It was recently reported that Heidi Klum
gave Victoria Beckham
cupcake every day for a year for her birthday last year. That’s a good friend!. Since we all can’t afford to splurge like that on our friends here’s list of gifts that are in a more realistic price range. These are gifts that your friends will love and you may even end up buying a few for yourself too.
For the TV Addicts that you know and love why not give them a season or two of their favorite show? If the series is no longer running you can also look into purchasing the entire series as a set. This can be pricey with some shows that have been on the air since Kingdom come but Amazon and Ebay are good places to look for brand new series sets at a lower price.
For the Workout Junkie pick up one of the many iPod Nanos out there and a fun new way to workout. The iPods are all under $100 with some of the smaller versions ringing in around $49. They can be found almost anywhere online, the Apple Store, and of course Best Buy and other electronics stores.
Aside from music there are tons of new and fun ways to stay in shape. One of the new trends is through something called Pure Barre which infuses ballet, pilates, and weights into a killer workout. You will see results pretty quick, trust us! If you live in a city with a Pure Barre studio get your friend a couple of classes to try. You can get single classes for $20 each. If you don’t live in a city with a studio you can also order all the materials you’ll need on their website and buy the DVDs to do the workout.
For the Sports Fan in our lives we have all things Victoria’s Secret Pink! Not only does Victoria’s Secret offer a wide variety of collegiate team apparel they also have Victoria’s Secret Pink Loves NFL and Victoria’s Secret Pink Loves Major League Baseball.
The majority of teams are covered and your friend will look super cute cheering on her favorite teams in these cute collections. The collection includes sweat pants, hoodies, underwear, and t-shirts with some of the cutest sayings you’ll ever find on sports apparel.
If you have a friend that loves to cook or recently moved into a new apartment? For all of our Domestic Goddesses we suggest bright and fun kitchen appliances. Kitchen Aid makes some of the cutest pieces for a girl’s growing collection of appliances and they come in a wide range of colors.
There’s also things like quesadilla makers, cupcake makers, and for the extra cutesy girl we all know and love Hello Kitty toasters, coffee makers, waffle makers and more. You can find most of the Hello Kitty goodies online and the Kitchen Aid appliances at any major department store. Macy‘s has a wide variety of great little kitchen items that your friend will love.
You gotta love the book lovers. If you have a best friend that loves to read, get her a set of books. You can also get her a special edition of an old classic or maybe a trilogy of a new set of popular books she hasn’t read yet. There are plenty of books ranging from YA literature to “chick lit” to books that are now being made into movies (think The Help and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).
Makeup, nail polish, and other products are great things to gift the Girly Girl in your life. OPI has unveiled a couple of new collections for fall which are lovely. You can always put together a little gift basket of great nail polishes and makeup for your friend. Sephora and ULTA are two great places to find a wide selection of makeup, bath products, hair products, and nail polish.
We all love a little jewelry and Stella and Dot jewelry is a great way to gift the Jewelry Lover in your life with super cute bracelets, necklaces, and rings. A lot of their pieces are featured in magazines as well as on some of of Hollywood’s starlets. One of the great things about Stella and Dot is that you can find local girls that sell it in your area and for the entrepreneurs out there, you can even sell it yourself!
Team Apple seems to have taken over the world so why not give your friends some cute accessories for their iPads, iPhones, iPods, and iEverything. There are designer cases for all these products as well as some more affordable options. And if you really love them you can get them this lovely $600 Hello Kitty crystallized case!
And if all else fails you can always go the gift card route. While not the most original gift in the world you honestly can’t go wrong with these. A lot of stores have cute little get cards that still offer a great way to be creative.
Look at H&M being all creative.
Best friends are hard to come by so it’s good to take care of them around the holidays. And if you buy them something fantastic you can borrow it too.