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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Gift Guide Part #3: Your Best Friend Who Always Knows the Best Gossip and Never Forgets Your Birthday.


The complete first season of Girls, since it's hilarious even the twentieth time you watch it together, $26.

This cheeky notebook isn't new, but it will make her smile, 10 Euro.
Homemade avocado dressing for her to enjoy all winter. Just the cost of ingredients.
Anchor scarf for cold winter days, $68.60.
A Cat's Life, a funny illustrated book about cats and the women who love them, by Gemma Correll. $11.51.
Neon boy shorts, $29. Because she'd love them but never buy them for herself.
DryBar gift certificate, so she can get a gorgeous blowout, $35 to $40. (Here's my before and after.)

Heart-of-gold bangle, because it's true. $32.
Eyeglasses tote, $50.
Design-your-own gelato (with ingredients like homemade marshmallows, goat milk caramel and candied ginger) from Zingerman's, $110 for ten 12-ounce containers.
Learn-to-knit kit with everything she'll need to knit her first 100% Merino wool scarf, $62.
A long and leisurely dinner out just the two of you. (No husbands, no babies.)

P.S. More gifts for best friends, and the 2012 gift guide so far...

54 comments:

jamie said...

what a wonderful list! and i can't wait to rewatch girls.

Chloe Moon said...

I like this gift guide...I can't wait to buy the 1st season of girls! I'm going to buy it for my best friend too! I love that tote too! A night out is the best gift of all!! =)

Ergo - Blog

Caitlin S. said...

Love the heart of gold bang and am a daily follower of your blog. Keep up the good work!

Caitlin from www.pumpstopumas.blogspot.com

Scout and Rice said...

Really nice list. :) I like how a lot of these gifts are more thoughtful (dinner, learning to knit, home made dressing) than actual products.

Alex said...

The Zingerman's gelato is genius, I'm getting it for my husband (because I've already gotten my best friends those bangles - i had them in my own gift guide this year!)

igotsapoodle said...

Nice touch throwing in something homemade (the avocado dressing).

I was just at Williams Sonoma the other day and they have the cutest sealed-top containers like that for DIY pickling!

Anamaria said...

I am definitely going to try that avocado dressing (both for myself and as a gift!)- all friend gifts this year are DIY, and I have one friend who doesn't like homemade jam (who the heck doesn't like homemade jam???), so that avocado dressing would be PERFECT. Thanks.

All the other gifts are also nice ideas, like the knitting. Can't wait for your man gift guide- I just got married this summer and want to get my husband something great that wasn't on his list... I'm still looking around for some good ideas :)

LaurenMax said...

The bangle is so simple and sweet. Thanks. :)

laurenmaxwell.blogspot.com

HelloCindi said...

Oooh! I love the "Learn to Knit Kit"... I'll have to get that add that to my wish list :)

ale norris said...

this is an awesome gift guide! i'm judging that based on the fact that i'd love to receive all the gifts, and i have good taste ;)
-ale

Sarah said...

Ziiiiingermans!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Ziiiiingermans!!!!!!

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

i want so badly to see one of the "girls" girls in person... i surely feel like one when i walk through the west village on a sunny day :)

Ruby Sterland said...

These are some great ideas! I love the book on cats and the Heart of Gold bangle :-) x
http://totalmodisch.blogspot.co.uk/

sj said...

THANK YOU for providing a gift guide that isn't a zillion dollars for each gift--it's so nice to see so many options at a reasonable price tag.

i'd love to also suggest KIVA cards--this would be great for really any gift guide, male or female, and is a wonderful way to "give back" while still allowing some interaction on the part of the gift-receiver. i'm probably not making much sense, but a quick peek at the KIVA website should make things all clear! i've given these as gifts before, and it's very meaningful for the recipient. :)

Rebecca Kurzweil said...

Love these! I don't have a BFF I exchange gifts with, but I do have a sister (and sister-in-law)...

Explore*Handmade said...

As always, great gift ideas! As a UofM alum, love the Zingerman's shout out!

Katie O'Kelley said...

Such a good list! You're making my holiday shopping SO easy!! :)

Malin said...

Tons of great ideas! Love the knitting one, even if all the help in the world would not make me a knitter.. (I've tried and failed many a time!)

Danielle E. Alvarez said...

Love, love, love these ideas! And I don't doubt my best friend is going to love them, too. Thanks, Joanna!

Nikki Mata said...

I like that Dry Bar gift card- hysterical!

check out my fashion/lifestyle blog<3

thebellabordeaux.blogspot.com/

always a fan and loving your posts... keep it up!

xo
nikki

Lejla said...

Everything is so original. Love it.

http://lejlatravels.blogspot.com/

LittleMy said...

I am taking my four besties for afternoon tea at Claridges in London, can not wait!!

ellegentsia said...

The cat book is a great recommendation for my brilliant friend who works for an international organization in Geneva... but keeps things light with more cat-related FB posts than anyone else I know.

www.ellegentsia.com

dinaclabaugh said...

I LOVE Purl Soho and hope to visit it someday. I also love to knit…and teach others. This kit is great and I also posted on it: http://wp.me/p2pH9C-lP

Erica Medina Martinez said...

Finally! A gift guide with reasonable suggestions. Purchased the Kate Spade bangle for a friend and will pick up a Dry Bar gift card for another! Thank you!

Lexie said...

I just realized you never talk much about your best friend on this blog - just Lucy! Do you have a closest friend?

Lexie said...

I just realized you never talk much about your best friend on this blog - just Lucy! Do you have a closest friend?

Panda Head said...

SO OBSESSED with Jessa from Girls - I loved the episode that still is from! And a resounding YES to a girl-date as gift.

Becca said...

I LOVE PurlSoho & their blog. I've made a few wonderful sweaters from them. :) Great addition to any Christmas list!

Vale Cervarich said...

Ooh -what a great question!!! I want to hear too!

themama23 said...

I love this list!

kate365til30 said...

fabulous ideas!!! Thanks Joanna:)
xo
Kate
www.365til30.com

Notes from Holly St. said...

My best friend and I treat ourselves to a nice dinner out for Christmas every year. It's become one of our favorite traditions and it's so fun to get dressed up for a nice meal out just the two of us!

Emily said...

Lovely post! God, it's so important to respect the lady friends in life and to treat them like GOLD. Especially the good ones. They really get you through the hard times!

xo,
Emily
emilyannestyle.com

isabel said...

i would love to get everything :)

www.mamajulesbrussels.blogspot.com

Ruthie {Look Learn Love} said...

Forget the best friend! This gift guide sums up everything I want to get for myself :)

fancyfunction said...

Love that scarf! And the pizza is making my mouth water at 9am!!

Freya Lily said...

I was just thinking about what I'd get my bestie, who is my SOUL mate, for Christmas, especially since I only get to see her twice a year, for Christmas. And I think she would LOVE Girls! GREAT idea!

mary @ BGjournals said...

that heart of gold bangle is great gift idea, and at a great price-point too. thanks!

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

I have yet to see "Girls" and now I want to see it even more! And I love the simple gold bangle. So pretty!

Ann said...

lots of good ones here. thanks for the recos!

jm said...

I love the knitting kit!

sí al sí quiero said...

We like the avocado dreassing! But its a little bit expensive!

http://sialsiquiero.wordpress.com

Thriving Wives said...

Oooh this is a great list! Love the gold bangle and dinner date :)

Strive to Thrive,
Nic
www.Thriving-Wives.com

Caitlin said...

Hrmm... would that be an Una Pizza Napoletana pizza? (mmm)

Caitlin said...

Hrmm... would that be an Una Pizza Napoletana pizza? (mmm)

Allison McGregor said...

I love all of these gift idea! Wonderful picks!

http://two-leaf-clover.com

schuehsch said...

Thank you, Jo! Your giftguides are super :) What I like most about them: There is always something very afordable within. This is amazing.

Michelle said...

You really have the best gift guides. I am going to have to watch Girls now b/c you have mentioned it a few times now...

Michele Falcone said...

I just stumbled upon your site - you have such awesome gift guides! I just made a gift guide on my blog today, but yours blows mine away. I am really digging the accessories from Outfit Additions for gifts this holiday season. They have an assortment of styles, so I can get a little something for every female in the family in one spot. The price points are awesome, so you won't break the bank, which is a plus. They're running a coupon code for 25% off - HOLIDAY. If you end up getting any gifts from there, let me know!

Michele
http://www.shortgirllongisland.com

Andrea K said...

i loveeeeee the anchor scarf!!!

check out my baby gift guide here:
http://thebleuberrybunny.blogspot.com/2012/12/gift-guide-olives-wishlist.html

jayr-concepts.info said...

i love the golden ring.

Jennifer Aguiar said...

Girls is adding another guy to its cast, tapping Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Zegen for a potentially recurring Season 3 stint.HBO's "Girls" is getting a little extra oomph for its third season, in the form of Jon Hamm's gal.

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