The Ultimate Royally Approved Holiday Gift Guide

Trying to find the perfect gift for your royally obsessed friend? We found all the best regally approved, princess-worthy gifts that she'll love.
Julia Cherruault for Observer

J. Crew Velvet Bow Scrunchie

A pretty and feminine black velvet bow hair tie that instantly pulls a whole look together. Kate Middleton is a fan of this particular style, which she's worn out to multiple regal events. $22.50, J. Crew.

Courtesy J. Crew

Strathberry East/West Mini Bag in Bottle Green

Meghan Markle has carried Strathberry's chic leather bags quite a few times, but this chic green purse is one of our favorites—she chose to wear it during one of her first public engagements with Prince Harry, during an official trip to Edinburgh, before they tied the knot. $595, Strathberry.

Courtesy Strathberry

Diptyque Tuberose Candle

Prince Harry and Meghan like to light Diptyque's Tuberose candles at their new Montecito home. Even if you can't get an invite to the Sussexes', you can still make your house smell just like theirs. $68, Diptyque Paris.

Courtesy Diptyque

Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Very Victoria Lipstick

Meghan wore this exact lipstick on her wedding day, so even if a custom Givenchy gown is out of the question, your royal-adoring pal will still feel like a princess with this pretty lip color. $34, Charlotte Tilbury.

Courtesy Charlotte Tilbury

Ray Ban Wayfarer II Sunglasses

Kate Middleton loves Ray Ban sunglasses, and she's particularly partial to these classic tortoiseshell wayfarers, which she wore on three different days of matches at Wimbledon last year. The frame is so flattering. $204, Sunglass Hut.

Courtesy Sunglass Hut

Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Cryptomic

Buckingham Palace is filled with plenty of priceless antiques and classic furniture, but the royals have also added modern day luxuries to their regal dwellings. Queen Elizabeth, for one, uses the Dyson Pure Hot + Cool, which acts as an air purifier, heater and cooler, all in one sleek machine. The Queen's Dyson was spotted in the background of photos taken of the monarch at Buckingham Palace during the London heat wave last summer, and the pricey product is so worth it. We recommend upgrading to the fancy version, with the latest purifying technologies. $749.99, Dyson.

Courtesy Dyson

Aquazzura Bow Tie Pointed Toe Pump

Meghan has frequently worn Aquazzura's stylish shoes, including this chic style. The classic black heel is a timeless style any fashionable royal fan will love. $750, Nordstrom.

Courtesy Nordstrom

The Fold Finchley Coat

Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice have both worn the ladylike designs from this London-based brand. We recommend this cozy coat, which Princess Beatrice wore in camel for the royal family's Christmas celebrations last year. $795, The Fold.

Courtesy The Fold

Janessa Leoné Serena Hat

Who doesn't love a chic straw chapeau, like this wide-brimmed hat favored by Meghan Markle? $356, Janessa Leoné.

Courtesy Janessa Leoné

Boden Abercorn Scallop Sweater

The Duchess of Cambridge chose this pretty blue cardigan during a video call with one of the participants of her Hold Still photo project this year. $110, Boden.

Courtesy Boden

B Yoga Everyday B Mat

The Duchess of Sussex is a longtime yoga devotee; her mother, Doria Ragland, is a yoga instructor who introduced her daughter to the practice years ago. Meghan loves this yoga mat from female-founded, Canadian brand B Yoga, and it's such a good gift for the yogi in your life. $84, B Yoga.

Courtesy B Yoga

Adina Reyter Solid Pavé Teardrop Necklace

A timeless (and sparkly) necklace is a foolproof gift. Meghan Markle loves this particular designer, and has worn this necklace on multiple royal trips. $475, Bloomingdale's.

Courtesy Bloomingdale's

Away Bigger Carry-On in Asphalt

Meghan Markle is such a fan of Away that she reportedly gave everyone at her glitzy New York baby shower one of the brand's suitcases. She and Prince Harry often use the luggage, and were spotted carrying this exact style when they landed at a Canadian airport in February, after announcing their plans to step down from their senior royal roles. $245, Away.

Courtesy Away

Houbigant Paris Quelques Fleurs L'Original Vaporisateur Eau de Parfum

Princess Diana famously chose to wear this floral perfume (her signature scent) on her wedding day, and reportedly accidentally spilled a bit of the fragrance down her dress when the bottle came unscrewed, just before she walked down the aisle. $105, Nordstrom.

Jo Malone Orange Blossom Candle

Speaking of wedding days, Kate Middleton requested that a plethora of Jo Malone candles in Orange Blossom be burned inside Westminster Abbey when she married Prince William in 2011, so the entire church would smell of her favorite scent from the British brand. $69, Nordstrom.

Courtesy Nordstrom

Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote in Black

Meghan is a strong supporter of ethical fashion brands, and she really loves sustainable designer Cuyana. She's worn their timeless leather bags several times over the years, especially this structured bag that she's used on so many occasions, including at Wimbledon last year. $195, Cuyana.

Courtesy Cuyana

Cuyana Luna Ear Jacket Earrings

Meghan Markle loves these solid gold geometric earrings, which can be worn in so many ways. $195, Cuyana.

Courtesy Cuyana

Superga Cotu Sneaker in White

Your royal-obsessed friend will so appreciate these timeless white Superga sneakers, which the Duchess of Cambridge wears all the time. Kate's not the first royal to wear the Italian lace-ups, though, as Princess Diana was also partial to the brand. $65, Nordstrom.

Courtesy Nordstrom

Sentaler Bouclé Alpaca Long Wide Collar Wrap Coat

Duchess Meghan loves a teddy-style wrap coat, and she's especially fond of Sentaler's fashionable jackets—she owns at least six, including this cuddly blue version she wore for a Remembrance Day service with Prince Harry last year. $1,795, Sentaler.

Courtesy Mark Binks for Sentaler

Misha Nonoo Husband Shirt

Meghan often wears pieces from her pal Misha Nonoo's line, including this classic white button-down that the future Duchess donned when she attended the Invictus Games with Prince Harry back in 2017. The timeless white top is such a good gift, because it's so versatile. $185, Misha Nonoo.

Courtesy Misha Nonoo

Patrick Mavros Pangolin Haka Earrings in Silver

She'll love these pretty silver pangolin earrings, which the Duchess of Cambridge recently wore when she met with Sir David Attenborough at Kensington Palace with her family. Plus, 10 percent of the proceeds are donating to pangolin preservation. $245, Patrick Mavros.

Courtesy Patrick Mavros

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara

Charlotte Tilbury's celeb-adored products are always a great gift idea, and her mascara comes royally approved, as Princess Eugenie told Harper's Bazaar that her get-ready routine includes the iconic mascara. $29, Charlotte Tilbury.

Courtesy Charlotte Tilbury

Sentaler Wrap Coat With Ribbed Sleeves

She'll absolutely love this grey wrap coat during the colder months. Kate wore this exact style during a royal tour of Canada, and it's by one of her sister-in-law Meghan's go-to designers. $1,095, Sentaler.

Courtesy Mark Binks for Sentaler

Sebago Bala Shoes

Duchess Kate can't resist a nautical moment, so of course she's a fan of these comfy boat shoes. $95.99, Zappos.

Courtesy Sebago

Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt Perfume

Meghan likes to switch between a few different fragrances, including this woodsy, earthy scent from Jo Malone. Clearly, the royals are big fans of the brand. $72, Nordstrom.

Courtesy Nordstrom

Lele Sadoughi Padded Velvet Headband

This simple and stylish padded velvet headband is a perfect stocking stuffer, and it just so happens that Kate Middleton is a fan of this particular hair accessory. $65, Bloomingdale's.

Courtesy Bloomingdale's

Mark Cross Small Leather Grace Bag

This incredibly chic structured leather bag is a dream holiday gift, and not only has Meghan Markle worn it in the past, but it was originally inspired by an overnight case that the designer specially made for Grace Kelly. $2,390, Mark Cross.

Courtesy Mark Cross

Essie Allure Nail Polish

Queen Elizabeth will reportedly only wear Essie nail polish (her go-to is Ballet Slippers), while Duchess Kate prefers to mix two shades, including this neutral Allure color, which is perfect for a classic mani. $9, Essie.

Courtesy Essie

Kimai Felicity Earring

This dainty Meghan-approved earring is made using recycled 18-karat gold and lab grown diamonds, and it's so cute. $655, Kimai.

Courtesy Kimai

Birdies Blackbird Flat in Black Calf Hair

Meghan is a longtime wearer of these slipper-esque loafers, which we highly recommend for both their serious comfort level and stylish simplicity. $140, Birdies.

Courtesy Birdies

We all have that friend who can’t get enough of the royal family, and while you might not be able to take them to tea at Buckingham Palace or present them with a diamond-encrusted tiara, you can still find them the perfect, regally approved gift this holiday season.

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Whether your pal is obsessed with Kate Middleton’s endless array of chic chapeaus or Meghan Markle’s envy-inducing coat collection, or prefers to follow the late Princess Diana’s iconic style, these luxe gifts will make them feel like royalty. We found the most stylish assortment of fashion, beauty, home, travel and wellness gifts that all have the royal stamp of approval.

Scroll through for the most princess-worthy presents, including the Duchess of Cambridge’s sunglasses of choice, Queen Elizabeth’s favorite high-tech home device, the Duchess of Sussex’s go-to shoes and Princess Diana’s signature scent.

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