Gift Guide: Your Best Friend (Under $50!)

It’s that time of year again, y’all! Ever year after Halloween I get into the holiday spirit… especially when Starbucks starts doling out their signature red cups. I love getting my shopping over with early so that I can “enjoy” the holiday season and not spend it stressed out over what I’m going to buy my friends and family. This year I’ll be sharing a series of “Gift Guides” that will make shopping a little easier (and that won’t break your wallet!).

For your best friend, you want to get her something thoughtful that you know she will love. I really like getting my friends personalized items (like the monogrammed bracelet or monogrammed mug above) because they are one-of-a-kind, and your BFF knows you got it just for her! (The thing with monogrammed items is you have to place your order well in advance.) Another gift idea is to put together an assortment of small, inexpensive gifts, such as a blanket scarf, nail polish and a pair of socks, or even her favorite candy. Sometimes this is way more fun than opening one big gift! 

What are your go-to gifts for your best friend? I’d love to know!
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P.S. Nordstrom is having a huge Clearance Sale right now so also check there for great gift ideas for your friends & family. One of my favorite sweaters (worn in this post) and even Tory Burch boots are now 40% off! Shop more of my favorites below πŸ™‚

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43 Comments

  1. Such great finds! Thank you for sharing such lovely pieces! Love the socks and white & gold pillow- adorable! — Soraya
    http://www.chicflavours.com

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  2. I love the idea of giving monogrammed gifts! I had actually never thought of that before..but a monogrammed piece of jewelry really would be special. thanks for sharing!

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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  3. Well, one thing is for sure, I'm definitely not a good rapper. Great gift guide though! You've definitely reminded me to get my butt into gear with Christmas shopping, that's for sure!

    http://www.lioninthewild.com

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  4. LOVE that pillow! Such fun girly finds!

    Heidi D.
    http://www.wishesandreality.com

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  5. Such great ideas! I love that pillow!
    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

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  6. I love that pillow! But is it wrong I want to keep it for me? πŸ™‚

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  7. Love the candle!

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  8. Obsessed with that pillow! And loving the gold coasters as well!

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  9. oh my goodness the "I Blog Because I'm Not a Good Rapper" pillow is SO darling!

    xoxo,

    CvilletoDC.blogspot.com

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  10. That pillow is hilarious!

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  11. i love your gift guides! thank you for these!!

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  12. My go-to gifts are definitely purses/handbags or makeup (generally eye shadow palettes). I try not to get clothes because our tastes vary and if I do I make sure to include a gift receipt! How do you make that sort of collage btw, it's really cute especially to create wishlists for friends and boyfriends πŸ˜‰

    thesundaywardrobe.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the sticky note set!

    http://www.bluelabelsboutique.com

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  14. I can't believe it is already time for gift guides! I love all of your picks!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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  15. Obsessed with that pillow!

    x. Sabrina | Simply Sabrina

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  16. omg I want that pillow!

    giveaway on my blog

    http://hashtagliz.com

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  17. I love all of the sparkles! Thanks for the great ideas!

    http://www.wearitforless.com

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  18. Anonymous

    Nothing screams Holiday like gold! It's my fav! Great choices!

    Southernrayofsunshine.com

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  19. I love these ideas, I am definitely in the Christmas spirit & trying to buy all of my gifts ahead of time, so I appreciate the inspiration! These are also great gift ideas for how to ask my bridesmaids since I just got engaged πŸ™‚

    xoxo, SS

    http://www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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  20. These are all such great picks!

    xoxo
    lawfullysassy.blogspot.com

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  21. These are such great gift ideas! I love the candle and the nail polishes!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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  22. Such great suggestions! I totally want that blog pillow for myself though! πŸ˜‰

    Xo Kylie
    http://www.dressinsparkles.com

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  23. great gift ideas

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  24. haha omg that pillow is too cute!!!! I love that, Im definitely going to add that to my christmas wish list πŸ™‚
    XO Janina
    http://janinafran.blogspot.ca

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  25. This is such a great gift guide Caitlin! Is is bad I want to get some of these items as gifts to myself? πŸ˜‰ haha

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  26. Love the cushion! x

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  27. Anonymous

    I'm in love with all of it!!
    xx

    Check my blog pls

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  28. can we be best friends???? ;D

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  29. I am so saving this for Christmas!

    http://www.madeintheshadeblog.com

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  30. ahhh i wish that pillow weren't sold out – too funny!

    xoxo,
    The Quintessentials

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  31. These gifts are SO cute! Love them!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

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  32. I am loving all the gift guides people are putting up. Super helpful!

    Mary Mae
    Pacific Prep

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  33. How perfect! I was just thinking today that I need to finish Christmas shopping for my friends. I love those earrings and I already know a friend that would love them too.

    Sam
    http://www.savvycitychic.blogspot.com/

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  34. Great ideas, I can't believe its already that time to start thinking of gifts
    xx, Jodi
    http://highheelsandtutus.com

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  36. Happy wiith southern curl great going fashion guide USA

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  37. Great tips, I love the essie nailpolishes! πŸ™‚

    Travel notes

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  38. I love all of your picks and totally agree with everything you said! Usually for my bestie, I like to put together several cute things. It keeps the cost down, but then I'm still able to give her multiple things. I pretty much always include an Essie and a lipstick, and this year I already ordered a couple of monogram cups for my friend and sister!

    Jacy
    http://www.lovelenore.com

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  39. What software do you use to make these kinds of posts? So cute! Also those gold Kate Spade coasters are everything.

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  40. I cannot get over that shop dandy pillow! I am the same way with my shopping, I started last month – definitely some great ideas!

    Pick Your Beau

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  41. Great post & blog

    xo

    C

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  42. Oh my goodness! I need that pillow! Thanks for sharing doll!

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