Chic and Fashionable Gifts for Friends

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Chic and Fashionable Gifts for Friends
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Your girlfriends are always there for you, whether you need a night on the town or just a casual lunch chat, so be sure to show them you care this holiday season with a chic and thoughtful gift. Look for things that fit your friend’s personal taste and style. You know how fabulous she is, so let her show the world by gifting cute clothes and accessories.

Necklace
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Necklace

Have that hard-to-shop for friend? It’s difficult to go wrong with a long necklace and pretty pendant. When picking out jewelry, take note of your friend’s style. Is she a minimalist? Her necklace should be equally subtle and sophisticated. Does she go for bold and bright? Think funky and chunky.

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Makeup Palette
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Makeup Palette

If your girlfriend loves to glam up and go out, a makeup palette is sure to put a smile on her face. Pick a palette that fits with your friend’s makeup routine. If she’s all about dramatic eyes, a colorful eye shadow palette is a good choice. For a friend fighting dry skin, a cream foundation palette will help hydrate her face. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a makeup palette that includes eye shadow, blush and lip color.

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Handmade Gifts
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Handmade Gifts

Go homemade for the holidays. Making your own gifts is a great excuse to get crafty, save money and “go green,” all while adding a personal tough to each gift. With a few snips of your scissors, you can reinvent an old scarf, jazz up a barrette or recycle and reuse an old sweater to make a cable-knit laptop case.

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Cocktail Ring
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Cocktail Ring

For your impeccably accessorized friend, cocktail rings make for a timeless and stylish gift. Whether a statement ring is funky, fun or just plain fabulous, this accessory can bring a bit of drama to a night on the town or just punch up a casual weekend outfit. You should have no problem finding a cocktail ring in your budget -- they range from cute and cheap, to glamorous and pricy.

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Nordic Sweater
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Nordic Sweater

Nordic knits are back! The chunky wool sweaters once relegated to family holiday parties are in style again and there are many options available, whether your friend is a homebody or a cold weather adventurer. Look at cashmere blends for an affordable option that’s not as itchy as pure wool, and stick to neutral colors or the traditional black and white to ensure your friend gets the most mileage from her new sweater.

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Spa Kit
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Spa Kit

An all-encompassing box of beauty essentials is the perfect gift for your busy friend. Between long work days and endless errands, she’s the girl who hasn’t sat down for a pedicure in ages. Scented soaps, exfoliating scrubs and a little nail polish will make her feel refreshed, renewed and appreciated amidst all the holiday hoopla.

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Cute Work Out Gear
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Cute Work Out Gear

Maybe she’s your running buddy or maybe she’s always bouncing between yoga and the gym, but you know the friend we’re talking about. This girl is always on the go. Get her some fun workout clothes so she can feel both comfy and cute as she runs between your lunch dates and spin class.

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A Trendy Hat
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A Trendy Hat

Whether it’s a smart and chic fedora or a cute cloche, hats are in style. Consider a narrow-brimmed felt or straw hat for a friend with a more bohemian style, or a sexy fascinator for the friend with lots of dramatic flair. Think chic and trendy when picking out a hat, and always be mindful of your friend’s individual taste, style and hat size.

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Leather Cuff or Bracelet
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Leather Cuff or Bracelet

It’s been a while since you’ve worn friendship bracelets, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give your BFF a bracelet to show how much you care. Leather cuffs and bracelets provide an edgy feel to feminine outfits and are great for adding texture to sleek styles. Black or brown leather cuffs are simple and classy, but consider richly colored leathers or bracelets highlighted with metal accents for a funkier look.

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Lip Gloss Trio
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Lip Gloss Trio

Whether she wears simple, understated makeup or a more dramatic look, lip gloss is always useful for keeping lips moisturized and looking fabulous. A trio of tinted lip gloss in a variety of shades is the perfect gift for a friend who likes to keep that luxurious luster on her lips day and night. Pick colors that complement her skin tone or stick with light neutrals if you’re unsure what will look best.

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Gloves
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Gloves

Chic and useful, a pair of gloves makes a great gift for the fashion-forward friend fighting through the chill of winter. Whether you choose a classic pair of black or brown leather gloves or go for a boldly colored cropped glove, consider the climate where your friend lives. A pair of soft cotton gloves may be sweet and demure, but they won’t hold up in snowy areas, and a pair of thick wool gloves might look odd in warmer climates.

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Beauty Food Care Package
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Beauty Food Care Package

Perfect for the foodie or fashionista friend in your life, an antioxidant-filled care package is sure to please. Foods rich with natural antioxidants or anti-inflammatory properties, such as blueberries, dark chocolate and red wine, not only keep the body healthy, but they also keep skin looking youthful and fresh. Organize your beauty foods in a pretty basket or container for a thoughtful and unique gift.

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