Gifts for Your Best Friend
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…
Blue Harper 3 Piece Tea Set
BUY IT: $25; worldmarket.com
This trio in a classic blue-and-white toile print will become her go-to for afternoon tea.
Viteri Hanging Picture Frame
BUY IT: From $28; anthropologie.com
These frames are not only sleek and stylish, but so easy to personalize—just add a favorite photo and wrap!
Diptyque Roses Scented Candle
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.
Personalized Gold Foil Print
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.
OPI Classic Nail Lacquer Mini 10 Pack
BUY IT: $29; opi.com
Treat her to a variety pack of her favorite polishes. Cajun Shrimp, Bubble Bath, Lincoln Park After Dark—need we say more?
'Cameron Street' Leather Passport Holder
BUY IT: $24; nordstrom.com
This classicly stylich passport holder will accompany them on all their travels abroad.
Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South
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: $40/set of 2; weezietowels.com
Now she can wipe off a day’s worth of eye makeup in a wink without the worry of stains.
BUY IT: $18; anthropologie.com
Give her a personalized journal for jotting down New Year’s resolutions.
Recipe Cocktail Shaker
BUY IT: $30; papersource.com
Treat the wannabe bartender to a cocktail shaker that provides a cheat sheet for eight festive drink recipes.
3 Piece Gardening Tool Set
BUY IT: $35; shopbop.com
She’ll be dreaming of spring blooms with this colorful trio of stainless steel gardening tools.
Ana Medallion Trinket Tray, Set of 3
BUY IT: $39.50; potterybarn.com
Give her a pretty place to put her dainty jewelry after she takes it off at the end of the day.
2019 Maps of the World Desk Calendar
BUY IT: $16; riflepaperco.com
Inspire dreams of exotic adventures with a desk calendar featuring illustrated maps of golobal destinations.
Kate Spade 'One in a Million' Initial Pendant Necklace
BUY IT: $58; nordstrom.com
A simple necklace with her initial is just about the sweetest Southern gift we’ve ever seen.