Don’t stress about the perfect gift this year. Here are 13 gift ideas for your gal pals that are beautiful, practical, amusing and affordable. It really is the thought that counts ya’ll.
I’m not your average gift giver. I like to give gifts my friends can use for inner and outer happiness. Last year a friend of mine was struggling with heartache during the holidays. No, I didn’t bombard her with break-up books. Instead I knew she was spiritual so I went to my favorite crystal store and picked up a few beautiful gems and wrapped them up with a book that she loved; one on manifesting positive vibes and self-love. Talk about a powerful present!
13 Gift Ideas For Your Girlfriends
A few years ago, I got this glorious planner and it was LIFE CHANGING! It is motivational, inspirational and straight up deep. Each day you are setting intentions, achieving goals and feeling more motivated than ever. This year’s design is “newer, smarter, wiser, funner, and sexier.” The planner s also includes astrological events and motivational truth bombs to increase inspiration.
Choose from the Daily Edition 2016, the Weekly Edition 2016, or the Desire Map Journal-Volume 1 in the collection. Every edition comes in two gorgeous styles: the Mod Signature Look or the Limited Edition Work of Art with designs from artist Marta Spendowska. Order the perfect planner HERE.
I found this awesome gift at the Christmas Market in Union Square. I was so stoked to get these cool and unique poems/phrases to inspire my friends to feel beautiful and powerful every time they see them. Pozie Poems, started by a husband wife duo, hopes to make the world a better place, one Pozie poem at at time. Check out their Etsy Shop HERE!
Danielle LaPorte is on my list again. This book is amazing! The Desire Map helps readers identify “core desired feelings” in all areas of life, get clear on goals and intentions, plus sets them up for success in a super authentic way. Danielle is not preachy, she is sassy and full of such good advice. I’ve used this book and given it away so many times that I’ve lost count. Everyone has loved this gift idea.
Gift Ideas to Increase Positive Vibes
4. My Intent Jewelry: WHATS YOUR WORD?
I found this beautiful company at a conference this year, and it looks like I’m not their only fan. From famous celebs to regular folks, these simple and powerful pieces are so popular because they aren’t just about the gorgeous words, they are about the intention you wish for yourself or your friend. The MyIntent project encourages you to find your word and live more intentionally.
Each piece is handmade with love, mine says “Speak Up” to remind me to be confident and speak my truth. Looking at this everyday is a positive reminder that I have to share my message with the world. This is a great gift idea to help a friend set powerful intentions for the new year. Pieces start at $12.00 and is a present that will inspire all year long. Choose your style, find your word or a word your friend will love and spread positive vibes to you and your friends. Even better, for the holidays they are giving you a discount! Use the code Family10 to get 10% off your $50 purchase.
Gabrielle Bernstein is fabulous, your friends will love her too. This 62 card deck filled with inspirational affirmations and positive messages. I personally use this deck daily to bring in more positive vibes. Gabby’s goal is to help you feel more inspired and through a miracle mind-set. Several friends have raved about how beautiful the deck is an how unique the cards are. A great gift for your spiritual running buddy!
Gift Ideas For Your Creative Friend
Have a friend who’s hair changes with her mood? I do and she totally turned me on to this super cool product by Winky Lux. Brightly painted eyebrows is one of this years hottest new trends. Winky Lux is an eyebrow wax your friend can use to color her eyebrow, lids or hair in funky colors. A super fun gift idea for that bold creative chick in your life.
Adult coloring books are everywhere. Why? They’re fun, plus studies show they increase mindfulness and positive feelings, pretty cool right? With so many coloring books out there these days don’t forget to look for the ones that are more than pretty pictures. James Grange brings you THE coloring book featuring “off-the-hook” movies, dope TV shows, all-that music, and the best fashion flashbacks. Including 1990s trivia, this bomb-diggity collection will really transport your friend back to the epic decade that we all sometimes wish we could go back to. Check it out HERE.
Souris Hong-Porretta brings you a coloring book that combines contemporary art to help your friend get mindful and creative. This ins’t your typical coloring book though. There are over 100 illustrations from contributors including cartoonists, animators, illustrators, graphic artists, photographers, street artists, video game creators, musicians and more. If you want to give a gift that helps your friend feel less stress and more creative, this is it!
This will make your bestie LOL. Seriously, I have several copies of this because its just so damn funny. Theo Nicole Lorenz brings you the cold, hard, sparkly truth: unicorns can be jerks. Lorenz combines funny images and content that keep you, or your friend, focused and mindful with this hilarious book. This is certainly a coloring book for the sarcastic friend on your list.
Gift Ideas For Instant Happiness
10 . BETCHES + Winky Lux Lipstick. Betches is one of the most entertaining Instagram accounts these days. For a limited time the sarcastic and hilarious ladies behind the account have teamed up with Winky Lux to make lipstick fun and funny. Talk about a prescription for happiness, lipsticks stay on for hours and are a cute reminder that all your friend needs is a little color to change her mindset. I couldn’t resist the cute collaboration as a gift for myself. This perfect gift for any sassy lady or makeup junkie comes in two Winky Lux best selling lipstick shades: Meow and City. Order the Chill Pill-MEOW or Happy Pill – CITY for a limited HERE.
Your friend will love this journal from expert Karen Salmonsohn. Her colorful journal is packed with 365 “happiness prompts” and includes motivational quotes, scientific studies and thought-provoking questions. This isn’t your average journal. The Instant Happy Journal will help your friend feel inspired and motivated one day at a time. This amazing journal works as great gift for a special person in your life that needs a little more inspiration on their day-to-day life. Pick up a copy now for yourself or a friend. This will be one she will thank you for for years to come.
This deck of 64 affirmation cards by Louise Hay is perfect for inspiring daily happiness. Hay is the expert in happiness and healing, literally started the self-help movement. Your friend will be super grateful for these beautiful and inspirational cards. Each card has a powerful affirmation. On the opposite side, Hay provides visualization tools to manifest the happy feelings in a profound way. You can find all of her inspirational cards HERE.
Give the gift of mindfulness. I’ve given this to several friends and clients. Patricia Collard teaches readers how to find inner peace and manage external stress in her “little book.” Collard’s experience as a teacher and practitioner taught her the importance of mindfulness in our lives in order to let go of stress. In this amazing book, she shows readers how 5 to 10 minute mindfulness practices can increase happiness. This “little book” filled withe tools. It’s a great gift idea for anyone looking for a little more peace in their lives.
So don’t stress about the perfect gift, your girlfriends will love any of these awesome gift ideas and you will too.
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Emily Roberts MA, LPC is The Guidance Girl. Her goal is to help YOU become the most confident person you know! Emily is an award-winning author Express Yourself: A Teen Girls Guide to Speaking Up and Becoming Who You Are, Psychotherapist, TV & Media Contributor, Educational Speaker, and parenting consultant. She travels around the country educating girls, women, and parents. Express Yourself is available at bookstores nationwide and on Amazon. To learn more about Emily click here.