16 Thoughtful Gifts Your Besties Will Love This Holiday Season

Katie Decker-Jacoby
16 Thoughtful Gifts Your Besties Will Love This Holiday Season
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While coworkers and significant others come and go, friends are constants that stay with you through the good and the bad. They come over when you’re going through a rough patch, and they have telepathic powers that always seem to let them know exactly when they need to check in on you with a funny message or meme. Friendships are the bonds we should put the most time and energy into. One way to do just that is by giving them the best gifts for the holidays.

The ultimate “best” gift for your bestie is subjective, but we’ve found success with ideas that never seem to get old. For example, a warm candle that can help make their home extra cozy as the seasons change. Or maybe it’s a skincare set that gets them to practice more self-care and take time off to relax. 

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Gifts that speak volumes as to how much you appreciate them definitely won’t go unnoticed. Treat your BFFs like the queens and kings they are with the help of these 16 holiday gift ideas. We’ve made sure to include everything from beauty to food so that you can find a thoughtful gift for all of the besties on your list. 

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arie plaid pajamas joggers

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Aerie Flannel Jogger

Matching BFF necklaces are fun and all, but what your bestie really needs is something to keep her cozy during the chilliest time of the year. We recommend snagging a pair of Aerie’s insanely soft flannel PJ joggers for you and your best friend for the holidays this year. The best part? They come in a bunch of festive colors and different lengths so you can get the perfect fit. Oh, and don’t forget to get her the matching top, which you could totally wear on its own with a pair of jeans or sweats. This set is so cozy, she’s guaranteed to live in it. Want more cute and cozy gift ideas? Check out all of Aerie’s foolproof present ideas here.


Anthropologie Illume Holiday Candle Tin

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Illume Holiday Candle Tin

Anthropologie’s annual release of its Holiday Candle Tin brings out all of its returning and new stans, and typically sells out early. I am personally obsessed with the Milk & Cookies scent, so much so that I usually stock up on multiple, since they’re limited-edition for the holiday season only. The smell of freshly baked cookies truly cannot be beat. 


Chocolate Works Winter Hot Chocolate Bombs QVC

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Chocolate Works Winter Hot Chocolate Bombs

The magic of hot cocoa bombs is that they melt in your mug and release chocolatey goodness and gooey marshmallows. They’re amazing gifts for the die-hard chocolate enthusiast in your friend group.


Artifact Uprising Brass Easel and Calendar

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Artifact Uprising Brass Easel & Calendar

An extra personal touch can make a gift so much more meaningful. Give them an Artifact Uprising calendar filled with pictures you’ve handpicked. It’ll look great on their WFH desk or really anywhere else in their home.


Cuyana Zip Cardholder

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Cuyana Zip Cardholder

If they’re tired of carrying around their bulky, worn out wallet, wrap up this zip cardholder from Cuyana. You can even get it monogrammed for an additional $15. 


Coach Outlet Cosmetic Case

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Coach Cosmetic Case 

We bet their jaws will drop when they open this puffy cosmetic bag from the one and only Coach. It’s so luxe and also happens to be in a stunning emerald green color (a.k.a Etsy’s color of the year prediction for 2022). Add it to your cart for a shocking 60 percent off right this second.


Tory Burch Embrace Ambition Bracelet

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Tory Burch Embrace Ambition Bracelet

You can find so many designer items that won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Take, for example, this Tory Burch bracelet. It’s simple and sleek, and also supports the Tory Burch Foundation. Buy one for $30, or buy two for $50 to cover all your besties.

Tula Lip Treatment Balm Trio

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 Tula Lip Treatment Balm Trio

If they’re the type to never leave the house without lip balm, they’ll appreciate having a few more trusty options. This trio from Tula calls on superfruits and peptides to smooth and hydrate their lips. Each tube has the perfect amount of gloss and tint. 


Our Table 6-quart Dutch Oven

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Our Table Cast Iron Dutch Oven

You might’ve looked at this Dutch oven and confused it with the cult-favorite one from Le Creuset. That’s because they’re basically identical in appearance, function, and quality. Your bestie who’s always cooking will enjoy having an extra helper in the kitchen. It’s also a great gift for anyone who has recently moved and needs to fill their cabinets. 


Cuyana Leather AirPod Case

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Cuyana Leather AirPod Case

For the friend who’s constantly misplacing their AirPods, gift them this chic case from Cuyana. It’s made of fine Italian leather and comes in seven stunning colors. Monogram it for a little extra, but that personal touch for your loved one is always worth it. Plus, they definitely shouldn’t be losing their headphones anymore, now that they have their initials on them. 


Ilia Beauty Small Wonders Set

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Ilia Beauty Small Wonders Set

This limited-edition makeup set not only has the most aesthetic packaging, but is filled with some of the brand’s best-selling lip and eye products. Two mascaras, a lip oil, and a lip treatment in miniature sizes could be just what they’ve been wanting to add to their makeup arsenal. 


Par Avion I Love You Tea

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Par Avion I Love You Tea

What better way to express your gratitude to your dearest friend than with a tin of tea that literally says “I Love You” on it. The cute vanilla and sugar hearts mixed into the tea leaves will definitely get the message across. 


Gorjana Jewelry Astrology Coin Necklace

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 Gorjana Jewelry Astrology Coin Necklace 

Buying jewelry for others can be tricky, but when in doubt, opt for their zodiac sign or birthstone. The Astrology Coin Necklace is made of gold and has beautiful white cubic zirconia and white opalite accents.

Gaiam 3MM Yoga Mat

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Gaiam 3MM Yoga Mat

It’s time for your yogi bestie to get a new mat, and it should definitely be this one from Gaiam. It’s lightweight, won’t have them slipping around, and comes in two calming colors. 

Halluci Plush Fleece Slippers

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Halluci Plush Fleece Slippers

If you’re not quite ready to drop a ton on Ugg slippers, these fluffy ones on Amazon serve as equally amazing gifts for your best friends. The cross band design gives them a luxe flair, while the memory foam insoles relax their feet.


Papier Full of Heart 2022 Planner

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Papier Full of Heart 2022 Planner

A planner is a foolproof gift for anyone, but you should give your BFF the crème de la crème of organizers. Papier carries trendy planner designs that are Instagram-worthy. As a bonus, you can even customize the cover to have their name on it. This vibrant heart planner is the perfect gift for them to prep for 2022.

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