For me, there is no greater thrill than finding the perfect present. Each year for birthdays and the holiday season I really challenge myself to find special, unique and personal gifts for the people I love.
I happen to have an outrageously awesome and generous girl squad, so today's gift guide theme "for the BFF" is dedicated to them.
Let's begin with the greatest holiday card I have ever seen. I think we can all agree that Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" is the best holiday song in history (the original and the "Love Actually" performance). With that in mind, this is the card you have to send to your fellow Mariah-loving bestie.
This card is $4.50 on Etsy. Order now to make sure it arrives in time!
Continuing the holiday cheer, I think these Talbots embroidered flats are just what your best girl needs for lounging around the house on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Comfy and festive!
For a fancier shoe, I flipped over these pom pom tartan flats when I saw them in the J. Crew catalog. They are a bit pricey ($148) but when you think about how many holiday soirees she can wear them to, it feels worth it.
Though I hate to admit it, winter is coming. Help your BFF stay warm with these mega cozy slipper socks from L.L. Bean ($49.95 per pair).
They come in this white color, a light blue and a chocolate brown.
If your pal is a ski bunny, gift her this neoprene goggles case from Rebecca Minkoff, currently on sale for $47.99 on eBay.
I have so many friends who travel constantly for work, so I was very excited to discover this adorable red eye travel kit from Nordstrom. It includes an eye mask, ear plugs, a tooth brush, dental floss and a case to carry it all in. The best part? It's just $20 dollars!
Another excellent travel item, a personalized makeup bag from Mark and Graham ($49 dollars).
In addition to the herringbone pattern, they also make gingham versions. Do you want them all? Because I do.
In the past year several of my friends have decided to leave their corporate jobs to start their own businesses. Reward that badass confidence with this "Get It Girl" t-shirt. This is $22 dollars on Etsy.
If the t-shirt isn't her style, this "Let's Talk Shop" business card holder might be just the thing to celebrate her new professional pursuits. This sells for $30 dollars at Kate Spade.
Last but not least, I have two very close friends who are voracious readers. When I found this tote bag on Etsy ($16 dollars) I thought of them immediately! If you have a bookworm in your life, this is sure to be a hit.
I hope today's guide has given you some fresh gift ideas for your inner circle. In case you missed any of the earlier themes this week, you can catch up below.
2016 Holiday Gift Guides: