You know what’s better than receiving a thoughtful gift? Giving a thoughtful gift! If you’ve got your number one gal in mind but don’t want to resort to “BFF” necklace charms, we’ve collated a bunch of gifts that pack a little bit more punch. Whether she’s a nomadic wanderer or a tech-head, these gifts are an easy way to let her know she’s your #1. (But honestly, we recommend getting a BFF charm anyway. Everyone loves them!)
Blushing Confetti | Travel Journal, $45
For the girl who never stays still for long, Blushing Confetti’s gorgeous travel journals are the perfect way to encourage her to continue chasing her dreams, no matter where the road takes her. Flecked with inspiring quotes, stunning travel images (hand-picked by the team at Blushing Confetti!), and plenty of writing prompts, the journal is an easy way for your BFF to summarise her trip, celebrate the journey, and enjoy the destination.
Bella Bronze Tan | Mini Travel Pack, $45
If summer is synonymous with anything, it’s beach trips! Whether you’re jet-setting to the crystal shores of Bali or keeping it close to home on our own coastlines, your look is never complete without a glowing, bronzed tan. If you’ve got a BFF who loves to hit the road in search of adventure and is never seen without a gorgeous golden-glow, Bella Bronze Tan’s Mini Travel Pack is the perfect gift for her this silly season. With all the essentials, including mousse for touch-ups and an exfoliating mitt for the perfect canvas, she’ll never again be caught without the perfect tan.
Bobbi Brown | Travel Brush Set, $192.88
Sleek and stylish, this Bobbi Brown brush set is beautifully made and a must-have for any beauty guru’s bathroom vanity. With brass-plated handles and an uber-luxe silver finish, this is such an easy way to show your girl you care (and that you appreciate her sharp contour).
Byredo | La Sélection Nomade Fragrance Discovery Set, $122
Friends don’t let friends smell bad. And honestly, anything less than Byredo’s luxe fragrances just isn’t enough. Mecca’s ‘La Sélection’ includes three of Byredo’s most iconic fragrances; Bal D’Afrique (a decadent and euphoric fragrance with heavy cedar and vetiver notes), Blanche (a deliciously warm scent with sweet violet and milky sandalwood notes) and Gypsy Water (a vivacious and woody scent laced with bursts of citrus, incense and pine).
Polaroid | Zip Mobile Photo Printer, $171
If your BFF knows her way around an Insta feed and a photo filter, make sure you level-up her photo game with Polaroid’s super clever gadget, a mobile printer. Printing 2 x 3 images in full colour on sticky-back prints, this handy little device lets you edit, personalise and print photos from your phone while on the go. Imagine all the memories you can capture together!
JB Hi-Fi | Google Home, $199
Google’s latest device, the uber-cool and clever Google Home, is the ultimate device for any tech fiend. Like your very own personal assistant, Google Home gives real-time answers for everything including weather, translations, nutritional information, sports and more. With a simple voice command, it can play music from all your favourite apps, and even assist with your travel itinerary and daily schedule. #goals
Modern Weaving | Full Circle Stem Earrings, $75
Seriously, these gorgeous little tchotchkes are the only things on our wish lists this year (okay that’s not entirely true, but they are pretty high up). A perfect balance of chic and statement, these hammered brass earrings from Modern Weaving make us feel a little bit fancy and a whole lot cool. If you buy these for your pal – make sure she is prepared for everyone to ask where she got them from – they are even more beautiful in real life.
Whistles | Tiny Verity Purse Keyring, $79
If you would describe your friend as an early-adopter or a trendsetter, this cute and innovative take on a coin purse is obsession-worthy. Made of tumbled leather with hardware zip and fastening, this cute little purse clips to your belt buckle (or handbag) and adds a cute touch to any outfit. Also bonus point, if your friend has a bit too much to drink on a night out, at least she’ll never lose her purse.
Georgia Perry | Assorted enamel bangles, $75 – $95
We are pretty big fans of Georgia Perry here (we even interviewed her earlier this year!) < https://stylemagazines.com.au/fashion/chat-brains-behind-creative-australian-brands/ >, and when you look at her gorgeously quirky and creative pieces, it’s not hard to tell why. For the bestie who lives loudly and confidently, these are the perfect statement pieces for her wardrobe. Encourage her to live her life with an exclamation mark!
Neue Blvd | Amour Set, $149
For the girl who can’t imagine anything worse than spending Saturday night at a bar instead of in bed, this is the perfect gift for her: monogrammed PJ’s! This super cute pyjama set is made of luxuriously soft cotton and will have her ditching her LBD every night of the week in favour of the sofa. Neue Blvd make it so easy to personalise your gift, with a complimentary monogramming service that lets you include their name or initials, as well as an emoji. While they are incredibly comfy and ideal for bingeing the latest show on Netflix, they are so cute that she might even wear them the next time you catch up for brunch.
Gift Boutique | Cactus Bottle Opener, $19.88
No homebody’s house is complete without a cute yet practical bottle opener (I would know, I own about seven). This nifty little one from Gift Boutique is in a charming cactus shape, with detailing that will have your BFF bringing it out at parties to show all her guests.
This Works | Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, $37
Give your gal the best gift this season: the gift of a good night’s sleep. Melt the stresses of the day away with a few spritzes of This Works deep sleep pillow spray. Made of 100% natural essential oils of lavender, vetivert and wild chamomile, this glorious spray settles nerves, soothes the body, calms the mind, and promotes a better night’s sleep. We know that sounds a bit too good to be true, but we aren’t playing around. This stuff is legit.
Kara Hynes | Floral Prints, from $60
It’s no surprise that when Queensland-based stylist, photographer and creative director Kara Hynes launched her online print shop that we would find bloomin’ beautiful prints. Combining her love for styling and photography with her background in horticulture, it was only fitting that her first collection would be based around that. Pop one of these on the wall and you can laze about all afternoon with such a pretty view.
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