BUST Gift Guide 2023: For The Trendsetter With A Sixth Sense For Fashion

by Marie Lodi

Our editors’ top gift picks of the season based on their areas of expertise

It can be challenging to shop for someone who’s either a sartorial genius or a beauty maven, especially if they’re the person who you always ask for product recommendations and wardrobe tips. Take it from BUST Looks Editor Marie Lodi: whether it’s your fashion-obsessed niece or your beauty influencer wannabe best friend, these items will be on their wishlist.

Leeada Jewelry 

That’s So Goode Heart Necklace, $165 

Jewelry may be considered a traditional gift for a loved one during the holidays, but trust—any necklace, earrings, or ring from Leeada is far from ordinary. The women-owned, L.A.-based jewelry brand makes incredible pieces, especially this gorgeous heart ball-chain necklace that goes with everything.

@leeadajewelry | leeadajewelry.com


The Icons Collection, $55

When it comes to perfume brands, no one is doing it like Daniel Patrick Giles. The Perfumehead founder’s debut collection inspired by Los Angeles takes inspiration from muses ranging from Sofia Coppola movies to Britney Spears’ and Justin Timberlake’s iconic double denim look. Sniff them all in this discovery set to find your signature fragrance. (Or two, and layer them together!)

@perfumehead_official | perfumehead.com

Dressed in Lala

LALA Original Posh Satin Playsuit in Tiger Tales, $182

The best outfits are the ones that require minimal effort but still manage to make the wearer look like the most fashionable person you’ll ever meet. Dressed in Lala makes precisely this, in the form of satin matching sets with fun, head-turning prints and a comfy, oversized fit. Don’t be surprised if you want to buy one for yourself!

@dressedinlala | dressedinlala.com


AireBrush Duo, $189.99

Give your friend the gift of a good hair day every day. All of T3’s hair tools are elite, but the AireBrush Duo dries hair quickly, making it smooth and frizz-free. With an interchangeable design, two brush attachments, and 15 heat and speed combinations, this easy-to-use blow-dry brush is perfect for busy peeps who still want to look like they have enough time for fancy blowouts.

@t3micro | t3micro.com


Soft & Silky Robe, $80

Everyone should own a luxurious robe, and this black, satin, ruffled design will instantly transform them into Morticia Addams. Foxblood makes incredible all-black clothes—from essential, everyday pieces to fancy loungewear—that look amazing no matter how goth or how not goth they are.

@foxbloodshop | foxblood.com


Party Heel, $139

Remember jelly shoes, the little plastic sandals from childhood? Melissa makes adult versions that are so comfortable and well-made, I have eight pairs! While the fisherman-style sandal they offer is classic and comes in many colors, they have a variety of designs. Melissa frequently collaborates with designers like Viktor&Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, and Jean Paul Gaultier, and the shoes are so stylish they’ll be shocked at how comfortable they are. The best gift: no blisters or bunions, baby!

@melissaofficial | shopmelissa.com

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