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Just 40 Awesome Accessories That Make For The Perfect Gift

Give the gift of a reusable tote patterned with grazing cows. Or chic earrings. The cows are probably better, though.

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1. Sterling silver cubic zirconia studs that look like they would run you about trillion bucks, but no — they actually cost very little and even my humble savings account wouldn't be bothered by the purchase.,

Promising review: "Really beautiful earrings! They look expensive and not gaudy by any means. I have been considering spending $500 on a pair of different studs, but now I’m not sure they're worth the money. You can get the same look with these earrings for so much less!" —Lauren Carter

Get them from Amazon for $10 (available in three sizes and finishes).

2. A Herschel waist purse here to give fanny packs the respect they deserve. Sure, they may laugh when they open the package, but let me make one thing perfectly clear: They will love this. They will use it all the time. It stores everything they need with no aching shoulders required.

reviewer photo of the black hip pack

Promising review: "Authentic and much roomier than I expected. I went to a concert and didn't want anything too bulky which is why I chose the fourteen instead of the fifteen. And I'm glad I did. I can't think of anything else I would have wanted to put inside. I was able to fit my Samsung 8+, ID wallet with cash, pack of orbit gum, key fob, ChapStick, pen and sunglasses. Great quality." —Jillian

Get it from Amazon for $25.

3. Lucky Feather bracelets intended for those in a long distance relationship. The onyx and howlite represent love and strength so if you'll excuse me, I'm two-day shipping this all the way to my best friend who has so rudely decided to move to Boston.


Promising review: "I work out of town a lot with the railroad, so thought these would be perfect for my wife and me. I was skeptical mine would be too small or hers too big, but they BOTH fit perfectly. The two of us absolutely love them and would recommend them to anyone." —Tyler Hicks

Get it from Amazon for $11.98.

4. A deco fan ring embellished with an ethically-sourced freshwater pearl sure to get them dozens (upon dozens) of compliments whenever they wear it — which will be 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

model wearing the gold ring

Get it from Aurate for $150.

5. A set of Kitsch spiral hair ties — and before you question whether these genuinely pass of as gifts, the answer is a unanimous yes. These coils won't dent their hair, won't feel constricting when worn on their wrist, plus who actually has enough hair ties? No one. Mine have a three-second window before they go missing forever., Amazon

Promising review: "Love these! They hold up the thickest hair without feeling too tight and causing headaches. They come out easily without snagging and they don't leave that dent in your hair if you wear them a long time. I'm so glad they came out with these!!" —Melissa French

Get a set of eight from Amazon for $7.99.

6. A chain bracelet so timeless-yet-trendy, you really can't go wrong with it. Rest assured that unwrapping this gorgeous hunk of arm candy is all but guaranteed to make any recipient happy.

model wearing the gold chain bracelet

Promising review: "This bracelet is as beautiful as it looks on the photo. It has a tiny charm that says 'chain of hope' by the clasp. I love that this company uses proceeds from the sale of the bracelet to bring water to people in need." —b. swale

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

7. Gold-plated padlock dangles about to ~lock~ in the title of their new favorite earrings. They're dainty enough that they go with everything in any closet *but* are a bit more daring than the average studs.


Promising review: "I love these earrings! I wear them almost every day, I only really take them off if I’m taking a shower. They haven’t tarnished yet!" —BBRebBe

Get them from Amazon for $11.99.

8. A fuzzy beanie I'd very much like to bury my face into!? These are so delightfully cozy and soft, they'll make freezing cold weather seem — well — not quite as awful. Perfect for the friend who is constantly cold.

the beanies in blue, purple, and pink
Urban Outfitters

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $24 (available in three colors).

9. A Baggu reusable tote available in several colors and designs; think striped and metallic to prints featuring dogs and grazing cows (the latter of which I am particularly fond of). These are durable, fold up into a tiny square, and will be ~toted~ around with every grocery trip they take., Amazon

Promising review: "This is not your usual, flimsy eco-tote. The first time I used it, I carried three 12-can packs (10 lbs. each) of Coke and some other stuff from the drugstore. Any lesser bag would've torn." —Frontier Psychiatrist

Get them from Amazon for $12+ (available in 45 colors).

10. Acrylic gold flake clips truly worth a Shakespearean novel because I, for one, now officially believe in love at first sight. I never thought I'd have such strong feelings about a clip but here we are!

Model with six clips above a low bun: two gold, two pink, and two silver
Fibs and Fables

Fibs and Fables is a Black woman-owned shop based in DC inspired by mythology and fables and with the goal to create inclusive conversation about hair — and their stuff is, I cannot stress this enough, extremely gorgeous.

Get them from Fibs and Fables for $16 each (available in three colors).

11. A Kitsch headband perfect for their nighttime skincare routine. This must-have accessory is crafted with a luxuriously soft microfiber material that won't tug at their roots, plus has an opening in the back to ensure their pony stays secure. No more drenched scalp after a simple cleanse.,

Promising review: "Love this so much! This headband actually fits and I love the slit in the back to pull your hair through! I've tried so many headbands and finally found one I actually enjoying wearing while getting ready for the day and the evening!" —Steph

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

12. A pair of sherpa-lined slipper socks so magical, they were actually featured on Oprah's Favorite Things in 2017 which tells you... everything you need to know. You get socks. You get socks. Everybody get socks.

My feet in the socks, cuffed to show the sherpa lining with text to show it was 6 degrees fahrenheit at the time of the photo and saying "these slippers are the only things that actually keep my feet warm"

Promising review: "Yes, I spent $25 for socks and yes, they are worth it. I wear women’s six in shoes and they’re the perfect snugness. No slipping off and the fleece inside is heavenly. Gonna wear these every day." —Sarah

Get them from Amazon for $19+ (available in two sizes: adult regular and adult large and 66 colors and patterns)

13. A rectangle pendant necklace you can completely personalize for a thoughtful gift that they'll cherish forever. This hunk of hand-stamped beauty can hold three lines of text (up to six characters per line), be filled with gold, rose gold, or silver, has three length options, and can be finished off with a mirror or matte finish.

Made by Mary, Made bu Mary

Promising review: "Absolutely love this necklace! The quality is incredible, I wear it in the shower and have no issues. I love how dainty it is, I've received so many compliments for it." —Carolina M.

Get it from Made by Mary for $70.

14. A pair of 100% opaque tights for the fashionista who insists on wearing a mini dress despite the fact that it is friggin' frigid outside. These babies are lined with ultra warm fleece and won't clash with any Insta-worthy outfits.

A model in the black tights

Promising review: "I bought these for myself and my mother and daughter-in-law to wear to an outdoor wedding in Montana. There was snow on the ground and we all had cozy, warm legs! We were all amazed as to just how comfortable these tights are. They feel like heaven when you slip them on. Our ages ranged from thirties to eighties and they fit each of us perfectly. I wish these came in more colors. These are absolutely the nicest tights that I have ever worn!" —Lync

Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (available in two sizes, black and navy; you can also get two pairs for $29.99).

15. A reversible fuzzy scarf because — *checks the Weather app* — it's turning into the season of having to heat up your car. This is made from an ultra soft material that looks great, feels great, and will actually help keep them warm.

Psst, you can even order a matching hat and gloves.

Promising review: "OMG this scarf is so amazing! So soft not itchy at all on my neck. Beautiful pattern and reversible! Perfect weight and length. So happy with it!" —WoodlandFairy

Get it from Amazon for $20 (also available in a matching hat and mittens).

16. Tiered chandelier earrings that have the witchy ability to turn unintentionally ripped jeans and a wrinkled white tee into an ensemble suitable for champagne and caviar feasts. They can throw these on pre-Zoom holiday party to feel extra festive.

reviewer wearing gold drop earrings

Promising review: "These earrings are fabulous!! They look just like the picture. They are not heavy and they do not hurt my ears." —Sheya Taylor

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

17. A foldover leather tote because it's about time they retire that $12 purse they purchased in college and somehow still wear. There are lipstick stains in the inner pocket. The strap is starting to unravel at the seams. It had a good run, but it's time to move on.


Promising review: "Love it. Treated myself for my birthday! Feels very durable and I love the spacious size as a tote! But also that you can fold it for a mid-size purse. This purse feels like the kind of purse that will get better with time; kind of like an old pair of jeans." —Tinainthebayarea

Get it from Madewell for $188 (available in three colors).

18. A sterling silver knot ring here to really tie the ~knot~ when it comes to getting the compliment of best gift ever. It's perfectly dainty, goes with any style wardrobe, and reviewers swear it won't leave behind the dreaded green line.

reviewer wearing the silver knot ring

Promising review: "I've had this ring for almost a year and have worn it just about every day. Shower- and gym-proof with no discoloration nor any bending have taken place." —Megan B

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 2-12 and in five colors).

19. Tortoise with polished gold prescription glasses that are truly fantastic for daily wear. This timeless design won't clash with any 'fit in their closet: in fact, it'll just make you feel more polished. These rank at a 20/20 for practicality and style.

glasses with tortoiseshell frames / Via @warbyparker

Get it from Warby Parker for $195 (prescription included).

20. A beautifully-constructed Daniel Wellington watch — the kind of splurge-worthy accessory that would be passed down through family members for generations to come. When words fail, I'll let an emoji do the talking: 😍.

model wearing gold watch with white face
Daniel Wellington

This watch is water-resistant, designed with a leather strap, and is guaranteed to get you a minimum of 9,000 compliments (per day).

Promising review: "I have three Daniel Wellington watches and love them all! This one in particular is extremely elegant. The gold is a really subtle rose gold, which I like. I was worried it might be too far towards rose gold, but it is really lovely. I've had my other watches from DW for about three years and they have held up perfectly; still look really beautiful. This one in particular makes any outfit look instantly nicer. I'd highly recommend buying this watch if you want something simple, beautiful, elegant, and sharp." —Neil Mejia

Get it from Amazon for $169 (available in two sizes).

21. A Fossil RFID-blocking clutch wallet made from a durable, quality letter that can withstand poor handling (*thinks back to all the times I literally threw my wallet across the room*). It's also super spacious thanks to 13 card slots, a back pocket, and four bill compartments.

Promising review: "This wallet is everything I was looking for. It has 10 slots for credit card, a zipper size for coins, three area for cash. It has a clear slot for your ID. The size is perfect as is not too big for crossbody purses or too small for other purses. Quality is outstanding as always for Fossil." —ARivera

Get it from Amazon for $68 (available in 10 colors).

22. Lightweight hoop earrings available in yellow, white, and rose gold as well as in three sizes. Reviewers swear these versatile bebe's look like they could easily cost five times the price — thankfully, they do not. "Oh, you shouldn't have spent so much!" "Haha, I totally didn't!"

model wearing the hoop earrings

Promising review: "I am picky when it comes to jewelry. I hate when cheap jewelry changes colors, starts fading, or finish rubs off at the smallest bit of wear. These for real look like they cost way more. I have seen identical gold hoops for five times times more than the cost of these. I actually first discovered these through several instagram influencers and was shocked they were so cheap haha I immediately bought them in gold and silver. I honestly would still buy them if the price was double what they cost." —Chloe

Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in three colors and sizes).

23. Thick wool socks that are like a warm hug for their feet, because who says toes don't deserve a good snuggle? Plus, these do a good job at keeping their hooves feeling warm without making 'em sweaty...which is no small ~feat~., Amazon

Promising review: "They're so warm and fluffy! I love wool socks, but sometimes the texture can be really rough and stiff. These aren't. They have a soft sort of towel-ish texture that feels toe-gasmic. I keep scrunching up my toes so I can feel the softness properly." —K. Price

Get three pairs from Amazon for $9.98.

24. A set of five gold-plated bracelets they'll find themselves reaching for every darn morning. If you're looking to gift a pièce de résistance that will complement pretty much every piece of clothing they own, then this is IT.

A wrist with four bracelets: a twisted one, a knotted bangle, an open bangle with leaves on the ends, and an arrow-shape one

Promising review: "Super cute and durable bangle bracelets. I wear these stacked or individually and they help style any outfit. Super happy with my purchase and would definitely recommend them!" —Kimberly

Get the set of five from Amazon for $10.99 (available in six styles).

25. A belt buckle fedora hat because "I didn't feel like washing my hair" days are inevitable and their heart can't live on dry shampoo alone.,

Promising review: "This is seriously a great find! I've been looking for a hat for a long time for an upcoming trip, and all the hats I've tried on were either too floppy, too small for my face, or just plain uncomfortable. The brim on this hat is a perfect size to keep the sun off your face and stays perfectly in place so it won't obstruct your vision! You can adjust the sizing using a ribbon hidden in the lining, making the fit perfect even for a windy day. Absolutely love this hat!" —Jess

Get it from Amazon for $16.45 (available in 14 colors).

26. An oval buckle belt that can a: keep denim from slipping below anything other than a high-rise (heaven forbid) and b: look darn cute while doing it. As someone who typically hates belts, I think... I may actually purchase this one.

the black belt

Promising review: "This is a very nice belt and better quality than I expected. Had been looking for an animal print belt but didn’t want to spend $50+ on an accessory and this definitely looks chic and contemporary at a reasonable price." —LRua

Get it from Amazon for $19.90 (available in two sizes and two colors).

27. Chunky drop earrings capable of taking everyone's breath away whenever they show up on Zoom. Sure, there are 18 participants in total, but they'll be pinned and staring at their own reflection for the entirety of the call.

model wearing the earrings
Oma The Label

Get them from Oma The Label for $79.

28. A faux leather bucket bag they'll be able to cart from work to drinks and everything in between. Is the below a fancy designer brand? No! But the quality and style are so top-notch that they'll simply assume it is.


Promising review: "I’ve had this purse for a couple months now and it has held up really well! I’ve gotten tons of compliments, and I really enjoy all the pockets and storage. You can’t go wrong for the price, and it really hasn’t shown any wear or tear whatsoever." —Whitney V.

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in ten colors and two sizes).

29. A veil-topped beanie serving major Morticia Addams energy, which is the only kind of energy we're trying to exude this holiday season. I mean this in the least offensive way possible — if your friend is a bit of a Grinch (#me), this is the only stocking stuffer they'll be overjoyed to receive.

Model in the black beanie with a veil that hangs over part of their face
Pretty Little Attire / Etsy

Pretty Little Attire is a Bournemouth, UK based Etsy shop making gorgeous, vintage-inspired headwear.

Promising review: "SO CUTE! Fits perfectly, not too tight like most hats I buy (I have kind of a big head). And everyone compliments my style." —jlsmit27

Get it from Pretty Little Attire on Etsy for $24.33.

30. A custom ring inspired by their favorite cityscape (or the one they're currently living in now): Think spots like New Orleans, New York, Paris, or Prague being adorned on their digits.

model wearing the silver city ring
Caitlyn Minimalist / Etsy

You can even opt for much smaller cities than the ones listed above — simply let the seller know about the city you're thinking of, and they'll create a mock-up for you to approve.

Promising review: "I got this for my daughter as a graduation gift of Columbus, Ohio. It is really beautiful and I can't wait to give it to her!!" —Lisa Chaffin-Murphy

Get it from Caitlyn Minimalist on Etsy for $23.62 (available in three colors, 68 cities, and sizes 4.5-12).

31. A layered choker necklace so delicate and dainty, it truly looks like it would cost upwards of one million dollars. Surprise! It actually costs less than $10, meaning you can knock off everyone on your gift list for a super reasonable sum.


Promising review: "I love these necklaces! They look so good together and are great quality for the price." —Gali D Dragon

Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 12 styles).

32. A Marc Jacobs cross-body purse for a splurge-worthy gift they'll treasure forever (and ever). The purse itself is designed with a classic black leather while the multi-colored guitar strap gives it that extra ~je ne sais quoi~.

the black purse with multi-colored strap

Get it from Nordstrom for $295.

33. Midi hoops crafted with gold vermeil (sterling silver layered with18-karat gold) that comes with a two-year warranty. Folks, say hello to the *only* accessory they'll want on your earlobes ever again.

model wearing gold hoop earrings

FYI, I have been wearing these earrings for the past year. Showering with them. Sleeping with them. Eating with them. The works! They have not tarnished one bit and look like I just got 'em yesterday.

Get it from Mejuri for $50 (estimated retail for $147).

34. Burlybands because it's time they ditch the dollar store hair ties and look to greener pastures (especially if they have super thick hair). These won't stretch out, won't break after that extra wrap, and genuinely stay in place, plus they feature a seamless design that won't cause damage.,

Promising review: "They're worth every dollar! It's not quite like any other hair tie I've seen before. It's really thick, very expandable, and super durable. I have thick, coarse, nappy, natural, African American hair and these certainly do the job! I don't care what type of hair you have or how much of it you got because these will do the job. And they won't rip out your hair while doing it." —Gracey

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

35. Cozy gloves equipped with ~tech fingers~ so they can comfortably scroll through their Instagram feed without having to brave the elements in the process.

the gloves

Get it from Aerie for $11.16 (originally $15.95).

36. Unisex aviator and cat-eye sunglasses — both of which block the shade, add trendiness to any outfit, and don't cost a small fortune. Lose them? Break them? Scratch them? The loss won't feel quite as significant (even if they are a gift).,

Promising review (aviator sunglasses): "These are probably my favorite sunglasses I own now! They’re incredibly comfortable and I love the colors (I also have the pink and orange pair). I was honestly surprised at how great the quality was considering the inexpensive price." —Anna Grace Snider

Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 17 colors).

Promising review: "These are so cute! I got both the black and the red shades, and I am obsessed! The price is unbeatable, they are well-made, and they fit super nice!" —AmazonCustomer

Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in six colors).

37. A set of three pairs of gold-plated freshwater pearl huggie earrings you'll be tempted to keep for yourself — and no one would blame you for that very understandable betrayal! These are way too pretty to wrap up and give away. Add two to your cart. We deserve this.

The three pairs of earrings: gold studs with dangling baroque pearls, gold open hoops with dangling small round pearls, and baroque pearl open hoops

Stella and Hass is a Black woman-owned brand that makes just absolutely gorgeous accessories.

Get them from Amazon for $29.97.

38. A twist headband that turns their noggin into a present, bow and all. They can throw this on to keep baby hairs out of their face, add some stripes or dots to their 'do, *and* hide greasy roots.

Promising review: "These are so cute! I thought they might be too youthful/girly for me to get away with, but they're adorable. Perfect for keeping my hair out of my face when I work and when I apply makeup and skincare treatments. There's a wire that runs throughout the whole headband which means it stays on my (large) head, whereas other elastic headbands just slip off. These are available in many different pretty prints, as well. Great value for the money!" —meems

Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

39. A Jet Set Candy accessory so they can travel the globe — sort of. This brand uses quality sterling silver, 14-karat vermeil, or solid gold to create destination-inspired jewelry that will do nothing to quell their wanderlust. Sorry, not sorry.

model holding up silver necklace pendant labeled "Elláda Greece" / Via @jetsetcandy

Shop travel-inspired jewelry from Jet Set Candy starting at $15.

40. A padded velvet headband they can slip on over their mane to feel instantly transformed into Blair Waldorf. Xoxo, you — the best gift giver on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

reviewer photo of the multi-colored headbands

Promising review: "Just got my headbands and they are super cute! The quality is great and they look as if I spent a lot of money on them even though they were super affordable. They even added an additional velvet scrunchie!" —Heather Ann

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight colors).

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