If you are a popular fashionista, it’s likely you are invited to several parties and events throughout the year. I’m sure these are all great fun, but one thing you may not like about these social occasions is that many of them require you to bring a gift. While this can be damaging to your wallet, the bigger problem is finding a gift that is suitable.
Well, if you have a lot of friends that are fashionistas like you, clothing will always be a good gift, but issues still arise when trying to find an item you know the recipient will like. Even more concerning is finding something that will fit.
If you are planning on going to a special event that requires a gift, here are a few tips for getting one you know the recipient will love.
Don’t Sweat the Fit
Finding the right clothing can be problematic, especially when it comes to fit. Therefore, you want to avoid buying clothing that really needs to fit properly. For instance, it’s probably not a good idea to buy a friend a pair of jeans or a pencil skirt that needs to fit really well.
You’ll also want to stay away from pants completely. When buying a top, avoid getting one that buttons to fit. Instead, opt for sweaters, sweatshirts and simple tees and tanks.
If you are going for skirts, try to find one with an elastic waist. Dresses should not have too much fitted detailing either.
Think of Your Friend’s Tastes
Remember, this isn’t about what you like, it’s about what your friend likes. Therefore, you will want to think about what they enjoy wearing.
If you know their favorite color, consider getting an item of clothing in that color. If they have a favorite band, get them a t-shirt with the band’s logo on it. If they have a preferred fashion style, try to find clothing that matches their aesthetic.
Go for Jewelry and Accessories
While fashionistas may adore getting clothing, it’s likely they will also like attractive jewelry. Jewelry is fashionable, and, as an added bonus, you don’t have to worry too much about whether or not it will fit.
When buying jewelry, the same rules apply. Go for pieces that you know your friend will like.
And while fit won’t be as much of an issue, it is still a concern. Make sure not to buy anything too big for friends that are slender and stay away from buying items that are too small for plus size friends.
A lot of jewelry is sized. If you know your friends ring and bracelet size, you can find a piece you know will fit. If not, if you are familiar with jewelry sizes, it’s likely you can take a pretty good guess.
For even safer accessory choices, you can buy friends a scarf or purse.
Friends who like to look fashionable probably also enjoy having a stylish home interior. When finding a piece for their home, the fit is never a concern. However, you will have to think of personal style.
Think about the style of their home and try to find pieces they will need. For instance, if they have a small place with some pictures on the wall, you might not want to buy them an oversized wall hanging. On the other hand, a door mat will always come in handy.
Another think a fashionista will appreciate is great electronics accessories. An iPhone or tablet case make great gifts.
Of course, you must know the makes and models of the devices your friend has in advance. That way you are sure to find something that works.
Now that you know how to buy a great gift for your friend, you are all ready for your next event. You can shop with confidence knowing you are getting something your friend will love. But just to be sure, don’t throw away the receipt!
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