1. Earrings, $149, from Pandora
From the brand’s “Christmas In Space” collection comes this stunning pair of earrings that feature brilliantly-cut baguette cubic zirconia stones. Perfect for adding the sparkle back into the season.
2. Alta HR in Fuchsia, $248, from Fitbit
Capable of tracking your heart rate, sleep quality and fitness levels, this wristband willbe your BFF’s new workout buddy. Plus, it’s pretty lightweight, so she won’t feel encumbered by her Fitbit when she gets her sweat on.
3. Shirt, $550, from Tory Burch
The silk shirt is such a sorely underestimated piece of clothing that most working women overlook. Not only does it feel great when worn, it’s more fluid and feminine than the regular cotton shirt.
4. Kora Organics Hydrating Moisturizer (Limited Edition 2018, 25ml), $29
Approved by supermodel Miranda Kerr herself, this Kora Organics moisturiser delivers a generous dose of hydration to revitalise dull or dry skin. It leaves your mein with a subtle glow, while reducing the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and scarring.
5. Bag, $2,290, from Chloe
As unlikely as it may seem, a red handbag is actually incredibly versatile. Pair it with a black dress, a white shirt and jeans, or a pair of cargo pants; either way, the rich cherry colour gives the dullest of outfits an instant lift.
6. Dress, $139, from Zara
Does your friend look to you for fashion advice? If so, make sure you come through this party season by sorting her out with the ultimate party dress. With a modest hemline and sleeve length, this dress gets plenty of pow-wow with the ombre-coloured sequins. It’s the right balance of flashy and versatile.
7. Skin Inc Holiday Sparkle Kit (Limited Edition), $110
Everyone wants to look good in their Christmas party photos, and the first step to that is to make sure your skin is healthy and glowing. So pamper your bestie by sorting her out with this holiday set from Skin Inc. Comprising of the well-loved My Daily Dose of Glow, Pure Revival Peel and Pure Deepsea Hydrating Mask, her skin will look its best.
8. Jeans, $270, from A.P.C.
Good jeans are hard to come by, and when plenty of fashion insiders swear by A.P.C. jeans, you know they’re onto something. So take this little piece of style secret, and get your best friend a new pair of jeans that will flatter and fix her figure.
9. Sunglasses, $233, from Ray-ban
Similar to the brand’s classic Wayfarer shape, these classic black sunglasses will get plenty of wear with her day-to-day outfits.
10. Tom Dixon Orientalist Hand Duo (500ml), $125, from Farfetch
Sometimes, we all need that little bit of extra-ness to feel pampered and rejuvenated, which is why we’ve added this duo to the list. Comprising of a hand soap and hand balm, the hypnotic scents and the gorgeous design of the bottle will transport your BFF into her happy place.
11. Charm bracelet with charms, $1,065, from Monica Vinader
Here’s an idea: get your BFF a charm bracelet, then add your initials alongside hers for a friendship bracelet that’s truly special and unique to you two.
12. Ignite Series, $250 (10 class pack), at Freedom Yoga
Being urban dwellers, it’s important to take some time to check out of the hustle and find a space where you can clear your mind. There’s no better place to do that than at Freedom Yoga’s studios, where you can get some stretching work outs in as you clear out your head from the day’s worries.
13. Dress, $99.90, from Mango
When it comes to Christmas, probably no other article of clothing will get more wear than an LBD. This A-line shift dress is equal parts sexy and timeless. Plus, the lace trim adds extra sensuality to the look.
14. Spa Esprit Energy Worker, $149.80 (90 minutes)
Book your friend into 90 minutes of pure bliss at Spa Esprit, and treat her to the Energy Worker massage. Using special techniques to balance out the body’s energy and work out tension points, she will get off the bed feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the world.
15. Necklace, $99, from In Good Company
From their new collection, Minimalism x In Good Company, this necklace is versatile enough to be worn to work or on the weekends. It makes a statement and yet matches everything!
16. Wallet, $675, from Stella McCartney
If you’ve noticed that your friend’s wallet is about to fall apart, maybe sort her out with a new purse this Christmas. This piece from Stella McCartney is classy, while offering up plenty of storage space.
17. The Aviary gift vouchers, US$30 to US$100
We all need a good holiday from time to time. So in helping your BFF plan her next retreat, how about giving her gift vouchers from The Aviary in Siem Reap, Cambodia! When she’s not out exploring the Angkor Wat or taking in the rowdy streets of Siem Reap, she can lie poolside with a good book or book herself into one of the resort’s many spa packages.
18. Card holder, $94, from Furla
Boring card holders can be found in every office and in every bag, which is why we love this adorable design. After all, isn’t it all of our life goals to be like this bear and lounge in the sun with a cute pair of sunnies on with a pina colada?
19. Pajama set, $238, from Rails at NET-A-PORTER
Sleep well, and you’ll wake up ready to tackle your day. So help your bestie get the melatonin flowing with a pajama set that’s comfy and unrestricting. Plus, the colourful star motif adds a little cuteness, so she can still lounge at her boyfriend’s home without having to show up in a ratty pair of shorts and tee.
20. NARS Underground Velvet Lip Glide Coffret (Limited Edition 2018), $36
Featuring three limited edition Velvet Glide lipsticks, she’ll have the picture-perfect pout this party season. Comprising of Camden Girls, Vandal and Banshee, these highly-pigmented lipsticks are also non-drying (because chapped lips are never in vogue).
21. Shoes, $1,630, from Prada
Some people prefer not to receive shoes, but when they are as pretty and as versatile as these nude pumps, we welcome them with open arms. The glittering band of gemstones definitely provide a lift to the shoe, so it’s not just a pair of nude pumps.
22. Watch, $219, from Olivia Burton
A wristwatch does more than tell time. When worn on its own, it’s an extension and expression of the wearer’s personality. When stacked with bracelets, it helps anchor the jewellery and provides with a counter weight to the arm candy. So it’s watch, but it’s so much more.
23. Clutch, $250, from Kenzo
Perfectly capable of carrying plenty of stuff, this roomy clutch also features an eye-catching print that helps to add texture and colour to any party outfit. Plus, it doubles up as a weekend clutch, and looks great when worn with jeans and a white shirt.
24. Sunglasses, $216, from kate spade new york
These vintage-inspired peepers add glamour into the most casual of outfits. Throw this on with a striped shirt and ballet flats for that easy, effortless look.
25. Diptyque Limited Edition Eau Rose Eau de Toilette (100ml), $170
Universally loved by celebs and tastemakers alike, Diptyque’s Eau Rose gives off a delicate floral whiff that lingers a little before dissipating in the air. Best part? It’s not too strong, so it’s great for wearing to the office.
26. Shirt, $340, from Equipment at NET-A-PORTER
If your bestie lives in monochrome colours because she doesn’t know how to break out of her rut, push her in the direction of vivid colour with a cobalt blue shirt. It’s neutral enough to be worn with most things, and yet the strong colour makes for a stylish impact.
27. Shoes, $686, Common Projects
White sneakers are failproof, and the brand most synonymous with the white sneaker has to be Common Projects. Thanks to its minimalist design and comfortable insoles, don’t be surprised if this becomes the shoe that your best friend is always wearing.
28. Notebook, $88, from Smythson
For your best friend, only the best will do. This leather notebook fits the bill, with its durable outer covering and compact size. Plus, the slogan on the front is a fitting reminder that she should be living life based on her rules.
29. Pixi Palette Chloette Face Palette, $35
Making beauty affordable for all, Pixi’s newly-launched makeup line is chock full of goodies that can fit everyone’s beauty regime. This Christmas, get your friend a face palette that features super silky powders to get beautifully iridescent skin.
30. Necklace, $245, from Dinosaur Designs at NET-A-PORTER
Long necklaces are trending, thanks to their ability to elongate your neck while slimming down your chin. This tasteful design can be worn with a low-neck blouse or a simple cashmere knit.