Gifts for friends can be hard at the worst at times, but these days everyone seems to have it all, so what do you get the person who has everything?
If you have a best friend that deserves the perfect gift or you’ve been roped into a group kris kindle, we have the perfect selection of gifts to fit any type of personality.
Take some inspiration from our gift guide or take ideas directly from, either way you’ll have a great gift to give your BFF!
1. Real Techniques
Makeup brushes for the makeup lover is always a good idea. One can never have too many brushes, and Real Techniques brush sets are the absolute perfect gift to give.
We adore Real Techniques; their brushes are such good quality and they’re so affordable.
We would recommend this set for €49, as it has a little bit of everything.
2. Inglot Makeup Lesson
Inglot Cosmetics beauty stands are notorious for their lessons, and they are very good at it.
They can cater to your every need and they have so many locations, so you don’t have to worry about travelling too far.
Buy a makeup lesson here for a friend for just €30.
3. Jo Malone Set
This gorgeous English Pear & Freesia set from Jo Malone is an airport exclusive at The Loop in Dublin Airport.
The set is priced at €131, and includes English Pear & Freesia Cologne 100ml, English Pear & Freesia Body & Hand Lotion 100ml, and English Pear & Freesia Body & Hand Wash 100ml.
To help consumers get the most out of the festive season, The Loop offers an alternative, hassle-free Christmas shopping experience, with a range of travel exclusives on offer, at least 15% off beauty and its popular Shop & Collect and Click & Collect services.
The Loop’s Click and Collect service allows you to browse and purchase up to 12 hours in advance of your flight via www.theloop.ie. Your purchases can then be picked up on departure or when you arrive back to the airport.
4. Beauty Bay Gift Voucher
If you are unsure of what type of makeup products to get your BFF, why not get them a gift voucher that they can use from the comfort of their own bed?
BeautyBay.com is an online beauty retailer which stocks everything from Anastasia Beverly Hills to Jeffery Star Cosmetics.
You can buy a gift card here and it is guaranteed not to disappoint.
5. Dr. Levy Switzerland Delight Gift Set
Skincare is so important in a beauty regime and these days people neglect it all too often.
This gift set from the amazing Dr. Levy is the best gift to give for someone who needs a boost in their skincare routine.
You can buy it here from SkinShop.ie for just €370.
6. Fujifilm Instax Camera
Fujifilm Instax cameras are brilliant as they take your gorgeous photo and ‘instantly’ give you the physical copy.
You can fill your home with memories of you and your friends; it really is the perfect gift.
Buy it for €94 from Fujifilm worldwide.
7. A Ring Light
For the selfie-loving friend, a ring light is exactly what they need.
Ring lights are the key to a perfect selfie; Instagram Queens like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner swear by the bright lights for their Instagrams.
They are really hard to get in Ireland though, so we recommend Amazon if you’re looking for them – this one isn’t too pricey and can be shipped to Ireland!
8. Cocoa Brown Advent Calendar
For the fake tan lover, Cocoa Brown’s 12 Days of Tan Advent Calendar is the perfect gift, and with 12 full sized products – you really can’t go wrong.
There is an extremely limited amount of these calendars left though, so make sure to grab them when you see them!
You can buy the calendar from Boots for €69.95.
9. Airbnb Experience – Cooking Wild
Airbnb is probably the best route to take when looking for places to stay while on holiday, but it also offers a wide range of experiences to buy.
If your friend has an interest in cooking, Airbnb’s ‘Cooking Wild’ Experience will be perfect.
They will get an entire gourmet cooking lesson outdoors for just €44 per person.
10. Airbnb Experience – Ceramics Workshop
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If your BFF is more artistically inclined, why not organise a ceramics workshop for them?
They will spend a few hours totally submerged in creating a masterpiece, which is therapeutic and fun at the same time.
It’s a bit pricey at €90 per person, but if your budget will allow it, it definitely is a great present and something different.
11. Benefit Cosmetics Gift Set
To accompany the perfect brush set, delve into the world of Benefit cosmetics.
Their product packaging is so cute and the actual products are renowned for their high quality and consistency.
This gift set is perfect and it’s just €39. An added bonus is that you can buy both Benefit and Real Techniques products from Boots, so it’s only one stop!
12. Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer
With today’s technology, anything is possible. We have all used those Dyson hand-dryers in the bathroom that have literally changed our lives, but most of us probably haven’t used a Dyson Hairdryer.
The Dyson Supersonic hairdryer measures the air temperature 20 times a second and then regulates the heat to avoid breakage and keep your hair as shiny as possible. It produces 41 litres of air a second, which is just insane. This, in turn, drys your hair much quicker than a normal hairdryer, and it’s super light weight so your arms won’t get tired while styling.
You can purchase it here for €399.99 which is a little steep, but for a lifetime of luscious hair it’s definitely worth it for your BFF.
13. The Paddy Box
It’s always a sad time when a friend emigrates, but it’s even worse when they can’t get home for Christmas.
The Paddy Box have come up with the sweetest concept of a care package stocked full to the brim with typical Irish goodies that any ex-pat would long for.
This gift is perfect for anyone living away from Ireland that is feeling a bit homesick and could use some badly needed Tayto. Choose between three different boxes, priced between €50 and €60 – your friend will be thanking you for years.
14. Links of London
For a really special gift, why not give some jewellery? Links of London have a stunning range that is delicate and gorgeous – there is a piece to suit everyone.
We adore this dream catcher bracelet with the rose gold embellishment, it is available in silver, but we like being a bit extra.
You can purchase it here for €110 or in store if you want a proper look at this stunning piece of jewellery.
15. Wine Explorers Club
If your friend is a wine connoisseur, this monthly wine subscription is the perfect gift.
Each month a selection of wines are delivered to their door, along with a note explaining the flavours, tones and food pairings.
You can choose the length of time they’re to receive the deliveries so you won’t be signing them up for a lifetime.
Purchase a subscription here from €69 a month.
16. Drop Chef
For the person who is hopeless at cooking and who’s main food group is pasta, this subscription-style meal service is just what they need.
Drop Chef delivers measured ingredients and step-by-step instructions so it’s impossible for them to mess up their dinner.
January is always a tight month in terms of money, so having their food sorted for two weeks would be an absolute dream. Buy a two weeks subscription here for €95.40.
17. Mermaid Blanket
Allow your friend to protect themselves from the cold with a stylish mermaid blanket. These blankets are all the rage on Instagram and we can see why – they are way too cute!
Not only will this blanket keep you warm, but there is no chance of your feet getting forgotten about as they are nicely curled up in the tail fin.
We found a gorgeous selection of these blankets on Etsy Ireland; you can buy one here for €43 and help out a small business.
18. Pippa Collection 12 Month Planner
Having a solid planner that you can write in so much more chic and handy than a calendar in your phone.
Studies show that if you write something out, you are more likely to remember it than just reading it off. They will have no excuse when they say they ‘forgot’ about your lunch!
The newly launched planners from Pippa O’Connor’s ‘Pippa Collection’ are stunnning and very thick – so there’s so much room for your hectic lifestyle.
We love the ‘Get It Done’ planner. You can buy it here for €45.
19. Thomas Sabo Friendship Bracelet
Give a throwback gift with an adult twist with a Thomas Sabo charm bracelet.
You can buy the basic bracelet and a charm or two to start the gift off.
As a bonus, you can buy them charms forever more so all of your future gifts are sorted! Buy the collection here from €34.
20. Amazon Kindle
For the book lover in your life, a Kindle or eReader is very necessary.
It is ideal for someone who doesn’t like carrying around lots of stuff but reads all the time or would like to read more often.
Buy a Kindle from Currys PC Word fro just €79 here, while it’s on sale!