Aren’t best friends well… the best? There’s something so comforting about being with someone who is just completely on the same brain wave as you. When gift-giving time rolls around, picking out a gift for your best friend is usually loads of fun. However, if you can’t think of the perfect thing for the most awesome girl you know, holiday shopping for her can turn kind of stressful. Don’t panic! All you need is just a little bit of inspiration to get your gift giving back on track. That’s what we’re here for!
We’ve found twenty gifts that we’d love to get from our best friend, so feel free to steal an idea or two for your own holiday gift giving. Plus, they are all under $20! Who doesn’t love a good deal? We are sure that no matter you pick as a gift for your best friend, she is going to love it just like she loves you! So leave your worries behind, enjoy your shopping and look forward to a whole bunch of winter break days just hanging out with your best friend. Seriously, does it get any better that that?
For The Pampering PrincessWinter can be harsh on the skin. An all-in-one product is a convenient way to help your best friend's skin and lips from cracking and make her more comfortable during the snowy season. C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve No. 012 works on the face, body, nails and lips. It's only $5.50 from C.O. Bigelow and has a great customer rating on their website. Source: C.O. Bigelow
For Your SuperheroThe Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises may have been big in 2012, but if your BFF is into the superhero scene, let her show-off her fandom with this awesome Wonder Woman Nail Art from Think Geek for only $6.99. Source: Think Geek
For The Trendy DresserYou probably know your BFF's wardrobe pretty well and what kinds of colors and patterns she likes to wear. Tights are a fun way to dress up outfits so use your wardrobe knowledge to pick out some that will fit right in with your best friend's closet. Merona's Women's Opaque Fashion tights come in a whole array of colors and are only $8 apiece from Target. Source: Target
For The Foodie FriendThere's nothing I love more than just hanging out and snacking with my best friend. Hot chocolate is a must in the winter, but give it a special twist with a fun flavor as cool as you two. This Mountain Mint Hot Chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates is a great example — and it's only $9.50. Source: Lake Champlain Chocolates
For The Book LoverShel Silverstein's book about friendship is a classic, so show your bestie how much her friendship means to you. This The Giving Tree iPhone case is available on Etsy for $9.99. Source: Etsy
For Your Lunch BuddyIf your BFF likes to pack her own lunch, but is sick of tossing out paper bags, this Embark Lunch Tote Cooler is a cute way to store her food during the day. It is available to buy at Target - the black tote pictured is $10.99 and there is also a pink option for $14.99. Source: Target
For Your Bestie On The TeamTrying to run with a hat on is super annoying. Be the BFF problem-fixer you are by getting her this Reebok Women's Run Beanie — complete with a hole for your girl's ponytail! It's available at Dick's Sporting Goods for $11.99. Source: Dick's Sporting Goods
For The Katniss WannabeThis holiday, show your BFF you think she is as cool as Katniss Everdeen (and that's pretty cool in my book). If your best friend is a Hunger Games fan — book and/or movie! — this Mockingjay Pin is an awesome way to show her love for the series on her coat or backpack. It's available from Think Geek for $11.99. Source: Think Geek
For The ShutterbugA scrapbook is a great way for your artsy best friend to keep all her memories close by. Make a page for the two of you, but definitely leave a bunch blank so she can get in on the crafting too. This MBI by MCS Scrapbook from Amazon is only $12 and has lots of BFF-friendly lingo on the cover. Source: Amazon
For The Forever Lost FriendI lost my school ID so many times and then I got one of these and never lost it again. When my BFFs went to college, I gave each of them one of these Zip ID cases from Vera Bradley. They're only $12, but for your BFF, not losing your ID is priceless! Source: Vera Bradley
For The Baking ProJust seeing this cover made me so hungry. If your friend has a knack in the kitchen and creative flair, the Betty Crocker Big Book of Cupcakes could provide days and days of amazing treats (hey, that sounds pretty good for you too now doesn't it!). It's available at Barnes & Noble for $14.11. Source: Barnes & Noble
For Your Slumber Party PalPajamas are super comfy and what better time than winter break to lounge around all day in a pair of fun-patterned PJs? These Gilligan & O'Malley Flannel PJs are available at Target for only $15! Source: Target
For The RockstarTaylor seems like she'd be a pretty fun BFF, but since she may not be able to hang out with you guys anytime soon, you can have her there in spirit by gifting her CD Red to your bestie. Splurge a little for the exclusive version at Target for $16.99 and enjoy some extra bonus tracks — your BFF deserves the best! Source: Target
For The Chillest Girl You KnowWhen you're hanging out with your close friends, comfort often outweighs style. These Women's Casey Line Sweater Flats look super comfy AND the cute stripes will let your bestie show off a little bit of her personal style. Get them at Target for $16.99. Source: Target
For The PoetIf your BFF is a bit of a budding poet herself, she'll love the fun of the Original Magnetic Poetry Set, available for $17.95 at Barnes & Noble. Plus, then the two of you can leave witty back and forth notes on your fridge or locker, so everyone wins! Source: Barnes & Noble
For The Girl Who Inspires YouA friendship bracelet is a BFF gift that's been around forever. The ones I had growing up were pretty flashy, so this simple aluminum bracelet with the sweet "You Are Amazing" message on the inside is a great grown-up version.Get one from Etsy for $18. Source: Etsy
For An Old-Fashioned FriendHave you and your BFF been friends since you were little kids? Ever have any tea parties between the two of you? Relive those memories with this Lynns Blue Rose Cup and Saucer 6-piece set available on Amazon for $19.99. The blue flower design is simple and grown up, letting you two put a new spin on the tea parties of your childhood. Source: Amazon
For The PLL DevoteeMy best friend and I love marathoning television together, and TV doesn't get much more addictive than Pretty Little Liars. This Rosewood Day Field Hockey shirt is a nod to the series that only fans would get and the two of you would obviously be in on the meaning. Who better to share secrets with than your BFF, right? Get one at Cafepress for $19.99. Source: Cafepress
For The Girl Who Is Always LateThis awesome Pop Quiz Clock is a fun way to make sure she's never late for first period math ever again (and to keep her mind sharp for your weekly quiz!). Get her one for $19.99 at Think Geek. Source: Think Geek
For The Cinema FiendWe've made it clear we love Pitch Perfect, especially how awesome it is to see a movie with such a stellar cast of women. If you and your BFF love movies and rocking out in perfect (or even not-so-perfect) harmony, this DVD could be a real hit. Get the DVD at Target for $19.99. Source: Target
Is shopping for your best friend a source of stress or a total breeze? What are you getting your best friend for the holidays this year? Tell us in the comments!