How to Find the Perfect Clothing Gift for the Young Adult in Your Life
Posted by Amitava Sarkar on August 25th, 2016
Fashion is a matter of personal taste, so giving a piece of clothing (or several) as a gift can prove a potentially disastrous idea. However, when you get it right, clothes are among the most functional and beautiful gifts a person can receive. While there’s the matter of finding the right size to consider as well as the right type of item, don’t talk yourself out of giving clothes as a gift to a young person in your life, even if you’re not sure you have the same sense of style.
Shopping online makes buying clothes as a birthday, holiday, congratulation or “just because” gift simpler than you might expect. Browse an entire line of clothing from the comfort of your home or a coffee shop or on your break from work. Send the item directly to the gift recipient or have it sent to your home first so you can wrap it and present it to her in person. Find the right store, and you can order every gift for each young adult in your life from the same place. The more you spend, the more likely you are to qualify for free shipping, so go ahead and splurge on everyone from your daughter to your nephew to your grandkids.
Of all the online clothing boutiques, nothing offers quality and beauty quite like Bohemian style fashion. It’s versatile and comfortable, as equally appropriate at the beach as it is during a night on the town – or a night spent studying at home. From dresses to tops to bottoms and every fashion accessory in between, you’re sure to amaze your gift recipient with a piece of clothing that looks at home in a fashion show.
Consider Her Personality
A person’s personality and the hobbies she enjoys play a big role in the types of fashions she loves to wear. Does the young adult love swimming? You may not feel comfortable buying her swimwear, but you can buy her the perfect top or romper for her to wear over her suit on the way to and from the beach or pool. Does she generally stay home instead of partying? Consider leggings or ruffle shorts so she can comfortably curl up on the couch. Bohemian is one style of fashion that caters to both the extroverted and the introverted, to the always-on-the-go and the more laidback alike.
Check Social Media
See what kinds of fashions are trending among people in your gift recipient’s age group by browsing social media and specifically looking at hashtags like #fashion and #style. A lot of these amateur fashionistas will link to where they purchased the outfits they’re modeling. If you think the items are too expensive for your budget, search for something similar by saving the photo and running it through a Google image search. Be careful who you buy from, though, as some knock-off companies are notorious for offering tacky, unwearable bootlegs at a fraction of the price. It’s best to trust an online boutique with a lot of positive feedback, one that creates its own unique designs. You’ll find something similar to what’s trending, but something that’s still unique, when you shop at an online store of this nature.
With free returns on most unopened and unwashed items, you have nothing to get nervous about when it comes to giving a beautiful Bohemian-style piece of clothing as a gift. With so many design options, your gift recipient is sure to find something she finds appealing and she can return any clothes that don’t strike her fancy or don’t quite fit without a hassle. There are always online gift certificates to consider as well.
About the Author: Jill Crismon is a fashion blogger, shopping consultant and a mother of two teenage daughters. She encourages her clients to have confidence in their own shopping choices, even when buying clothes as a gift.