13 Gifts for Your BFF You'll Want to Steal Back: Holiday 2011

And by steal we mean "borrow” ... forever. (Gift guides 2011)
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Splendid Layers Tunic Gift Set


Have you ever tried a Splendid tee-shirt? They are made of the most amazingly soft and comfortable fabric. This is the kind of present your sister / friend will open and be like OH, a subdued, every day tee-shirty things! Thank you! And then she once she tries one on she will want to wear it every single day of the rest of her life and she will love you most of all. Also — just sayin’ — this present could be divided amongst three lucky girls (her, her, you?) (Or better yet: her, you, me!)
($108 for 3, splendid.com)

The BUST DIY Guide to Life: Making Your Way Through Every Day


Not just for the craftsy (though the craftsy will lurve this book), the BUST DIY Guide to life is an A-to-Z encyclopedia compiled from the magazine by editors, Debbie Stoller (of Stitch ‘n Bitch fame) and Laurie Henzel  — sample topics include everything from retro makeup tutorials (think Clara Bow lips and beehives)  to hand-stamping wallpaper to “Spring Cleaning for Dirty Girls.”  Feast your eyes on some great images from the book here at the STC Craft blog. ($22.95, abramsbooks.com

kate spade This Is the Year To Idiom Bangle

Kate Spade bangle

I have a little bit of an unhealthy obsession with Kate Spade, but that’s ok. In fact sometimes I feel like they are specifically designing things that speak to my soul but that I can’t afford just to eff with me. Hahaha. I kid! Anyhoo — anything from the Kate Spade jewelry collection would make an awesome-sauce gift, but this bracelet is particularly fab for this time of year. ($58, katespade.com)

Gift Certificate to RenttheRunway.com

Rent the Runway

Confession: it took me a while to come around to the very concept of RenttheRunway, but a few months ago I got to test it out and for one blissful weekend I had in my sticky little paws a supremely beautiful Ralph Lauren wrap dress. I mean, it was a thing of beauty — and I felt like one wearing it. I was sad to send it back when my glass slipper  turned back into a pumpkin (or something like that), but not as sad as I thought I’d be. This is a really, really fun gift idea, especially if your BFF has an event on the horizon. Or if she doesn’t — invent one! I KNOW I SURE CAN”T WAIT TO TRY RENT THE RUNWAY AGAIN. Though if I got my clutches on this clutch, not sure I could give it back… (pick your price, RenttheRunway.com)

The Thickening Gift from bumble and bumble

bumble and bumble thickening

This sounds a little racy, but I assure you it is not. It’s the kind of super cute, perfectly packaged gift set that you would probably never buy for yourself, but is so much fun to get! It comes with thickening shampoo, thickening conditioner, and thickening spray (hee hee), plus some of their limited edition mini white bobby pins. Bonus: you can use it next time to sleep over at your BFF’s house. Win, win! (And if thickening’s not your / your BFF’s goal, check out the “quenching” or “repairing” versions.) ($52, bumbleandbumble.com)

Kiehl’s Limited Edition Koon’s Creme de Corps with Topper

Kiehl's Jeff Koons

J’adore Kiehls, and they’ve extended their collaboration with artist Jeff Koons for this Limited Edition Holiday Creme de Corps Collection, from which 100% of Kiehl’s worldwide net profits, up to $200K will be donated to The Koons Family Institute on International Law and Policy, an initiative of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC).  So it’s like, the gift that gives back AND that you can use every time you pop over to your BFF’s house. Sweet. The body creme is divine and if you’re feeling spendy, you can top it off with the super cool bottle top that’s a reference to Koons’ iconic Balloon Flower (Yellow) sculpture. (But you knew that already.) (Body creme: $29 – $72; topper: $50, Kiehls.com)

Christian Louboutin Catalina Sequined Clutch

Louboutin sequin clutch

Oooooooh! ($1,595, MyTheresa.com).

Kidding! (But if you can afford that clutch for your BFF, call me! Let’s do lunch!) Here are some equally sparkly and fun options that you might actually be able to afford and pay your rent / buy groceries etc: Lulu Townsend sequined bow clutch in black ($29.95, DSW.com); Juicy Couture Luxe sequined clutch in multi ($79.99, 6pm.com); White House gold sequined box clutch ($48, whitehouseblackmarket.com).

Tell us: What are you planning to get your self BFF this year?

April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s executive editor. It’s best not to lend her things.

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  1. Oh my! These are definitely the kind of gifts that while wrapping, one must remember the point is to give, not keep. Love the tunics, they look incredibly scrumptious.

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