Gift Guide

The 59 Best Gifts For Every Type Of Person

Including the impossible to shop for boy.

By: Laurel Pantin
Styling: Laurel Pantin
Photography: Alec Kugler

By now, we thought we’d be pretty much done with our holiday gift shopping. We also thought the bulk of that gift shopping would have been for others, not for ourselves—but alas. Things don’t always go as planned, and our one for you, one for me policy looks more like one for you, five for me.

Thus, we find ourselves in a bit of a bind—crunched for time, and uninspired. However, there’s still time! We pulled together dozens of our absolute favorite gift ideas sure to satisfy everyone on your list. From a $28 nail polish to a $1,000 iPhone X, here are our recommendations for every personality type.

 

FOR THE MORE IS MORE GIRL

You can’t go wrong with color, sparkle, or a combination of the two.

Clockwise from far left: Haas Brothers x Joya Candles, Barneys.com; Gelareh Mizrahi Python Bag, Barneys; Michael Kors Sexy Ruby EDP, Macys.com; CHANEL Cuffs, CHANEL Stores; Dior bag, Dior.com; Stuart Weitzman Slides with Crystal Letters, Stuartweitzman.com; Jimmy Choo Heels and Clutch, Jimmychoo.com; Ferragamo Floral Slides, Ferragamo.com

 

IF SHE’S STILL A FAN OF BLAIR WALDORF

For someone who still worships at the altar of classic, Upper East Side prep, look no further than Fendi and CHANEL, and give her the gift of the perfect, glossy blowout (scented with Tom Ford, naturally).

Clockwise from far left: Chloe x Sorel Snow Boots, Netaporter.com; CHANEL Gabrielle Tweed Backpack, CHANEL Stores; Hermès Cuffs, Hermes.com; Estèe Lauder Limited Edition Compact, Esteelauder.com; Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, Dyson.com; Hermès Mini Kelly Bag, Hermes.com; Miu Miu Ballerinas, Miumiu.com; Burberry Mini DK88 Bag, Burberry.com; Tom Ford Black Orchid Hair Mist, Tomford.com; Dior Rouge Dior Couture Lipstick Refill Set, Dior.com; Bally Loafers, Bally.com; Apple iPad Pro in Rose Gold, Apple.com

 

FOR YOUR COOLEST FRIEND

Go for bold colors, bold logos, and a selfie-friendly makeup palette—all guaranteed to make your Instagram-famous friend very, very happy.

Clockwise from far left: Gucci Belt Bag, Netaporter.com; Fendi Top Handle Bag, Fendi.com; Opening Ceremony Boots, Openingceremony.com; Burberry Bag, Burberry.com; Gucci Sweatshirt, Netaporter.com; CHANEL Nail Polish, Chanel.com; Dior Sunglasses, Dior.com; CHANEL Clutch, CHANEL Stores; Urban Decay After Glow Highlighter Palette, Sephora.com; Louis Vuitton Boots, Louisvuitton.com

 

FOR THE CENTER OF ATTENTION

Which we mean in the most endearing way possible—this girl loves glitter and metallics, and we don’t blame her! We do too.

Clockwise from far left: Bally Lightning Bolt Bag, Bally.com; Jimmy Choo Crossbody and Glitter Boots, Jimmychoo.com; CHANEL Clutch, CHANEL Stores; Helmut Lang Bag, Helmutlang.com; Apple iPhone X, Apple.com; Attico Mules, Netaporter.com; Fornasetti Tray, Barneys.com; NARS X Man Ray The Kiss Set and Lip Gloss, Sephora.com; Edie Parker Compact Heart, Edieparker.com; Deborah Lippmann Shining Star Ornament, Deborahlippmann.com; Stuart Weitzman Loafers, Stuartweitzman.com

 

THE IMPOSSIBLE TO SHOP FOR BOY

Boys are so, SO hard to shop for! Unless he’s super into some specific thing (like looking “silky”), good luck. So, we pulled seven super-special options that every guy we know would be thrilled to get.

Clockwise from far left: Converse x JW Anderson Sneakers, Converse.com; Bally Backpack, Bally.com; Haas Brothers XO Barneys New York Skate Board, Barneys.com; Burberry Lamb Keychain, Burberry.com; Louis Vuitton Ping Pong Set, Louisvuitton.com; Kenzo Sneakers, Kenzo.com; Apple TV 4K, Apple.com

 

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