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39 Accessories That Make For Really Great Gifts

I hate winter...but there is nothing better than a cozy knit scarf.

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What a year! The holidays are finally here! And while we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time, shipping times are especially tricky this year, so we suggest shopping as early as you can.

Stock and shipping times can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. So order earlier than you think you need to and be sure to double-check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for when you need it.

1. Ear climbers for the pal who wants additional piercings but is simply too chicken to go through with it. Their first one happened at the age of one! Claire’s is scary! TL;DR: These climbers will add more to their lobe, no needles required.

model wearing the ear climbers

Get them from Amazon for $12.95 (available in three sizes and three finishes).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

2. A JW Pei vegan leather purse available in vibrant hues and neutral shades alike. Light purple, lime green, chocolate matter the color you choose, your fashionable friend is super to seriously appreciate a gift from this TikTok-famous brand.


Promising review: "I instantly loved this purse when it arrived. It was packaged so nicely in a gift box with a cloth bag inside. The blue is the perfect sky blue. It is a bit shiny, holds its shape, handle works well in the crook of an elbow or over the shoulder. LOVE IT." —McLulu

Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in eight colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

3. A faux-pearl headband pack to serve as a substitute for the tiaras they *should* be wearing. They are royalty in your eyes (and these are wonderful for masking grease, to boot).

model holding the pearl headband

Promising review: "These stay on my head all day no problem. I love how they look and I wear them daily." —Shardaè

Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.99

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

4. A bow-topped hair tie because they want to be the kind of person who has mastered the fishtail, but they're currently struggling with just a regular braid. This bow is good at distracting from the flyaways and random pieces of hair they forgot to tie up *plus* makes for the perfect stocking stuffer.

model wearing the pink bow

Promising review: "These velvet scrunchies are so cute! Love the colors and texture. They are a great size for adults and have the perfect amount of stretch. Another plus is that the bow can be removed if needed!" —Kirsten Allen

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.49.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

5. Snake earrings sure to slither their way into your shopping cart due to a fun, trendy design that still feels remarkably...dainty? This gift allows them to decorate their lobes with jewelry that’s reptilian in origin.

model wearing the earrings

Promising review: "These are super cute! Lightweight and comfortable. I thought that they would look cheap but they don’t at all. I also thought they were going to be a little bit bigger but I absolutely love the size they are. These look great alone or with other earrings." —Holly 

Get them from Amazon for $13.95

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

6. Thick, cozy socks because the real nightmare before Christmas is when their feet get so cold, any sort of hoof-to-hoof contact could jolt them awake from a deep sleep.

the socks
Hot Topic

Get them from Hot Topic for $10.43 (originally 14.90). 

Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options are available at additional cost. Hot Topic does not process orders on the weekend, so order Monday–Thursday before 12 p.m. EST for overnight shipping.

7. An amethyst gem ring sure to get them a barrage of compliments and questions, the latter being, "Wherever did you get such an exquisite piece of jewelry??" This stunning statement is about to become part of their daily uniform.

the rings

Get it from Sequin for $88 (available in sizes 6–8). 

Expedited two-to-three-day and overnight shipping options are available at additional cost. 

8. A cross-body bag because it's time they finally retire that $12 purse they bought in their college years and somehow still wear. There's 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 — and with this, no one will know they're carrying used gum wrappers and old receipts.,

Promising review: "V cute and perfect addition to a casual look. Love that you can take it apart and use it in different ways." —Kalyn

Get it from Amazon for $32.99 (available in six colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

9. A tote bag best described as perfection for folks who are always in a rush. This is perfectly structured, allowing them to slip their laptops in with ease while streamlined pockets mean they won’t spend minutes (hours, days) searching for their car keys, lip balm, and other miscellaneous necessities.

the tote bag
Pond LA

Promising review: "I have looked EVERYWHERE for the perfect work bag. This bag checks off every single one of my expectation: stylish, convenient (tote and backpack and crossbody option), sturdy, side pockets, high quality leather, roomy inside with padded laptop sleeve. I stuff this baby up with a MacBook, wristlet wallet, laptop charger, lotion, pens, deodorant, glasses, water bottle. You name it, it’s in my bag! But the whole thing is sturdy and maintains its shape and doesn’t feel heavy when I wear it. I LOVE it!" —Kaitlyn W 

Get it from Pond Los Angeles for $275 (available in three colors). 

Flat rate shipping available at $5. Shipping takes two to five days after processing.

10. A faux-fur pom-pom hat because do we hate winter? Yes. But do we all collectively salivate over adorable winter clothing accessories? Absolutely. The below is warm, adds a perfect pop of color, and makes for the ultimate stocking stuffer.

the red hat
J.Crew Factory

Get it from J.Crew Factory for $23.50 (originally $39.50, available in four colors).

Expedited two-to-three-day and overnight shipping options are available at additional cost. 

11. Nine pairs of soft knit socks they can rock with Chelsea boots and a miniskirt, where they peek through ever so slightly to tell the world, "Yes, I look put together, but I am also incredibly cozy."

Reviewer photo of a person wearing orange socks under their tan boots

Promising review: "Love the color palette, real cool knit pattern. Also long enough to get that 'scrunched-up' look when paired with boots!" —Olivia T. 

Get nine pairs from Amazon for $25.99.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

12. A quilted cross-body available in neutral hues, aka these babies will blend. right. in. with whatever 'fit they throw on. They can even remove the strap and voilà! A fancy clutch is theirs for fancy dinners, wedding, et cetera.

reviewer image of the black and tan bag

Promising review: "Bought this on a whim because I needed a black bag for a night out. It arrived well packaged without any weird smells, and all the hardware is intact. It is super cute and I got a ton of compliments on it! The bag is deceptively large, I could fit my iPhone XR, two full sized body sprays from Bath & Body Works, several lip gloss tubes, and still had room for more. I was so impressed I went back and bought the brown too. Definitely worth the price and then some!" —Dee

Get it from Amazon for $20.98 (available in 18 colors).

Check the listing for delivery date estimate.

13. 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.

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

14. Drop earrings to help them feel as if THEY are the present, wrapped in a bow and all. If the holidays were to manifest themselves in a single piece of jewelry, this would be it. No doubt about it.


Get them from Madewell for $28 (available in two colors).

Expedited two-to-three-day and overnight shipping options are available at additional cost.

15. A sterling silver ring dubbed the croissant ring, which means that, other than an actual edible flaky croissant, there can be no better gift. 10/10 recommend gifting a wearable pastry.

model wearing the silver ring

Promising review: "This ring is exactly what I’ve been looking for to add to my collection! It’s lightweight, beautiful gold, and the details are perfect for everyday wear. I’ve gotten many compliments on it and look forward to wearing it every day!!" —Madeline P.

Get it from Mejuri for $75 (available in two finishes).

Expedited shipping available at an additional cost. 

16. A suede cross-body to answer the question, What would Zenon wear? This features constellation embellishments to upgrade a plain outfit — say, black leggings and a white blouse — and transform it into something truly stellar.

model holding the black purse with gold chain
MagicFeles / Etsy

Get it from MagicFeles on Etsy for $33.48 (available in three colors).

Check listing for estimated delivery date. 

17. Unisex aviator and cat-eye sunglasses — both of which block the shade, add trendiness to any outfit, and (most importantly) don't cost a small fortune. They *do* come in a giftable box, which, yes, huge win.,

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).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

18. Dopp kits emblazoned with their airport code of choice: NYC for people who consider their Sex and the City obsession a personality trait, SYR to celebrate their alma mater, etc. These accessories looks chic *and* will help them stay organized during weekend trips.

the kits
Anne Cate

Get it from Anne Cate for $27 

Expedited two-day and one-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

19. Pearl drop earrings that actually took my breath away due to how lovely they are, which is ironic coming from someone who runs away from dragonflies when she sees them in the wild. 10/10 would wear these on my earlobes (and give them as a gift), 15/10 would scream bloody murder if they were real.

the dragonfly earrings
LilacLillieShop / Etsy

Get them from LilacLillieShop on Etsy for $13 (available in six colors).

Check listing for estimated delivery date. 

20. A pair of luxurious Ugg gloves crafted from genuine shearling trip and leather. These are more ~fancy~ upgrades to the chunky knit mittens they wear on a daily basis, and best of all? You can snag 'em for 45% off their original price.

the black gloves
Nordstrom Rack

Get them from Nordstrom Rack for $59.97 (originally $110). 

Expedited next-day and two-day shipping is available at an additional cost

21. A crossbody they will truly get an immeasurable amount of use from. Not only will this become the LBL (little black bag) of their wardrobe, but a 100% leather construction means it won't start falling apart within *checks calendar* one business day.

model wearing the bag

Get it from Allsaints for $299

Next business day shipping available at an additional cost. 

22. Claw clips because it's about time they bid adieu to the damaging hair ties of updos past and embrace the tool that TikTok has been telling me to buy for the last 13 months. These securely hold back their mane without tugging or pulling, meaning breakage and headaches = no longer an issue.


Promising review: "My hair is thin, but I have a lot of it and it’s so hard to get it off my neck and have a secure hold for the day. These clips are perfect! I can gather all my hair in one clip and it holds all day. No damage and no scalp pain. Love the different colors." —Liz B.

Get a pack of four clips from Amazon for $13.99 (available in six colors).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

23. A bifold wallet they'll definitely unwrap and say, “I’ve been meaning to get one of these!” They never would have. Give them the gift of something that’s not ripping apart at the literal seams.

Men's Wearhouse

Get it from Men's Wearhouse for $49.99 (available in two colors).

Expedited rush shipping available for an additional charge.

24. A layered necklace comprised of mini pearls *and* an 18-karat gold-plated coin, a combo of which is sure to have them develop heart eyes like an old-timey cartoon character.

model wearing the necklace

Get it from Ettika for $40

Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options available at an additional cost. Order by Dec. 23 for next-day shipping and delivery by Christmas. 

25. A nubby scarf they'll love for swaddling their bodies when it's freezing out. Excellent for the neck region, but this thing is large enough to function like a chic poncho.

Urban Outfitters

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29 (available in six colors).

Expedited one-to-two-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

26. An organic oyster turquoise ring sure to make a statement on their digits whenever they slip it on. Manicure-less nails and mauled cuticles? They don't have to worry about that ever again. This gorg accessory will divert their eyes every single time.

model wearing the turquoise rings
Local Eclectic

Get it from Local Eclectic for $124 (available in sizes 4–9).

Check listing for estimated delivery date. 

27. A cosmetic case that is so handy-dandy for folks who aspire to stay organized but...kind of can’t. This provides a chic way to grab and dump the contents of their makeup vanity into one accessible spot, but the removable top layer can at least keep their brushes looking nice and neat.

Vera Bradley

Get it from Vera Bradley for $56 (originally $80, available in two colors).

Order by Dec. 21 (noon EST) for express delivery by Christmas.

28. An easy-to-clean canvas wallet with 10 card slots, four cash (AND *ahem* RECEIPT) holders, an exterior pocket, and secure snap closures. PLUS! It has a super-slim design that won't look or feel bulky.

the wallet / Via @dagnedover

Investing in a nice wallet has been the most adult-like purchase I've ever made, and I haven't lost my Metro Card in *at least* a few months because of it. (That's a very big deal for me.)

Promising review: "This wallet is so simple and sleek, yet so organized. I love it so much that I want to try other items from this brand!" —alynnb

Get it from Dagne Dover for $75 (available in four colors).

Expedited shipping available at additional cost. 

29. A baseball cap if they're planning a trip to Paris *just* to pretend they're an aspiring chef in mouse form. This pays subtle homage to their favorite film.

the hat

Get it from BoxLunch for $16.03 (originally $22.90). 

Expedited overnight and two-to-three-day shipping options are available at additional cost.

30. A duffel bag that is, in a word, perfection for friends with unquenchable wanderlust. This spacious travel must-have is made from durable nylon (or leather), fits a *ton* of stuff and has multiple-sized pockets for organization, but the best part? A convenient strap that easily slides over luggage handles. Happy running through O'Hare as to not miss their holiday flight!


Get it from Away for $245 (available in six colors).

Expedited shipping available at additional cost.

31. A four-piece earring set to guarantee that their 'lobes always have the perfect amount of zhuzh. Tiny hoops, some studs, a trendy chain cuff — they'll relish in choosing their accessory of the day every morning.

model wearing the earrings

Get it from Studs for $88 (originally $120). 

Standard shipping is two to five days, and expedited shipping options are available for an additional fee.  

32. A custom beaded bracelet if they love accessories emblazoned with their name but were never a fan of the gold name tag necklace. "That's not my name" screamed The Ting Tings as they held up their wrist to show off the below.

the bracelets
Jewels by FK / Etsy

Get them from Jewels by FK on Etsy for $10.99

33. A faux-leather bucket bag worthy of some serious drool. This roomy purse has ample space for all of their necessities — laptop, workout clothes, you name it! — but looks *way* better than the old gym duffel they've been using for 84 years., Amazon

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 10 colors and two sizes).

Free two-day shipping for Prime Members; check the listing for delivery date estimate.

34. A leather belt because they’ve had the same one since MySpace-using dinosaurs roamed the earth. Help them keep their low-rise pants up in style. They will truly appreciate it.

the black belt
Jos A. Banks

Get it from Jos A. Banks for $79.50 (available in two colors and sizes 32–42). 

Two-day rush shipping available at additional cost. 

35. A sleek faux-leather backpack perfect for weekend vacays thanks to organized inner pockets, a compartment for your laptop, and a back band that slips conveniently over suitcase handles. The dream = a functional accessory that looks chic while carrying their excessive Hudson News purchases. 

model wearing the navy blue backpack

Get it from Calpak for $118 (available in 10 colors). 

Expedited shipping available for an additional cost. 

36. Chunky hoops because fancying up their outfit can be as easy as one, two, swap out your studs. These beauties look like a hunk of art, with reviewers swearing that they're super lightweight, to boot. All hail a statement accessory that doesn't cause sore earlobes.

the hoops
Moxi and Moon / Etsy

Promising review: "Beautiful quality, sturdy but lightweight, excellent value." —Jennifer Robertson

Get them from Moxi and Moon on Etsy for $32.10.

Check listing for estimated delivery date. 

37. A beaded anklet that allows them to celebrate the spirit of summer...even though the smell of sea salt has long been replaced by pumpkin spice and fresh balsam.

the anklet
Milana Jewelry

Get it from Milana Jewelry for $95

Expedited shipping available at additional cost. 

38. A pair of wool gloves with ~conductive threads~ placed at the index finger and thumb. In English? Their appendages won't need to freeze when they're waiting for the bus — they'll be able to scroll through TikTok in total warmth thanks to these texting-friendly accessories.


Get them from Madewell for $38 (available in three colors).

Expedited two-to-three-day and overnight shipping options are available at additional cost.

39. Fringe earring jackets capable of making any 'fit seem fancy. Wrinkled white tees and their favorite faded denim can become instantaneously more chic when paired with the below.

model wearing the earrings
Amanda Deer

Get them from Amanda Deer for $46 (available in two colors). 

Expedited shipping available at additional cost. 

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