Here are 4 of my favorite gift ideas for Fashionistas and your hard-to-buy-for's :
1. Unique Home Decor Items
I found this big red leather trunk at Hobby Lobby (only $34). An item like this one is obviously practical for storing things, but it's also really cute to decorate with - I keep the trunk out in the open in our common room.
Especially around the holidays, home decor stores have great gifts on their shelves. Try Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Crate & Barrel, Home Goods, Pier 1, etc. You'll be surprised at the neat stuff you find!
2. Fun Accessories
( Like my new shoes? Black leather Mary Jane platforms by Mix No.6 )
I wore my new heels with magenta tights from American Apparel, and the scrunched knee socks were a gift. Which got me thinking - accessories are a simple and easy gift, and that person will think of you whenever they wear them!
Christmas socks or knee high tights, a wool hat or beret, gloves or mittens with a matching scarf, a dressy clutch purse, makeup brush set... 'One size fits all' gifts like these are rarely returned too.
3. Etsy.com Finds
I've said it before and I'll say it again... Etsy.com is awesome! This website has saved my ass on so many occasions, especially when you don't know quite what to buy for someone. The handmade items are one-of-a-kind, so unique.
For example, say you have a a friend who loves/collects elephants (ahem... me!). Search for 'elephant' on Etsy and check out the fun stuff that pops up. Ornaments, home decor, accessories, jewelry, furniture, books, toys, even vintage items. Art is always an appreciated gift, and there are thousands of pieces on Etsy.
4. A Magazine Subscription
With a magazine subscription, you can literally give the gift of fashion! Vogue, Vanity Fair, W magazine, Interview magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, In Style - all great options for the style, celebrity and fashion inclined. Plus, most 1-year subscriptions only cost between about $20 and $30.
For the guy or gal who isn't into fashion (what?) there is literally a publication out there for everyone. Remember 'Horse & Hound' from Notting Hill? The world traveler in your life might like Conde Nast Traveler, and Architectural Digest is full of beautiful imagery and home decor ideas.
I hope my gift picks help you out this holiday! XO