Instagram's Top Fashion and Beauty Influencers Reveal Their Ultimate Gift Picks

Don't know what to get your most fashionable friend for the holidays? We asked the most stylish and influential stars on social media for their suggestions to help you out

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BRITTANY XAVIER

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THE INFLUENCER:

Brittany Xavier of Thrifts and Threads

INSTA HANDLE:

@BrittanyXavier

# OF FOLLOWERS:

Over 1 million

WHY WE LOVE HER:

The beauty-and-travel-obsessed star (and super-stylish mom) personifies the look of West Coast cool, a look she further solidified by chopping her hair into a ultra-trendy bob in May.

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BRITTANY'S PICK: A BEAUTY ADVENT CALENDAR

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"My best friend loves beauty products, and I love the idea of the advent calendar because it’s a sweet, month-long reminder of the gift and our friendship. Although, I need to make sure she gets it in time to do the full 25-day countdown!"

Buy It! Net-A-Porter Beauty 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, $208; net-a-porter.com

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BRITTANY'S PICK: A DIAMOND BOSS NECKLACE

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"This is the perfect gift for the strong, driven woman in your life. I have the earrings version of this necklace and always get compliments when I wear them. Plus great quality jewelry makes a classic, lasting present."

Buy It! EF Collection 14k Diamond Boss Necklace, $675; shopbop.com

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BRITTANY'S PICK: A CANDLE AND FAUX FUR THROW

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"This sounds like a basic holiday combo but someone gifted me something similar one year, and I found myself putting it to good use -- it's cozy and practical! I’ll be gifting this to my daughter Jadyn’s teacher this year before school goes on break for the holidays."

Buy It! Byredo Bibliothèque Candle, $85; barneys.com & West Elm Faux Fur Ombre Throw, $99; westelm.com

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OLIVIA CULPO

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THE INFLUENCER:

Olivia Culpo

INSTA HANDLE:

@OliviaCulpo

# OF FOLLOWERS:

3.5 million

WHY WE LOVE HER:

The former Miss Universe 2012 went from being a pageant queen to a queen of social media, building an audience of over 3.5 million fans who are interested in her downtown style and girl-next-door personality.

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OLIVIA'S PICK: A COMFY TRAVEL LOOK

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"The cable knit jog set from my Marled clothing collection — top shown, bottoms available here — is the perfect travel outfit because it looks pulled together and stylish but it is so comfortable.”

Buy It! Marled by Olivia Culpo Textured Stitch Cropped Pullover Hoodie, $88; neimanmarcus.com

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OLIVIA'S PICK: A BAR SET

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"I love to make fun cocktail recipes for stocking stuffers. You can write your favorite cocktail recipe on nice stationery, complete with an inside joke from a wild night. Then roll up the note and tie it to the alcohol nips bottle with and ribbon and bow! You can even do it with virgin cocktails and just tie the card to the mixer. The best thing about this gift is you can make the cocktail together and create new memories!"

Buy It! Williams Sonoma Copper Bar Tools Set, $79.95; williams-sonoma.com

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OLIVIA'S PICK: A PIZZA STONE

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"Making homemade pizzas is a family holiday tradition, so I love buying pizza stones for family and friends. You could top the gift off with a cookbook and even write your favorite pizza recipe with a note included on the inside."

Buy It! Sur La Table Pro Ceramic Pizza Stone, $39.95; surlatable.com

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CHRISTEN DOMINIQUE

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THE INFLUENCER:

Christen Dominique, YouTube Beauty Star

INSTA HANDLE:

@christendominique

# OF FOLLOWERS:

1.4 million plus on Instagram and 4.1 million on YouTube

WHY WE LOVE HER:

She's a pro at doing her own makeup, a talent that has garnered her a huge following on Instagram (1.4 million) and YouTube (4.1 million) — and her own line of products, Dominique Cosmetics.

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CHRISTEN'S PICK: DIY SLIME

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"I have a little sister who’s eight and obsessively watches slime videos on YouTube. We seriously can’t get her to stop! I would definitely buy her a create-your-own slime kit so that she can DIY her own slime.”

Buy It! Elmer's Slime Starter Pack, $8.49; target.com

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CHRISTEN'S PICK: A PRETTY PALETTE

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"My mom is known for heading to a ton of holiday parties and is always looking for new ways to glam up her look. I would gift her my newest makeup collection, Berries & Cream. The palette has a great combination of creamy matte shades with a few shimmers and a pop of color that is ideal for creating any holiday glam look.”

Buy It! Berries & Cream Palette, $44; dominiquecosmetics.com

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CHRISTEN'S PICK: A YOUTUBE STARTER KIT

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"My son is into Minecraft gamers and would love to become a full-blown YouTuber. I would definitely love to get him a start-up camera and equipment kit so he can start his own channel. These are a few staples to get him started.”

Buy It! Canon EOS M6 Mirrorless Digital Camera Video Creator Kit with 32GB Dual Memory Bundle, $649; buydig.com

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JACLYN HILL

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THE INFLUENCER:

Jaclyn Hill, YouTube beauty guru

INSTA HANDLE:

@jaclynhill

# OF FOLLOWERS:

5.8 million

WHY WE LOVE HER:

Besides running one of the most-viewed channels in the YouTube beauty community (her tutorials get upwards of 15 million views!), the self-made mogul's down-to-earth and honest personality makes each of her followers feel like they're her BFFs.

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JACLYN'S PICK: BAREFOOT DREAMS CARDIGAN

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"The material of these sweaters are so cozy and makes for a great gift for anyone on your list. There is such a variety of items and price points to choose from."

Buy It! Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Cardigan, $134; nordstrom.com

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JACLYN'S PICK: QUAY AUSTRALIA SUNGLASSES

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"My favorite style from my Quay Australia collaboration is this one because the I think they're the most versatile frames in the collection."

Buy It! Quay Australia x Jaclyn Hill Very Busy Sunglasses in Black/Smoke Fade, $65; nordstrom.com

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JACLYN'S PICK: PICTURE FRAME (AND A PHOTO!)

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"I love to give personal gifts like this. It’s makes that memory something special that you can always look at and remember!"

Buy It! Touch of Gold Mini Triple Photo Frame, $15; prettylittlething.us

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AMBER FILLERUP

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WHO IT IS:

Amber Fillerup of Barefoot Blonde Hair

INSTA HANDLE:

@amberfillerup

# OF FOLLOWERS:

1.3 million

WHY WE LOVE HER:

This braid-obsessed blogger provides the ultimate hair inspiration to her followers and makes creating intricate up-dos look easy.

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AMBER'S PICK: MOROCCANOIL HAIR MASK

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"Give the gift of self-care with a hair mask. Add in a candle and they will have the perfect night spent relaxing and giving their hair a much deserved holiday treatment. We all feel better when our hair is moisturized and soft, right?"

Buy It! Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask, $43; nordstrom.com

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AMBER'S PICK: SINCERELY JULES X SCUNCI ACCESSORIES

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"Accessories are back and there are so many creative ways to wear them, which makes them a perfect gift! I especially love these jeweled bobby pins, leaf barrette and pink headband. There are so many beautiful options, so you will easily find an accessory for every person on your list."

Buy It! Sincerely Jules x Scunci Turban Headband, $9.99; target.com, Sincerely Jules x Scunci Jeweled Bobby Pins, $7.99; target.com and Sincerely Jules x Scunci Crystal Leaf Jeanwire Barrette, $7.99; target.com

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AMBER'S PICK: HAIR EXTENSIONS

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"The BFB Up is the perfect gift for a friend or family member who wants to start the New Year with some amazing ponytails and effortless updos. This one weft extension adds length and volume to ponytails, braids, and top knots, plus it’s easy to use and will make any female feel fabulous!"

Buy It! The BFB Up, $114.99; barefootblondehair.com

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CAMILA COELHO

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WHO IT IS:

Camila Coelho

INSTA HANDLE:

@camilacoelho

# OF FOLLOWERS:

7.5 million on Instagram and 1.2 million on YouTube

WHY WE LOVE HER:

She's not just an influencer, she's a superinfluencer! The Brazilian star has built a loyal following thanks to her beauty and style blog and two YouTube channels, and her fans love her for her bringing them along on every part of her journey. Her raw authenticity is coveted by many brands, and she recently partnered with Lancôme to launch her own capsule of lipsticks.

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CAMILA'S PICK: OIL + JADE ROLLER SET

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“I use my jade or quartz rollers with natural oils every day to reduce puffiness, especially while traveling. This is perfect for anyone who loves clean skincare or travels a bunch!”

Buy It! Biossance Rose Ritual Set, $72; biossance.com

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CAMILA'S PICK: MODERN PEARL EARRINGS

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"You can’t go wrong with a great piece of jewelry, especially for mom. These Dior earrings are classic with a modern twist for any occasion.

Buy It! Dior Tribales Earrings, $410; dior.com

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CAMILA'S PICK: PRETTY LIPSTICK

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“For your beauty-obsessed friend, the lipsticks in my Lancôme collaboration are the perfect finishing touch to any outfit day or night!”

Buy It! Lancome L'Absolu Rouge x Camila Coelho, $32; sephora.com

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LO BOSWORTH

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WHO IT IS:

Lo Bosworth of TheLoDown and Love Wellness

INSTA HANDLE:

@lobosworth

# OF FOLLOWERS:

Over 900,000

WHY WE LOVE HER:

From the O.C. to N.Y.C.! Since the star jetted cross country to embrace the East Coast, Lo has proven that #girlpower exists by launching her own women's wellness company, Love Wellness, and thoughtful lifestyle blog, TheLoDown.

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LO'S PICK: BOY SMELLS CANDLE

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"You can never go wrong with a candle. I fell in love with this floral masculine scent and have been giving it to every friend since."

Buy It! Boy Smells St. Al Scented Candle, $29; nordstrom.com

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LO'S PICK: LOVE WELLNESS SUPPLEMENTS

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"The holiday season is filled with changes in weather and lets be real, stress. This vitamin takes care of all of that and keeps your skin glowing all winter long."

Buy It! Love Wellness Good to Glow, $25; revolve.com

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LO'S PICK: NEGATIVE SUPREME SLEEP PAJAMAS

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"As an entrepreneur, my schedule is hectic. A pair of chic pajamas that can also pass as 'real' clothes? Yes, please."

Buy It! Negative Supreme Sleep Pajamas, $175; negativeunderwear.com

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CHRISTINE ANDREW

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WHO IT IS:

Christine Andrew of Hello Fashion

INSTA HANDLE:

@hellofashionblog

# OF FOLLOWERS:

1 million and counting

WHY WE LOVE HER:

Known for her down-to-earth mom-next-door vibe, the blogger also launched her own collection of statement tees for women and kids.

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CHRISTINE'S PICK: SKINCEUTICALS MOISTURIZER

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"This is my all time favorite face cream! It’s such a great anti-aging moisturizer that I would recommend it for everyone. It helps improve texture, firmness, pore size and overall radiance — I swear by it."

Buy It! Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, $128; dermstore.com

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CHRISTINE'S PICK: HELLO FASHION HOLIDAY SWEATSHIRT

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"Who said holiday sweaters have to be ugly? This simple and chic sweatshirt is made from soft terry material that is so cozy. It’s the perfect gift for the festive females on your shopping list — they’ll be wearing it all season long and beyond."

Buy It! Hello Fashion Falalalala Terry Sweatshirt, $52; shophellofashion.com

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CHRISTINE'S PICK: UGG SOCKS

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"I have been wearing these on repeat. They are so cozy and would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list."

Buy It! Ugg Sparkle Cable Knit Over the Knee Socks, $45; nordstrom.com

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NATALIE LIM SUAREZ

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THE INFLUENCER:

Natalie Lim Suarez of Natalie Off Duty

INSTA HANDLE:

@NatalieOffDuty

# OF FOLLOWERS:

Over 557,000

WHY WE LOVE HER:

The multi-cultural model is also a singer and writer. Her go-to sporty chic look has become highly coveted, and has even earned her a collaboration at Macy's and tons of brand partnerships.

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NATALIE'S PICK: A SPORTY TRACK JACKET

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"This track jacket is a perfect gift for your on-the-go friends. It's a super chic travel look that’s meant to be lived in for those days you want to feel effortless." (Want to finish the look? She also created these pants to go with it!)

Buy It! macys.com Natalie Off Duty Jacket, Created for Macy's, $78.90; macys.com

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NATALIE'S PICK: HANDMADE EARRINGS

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"This is a gift for someone who loves something that feels handmade and really special. I wear this earring everyday — they go with everything!"

Buy It! Water Drop Earring, $189; sabrinaslnyc.com

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NATALIE'S PICK: LEOPARD-PRINT SUNNIES

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"Cutler & Gross is an iconic British company that I love, and any friend who loves luxury would love these too. This pair of sunglasses completes every outfit and just oozes cool."

Buy It! Dark Leopard Sunglasses, $445; cutlerandgross.com

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PAOLA ALBERDI

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WHO IT IS:

Paola Alberdi of Blank Itinerary

INSTA HANDLE:

@blankitinerary

# OF FOLLOWERS:

Over 965,000

WHY WE LOVE HER:

Whether it's Paris, New York or L.A., the on-the-go style blogger is always jetting somewhere in something trendy.

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PAOLA'S PICK: FENDI BAG

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"I am a bag addict so I like to treat myself to a nice bag on special occasions! I am currently loving the pieces in the Logomania series by Fendi."

Buy It! Mon Tresor FF-Embossed Leather Bucket Bag, $1,790; neimanmarcus.com

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PAOLA'S PICK: ADIDAS TRIPLE BLACK ULTRA BOOST

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"For my husband, I'd get a cool, fashionable pair of sneakers. I feel like a lot of the time men don’t know what to buy for themselves so it’s up to us women to keep them stylish! Though I have to admit, my husband does have pretty good style."

Buy It! Adidas UltraBoost 4.0 'Triple Black,' $200; goat.com

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PAOLA'S PICK: A TABLET FOR KIDS

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"The Amazon Fire Tablet for Kids is perfect for travel, has so many educational apps and it’s something that will keep the kids entertained for hours."

Buy It! All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet, 8" HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case, $89.99;amazon.com

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CARA LOREN

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WHO IT IS:

Cara Van Brocklin

INSTA HANDLE:

@caraloren

# OF FOLLOWERS:

Over 878,000

WHY WE LOVE HER:

The influencer has a knack for posting saturated-yet-slightly-moody images of her picture-perfect family, and uses her platform to share about her three kids, her husband Brody, fashion, fitness and more.

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CARA'S PICK: AN AMAZING FACE MASK

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"This mask works absolute wonders for your skin. I'd get it for my sisters because they are always asking about my favorite skincare products."

Buy It! Summer Fridays Overtime Mask, $44; summerfridays.com

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CARA'S PICK: PRE-WORKOUT PINK LEMONADE

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"My pre-workout drink mix has been a game-changer for my daily workout routine. I love both the quality and the taste—I use it every single day. Anyone who loves working out will love this."

Buy It! All-Natural Pre-Workout / Pink Lemonade, $42.95; carenlorenshop.com

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CARA'S PICK: STYLISH SNEAKERS FOR HIM

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"My husband Brody would love these. He is shoe obsessed and these are absolute fire right now. These would make him giddy for days."

Buy It! Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Concord' 2018, $275; goat.com

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JULIA ENGEL

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WHO IT IS:

Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam

INSTA HANDLE:

@juliahengel

# OF FOLLOWERS:

1.2 million

WHY WE LOVE HER:

There is no shortage of style inspo for those who love all things feminine and pink with Julia! The blogger personifies southern charm with her style, and even launched her own collection, Gal Meets Glam. We really love her style Q&As on her blog, where she answers fan fashion questions.

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JULIA'S PICK: A GLITZY PARTY DRESS

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"With all-over rose gold sequins, this dress from my Gal Meets Glam collection dazzles for every occasion! This dress is a match for that person that’s always the life of the party."

Buy It! Gal Meets Glam Beatrix Dress, $230; shop.galmeetsglam.com

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JULIA'S PICK: CLASSIC LUGGAGE

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"This carry-on bag is ideal for the jetsetter in your life that loves to travel in style. It's perfect for my older sister who lives in Europe and is always flying off on fun trips — often with only a carry-on."

Buy It! Steamline Luggage The Diplomat Nude Carryon, $850; steamlineluggage.com

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JULIA'S PICK: CHIC KNIT SNEAKERS

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"These sneakers are feminine and athletic, which I know will be perfect for my little sister, the athlete in the family."

Buy It! Athletic Propulsion Labs Techloom Phantom Sneakers in Blush, $185; shopbop.com

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VANESSA AND VERONICA MERRELL

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WHO IT IS:

Vanessa and Veronica Merrell of The Merrell Twins

INSTA HANDLE:

@merrelltwins

# OF FOLLOWERS:

1.1 million and 3.7 million on YouTube

WHY WE LOVE THEM:

These sweet sisters are famous for their quirky pranks and awesome music videos. But that's not all: They also launched their own line of clothes, True IMG, this summer.

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VANESSA + VERONICA'S PICK: TEDDY BOMBER

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"This snuggly, fun to wear, warm, cozy, and soft cropped bomber is a perfect choice for a laid back fall look. We might get this for our Mom!"

Buy It! True IMG Teddy Bomber, $49; trueimg.com

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VANESSA + VERONICA'S PICK: GRAVITY BLANKET

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"These blankets feel like a warm hug all night! Plus, they have a deeply calming effect. Plus, there are a lot of benefits that come with sleeping with one, which makes them helpful for just about anyone on your list."

Buy It! Gravity Blankets Signature Gravity Blanket, $249; gravityblankets.com

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VANESSA + VERONICA'S PICK: AIRPODS

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"Our dad enjoys taking our dog for a walk in the mornings and listens to music or often makes phone calls while he’s on his walks. The AirPods are super portable, convenient and wireless — so no fussing with cords. They also have a long battery life, which is great for anyone who on the go."

Buy It! Apple AirPods, $159; apple.com

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