Ten Gift Ideas for your BFF (Most Under $30)

Getting a gift for your BFF is tough – they can be hard to shop for, and you want to get her something you know she’ll love and use throughout the year. Today I’m sharing ten tried-and-true favorite products that would make AMAZING gifts for your best friend, or really any of the women in your life (mom, sister, etc). These products are all products I’ve used for years or I specifically tested for this blog post before giving it my stamp of approval. I am seriously obsessed with all ten of these items, and your BFF (or you!) will be too!
1. IT Cosmetics City Chic Brush Set ($68)
This gift is a steal because it has a value of $150! I’ve said this before, but IT Cosmetics makes some of the highest quality makeup brushes I’ve ever used, and it makes a difference in how the makeup looks on my skin – a good brush will make your skin look airbrushed! This limited-edition set includes five full-size, ultra plush brushes for face and eyes. The brushes themselves are absolutely gorgeous, with rose gold handles and a matching cosmetics case.
2. 3-Pack Fuzzy Socks ($19)
Am I the only girl that can’t get enough of fuzzy socks in the winter? This three-pack features really cute patterns (I love the polar ones!) and are THE softest socks you’ve ever felt. They make me want to curl up in my pajamas all day with a Christmas movie and a cup of cocoa. Enough said!
I am crazy over this rose gold set! I am always losing my nail clippers, tweezers and so on, so this kit makes it easy to keep everything in place and organized, especially for someone who travels a lot. The color is a beautiful rich rose gold hue in person – they’re so pretty I didn’t even want to use them! I did test them out, though, and they’re very sturdy, especially the nail clipper.

4. FRESH Sugar Lip Crush Kit ($30)
This is a product I have been using for YEARS and swear by – it’s the only lip balm that I finish the tube every time! Every girl knows what it’s like to have dry lips in the fall and winter – these balms come in three different tints (clear, poppy and rose) and make your lips incredibly soft and hydrated. They also contain SPF to keep your lips protected from the sun! This kit is perfect because you’ll have one for every purse. 😉
Deborah Lippmann makes amazing, long-lasting nail colors that are toxin free. I have used her polish for years and years and keep going back. I love love love the two colors that come in this kit – one is a beautiful shimmery petal pink and the other is a sparkly white. These were made for a girly girl!

 6. VOLUSPA “Prosecco Rose” Two Wick Candle ($18)
This gift is for the candle-lover! The packaging is gorgeous – it comes in a rose gold tin – however the relaxing smell is really why I love this candle so much. The scent contains notes of brut rose champagne and is a really clean, fresh scent that immediately relieves you of stress. I’ve been burning this in my bedroom before I go to bed at night and I can’t get enough of it. It’s one that will make your whole house smell good!
This velvet eye mask is perfect for a girl that needs pampering – or a girl that travels a lot! I use my eye mask after a night of pampering for a luxurious night of sleep… and I also use it every single time I’m on a plane! This one in particular is padded and incredibly soft and comfortable on your eyes. Pair this gift with a bottle of lotion and you’re set.
MAC lipsticks are my absolute favorite lipsticks – they are soft, creamy, and extremely pigmented – and they also last all day! This lipstick set contains four mini lipsticks in the shades Whirl, Nouvelle Vogue, Kinda Sexy, and Creme Cup (my fave!). The colors range from nude to neutral pinky-rose and make the perfect gift for any girl since they aren’t too bold. 
9. LORAC Rose Gold Pro Eyeshadow Palette ($28)
LORAC is known for making some of the best eyeshadows in the industry. This limited-edition palette features rose gold packaging and eight metallic eyeshadows. I tested these after taking the photos – they are velvety smooth and extremely pigmented. I particularly love the “rose gold” shade – it looks so so pretty on your eyes for a holiday look!
I have talked about this cleaning mat a lot in the past – I own a very similar one and love it. These are a godsend for cleaning your makeup brushes! All you need is a little bit of dish soap and water, then rub your makeup brush against the ridges of the mat – the grooves help reach all the dried makeup particles on the brush. This one is small and easy to travel with, and is perfect for a makeup junky!

And finally, I couldn’t leave you without just a couple pictures of Winnie…


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  1. I love the eye mask, it's gorgeous!


  2. I really want the sigma cleaning mat, all of these are so cute.

    I put together a guide for Guys here: http://pinksole.com/2016/11/gift-guide-for-the-guys-2/

  3. Love all the gift ideas! and Winnie is so precious!!!!!!!

  4. I would honestly love to get anything from this post. They're some great picks! I'll save it for when I need inspiration.

    Marta – http://www.aroundcolours.blogspot.com

  5. Such great picks! For gifts I've been giving my friends for birthdays or house warming gifts the champagne gummies from Sugarfina!

  6. I just ordered a set of IT Cosmetics brushes and I can't wait to try them!!

    By Lauren M

  7. Thes are definitely great ideas! Thanks for sharing this! I kind of want some of these for myself haha.


  8. Yesss some cozy fuzzy socks are always great!!! <3

    xo Vanessa from http://www.Trendique-Magazine.com

  9. Winnie is so cute I can't stand it!! That cleaning mat is genius, much more high tech than when I clean with just olive oil and dish soap on a plate haha I can definitely think of a few friends who would love that! Great roundup, Caitlin! <3
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  10. These are all so great. I was planning on doing a similar post on my blog. Great picks.

    xx, Fatima

  11. Great ideas! Thanks for sharing! I'd love to know, though-where did you get that adorable white Christmas tree???

  12. Great picks. Thanks for sharing!!


  13. I love all of your picks especially the fuzzy socks and candle. Perfect for giving to a friend who needs pampering. Jess at Just Jess

  14. Awesome gift ideas:P

    Shall We Sasa

  15. Such good ideas!! I love the pink velvet eye mask, I think I'll be putting that on y wish list even!

    xo, jess


  16. Is it bad I want some of these for myself? Especially the eye mask.

    Life is just Rosie

  17. Anonymous

    That sigma mat is everything!! I use mine every Sunday!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  18. Loving all of these ideas! Thanks for the inspo! I'm really excited about that candle for myself! 😊

  19. Nice ideas! Thanks dear 😉


  20. I want a lot of these myself haha! Great ideas!

    xo, Carey

  21. These are super cute ideas and really affordable! Thanks for sharing. Xo, Ellese


  22. Great ideas. Please check out my latest winter trend alert!

    Kisses xo | From Aliona With Love

    Instagram @alionawithlove

    Twitter @alionawithlove

  23. These are all such great ideas! I might try that brush cleaning kit for myself!


  24. All of these are great gift ideas


  25. Love this list! Definitely super helpful 🙂
    XO Janina

  26. These are such great ideas! I love that they're also budget friendly!



  27. Love the Lorac pallet, such great gift ideas!!
    XO, Lily

  28. Such great ideas! Little Winnie is absolutely adorable!



  29. Love all of these! So cute! <3


  30. Anonymous

    Absolutely gorgeous picks! I think my favourites is the rose gold manicure set – although the Voluspa candle sounds beautiful!

    Check out how I styled this year's It trend, the band tee on the blog now | http://www.blushandbordeaux.com

  31. Love all of these!!! The FRESH lip set is perfection!!

    Little Winnie is so adorable 🙂

    Brittany 🙂

  32. These are all great options; I love gifting candles & fuzzy socks to my girlfriends-I feel like you can never get enough of either of those! And that makeup brush cleaning mat is going on my list, it looks like an awesome tool!

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

  33. Great gift ideas!! You can never have enough fuzzy socks!


  34. Ooh, that candle is so pretty!
    Aleeha xXx