Here it is. Another installment of our R&G Gift Guide (last week we brought you Gifts for Him). This time we’re talking bestie and bridesmaid gift ideas. Stocking up for your crew around the holidays and finding personal-yet-practical treats for your bridesmaids before your big day present very similar challenges. First, you’re super busy (everyone is) but you want make sure you’ve got everyone covered. Second, you don’t want to settle, you want to find something special but without compromising your budget or sanity. We’ve all been down an hours-long internet shopping hole and it’s neither pretty nor productive
Obviously, the bigger and more varied the group of girlfriends, the trickier the hunt becomes, but that’s where we come in. Consider your cart complete because we’ve already put in the grunt work for you. We’ve rounded up over 30 gorgeous, covetable bridesmaid gift ideas and girlfriend-worthy goods to help you spread the love to your whole squad. What’s more, we’ve even organized the spoils of our weeks-long web scouring by personality and interest, so you’ve got a head start on matching up each mate with the perfect present for her.
Get pinning to your secret holiday shopping Pinterest board & click the captions to get your hands on the goods. Don’t dottle, we have a feeling some of these finds won’t be around much longer.
This lady is living for her Eat, Pray, Love moment. However, her style is a bit more jet-setter than backpacker. She loves to travel and push her own boundaries, but isn’t 100% willing to compromise her comfort or dedication to personal style. That’s okay. You don’t need to traverse timezones yourself to find her some practical essentials that’ll allow help her keep her chic together in the airport security line.
The Beauty Insider
Not your average moisturizer or lipstick hoarder. This product junkie does her research. Maybe she has amassed quite the collection over time, but each purchase was carefully approached, backed by countless industry experts and Into The Gloss articles. This friend wants her paws on the potions fashion editors, models, and makeup artists can’t live without. Go for the buzzed-about and up-and-coming beauty brands with near cult following. A pretty present plus: no one does packaging like today’s beauty industry.
The Busy Bae
The consummate professional with some cheek. She works a ton but never forget to have fun. She takes her job very seriously. Herself? Not so much. You can go two direction with this one. Give her something that’ll glam-up her day-to-day grind at the office or help her unwind after hours at home.
The Design Addict
This pal lives her life with strong aesthetic intentions. And its not just conventional art which inspires them. No accessory or household item is too small, practical, or mundane to bring beauty to its simple purpose. To this creative or collector, function is plus but high-design is a must.
No, we don’t just mean girly girl. This chick exhibits any of the infinite, complex forms of being female. After all, who gets to say what a feminist looks like? And yep, she identifies as such without hesitation. It’s no surprise she’s always been an amazing source of support and sisterhood for you throughout your friends. However, her girl-gang extends far beyond her besties to the intellectuals and “it” girls alike that inspire her as a woman.
The Fancy Free-Spirit
AKA the haute hippie. In tune with the earth? Yes. Down to earth? Not quite. Don’t get us wrong, she’s no poser (unless she’s doing yoga), but her spiritual nature definitely compliments her not so “free” personal style ($$$).