We all have those people in our lives — the ones who say they don’t want anything for the holidays. But, come gift-giving season and they’re handing you a meticulously wrapped, thoughtful present, and you can’t really be empty-handed. What then makes a good gift for the hard-to-please person?
If they have their go-to wardrobe essentials or favorites, look to upgraded versions of those. Like a loungewear gift that includes some luxe slippers or a cozy sweater. Did they turn into a homebody over the course of the pandemic? Gift them everything they need for a luxe night in.
Ahead, 19 foolproof gifts to thrill the fashion-loving person in your life who claims to want nothing this year.
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For the person whose pet is their everything, personalize a shirt (which also comes in white) — or handbag, slippers, scarf, sweatshirt, denim jacket, etc. — with an embroidered portrait of their furry child courtesy of Staud’s pet collection.
Staud x C.Bonz Custom Classic Oversized Shirt, $, available at StaudWine Clutch
For your fellow oenophile with a penchant for statement accessories and a good sense of humor. This one would also make a fun white elephant gift. Bonus: it comes in an on-trend red color.
8 Oak Lane Wine Bottle Clutch Bag, $, available at Neiman MarcusStone And Strand Charm
A self-proclaimed croissant and jewelry connoisseur, I’ve been wearing this solid gold charm on a chain around my neck on repeat since getting it a month ago. All to say: any pastry — or jewelry — lover on your list will adore this one.
Stone and Strand Fairy Box Croissant Charm, $, available at Stone and StrandHead Bow
Bows are trending in fashion. Achieve Sarah Jessica Parker’s perfect balletcore look with the actor’s collaboration with headband and jewelry brand Lele Sadoughi. In addition to hair bows, the collection offers statement earrings, decorative shoe clips (!), and headbands.
Lele Sadoughi x SJP Ivory Pearl Bow Barette, $, available at Lele SadoughiIt Bag
One of the most exciting collaborations of the year, Luar x Mejuri saw the It bag from CFDA Award-winning brand helmed by designer Raul Lopez reimagined with a Midas touch from the beloved direct-to-consumer jewelry brand.
Mejuri x Luar Small Ana Bag, $, available at MejuriCoffee Table Book
A perfect pick for the fashion-loving, the new book from the brand Kate Spade, It’s So You: The Joy of Personal Style, offers hacks and styling ideas to explore and expand your aesthetic without adhering to any rules — other than the ones you make yourself, that is.
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