BUY IT: $20; lillypulitzer.com
This one’s almost too easy—buy her favorite wine, wrap it in Lilly—what more could a girl ask for?
Fancy, fun, sweet, and silly picks for your number one sidekick.
When it comes to gifts for best friends, the stakes feel a little higher. Even though this is the person who knows you best—your most embarrassing stories, your favorite foods, your greatest weaknesses—you can’t help but feel like the pressure’s on. (Plus, you know them well enough to know that all-too-familiar “I love it!” fake smile…)
This time of year always induces a frenzy, and you just want her to know how much you care! So we’ve removed some of the pain (and panic) from the endless shopping process. We went ahead and scoped out the shops and gathered some of our favorite finds—from fancy candles to kitschy pillows—for you to gift your best friend. Also, if you need clever gift wrap ideas, we’ve got you covered. Hosting a gift swap? We’ve got that too. Now if Santa would just be a friend and check off our list…
BUY IT: $46; nordstrom.com
A pearl of friendship is just about the most Southern thing we’ve ever heard.
BUY IT: $28; anthropologie.com
These frames are not only sleek and stylish, but so easy to personalize—just add a favorite photo and wrap!
BUY IT: $32; nordstrom.com
It may seem like quite the splurge ($32 for 2.4 ounces), but these dreamy candles are the stuff of (fashion world) legend. Plus, if you’re going to splurge on anyone, shouldn’t it be your best friend?
BUY IT: $38; etsy.com
How darling are these personalized bracelets? Perfect for a secret message, inside joke, or words of encouragement.
BUY IT: $33; minted.com
Minted allows you to commission custom art, which we love for a personalized, super-special touch. You can have letters, recipes, and other mementos glammed up in gold foil, or you could opt for a city or state print.
BUY IT: $11.98; worldmarket.com
We love how dainty yet practical these tea-infuser mugs are.
BUY IT: $24; amazon.com
Sad desk lunch is sad enough; this stylish lunch box cheers things right up. Plus she’ll think of you every day.
BUY IT: $24; amazon.com
You’ll be doing your bestie a favor by making sure she has this keeper in her kitchen.
BUY IT: $35; urbanoutfitters.com
It’s no secret we love pineapples around here—they’re the Southern symbol of hospitality. But we really love that this one doubles as a drink maker.
BUY IT: $168; uncommongoods.com
This kitschy hand-embroidered state pillow is a staple (although admittedly also a bit of a splurge) for anyone with lots of state pride.
BUY IT: $18.09; amazon.com
If larger candles are more her style, this provides long-lasting zen.
BUY IT: $70; katespade.com
Keep girls’ night out hassle free with this all in one leather iPhone folio.
BUY IT: $68.60; toms.com
Proceeds from this playfully patterned pack help Toms provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need.
BUY IT: $57; Sephora.com
Pamper your bestie with a gift set of philosophy’s classic and feminine Amazing Grace line.
BUY IT: $29.50; potterybarn.com
Make detangling dainty jewelry on the road less of a fool’s errand with this practical and precious jewelry roll.
BUY IT: $75; draperjames.com
We can’t get enough of this Draper James bangle with an oh-so-Southern pattern.
BUY IT: $48; nordstrom.com
Finally, a sassy set of coasters guests will be sure to put to use.