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The Guide To Gifting A Present Your Stylish Friends Will Actually Want

Your tastemaker BFFs will approve.

You should not gift: Anything fancy that isn’t aligned with their style

You should: Check their social media accounts first

While your fashion-savvy friend can be fastidious in her choices, it doesn’t mean she would automatically adore everything-and-anything expensive. Nor does it mean she would love all luxury brands. Ultimately, it’s all about the aesthetic, and your friend has subjective tastes that are not tied to a price tag or a label.

What you should do is research before you sink in major bucks on an expensive branded coin purse that she would sooner regift. Scroll through her Instagram account and do some stalking. Observe and consider her likes and dislikes. If your friend’s feed is filled with minimalist photos for example, she might prefer modern and functional brands that are simple and monochromatic, such as COS. If all else fails, just ask them what they prefer. Your wallet will thank you for it.

You should not gift: Insignificant presents

You should gift: Functional items, like multi-use storage furniture

The worst thing that anyone can receive is a poorly thought-out gift (we’re talking about mugs, socks and notebooks). Rather than carelessly buying generic gifts from the bargain bin, put some thought into what would be useful to them. Your fashionable friend might, for instance, have a pile of clothes still sitting somewhere in a shopping bag. How about getting them pretty storage boxes for their clutter or Muji wooden hangers? Or art pieces and antique home ware to upgrade their living space? You get the picture.