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Whether you’re searching for some chic shoes for those on your shopping list or looking to add to your *own* wishlist, there are countless cute styles out there for the holiday season. Scroll on to see what we’re shopping as gifts for shoe lovers, from festive flats to the softest knee high boots.
1. UGGs Ansley Water Resistant Slippers, $100
Over 1,000 positive reviews of this style can’t be wrong—this cozy slipper is one of the most comfortable, durable styles out there. The hardest thing will be picking from the nine colors available.
2. Marc Fisher LTD ‘Yale’ Chelsea Boots, $108+
Fun neutral, anyone? Snake print has been everywhere all year, but this half-pastel color way guarantees that you’ll be rocking this style well into spring.
3. Ralph Lauren Tally Short Rain Booties, $60
PSA: Everyone needs a stylish rain boot. This glossy design features a chic streak of red, making it completely acceptable to wear them all day (even if you’re indoors).
4. Madewell Sidewalk Calf Hair High-Top Sneakers, $110
These aren’t your typical throwback high tops. Treat yourself (or a shoe-obsessed friend) to these textured sneakers. They’re guaranteed to bring countless compliments, and they look great with everything from dresses to denim.
5. Talbots Ryan Keeper Fall Fuchsia Loafers, $119
Gifting a pair of shoes to a loved one this holiday? Opt for a smile-inducing shade that they probably wouldn’t splurge for themselves. This vibrant style will totally brighten up a Monday at the office, and they’re also fun enough for the weekend.
6. Kate Spade x Keds Glitter Lace-Up Sneakers, $85
Who wouldn’t want to unwrap these?! Consider these classic Keds to be an instant pick-me-up for yourself or any lucky recipient. And good news: if multi-colored glitter isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other metallic shades available.
7. Chinese Laundry Katarina Cognac Crocodile Mid-Calf Boots, $120
Don’t worry—this style only looks insanely expensive. Between the buttery hue and comfortable blocked heels, these gorgeous boots will definitely earn you major brownie points with your loved one.
8. Dolce Vita Noles Tortoise Vinyl High Heel Sandals, $120
It may be hard to think about sandal season, but it’ll be here before we know it. Gift your BFF this glossy style that’ll look great with their spring and summer pedicures.
9. Talbots Edison Embellished Flats, $129
Give your recipient something that’ll keep them stylish *and* comfortable for all of those holiday get-togethers. This jeweled heel will be a solid choice for just about every event on their calendar.
10. Sam Edelman Hazel Stiletto Pumps (
When it comes to the best gifts for shoe lovers, everyone needs a goes-with-everything black pump in their shoe rotation. This glossy well-reviewed style is a must!
11. Betsey Johnson Barette Embellished Booties, $99
Sometimes it’s sensible to gift something the recipient needs, but other times you just gotta go with something fun. This is a perfect example—the ultimate statement boot for those New Years Eve parties (and any other time your pal wants to stand out).
12. Madewell Kiki Knee High Boots, $224
You just can’t go wrong with a classic. Madewell is known for their amazing leather and comfortable design, so your friend is guaranteed to wear this gorgeous knee-high style year after year.
13. Nike Epic Phantom React Flyknit Running Shoes, $150
Whether your BFF is a fitness enthusiast or a couch potato (no shame!), this colorful style will encourage them to step out and show ’em off.
14. Adidas ‘Adilette’ Slide Sandals, $45
Ultimate vacay shoe, anyone? It’s a little difficult to imagine warmer temperatures at the moment but once the sun is out, your friend will be singing your praises from the pool.
15. Sole Society Hadlee Loafers, $80+
Help your friend stay stylish at the office with these versatile loafers. With a classic silhouette, textured tassels and graphic pattern, they’ll be reaching for these 24/7.
Now that we’ve nailed down all of our gifts for shoe lovers, make sure you’re ready for all those parties and RSVP to These Holiday Shoes.
Allison is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.