How to Holiday

Here's an Idea: Buy These Stylish Gifts for Your BFF So You Can Borrow Them Later

You tried it on to make sure it fit, and then you fell in love.

Everyone has a guilty pleasure. And if yours is gifting your nearest and dearest with the most stylish gifts in town, you're doing pretty well for yourself — even if (let's face it) you're just hoping to borrow the gift at some point in the future.

After all, your sister can't wear those tassel fringe earrings every day, right? (And they'd be perfect for that Spring 2018 wedding you have on the books.) And, your college pal can't wear that designer swimsuit cover-up if she's not on vacation in Mexico. So, she may as well let you pack the dress for your getaway. You'll give it back, promise! 

We'll just come out and say it: while you're scouring your favorite shops for the most fashionable items to gift everyone on your list with this year, you may as well keep someone else in mind. And that someone else is you. Some may call it selfish, but we just call it smart. 

Below, find seven stylish gifts that practically beg to be shared. And, enhance your can-I-borrow-that karma by being willing to share some of the best gifts you receive this year. See? Not so selfish, after all. 

Gabriela Tassel Fringe Earrings

These flamingo-pink earrings certainly pack a punch (and, by the way, Selena Gomez totally has a pair of bright, shoulder-grazing earrings.) They're perfect to dress up outfits for events, and that applies to the events on your calendar, too. How could your coworker resist lending these to you for your birthday bash? 


The Long-Sleeve Shift Dress

Everyone could use a totally stylish, but still sensible, little black dress. Including your little sister, who has a few interviews coming up. And possibly including you, if you land that coveted meeting with HR for your dream job. Either way, it's good to have in the family. 


Gucci Rainbow Crystal-Studded Square Sunglasses

 

Okay, so these Gucci beauties don't come cheap. But, they're totally what Rihanna would wear on her spring break, and can you really put a price on that? Plus, think of this in terms of cost-per-wear: your most fabulous friend can wear them every day this winter and through the spring, and you'll keep them company all summer long. 

 


Proenza Schouler Belted Cover Up Sundress

 

 

Your old sorority sis is headed to Aruba for New Year's Eve. And, funny enough, you're plotting out tropical getaways for your anniversary in February. This sweet Proenza Schouler sundress will be just thing for both your vacations.  


Alice + Olivia Kalena Floral-Print Open-Front Long Draped Kaftan

 

Just ask Asa Soltan Rahmati: a colorful kaftan can pep up any outfit, and it gives off vacation vibes that help blast the winter blues. But the real beauty of this loose, flowing piece is that it can fit a variety of sizes — so it will be equally flattering on you and your bohemian aunt. 


Alexander McQueen Silk Mixed Skull Square Scarf

Looking to impress that edgy art director you've been wanting to bond with at work? This scarf has a little dose of punk-rock glamour that will make her your instant BFF. And, once you are besties, swapping accessories will come with the territory. 


Rebecca Minkoff Glow Selfie iPhone 7 Case, Pink Pattern

Your millennial sister-in-law just loves taking selfies. And now, every time she snaps one of the two of you, she'll have built-in lighting that will make you both glow like Victoria's Secret Angels. See? You don't even need to borrow this gift to reap its benefits. 

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