8 Meghan Markle-Inspired Gifts That Are Sure To Impress Your Friends Who Love The Royal Family
It's the season of giving, and what better to give than the gift of style? There's hardly been a bigger trendsetter this year than the newest member of the royal family, and certainly your friends would love a gift inspired by Meghan Markle this holiday season. Sure, her tiara might be slightly over your budget, but the Duchess is still a big fan of budget-friendly brands that your royal-obsessed pals are going to love.
Markle is the woman of the hour (or rather, the year). Since Prince Harry popped the question in Nov. 2017, everything the formerSuits actor wears sparks a headline, from her favorite lip color to the diamond earrings she pairs with nearly every ensemble. And although she could wear just about anything she wants — the Queen's jewels included — she remains loyal to the same beauty brands and fashion labels she swore by before she became a resident of Kensington Palace.
From the face exfoliant that gives the Duchess her coveted glow to the fan-favorite denim brand she and so many other celebrities live in, ahead are eight fit-for-royalty gifts for the Meghan Markle fans on your list. Spoiler alert: There's even an under-$20 pick that looks so expensive.
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These super-affordable slippers are the stylish-yet-comfortable flats Markle relied on after too many hours in high heels during the couple's recent 16-day royal tour of the Southern Hemisphere. The flexible footwear features a classic pointed toe so no one will know just how cozy they really are.
In 2014, Markle professed her love for this fan-favorite enzyme powder to Allure, saying "it just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation." The water-activated formula is blended with Japanese Rice Bran that will help give you and the friends on your holiday shopping list the Duchess' perpetual glow.
Markle opted for this accessible button-up top to tuck into her same-hued leather midi when she dressed exactly like her Suits character Rachel Zane in Oct. The silk blouse is a must-have for copying the Duchess' signature menswear look, and it's in her favorite military green color, too.
The Duchess has worn these exact studs six times within the past year. Needless to say, she can't get enough of her go-to diamond earrings, a pair of 14k yellow gold curve posts adorned with three little diamonds apiece. Jewelry can sometimes be a tricky holiday buy, but these simple accessories are top-quality and can be worn casually, too.
Meghan Markle, Jennifer Garner, and Gigi Hadid all live in their Mother jeans. The Los Angeles-based denim brand is a celebrity favorite, and Markle's preferred pair are these slightly distressed cropped skinnies with frayed hems. These basic jeans are a perfect fit for all the Duchess' off-duty outfits and would surely be a staple in whosever closet you choose to gift them to.
This charity cookbook was Markle's very first project as a royal. Launched in Sept., the book features 50 mouthwatering recipes — from green chili and avocado dip to Persian chicken with barberry rice — that women of West London's Hubb Community Kitchen have been cooking since being affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. With a portion of the proceeds going to the community kitchen, this is the gift that gives back.
A source recently told People magazine that this matte lip color was the key to Markle's perpetually perfect pout. The Duchess rarely strays from her neutral palette, and this shade offers a matte finish that glows from within. Charlotte Tilbury's secret ingredient is orchid extract, which helps give Markle's lips a cashmere-like finish.
It isn't often that the royal sports sunglasses, but when she does, she typically opts for circular-shaped lenses and the classiest tortoiseshell frames. These sunnies are the exact ones she wore to the Invictus Games. The frames come in eight colors, from amber to crystal clear, and the lenses come in a variety of different hues, too.