Everyone has a friend who's notoriously difficult to shop for. Maybe their style is unpredictable and ever changing, or perhaps they just seem to have everything. If you're at a loss for original ideas, consider turning to six of your favorite 20-somethings for a little inspiration. Enter, The Zoe Report's roundup of Friends-inspired gifts: the easiest way to add some life to your holiday shopping list.
Considering each member of the Friends group had a distinct personality that effortlessly translated into their style, the gifting options are incredibly versatile. To spark your memory: Rachel Green was seen as the fashionista of the group, working at companies like Bloomingdales and Ralph Lauren throughout the show's duration. She often turned to silky slip dresses, plaid skirts, and lots of denim. Meanwhile, Phoebe's style was eccentric in the best possible way. She never shied away from exciting prints, bright colors, and odd combinations. While Monica Geller was painted as a type-A chef, her sophisticated aesthetic couldn't be overlooked.
Ahead, The Zoe Report's handpicked gifts inspired by the cult-favorite sitcom. Don't worry, these aren't Friends t-shirts and stickers, each gift offers a subtle — and stylish — homage to the show that anyone on your list is sure to love.
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Sebastian Lobster Drop Earrings
In the iconic '90s series, finding your "lobster" refers to discovering who you're meant to be with forever. Even if your friend is still in search for something similar to what Ross and Rachel had throughout the show's 10-season run, these earrings are the perfect, subtle nod to the concept. Bonus: Gigi Hadid even owns this exact pair.
90's Mom Jean
Monica, Rachel, and Phoebe often turned to these high-waisted, light-wash mom jeans throughout the entire series. This versatile piece was a staple in the wardrobe of all '90s women. If your friend is interested in experimenting with retro-inspired fashion but a little nervous to take the plunge, encourage her to start small with these vintage-looking jeans by Reformation.
Phoebe Buffay, or Regina Falange, as she once referred to herself, was known for her whimsical style. Her looks often featured some of the quirkiest accessories like bold necklaces, bright bags, and of course, many pairs of funky earrings. Buy these for your friend with maximalist style, the one who adores all things vibrant, daring, and Phoebe-approved.
New York 1999 Crew-Neck Tee
Pay homage to the golden age of Friends and the group's home city with this simple t-shirt. Wear it under a pair of overalls to really lean into the '90s look, or throw it on with jeans and a leather jacket for a slightly more elevated ensemble.
Cher Stacey Montage Scrunchie
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Prevent breakage and creasing the Friends way with this printed scrunchie. Wear your hair in a high ponytail, a low bun, or even a side braid.
Tibi Zip-Up Faux-Fur Track Jacket
This Phoebe-inspired orange faux-fur jacket is an updated version of a coat she wore in one of the most famous episodes of Friends, when everyone learns that Monica and Chandler have been secretly dating for months. Mix throwback style with contemporary trendiness by wearing this statement piece with a leopard-print midi, patent leather booties, and a beaded clutch.
PARK AVE Blow Out Balm
Rachel Green's hair went through many iconic changes, including short and flippy, long extensions, and even choppy bangs. For your friend who experiments with their as frequently as Rachel, why not gift a top-notch heat protectant? The pretty packaging won't hurt, either.
Color-Blocked Cotton Sweater
Any Friends fan and fashion enthusiast can't help but smile when they think of Rachel Green's dream job as a buyer for Ralph Lauren. While this bold sweater isn't a direct connection the show, your friend will know the meaning behind this stylish gift.