You remind your BFF that she's your person every other day, but when it comes to gifting her during the holiday season, you draw a blank. You know everything about her, but you struggle with finding something that will really speak to her. Gift cards can feel overdone so I compiled my favorite finds to take the guesswork out of gifting your best friend. And we won't fault you if you keep a few items for yourself. After all, everyone can use a little extra self-care during the holiday season, right?
Here are 18 gifts she's guaranteed to love, no matter what she's interested in:
Dear Girls: Intimate Tales, Untold Secrets & Advice for Living Your Best Life by Ali Wong
This one's perfect for your stressed-out mama friend who needs a break or your bestie who's always telling hilarious jokes. It's a quick read that's great to peruse while waiting at the doctor's office or while you're in the pickup line at school.
Madewell carina boot
Your bestie already has the cutest heels in black, brown and gray, so gift her this snake embossed leather pair so she can live on the edge a little.
Ellis brooklyn novellas travel spray set
Sweater weather season calls for full-bodied fragrances and these best-selling vegan scents are spot on. The refillable 10 ml travel sprays is also great for stocking stuffers—or keeping in your mini purse.
NEST fragrances grapefruit 3-wick candle
Reminiscent of a mix of autumn leaves and grapefruit, the sweet smell of this candle will instantly transport you to your happy place. The beautiful metallic maidenhair fern design also makes it a conversation starter for any room.
Fawn Design the circle bag
When she needs a break from huge diaper bags and oversized backpacks, this circular premium vegan leather purse is the cutest upgrade. It feature an adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn messenger style, so mama can be hands free. And a sneaky interior pocket for keeping credit cards and money.
Oh! Nuts holiday nut + dried fruit gift basket
When it comes to home décor items for hosting, she probably has everything. This holiday, help her impress her guests with a box filled to the brim with a variety of healthy goodies like dried fruit nuts that pair well with meats, cheeses, spicy hors d'oeuvres, red wines and microbrews.
Google Nest hello video doorbell
We get it—a doorbell isn't your typical gift, but hear us out. Consider this a cool way to let her know you're thinking about her safety: she'll get an alert and talk to visitors at her door from anywhere, anytime. And, this guarantees she'll never miss a package again. Genius!
Lenox contempo dinnerware serving bowl
If she's the hostess with the mostest, this gift has her name written all over it. And, if she's not into hosting, it's all good. The generous size of this microwave and dishwasher server bowl makes it a great fruit bowl.
Heyday iPhone tortoiseshell case
When you're gifting that friend that seems to have everything, ask yourself if their basics can be upgraded. You know she's hard on her phone (hopefully she'll get that cracked screen fixed one day) so give her a gift that keeps it chic and protected.
The Collection prosecco sparkling white wine
Trust us, if your mama friend loves to enjoy a good glass of wine, this one is a fab option. Show how much you appreciate your friendship with a bottle filled with notes of citrus, stone fruit and green apple on the nose and palate.
Tacha little luxuries obento
If your bestie is serious about skin care, then she'll go crazy for this kit filled with essential anti-aging products for all skin types. There are so many good ones in here, but we love the two-in-one makeup remover and cleanser that melts away even waterproof makeup, leaving behind only silky soft skin.
Diptyque mini candles set
During the winter months, we're constantly on a quest to reach peak coziness, and there's nothing that screams relaxation louder than a sweet-smelling candle. Try these flower-scented candles for a light aroma that permeates an entire room.
Brookstone biosense layer adjust pillow
Gifting your bestie a pillow isn't exactly high on our list—sure we love them, but they are rather personal. We hear you, but this layered pillow is a cut above the rest. She'll love these removable, interchangeable fill layers, that supports her head and neck with customized firmness that's great even if her head and neck isn't hurting.
1-01 Babaton hyde sweater cape-sleeve sweater
If she's over bulky winter sweaters, cape-sleeve is the new new. What can possibly be better than a dramatic cape sleeved sweater with a comfortable, loose fit? It's also made from a fine, Italian wool-blend yarn with metallic threads so she'll feel extra fancy.
North Face women’s thermoball eco parka
For the outdoorsy type looking for style and function, this mid-thigh length coat keeps her warm for hours. And even if she's not into cold weather outings, this coat is the best way to signal that she's on-trend.
Bite Beauty creamy color 4-piece mini amuse bouche supercharged lipstick set
Perhaps she just started wearing makeup or she's been a lipstick pro since she was 16-years-old. Either way, this super-pigmented lipstick set is packed with powerful superfood oils like avocado, sesame, olive and coconut for your most for your most put together friend. Oh, and it goes on smooth, too.
John Boos & Co. maple wood oval cutting board with juice groove
Any foodie will love this hand selected maple wood cutting board. One side of the cutting board features a deep juice groove and the reverse side has a completely smooth and flat cutting surface.
Drybar party of four kit
For the girl who's so busy she can't keep regular visits to a salon, gift her this kit of her favorite Drybar products. She'll love that she can extend her blowout, refresh her hair and detangle in her own home.
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