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A Very Bestie Christmas

We're all still recovering from how quickly 2016 has flown by, but it's not over yet! The holidays are upon us and spending time with the ones we love is the reason for the season. With all of the craziness 2016 has dished out, we might not have survived without that good group chat, face time, or brunch date with non-other than - our BESTIES. What better way to show your BFF how much you appreciate her than with the perfect thoughtful gift? Here are a few gift ideas that your BFF will love that wont break the bank, and that are all available online. Melanin Monroe tank for your bestie who loves to make a  cultural statement.

2017 Desktop Planner because in 2017 Donald Trump is President, and let's face it - we all need a plan.

Oversized Beanie for your cozy friend who likes to stay trendy, but warm!

Blinged-out Rhinestone Headphones for your music lover friend who's not afraid to shine

Customizable "Black Girl Magic" Mug for her white co-worker who need a reminder that she's magic firs thing in the morning

French Coffee Press You don't have to be a gourmet barista to enjoy fancy coffee. Also: for her new mug ;)

Too Faced Peanut Butter Jelly eyeshadow palette These pigments really pop and are perfect for the holidays.  As an added bonus, they smell yummy!

I'm Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi Finally to round out 2016, this New York Times bestseller brings the ways of the world into a much needed perspective. Luvvie is hilarity meets genius, and this book is perfect for your bestie bookclub. Oh, you don't have a bestie bookclub? You do now!

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