31 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts for Your Best Friend
Your best friend is someone really incredible. Someone who has been there through every crushing breakup, awkward phase, and 2 a.m. vent session. Whether that’s your favorite gal pal or an awesome guy in your life, give your closest friend some love this holiday season with a personalized, pampering gift that celebrates your bond.
Even if it’s not for Christmas, a small token of "I'm thinking of you" can make your BFF feel special, especially in this whirlwind of a year. We've found unique—and a little bit quirky!—gift ideas for your best friend that go way beyond the standard fare. Is it the baking aficionado who can’t ever seem to leave the kitchen? The girl who seems to have absolutely everything? Or maybe the one who believes every hour is happy hour? No matter the vocation or occasion, here is the latest and greatest in fashion, beauty, home, food, and more to show your BFF just how much you care.
These adorable hand-poured, soy wax candles are sure to ignite some love in the hearts of plant enthusiasts. It contains fragrance oils in pine and vanilla (cactus) and jasmine and white tea (poppy) that melt down to reveal a cute surprise.
The Rainbow Atlas
From the pink salt lakes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to the eye-catching home façades of Cobh, Ireland, this colorful book of bucket list destinations is packed with dreamy photographs and aerial images of exotic locales. Gift it to your best friend so you can start planning for all the places you want to travel together.
Modern Picnic The Luncher
Offer a stylish hand to the friend who always has her arms full. Purse on the outside and lunchbox on the inside, Modern Picnic’s fashion-forward bag sports a vegan leather croc exterior with an insulated interior to keep food packed to perfection (it even comes with a utensil slot!).
Orion Legging II
The perfect black leggings are hard to come by, and yet, Epoque Evolution has finally mastered the art of athleisure. The brand's compressive high-res leggings are made with butter-soft, sweat-wicking fabric that keeps sustainability in mind (it's made of 100 percent regenerated nylon fiber!).
Hyzrz Retro Kitchen Apron
If your bestie is always whipping up a quick bread or baking cupcakes, this apron with vintage vibes is sure to help her look cool in the kitchen. Her culinary talents are top-notch and this charming apron will keep her looking clean and polished—even if there’s an unexpected spill or splash.
Vera Bradley Lightweight Fleece Robe
The ideal self-care scenario calls for a ridiculously soft bathrobe (duh), and this one from Vera Bradley certainly fits the bill. The 100 percent polyester fleece is the perfect thickness for cooler temps, and the generously sized hood is great for cozy cocooning.
Anothersole Paloma Shoes
The perfect shoe does exist—and it comes in 26 wearable shades. The Anothersole flat is an ultra-versatile everyday shoe that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and elegance.
Signature Chocolate Truffles Gift Box
Radley London Ascot Horse Medium Bifold
Radley London's latest collab with the Kentucky Derby can't be missed. This limited-edition bifold purse comes in a racehorse silhouette and appliqué that fits 10 card slots, two note sections, and two slip pockets.
Keep Shining 5 Piece Brush Set
While it might be hard to pick out products, these tools are a great gift idea for a best friend that has everything. The on-trend marble finish and rose gold detailing add a dose of elegance to an otherwise humdrum morning routine.
Dearfoams Women's Fireside Water Resistent Sydney Shearling Scuff Slipper
Slip into something comfortable with the help of these plush house slippers. Made with an ultra-soft sheepskin lining and ribbed (read: non-slip) soles, these essential kicks are essentially pillows for your feet. Plus, it naturally resists dirt and bacteria, so you don’t have to worry about staining when wearing it outside.
Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves
Never miss an important text or call in the cold with these touchscreen-friendly gloves. Available in black or brown, each pair of tech gloves is cozy and functional to keep you connected whenever, wherever.
Lele Sadoughi Jet Pearl Headband
Headbands are making a serious comeback, and this embellished accessory is well worth the splurge. Rock it with everything from midi dresses during the week to a classic T-shirt and jeans come Saturday.
Blue Sky Monthly Planner
For the old-fashioned friend who likes to keep a hard planner on hand, help keep their to-do list organized with this chic design from Blue Sky. The inside offers ample lined writing space for keeping track of appointments, to-dos, and reminders.
Melinda Maria Blue Opal Ear Cuff
Embedded with tiny blue opals, this edgy ear cuff is a chic addition to any jewelry box.
Marble Coffee Mugs
Help your gal pal instantly elevate her morning coffee habit with this set of chic marbled mugs. Available in gray, cream, or flamingo pink, each set of mugs is an excuse to caffeinate as often as necessary.
Caramel Caravan Candy
Slowly simmered then hand cut, these delectable caramels come in sweet flavors ranging from chai spice to dark chocolate sea salt. Shop from 4, 10, or 20-piece sets, and prepare to gift the treats to everyone on your nice list.
Transform her space into a cozy abode with the help of Otherland aromatic candles. The modern candle brand features a collection of summer-inspired and instantly nostalgic scents that are so good, you'll want to start a collection of your own.
Calpak Travel Power Luggage Tag
Equipped with a slim, removable battery pack, this powerful luggage tag keeps your phone charged, whether you're up in the air or waiting at baggage claim.
Dagne Dover The Landon Carryall
Whether she's in need of an office-to-gym tote or a durable laptop carrier, this neoprene catchall is the one bag every commuter needs for on-the-go travel.
Personalized Hair Clip
Embellish this baby blue resin clip with up to five letters of text. Further personalize the barrette by choosing from crystal embellishments or pearl letters for added flare.
Juniper Books Subscription Box
Dubbed "BESO" (short for books everyone should own), Juniper Books' subscription service is a no-fail gift for the bibliophile in your life. With each annual subscription, you'll receive one of twelve timeless titles per month, and every read boasts a Victorian-inspired cover and bookbinding.
Billy Beanie Knitting Kit
Give her everything she needs to make the coziest cap in town—or knit it yourself and surprise her with your handiwork. Shhh! We won't tell her how easy the kit makes this project.
Compact Swivel Cheese Board
An absolute necessity for your next wine night, this collapsible cheese board is compact and easy to store. What's more: each board boasts a secret compartment for storing cheese knives, and it comes with miniature ceramic serving bowls.
Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio
Indulge in this self-care set that includes everything you need for a relaxing night in, from a coconut body polish to a hydrating face mist and lip conditioner.
SodaStream Fizzi Starter Kit
For the friend with a sparkling water habit, gift her this cordless sparking water maker that creates premium drinks at home with the touch of a button.
Hair Tie Bracelet
Keep track of errant hair ties with this chic bracelet that secures elastics to your wrist. It's a minimalist yet genius solution to managing your mane on the go.
Fellow Stagg Pour-Over Set
Enjoy a pour-over coffee from the comfort of your own home with this easy-to-use brewing kit. Interior markings help you measure just the right amount of grounds, and each container is crafted from double-walled glass to ensure your cup of joe remains piping hot.