25 Under $25: Cool Gift Ideas for the Fashionista In Your Life


Cool gift ideas for the fashionista who has everything. (Well, almost everything.)

When your BFF’s a fashionista who owns designer everything and is stylish in her own right, it can feel impossible to find her a gift that suits both her aesthetic and your budget. Here are 25 cool gift ideas that fall in line with your eco chic sensibilities – and are $25 and under. Basically, they’re unicorn gifts. (Oh, and good luck not wanting to keep them for yourself!)

1. Makeup bag ($18)

This adorable 100 percent natural cotton canvas makeup bag is perfect for all her beauty essentials.

2. Beaded bracelet ($18)

Handmade in Uganda, this bold bracelet has a subtle sparkle and is the perfect accessory for work and play. And by purchasing this bracelet, you’re helping 31 Bits provide an income and holistic development care for the person who made it.

chevron clutch

3. Chevron clutch ($24)

This chevron clutch is 100 percent hand-woven, block-printed fabric. Sales from this clutch go toward providing employment, educational opportunities and medical care to artisans in the Himalayas.

4. Cuff bracelet ($21.49)

This hand textured cuff bracelet is both versatile and one-of-a-kind: No two are exactly alike!

5. Stylish journal ($14.99)

For the fashionista who also enjoys getting her journal on, the Ecojot Polka Dot Dress Journal has 150 lined pages crafted of 100 percent post consumer waste. Plus, a portion of sales allows their GIVE program to provide writing tools to children across the globe.

6. Bamboo scarf ($24.99)

This bamboo scarf is made with bamboo charcoal technology that reacts with your body’s temperature to warm up and relieve neck and shoulder issues. Your BFF can say sayonara to tech neck while still looking chic.

7. Threadwork necklace ($14.99)

This handcrafted threadwork necklace is made from strands of blue cotton, creating the effect of satiny beads.

recycled dangle earrings

8. Recycled dangle earrings ($23.49)

These dangle earrings are by Brazil’s Gueth Freitas, who recycles vinyl records by painting patterns one side and leaving the underside bare to appreciate the record’s tracks (swoon).

9. Wooden hair accessories ($22.99)

Each of these ebony hairpins are carved by hand and have a polished finish.

10. Passport holder ($19.99)

Is your fashionista also a travelista (I know, I’m lame). Designed by Xochitl Gomez, this passport holder features woven natural cellulose and is trimmed with cotton. Meanwhile, the lining features dried ficus leaves, linseed and Kraft paper combined with adhesive.


ebony necklace

11. Ebony necklace ($22.99)

Hand-carved by Chander Kant, this ebony necklace is a true statement piece.

12. Long beaded necklace ($19.99)

By Brazil’s Joias do Rio, this ah-mazing long beaded necklace is made of chip-cut gems that have been strung by hand.

13. iPad sleeve ($19.99)

This iPad sleeve is made by India’s Indraani Singh. It’s fully lined and the corners are accented with khanta embroidery, sewn by hand.

14. Bangle earrings ($22.99)

These bangle earrings are the epitome of elegant minimalism.

15. Silk scarves ($22.99)

This pair of stunning silk scarves made by Thai designer Vinita features one dyed in shades of blue and turquoise, and the other in shades of light and dark pink and yellow-khaki.

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16. Wallet ($19.99)

The Moroccan tile-inspired design of this wallet is created using an intricate handcrafted embossing process.

17. Cotton shoulder bag ($24.49)

Made by artisan Jiap Rojjana, this sling tote has an inner pocket with a zipper to keep small items handy, while the purse itself closes with a charming coconut shell button.

18. Headband ($17.99)

This purple cotton headband is handmade by weavers from Yama Aj Chixot Artisan group.

19. Chakra earrings ($17.99)

Handcrafted by Ritu, these colorful earrings include gemstones that represent the seven chakras.

20. Mango wood bangle ($22.99)

Hand-carved from Indian mango wood, this bangle is designed to make a bold fashion statement.

quilted clutch

21. Quilted clutch ($15)

This adorable classic quilted clutch is made from vegan leather with diamond-quilted patterned stitching.

22. Neon clutch ($23.20)

This loud-yet-stunning neon yellow clutch is made from vegan leather and comes with an adjustable shoulder strap.

23. Wristlet clutch ($20.00)

This black vegan leather wristlet is perfect for carrying her cell, credit cards and cosmetics when she’s out and about.

24. Bangle bracelet ($17.99)

This stunning bangle bracelet is handcarved from sheesham wood.

friendship bracelet

25. Friendship bracelet ($21.99)

Why not go old school and buy her a handmade friendship bracelet? After all, nostalgia goes with everything.

What cool gift ideas have you come across so far?

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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).