By: Daniela DiStefano
Looking for a few great gift ideas?
For the friend who’s always entertaining: Every weekend she’s calling you over to her condo for a themed cocktail party, pre-drink or girls’ night in. This party kit has everything she needs to plan another savvy soiree like décor, champagne coupes, serving tray and cocktail shaker. No doubt you’ll be permanently on the VIP invite list with this one. Party in a Box $166 at west elm
For the girl who loves her monthly glossies: An unlimited digital subscription to her favourite magazines means she’ll never run out of celebrity gossip and fashion news to read on her tablet when she’s on the subway. Next Issue has over 100 U.S. and Canadian publications to choose from like Entertainment Weekly, FLARE, Allure and Vanity Fair. From $9.99/month at Nextissue.ca
For the friend who always does your makeup: You don’t know how to do a smokey eye, but thankfully she’ll do it for you when you have a big date. Your beauty-loving girlfriend probably has a number of these Benefit faves in her hefty makeup stash, and these minis will be perfect for her to bring along for a mid-day office perk. Benefit Cosmetics Little Love Potions $43 at Sephora
For the social networker: Tweets, Instagrams, Emails and Vines. If her iPhone battery can hardly keep up with her daily activity a handy portable charger will be a lifesaver. She’ll thank you when she’s tweeting away at the company holiday party. Powerdisc Charger $58 at Kate Spade
For the one you Facetime for outfit approval: The trendsetter of your circle has probably been eyeing the eclectic style of fashion darling Alexa Chung for years, and gifting her with Chung’s new book will be the ultimate validation. She might even let you borrow her new Mulberry bag. It by Alexa Chung $20 at Amazon
— Daniela DiStefano
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