Time for the fashionistas of the world to shine, and share their stylish gifts with the world. No matter who is on your list, shopping for friends and family can be a lot of pressure, but also majorly rewarding. Here are some fashionable gift ideas for those special people in your life that they can enjoy year after year.
Gifts for Mom
Statement Necklace. Whether your mom is fashion forward or completely clueless, a statement necklace can update or compliment any outfit without much effort. Another plus? Statement necklaces look great on moms of all ages, shapes and sizes!
1) Stella & Dot Olivia Bib Necklace $118
Luxurious Robe. Pamper thy mother. Plush or silky, a new robe is the perfect gift for giving mom a little bit of luxury and comfort in her life. Pair it with some bath salts or a spa package for a complete experience.
1) J.Crew Flannel Robe $88
Modern Handbag. I can’t count the number of handbags I’ve given my mom. They’re fun to pick out, and another easy wardrobe update. Some tips from my mom: look for zippers, lots of room, and easy access (i.e. no mid-purse separators or complex closures).
Gifts for Dad
Leather Gloves. Dads are often the hardest to please on your shopping list. They buy themselves what they want before you can do it for them. The solution? Giving gifts they didn’t even know they wanted! A nice pair of leather gloves are a rare find in a man’s closet, but easily integrate into any wardrobe.
2) Merona Men’s Leather Dress Glove $21.99
3) Portolano for J.Crew Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves $138 on sale for $128
House Slippers. After a long day of work and play, all dad wants to do is come home, kick off his shoes and relax. Help him do so with some soft and stylish slippers. Don’t worry, Tom Brady says it’s cool. Add a great book for a little something extra.
1) UGG Australia Mens Ascot $110
2) Rockport Slippers, Lined Moccasins $72 on sale for $53.99
New Wallet. Odds are your dad got a wallet in high school or college, and if it’s still functioning, he probably hasn’t updated it since. Now, after years of wearing a hole through it on your behalf, he probably deserves a new one. Don’t you think? If you want more, fill it with tickets to a game or a Groupon for golf lessons.
1) Brookstone Personalized Leather Bi-Fold Wallet $64 on sale for $52
2) Fossil Albright Traveler $45
Gifts for the Sister
Nameplate Necklace. Sisters love sharing clothes. Oh wait…? Rather than getting her another gift you’ll end up using more than she does, how about a necklace that only she can pull off? Like Carrie’s on Sex in the City or Rachel’s on Glee, nameplate necklaces are simple, stylish badges of self confidence that you can give to – not share with – your dear sis.
1) MyNameNecklace.com Small 18k Gold-Plated Silver Name Necklace $51.95 on sale for $39.95
2) Zales Sterling Silver Name Plate Necklace $99 on sale for $89.10
Exciting Denim. Colors. Patterns. Textures. Fun denim is a new staple for fashionistas. Help your sister build her stable of denim selections, or branch her out from boring blues with some in-jean-ious holiday gifting.
1) Forever 21 Damask Skinny Jeans $29.80
2) Romeo & Juliet Couture Five-Pocket Skinny Jeans in Burgundy $170 on sale for $70
Cozy Ear Muffs. She always there for you, listening to your blah blah blahs. Give her ears a rest and some TLC with a pair of fun and fuzzy ear muffs! Pair with a scarf or cute mug and cocoa for a little extra love.
1) Express Faux Fur Ear Muffs $34.90 on sale for $17.45
Gifts for the Brother
New Favorite Shirt. All my brothers ask me for these days are new shirts. And I’m 90% sure that the only time they get new shirts, is when they’re gifts from me. No pressure right? In the end, they always need new tops, but whatever I give them has to be timeless enough to last for years to come. So seriously, help a brotha out.
Classic Bag. Many good men, in fear of ending up with the dreaded “murse,” stay away from purchasing anything other than backpacks and gym bags all together. With that in mind, a classic leather bag in a masculine shape makes a great gift for school, work or even weekends in the city.
1) Ducti Hell Storm Messenger Bag in Grey $66 on sale for $41.99
Casual Blazer. When guys hear “blazer,” they often think of work. Prove your brother wrong with a casual blazer worthy of weekends, pubs and even get togethers with friends.
Gifts for the Girlfriend
Envelope Clutch. Small enough not to break the bank but big on impact, envelope clutches are a fashion statement that go from work to date night to girls night out. Add a note about how much your friend means to you inside for a sweet surprise.
1) ASOS Metal Bar Detail Envelope Clutch $31.66
Roll Up Shoes. We’ve all been there – too much stiletto strutting resulting in splitting foot pains. Thank goodness for whoever invented roll up shoes. Flats that are small enough for your purse? Genius. And they’re actually cute, too!
1) Rollasole Gold Digger $19.95
2) Footzyfolds Cora in Cream $65
Layering Bracelet. On trend and on budget, layering bracelets are like a modern take on the classic friendship bracelet. Give her one to show you’re thinking of her fashion needs, or give her a few and throw an arm party!
Gifts for the Your Man
Work-Worthy Watch. Yeah, he probably has a watch that tells time. But how about one that tells the world to “watch” out? (Puns!) A nice watch is something he probably hasn’t bought for himself, but makes a great gift. Just don’t expect him to start being on time.
1) Michael Kors Mercer $225
Classy Kicks. Somewhere in between work shoes and workout shoes, lives this mythical other shoe that many men are lacking in their wardrobe. Finding these dressed-up dressed-down kicks is an art, and often the girlfriend is the only one up to the task.
1) Aldo Riveroll $75
Arm Candy Coat. The one item in a guy’s closet that he probably wears the most (besides those lucky boxers you’re dying to toss) is his outerwear. A sexy jacket can pull together any outfit, and make your man look worthy of your fashionable arm.