall for these silver baubles.

Luv Aj The Monaco Huggies, $, available at Shopbop
<a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/12/8990476/dickey-trend" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dickeys" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Dickeys</a>: the stylish layering tool they don't know they need... <em>yet</em>.<br><br><strong>COS</strong> High Neck Wool Cotton Hybrid Collar, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cosstores.com%2Fen_usd%2Fwomen%2Fwomenswear%2Fshirts%2Fproduct.high-neck-wool-cotton-hybrid-collar-white.0887841002.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:COS" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">COS</a>
Dickeys: the stylish layering tool they don't know they need... yet.

COS High Neck Wool Cotton Hybrid Collar, $, available at COS
To an untrained eye, this might look like an aesthetically pleasing bottle of $20 nail polish. But to your fashion friend, it's actually a vegan, 10-free bottle of $20 nail polish created by one of 2020's most-beloved indie brands. They'll love it. <br><br><strong>Tigre et Tigre</strong> Nail Polish | Buckets of Rain, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Ftigreettigre.com%2Fcollections%2Fnail-polish%2Fproducts%2Fnail-polish-buckets-of-rain" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Tigre et Tigre" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Tigre et Tigre</a>
To an untrained eye, this might look like an aesthetically pleasing bottle of $20 nail polish. But to your fashion friend, it's actually a vegan, 10-free bottle of $20 nail polish created by one of 2020's most-beloved indie brands. They'll love it.

Tigre et Tigre Nail Polish | Buckets of Rain, $, available at Tigre et Tigre
<a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2020/10/10079755/logo-tights" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Logo tights" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Logo tights</a> are trending right now, and we're betting that these Gucci GG tights are your fashion friend's favorite. <br><br><strong>Gucci</strong> Off-White GG Tights, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fgucci%2Foff-white-gg-tights%2F4503371" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>
Logo tights are trending right now, and we're betting that these Gucci GG tights are your fashion friend's favorite.

Gucci Off-White GG Tights, $, available at SSENSE
This sterling silver necklace from Wolf Circus is from the Canadian jewelry brand's new <a href="https://www.wolfcircus.com/collections/everybody" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Everybody" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Everybody</a> collection, which is exactly what it sounds like it is: a jewelry collection for everybody — they'll love it. <br><br>(The price shown here is in USD, while the website presents price in CAD.) <br><br><strong>Wolf Circus</strong> Indy Necklace in Sterling Silver, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wolfcircus.com%2Fcollections%2Feverybody%2Fproducts%2Findy-necklace-in-sterling-silver" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Wolf Circus" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Wolf Circus</a>
This sterling silver necklace from Wolf Circus is from the Canadian jewelry brand's new Everybody collection, which is exactly what it sounds like it is: a jewelry collection for everybody — they'll love it.

(The price shown here is in USD, while the website presents price in CAD.)

Wolf Circus Indy Necklace in Sterling Silver, $, available at Wolf Circus
Because they keep hinting at <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-ballet-flats" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:the Khaite pair" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">the Khaite pair</a> but you can't spend <a href="https://www.ssense.com/en-us/women/product/khaite/black-the-ashland-ballerina-flats/5371771" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:$660" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">$660</a> on a holiday gift. <br><br><strong>Pêche</strong> Lea Flats, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fshop-peche.com%2Fcollections%2Fshoes%2Fproducts%2Flea" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Pêche" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Pêche</a>
Because they keep hinting at the Khaite pair but you can't spend $660 on a holiday gift.

Pêche Lea Flats, $, available at Pêche
If they can't travel to France this year, we suggest gifting them Simon Porte Jacquemus' photo book of the designer's home in the country's southern region so they can play pretend. <br><br><strong>Jacquemus</strong> Marseille Je T'aime, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.jacquemus.com%2Fproduct%2Fmarseille-je-t-aime-book-one-size-3700943608833" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Jacquemus" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Jacquemus</a>
If they can't travel to France this year, we suggest gifting them Simon Porte Jacquemus' photo book of the designer's home in the country's southern region so they can play pretend.

Jacquemus Marseille Je T'aime, $, available at Jacquemus
This bottle says it all. <br><br><strong>Molandra Products</strong> Got Gaultier? White 20oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $, available at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0741HJ11G/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>
This bottle says it all.

Molandra Products Got Gaultier? White 20oz Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $, available at Amazon
Fastening your hair messily in a retro-esque banana clip is the only way to style tresses this holiday season. <br><br><strong>Aileam</strong> Tortoise Banana Claw Clips, 2Pk, $, available at <a href="https://amzn.to/32ZybQ2" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Amazon" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Amazon</a>
Fastening your hair messily in a retro-esque banana clip is the only way to style tresses this holiday season.

Aileam Tortoise Banana Claw Clips, 2Pk, $, available at Amazon
$55 might seem like a lot to spend on socks, but for your fashion friend, a pair of Comme Si socks will be money well spent.<br><br><strong>Comme Si</strong> The Diane Sock, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.commesi.com%2Fproducts%2Fthe-diane-sock" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Comme Si" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Comme Si</a>
$55 might seem like a lot to spend on socks, but for your fashion friend, a pair of Comme Si socks will be money well spent.

Comme Si The Diane Sock, $, available at Comme Si
So they don't lose the old Céline sunglasses they spent months scouring TheRealReal for (or their <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/face-mask-chains-accessories" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:face masks" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">face masks</a> for that matter.)<br><br><strong>Éliou</strong> Rainbow Sunglasses Leash, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eliou-eliou.com%2Fcollections%2Faccessories%2Fproducts%2Frainbow-sunglasses-leash" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Éliou" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Éliou</a>
So they don't lose the old Céline sunglasses they spent months scouring TheRealReal for (or their face masks for that matter.)

Éliou Rainbow Sunglasses Leash, $, available at Éliou
Because they wore through their New Balance sneakers last year and need the new-and-improved version. <br><br><strong>New Balance</strong> Off-White Made In US 990v5 Sneakers, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ssense.com%2Fen-us%2Fwomen%2Fproduct%2Fnew-balance%2Foff-white-made-in-us-990v5-sneakers%2F5325241" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:SSENSE" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">SSENSE</a>
Because they wore through their New Balance sneakers last year and need the new-and-improved version.

New Balance Off-White Made In US 990v5 Sneakers, $, available at SSENSE
Midriffs were out for the world to see during spring '21 fashion month, so obviously your fashion friend needs to get in on the trend stat.<br><br><strong>The Source Unknown</strong> Fuzzy Mohair Cardigan, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fthesourceunknown.com%2Fcollections%2Fnew-in%2Fproducts%2Ffuzzy-mohair-cardigan-light-grey" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Source Unknown" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Source Unknown</a>
Midriffs were out for the world to see during spring '21 fashion month, so obviously your fashion friend needs to get in on the trend stat.

The Source Unknown Fuzzy Mohair Cardigan, $, available at The Source Unknown

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