Goodbye Ugly Sweaters, Hello Gifts Fashionistas Will Love

Remember having to paint on a smile when your relatives gave you clothes you really didn’t like? Don’t be that gift-giver.

Story by Alexis Green

Lights are starting to twinkle and the air is getting a bit nippy, which means it’s holiday season. As the countdown begins, ORANGE Magazine has compiled a list of gift options guaranteed to make any fashion lover cheery this season.

 

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Personalized Accessories

Personalizing accessories helps ensure that the gift you are giving is truly unique. Take a simple bag and have someone’s special nickname put on it or get minimalist initial jewelry that will complement any outfit. The true beauty of personalized accessories is that you can take basic everyday items and turn them into something more.

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Stationary

Notebooks, pencils and planers, oh my. Stationary is the perfect gift for creative types because it gives them endless pages for doodles, ideas and everyday thoughts. It can also act as a subtle nod to become more organized, offering a great option for anyone.

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Socks

While socks may seem like a boring gift for someone on the naughty list, a good pair of socks can transform any outfit. Whether you are wearing a suit or a basic tee with jeans, the accessory adds a pop of personality.

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Subscription Boxes

From vegan makeup to socially conscious products from around the world, there is a subscription box for almost anyone. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving because you can choose how long a person receives these boxes filled with goodies. This would be a pleasant surprise in their mailbox every month.

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Books

Give someone their next favorite read or coffee table accessory with the perfect book. Many designers and magazines have released books filled with pages of amazing style content that would make the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for fashion. Even if the book is bad, it will look great, so you can’t go wrong.

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Art Prints

Good art can be an expensive gift. Instead, opt for a gorgeous art print that has the same pizzazz without the hefty price tag. Desenio and Society6 offer affordable prints that will make any design lover swoon and allows you to avoid those horrifying holiday shopping crowds.

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Candles

It seems that everyone is candle crazy nowadays and for good reason. There’s nothing better than lighting a soothing candle after a stressful day and now as the scent of vanilla wafts through the air, that person will think of you.

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Gift Cards 

Gift cards have been mislabeled as a cop out gift. Imagine walking into a store you love and not having an empty wallet. Gift cards give people a chance to spend money without guilt and you’ll get bonus points for knowing their favorite stores.

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The gift-giving season is here, but don't let that stress you out. After all, they say it’s the thought that counts. When in doubt, ask yourself if you would want the gift and you’ll do great.