Want to get your friends something memorable for the holidays this year? Look no further, folks. These gifts for friends vary from memorable to funny to functional and a few other things as well. Whether you need best friend gift ideas, gifts for that special co-worker or anything else in between, there’s definitely something here for them.
Finding great Christmas gifts for friends is one of my favorite things during the holidays. I’m always about a funny gift for them, but I also love meaningful, just because or unique gifts that only they would appreciate.
This list of gift ideas for friends is a big mix of all those types of gifts. On top of that, these gifts range from $5 – $50, so there is truly something here for every budget.
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Gift Ideas for Friends
The candles to end all candles.
Let’s start with probably one of the best funny gifts I’ve ever purchased. I came across these candles last year at a local store and probably stood in front of them for an hour reading every one of them and trying to decide which was best for a couple of my friends. I finally settled on Group Text Shit Talking, wrapped it and sent it up to New York and both Caitlin and Brandon couldn’t have loved it more. And yes, these candles do actually smell really good – they aren’t just funny. The ones above are just a few of my favorites, you can shop all the candles here. Use code STAYMALICIOUS to get 10% off any of the candles through December 5th!
A Great Coffee Table Book They Will Actually Read and Enjoy
It is no secret that I love a great coffee table book. I like ones that are truly interesting though and of course, also have great pictures. It’s just a bonus that they look great on my coffee table. Give one of your friends a coffee table book that they will love and also look great on their coffee table!
If they are a nature or animal lover, go with The Animal Kingdom. That cover is stunning all by itself, so I’m sure the actual book is breathtaking.
If they are a fashionista, go with Iris Apfel, Accidental Icon. Iris epitomizes the whole fly your freak flag motto – she rocks her own style and completely owns it.
If they are a history or Americana type person, go with the Radio Flyer book. It will take them on a little trip back through their childhood and how the little red wagons have been shaping childhoods for 100 years.
If they are southern to the core, go with Reese Witherspoon’s new book, Whiskey in a Teacup. This book is a reflection of every great southern woman. It even has a few recipes in it!
All of these are available at Barnes and Noble, which is currently having a sale! You can use code STACKED to get 10% off $35+, 15% off $75+, or 20% off $150+.
Something pretty for their home…
In my opinion, no one can ever have enough tassels in their life. 😉 These silk beauties are from Boho Luxe Home and are perfect for adorning lamps, cabinetry doors and so much more. These come in a variety of colors. Each is just $21, but you can use code JENNA20 to get 20% off (makes it just $17!) and on top of that Boho Luxe Home is offering Free Shipping right now. That 20% off code will work on anything else in their store as well!
Warm their ears.
Funny enough, I found this cutie from Barnes and Noble! These earmuffs are so pretty and look very warm with all that fur – perfect for your friends who live in cold climates! These earmuffs are less than $15, plus they qualify for free shipping at B&N.
Another Barnes and Noble find here! I love this inspiring little pouch with words of wisdom from good ol’ Ben. I’m a history girl, so I’m partial to Ben, but even if they aren’t, any wild woman or one who needs a little bit of courage would appreciate the words on this pouch. It’s just $10 and you can also get free shipping on it!
A Cup of Whatever Gives Them Ambition
I couldn’t not include some sort of gift idea on here in honor of Dolly and Burt. 🙂 If they are a working girl, always on the go and climbing that ladder, then get them the Cup of Ambition Coffee Mug. If they need a little bit more steaminess to fuel their ambition, go for the Burt mug. I’ll take Burt. 😉
Cookie for a Llama?
I love to find things for my friends that are unique and give them a laugh while also being functional. That’s exactly what this llama cookie jar does! Who wouldn’t love having this bright and cheery little guy in their kitchen?
Things to Keep In Mind When It Feels Like Everything Is Falling Apart
I don’t think there is a soul in this world who couldn’t use a little advice from Mr. Rogers every now and then. We all need a good dose of love, courage and a lesson in being better neighbors from time to time. This book is just $6 and ships for free – a perfect gift to get for multiple people on your holiday list.
If they still like to write a letter and lick a stamp…
For those friends on your list who still know the power of a handwritten note, get them personalized stationery. There are lots of different styles to choose from for both guys and gals on your list here.
I know I included Becoming in my gifts for readers gift guide, but I wanted to include it here again for two reasons; it is a great gift for those girlfriends on your list who are always striving to make the world a better place and right now at Barnes and Noble, when you buy Becoming, you can also get Michelle Obama, A Photographic Journey for 50% off. That would make a great gift set for someone or two gifts for two different people on your list for a great price! Details on the deal are here.
For the cat lovers…
This cat bookmark makes a great unique gift for those cat lovers on your list or even those who are interested in Egyptian art, as this bookmark is based off an ancient Egyptian sculpture.
I can’t tell you how many times I open up the camera on my phone and flip it around to check my makeup or teeth after eating when we’re out. It is most definitley not the same as a real mirror. I think this phone mirror square is such a handy little thing to have on the back of your phone. This is perfect for ladies on your list, but especially for those makeup gurus who like their makeup flawless all the time. It’s just $10 from Soft Surroundings!
Another one for the Southerners…
Another great little $10 find and especially for Southerners. I have this little gem and just adore it! In this book, Santa and Mrs. Clause take a trip below the Mason-Dixon Line starting in Virginia and ending in Louisiana. Of course, in Tennessee, they do have some trouble deciding what sights to see here since we have so many wonderful ones – Graceland, the Opry, Rock City! 😉 Find The Night Before Christmas in the South here!
The prettiest pen they ever did see…
These fantastic little pens are – wait for it – a whopping $5. I couldn’t grab a few fast enough! These are such great gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers and make great stocking stuffers for kids too! I was so impressed by the detail on the pens when they arrived – the colors and detailing is just beautiful.
Best Friend Gifts
These are more specifically geared for that best friend in your life. The one that puts up with all your shit and still allows you to cry on their shoulder as needed. 🙂
The sappy gift.
If you really want to get sappy this holiday season, you can get one of these custom Christmas tree ornaments for your best friend. These ornaments are customizable with names, hair, and skin tone.
Thank them for being a friend.
I mean folks, it’s all the Golden Girls on altar candles. Do I need to elaborate? I think not. You can get this set of all four GGs for $38 – keep one for yourself and give the other three to your three best friends. Picture it. Christmas. 2018. <—See what I did there. If you didn’t, we can’t be friends. #sorrynotsorry
All the reasons you love them.
It’s never been easier to express your feelings to your bestie. Just get them this book, then fill in the blanks – “When we’re old, let’s _______” or “If we could bottle your _______ and sell it, we’d make a fortune.” and many more. You can make it funny, sappy, crude or whatever your little heart desires. 😉 Find this book here.
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