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 cheapest diazepam 10mg buy 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, buy levitra professional 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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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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Bipartisan, Calming Girlfriend Gifts

Bipartisan, Calming Girlfriend Gifts

Bipartisan Girlfriend GiftsWow. The election has carried over to Girlfriendology. Especially with Facebook and everyone taking sides, we need to get back to what will matter no matter who wins the election – our GIRLFRIENDS! And what better way to say “I love you no matter who is running for what!” than a thoughtful girlfriend gift that, like female friendship, reduces stress! Here are our favorite girlfriend gifts for calming stress (all bipartisan and perfect for self-gifts as well!).

Zen Garden Bath Ensemble

Zen Garden Bath Ensemble will enchant with its mystical blend of Linden and Mimosa known for their refreshing, revitalizing, and restorative effects. Elegantly wrapped in a bamboo sheath are an envelope of mineral salts, a satin sachet of bath crystals, hand & body lotion, bath & shower gel, and a scented pillar candle. A perfect calming gift for a friend or yourself!

Healing Spa Slippers with Amenities Bag
– Soothing and comfortable, like a conversation with a girlfriend! Silk and chenille velvet slippers with a microwaveable insert provide the user with a much-needed escape. Sore, cold feet are soothed and warmed. Penetrating eucalyptus vapors and muscle-relaxing heat soothe achy muscles and relieve congested sinuses. Place inserts in the microwave or dryer for a moist, aromatic heat that increases circulation. For deep moisturizing, apply lotion to skin before wearing slippers. Verbena Amenities Bag offers lemon-like scent of the verbena – a perfect compliment to the eucalyptus of the slippers. Included are a travel candle, Shea butter soap, moisturizing cream, shower and bath gel and body lotion. This beautiful gift is exquisitely assembled with tulle and a hand-tied satin ribbon. Removable inserts are filled with a combination of flax, eucalyptus, lavender and fiberfill. One size fits most.

Conair Facial SaunaConair Facial Sauna Give your girlfriend her very own sauna! This unit can be used to steam open pores for cleansing skin and to steam open clogged nasal and sinus passages. The versatility comes from two translucent, blue, plastic cones. The large cone is 6-3/4 inches wide and has a flared, open side to accommodate the face, chin, and neck for cleansing. The small cone is 3-1/2 inches wide, so steam is directed into the nose where it can be breathed in during allergy and cold season.

Revlon Paraffin Heating BathRevlon Paraffin Heating Bath – Wouldn’t this be perfect for a girlfriend spa party?! The therapeutic value of applying heated paraffin wax to skin has long been considered valuable in relieving minor cosmetic skin surface problems. It also can relieve arthritis and muscle pains. Moisture Stay Luxury Paraffin Bath has adjustable heat settings, for safe comfortable use. Smoothes skin on hands, elbows and feet, and removes dull, dry surface skin. Also, thermal heat may ease stiff and aching joints. Use on Hands, elbows and feet.

Pretika Spa Massaging Bath PillowPretika Spa Massaging Bath Pillow – Have a friend who relaxes in the bath? Here’s the perfect girlfriend gift for her! This two-speed bath pillow has control settings for a relaxing or penetrating massage, contoured nodules provide comfort and support and a suction cup attachment fastens pillow securely to smooth surfaces. The waterproof design for use above or below water, operates with 2 AA batteries (not included). Lavender Bath BombAdd a Lavender Bath Bomb – and the gift is complete!

Fizzy Baker Cupcake Bath BombsAnd speaking of Bath Bombs, what about this Fizzy Cupcake Trio of Bath Bombs! Isn’t that a fun girlfriend gift?! These adorable Fizzy Baker bath bombs look just like real cupcakes, but are actually calorie-free indulgences for sweet scented soaks. Hand decorated just like the real thing, the frosting, sprinkles and decorations are made of soap, and each 4.75 oz. bath fizzy creation is the same size as a regular cupcake! Each handmade creation has a light sweet scent of fresh-baked cupcakes and just a hint of cherry, raspberry or lemon fragrance.In the tub, each ‘cake’ fizzes and releases skin softening coconut oil and glycerin, while the frosting floats free to use just like soap. Wrapped and ready for giving in a FREE Gift Box, this gift includes one each of a Cherry, Raspberry and Flower style. Use one Fizzy Baker Cupcake per bath. Handmade in the USA.

Perfect Pear Bath and Body Girlfriend GiftPear Orchard Bath and Body Girlfriend Gift Set – It’s pear-omatherapy! Soothing to body and soul and so wonderful to smell! Open the willow gift chest to reveal Pear Orchard Bath Fizzers, Body Lotion, Bubble Bath, Shower Gel, Soap Bar, and Bath Crystals, as well as a Loofah and Sisal Sponge beautifully arranged in a keepsake woven chest perfect for keeping treasures in for years to come. Perfect for birthdays, election stress(!), the holidays, Mother’s Day, get well gifts or anytime you want to give a great and thoughtful gift. Each gift arrangement is hand assembled with attention to every detail, tied with a pretty bow and includes a personalized gift message from you to convey your best wishes.

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