It might be a bit early to start holiday gift shopping, but it’s never too early to start making plans and coming up with the perfect gift for each member of your squad. If your girl squad is diverse and simply visiting a makeup store and buying something for everyone isn’t going to cut it, here are some great trendy ideas to inspire you.
We all have that one friend who looks like she sleeps between the covers of Vogue like she might be invited to walk the runway at 2 AM. She’s always on fleek and always knows just what to wear. So, your safest bet is to opt for beauty products of all kinds. However, this year I would go with a designer hand mirror.
If all she can talk about is what she and her team did in practice and what they’ll do next time, you might want to give your Sporty Spice a present she can use: something that will keep her even fitter! Opt for a new generation Fitbit, a trendy S’well water bottle (girls love to look chic when they hit the gym) or some wireless earbuds that will fill her workouts with music.
What do you get the woman who has everything: total financial independence, a killer job, a variety of amazing boss outfits for conference room meetings? Well, even a boss queen can use a bit of help from her friends, so try to make her busy life easier and opt for mini flat-iron (for when she oversleeps and needs to touch up her hair at the office). This little guy saved my life a million times, and I’m not even close to being as busy as our boss queen friend.
The naked she-chef
If you have a true master chef amongst your friends, then you’re in luck (all those experimental cupcakes and delicious gourmet dishes, mmmm). She will certainly appreciate a new kitchen gadget she can try out or a new set of razor-sharp chopping knives. New stylish LG appliances such as a microwave might also come in handy, especially if you love her late night hot cocoa.
Practical and sweet
For out bellowed practical girl, you might want to stay away from gift shops that sell items you put on the shelf and touch only when dusting. No, ma’am, you need to get her something she can use, wear or eat! Surprise her with a new pair of plush sweatpants or a super-fluffy shower robe. Another great gift idea for our sweet and practical girl is a heart umbrella she can take on rainy walks.
If you have a friend who never misses an invigorating hike or a summer camping trip, pay a visit to your local outdoor/camping/sports store. Nowadays you can find all sorts of handy outdoorsy accessories she will find useful when she’s exploring the jungles of South America or photographing birds in The Everglades. Opt for a stylish hiking backpack or a hand-knitted scarf. You can also find a custom pouch for her camera.
The artistic soul
Buying a gift for an artsy friend who has a sharp eye for aesthetics and details can be tricky. You don’t want to get her something that will end up in the closet, never to see the light of day. However, if you go with a new laptop sleeve, some designer notebooks for her sketches or a stylish camera strap, she will love it. If you want to give her new experiences instead of new things, you can sign her up for calligraphy classes. This way, she’ll have a new art form to explore.
This holiday season, stand out with your personalized and well thought-out gifts and make your squad happy with amazing presents. Plus, if you start hitting the stores now, there will be no stress when holidays start knocking on your doors.