Daily Dose of Design: Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Your Friends

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Your Friends

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We are almost halfway through November (say WHAT?!) and you know what that means!!! This is by far the best time of year and starting to see all of the holiday commercials on TV is making me so excited to start my holiday shopping! I know I know, it isn't even Thanksgiving yet but every year it seems like the sales start earlier - I've been seeing sales and even know some people who started to shop mid October. Shopping for the holidays is often stressful but it shouldn't be which is one of the many benefits of shopping earlier rather than later. This way you can also see what you've bought and still need to buy. I always find gift guides super helpful each year, so being able to create my own is so very exciting:

This gift guide will kick off one of my first series' of posts on my blog and I couldn't be more happy that this is the series to start with! My Holiday Gift List Series has officially begun - today with a list of things (ALL under $50!!) to buy for your best friends!

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Essie polish trio pack// Plaid blanket scarf// Odds & Ends catch all dish// Diptyque mimosa candle// Laura Mercier lip gloss gift set// Gemstone earrings// Eyeshadow palette// Bow gloves// Card case// Birthstone Alex & Ani

Shopping for my friends is usually the easier of the bunch on my list to shop for, mostly because I can think about things I would love to receive and go from there. Gift giving can get pretty expensive, which is why all of these picks are under $50! The best part is these are all great choices and could all be paired together if you wanted to give one of your BFF's a couple of things.

While treating your friends to a Starbucks gift card is something she'll no doubt love, wouldn't it be nice to change it up this year?! I love the idea of creating a little gift bag with a few things my friends will love, like this lip gloss for a beauty themed gift or a cute notebook set for your more organized friends. With blanket scarves being so popular this season, getting your girls a cute blanket scarf like this one or my absolute favorite scarf like this colorful and soft scarf is something she'll love and get lots of use out of this season too!

Each year I like to pick up a couple extra things just in case I forget something or need something extra. Here are some of my favorite extra little things to buy and keep at hand each holiday season:

Happy Gifting! : )




  1. Thanks so much for this, I'm really struggling this year with what to get my friends! Those earring and that eyeshadow pallete look so pretty, I may have to order them!

  2. These are great ideas! I especially love the Kate Spade card case.

    Greta | www.gretahollar.com

  3. Loving those gemstone earrings. And that business card case. Love kate spade. Now I need to see if she makes one that matches my wallet

  4. These are awesome gift ideas. Friends can be so tough to shop for. I love Diptyque candles so that would make a great gift for my bestie.

    All the Best,
    Allison Jones | www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

  5. I much prefer to give gifts instead of a Starbucks gift card too!

  6. I love the idea of a cute little gift bag! And you could personalize it for each of your friends. So cute!

  7. Loving those bow gloves - ADORABLE!! I need them <3 <3

  8. These are great ideas! I feel like anything beauty related and anything that says Kate Spade are perfect gifts for friends :)

  9. cute ideas! i love the kate spade wallet and nail polish! essie is just the best!

  10. Those are super cute and fun finds!

  11. I love everything on this list! I may just have to add some of it to my Christmas list this year. Great picks!

  12. I am always struggling with what to get my best friend seems like we are always shopping and buying stuff together she never give me a chance to remember something she liked so I can go back and get it. She does love nail polish so this may be it. Thank you


  13. I <3 that eyeshadow palette! I've never bought any Sephora-brand makeup before, but those colors are just dreamy. Great find!


  14. Definitely helpful! The pics made me want to buy everything for myself tho hehe

  15. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  16. I love the colours especially of the scarf and that wallet!

  17. These are great ideas! I've never bought any Sephora-brand makeup before, but those colors are just dreamy. Great find!
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