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Girlfriends Gift Exchange Ideas

Coming in hot with a new gift guide — Girlfriends Gift Exchange Ideas! This gift guide has actually been one of my favorites to create because all of these items have either been gifted at my Favorite Things parties or are on my Christmas wish list! I’ve included gifts at a variety of price points too.

And if you’re thinking about hosting a Christmas gift exchange this year, I am here to tell you that you should definitely DO IT! These are some of my favorite holiday parties every year. I love hosting them and I love participating in them!

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Alright, let’s get down to the goodies! Also, if you’ve gifted or received a great item from a party, please share in the comments!

Girlfriends Gift Exchange Ideas

1. Gold Rim Cocktail Glasses

These gorgeous gold-rimmed cocktail glasses are on my Christmas wish list!! These 10-ounce, stemless, hand-blown glasses are perfect for margaritas or martinis or any cocktail really!

I originally fell in love with a similar version at Anthropologie but these are half the price!

Come as a set of 2!

2. Peter Thomas Roth Masking Minis

This gift was a HUGE hit last year at my girls gift exchange party.

This mini kit includes the 5 bestselling masks, including the cult-favorite Blue Marine Algae Intense Hydrating Mask, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer, 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm, Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask and Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator.

3. Olaplex No.7 Bonding Oil

A highly-concentrated, weightless reparative styling oil with more than 34K reviews. This magic bonding oil dramatically increase shine, softness, and color vibrancy. It also minimizes fly-aways and frizz and provides heat protection of up to 450°.

4. Birdie Safety Alarm

A safety alarm that is perfect for carrying from day to night – parking decks/garages, on public transportation, walking the dog, on trails, across campus, when traveling, etc.

When activated this alarm will sound a loud siren and flash a strobe-light to create a diversion and to help deter an attack.

Available in 5 colors.

5. Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

This was my personal favorite gift from our girls gift exchange last year! I have since repurchased 6 bottles since receiving my first one!

I am obsessed with this superfood. It has a rich, bold flavor, smooth taste, and is packed full of antioxidants that promote your overall health and well-being.

6. Pot Holder

I had a hard time deciding which pot holder to feature because I fell in love with several cute ones (check out this one and this one too)! This is the perfect $15-20 gift. And if you need to add something to it for a higher price point, include a bottle of Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

7. Revision Skincare YouthFull Lip Replenisher

Listed as one of my FAVORITE purchases of 2021, this gloss keeps lips hydrated and soothed using a scientifically advanced formula that targets the visible signs of lip aging and defends against environmental stressors. But my favorite feature is the noticeable plumping effect that lasts for hours!

8. Diva Glamorous Wash

This luxury detergent was a super popular gift at one of my previous gift exchanges. It’s definitely a splurge but totally worth it. A little goes a long way (you only use a cap full in a load) so the bottle lasts a while as it is highly concentrated. I use it on our towels and sheets!

9. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

My go-to gift exchange gift and a product I’ve shared a million times on the blog! This dry shampoo alternative smells amazing and gives the best hair volume and texture!

10. Match Cloche

How stinking cute, right?! My friend Laura gifted these last year and everyone LOVED them.

This elegant, hand-blown glass cloche comes filled with four-inch matches and a strike-on-bottle flint that ensures you always have a light ready. Perfect for your bookshelf, entry table, or bar cart!

11. Dr. Singha’s Therapeutic Mustard Bath Salt

If your girlfriends loves to relax and unwind with a bath, this is the perfect gift! This alkaline bath salt is all-natural and is made with mustard powder and pure essential oils in a base of sodium carbonate. It does make the bath water look like a lemon-lime Gatorade, but the benefits of a mustard bath includes purifying and soothing your entire body, supports blood flow, and assists in the elimination of acid waste & impurities. It also helps ease aches and pains, sore muscles, swollen feet and dry/itchy skin!

12. Aoife Glass Oil Lamp

Crafted of delicate borosilicate glass, this glass oil lamp lends your interior a warm glow and is a beautiful and unique alternative to gifting a candle!

Available in 3 colors.

13. Ona Large Pitcher

This beautiful pitcher instantly became a reader best seller when I shared my White Christmas Margarita reel. And every time I serve wine or a cocktail in this pitcher, I get asked about it. It’s handmade in crystal-clear glass with a thick, cut and polished rim. And it’s an incredible price point for a nice gift.

14. Clear Stadium Purse

A beautiful clear stadium-approved bag, perfect for sporting events and concerts.

15. Agate Coaster

Modern and elegant, this gorgeous agate coaster is a fun addition for the home. Mix and match for a colorful pop on a coffee table, bedside table, or bar cart. This would also be the perfect gift to pair with a bottle of wine.

Available in 6 colors.

16. Shower Steamers

Give the gift of a luxury shower experience with these steamer cubes that work like bath bombs to disperse feel-good aromas as you cleanse.

Made with essential oils, choose from calming Lavender and Chamomile, bright Orange Blossom, and fresh Eucalyptus Mint.

Simply place a cube on your shower floor in the corner, so it doesn’t slide down the drain, and it will dissolve and work its mood-lifting magic.

17. Dish Towel Trio

A beautiful addition to any kitchen, these dish towels feature a gradient grid motif and fluffy, fringed edges. Comes as a set of 3 towels.

For a Favorite Things Party, I’d recommend purchasing a few sets and separating them into individual gifts and pair with…you guessed it…the Kosterina Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a Pot Holder!

18. Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray Anti-Frizz Treatment

One of my favorite gifts I received at a gift exchange and have since purchased many more times! This stuff is seriously AMAZING.

This moisture-repellant, anti-humidity spray covers each hair strand with an invisible waterproofing cloak to combat frizzy hair. And I really love how it doesn’t weigh down my hair at all which is important since I don’t wash my hair every day. Oh and it lasts for days — even if you shampoo your hair!

You can find it in full size or mini size bottle (depending on the gift limit).

Also available on Amazon.

19. Brown Sugar Bath & Shower Gel

An invigorating shower gel with nourishing shea butter and vitamins C and E to gently cleanse the skin. The perfect gift for the friend who wouldn’t splurge on this for herself!

This foaming shower gel is enriched with citrus fruit extracts, nourishing shea butter and vitamins C and E to gently cleanse and revitalize your skin. It features the scent of lemons laced with caramel.

20. Rose Petal-Soft Lip Cream Deep Hydration Balm

A deeply hydrating rose lip balm that conditions and relieves dry lips for a smooth, petal-soft pout.

The silky balm contains nourishing rose flower oil, which delivers 24 hours of deep hydration. It also improves skin’s texture.

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Tuesday 8th of November 2022

This has so many immediate "add to cart" items. I'm pairing the face mask kit and the shower steamers for a few of my girlfriends!


Tuesday 8th of November 2022

You inspired me to host a Favorite Things gift swap with friends last year, and now I'm making it an annual tradition! So fun!!

xoxo A