It's day two of Holiday Gift Guide Week and I couldn't be more excited to share gift ideas for celebrating your BFF.
I think we all thought when the clock struck twelve on January 1, 2021, we'd feel a sense of relief and renewal. I think we can all agree that 2021 has mostly been a hangover from 2020, and who got us through this second pandemic year? Our besties.
Before we dive into these fabulous items, one note: every gift listed here is sold by a small or independent business. Please, please, please support these incredible humans who have keep their doors (and websites) open despite stiff competition from the kings of convenience like Amazon, Walmart, Target and Macy's. I urge you to shop small this year wherever you can.
Ok! Now let's talk presents.
Help your BFF unwind from a stressful day with a face mask. I love this one, sold at Gus & Ruby, called the "She dreams courageously" caffeine revitalizing face mask. I was also intrigued by the "She radiates goodness" glitter hydrogel mask. Props to whoever named these!
At the end of the day, when she's ready to change into PJs and crawl into bed, gift her a beautiful jewelry tray to keep her favorite earrings, necklace or watch safe. This one is from Olives & Grace, one of my favorite women-owned shops in Boston.
Olives & Grace is also where I found this plush, seersucker sleep mask. It's made from high-quality Kona cotton fabric on the front and a soft sherpa mink on the back. Don't you feel more relaxed just reading that?
I really miss spa days with my bestie, but until we feel comfortable doing that again, I think a spa gift box is a superb alternative. I found this one on Etsy. It includes a soy candle, matches, bath bomb, lip balm, soap and a greeting card that the shop owner will personalize for you.
They even have a Hanukkah gift box. This one includes a candle, matches and a succulent.
I also love this bath and body box which comes with a stunning candle, matches, bath bomb and lip balm. There are six different scents to choose from.
Now that we're getting into winter and the temperatures are dropping, it's the perfect time for a new pair of gloves. Touchscreen ones, of course, so she can keep texting you, even when it's freezing.
For a gal who loves puzzles, I thought this was a really cool and unique design. It also looks like it would take quite a while!
For the bookworm, I absolutely love these wooden bookends. They are made by sisters Kristen and Lindsey Archer for their business called ARCHd. In November 2021, 5% of all purchases will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
They have a Ruth Bader Ginsburg design that is phenomenal if you have a RBG fan in your life.
Last but not least, did you know there is a Rose Motel ornament for fans of Schitt's Creek? You know you and your bestie have traded thousands of David Rose memes and gifs, so why not add some flair to the tree to acknowledge that shared love?
For even more gifts ideas, peep the guides from years past.
- Holiday Gift Guide 2013: For Her
- Holiday Gift Guide 2014: For the BFF
- Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the BFF
- Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the BFF
- Holiday Gift Guide 2018: For the BFF
- Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the BFF
- Holiday Gift Guide 2020: For the BFF
Tomorrow I'll be sharing my favorite finds for the kids in your life. Prepare for insane levels of cuteness.
*Cover image courtesy of Unsplash. All other images courtesy of vendors.