A best friend is one of life’s greatest gifts.
Without your best friend, who would you call to bitch about your boss, ask for parenting advice, decide which dress to wear to the company’s holiday party, or if you should dump that weird guy that has the foot fetish?
The truth of the matter is, best friends are invaluable. Plus, you get to pick them. Life is too short for a crappy best friend, so, assuming you have an incredible amiga (or amigo), perhaps you’re considering getting them a gift this holiday season. Or, maybe you’re attending a White Elephant with your closest pals. Either way, this list is legit.
From skin-beautifying cookbooks to gorgeous hand fans to the coziest house slippers and a rose gold CBD vape pen, we have your bestie (and you) covered!
Let’s get our holiday shopping on!
Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Body Soufflé
Who: A lover of the beach and warm coconut/almond scents.
I am asked on a regular occasion what I am wearing that smells so good and this is it. This stunner of a scent is on the warmer side of smells with strong hints of almond and coconut. It’s basically like a warm hug in a jar. My good friend, Nina, told me about this product years ago and I’ve never stopped wearing it since. I’ll never forget hugging friends and family at June’s funeral hearing “you smell so good” mixed in with “I’m so sorry” – I loved it.
Tip: The soufflé will cost you about $65, for something more budget-friendly and what I opt for on a regular occasion is the body butter, $35. Different consistency and packaging, same delicious scent.
Who: Anyone who has feet.
Kid you not, these are the warmest, coziest, and most comfortable house slippers we’ve ever worn. Michelle is in total agreement.
Made from wool, low-impact dyes, water, and natural soap; the felting technique used to create these slippers is centuries old. Here’s a charming little excerpt from their site:
The unique texture of these house shoes are the ultimate in hygge homeware. And for the more active types, they will invigorate your feet after a long day at work or a round at the gym.
Use the code: SISTERPROJ15 for 15% off of your entire order!
Fireside Candle from Target
Who: The hostess with the mostess!
What we have here is a very reasonably priced candle that will have your entire home stinking of balsam fir with bits of clove and a touch of smokey. When it comes to candles, we want them to actually work – this one works. Well done, Hearth and Home for Target.
Stock up on these and have them on hand as you venture out to holiday parties. They make for the perfect hostess gift.
Holiday Hand Fan by Duvelleroy
Who: A chic bitch who gets hot at holiday parties.
I am a firm believer that every woman should own a fan. It has so many purposes. The obvious, and so many more.
Want to whisper to your friend that you have gas? Do so behind a fan. Looking for a more ladylike sneeze? Done. Menopause have you sweating your boobies off while cooking a massive dinner for the holidays? You know the drill.
Hand fans are one of the most functional accessories out there. Trust me, every time I have mine (which is all the time) a friend asks to borrow it for a fanning off.
Duvelleroy, out of Paris, creates stunning hand fans and will ship them right to you!
Who: That friend that loves cooking as well as keeping her skin looking real purty.
Here’s hoping that what’s inside can make you look and feel as beautiful as the book itself!
Wendy Rowe organized her cookbook based on the seasons (love that!) while encouraging her readers to care for their skin from the inside out. It’s both stunning and filled with excellent recipes aimed to make you glow!
Who: Your bestie that loves anything makeup related.
My sister-in-law got me my first highlighter years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s such a simple, useful item that whoever you gift it too will most likely use it all the time. A good highlighter, especially during the winter months when our skin experiences harsher conditions, is a total game-changer.
What I love about Nudestix is the brush it has on the opposite side of the stick. It helps spread the highlighter across different areas of your pretty face without getting on your fingers.
Tip: Makes for the perfect shimmer lip if you forget your lipgloss or looking to minimize what’s in your holiday clutch.
The Little Book of Lykke
Who: Your favorite hygge human.
Pronounced LOO-KA – it’s the danish term for happiness/good fortune and is the follow up to Meik Wiking’s The Little Book of Hygge. His charming books offer ways to live a happier, more fulfilling life while focusing on simple pleasures inspired by the happiest folks in the world.
Perfect for the friend who gets blue during the darker days of winter as it offers great tips to loving all the days we get.
Beboe CBD Pen
Who: A new age friend looking for all the calming vibes.
CBD is all the rage so it’s extra important to find a brand and product you trust. This beauty is one of them.
Beboe CBD vapes pens have less than 0.3% THC, are pure hemp-derived CBD, and promise to induce all the calming vibes one can use during the holiday season. Not to mention, it’s stunning.
When great Aunt Margaret shows up raising hell this Christmas, have a few puffs of your Beboe and enjoy your family gathering.
Evil Eye Ear Hug by Uncommon James
Who: A pal looking to keep away the bad vibes during family debates at the dinner table.
Kristen Cavallari just opened her store, Uncommon James, in the West Loop, Chicago and let’s just say it’s packed with delicately designed jewelry that you can find a way to wear on the daily.
These evil eye ear hugs are no exception. Simple with a pop of badassery. Check out more of her designs here.
slip Silk Pillowcase
Who: The beauty sleeper and/or bestie that spends big bucks on blowouts.
All you need is one sleep on a silk pillowcase to understand the benefits of such a luxurious item. Sleeping on silk is like sipping on champagne. It makes you feel fancy, classy, and a wee bit spoiled.
I’ve been sleeping on mine for two years and I’ll never not have one again. My slip keeps my hair from becoming a knotted hot mess as well as helps my head feel cool.
Such a lovely gift for anyone that loves their beauty rest.
The Secret Language of Birthdays
Who: A lover of birth charts and astrology, your more witchy best gal.
This tome of astrological information has been in our family for decades. For as long as I can remember, it was on our coffee table and anyone who stopped by took a moment to read the extremely accurate paragraphs about who they are based on the day they were born.
It’s an entertaining read and the perfect gift for a star lover!
The Hygge Game
Who: The friend that loves deep, meaningful conversations.
The Hygge Game comes out anytime I have friends sitting around the bonfire. It’s more of a conversation starter than it is a “game” but offers the opportunity to get to know some of your closest pals even better.
Both fun and entertaining, the possibility to get into a deep conversation is a high possibility!
What are you planning on getting your best friend?
She/he/they are lucky to have you.