Gifts for Your Best Friend

Fancy, fun, sweet, and silly picks for your number one sidekick.

This article originally appeared on Southern Living

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…


Lilly Pulitzer Wine Tote

Photo by Lilly Pulitzer

This one’s almost too easy—buy her favorite wine, wrap it in Lilly—what more could a girl ask for?

To buy: $20;


Pearls of Friendship Necklace

Photo by Nordstrom

A pearl of friendship is just about the most Southern thing we’ve ever heard.

To buy: $46;

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Hinged Hanging Picture Frame

Photo by Anthropologie

These frames are not only sleek and stylish, but so easy to personalize—just add a favorite photo and wrap!

To buy: $28;


Diptyque Roses Scented Candle

Photo by Nordstrom

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?

To buy: $32;


Personalized Bracelet

Photo by Etsy

How darling are these personalized bracelets? Perfect for a secret message, inside joke, or words of encouragement.

To buy: $38;

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Personalized Gold Foil Print

Photo by Minted

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.

To buy: $33;


Infuser Mugs

Photo by World Market

We love how dainty yet practical these tea-infuser mugs are.

To buy: $11.98;

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8 Girl's Gotta Each Lunch Bag

Photo by

Sad desk lunch is sad enough; this stylish lunch box cheers things right up. Plus she’ll think of you every day.

To buy: $24;


Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South

Photo by Laurey W. Glenn

You’ll be doing your bestie a favor by making sure she has this keeper in her kitchen.

To buy: $24;


Kate Spade Folio

Photo by Kate Spade

Keep girls’ night out hassle free with this all in one leather iPhone folio.

To buy: $70;

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