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49 Thoughtful Holiday Gifts Your Best Friend Will Genuinely Love

And they won't break the bank either.

holiday gifts for friends 2020

Though you spend every waking hour with your best friends, they might actually be the hardest to shop for, because you really want to get them a gift they'll love. Plus, there are endless options you can choose from: Is she a beauty junkie who's awaiting the newest Fenty palette or is she more the type to lust over fresh Shawn Mendes merch?

Since it seems pretty impossible (not to mention daunting) to pick the perfect present for the bffs in your life, I've rounded up a list of cute goodies that every type of friend will love. Whether your girl is a 'fit queen or a total homebody, you'll find something in this guide for all of your friends. From super affordable gifts ideal for a Secret Santa exchange, to personalized presents that feel a little more special, we've got it all.

Shop the coolest Christmas gifts any girl would be excited to open up for the holidays.

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Terrarium Candle
Uncommon Goods

This unique decor piece is for the friend whose room is basically a Pinterest board IRL.


The only thing brighter than her highlighter: this hoodie. 

Custom Face Magnet

Your friends will never forget your face with these hilarious custom magnets.

Women's Lodge Moccasins

Everyone from your grandmother to your camp friends will want to wear these fab metallic slippers forever.

Constellation Necklace

Leave your BFF starstruck with this dainty zodiac constellation necklace.

Bargain Alert!
Shake & Shot™ Rubber Masks
Dr. Jart+

Give your bestie the gift of great skin — and this mask will seriously deliver.

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MBB x Vogue Eyewear VO4166S

Millie Bobby Brown herself designed these sunnies, so I think they're a pretty safe bet.

The Studio Box
Olive and June

Save your bestie a trip to the nail salon and get her this incredible set that’ll make painting nails 10x easier.

Astrology Compostable Phone Case
Casetify x Goodful

When you're done with this case, just bury it in your backyard – it's 100% compostable. Shop more zodiac signs here.

Editor's Pick
Women's Premium Sweatpants

I'm warning you now: you may never want to leave the house once you put on these cozy sweats (which is fine, bc COVID.

Famous Letter Ring

I can think of no gift I'd love more than a ring with the word "cake" on it. 

Bargain Alert!
5.5 Ft Battery Powered Clip String Lights

Her room just got, like waaaay cuter.

Fuck Off Women's Crew Socks
Always Fits

From now on, I will ONLY be wearing socks with the words "fuck off" embroidered on them. 

Bargain Alert!
Coffee Definition Print

That one friend who always shows up 20 minutes late with a Starbucks in hand? Yeah, this is for her.

The First But Not The Last T-Shirt (Collaboration from Cleo Wade)
Joe Biden Store

Nothing says female empowerment like the first woman VP, amiright?!

The Refresh & Repeat Set

One more scrunchie for the arm stack – with a face mist and balm to match.

Relaxation Slippers

At-home slippers, funky-cool slides – these sandals are both. 

Tie-Dye Crew Socks (Nike) x Face Mask Set
Walk Like Her

I'm calling it now: tie-dye face masks will be the top stocking stuffer of 2020

All Natural Infused Lip Mask- 5 Pack
KNC Beauty

After months of non-stop face masks, your lips could really use some extra lovin'.  

Editor's Pick
ESR Mini Tote
Brandon Blackwood

ALL I want for Christmas is an end to systemic racism – this bag actually does that, with a portion of proceeds donated towards funding pro bono legal assistance provided by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights.

Splashy Celebration Set
Sol de Janeiro

Silky hair is the best gift you could give your beauty-obsessed friend and this kit has everything you need to achieve just that.

High-Waist Galaxy Moto Legging
Alo Yoga

She puts more effort into her yoga class outfit than she does to class. These holo leggings are perfect for both. 

Feminist Heart Ornament
Nathan And Co.

This bauble is way cooler than the lame snowman ornaments she's gonna get in her stocking. 

3 Primer Pros
Benefit Cosmetics

Prepping your face is just as important as whatever you apply afterwards — this set offers three different primers for your varying skin needs.

Lizzo 100% That Bitch Ceramic Coffee Mug
Always Fits

On a scale of 1 to 10, she's a Lizzo.  

R.E.M. Eau de Parfum
Ariana Grande

God is a woman – and she smells f*cking amazing. 

Editor's Pick
Peace Vase by Justina Blakeney®

If someone wants to buy me this, I would NOT complain. Just sayin'.  

Boyfriend Candle

Prove to your bff that she doesn't need a boyfriend to make her happy, she just needs a Boyfriend candle. 


I mean, this is basically your motto anyway, amiright?!

Fashion Frenchie Dogue Pink Art Print
Mercedes Lopez Charro

We all know an obsessive dog mom (guilty 👋) who would love this print. 

Portable UVC Sterilizer Wand

This UV light sanitizes in seconds with no chemicals. For 2020, that's the ultimate gift.

Bawdy Bite It Butt Sheet Mask

Your butt deserves love, too. Give your bestie the gift of a firm, refreshed booty!

Chenille Check Era

Basically everyone on Instagram is rocking checkered Vans, but I bet you've never seen a shearling version.

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12 Days of Dazzle Bath Bomb Advent Calendar
More than Magic

Twelve days of Christmas? Try twelve days of BATH BOMBS!

Indy Evo True Wireless Earbuds

Want new wireless earbuds but don’t feel like spending $$ on a fancy pair? These babies have amazing sound and 30 hours of battery life at an unbeatable price. 

Bubblegum Lightpack
Someone Somewhere

This bag is 40% lighter than your average backpack, which will come in handy when carrying the insane amounts of homework your teachers keep assigning. 

Editor's Pick
Gold Good Luck Charm Necklace

This pretty charm is meant to give luck to the recipient – and let's be real, it'll look great with her go-to neck stack.  

Fujifilm UO Exclusive Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

You can't go wrong with this pretty sage camera. Plus, this newest model has a built-in selfie mirror. Sold!

Rose Hand Cream Trio

Because your hands deserve love, too. And this hydrating cream will leave them feeling soft and smelling amazing.

Wireless Crystal Charging Pad
Phunkee Tree

Now she'll have zero reason not to text you back. 

Pure Silk Headband
Forvr Mood

A silky headband is the ultimate self-care luxury – plus, it helps end hair breakage. 

Better Together Camp Bracelets
Roxanne Assoulin

Give your old string bracelets a fresh upgrade with this fun set of beaded bracelets. 

Dream & Wonder Gift Set

Your lips will be craving this smooth AF lip balm this winter. 

Say My Name Custom Earrings
Chvker Jewelry

Get your BFF her initials, or, have some fun with it and get one for each of your names!

Seattle Seahawks Fan Hat Knit Beanie
New Era

Sports fans will never turn down the excuse to show off their number one team, so you might as well fuel their passion and keep them toasty doing so!

This Works Sleep Club Gift Set
This Works Anthropologie

The best gift you can give your night owl BFF? Spritzing this soothing spray really does help you sleep better.

Dance Studio Jogger

Lazy girls will live in these super comfy sweats that double as chic everyday pants.

Stainless Steel Reusable Straw Set
Urban Outfitters

The last thing you want to do is give a gift she won't actually use – AKA creating unnecessary waste. Get this handy reusable straw set for the eco-conscious friend in your life.

Homesick City Candle
Homesick Candles

OK, I'll admit these candles are pretty basic, but they are the sweetest gift for that friend you’re basically in a long distance relationship with.

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