Despite our detailed wishlists and dream dresses, most lolitas have been the victim of well meaning but misinformed gift giving. This year, give your lolita the gift of something they really want.
If you’re a lolita, you can slide this list into the DMs of your sweetheart, send it to your dad in an email, or print out a copy to give to grandma. They’ll get the hint.
These lists are are intended for those who are unsure or a little new to the world of lolita fashion. They also don’t require you to know your lolita’s size or measurements. None of these suggestions will require a shopping service, just a credit card and basic online shopping knowledge.
Having trouble determining which substyle your lolita wears? If their closet is is cream, navy, brown, or maroon, their accessories are mostly vintage brooches from antique stores, and their favorite dress makes them look like your grandmother’s wallpaper, they’re probably into classic lolita! Look for neutrals, earth tones, navy, or maroon colors and historical motifs and they’ll be elated.
(Not your lolita’s style? Try looking at the sweet and gothic lists!)
Angelic Rose Rectangle Headdress from RR Memorandum– $30 USD
Excessive cotton lace and a beautifully detailed floral ribbon make this headdress a perfect accessory for your classic lolita.
Royal crown over the knee socks from Enchanted Dreamwear – $16 USD
Available in red and black, these socks will add a regal touch to their coordinates.
Double Ruffle Gigi Parasol – $40 USD
There is nothing more elegant (or more annoying) in lolita fashion that carrying a parasol. Trying to ship a parasol from Japan can be a pain, so check out this one from the Lolita Collective, which will ship from Chicago, IL.
Tea from Fairy Tale Teas – $20
Most lolitas drink their weight in tea every week, so it’s always a good option. For the classic lolita, try tea from Fairy Tale Teas. Not only is their tea great, but their packages are adorable and a delight to unwrap.
Forest Maiden Apron from Lily of the Valley Designs – $45
The sheer lace will allow a bold print to peak through, or it can add an overlay to a solid piece. Either way, your lolita will look enchanting in this apron!
Whatever gift you get for your lolita, know that making effort to understand their style will mean the world to them. This list is only a starting place, so feel free to explore these and other brands for more ideas. Happy shopping.