The air is chilling, Starbucks has brought out their annual holiday cups, and you’ve probably seen tinsel and lights donning the aisles of your local Target. All these signs point to one thing—Christmas is almost here. Between working a 9 to 5, planning your holiday menu, and booking flights to see your loved ones this December, you somehow have to find time to hunt down the perfect gift for your family and friends.
Gift-giving is an art, and sometimes it can be tough to find the perfect item for the people that mean the most. If you’re on the hunt for Christmas gift ideas for your best friend, make sure you keep the following options in mind.
- Some Holiday-Themed Apparel
Get her into the Christmas spirit with some holiday apparel that will definitely get her some second glances. Any one of these women’s Christmas sweaters from Tipsy Elves are sure to make her smile, if not outright laugh. Whether you opt for the hilarious sweater emblazoned with a Christmas tree and the phrase “Get Lit”, or you pick out a sweater with a stocking sewed onto its front (that conveniently fits an entire bottle of wine), this is a fun-to-give and fun-to-receive type of present. Just make sure you give her this gift before your friend group’s annual Christmas bar crawl, because she’s guaranteed to win an “Ugly Christmas sweater” contest with one of these bad boys.
- BirchBox Subscription
If your best friend is a makeup maven, and loves a good accessory or two (or 10!), consider signing her up for a BirchBox subscription. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of this amazing service, take a seat and listen up. BirchBox will send her a personalized monthly box of makeup, haircare, and skincare samples—then you can buy the things you’ve loved! Fill out a profile for her (you probably know her better than you know yourself at this point!), and tell us her beauty preferences. Ecach month, she’ll get a box filled with five beauty treats, from both niche brands and ones she’ll likely recognize.
- Wine Club Membership
If your bestie’s a wino, you can’t go wrong with a wine club membership. You can either sign her up for a membership with one of her favorite wineries, or make it easy by getting her a subscription to monthly wine club like Winc. Choose an amount, create a personalized gift note, and she’ll receive a custom gift presentation. Then she can redeem her gift certificate for a personalized wine delivery on the date of her choosing.
- Film Camera
If she’s constantly snapping pics with her smartphone, show her the finer, more old-fashioned way of photography of life by surprising her with a film camera. You may have to shop around quite a bit to find a film camera, but by searching through local thrift stores and online sites like OfferUp.com, you’ll increase your chances. Can’t find what you want? Check out Polaroid’s newest cameras; she can take pictures and print them out immediately for easy memento making.
- A Massage
Does your bestie work her tail off all week? Give her the gift of relaxation with a gift certificate for a decadent hour-long massage. Check around Groupon for deals from local massage parlors or head to a massage chain like Massage Envy known for their killer massages. (Hint: while you’re there, get a massage for yourself—after all, this Christmas shopping is tough work!)
Christmas is almost here, but if you don’t have a gift for your best friend yet, don’t fret! With this list in mind you’re guaranteed to find something she’ll love, and something that shows just how glad you are to have her in your life..