We all know holiday shopping is stressful, but it’s even worse when you have a fashionista on your gift list. The Chloe boots on her list will cost a month’s rent while that Chanel Boy Bag is out of the question.
Every year the fashionista sits at the bottom of the list, with gift cards becoming your last resort. Not only do you suffer from stress, but us fashion lovers must clench our teeth when receiving last year’s bag as a gift.
At 303 Magazine, we want to take away that holiday shopping stress with 5 gifts for the fashionista that wont disappoint.
1. Custom Perfume
Give them a gift that’s both original and interactive. Fashionistas are usually creative – they can put together a week’s worth of outfits in a couple of minutes. So why not let them customize their own personal scent?
In the age of Instagram and Facebook, everyone wants to stand out of the crowd. Custom perfume is a great way to let your fashionista stay ahead of the curve.
Over at Aromachology you can craft a sent that’s unique. All you have to do is 1. Choose a base note: Pick between floral, gourmand, oriental, fresh or woodsy 2. Choose your top notes: If they’re classic, go with vanilla or if they’re edgy go with rose. 3. Order the blend; it’s that easy.
Not so confident with knowing their personality? Let them try it out at home with a kit from The Blend. This mini kit gives you four great scents they can layer or combine until they find what speaks to them.
2. Pajama Set
Just because the fashionista has a day off at home, that doesn’t mean she’s doing her chores in a pair of sweats and T-shirt. She’s probably washing dishes and dusting in a chic pajama set fit for a queen.
Go with classic silk for a light feel, or keep it warm with a festive flannel. A modern silk night gown will work great for the girl full of glitz and glam, or go simple with a classic French silk button-up, complete with matching shorts or pants (pictured left).
The tom-boy is in need of a great holiday flannel set you can easily find at The Gap or J. Crew (pictured right). We’re loving the sexy but sophisticated lace chemise that looks good enough to wear as a layering piece under rompers and dresses (pictured center).
Everyone knows that jewelry is a girl’s best friend, but don’t freak out over the thought of forking out some serious cash. The fashionista loves to dress up, and that means costume jewelry can still give that “wow” factor you’re looking for.
We took inspiration from upcoming jewelry trends we’re sure she’s dying to try out.
1. The Askew Crew: the unbalanced earring look. Matching earrings are becoming a thing of the past whether it’s in size, color or shape. During the spring 2016 shows, designers paired studs on one ear with statement pieces on the other for a truly unique look. Sets of earrings are easy to find from H & M to Nina Ricci, once again allowing her to customize her own look.
2. Pendents: Hit up your local craft fair because large statement pendents are in for spring. Not only will she love you knowing her taste so well but you’ll also impress her with your knowledge of trends.
4. Fashion Books
Even if reading isn’t her thing, she’ll be sure to pick up a book about the history of Chanel or a memoir by Grace Coddington. Not only that but it’ll look great beside her night stand.
We’re currently coveting coffee table books that will inspire her for hours. In Vogue: The Illustrated History of the World’s Most Famous Fashion Magazine features images along with a historical tour of the fashion bible. Famous works as well as fashion secrets can be seen in the 444-page book. The Little Dictionary of Fashion: A Guide to Dress Sense for Every Woman by Christian Dior is a classic we know she’ll love. The late Christian Dior reveals the secrets of style and what no woman should ever be without. It covers everything from what to wear to a wedding to how to travel in style.
5. Personalized Monogrammed Anything
A personal monogrammed bag goes back to that idea of originality we know fashionistas are so fond of. You can do this using their initials or a shorthanded version of their name. It can go on anything from leather bags to coffee mugs.
We especially love the monogrammed leather tote (pictured above) from Madewell that works with any wardrobe. The tote comes in a simple rectangle shape with either black or brown to choose from – can’t go wrong there. Or if you’re really feeling generous, do this with a Fendi luggage tag that she can attach to her new Monster Bag. You can even do this on a simple thick bangle you found at the antique store to give the piece a bit more meaning and a fresh look.