The best gifts to buy for your ride or die
All the best bits to buy your bestie this Christmas
image Toy Story / Pixar
words Sophie Lou Wilson
We know it feels like only yesterday that we were ringing in the new year, but the fact of the matter is that Christmas season is almost upon us. Time flies when you’re having fun etc. If you don’t want to spend Christmas Eve trudging up and down the high street amid a throng of stressed out dads and screaming children, we recommend starting your Christmas shopping as soon as possible.
And who better to start with than your ride or die? They’re your day-one best mate, the person you go to for all your laughs, a lot of your hangtime and some of your problems. So, what do you get for your bestie this holiday season to show you a) care b) don’t want to get them the same old thing everyone else has and c) want them to feel really good about themselves, because that’s what friends deserve! Look no further as we’ve got the Best Friend edit for you.
We know that all best buds are amazing in their own way, so there’s something for everyone, from your arty mates to to the gym bros, the fashion fans to the wellness pros. Here’s what you can buy to show your ride or die some love this festive season.
MAKES PERFECT SCENTS
Duo Gift Set - Jardin De La Lune
Ok, we know that some might think that giving a candle as a present is basic, but this Earl of East set is anything but. Combining notes of tuberose, blackberry leaf and bergamot, this candle and home mist duo is the height of scented luxury.
BREATHE IN, BREATHE OUT
One-To-One Breathwork Session
With all the overconsumption of Christmas, sometimes what we want the most isn’t a physical gift, but an experience. This breathwork session might be just what your bestie needs to kickstart 2023 in the most mindful way possible.
NO FUCKS GIVEN
TERRAZZO "FUCK FACE" CANDLE - WAVEY CASA X SALT STUDIO
A candle with personality. Wavey Casa’s trippy, irreverent piece is perfect for your friend with a cheeky sense of humour. It’s handmade from eco soy wax and can be used as a decorative piece or functional candle with a burn time of 3 hours.
PROTECTION RITUAL SET
If you have a mate who loves talking about manifestation/crystals/star signs, then this one’s for them. Psychic Sisters’ protective ritual set contains sage and sandalwood aromatherapy products along with Reiki-energised crystals to cleanse your personal space. It comes with a handy instruction card for making the most out of each ritual.
IT’S IN THE BAG
Lily Blue + White Market Bag
It’s a versatile bag for every occasion. Lalo’s bags are fun, sustainable and durable, making them the perfect gift no matter your ride or die’s style. They’re handmade from recycled plastic so you get eco points as well as good friend points.
TELL THE FUTURE
one-to-one Reading with the Psychic Sisters
Is your best mate at an important turning point in their life? Do they have to make a big decision in the near future? Show your support by gifting them a one-to-one reading with Psychic Sisters. The session can provide a tarot reading, clairvoyant, palm reading, intuitive counselling, crystals or psychometry.
TIME TO RELAX
Happiness Boost Pulse Point Roller Collection
Give the gift of relaxation this Christmas. Clarity Blend’s pulse point rollers boost wellness and mood. The set comes with three unique scents to target different areas of tension. The Heart Chakra roll on blends cedarwood, frankincense and juniper to elevate creativity. The Sunset Bliss roll on blends botanicals for comfort and joy and the Summer Meadow roll on combines lemongrass, peppermint and grapefruit to evoke tranquility.
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