2014 Holiday Gift Guide for your BFFs

Hi! How’s the afternoon going? Hope you’re having a great one. If it’s any clue as to how my day is going, I’ve been going for tea instead of coffee for a while now -the caffeine was giving me a crazy eye twitch and making me anxious, so I cut back- and I’ve had two cups today. Survival mode haha.

I’m so happy you guys are enjoying this week’s giveaways! We still have a few more left. 🙂

With holiday shopping, I always love shopping for the ladies in our family and the BFFs. Not only is it a breeze to find things they like, but I always have fun because they’re usually things that I would enjoy myself. I thought I’d share some ideas if you’re looking for a college daughter, BFF, family friends, or for your own personal wish list!

Gift guide for her

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Gift guide for her2

Sparkly clutch. These are perfect for going out, or for adding a little extra sparkle to a casual outfit.

Printed sweater. Love this heart sweater! There are so many gorgeous printed sweaters this season. 

Printed leggings. Same goes for leggings; you can never have too many. 😉

-Spa certificate. These are always amazing holiday gifts, especially for the ladies you know who spend a lot of time caring for others or busy with work/school/life.

-This super cute angel wing necklace. Perfect way to send a little love to someone who’s always there for you.

-Some fave cookbooks. If she loves fitness, “HIIT It!” would make an awesome gift, and I highly recommend these blogging friends’ books: Skinnytaste, Seriously Delish, Choosing Raw and Oh She Glows!

Stitch Fix Gift Card This is the gift that keeps giving. 

-The Urban Decay “Naked On the Run” Palette. I love my Urban Decay palette, but it’s a little large for travel and stashing in my gym bag. This cute little palette has all of the essentials in a very neutral and flattering color scheme. 

Philosophy gift set or fun holiday set from LUSH.

Alex & Ani bangles. These are gorgeous stackable bangles and you can easily personalize according to her hobbies, horoscope or preferences.

Cute jammies! Meg already knows this so I can post it, but I got her a super cute U of A nightie as one of her gifts this year. 

Drybar set. The Drybar products work well, and they also smell DREAMY. This little set is a great size for travel or gym bags, too. 

Cute iPhone case.

-Fitbit cover. LOVE this one from Etsy.

-Friend date! Plan something fun for the two of you to do. 

Stocking stuffers:

Hair ties

EOS lip balm

-Travel-sized beauty products

Essie nail polish

Do you love shopping for your friends and the ladies in your family, too?! What’s on your personal gift wish list this year?



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  1. Hi Gina! Great gift guide, I’d like any of these gifts. I love shopping for girlfriends and for my Mom and never fail with cute jewelry or accessories. 🙂

  2. Urban Decay products are awesome! I also love EOS lip balm. Great product choices – it’s always fun to shop for friends and ladies in the family!

  3. Jocelyn in the STL says:

    I just pre-ordered your book for me and my BFF. So excited to get them! I also LOVE Urban Decay. Their eye shadow primer is the best!

  4. I love going to Sephora and picking up a few fun things: mascara, lip gloss, hand creme, etc for my girlfriends. Usually sneak in a muffin or two too.

  5. Last year I got my sister an Erin Condren planner and she loved it. I’m kind of obsessed with the L’Occitane Almond skin oil and I think a gift set that included this would make for a great gift for any female friend or family member.

  6. I had no clue that there were fitbit covers! That’s awesome! Oh and the Philosophy marshmallow is magicalllll I want all these Philosophy!

  7. I want everything on your list for myself! Except for an iPhone case because I have a galaxy, but maybe a galaxy case? Awesome ideas, thanks!

  8. Is it bad that I want all those for myself? Hah cute stuff!

  9. Absolutely love the dainty gold wing necklace! So my style 🙂

    Happy Holidays girl! xo

  10. Great idea. One item on my list is a new robe. There isn’t technically anything wrong with my current one but thought it would be nice to try something new – I’m curious what my family will choose! Other than that a heavier kettlebell and dumbbells. 🙂

  11. that is a great essie nail color.

  12. Fitbit cover? So cool! Have you seen the new Jawbone Up3? The silver one is cute!

    I’m giving my BFFs each an Anthro initial mug and Celestial Seasonings holiday tea. Plus each of them get something personal picked just for them 🙂


  13. I LOVE shopping for my BFFs and sister. My sister has been overseas for the past year and I haven’t seen her so I’ve gone all out with her Christmas gifts, including one of those Alex & Ani bangles (it has “om” on it). One of my favorite gifts to get are luxury bath and body items, since I rarely buy those for myself.

  14. I love this! It’s always so much easier for me to shop for ladies than for men. Maybe because it’s really just like me shopping for myself…?

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