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34 Style Gifts You’ll Want To Splurge On This Year

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Warning: You may want to add everything in this list to your *own* holiday wishlist.Esperamos que te gusten los productos que recomendamos. Solo para que lo sepas, BuzzFeed puede recolectar una pequeña parte de las ventas que salgan de esta publicación. Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will…
34 Style Gifts You’ll Want To Splurge On This Year

Warning: You may want to add everything in this list to your *own* holiday wishlist.Esperamos que te gusten los productos que recomendamos. Solo para que lo sepas, BuzzFeed puede recolectar una pequeña parte de las ventas que salgan de esta publicación.

Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times are especially tricky this year and can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Shop early and be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th!Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.


A thickened down jacket with a cult-following to keep them feeling warm and cozy no matter how cold or windy it gets outside. Seriously, more than 5.5K reviewers swear by this amazing coat.,

Promising review: “This coat is no joke. The coldest temperature I tested it out in was 9 degrees and I did not feel like I was freezing at all! I even tried to wear with just a T-shirt, no sweaters/layers underneath, to see if I felt cold…nothing. No cold! Boomshakalaka! It’s also so stylish, roomy, has a thousand pockets (goodbye purse!) and looks different from all the rest out there.” —ZhureGet it from Amazon for $149.99+ (available in 13 colors, and sizes 2XS—5XL).


An adorable Betsey Johnson backpack that’ll serve as a perfect way to store important belongings on-the-go. Plus, it comes in different animal options like a cat and a bunny. SO.MUCH.CUTENESS.


Promising review: “This backpack is super cute and very roomy. Color is soft and pretty. Very well made. A big hit with my daughter-in-law!” —Becki PastierGet it from Amazon for $47.99+ (available in seven colors).


A tie sleeve turtleneck for an effortless yet timelessly elegant top they’ll adore.


Promising review: “This sweater is comfy! I appreciate the fact that the sleeves are long enough for me too. I just wish that it came in more colors.” —Elizabeth J.Get it from Eloquii for $69.95 (available in two colors, and sizes 14/16—26/28).


A sequin bow velvet dress they may be tempted to wear right after taking out of the box on Christmas, or even on New Year’s Eve. Even though the holidays may look a bit different this year, they can still get glammed up at home!

Kate Spade New York

Get it from Kate Spade New York for $448 (available in sizes 00—14).

J Crew

Promising review: “These earrings are real eye-catchers and just beautiful. They’ll look good with jeans, an evening gown, or anything in-between. Best of all? They’re not heavy!” —Bling18Get them from J.Crew for $65 (available in two colors).


A tunic sweater that boasts an oversized fit and high side slits that’ll have them saying “au revoir” to all of their other sweaters.

Promising review: “I love this sweater! I have dressed it up, dressed it down, worn it with leggings, worn it with jeans, taken it out on the town with heels and worn it to school pickup with my Vans. You can layer it over a turtleneck or a camisole. It’s super versatile and so comfortable. I would recommend this purchase, it’s a great buy and possibly my favorite Amazon fashion purchase ever.” —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $59.50 (available in four colors, and sizes S/M—L/XL).


A faux leather jacket — a style gift you truly cannot go wrong with. Just know that once you gift this to them, they’ll become significantly cooler than you, unless of course, you buy one for yourself too.


Promising review: “Amazing!! If you are between sizes, I would recommend sizing up. Honestly, this was wonderfully made — could not recommend enough!!” —sweetscinnamonGet it from Nordstrom for $98 (available in two colors, and sizes XS—XL).


A pair of flats that claim to not have zero break-in period, are crafted from repurposed water bottles, are easy-to-wash, and made to contour to the wearer’s foot.


Get them from Rothy’s for $125 (available in 17 styles, and sizes 5—13).


A denim shirt dress they’ll enjoy wearing year-round. When it’s cold, they can pair it with tights or leggings, boots, and a cardigan or jacket. When it’s warm, they can wear it with their fave sandals!

Universal Standard

Promising review: “I love that this dress is comfortable, yet sophisticated. The collar adds a bit of interest and dimension to the piece. The fabric is sturdy but lightweight enough to be a lovely summer dress.” —AnonymousGet it from Universal Standard for $95 (available in two colors, and sizes 4XS—4XL).


A mesh watch that’ll make for wonderful everyday use. You truly can’t go wrong with gifting someone a brand-new watch, it’s basically a scientific fact.


Promising review: “Where to begin?? Well, I first saw this watch on my favorite blogger on Instagram. I ordered it and it is so much more beautiful in person!! It’s classy, yet trendy and I think I’ll get a few years wear out of it. If you are on the fence about it, don’t be! You’ll love it!!” —TuChing@d@M@dreGet it from Amazon for $169+ (available in two colors, and three sizes).


Warby Parker glasses that will be the trendiest pair of prescription glasses they’ll ever own. Plus, their at-home try on program is THE BEST.

Samantha Wieder / BuzzFeed

“I started wearing glasses regularly a few years ago when I found out the reason I was experiencing migraines and eye strain almost every single day for two months was because of astigmatism and nearsightedness. Knowing that glasses would now become a part of my daily life, I wanted to be sure I bought a pair that I felt cute in, but I am SO INDECISIVE. That is where Warby Parker comes in. Their at-home try on program is FREE. You get to pick five frames you love, and they send them to you within a few days. You then have about a week to try them on, take pictures with them, consult your family and friends for their thoughts, and they provide a free shipping label for sending them back. You can do this more than once! You just can’t order a pair of glasses until your at-home try on has been returned. When it’s time to order, you can either upload your prescription (this is the quickest option!), or Warby Parker can call your eye doctor for you. You can also choose between various add-ons. For example, because I stare at a laptop screen most of the day, my glasses contain blue-light filtering to help lessen the strain on my eyes. I now own THREE pairs of glasses from Warby Parker, and I can honestly say that thanks to their excellent customer service and trendy frames, I will be a customer for life. P.S. — If you have vision insurance and they help to cover the cost of glasses, Warby Parker can provide you with an insurance reimbursement form after you order!” —Samantha Wieder (aka ME!)Get them from Warby Parker: the Laurel in Tea Rose Fade (left) starting at $95, or the Eugene in Rosewood Tortoise (right) starting at $95, and be sure to check out all of the fabulous styles Warby Parker has to offer!


A denim mini skirt available in a wide array of colors for becoming their new favorite skirt and finding new ways of pairing with all their favorite tops. Jeans? Leggings? Shorts? We don’t know them anymore.

Free People

Promising review: “I love this skirt! It fits so well. I plan on wearing it with band tees, but it’s also cute with oversized sweaters or a thermal or moto jacket. Such a good staple piece!” —meganrnGet it from Free People for $50 (available in eight colors, and sizes 0–12).


A Rent the Runway membership so they can rent exquisite clothing items and statement pieces each month. Now they’ll always have something fashionable to wear.

Amanda / Via Rent the Runway, Debbie / Via Rent the Runway

What you’ll get: Depending on which membership you choose, you’ll either receive up 4, 8, or 16 items. If you decide you want to keep any, you can purchase them for a steep discount, or you can send your items back. Get ready to strike a pose!Get it from Rent the Runway starting at $69 a month.


A pair of skinny jeans that may just make them wonder how they managed to go so long without jeans this good. After a few wears, they’ll probably convince you to buy a pair for yourself, too!

Universal Standard

Promising review: “I bought these jeans for my mom because she is has always been curvy with a big hip-to-weight ratio, and her jeans from normal stores are always sooo baggy at the waist. Universal Standard jeans fit her SO WELL — she looks great and feels comfortable in them. One thing I would say is make sure to measure yourself well and check the size guides BEFORE buying. You are likely a size or two smaller in these jeans than you would be somewhere else.” –AnonymousGet them from Universal Standard for $90 (available in four colors, sizes 00—40, mid-rise and high-rise, and regular and tall fits).


Hunter rain boots — a classic that’ll have them wishing for all the rainy, snowy weather, just so they can make a splash in these babies.

@hunterboots / Via

Promising review: “Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I find that good rain boots are a necessity. When fashion and quality are a must, look no further than a pair (or two) of Hunters. Normally I would’ve bought black, but it seems like everyone is doing those right now and I wanted a bit of a pop to my rainy day wardrobe. The gloss red is gorgeous and cleans easily. I get compliments on these on a regular basis when the weather necessitates wearing them.” —Laina SaasGet them from Amazon for $99.99 (available in 31 styles, and sizes 5—11)


A pair of compressive, high-rise leggings that are super stretchy, squat-proof, and buttery soft. Oh, and they’re made from 25 recycled water bottles so they’re also sustainable!

Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

Promising review: “Right off the bat, I was impressed by how buttery soft these leggings were. They’re super stretchy (definitely squat-proof!) and supportive without being constricting. And at $68, they’re a total steal given how high-quality they are. I usually wear them for low-impact workouts, like Pilates and yoga (and lounging on the couch), but they didn’t let me down during high-impact HIIT cardio classes either. The material is really breathable so even though I’m sweating a lot during my workouts, the leggings don’t get swampy. They’re machine-washable and still look brand-new (no pilling here!). In fact, I liked them so much that I ended up getting a second pair to give the other ones a break.” —Melanie Aman, BuzzFeed EditorBe sure to check out the rest of Melanie’s review of the incredible Girlfriend Collective leggings!Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $68 (available in nine colors, three lengths, and sizes 2XS—6XL).


Tie-dye sweats so cute, they’ll probably send you a million and one mirror selfies as a thank-you.

BFFS & BABES, @bffsandbabes / Via

Promising review: “I have other pieces of clothing from this Etsy shop and simply love ’em. They’re so soft, the quality is great, and it comes with the added bonus of supporting a small business. If you’re in the market for a full set they also make matching sweatshirts!” —Heather Braga, BuzzFeed EditorGet it from BFFS & BABES on Etsy for $79 (available in two colors, and sizes XS—XL).


A “mixed media” top that’s a combo of merino wool and cupro for a shirt that’s a little bit warm, a little bit luxurious, and a whole lot of trendiness.

Universal Standard

Promising review: “Love the way this top fits, looks, and feels. It’s a total joy to wear and really flattering. I can dress it up or down depending on what I pair it with.” —Juliana M.Get it from Universal Standard for $135 (available in two colors, and sizes 4XS—4XL).


A warm, oversized sweater available in a variety of great colors. Once you do the hard work of picking out which color(s) to get them, all you have to do is sit back, relax, wait for the sweater to arrive at their door.


Promising review: “The alpaca sweater is so cozy and fits so well. It’s definitely going to be a staple in my fall/winter wardrobe. For size reference, I often vary between a medium and large. I purchased two — one in a medium and one in a large. Both sweaters fit well, but if I were to choose, I slightly favor the large. It’s not too big, just cozy!” —ErinDecGet it from Everlane for $95 (available in 14 styles, and sizes 2XS—XL).


High-waisted leggings to get the smart cookie in your life who knows that leggings do count as pants.


Promising review: “The holy grail of leggings. They are stretchy, completely opaque, have a single leg seam so they are perfect for workout OR with tunics, and have the perfect amount of compression. My oldest pairs of leggings finally gave out after three years of five-day-a-week rotation between four pairs. I bought these as a replacement, and they are even better. I’m VERY pear-shaped and the band sits at my proper waist, so they don’t fold or creep down throughout the day.” —fifithehuntressGet them from Nordstrom for $59 (available in sizes 1XL—3XL).


A cowrie infinity necklace they will probably wear an infinite amount of times. It’s super pretty, and will go with anything.

Omi Woods / Etsy

Omi Woods is an awesome Black woman-owned business creating beautiful jewelry made with fair trade African gold and globally-sourced conflict-free fine metals. Promising review: “An absolute beauty! I am beyond impressed. It’s an elegant and classic piece to own. It arrived two weeks earlier than expected so that was a pleasant surprise. I would give this shop 10 stars if it was an option. I will continue to purchase from this seller. Much appreciation.” —Reese Morris Get it from Omi Woods on Etsy for $128+ (available in three finishes).


A shirt dress that’ll make for a truly chic gift. You deserve an award for excellent gift-giving.

Universal Standard

Get it from Universal Standard for $118 (available in two colors, and sizes 4XS—4XL).


A denim mini dress with an elastic back detail so you can help them add a pop of fun to their wardrobe.

Free People

Promising review: “This dress is perfect to slip into for the day! The fabric, style, shape, and color all together make this piece a head turner! The first day I wore it, I received a compliment from everyone I encountered (at a distance, with my mask on 🙂 #2020).” —reese_elizabethGet it from Free People for $138 (available in six colors, and sizes XS—XL).


A pair of lightweight, breathable, low-impact sneakers that they can connect to a mobile app to keep track of their distance, calorie burn, and more helpful running statistics.

Under Armour

Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE these shoes. While running they provide excellent arch support and total foot support. I love that I can link them to my running app and receive performance feedback as I am running!” —smsteacher716Get them from Under Armour for $150 (available in nine colors, and sizes 5—12).


A lace-up front dress that’ll make them feel as if they just walked off the runway at a high-end fashion show, and you’re their personal stylist.


Promising review: “Casual and hip LBD! The lace front and extra large grommets give this dress a big dose of character. You won’t see anyone else wearing this day-to-day. Comfortable and loose-fitting. Very easy to wear and stylish with flats, sandals, or casual wedges.” —FashionistaGet it from Amazon for $69 (available in two colors, and sizes XS—XL).


Promising review: “Loving this innovative trendy design on this sweater. I often wear Pashmina scarves and this will be quite dramatic when I unwrap to reveal this halter sweater with sleeves. I also love that it’s not too short showing my tummy, or too long to look slouchy. It’s just right.” —Vicki B.Get it from Eloquii for $64.95 (available in two colors, and sizes 14/16—26/28).


Heeled Chelsea boots that’ll make a great addition to their favorite autumn and winter looks. Just don’t forget to remind them to accessorize with a seasonal beverage in-hand.


Promising review: “These boots are comfortable and chic. I would recommend them to anyone. It did take me a day or two to break them in but the instructions on the website help (I wore them around the house before taking them outside).” —Elyssa S.Get them from Nisolo for $210 (available in three colors, and sizes 5—11).


A pair of leather exterior/wool interior gloves, so their hands feel nice and cozy while looking extra sharp.


Promising review: “What’s not to love about these gloves?! They are buttery soft, and the inner wool lining isn’t itchy. Fits true-to-size. Absolutely recommend.” —Ellen D.Get them from Nisolo for $125 (available in sizes 6.5—8).


A denim jumpsuit to help them take the guesswork out of picking out a top AND a bottom. That’s simply too much work.

Good American

Get it from Good American for $155 (available in seven styles, and sizes 0—7).


A wool wrap cardigan that may just make them wonder why their entire wardrobe isn’t from Etsy. Well, this incredible item is the perfect place to help them start.

Pappus / Etsy

Promising review: “A wonderful cardigan with a casual wrap design, but it looks so smart, too. A great addition to my wardrobe. Really pleased I found this great Etsy shop.” —Belvedere12Get it from Pappus on Etsy for $171.31 (available in 14 colors, and sizes S—L).


A layered jumper sure to become an instant favorite in their wardrobe. They should go ahead and apologize to all of their other tops now. They may never see the light of day once they own this baby.


Get it from Allsaints for for $229 (available in sizes XS—L).


A color block swimsuit that comes in super cute colors, is available in a wide range of sizes, and is great for those with a longer torso who normally find themselves in a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with one-piece swimsuits.


Especially great for anyone who is lucky enough to live in a warm weather climate year-round, or to save for use next summer.Get it from Boden for $54 (available in 13 styles, sizes 2—22, and regular and long fits).


A pair of slippers lined with thick white woolfell to help keep their feet feeling nice and cozy all season long.


A gorgeous pair of diamond earrings that are truly the definition of “splurge-worthy.” I, for, one would be very happy to receive these as a gift.


Promising review: “The make of these earring is top notch. The diamond clarity is excellent . My fiancé absolutely loved them. The fact that the earrings are screw-back provide the extra security that they won’t fall out.” —RustyGet them from Amazon for $258+ (available in two metal types, and nine diamond weights).

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