We all have that friend—the one we love dearly but can never seem to impress. And it’s not because they’re rude or unappreciative, it’s just that they literally have everything. There’s no fancy candle or accessory you can bring to their attention. They know what they like and they’ve got it covered. But that’s about to change, because this gift guide is all about that friend. Now, of course, if you’re on the hunt for general makeup and skincare recs, you can find my top picks HERE; and if you’re looking for stocking stuffers under $25, you can find them HERE. But for all the rest, keep reading as I bring you the best holiday gifts under $150 for your bougie gal pal who has everything.
For the Fragrance Aficionado
Noteworthy Scents Full Gift Experience: $144
If your friend is bougie, then she’s no stranger to luxury scents (and if you’re on the hunt, my picks are HERE). But does your friend have a personalized scent? Didn’t think so. Noteworthy is an AI-powered system that can customize any person’s signature scent based on a number of variables (ie. favorite colors, vacation spots, fragrance notes), including obscure scent preferences like mothballs, tuna and crayons (there’s really something for everyone!). This exploratory gift will allow your girl to fill out the scent quiz, receive four mini scents that correspond with her responses, and then secure a full size of her ultimate scent of choice. As a fragrance girlie myself, I just had to try the process, and that’s precisely why I’ve included it here. Ultimately the aromas are layered, unique and thankfully not overpowering.
(Image courtesy of Noteworthy Scents)
For the Doting Dog Mom
Bonne et Filou Dog Christmas Box: $49.99
‘Tis the season to spoil the pups, but—depending on your pal—just any ol’ Milk-Bone treat may not do! Lap your friend’s furry companion in luxury with this top-of-the-line assortment of macarons, truffles and bone cookies designed solely for dogs. These handmade and hand-designed treats are baked in the US, with locally sourced ingredients that every pastry chef in your life will approve of!
For the Sober Companion
French Bloom 0.0% Alcohol Organic French Bubbly Discovery Set: $89
(image courtesy of French Bloom)
Who says your pal can’t enjoy bubbly without being bedridden the next day? Made with the finest blends of de-alcoholized French wines, this upscale, alcohol-free set is not only packaged perfectly for gifting, but it comes with everything needed to enjoy a couples’ picnic or celebratory night in. Complete with two crystal flutes from the masters of Schott Zwiesel glassware, these elevated additions diffuse the complex aromas of alcohol-free sparkling wines. Whether your friend is more a rosé girlie or a lover of whites, this is sure to please an expensive palette.
For the Diligent Desk Worker
Goodee Computer Brush: $28
This is the ultimate stocking stuffer for anyone frequently at their computer. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve taken a wet cloth or something not designed for my keyboard just to keep it free of debris. This cleverly designed brush by Stockholm-based Iris Hantverk, will dust off the monitor and keyboard, thanks to soft horsehair bristles. Using centuries-old methods, the longer side is meant to gently sweep off the screen without creating static electricity. Meanwhile, the short section will tuck into all the necessary nooks and crannies to get rid of dust and crumbs. And you can feel good about your purchase, as Goodee is known for developing luxury ethical and sustainable goods.
For the On-the-Go Nail Girlie
Le Mini Macaron Maxi La Nuit Gel Manicure Kit: $68
If your friend has the money (but not the time) to get her nails done on the reg, this is her answer. This user-friendly set from Le Mini Macaron comes with all the bells and whistles to ensure salon-level gels from her couch. The gift comes with everything pictured (which includes 20 gel removal wraps in case she has leftover nails on). And if you want to kick things up a notch, throw in a bottle of her favorite wine to ensure she’s set up for pure relaxation in front of the TV after a long day.
(Image courtesy of Le Mini Macaron)
For the Bathroom Junkie
OEM Exfoliating Hand Wash: $38
This futuristic, newly launched sink accessory will not only stand out amid a sea of Jo Malone—but its elevation and innovation goes far beyond packaging. Infused with Hinoki and Tsubaki seed oil imported from Japan, the product includes antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-aging ingredients. And while the packaging is icing on the cake, it’s important to note that the eco-friendly design was composed using NASA technology by top tier architecture and interior firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero, and leading Paris-based image maker, Area of Work.
(Image courtesy of OEM)
For the Glam Goddess
Lashify Advent Calendar Holiday Savings Bundle: $88 ($172 value)
If your bougie babe loves to make a statement, this advent calendar from Lashify is a must. Having seen an application demonstration firsthand from the brand’s founder Sahara Lotti, I suddenly became a falsies girl. As someone with naturally long lashes (#blessed), I had low expectations when I first experienced the products. But seeing how they amplify any lash type and can be easily applied, I genuinely feel like they’re a fun way to elevate my eyes. The calendar comes with every component necessary to achieve a vibrant lashified look.
(image courtesy of Lashify)
For the Bejeweled Babe:
Diamond Drunk Say It With Diamonds Collection Jewelry Cleaner: $75
We know your girl is decked in diamonds—but does she use a jewelry cleaner designed for a queen? Doubtful. The founders of Too Faced, followed by my new fav Polite Society (which just launched this year), released the world’s first clean, non-toxic, vegan high jewelry cleaner. Each of the four color options comes with its own unique signature scented cleaning concentrate. Your gift will include the cleaning vessel with a jewelry stand, along with a crystal coaster and one bottle of fragranced concentrate (Diamond Detox), which will last approximately two months. The stand serves as a convenient way to avoid dipping your hands into the concentrate to remove. It includes fixtures for earrings, rings and bracelets.
(image courtesy of Diamond Drunk)
For the Makeup Maven:
Terra Moons Cosmetics eGift Card: $50
Terra Moons Cosmetics is the makeup industry’s best kept secret. If your friend is a fan of holographic, vibrant shades (a la Pat McGrath Labs, Natasha Denona, Danessa Myricks), invite her to join the beloved community of TMC loyalists. Not only are the shades out of this world (ha! See what I did there?), but they’re like a third the cost of the aforementioned. Now you’re probably thinking a gift card is a thoughtless easy way out, but when it comes to introducing someone to something for the first time, I think a gift card is an exciting way to let them explore. As seen on the website, there’s a lot to choose from—and the palettes are sold out, so your friend can use this card to pre-order. Trust, if she’s a makeup girlie, she will love.
For the Girl Who’s Naughty Over Nice
High on Love Dark Chocolate Body Paint: $38
Edible body products just aren’t what they used to be! Give your friend a sweet surprise for sexy time with this luxe vegan innovation. The decadent dark chocolate formula is made with premium grade hemp seed oil, releasing euphoric sensations and stimulating feelings of happiness and calm. Inspired by distinguished chocolatiers in Brussels, this 100% natural treat is formulated in small batches to guarantee the highest quality. So satisfying she just might eat it solo!
(image courtesy of High on Love)
For the Flower Child:
The Glass Studio Marbled Glass Bud Vase: $104
No matter the giftee, who doesn’t have an appreciation for flowers? Whether your friend is a minimalist or has a more colorful spirit, there’s no doubt she’ll appreciate this one-of-a-kind vase from The Glass Studio. Designed by an artisan glassblower out of England’s Peak District, this stunning design is sure to bring a wave of joy to any room. Only thing missing? A bundle of gardenias or daisies to really make the presentation pop!
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