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 (today’s resident cool girl, BTW) 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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If there's one wardrobe add for 2022 that's cool-girl approved, it's a collared half-zip. With a relaxed fit and a fuzzy finish, this will be a sweater she'll reach for nonstop.
A functional shoulder bag that makes a statement? Sign us up. This ruched hobo bag from is the ultimate cool-girl essential and will pair perfectly with any outfit.
Gorjana is our one-stop-shop for all things dainty jewelry and this mini layering set has our seal of approval.
Claw clips are our favorite trend of the last few years and these acrylic ones from Ettika will offer the perfect pop of color to any fit.
Puffer season is no longer limited to our wardrobes. This phone case is an absolute favorite of Dua Lipa, Kendall Jenner, and Justin Bieber—just to name a few.
This supplement packet is a must-have combo for VIP-level hair, skin, and nails and these packets from HUM Nutrition check all of our boxes: convenient, effective, and non-GMO.
High Rhode is a gently caffeinated, non-alcoholic, made-to-mix beverage infused with adaptogens, nootropics, and botanics to boost energy, alleviate stress, and help you access your innermost sparkle.
'90s babies, unite! This ultra-cool candle from Cancelled Plans is more than just easy on the eyes. With notes of rhubarb, red currant, strawberry, fig, blackberry, vanilla, and wood, it'll help to set the vibe of any space.
Dare we say it: Ying Yang slippers are this year's version of the Smiley Face slipper (if you know you know). Working from home just got a whole lot cooler.
Polaroid Instant Cameras are one of those I-didn't-know-I-needed-it gifts they'll wonder how they lived without.
Subtle enough to wear every day but funky enough to make a statement, these are a trendy-gal must-have.
If you've been on TikTok, there's a 100 percent chance that you've come across this blanket. Barefoot Dreams quality on an Amazon budget? Sold.
This retro mushroom lamp is one you've likely seen on your FYP.
Besides giving us the ultimate chuckle, we love its size, durability, and functionality.
If you're looking for a nice pair of headphones at a non-Apple price, look no further than these.
Etsy | Coolgirlcandles
This shower gel is the next best thing to getting our boy Timmy to appear out of thin air.
If a cool girl starter pack existed, these amber aviators from INDY would be featured front and center. Pair with a leather bomber and a slick back bun and let the compliments roll in.
Statement necklaces are an absolute must for a jewelry collection and if you know a fellow cool girl, she needs this medallion necklace in her arsenal.
Fleece jackets are one of the best perks of colder weather. With a slouchy silhouette that hits right at the waist and plenty of room for layering, it'll be her favorite piece of the season.
Etsy | DKLJEWERLY
For the Harry Styles superfan in your life, this Harry Styles Outfit Print is a gift that will make them fall head over heels in love.
With genuine-shearling lining for cushioning and natural moisture-wicking comfort, these are a must-have for both indoors and out.
Etsy | AshCreatesCompany
Tumbler glasses have absolutely taken over the internet over the last two years and this design is one that'll stop a cool girl in her tracks.
For the gal with multiple piercings and a sense of style—this pearl earring set from Studs will be an absolute hit. Mix, match, wear everyday, let the good times roll, and look good doing it.
"Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, never been done before." - Lady Gaga, in reference to this retro goblet from Filtrum Home.
The amount of times this particular Stanley tumbler has sold out is a testament to just how good it is. Its vacuum-insulation and size make it a need-it-yesterday investment.
With on-trend designs that look like our Pinterest boards, easy application, plenty of sizes, and waterproof, three-week wear, this set is a no-brainer.
Portable and lightweight, you can listen to not only vinyl, but all your favorite tunes, thanks to its built-in Bluetooth receiver. Plus, with a chic design, it doubles as home decor that'll elevate any space.
Thick and buttery, this body cream is a dream for extra hydration and extreme weather conditions. Its plant-based formula houses a Hinoki scent are an experience.
This coffee table book is a home staple for any astrology lover.
Etsy | Subtle Art Studios
For a drink coaster, a jewelry display, or a photo prop, these tile coasters are an absolute must.
Etsy | GoldHillJewelry
For your friend who loves a tarot moment, this card ring will be one she'll absolutely love. Choose a ring size, material, and tarot card for a personalized gift that they'll remember.
We didn't have "New Balance going viral" on our 2022 Bingo card but we love these 574 sneakers because they've helped us to ease into the dad-sneak trend without the overt chunkiness.
Amazon | Taylor Jenkins Reid
For your favorite bookworm (or for the girly that's just getting into reading), this book from Taylor Jenkins Reid is a must-read.
No matter how you take your latte, this mug from Urban Outfitters will be one they'll reach for every day.
Point us in the direction of a cuter bottle opener...we'll wait. When we laid eyes on this disco ball bottle opener, we gasped.
Help her display her favorite moments and memories in a way that'll elevate her bedside table or office desk.
If there's one good thing that came out of 2020, it's our love of puzzles for a chill night in and to make a decor statement in our homes.
The cool girls love skincare and there's no better feeling than applying a face mask or ice rolling when they've been cooling in a fridge for a few hours.
If there's a Queen of the cool girls, it's undoubtedly Matilda Djerf. With a style coveted by all, Matilda is a force to be reckoned with. This hat from her brand is a perfect way to get a taste of Djerf-ism without breaking the bank.
You can never have too many scrunchies but how many of your scrunchies have a hidden pocket? This one-of-a-kind, oversized scrunchie for Kristen Ess is the perfect two-in-one solution for flyaways and loose change alike.
This particular scent from Glossier absolutely blew up on TikTok this year and for good reason. It's a skin scent, meaning that it smells different on everyone, making it the ultimate "for you" scent that's bound to elicit compliments.
A cool girl can never have too many hoodies and this one from Summer Fridays is a solid add that she'll wear again and again. With a buttery-soft material, a roomy fit, and subtle embroidery, we're thinking of adding it to our own carts, STAT.
With two ways to wear, room for a racket or yoga mat, and a water bottle pocket, it's a go-getter's dream.
Everyone needs a good room spray—we don't make the rules. This bundle will make your space an absolute oasis.
For the on-the-go gal, these magnetic travel capsules add both organization an aesthetic to travel days.
Disco Cowgirl is the ultimate cool-girl aesthetic and this print will help to bring a little bit of spice to any space.