Whether or not you've been able to see your loved ones for a
socially distanced hang this year, there's no doubt we're all looking to connect more than ever in 2020. When it comes to communication, WhatsApp and Zoom just ain't cutting it, while old school (read: pre-social media) methods of letting someone know you're thinking of them are thriving. Handwritten letters! Care packages! Baked goods left on doorsteps!
We're hoping this community spirit, stitched together by gestures of love and kindness, continues post-pandemic. As we approach Christmas, what better way to alleviate the heaviness of 2020 than by gifting your nearest and dearest the most thoughtful treats going?
loungewear to accessories fit for outdoor meet-ups via more luxurious treats to spoil someone who has had a truly rubbish year, we've rounded up the most coveted gifts to share among your inner circle. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. 1 of 54
Add some low-key glamour to your pal's jewellery collection.
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Organic Pearl Bead Necklace, $27.00
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For the friend still living out her Jane Birkin fantasy.
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Help your pal keep their Zoom meetings interesting with these acrylic hair clips.
3 Pack Marled Hairclips, $16.00
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The V&A may be shut for the foreseeable thanks to government restrictions, but your friend will thank you next year when they can visit its blockbuster exhibition Bags: Inside Out.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Bags: Inside Out, $12.00
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Upgrade your sister's errand run with this checkerboard beauty.
Baby Baggu Bag Rose Checkerboard, $11.00
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Give your friend the most Instagrammable feet of the festive season.
Baya Lined Clog, $39.99
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Treat the Elton fan to these Rocket Man earrings.
Single Gold Robin Rocket Charm with Howlite, $50.00
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For keeping cosy this winter.
Nylon Padded Mittens, $45.00
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We love Nordic Muse's jewellery - this is the sweetest gift to give the gold collector.
Waterproof 18k Gold Croissant Ring,
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Keep tootsies warm while WFH.
Pure Wool Cosy Dusty Rose Slippers, $39.00
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For the NYE Zoom parties...
'Cool' Clip-On Earrings,
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Emboss your pal's initials on this sweet card holder. Practical
and personal. Azurina
Black Leather Croc Personalised Cardholder,
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We're adding this sweet scrunchie to the top of our Zoom-ready quick-fixes.
Upcycled Fabric Bow Scrunchie in Cinnamon, $8.00
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We're hooked on checkerboard this season - a great gift for the pal that's looking to move on from denier 60s.
Candy Faced Tights, $18.00
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The sweetest huggie hoops for the pal with all the piercings.
TADA & TOY
Cosmic Tiny Star Huggie Hoops, $70.00
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Treat your friend to a dress from The Vampire's Wife, Cecilie Bahnsen or Rejina Pyo for her next big 'do.
Rental Gift Card, $10.00
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Wearable art! This scarf can be worn as a hair accessory or top, or be framed for your bedroom wall. Smart.
Arkitaip x Hotel Magique
Dreamer Scarf, $145.00
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Mulberry is forever, not just for Christmas.
Grained Leather Card Holder, $110.00
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Keep your sister warm with this cute bucket hat.
Plush Pile Borg Bucket Hat, $22.00
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We want everything from Nick Cave's new venture, but this tee is the ideal gift for the pal sorely missing gigs right now.
Guru T-Shirt, $35.00
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Dora Larsen makes
the prettiest lingerie. Dora Larsen
Meghan Underwire Bra, $56.00
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We're diggin' this '60s-inspired charm necklace.
That 70's Show Necklace, $98.00
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A beautiful coffee table book highlighting contemporary Black talent.
The New Black Vanguard (Hardback), $40.00
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For the pal trying to make her periods more sustainable.
Ultimate Bikini™ Period Pants, $19.99
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An accessory to amp up your pals' Zoom calls.
Melette Checked Headband, $95.00
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We love this statement signet ring.
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Starburst Pinky Ring, $65.00
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A bag that doubles up as a pillow? Sold.
Pretty Gyal Bags
Cher Baby Blue Velvet Mini Bag, $35.00
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Add a little positivity to 2020.
Smiling Face Jersey T-Shirt, $75.00
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These ethically-made gold hoops are a timeless classic.
Gold Sleeper Hoop Earrings, $25.00
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Get one for yourself, too, and have a virtual crafts day with your sister.
DIY Candy Man Necklace And Bracelet Kit, $60.00
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Engrave your pal's initials for the ultimate personalised pressie.
Iris Coin Purse, $25.00
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For any fashion fan looking to make their wardrobe more planet- and people-friendly.
Fashionopolis (Paperback), $9.99
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We love these
Flubber-esque earrings. Purple Valley
Abstract Puddle Hoops In Lime, $17.00
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These made-to-order initial charms are just the ticket.
Letter Dangle Charm, $125.00
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Take the weekly food shop to the next level.
Diane Logo Cotton Blend Corduroy Tote, $80.00
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For Zoom parties and virtual office Christmas 'dos.
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For the friend whose 2021 resolution is to quit fast fashion.
£100 Gift Card, $100.00
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A stylish tome for any sixties obsessive.
Mary Quant (Hardback), $30.00
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Sure to refresh any lockdown look.
Hive - Hot Pink, $85.00
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Buy this reflective hat for the pal who took up serious walking in lockdown.
Glow and See
Fishermans Cap, $49.99
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A staple of any jewellery box.
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Chunky Hoop Earrings Set, $27.00
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A fine addition to a minimalist's wardrobe.
Comme Des Garçons Play
Heart Appliqué Cotton-Jersey Top, $105.00
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Treat your sister to the most comfy of loungewear.
Les Girls Les Boys
Crew Neck Sweatshirt Grey Marl, $85.00
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For the friend who knows her eclipses from her equinox.
Zodiac Art Coin Necklace, $55.00
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A playful look at the history of the colour pink.
Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Colour, $39.95
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For those wet winter walks.
Patent Hat, $17.99
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Give your friend a dose of summer holidays now.
Myrtos Necklace, $45.00
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To ensure socially-distanced outdoor hangs are all wrapped up.
Fair Isle Mittens, $35.00
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*A pair for you, a pair for me*
Stanley Mini Hoop Earrings, $26.00
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Goodbye holey old tees - this is next level loungewear.
Desmond & Dempsey
Jaguar Print Cotton Pyjamas, $160.00
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An insightful read on the modest fashion. movement.
Modesty A Fashion Paradox, $13.99
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What's more personal than initial knitwear?
Alphabet S Knit, $220.00
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For the friend who wants to upgrade her tote bag.
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Half Moon Leather Crossbody Bag, $110.00
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The ultimate luxury? Cashmere socks.
Ribbed Cashmere Socks, $25.00