Merry & Bright: Gift Ideas For The Friend Who Loves All Things Colorful

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This holiday season, we could all use an extra dose of merry. I’m determined to make this year the best and the brightest which means fully embracing all the cheer, good vibes and COLOR.

I fully subscribe to the theory that the best way to spread holiday cheer is singing loud for all to hear (name that movie) but the next best strategy is giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over.

Whether you’re gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life…

And hey — when you’re done here, head over to our full page of holiday gift guides for more seriously cool gift ideas for all your loved ones (or whoever).

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...

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01 | Sh*t That I Knit Rutherford Merino Wool Beanie

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Sh*t That I Knit’s Merino Wool Beanies are seriously some of the best beanies in the game! They use only the highest quality sustainable merino wool, handmade by over 170 Peruvian women artisans in order to make their super-soft, extra warm beanies. I feel so good buying from a brand that’s committed to making positive social change!


02 | Clare V. Quilted Nylon Belt Bag

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Clare V. makes some of the best bags in the game, hands down. They have long been a team fave, and I know Shana swears by her Clare V’s. This belt bag is especially good for hands-free shopping, traveling or wearing while schlepping your kids. How FUN is that striking purple with the contrasting green zipper? I’d wear this around my waist or even slung over one shoulder.

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3 | Golden Goose Yeah Low Sneakers

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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These Golden Goose sneakers are another clear ode to the ’90s! With vibrant colors, unique textures and contrasting fabrics, these are by far the most fun ones I’ve seen.

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04 | Versace Logo Stripe Crew Socks

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Upgrade any outfit with these effortlessly cool, retro-inspired bright pink Versace socks. Wear them under jeans for an unexpected pop of color or pair them with your favorite chic loungewear at home for the holidays.


05 | Open Edit’s Cascade Petal Earrings

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Any color-lover will appreciate a pair of fun, statement-making earrings like these. For just $25, they make a great stocking stuffer too!

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06 | Sundry’s Heart Sherpa Sweatshirt

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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I am obsessed with this sherpa sweatshirt set by Sundry. Bright, colorful and most importantly — super soft and comfy. My ideal matching sweat set!


07 | Violet Voss Tie Dye Palette

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Perfect for the makeup guru in your life or the super nostalgic ’90s kid who was once obsessed with Care Bears (and maybe still is…just a little).

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08 | Free People Homecoming Plaid Scarf Scarf

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Free People’s oversized plaid blanket scarf is calling my NAME. Made from super-soft, heavy-weight knit fabric, complete with fab extra long chunky tassel trim, wrap yourself up in pure coziness and warmth before heading out into the snow! 


09 | MOMA Design Store Mondri Vase

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Inspired by the artwork of the Netherland’s De Stijl movement, this vibrant piece is like three vases in one and can hold a variety of flower arrangements depending on which way you turn it. So. Cool.

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10 | Gas Bijoux Strada Bracelet

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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Gas Bijoux’s bracelets have become a favorite of mine (and they’re perfect for gifting). Crafted in 24kt gold plated brass, this Strada bracelet stands out with its colorful gemstones and the ribbed design allows for a comfortable, flexible fit.

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11 | Brandon Blackwood's Kendrick Trunk Crossbody Bag

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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I am SO excited that Nordstrom has finally started carrying Brandon Blackwood's handbags! I've been such a huge fan of his since the release of his End Systemic Racism handbag collection that pretty much broke the internet when it came out (ps. you can still find that collection on eBay if you dig). His bags check all the boxes (and they're just gorgeous).

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12 | Cotopaxi Solazo Water-Resistant 650 Fill Power Down Puffer Jacket

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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This colorblocked down puffer is so cute whether you're hitting the slopes or just looking cute in the lodge. Love.

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13 | Coach Tally Genuine Shearling Sandal

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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I couldn't resist adding these Coach sandals to the list. They'd be perfect for your friend who keeps her work from home wardrobe super-chic and fearless. (But they're cute enough to wear out, too).

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14 | Boden Janie Robe

I fully subscribe to giving gifts that will spark joy long after the holidays are over. Whether you're gifting your bestie, your mom or even yourself, here are 14+ ideas for the color-lover in your life...
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This oh-so-chic robe is giving me alllll the luxe vibes. For maximum indulgence, make it a complete set with the matching Janie Pajama top and Janie pajama bottoms.

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Wishing you a merry, bright, and joy-filled holiday season!

And hey — when you’re done here, head over to our full page of holiday gift guides for more seriously cool gift ideas for all your loved ones (or whoever).

xo,

Jess ( Instagram | Shop My Closet )

4 COMMENTS

  1. Golden Goose sneaker is a knock out. I grabbed up the fila for this sneaker lover, thank you for finding it – can’t wait to try

  2. I bookmarked this post so I can refer back to it when I’m tempted to buy another oatmeal colored anything. Only problem is I want all these things for myself. Gifts, shmifts.

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