#Home & Decor
15 Holiday Gift Ideas Your Besties Will Actually Want this Season
Avoid getting your girlfriends another perfume or lotion set (we all have a zillion of those), and look to this holiday gift guide packed with items your friends would actually be happy to get this year. We found stylish gifts at all price points so you’re sure to find something chic and affordable!
For the Philanthropist
This colorful woven coin bag and other gifts from The Little Market, founded by Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla, are handmade by artisans from around the world. Lots of the gifts on the site are one-of-a-kind, so by purchasing from The Little Market, you are not only supporting fair trade, but also getting your friend a unique, meaningful gift. This bag retails for $22.
For the Beauty Junkie
Got a beauty lover in your life? Turn to Birchbox for a guaranteed squeal of joy. You can gift a three-month subscription for $30, which will allow your friend to try out 15 beauty samples tailored to her needs during her trial period. Think your friend needs more than three months of samples? You can also gift a six- and or 12-month subscription.
For the Inspired One…
If your bestie is in need of a bit of inspiration, share one of these little books of blessings. Artist Amylee Weeks has created two pocket-size books—Friends Bring Out the Best in Us and Blessed: A Book of Gratitude—that are packed with uplifting quotes and colorful illustrations. These little books retail for $9.95 and if you order one through her Etsy shop, Weeks will sign each one!
For the Expressive One
Give your bestie a gift that will remind her to "be love," "be present," or "be brave" every time she sees one of these inspirational temporary tattoos. You can score a single sheet of tattoos for $6.
For the Fashionable Gal
We love this “Mates Before Dates” tee from ASOS (it’s only $14), but any graphic T-shirt featuring a funny saying you know your friend will appreciate makes the perfect, reasonably priced gift.
For the Techie
For the friend who is attached to her cell, turn to Sonix for stylish (and protective) phone cases that come in a variety of colorful designs. They offer cases for a wide range of phone types, including iPhone 6, the Samsung GS6 and the Note 4.
For the Organized Gal
The Day Designer planners are the ultimate tool for a gal who loves staying organized (or at least needs to stay organized). They come in a bunch of chic prints and retail for $59. If that price tag seems a tad high, you can also gift your friend a Day Designer gift card that she can use toward her purchase of a new planner.
For the One Who Loves Personalization
Personalized jewelry is a trend we don’t see waning any time soon, and who wouldn’t love a bracelet made especially for her? Snag one of these initial bar bracelets from BaubleBar for $34.
For the Travel Lover
Help your wandering friend stay organized on her adventures with this journal. She’ll be able to jot down her favorite destinations and memories from her trip. This one from ModCloth is $24.99.
For the Glitzy Gal
These stylish stickers will accessorize the home button on your bestie's iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The best part? A pack of home button stickers is only $4.99.
For the One Who Loves Decor
You can’t go wrong with a chic frame featuring a cute photo of you and your BFF. We love this mint and gold one from Francesca’s, which retails for $16.
For the Funny Friend
We LOVE all of Emily McDowell‘s sassy and clever quotes; they somehow seem to say exactly what’s on our minds. Your friend will appreciate a good laugh every time she sees a mug like this, and you’ll appreciate its $18 price tag.
For the One Who Appreciates Comfort
Because who doesn’t love a comfy scarf that doubles as a blanket? This one from Zara is $25.90.
For the Practical Girl
If you want to get your bestie a gift she will use again and again, turn to a portable charger, like this one by Ban.Do that retails for $30.
For the Chef
For the gal who loves to cook, we recommend getting her a stylish apron—a gift as practical as it is adorable. This “Eat Cake for Breakfast” one by Kate Spade retails for $30.