Although “cool girl” sounds like a very broad term, this type of person quite arguably calls for the most specific (and perfect) gifts. You know the friend who’s always somehow ahead of the trends (matter of fact, they’re probably kick-starting the biggest ones of next year as we speak)? Or the sister that’s basically the human embodiment of all the coolest fashion videos on your TikTok FYP? Maybe the cousin who somehow even makes Emma Chamberlain look like she’s going out of style? How are you supposed to know what they want? Finding gifts for the ones who are effortlessly up-to-date on, well, everything, can be a tad bit intimidating, so we did the dirty work for you. Upon scrolling and swiping through our favorite it-girls of all ages and generations, here’s our guide to the cool girl gifts even the trendiest of the trendsetters didn’t know they needed.
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This fun print is the perfect conversation piece to add to a gallery wall, above a bar cart, or as the focal point of your favorite cool girl’s living room.
The perfect addition to a coffee table? This cheeky cowboy boot match strike. Lighting candles just got a whole lot more exciting.
This book will win you the key to any cinephile’s—or fan of Greta Gerwig’s—heart, complete with Lady Bird’s complete screenplay and stills from the iconic film.
If you’ve been on TikTok in the past year, there’s a 100 percent chance that you’ve come across this blanket. Barefoot Dreams quality on an Amazon budget? Sold.
The only thing better than a cocktail? A set of four cocktail glasses that are stunning enough to keep on display 24/7.
This candle will feel like it was made especially for the matcha aficionado in your life—plus, its stunning packaging makes it double as a piece of decor.
We can’t decide what we love more: this hand-poured candle’s wild fig and sea salt scent, or watching the light dance off of it when the sun hits it. Your cool girl’s coffee table is now complete.
Perfect for matcha lovers and newbies alike, this matcha starter kit from a beloved brand features a stainless steel straw, mason jar, and cult-favorite matcha tea. Choose from three best-selling flavors: original, mango, or vanilla.
This pithy, iconic introduction to Susan Sontag’s writing on women features seven essays on topics ranging from aging and beauty to equality and sexuality. It’s a must-read in any woman’s lifetime, and makes for a gift that sticks with the reader long after they finish it.
This tiny table lamp combines a trendy shape with a vintage feel that’ll make it the focal point of whatever room it’s in. With five color options ranging from minimal white to statement-making iridescent, there’s an option for everyone on your nice list.
This limited-edition ceramic mug turns coffee drinking into a statement. Available in white, purple, light pink, and tan, it’ll make that morning (and afternoon) brew taste even better.
Whether styled up with jeans and a blazer or worn with an athleisure set, these vintage-looking dad sneakers will be a welcome addition to your cool girls’ shoe collection.
It’s the year of Taylor Swift, and any record player owner you know will be happy to add her latest studio album, Midnights, to their vinyl collection.
This minimal tray can serve as coffee table decor, a jewelry dish, a catchall tray in an entryway—no matter how it’s used, it’ll be a chic, useful gift that keeps on giving.
This hand-drawn tarot card deck features simple, easy-to-understand illustrations that are created for tarot card novices and experts alike.
If you ask us, a personalized gift is the best kind to give (even if you’re just giving it to yourself—wink wink). Writing a long-distance friend a “just because” note or sending a thank you card just got a whole better.
This 500-piece puzzle features a chic picture of hazy champagne glasses that’s perfect to put together on a Sunday afternoon (preferably after a night of too many glasses of champagne).
Classic gold hoops are a jewelry box essential and The Lou Hoops from gorjana are the perfect finishing touch to any look. Pair with your favorite huggies and studs for the ultimate ear stack.
Everyone needs a little TLC, and that should always include a night in with a sheet mask on—particularly one from this cult-favorite brand. They’re known for being comfortable and effective, and this set comes with an option for every skin concern.
The only thing that can make your cool girl retire the old oversized T-shirt she sleeps in? These oversized Western pajamas that’ll take at-home lounging and bedtime to a whole new level of chic.
This hydrating, versatile multi stick adds a wash of color to the skin that can be left subtle or built up to make a statement. Its blendable formula and stick packaging make it easy to throw in a bag and take on-the-go, too.
Freckles are this year’s most coveted facial feature, but for those of us who weren’t naturally blessed with them, this pen gives realistic, natural-looking faux-freckles—without the sun damage.
Not only is this 100 percent Turkish cotton robe the softest thing you could possibly wrap yourself up in after a shower, but its groovy pattern means procrastinating getting dressed for hours afterward is now highly encouraged.
This cult-favorite journal uses the science of positive psychology to focus attention on the good in life, every single day. This edition, in a new, fun, checkered colorway, will make sure they don’t forget their morning or evening entries again.
Perfect for your cowboy boot-lover or friend who overuses the cowboy emoji in the group chat, nothing will step up at-home style game like these cheeky cowgirl slippers.
This viral shoulder bag gives a quiet luxury look on a budget, and is the perfect size to fit all the necessities (iPad included). With 16 different color options, there’s one that’ll compliment anyone’s style to a T.
This universally flattering pair of sunglasses has a timeless silhouette and goes with absolutely anything. The best part? They’re by a brand loved by Bella Hadid and come in at under $50.
Nothing will make an astrology enthusiast’s holiday season like this beautiful, handmade zodiac sign necklace, which can be doubled-up and worn short or long.
This playful squiggle choker is flexible, comfortable, and a total statement piece that can be worn on its own or stacked with other necklaces. The only downside? How many questions the wearer will be fielding about where they got it (they’ll say you!).
It’s not a watch, it’s not a ring—it’s both, and it’s chic as hell. The Time Ring features an expandable band (meaning it’s one-size-fits-all) and crystal-covered bezel, solidifying itself as a small-but-mighty addition to anyone’s jewelry collection.
For the gal whose go-to drink is a dirty—nay, filthy—martini, this olive tee will be their new favorite, cheeky piece in their wardrobe.
This best-selling ring has been spotted on the hands of it-girl after it-girl—Bella Hadid, Sydney Sweeney, and Doja Cat, to name a few—and will earn you permanent cool points with whoever is lucky enough to receive it.
The only thing better than a statement-making pair of hoops? A pair of hoops with charms you can mix and match for a totally personal, customized look every time you put them on.
Rhode’s cult-favorite peptide lip treatments have finally been released in a tinted formula, and this set comes with all four sheer-but-buildable shades that’ll leave a hydrated, glossy pout.
A phone case can be the ultimate accessory if you make it one. This customized, block-letter phone case comes in 10 different color combinations for a personalized result that’ll turn a phone into a total statement.
Made by Coach’s new, cool, sustainable sister brand, this groovy card case is made from recycled leather and will fit all the necessities. It’s perfect for tossing in a bag—no bulk included.
A customized gift is always a good idea, especially when it’s a customized claw clip that’ll add a little something extra to an easy, everyday hairstyle.
The only thing better than a hydrating lip oil? A set that also includes an Allure Best of Beauty-winning blush-highlighter hybrid that leaves cheeks with a lifted, glowing wash of color.
This iconic baseball hat is likely already on every cool girl you know’s Pinterest boards and will become their most-worn accessory—and dirty hair savior—guaranteed.
This universally loved, cult-favorite fragrance is known for smelling inexplicably nostalgic and familiar. Its light, musky scent smells good on everyone, and makes for the perfect addition to anyone’s perfume collection.
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