19 Preppy Gifts to Give Your Friend Who Went to Harvard, in Case You Forgot, It's Not a Big Deal

Prep is trending, and so is argyle, monogramming and uh, horse stuff.
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Looks from Ralph Lauren's 50th anniversary show during New York Fashion Week. Photo: Pietro D'aprano/FilmMagic

Looks from Ralph Lauren's 50th anniversary show during New York Fashion Week. Photo: Pietro D'aprano/FilmMagic

We know it's hard to find the right gifts for your loved ones, so we've compiled a ton of fashion and beauty-focused gift guides tailored to a range of interests and budgets. Check out our latest below and find more right here.

Back in September, we at Fashionista compiled a trend report acknowledging that "prep" — a style that goes back to upper-class leisure activities (like tennis, sailing and squash) and private university-preparatory boarding schools across the Northeast and New England — was back and more "fashion" than ever. All throughout the Spring 2019 season, particularly right here in New York, starched cotton collars, layered cardigans and varsity jackets cropped up on more runways than anyone expected. And now with hyper-buzzy collaborations like Palace x Ralph Lauren, that pristinely academic, generally nostalgic aesthetic is gaining even more traction with the streetwear and menswear crowds. 

Which means, of course, that we're all probably going to be dressed like we take the side of the Winklevi in "The Social Network" and say stuff like, "Go Crimson." (That's right! Those are both generic Harvard references, which I still Googled because, haha, yeah, I didn't go to college there.) With that in mind, we rounded up 19 preppy fashion and beauty gifts to dole out this year. Click through to see (and shop) them all. 

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