Win Best-Pal Points With These 15 Irresistible Gift Ideas

Updated 11/21/18

Buying Christmas gifts for friends? If you still partake in annual present-swapping with your mates, we've got you covered. It can be tricky to think of what to buy your pals this time of year when you're also having to shop for parents, partners, various colleagues, neighbours and extended family. Thankfully, below, you'll find 15 gift ideas that'll ensure you get it right. From the suits-all makeup palette and a sleep kit to the cult cleansing kit and mask library (yep, such a thing exists), these gift ideas also won't break the bank.

Told you we've got your gifting back. Keep scrolling for our roundup of the best Christmas gifts for friends. (PS, shopping for boy mates? Check out our edit of the best gifts for men; otherwise you're in the right place.)

christmas gifts for friends: Leopard Frost Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Beauty Leopard Frost Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette $39

This limited-edition eye shadow palette features creamy mattes for every day and new frost finishes for nights out. Housed in a gorgeous leopard-print compact, this one's just what we expect from Marc Jacobs.

Caudalie French Beauty Secrets Set $22

Give the gift of great skin with this hero set from Caudalie. The all-encompassing edit features everything you'll need to get that French-girl glow.

christmas gifts for friends: L'Occitane Irresistible Almond Collection
L'Occitane Irresistible Almond Collection $49

A gift of indulgence, the Delicious Almond gift set includes everything from L'Occitane's best-selling Almond range, including shower oil, soap, milk concentrate and hand cream. Essentially it's everything you need for the perfect Sunday evening relaxation session. 

christmas gifts for friends: Drunk Elephant Rescue Party Kit
Drunk Elephant Rescue Party Kit $63

You can't go wrong with Drunk Elephant. This collection includes pint-size hydrating products that will suit any skin type.

christmas gifts for friends
Aromatherapy Associates Pearl of Wisdom Bauble $12

Give the gift of a stressless 2019 with Aromatherapy Associates' bath and shower oil bauble designed to peel away anxieties and reinvigorate the mind. Dreamy.

christmas gifts for friends: Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle
Space NK Shimmering Spice Candle $16

Everyone loves a candle, and this cinnamon, cedar and spice scent is the perfect festive fragrance.

christmas gifts for friends: Liberty London Trio Set of Bergamot, Lemon and Fig Soap
Liberty London Trio Set of Bergamot, Lemon and Fig Soap $20

These gorgeous, individually wrapped soaps make a great gift for the friend who has everything.

christmas gifts for friends: Pixi Best of Rose Set
Pixi Best of Rose Set $20

Cult skincare sets are always a winning gift. This one contains three of Pixi's most loved skincare picks housed in a cute botanical box. Love! 

christmas gifts for friends: Jin Soon Nail Polish in Bijou
Jin Soon Nail Polish in Bijou $15

What's Christmas without a bit of sparkle? For your friend obsessed with manicures, this is the one.

christmas gifts for friends
Ouai Three Ouai Kit $25

This trio of Ouai's best-selling products is perfect for adding volume and texture to any hair type. There's even Ouai wave clips to fake kinks in all the right places. Genius.

christmas gifts for friends: This Works Dream Team
This Works Dream Team $10

For the stressed-out friend, this contains the cult This Works Pillow Spray and Stress Check Breathe In, a pulse-point roller ball for when you need a moment of calm in a busy day.

christmas gifts for friends
Benefit Snow Doll Set $29

This cute kit contains everything you need for a soft, luminous look. You'll get mini sizes of BADgal Bang! Mascara for volumised lashes, Goof Proof Brow Pencil for natural-looking brows, a Benetint for rose-tinted lips and cheeks, plus a Dandelion Twinkle Powder.

christmas gifts for friends: Too Faced Better Than Sex Deluxe Ornament
Too Faced Better Than Sex Deluxe Ornament $10

For the friend who never goes anywhere without massive lashes, this Too Faced tree ornament is the perfect gift.

Isle of Paradise The Dark Glow Collection
Isle of Paradise The Dark Glow Collection $29

Everyone's got a friend who's completely tan obsessed. Give them the gift of glorious sunkissed skin with this Isle of Paradise gift set. Inside they'll get everything they need to prep, tan and remove their glow in one. 

christmas gifts for friends
Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask $21

Face masks are a great at-home skin treat, and this pack contains six (yes, six), to choose from. Obsessed.

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