2017 Holiday Gift Guide: for your BFF

Hey hey! Hope you’re having a wonderful morning. We’re back from a quick trip to Orlando – I’ll share some pics soon. We took the girls on the Polar Express and it was fantastic – but in the meantime, I wanted to share some more gift ideas for those of us still making it through our Christmas list. Thankfully I’m pretty much done, but I still have a few things to pick up. And then there’s the great wrapping party…

These are some ideas for your best friend. I feel like they’re the easiest to shop for since you know them so well, but it’s also fun to choose some unexpected treasures. This is one of those gift guides that can also double as a wish list for yourself! If your hubby or partner has been pestering you for ideas, you can just send them this little link and there ya go.

Fitnessista's 2017 Gift Guide

Fitnessista Gift Guide for your BFF... or yourself! Pin this list for your husband or partner ;)

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Best Friend Gift Guide:


Monogram Necklace

Monogram pendant necklace. Love the delicate style of this one!

Tassel fringe earrings or these shoulder duster earrings. Both on-trend and perfect for the holiday season.

Festive ball drop earrings. I love these for New Years! 

Ball Drop Earrings

Bracelets that look pricey, but aren’t at all.

JCrew bracelets

A dainty necklace to remind her of home (I love these cactus ones, and these state ones are super cute)

State Necklaces

Hair and beauty finds:

Revlon one-step Hair Dryer and styler

Revlon Style One-step hair dryer and styler. Ok, so I’ve been using this hairdryer for a couple of months now, and am obsessed with it. My hair is super long and thick, so it takes 18 years to dry it. I’ll usually take off most of the moisture with a regular hairdryer (I’ll let it air dry for a few hours) and use this one to smooth and style. I use it on the girls’ hair and it is so much faster than a regular blow-dryer. The reviews online are insane for good reason! It’s next level.

Beautycounter charcoal mask and lipgloss. Thankfully, clean beauty products are becoming more mainstream. I’ve been a Beautycounter fan for years, and these are two of the best products to try out the line.

Beautycounter Charcoal Mask

Tarte brush set. Such an awesome deal!

Toasted eyeshadow palette. Love the neutral colors.

Toasted Eyeshadow

Fresh Best of Beauty Bundle. So many awesome finds here.

Fresh Set

Drybar Sake Bomb Shampoo and Conditioner. While it’s not as good as going to a *real* Drybar, these smell amaaaaazing.

Sake Bomb Shampoo

Everything you need for perfect brows. Anastasia ALL THE WAY.

Supermud set

Kitchen fun and house stuff:

Eyelashes gold coffee mug

Succulent Terrarium. You could also DIY on the cheap.

Succulent Terrarium

Diptique candle or Voluspa mini tin candles.

Pour-over coffee maker + your favorite local coffee. 

 Pour Over Coffee

The perfect cheese board. This is so classic and lovely!

Fashion gifts:

A trendy pom-pom sweater

Pom pom sweater

This Hanukkah sweater or this wine sweater (<— I totally bought this one and wear it a little too often.)

Stitch Fix gift card! <— If you’ve been wanting to try Stitch Fix, this is the perfect chance. They’re waiving the styling fee for my readers so you can try out the service for free.

Super soft slippers


Under $30:

Capri candle

Monogram ornament

Monogram Ornament

A gorgeous addition to the bar cart

Rose iPhone case or pop socket

Fun sleep mask. This is so cute!

kate spade mini stud earrings. Great price, too.

Funny wine glass. This makes me laugh every time I see it.



Champagne bears cocktail kit

Sugarfina champagne bears cocktail kit

So, tell me friends: what’s on your personal wish list this year? What are you gifting your BFF this holiday season?



More gift guides:

For the kiddos

For the men

For your fitness-loving friend

Giveaway winner! Thank you so much to those of you who entered last week’s little giveaway. The winner of the 2018 planner is Allison! The lucky lady has been emailed. (You can still use my code for $10 off your Erin Condren if you’re ordering your planner for next year!) Stay tuned for another sneaky giveaway soon! 

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  1. Tracy on December 11, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    I love giving these candles with funny & cute names. They smell awesome, too!
    And dark chocolate is always a fun add-in 🙂

    • Fitnessista on December 11, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      ohhh i’ll have to check those out!

  2. Lisa @ Lisa 3D on December 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    I love the Tarte Toasted palette – it’s one of my favorites from the year!

    • Fitnessista on December 11, 2017 at 10:13 pm

      the colors are gorgeous 🙂

  3. Janice O'Kane on December 11, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    OMGosh! This just proves I am so susceptible to pretty things. I don’t even drink and I am sooo jonesing for that lovely bottle opener. And those monogram ornaments are so beautiful!

    I love the scents and quality of the candles from https://pfcandleco.com/ and gift those often.

  4. Heather on December 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    Is it bad that I am clicking away for myself? after all, don’t they say you should be your own best friend??

  5. Cindy Childers on December 12, 2017 at 4:35 am

    Hey Gina! Something random but related to Christmas time. I just did a search for “Workouts to do while traveling” on your site because I remembered you had several. We are headed to Athens GA for Christmas (from the UK) and I so want to try and keep my game on. You should totally post this link of yours so others like myself can keep trying to move during the holidays! https://fitnessista.com/bodyweight-workouts-you-can-do-anywhere/

    Love you girl and if you are near Athens I’d love to meet up and buy you a coffee!! Cindy xx

  6. Vince on December 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm

    I love the topic of this guide. Seriously. Most of the ones I find are for spouses and kids. That’s great and all but isn’t going to fit into everyone’s situations.

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