The Early 'Ber Gift Guide: Besties Edition

christmas gift guide for best friends

( Don't let your bestie catch you reading this. They might suddenly decide it's friendship over for you guys if they think you don't know them well enough to know exactly what they want for the holidays. Kidding. Look, we know you know your bestie like the back of your own hand, but despite knowing literally every detail of their life, it's still stressful to shop for them. You're lucky the Early 'Ber Gift Guide exists, lest you start panicking over someone you shouldn't. We've got a pretty varied list down there, from cosmetics to handy little bags; whatever you choose, bottomline is it's sure to be something they can use. Oh, and in case your bestie ends up getting you something from this list as well, then at least you'll be twinning this holiday season.

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Here are 10 Christmas gift ideas for your bestie:

Milvidas Splashbucket Monochrome Coral with Stitching (P3,500) from Viajecito

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PHOTO BY Website/Rustans

Gift your bestie a colorful bag they can use for all the upcoming holiday parties. Don't be fooled by its small size as this bucket bag from local brand Viajecito has enough space to fit all of bestie's holiday essentials—yes, their phone, lippie, and film camera included. Plus, that out-of-the-box style will give any of their OOTDs an instant lift from typical to interesting.

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Available online. 

Peach Makes Perfect Lip Tint (P399) from Barenbliss

PHOTO BY Instagram/Barenbliss Philippines

Knowing your best friend, they''ll be partying all December long and that includes mistletoe kisses (if they're single and ready to mingle!). Gift her a long-lasting lip tint that they can use to make their pouts juicier and more kissable. Want to make it more festive? Gift her a bold red. This lip tint is easy to swipe on and will give their pout a bright hue that'll last through all the holiday feasts, and hey, maybe even kisses. 


Available on Lazada.

Anytime, Anyface Kit (P1,750) from Drunk Elephant

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PHOTO BY Website/Look Philippines

Of course with all the planned holiday parties, your best friend's skin will need the extra TLC. Gift her this adorable skincare set from U.S. brand Drunk Elephant that contains an exfoliating lactic acid serum and a protein-packed moisturizer in travel-ready sizes. The brand is known to eliminate the "Suspicious Six" from their ingredients list so you know that bestie's getting the best of the best when it comes to skincare.


Available at Look Philippines.

Classic Facials (starts at P2,500) from Avignon Clinic

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PHOTO BY Avignon Clinic

Why not make your Christmas present a bestie date? Gift your BFF a pamper sesh with Avignon Clinic's Classic Facials to help you both unwind from the stressful Christmas shopping, partying, family meddling—whoops, you know the deal. The best part? The clinic has branches in both the north and the south so you don't need to worry about being stuck in holiday traffic. 


Avignon Clinic is at 58 Sgt. Esguerra Avenue, South Triangle, Quezon City and 108 Ground Floor, Fort Victoria, 5th Avenue & 23rd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Perfect Kizz Lip Oil (P195) from Vice Cosmetics

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PHOTO BY Vice Cosmetics

Shiny, juicy lips are all the range right now thanks to the Y2K aesthetic so why not gift your bestie with a new lip oil this holiday season? Vice Cosmetics' Perfect Kizz Lip Oil is a great choice if your BFF has been eyeing the more expensive Dior Lip Oil lately. This specific line is infused with sweet almond oil to make sure your lippies are protected while looking IG-approved. 


Available on Lazada.

Electric Hot Compress (P1,599) from Solove

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PHOTO BY Lazada/The Nest Manila

Ah yes, a present their weary bodies are bound to appreciate. This electric hot compress from Solove is a great present if your bestie gets bad period pains or just gets body pains in general; probably from the partying the night before or just, well, ageing. Hey, you know you can speak truth to your BFF. No need to worry about a hassle-filled setup as the hot compress only needs a quick 12-minute charge for up to six hours of well-deserved comfort.


Available on Lazada.

Malibu in Rosewater (P595) from Sunnies Studios

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PHOTO BY Lazada/Sunnies Studios

Who says your bestie should only own one pair of sunglasses? Not us. Add to your bestie's ever-growing pile of shades by gifting her the Malibu from popular eyewear brand Sunnies Studios. A versatile piece that can easily match any of her holiday 'fits, this pair comes with UV protection on the lenses and is pretty lightweight given its plastic material.


Available in Lazada.

U Drawstring Shoulder Bag (P1,490) from Uniqlo

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Knowing your best friend, they probably had the always sold out Round Mini Shoulder Bag from Uniqlo on their Christmas list. Now, we know how hard it is to get your hands on said bag, so here's an alternative that you can gift her instead. The U Drawstring Shoulder Bag comes from Uniqlo's latest collection and comes in four different colors: black, natural, brown, olive.


Availble in Uniqlo.

Quilted Cardholder in Violet (P999) from Charles & Keith

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PHOTO BY Charles & Keith

In case bestie is the type of person who leads a less-is-more lifestyle, this cardholder is a perfect gift option this holiday season. It comes in a stylish quilted material that exudes a luxe feel while remaining understated; an easy way to carry bestie's cards and other essentials in a smart manner. It's available in black, navy, chocolate, a light mint green, and—if you want a little pop of fun for your BFF—this bright violet. This shade will make it much easier to spot in their bag, too.


Available online.

Leather Bottle Holder (P1,689) from Maria MNL

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PHOTO BY Website/The Common Room

Support your best friend's goal of drinking more water come 2023 by gifting her a leather bottle holder from Maria MNL. This handcrafted present can fit a medium-sized tumbler while also giving a muted edge to their outfit, so here's hoping they'll finally up their water intake. You never know, your present might be the push she thought she never needed.


Available online.

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