25 Great Girlfriend Gifts under $25 | Birthday Gifts, Christmas Gifts, Hanukkah Presents

25 Great Girlfriend Gifts under $25 | Birthday Gifts, Christmas Gifts, Hanukkah Presents

25 Girlfriend Gifts under $25, gifts for womenMake your Girlfriends feel as special as their friendship is to you with these 25 Holiday Girlfriend Gifts under $25!

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The holidays are the perfect time to show your girlfriends how much their friendship means to you. So, we’ve got 25+ girlfriend gift ideas for Christmas gifts, Hanukkah presents, Birthday gifts or a surprising way of saying ‘thanks for being my friend’ – all gifts under $25. Show your BFF how much special she is to you with a special gift!

  • MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS – A year of reminders of your friendship and your thoughtfulness. Give her the gift of something she loves like a magazine about her favorite
    hobby or passion – like Women’s Day for just some helpful info and inspiration ($5/year!), Women’s Health because you want her to be healthy and around in your life for a long time ($16), First for Women with 17 issues of helpful tips and coupons ($20), or something for a favorite hobby of hers – Beadwork magazine for your jewelry loving friends, Sew Beautiful for the seamstress sister ($24.99!), Women’s Running for those fitness friends ($20), and, for your gourmet girlfriends and foodie friends –  Cooking Light ($18), Everyday with Rachael Ray ($15) and Food Network Magazine ($18). (And, more than $25 but my FAVORITE craft magazine – Crafts Magazine from England – $75/year but worth it!) More Magazine Subscriptions.
  • StarbucksCOFFEE TALK – I love the conversations I have with a girlfriend over a cup of coffee (or glass of wine). Even though my girlfriend Deana and I live in different cities, we’ve been known to make a coffee talk date and go to our favorite STARBUCKS, then call each other over our lives over our favorite caffeinated or decaf beverage. Give her a gift certificate for Starbucks and a promise to share it with her in person or over the phone. Just do it – spend time together! Starbucks Card, the perfect way to treat a friend or treat yourself. Or check out this Coffee Treats Gift Basket with Too Good Gourmet Cinnamon Cookies, Almond Biscotti, premium Coffee, Butter Toffee Popcorn, decadent Chocolate Truffles and fine Ghirardelli chocolates.
  • FLOWERS – Something about a surprise gift of flowers can brighten any day. LOVE these by 1-800-Flowers called ‘Cupcake in Bloom‘ ($24.99). Perfect for a long distance friend whose day you just want to brighten, to a birthday surprise, to a happy way to say ‘I’m thinking of you!’ More flowers under $25.
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Christmas Gift Suggestions: Thoughtful, Personal Girlfriend Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift Suggestions: Thoughtful, Personal Girlfriend Gift Ideas

Christmas Gift SuggestionsChristmas Gift Suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a FRIEND, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
— Oren Arnold

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s the season of showing the people we love, how much we actually do!

Our friends and family make our days and lives. And, thankfully, the holidays give us the reminder to stop and show and share our appreciation for the blessing of their friendship and love.

Inspired by the above quote, we have some ideas for gift ideas for our greatest supporters … things you can’t find in a store, or exchange for another size … gifts that are unique to you and her, and your unique, beautiful friendship!

To BUSY WOMEN, Give the gift of TIME – We’re a gender who take on too much. We rarely say ‘No.’ We are caregivers to our family and friends (and coworkers, neighbors, etc. etc.). Bottom line: we’re BUSY. For girlfriends with too much on their ‘To Do’ list and too little free time, give the gift of time. Run errands for her. (or just go along with her while she does her errands, you’ll both have more fun!) Give a thoughtful, personal gift certificates – like to plant her garden for her, cook for her next dinner party, airport transport for her upcoming travels, or anything that you can do to help her de-stress by taking something off her list.

To FRIENDS WHO ARE STRUGGLING, Give them UNDERSTANDING and SUPPORT – We all have years where we’re the one struggling with sadness over a lost friend, relationship or job. On the years where we’re not the ones struggling, let’s pay special attention to the friends around us who are. The girlfriends who’s relationships have ended, parents have passed, children are distant – they need us. And we need them. Be the friend who listens, who invites them over for a special meal, who lets them talk or cry when they need to. (A few resources: Helping a Girlfriend in a Difficult Situation, Who not to include in your Holidays, and Struggles that make you stronger.)

To a FRIEND with whom we’ve had a DISAGREEMENT, give the gift of FORGIVENESS – Remember girlfriends, life is too short. WAY too short. Wrap up the issues of the past and give the gift of forgiveness. Resolve a fight. Say you’re sorry. Look forward to the New Year and re-newed friendships!

To FRIENDS WHO MEAN MORE TO US THAN THEY KNOW –  Unfortunately, we all get busy, we sometimes don’t express our appreciation and love the way that we should. The holidays are a wonderful time of the year that free us up to be more expressive to friends who make such a difference in our lives.  A great idea to tell and show our friends how we consider their friendship a blessing … There is a great video that we shared on our Friday Favorite Videos about writing a letter to someone who really made a difference in our life. Then, they ‘made’ the writer call the person they wrote about and read it aloud to them. It was a beautiful experiment – try it!

We have the opportunity, almost the obligation, to be the kind of friend we’d love to have. Show your friends how much you love them this holiday. It’s the gift you’ll never regret, they’ll cherish and your friendship will continue to grow. Happy Holidays Girlfriends!

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Top 100 Chick Flicks – by Girlfriendology Girlfriends!

Top 100 Chick Flicks – by Girlfriendology Girlfriends!

Top 100 chick flicksWant to know the best Chick Flicks? Ask your Girlfriends!

Most of us women LOVE Chick Flicks.

We love to watch them, have them on in the background when we’re cleaning the house or fixing meals. We love to give and receive them as DVDs. We just LOVE a good romantic comedy, light and silly. We might happen to love an actress (Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Diane Lane, for example) or actor (lots of Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Keanu Reeves fans!) that influences our theater preferences.

As much as we love chick flicks, we love to share them with our girlfriends like this list of the top 100 chick flicks that you, our Girlfriendology girlfriends (THANKS!), recommend:

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5 Ways to Make Your Friends Feel Special – Be a Better Friend

5 Ways to Make Your Friends Feel Special – Be a Better Friend

Do you have a friend who always makes you feel special?

5 Ways to Make Your Friends Feel Special, be a better friend“I don’t make you feel special. I remind you that you are special.” David F Sims

Meet my friend Terri. She is one of the most thoughtful, caring girlfriends that I know. Her birthday gifts for me are always my favorite because she knows what I like and makes an effort in finding the perfect gift for me. She invites us over for dinner and creates a wonderful meal yet makes it very relaxed so we have time to talk and catch up. (Like a fabulous meal we shared last night.) Terri makes me feel like my friendship is special to her – and, as her girlfriend, that’s a wonderful feeling.

What’s funny is that I know that Terri
makes all her friends feel special
. She goes the extra mile in her thoughtfulness for all her friends – and we’re all honored to be her friend! She inspires me! (And inspired me to write this blog post on how to make your BFF feel special.)

Going the extra mile for our girlfriends is a wonderful way of building into our friendships and being a better friend. So, let’s explore a few ways to be like Terri and be the kind of friend we’d love to have. Let’s highlight 5 ways to make your girlfriends feel as special as their friendship is to you:

  • 1. Pay Attention – Notice what our friends like/don’t like, their personal style, what things they don’t have or need, their favorite things (like favorite singer/actor, store, designer or colors). Note little hints your friend may drop or items she is drawn to when you shop together. Pay attention to what makes her happy. Then use these clues as a guide for selecting girlfriend gifts or planning time together. For example, My friend Cath only wears gold jewelry. So, I make sure to never give her silver bracelets of earrings. Terri often gives me birthday gifts from my favorite gift shop – which connects me with where I used to live (and I love that). Pay attention to little details.
  • 2. Make time for Her – Often with our friends, we’d really rather have memories of times together than having more ‘stuff.’ Spending time together says that we value our friendship enough to shared our most limited resource – the hours in our day. Clear your schedule and focus just on spending time together. Ignore your cell phone. Don’t call into work. Just spend time together – and time enough to get past all the conversations catching up on life and getting to those discussions where we share what’s really going on in our lives and our hopes and dreams. Make memories together – whether it’s going on a girlfriend getaway, a spa day together or just a lazy day sitting on her deck sharing a bottle of wine and talking.
  • 3. Surprise Her – We love surprises – good surprises! Send a hand-written card with a heartfelt message. Give her a gift for no reason – other than you appreciate her and her friendship. Leave a flower bouquet outside her door or at her office. Get a babysitter for her and plan a dinner or adventure together. Leave nice notes on or in her desk or kitchen/bathroom cabinets. Round up your mutual friends for a surprise dinner together. My friend Jill arrived at her girlfriend’s house to find signs (made by her friend’s kids) saying: “Happy Jill-Day!” They made her favorite food, gave her little gifts and made it all about Jill and it wasn’t her birthday. Just a surprise celebration of their friendship. What a great surprise and great girlfriends!5 ways to make your friends feel special, friendship advice
  • 4. Anticipate Her Needs – Is your BFF running her first marathon? Well, that’s a great time to give her a running-themed gift – like a basket of socks, water bottle and running clothes. Is she getting married, having a baby or getting a new job? What girlfriend gifts might make those life transitions easier? Or, what can you do to help her prepare for those changes in her life? If she’s going on vacation, surprise her with some great in-flight/beach reading books/magazine. Does she need some pampering? Plan a spa day or send a long-distance girlfriend some bubble bath and girlie girl gifts. Think about things that she might not buy or do for herself but that would make her feel special – that’s the goal!
  • 5. Allow Her to be Herself – So often we’re busy taking care of others and being who people need us to be. Accept that she may not share your passion for ping-pong or your hobby of knitting – but you can still spend time together and share other interests. Listen, even if it isn’t something you’re super interested in – often we just need to talk with our true, trusted friends and have them listen to us. If your sense of style is radically different, accept that. Don’t give her gifts that you would love, if you know they are things that she wouldn’t want or wear. Accept your differences and acknowledge that you may see things differently and just focus on how special her friendship is to you.
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Do you have a friend who always makes you feel special?

How does she do that?

How do you make your friends feel special?

What girlfriend gifts have you selected just for your BFF?

How can we be a better friend to our girlfriends?

And, THANKS TERRI for being such a thoughtful, inspiring girlfriend! You ARE SPECIAL. And, You make me want to be a better friend! (-:

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Girlfriend Gifts – Fun, Friend-Inspired Holiday Gifts

Girlfriend Gifts – Fun, Friend-Inspired Holiday Gifts

Girlfriend Christmas gift ideas Love actually holiday movieEvery gift from a friend happiness quoteEvery gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.” Richard Bach

The hectic holidays are coming and we’re excited to start shopping for girlfriend gifts! So, to get us started, we’re wishing for a holiday filled with happiness and spent among friends and family we love! Here’s our favorite fun, friend-inspired Christmas and Holiday Girlfriend Gifts:

Love Actually – or other heart-warming movie – We love how all the circles of friends discover the important things during this wonderful holiday movie. What’s your favorite holiday movie? It’s a Wonderful Life? Elf? The Holiday? Share with a girlfriend and start a new tradition of watching it together every year!Girlfriend gift Austrian Crystal necklace

Special Jewelry Gift – Whether it’s a piece from this year’s Fall Fashion Jewelry Trends, or something uniquely her style, she’ll wear your gift and think of you all year round. Here’s one of our favorite jewelry gifts for girlfriends: Austrian Crystal Necklace – makes a statement with this beautiful Swarovski teardrop ocean blue stone (& only $16.99!)

Girlfriend Shoes – Sure! You can give shoes! Who wouldn’t want a pair or two or THREE?! Find out her size and look for something perfect for her life style and fashion sense. Like these Sketchers are great for us work-from-home, love-our-yoga-pants women.Sketchers shoes girlfriend gifts

 Girlfriend Gifts with special message – Sometimes a gift communicates a really clear, fun message … like these mugs, t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc. with the girlfriend phrase: ‘Stand by Your Man, but Sit with Your Girlfriends!’

Girlfriend Sweaters – I love wearing sweaters in the winter – and the ones I’ve received from a girlfriend keep me especially warm! This two-tone cashmere sweater would make a beautiful holiday gift for a beautiful friend!Cashmere sweater girlfriend gift, holiday gift, Christmas gift, gifts for women

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Fall Gifts for Girlfriends – Birthday, Sad Day, Special Day, Just Because Day

Fall Gifts for Girlfriends – Birthday, Sad Day, Special Day, Just Because Day

girlfriend,giftsThe greatest gift in life is to be remembered.
Ken Venturi

Do you remember your girlfriends’ birthdays? Make them feel as special as their friendship is to you? Do you make an effort to cheer up their sad days? Are you the kind of friend you’d like to have?

It’s a new season and we’ve got lots of reasons to show your friends how much they mean to you with thoughtful girlfriend gifts. So, here’s our 7 Fall Gifts for Girlfriends!

1. Fall Girlfriend Wrap / Scarf: I LOVE Fall and getting to accessorize with my favorite fall scarves! So will she with this beautiful, warm and soft Autumn Tartan Scarf Shawl!

2. Fall Harvest Candles: Want her to think of you when she walks into a room? We girls love our Fall Candles and she’ll love these Old Factory Candles with Pumpkin Spice, Cranberry, Autumn Leaves candles. (You totally know which girlfriend would LOVE this girlfriend gift, don’t you?!)

3. Love this Flattering Fall Cardigan: This Sofra Open-Front Soft Draped Long Sleeve Cardigan Sweater is the perfect flattering and casual throw for cool Fall nights! I love the look and feel of this – and it’s only $12?!?! Okay – one for her and one for you! (Comes in this beautiful Fall orange – see below – as well as black and taupe.)

4. Autumn InSPAration Gift Basket: Inspire your BFF this Fall with luxurious scented bath products, wonderful spa gifts, and indulgent gourmet chocolates!  This InSPArational gift includes: Bath Fizzers, Bath Sponge, Godiva Solid Dark Chocolate Bar, English Toffee Caramels, Vanilla Cream Caramel Hand and Body Lotion, Bamboo Bath Strap and Hardwood Pedicure Groomer.

5. Fall Coffee Lovers Assortment – Love having a cup of coffee with her – or wish you could? Send her this 20 Cup FALL FLAVORS Coffee GIFT BOX Sampler – then set a coffee date even if she is far away!

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6. Next to a BFF, the perfect Fall Accessory – Yes. Having a girlfriend with you is the best accessory. This autumn-inspired Iridescent Copper Plated Real Sugar Maple Leaf pendant necklace and chain will remind her of you every time she wears it.

7. Pumpkin Souffle Body Cream: Hate to even mention it, but Winter is coming and that’s dry weather season. Be there to keep her scented and soft with this nourishing body cream. Made with shea, coconut, and chamomille, it gets its fall festive scent with pumpkin and pumpkin butter. She’ll love to lather on this whipped pumpkin body cream!

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We totally confirm – the best gift is being remembered on her birthday, special day, sad day, or just because day, by her amazing friend! Give her the gift of your thoughtfulness.

Happy Fall Girlfriend! Be the friend you’d love to have!

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