the penny lane gift guide

for the girl with the band—or just the free-spirit planning her next trip.

by nylon

Ready or not, here it comes! Holiday season has arrived, and that means tons of shopping. But let's be real: your average gift guides are boring, so we're going to do things the NYLON way with lists inspired by our fictional dream BFFs. Every week we'll be picking the best gifts for our movie muses, so keep checking back to find that perfect item for your friend...or for yourself. 

Almost Famous isn't supposed to be about Penny Lane--it's supposed to be William Miller's movie (or perhaps rock star Russell Hammond's, too). And yet, ask us about the iconic Cameron Crowe film and it's the free-spirited Band Aid who comes to mind. Perhaps it's because deep down inside we're all a Penny--or at least have fantasies about being one; we're tough but sensitive, creative but grounded, busy dreaming up our next bout of escapism while still perfectly content to be right where we are (as she would say, we are home).

Whether you are a 21st century version of Penny Lane, wearing your finest '70s fur coat and oversize shades as you crisscross the country with your favorite band, or just bring a little bit of her spirit everywhere you go, we've rounded up the 50 best gifts for you this holiday season. Have a friend who is living that life? We suggest getting her a one-way ticket to Morocco, instead.

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Lookmatic Kitty Sunglasses--$95

Adidas Originals x Opening Ceremony Big Sur Dress--$474.50

Habit Nail Polish--$18

Hot Sox Guitar Socks--$6.00

Aerin Ikat Jasmine Fragrance--$110 

Fortune Telling Birthday Book--$9.95

Antik Batik Wallet--$255

J.Brand Jeans--$418

Fossil Rug--$297

Brooklyn Beer Shop Beer Making Kit--$40

Third Man Records Vault Platinum Subscription--$60

Wacko Wacko T-Shirt--$38.95

Coach Legacy Flap Bag--$258

Hermes Fleurs d'Indienne Candle--$275

The Body Shop The Sparkler--$12

Lulu's Knuckle Ring--$11

Paperless Post x Kelly Wearstler Personalized Notecards--$75 for 50

Pendleton x Dr. Martens Boots--$189

Travel Guide for the Young Sexy and Broke-- $17

Aveda Give Spa Nights Set--$69

Levi's Vintage Clothing Orange Tab Collection Top--$98

Rivera Capped Necklace--$68

Topshop Sheepskin Coat--$995

Mara Hoffman x Pendleton Beach Towel--$77

Canon PowerShot S110--$349

Ruxton by Alexandra Ferguson Pillow--$59

Brooklyn We Go Hard Camera Strap--$60

Lush Karma Perfume Gift Set--$75.95

Bob Gruen Portrait of John Lennon--$900

Blonde Ambition Nenita Sandal--$169.95

Crosley Turntable--$140

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette--$52

BCBG Hat--$46.50

Skullcandy Aviator Headphones--$149.99

Elder Stateman Scarf--$295

Lee Hazlewood Boxed Set--$180

Anna Sui Dress--$298

Free People Vintage Fringe Jacket --$428

Sarah Potempa Beachwaver Styling Iron--$199

Nordstrom Postcard Lamp--$38

Cowshed Pocket Cow Pack--$29

Grain Audio Packable Speakers--$249

Wildfox Sweater--$108

Zara Jumpsuit--$89.90

Ace & Jig Kimono--$198

Winifred Grace Moon and Star Studs--$69

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Eurail 15-Day Pass--$548

End of The Century--$12.58

Boscia Bright White Mask--$38

Sakroots Suitcase--$129