Yep, holiday gift guides have gone rogue. And by rogue, I mean mental. I just perused a guide that recommended that I gift my Dad this $63 Horse Pencil.
Are you kidding me? No one is getting a horse pencil on my watch this year.
In the next few posts let me offer some gift ideas for your friends and family that aren’t absurd.
First up, some goodies for our besties. Most of us have more than one pal and buying multiple gifts can get expensive fast. Here are some budget friendly and completely reasonable gifts that won’t leave your friends wondering if you drink while you shop.
Legit Gifts for your BFFs
Everybody uses and needs a hair tie. These also do double duty as cute bracelets. Bandtz has every color and style you could possibly want. Take your pal’s hair game to the next level.
$8-15 (most come in sets of three)
Everyone needs a glass water bottle. These are super cute and minus those dirty toxins found in plastic.
$12 each (free shipping on 3 or more bottles)
No one hates chocolate and Vosges is the best of the best. These chocolate bars are decadent, delicious, and made with wonderfully exotic flavors (the Bacon bar!). Give me a bar of Vosges for Christmas and we can stay friends forever.
$7.50 (Large Chocolate Bar)
L’Occitane products are fantastic and they have a trove of great gift sets to choose from. Gift sets start at $14 and a donation is made to Dress for Success for each gift set sold. In doubt as to what to choose? The hand creams are the absolute best.
Sprinkles is the holy grail of cupcakes and I have a serious addiction. They offer their cupcake mix in 7 amazing flavors (red velvet, dark chocolate, vanilla, banana, pumpkin, spice and chocolate peppermint). I’ll take the red velvet.
This fun nail gift set comes in a host of different color palettes. And Zoya nail polish is free of formaldehyde and several other toxic chemicals. Each Dream Box comes with three bottles of full size polish.
I love the girls from MGEMS and I really love this leather necklace with gunmetal pave bar. Though it can be hard to choose a bauble for someone else, this one is a can’t miss.
Nest is my absolute favorite for home fragrances and their holiday collection is simply divine. Three different holiday scents are available in candles and diffusers. My favorite holiday fragrance? Birchwood Pine.
$14 – 58
A friend gave me a cashmere headband 10 years ago and I wear it every year without fail. It is chic, comfortable, and very warm. A truly swoon worthy gift.
$95 (many colors)
If you are looking for something VERY special and can spend a bit more, the Woodbury Pitcher is my choice. A pitcher is endlessly useful and this handblown glass pitcher is simply stunning. Serve beverages in it or use it as a vase. A gorgeous addition to your friend’s table.
$80 (small pitcher)
$150 (large pitcher, pictured here)
Gift giving is great, but I always prefer a someONE to a someTHING. My best advice for a gift for your friends? Plan a lunch or coffee date with your pals, no need to be formal. My hometown squad and I always make time to lunch together during the holiday madness. Oh who am I kidding, we don’t lunch, we pig out on dessert.
I suggest you do the same. Get your cake on with your BFFs.