20 Chic Gifts For The Fashionista In Your Life

Buying a present for a bonafide fashionista falls into that tricky category of finding a gift for someone who has everything — it's awfully hard to surprise them. Whatever you come up with, they might already have it.


It's best to invest in something that will be appreciated, which means buying more of what they usually wear and love. Sure, you might not be able to think of anything groundbreaking, since fashionable people are usually aware of everything that's trending. However, your style-savvy loved one will be delighted to unwrap an item that they really wanted already. Try purchasing a product that they get themselves frequently, and something that can suit their fashion needs.

You can't go wrong with timeless classics that go with anything. Or, you could opt for one of the season's most sought-after fragrances, beauty products, or top accessories. To help you decide, we compiled a list of gifts across different price points that are guaranteed to bring holiday magic to the most demanding fashion connoisseurs.


How we selected these gifts

We gathered a variety of holiday-appropriate presents across the fashion, beauty, and luxury markets. We considered distinct types, price points, styles, and brands to please different tastes, ages, genders, personal fashion preferences, and lifestyles. We based our holiday gift selection on a mix of press coverage, seasonal special promotions from the mentioned labels, buyer's reviews, and current trends. We've included tried-and-true classics according to specialists in the field, published opinions on the top products from beauty and fashion experts, social media trends, reputed quality of the products, and general popularity. If you buy any of these items through our links, we may get a small commission at no extra cost to you.


Our choices for this list are independent and impartial, with the sole purpose of recommending the best possible product options to our readers, while helping them find fashionista-approved gifts that are sure to please whoever unwraps them.

Best luxury scent bargain

It's likely that the fashionista in your life is already wearing Maison Francis Kurkdjian's incredibly famous Baccarat Rouge. The sexy, luxurious, gender-neutral scent that caught the world by storm, is one of the best-selling fragrances of all time. Adored by celebrities, it's said to be the scent of billionaires — not to mention a conversation starter that attracts compliments every time anyone wears it. The only thing better than being gifted Baccarat Rouge is getting it double. This year the brand created a gift set that includes a regular-size 70-milliliter bottle, and an extra 35-milliliter one that can fit in your handbag. 


Purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Baccarat Rouge 540's 2.4 ounce bottle at Nordstrom for $325, or buy the gift set at Maison Francis Kurkdjian for $695.

Best trendy bag

This winter pink is everywhere. But if you are going for the bag of the season in winter's hottest color, you might as well pick the mother of all pink bags to really thrill the fashionista you love. After all, Jacquemus is rumored to be the brand that originally brought this shade back in the last couple of years. Jacquemus' le Grand Chiquito is as trendy as it is historic. Plus, with its versatile size and ability to be both held or worn cross-body, it will likely stand the test of time and become the go-to bubblegum bag in your loved one's closet. Blogger Suchi from Pink April Diary tested Le Grand Chiquito and highlights the handbag's " high quality," and the fact that "it's roomy without looking bulky from the outside."


Purchase Jacquemus' le Grand Chiquito at Jacquemus for $860.

Best full makeup set

Beloved by celebrities and makeup artists, Charlotte Tilbury's makeup products couldn't be more desirable, and the British brand's Pillow Talk range is especially popular amongst beauty lovers. The label's gift sets always sell like hot cakes, and this holiday season's is full of tons of different goodies in the radiance-enhancing hues of the Pillow Talk line. This winter kit includes blush, lip liner, lipstick, lip lustre, mascara, eyeliner, and more. Happy buyers describe it as "the best set" and "totally worth it." Another fan says, "This is a great set. Pillow Talk Look is so pretty and it suits everyone. Also, the savings are great with this set, because individually these products would cost a lot more."


Purchase Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Dreams Come True Makeup Vault at Sephora for $375, or the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Holiday Set at Amazon for $89.

Best trendy boots

Tractor boots are in — whether over-the-top designs, or more wearable styles like Chelsea boots. Taking the latter for an effortless everyday aesthetic, you can't go wrong with Balenciaga, the trendiest chunky footwear over the past decade. This rendition of the super handy, versatile Chelsea boot will be loved day in and day out. YouTuber Charlotte Olivia stresses how beautiful these boots are, and the quality of the leather that makes them look and feel "like work boots, but cooler."


Purchase Balenciaga Tractor Boots at Farfetch for $1,150.

Best lavish skincare set

If luxury skincare is your loved one's cup of tea, La Prairie's gift sets are always a welcome treat and very sought-after for their value-per-use. This exclusive gift set from the top Swiss brand's White Caviar range — an illuminating, firming line — is a limited edition that features both full and replica sizes of the White Caviar formulas. This five-piece holiday offering includes all of the basics to perform the White Caviar beauty ritual. It includes one full-sized White Caviar Eye Extraordinaire and two sizes each of White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion serum, and White Caviar Crème Extraordinaire. A loyal buyer guarantees that "if you want clean bright skin, this is the one; you will see your skin transform into something beautiful."


Purchase White Caviar Festive Ritual The Illuminating and Firming Coffret at La Prairie for $2,060.

Best on-trend leather jacket

Leather perfectos and biker jackets are a timeless classic. But, they're also one of the year's hottest trends, which makes this lambskin Mango design the perfect gift. The beloved Spanish brand has a record of making quality leather outerwear that fits like a glove and lasts for a lifetime. This fitted, streamlined biker proves that the reputation is well deserved.


Purchase Mango's Leather Biker Jacket at the Mango for $399.

Best iconic lipstick gift set

A much anticipated — and quickly sold out — year after year must-have is Dior's famous festive lipstick gift set. It is literally the gift that keeps on giving for any fashionista worth their credentials. This sophisticated kit includes Dior's most coveted lip shades — Rouge Dior 999 Velvet, Rouge Dior 100, and Rouge Dior 720 — and a Rouge Dior 000 Balm.


Purchase Rouge Dior Premium Velvet Set at Selfridges for $151.

Best special edition bag

The special editions from this legendary French luxury brand are coveted by fans. This year Louis Vuitton chose the topic of travel to celebrate with the Vivienne mascot. This collectable edition of the iconic Félicie Pochette in Monogram canvas is a lovely variation of the famous pouch beloved for its versatility and is sure to get a special spot in your loved one's handbag closet.


Purchase the holiday edition Félicie Pochette at Louis Vuitton for $1,600.

Best luxe cozy accessory for all

Burberry's classic cashmere scarves are a classic that transcends age, trends, and genders. This versatile, reversible version of the British label's famous Scottish-made cashmere scarf features the nobility of black — not only an omnipresent color, especially for winter, but a dominant hue in this year's top collections — and Burberry's signature check pattern. You can't possibly go wrong with this beloved winter accessory.


Purchase a Burberry Reversible Check Cashmere Scarf at Burberry for $820.

Best scent collection

Jo Malone is known for launching its incredibly popular gift sets that literally fly from the shelves every holiday season. This year, the iconic British label offers a particularly tempting cologne collection, with 9-milliliter bottles of Jo Malone's five best-selling scents: English Pear & Freesia, Wild Bluebell, Wood Sage & Sea Salt, Lime Basil & Mandarin, and Blackberry & Bay. A must-have for lovers of Jo Malone's classic fragrances that makes the perfect present.


Purchase the holiday Jo Malone Cologne Collection at Neiman Marcus for $115.

Best customizable bag

Most fashion lovers have at least one Longchamp Le Pliage bag in their closet and, with the brand's variety of colors, sizes, and details, it's hard to say "no" to owning a new one of these lightweight, foldable, and ultra-versatile beauties. To take it up a notch, the notorious French brand now allows buyers to personalize their Le Pliage bag with their initials and an array of shade combinations.


Purchase My Pliage Signature Travel Bag at Longchamp for $380.

Best luxury coat dupe

Camel overcoats are a timeless staple that go with everything in one's closet. With current trends focusing on longline outerwear and minimalistic classic garments, they couldn't be more fashionable. One of Zara's current best-selling items, and an amazing replica to the iconic MaxMara 101801, this wool blend coat is simultaneously a timeless must-have and a chic updating piece. Your fashion-savvy friend is bound to be thrilled to unwrap this classic over the holidays.


Purchase the Belted Wool Blend Coat at Zara for $229.

Best timeless jewelry

Should an evergreen, timeless, and customizable gift be your goal, you can't find anything more fitting than a Tiffany sterling silver bracelet. Better yet, if it involves diamonds. Designed to be worn on its own or as a charm bracelet to be completed with Tiffany's classic dangling motifs, the Return to Tiffany Heart tag bracelet features the brand's signature heart tag set with a sparkling diamond and toggle closure, in the label's typical clean, patrician design. This is definitely an elegant present that lasts forever — your giftee will think of you every time they get a new charm for the bracelet. Plus, you will never run out of ideas for future gifts, as there are always different charms available to suit any special occasion and create a personal, unique collection.


Purchase a Return to Tiffany Heart Tag Bracelet at Tiffany for $800.

Best luxury versatile backpack

With '90s minimalism making a huge comeback, Prada's classic, streamlined nylon designs are more in demand than ever. If you are looking for a gender-neutral, universally pleasing gift that is simultaneously trendy, timeless, practical, and luxurious, Prada's chic Re-Nylon logo-plaque backpack is as good as it gets. If your fashionable loved one is eco-conscious, they'll love that at least 50% of the materials used for making this backpack are eco-friendly.


Purchase Prada Re-Nylon Logo-Plaque Backpack for $2,650 at Farfetch.

Best fashionable backpack

If you are looking for a present that is no-nonsense and useful, but ever stylish and definitely fashionable right now — not forgetting bullet-proof, timeless, customizable, for all ages, and unisex — the famous Fjällräven Kånken backpack has got you covered. Designed in the late 1970s to improve the posture and comfort of Swedish schoolchildren, the notorious Kånken backpack was initially crafted for functionality. But, the combination of effectiveness, durability, and the lightweight, space-maximizing, attractive design in a multitude of colors eventually made it a style hit. Although the brand has an array of quality bags and accessories, the Kånken alone comes in such a myriad of colors, sizes, and different straps that the fashionista in your life will be happy to get a new one, even if they are Fjällräven customers already.


Purchase the Kånken Laptop 17" backpack at Fjällräven for $125.

Best luxe custom jewelry

Gender-neutral and timeless, a Hermès' Clic-Clac H bracelet is always a welcome gift that imparts a touch of elegance to outfits across different styles. Whether it's the giftee's first one or a new item to add to a covetable collection, this is a tried-and-true present. Crafted in enamel with palladium-plated hardware, they come in a plethora of chic colors, patterns, metal tones, and with adaptable sizes for optimal fit.


Purchase Hermès Clic-Clac H Bracelet at Hermès for $720.

Best holiday boots

Glitter boots have been in for years. In 2017, Yves Saint Laurent featured a design that became all the rage in their fall and winter collection that year. This season sequins are present in both clothes and accessories. With the perfect excuse to own shimmering footwear this winter, why not add some holiday sparkle to your fashionable gift recipient's wardrobe? This knee-high pair from H&M has a lovely loose fit that flatters the legs and makes them ideal to wear with party dresses or cozy New Year's Eve ensembles.


Purchase Sequined Knee-High Boots at H&M for $84.

Best luxury belt

Gucci's classic double G buckle belts became a staple in recent years, and they keep going strong for good reason. Luxurious, but as sensible and versatile as monogrammed buckle belts can get, these accessories come in several sizes, widths, and enough colors to please all of the fashion connoisseurs on your list this holiday season. Wearers of different genders, ages, styles, and body types will be pleasantly surprised with this gift. 


Purchase a Gucci Leather Belt With Double G Buckle at Gucci for $420.

Best classic luxury luggage

Possibly the most desirable duffle bag ever made, and a must-have in any luxury closet for the well-travelled fashionista, Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandoulière 55 is a high-end choice that can never go wrong. Roomy enough to fit a one-week wardrobe, but cabin friendly and easy to carry by hand or cross-body, this classic choice has been making travelling more glamorous since 1930 and is certain to make an error-proof gift this year.


Purchase Keepall Bandoulière 55 at Louis Vuitton for $2,570.

Best gift for heavy-packing fashionistas

Light travellers are rare among fashion lovers or professionals, so even the most demanding fashionista will be pleased to be gifted with luggage that helps make packing easier. American Tourister Belle Voyage Hardside Luggage is recommended by industry experts that regularly pack for fashion weeks and other glamorous, dress-code demanding events. This suitcase has the capacity to fit a variety of outfits and the easiness to carry along. Its lightweight performance maximizes one's packing power and allows effortless mobility thanks to its four multi-directional oversized wheels. The luggage's 21-inch cabin promises to become any stylish traveller's favorite companion.


Purchase American Tourister Belle Voyage Hardside Luggage at Amazon for $79.