Holiday Gift Guide: Best Babe

I don’t know about you, but sometime I have the most trouble finding the perfect gift for my best friends. I mean, I want to get them something they’ll love, something they’ll use, and something unique. It takes me so long to pick out the perfect gift for each one that I’ve become the queen of gifting a month late. But with these picks below I no longer have to worry about not having a gift in time. Below are my top picks for your bestie this holiday season:

Otter Side By Side Charm Bangles | Alex and Ani, $48
I saw these bangles at an Alex and Ani shop in the Las Vegas airport earlier this year and was immediately obsessed with them. For anyone who didn’t know, I am obsessed with otters. Ever since I was a little girl and saw a show at Sea World about two pirates looking for treasure, who’s treasure map was stolen by an otter, I have been in love with them. In fact, after the show I went to the gift shop and picked out a stuffed animal Otter that I named Otter Man who I still own and have at my apartment. But enough about my love for otters and back to these bracelets.

These side by side charm bangles are the perfect present for your best friend. They’re a new, fashionable (and adorable) take on a best friends charm bracelet a la 1994. These otters hold hands when matched up – because otters are adorable and hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift apart – creating the ultimate symbol of friendship and unity. In addition to them being beautiful, meaningful bangles, Alex and Ani will also be donating 20% of the purchase prices from each set sold through the end of the year to JDRF. A great present for a great cause!

ZThe New Moon necklace | Billie Simone, $44
If you haven’t checked out the Billie Simone jewelry line from boss babe Chelsea Moser than you are missing out. Her pieces are sure to be the envy of everyone you know. Every piece she creates reminds you why she is such a successful entrepreneur. Her spot on taste and flawless execution will leave whoever you gift this to in awe of the gorgeous new jewelry. My personal favorite is The New Moon necklace (white crescent) from The Crescent Collection, but you really can’t go wrong with anything from her line.

Love her line? (I mean obviously you do, how could you not!) Make sure to check her site again next week for new, soon-to-be-launched product!

img_9899.jpgTiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar | Amazon, $9.13
I love everything about this book. I read it earlier this year and was mesmerized by the stories. This book is from author Cheryl Strayed (she also wrote Wild) from her time as an advice columnist named Dear Sugar. Every “chapter” is a letter she received and her reply. It covers everything from dating to sexuality to family to depression and everything in between. It is a fantastic read for anyone at any age. I have a full book review up as well if anyone would like a little more convincing that this would make a great gift.ย 

91District Aromatherapy Diffuser + Essential Oil Kit | Diffuser,, $39.95 (on sale from $49.95)
My diffuser changed my life. I use it every day to help brighten my room with scents from different oils that help with everything from energizing me, relaxing me, providing sinus relief and more. A little starter kit is the perfect gift to give your bestie that’s sure to get her on the essential oil bandwagon. While there are many diffusers on the market, I love my 91District diffuser because of it’s sleek design and wide range of settings. I can change the timer settings so that I can have it running while I’m going to bed, change the level of mist coming out of it, and change the color of the light. I sometimes use it as a night light after I’ve watched an episode of Criminal Minds before bed and am feeling more paranoid than usual, or I can turn the light off to leave my room dark while I’m falling asleep. As for the oils, some of my personal favorites are lemon, orange, eucalyptus, tea tree, and peppermint, but you can find a lot of variety packs out there that will work perfectly.

staycoolllamaStay Cool Coffee Mug | Bumble And Bustle, $14.95
In case you couldn’t tell from the otter bangles I love animal-themed everything, so I obviously fell in love with this Stay Cool llama coffee mug. With such a simple phrase that reminds your bestie to keep calm (without another one of those “Keep Calm And” posters, mugs and prints that are so overused) and stay cool, despite how hot their coffee or tea may be. And the llama graphic is absolutely adorable!

One of the best parts about ordering from Bumble and Bustle is that you’re supporting an amazingly talented small business owner who works hard to perfect her craft. And since she is a small business boss babe, so can always help you make the perfect mug with a custom order! Love the llama but not sure about staying cool? Don’t worry! Contact Claire and create the mug of your bestie’s dreams!

Have you picked out the perfect gift for your best babe? What are you planning to get her?

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