13 Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend
By Danielle Fontana, Digital Editor |
Significant others get an A for effort in the gift-giving department, but when it comes to treasures you've been (not so) secretly eyeing, leave it up to your best friend to deliver the goods. Here, gifts we'll both be hinting at this year.
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For the manicure maven
Finally found: A 10-free nontoxic, vegan and cruelty-free polish line with the same color payoff and shine as the big boys. The only thing better than one of their standalone polishes? This must-have kit that includes a Hydrating Base Coat, a polish of your choice, and a Protective Top Coat.
For the beach-wave icon
Had it with hairspray? This light-as-air powder delivers all of the volume and none of the weight to nail sky-high volume and touchable softness in seconds.
For the fitness fanatic
Sakara Metabolism Powder ($45)
For the friend who’s always looking for a new detox cleanse, this low-sugar, chocolate-flavored powder (it’s also gluten- and dairy-free) revs up metabolism and supports healthy blood sugar to curb bloating without all of the stress (or hefty price tag).
For the lipstick queen
iS Clinical Lip Duo ($85)
The perfect addition to a signature lip color? Pillow-soft lips. This new two-step duo exfoliates with the antioxidant-packed scrub and reveals a soft texture with the Youth Lip Elixir, packed with hyaluronic acid and vitamins C, E and B5.
For the candle connoisseur
A blend of soft musk and sparkling citrus makes this one-size-fits-all candle a crowd-pleasing addition to any coffee table.
For the Harry Potter buff
Meet her new favorite nude. Inspired by J.K. Rowling's signature lip color, this peach-meets-nude-meets-rose hue will, as Tilbury says, "add magic to your every look."
For the queen of dew
What could be better than the original Lala formula, you ask? The addition of barrier-boosting ceramides to deliver the same dewy, supple skin, but stronger.
For the one with perfect hair
Along with a much lower price point, this newly-launched attachment offers a more mild—but just as powerful—drying experience from her Supersonic. An alternative to turning the dryer to a lower setting, this attachment somehow diffuses the air itself—this is Dyson, after all—while slightly reducing heat to keep sensitive scalps happy.
For the all-natural-everything gal
Wildist Fresh and Clean ($21)
This bundle of "elevated essentials" consists of a daily deo—free of aluminum and parabens, of course—and your choice of a very chic, very natural toothpaste. Select from Brillimint (all-day natural mint), Soothginger (gentle on gums) or Dreamomile (made for nighttime).
For the lover
Kopari Love Melt ($28)
File under gifts your best friend will thank you for later, 100% organic coconut oil takes questionable chemicals out of the equation when the lights go down in this safe, worry-free option.
For the one obsessed with beauty sleep
Shhh Silk Pillowcase ($85)
Between their ability to seriously extend the life of a blowout to keeping skin clear and crinkle-free, silk pillowcases are a gift that will never go out of style.