Your best girlfriend has been planning her wedding for months. Seeing how exciting, stressful, and time consuming the process has been, you want to get her something really amazing this holiday season. A gift that speaks not only to her personality and style, but also offers her a little respite from obsessing about her upcoming nuptials.
Look no further, because we rounded up the best gifts ideas that are perfect for any bride-to-be! From top picks in beauty, health, and wellness to yummy foodie finds to must-have items for the hostess with the mostess, here is your ultimate gift guide for 2018.
Winter glam is easy as long as this year’s most coveted essentials are part of the beauty arsenal. How sweet is this Pineapple of My Eye Collector’s Set from Tarte ($59) that includes the line’s bestselling eyeshadow, liners, cheek, and lip formulas?! Sephora makes finding a signature scent and perfect lip color simple with its Holiday Perfume Sampler ($65) and Give Me More Lip Set ($47). Never worry about winter dry skin again with Keihl’s Limited Edition Advent Calendar ($70) featuring cleansers, face masks, serums, and moisturizers.
HEALTH & WELLNESS
Maintaining optimum health inside and out should be at the top of everyone’s list heading into the New Year. Containing pure natural crystals, Soji Crystal Bottles ($80) combine beautiful stones and water to create and elixir that is good for body and mind. Give skin a detoxifying scrub down with the G.TOX Ultimate Dry Brush ($45) from goop. Get the health benefits (antioxident rich, calming, mood enhancing) of the Japanese green tea everyday at home using the Starter Set for Matcha Tea War ($62). It’s no wonder that active apparel company Outdoor Voices is a favorite among those who want their workout clothing to be both stylish and high performance. Just check out the brand’s Dipped Legging ($42)!
JEWELRY & ACCESSORIES
Adding a sparkling new piece of jewelry or statement accessory instantly updates a tired winter wardrobe. As flower enthusiasts, we are swooning over this gorgeous Versailles Bouquet Scarf celebrating the luxurious objects created in France during the 18th century ($155). Modern and simple, these silver bar earrings are perfect for everyday wear ($35). Make a most thoughtful gesture with personalized jewelry like this lovely zodiac constellation necklace ($75). This gorgeous velvet beret ($69.50) is the key item to pulling of French effortless style.
FOR THE HOME
From pretty decorative accents to functional, everyday objects, gifts for the home are always a hit. This luminescent Capiz Vase from Anthropologie ($58 – $68) featuring a twisting vine pattern will brighten up any room. Dyptique’s Bais (berry) Scented Candle ($35-$65) brings warmth during the cold days of winter. Inspired by a Japanese 19th century stencil in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection, this Japanese Wave Pattern Rectangular Plate ($28) adds an artful touch to the coffee table. Of course we’re crushing on this Floral Italian Wine Glasses Gift Box (set of 6) ($52) from Fishs Eddy.
We’ve picked out unique, must-have gifts for that friend who loves to throw a good party. Proper kitchen attire like the SUNO For Anthropologie Apron ($34) comes in handy when cooking up a storm. These Herb Blossom Dessert Plates (Set of 4) ($70) bring charming beauty to the table. Julia Child’s Mastering The Art of French Cooking Boxed Set ($79.96) should be on the shelf of every at home master chef. With this Jadeite Cake Stand ($94.95), serving dessert never looked so pretty.
GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK
There’s no better way to spread love and goodwill these holidays than by including some gifts that give back on your list. For every State bag purchased like this Lorimer Backpack ($90) the New York based company hand delivers a backpack fully stocked with school materials to a local child in need. Sudara, the company behind Punjammies loungewear pants ($49), employs women in India, providing them freedom from sex-slavery through safe, sustainable living wage employment. Partnering with various non-profits around the world, One Hope raises awareness and support for important causes with the sales of its Napa Valley based wines ($25 for a bottle). Melbourne based designer Nina Bernice makes ultra stylish, cruelty-free handbags like the Cake Cork Clutch ($99) to promote a sustainable, environmentally conscious lifestyle.
FOOD & DRINK
Looking for great gift ideas sure to impress that foodie friend with high standards of taste? Farm To People Cookies & More Gift Box ($60 – $70) satisfies any sweet tooth craving. Up the bartending game with the Cecil & Merl’s Bitter Sampler ($28) containing cherry, apricot, cucumber, and lemon ginger. Seasoned with blood orange, roasted garlic, aromatic basil, and white truffle, the William Sonoma Infused Olive Oil Gift Set ($39.95) explodes with mouthwatering flavors. Breakfast will never be the same after starting the day with Sarabeth’s Signature Collection Gift Box ($66) containing pancake mix, hot chocolate, maple syrup, and assortment of jams.
When it comes to the holidays and shopping, there really is no better feeling than knowing you totally nailed it with presents. We hope this holiday gift guide helps you find the perfect something for the bride-to-be on your list.