Holiday gifts for the annoyingly picky fashion person in your life

With the holidays around the corner, I’m reminded of all Christmases past where family and friends have repeatedly told me how impossible I am to buy for. (Sorry, guys.) This got me thinking about what types of gifts would be great for that picky fashioney/artsy fartsy person in your own circle. Everyone has one. I compiled this list from a bunch of my favorite fashion blogs and e-commerce sites who have featured one or more of these items within the past few months. Plus a few things I just found and liked.

Just remember, steer away from buying clothes. I know this sounds counterintuitive for a person who loves clothes, but trust me on this. We’re picky. Opt instead for something like…. below!

This swanky iPhone case was designed by Tibi, a well-known and very talented fashion designer. It has a spooky, sad doll quality to it, which makes it that much cooler. In a sad doll kind of way.

Rebecca Minkoff’s Zipped Up ear phones are a funky take on a staple most of us need. The small ear studs and zip cord make a functional piece a little more fun.

I love these quirky state necklaces from Maya Brenner. They’re dainty enough to wear everyday, but still stand out from your run-of-the-mill chain necklace.

French women look good. Enough said. This Parisian Chic style guide by Ines de la Fressange lets us in on their chic little secrets.

If someone you know is in the I heart Kate camp (most fashion types are), this softcover edition of Kate Moss by Mario Testino is the perfect present.

I would rock this knit leopard beanie with a sleek black wool coat for winter. Such an unexpected take on animal print. And the perfect pop to a city look.


Chunky watches are ideal accessories for the girl who wants to just dress and go. Something like this La Mer watch will instantly pull an outfit together without having to think about anything else.


And while I never talk about beauty stuff here, I do want to include this near-perfect gift for any female in your life: A gift certificate to a blow dry bar. These places exist solely to dry your hair to perfection. And since it’s not something she’d necessarily spend money on herself, it makes the best gift ever. Check out Drybar for locations in both San Francisco and New York.

Good luck!


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