They’ve kept you sane, kept you laughing and all around helped you endure this vortex of crazy that’s been the past year. For all of that and more, we say give your squad some love!
We’ve pulled together fifteen fantastic gifts that you’re gal pals are sure to appreciate – a little fun, a tad quirky, and one hundred percent amazing…just like them…
For that friend who takes her leisurewear seriously. These warm and fuzzy leggings are so cozy-comfy, she may never take them off all winter long!
For the pal that always puts her best foot forward. This super plush Birkenstock in teddy shearling is pure decadence. Comes in several colors, but come on, you know which one she really wants…
For the gal pal who’s always cracking you up, give her a gift that will keep her hands from feeling that way. Lightweight yet ultra-hydrating, these hand creams are formulated with shea butter, grapeseed oil, jojoba seed oil, and squalane for a super-rich and never greasy feel. This gift set includes three limited-edition scents: Coriander & Cucumber, Jasmine & Citrus, and Bergamot & Cedarwood. What’s also beautiful? Beauty Counter only uses high quality ingredients in sustainable packaging and they also actively support and give back to organizations striving to improve the beauty industry’s standards for what goes into their products and the packages they are made of.
Beauty Counter, Good Scents Hand Cream Trio $28.80 (on Sale NOW from $36)
Your cardio-loving gal pal is going to love these. Built with all the bells and whistles an athlete could want including impact-resistant polarized lenses with UV400 protection, soft rubber nose pads that keep her frames on her face when things get sweaty, and quality spring hinges that ensure a solid fit without pinching. We’re loving these smoky gray and yellow lens option but guess what? There is literally a rainbow of other color options for both the frames and the lenses. Still don’t see the combo you like? Check out the Custom option area and design your friend her new favorite workout glasses from the ground up.
If you felt someone was being sus with your friend, you’d let them know, right? Well, that’s the idea behind Drunk Elephant’s beauty line. Their philosophy is there are six culprits at the root of almost every skin problem: essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical sunscreens, fragrances/dyes, and SLS. They call them the Suspicious 6, and if your friend has any of those in their skincare routine, here’s a great way to kick them out. Drunk Elephant’s Day Dream Duo is a dynamic duo of brightening vitamin C day serum and an ultra-quenching hydration serum. Together they form a one-step morning skincare routine that’s pure glow up.
(on Sale NOW from $26)
We all have that one friend (or more than one) that speaks her mind and takes no prisoners. Even if the only thing she cooks is toast, you know she will appreciate this present…mic drop…
For the friend who never shirks from a hands-on project. This instructional book contains illustrated tool guides, how-to projects, essential skills, and stories from real-world builder girls and women. Written by the nonprofit founder Emily Pilloton, who started Girls Garage as a way to give girls the tools to build the world they want to see. Working with girls 9-18, the nonprofit helps empower them to take on the world and with this book, it aims to spread that message across the globe.
For the friend who loves to get her “oooommms” out, this diffuser combines sensory essentials for the eyes and nose. Seven colorful LEDs blend together as aromatic mists make inhaling a sensory delight. Perfect for her after a restful Shavasana or a mindful mediation.
There are cookies, and then there are cookies. Guess which these are? If your gal pal’s spirit animal is Cookie Monster, she’ll be doing cartwheels for these. Milk Bar is a sweet (and occasionally savory) shop that’s been turning familiar treats upside down and on their heads, shaking up the dessert scene since 2008. Bon Appetit magazine called them “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country.” Their flavorful treats are delish and sometimes unexpected (like their Cornflake-Chocolate-Chip-Marshmallow cookie). What a sweet choice!
For the conscious fashionista friend. This soft designed jacket has all the luxe, but is completely faux. Cropped to follow this season’s jacket trends, it comes in three color options including a latte-taupe, bold black and ivory white (shown below). You may just need one of these for yourself!
For the friend who’s always upgrading to the next gen phone, surprise her with a brand new case she can feel great about using. The Ultra-Compostable case collection from Casetify has hundreds of cool designs by artists to choose from made with ecotify™(a proprietary blend of biopolymers, starch, and bamboo). The phone case breaks down into carbon dioxide, water, and other naturally occurring minerals that seamlessly mix back into earth. No toxins left behind! Oh and if you think all that comes at a price of performance, you’d be wrong. These cases have been tested at up to a 6.6 drop. No matter if your friend has iPhone (iPhone 7 Plus to 15 Pro Max), Samsung (Galaxy S20 to the S23 and the Flips & Folds) or Google (Pixel 6 through 8 Pro).
CASETiFY, Ultra-Compostable Phone Case $50 – $62
For your best wingwoman, who’s always up for a night out and ready to ‘shake it off’ on the dance floor with you. This chic, velvet midi is made to move. Featuring a sweetheart neckline with a sultry plunging sheer mesh insert, a built-in padded bust, and adjustable spaghetti straps for a customized fit. Get ready because someone’s about to be CEO of the club.
Say Namaste to your Yoga-loving gal pal’s new best friend (after you, of course!). With a soft front that absorbs sweat for maximum comfort and stability and a silicone grip pattern backing that will stick to her mat for a slip-free practice. This will have her feeling confident and grounded no matter what asana she’s taking on.
(on Sale NOW from $68)
It’s Baublebar’s best-selling custom bracelet with a customizable new twist. Bright, bold enamel cutout letter and symbol beads can be mixed and matched to create the perfect hand-made charm bracelet your friend may never take off her wrist! You pick the name, phrase, or dip into some symbols for something extra fun.
Finally, for that friend who loves her impromptu dance parties, or trying out new recipe videos or just enjoys listening to her fav podcast while soaking in the tub. This tiny but mighty speaker and phone charger combo by Belkin allows for both vertical and horizontal charging positions, has great sound and a bluetooth speaker so she can easily take calls as well.