26 Affordable and Fabulous Gifts for Your Stylish BFFs!

Fabulous and Budget-Friendly Gift Ideas for Your Friends Under $40

Best Gifts Under $40 for Your Friends

As someone who considers gift-giving her love language, I absolutely thrive during the holidays. Choosing the perfect gift for someone I care about and wrapping it up with a big bow on top with their name on it makes me truly giddy. From buying extra special gifts for friends to curating little tiny gift bags for coworkers or neighbors just because, gifting with purpose without breaking the bank is something I’m proud to say I have managed to learn after years of ignoring the fact that money doesn’t grow on Christmas trees. A wonderful and thoughtful gift doesn’t have anything to do with the price tag, and there are hundreds of incredible items that are actually affordable.

Here are 26 gifts for your fabulous friends that you can give this holiday season, and rest assured that your end-of-year budget meeting with yourself won’t be a total disaster. Let’s dive in!

1. ImageAmazon Velvet Bow Hair Tie

Nothing says “I’m classy, trendy, and have my life together” quite like a hair bow. We love this easy-to-secure hair tie that can be added to any hair style, no matter your friend’s hair texture. Trust me, it will tie their hairstyle game together!

2. ImageCaitlyn Minimalist Dainty Name Bracelet

Available in sterling silver, gold, and rose gold, this delicate and dainty bracelet makes for the perfect personalized accessory that will be worn for years to come. Your friend will feel like a shining star with their name beautifully adorned on their wrist!

3. ImageRalph Lauren Bear Crew Socks

Ralph Lauren can do no wrong and that became even more abundantly clear when we saw these adorable bear socks paired with our favorite shoes this year. Trust us, you’re going to want to gift these and get a pair for yourself, too. These socks will make your friend’s feet roar with comfort and style!

4. ImageCaitlyn Minimalist Pearl Hoops

Little pearl beads decorate classic hoops to bring these vintage meets contemporary earrings to life. Easy enough for everyday but nice enough to dress up, these will be on constant rotation in anyone’s collection. These earrings will add that touch of elegance and finesse to your friend’s look!

5. ImageQuince Cashmere Twist Headband

Anything that doubles as a cute accessory and keeps us warm in the winter is an automatic win, which is why we adore this Mongolian cashmere twist headband. It will keep your friend’s ears cozy while making a stylish fashion statement!

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6. L.L. Bean Boat Tote 7. [Etsy
This classic tote bag is made from heavyweight canvas and has reinforced handles and double-stitched seams, so you can rest assured that no matter what your friend uses it for, it will stay intact for years to come. Perfect for carrying all their essentials in style! This completely customizable pebbled leather phone case looks way more expensive than it is, making it a great gift for any or all of your friends, no matter the iPhone they are currently sporting. Let your friend’s phone make a chic fashion statement!

8. ImageQuince Silk Pillowcase

Give the gift of healthy hair and skin this year. This 100 percent mulberry silk pillowcase can help skin and hair feel more hydrated, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and minimize dreaded bed head. Your friend will wake up feeling like royalty every morning!

9. ImageAmazon Coffee Mug & Warmer

A desktop companion that we believe every single person who works at a desk needs, this coffee mug and warmer is affordable and adorable. What more could you ask for? This gift will keep your friend’s coffee warm and their heart filled with joy!

10. ImageAnthropologie | Papier Zodiac Journal

For the zodiac-stan in your life, gift them this hardcover journal that is filled with 96 double-sided lined pages so they can reflect on their past, plan their future, and set goals that align with the stars. This journal will be their cosmic companion on their journey!

11. ImageAnthropologie | Capri Blue Volcano Candle

The candle scent that we all know and love is a no-fail gift idea time and time again. Available in multiple sizes, you can gift whichever one fits your gifting budget best. This candle will set the mood and fill your friend’s space with a heavenly aroma!

12. ImageUrban Outfitters Bubble Headband

Bubble headbands became all the rage this year and for a good reason. They make pushing your hair back while you’re getting ready easy, plus they are so cute and fun to wear in any color. Your friend will rock any hairstyle with this trendy accessory!

13. ImageETSY | GRACESLITTLEBOOKCASE White Wildflower Bookmark

Made with real pressed wildflowers, this bookmark is a beautiful addition to any reader’s collection. Let your friend mark their spot with a touch of nature and beauty!

14. ImageMielle Organics Scalp Oil & Hair Masque Duo

Suitable for all hair types, Mielle’s rosemary mint scalp oil and hair masque help to quickly nourish and strengthen hair, smooth split ends, and soothe dry scalps. Your friend will have luscious, healthy locks that turn heads!

15. ImageSimple Modern 40-Ounce Tumbler

Even if your friend already has a Simple Modern tumbler, they can always use another—at least that’s what we tell ourselves every time we buy a new color. Help your friend stay hydrated and stylish on the go with this trendy tumbler!

16. ImageVoiceAngel X DAY DESIGNER 2024 Calendars & Planners

The perfect gift for list-makers and multi-taskers: everyone needs a planner or calendar to keep their life in order. Help your friend stay organized and conquer the year ahead with style!

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17. Target Faux Fur Slippers 18. Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment
Designed with a round closed toe, these scuff slippers are breathable, comfortable, and suitable for indoor and outdoor wear since they feature a sturdy outsole. Your friend’s feet will feel like they’re walking on clouds! The lip treatment we all can’t stop raving about because it makes our lips naturally plump and pillowy-soft will quickly become a favorite of the friends that you’re gifting it to. Their lips will be irresistibly kissable!

19. ImageFable Cosmetic Pouch

A soft quilted bag with a sweet rose print is not a want but a need for any beauty-loving friend you have. We love that it is able to be wiped clean in case makeup ends up on the cotton material. This pouch will keep your friend’s beauty essentials organized and stylish!

20. ImageUrban Outfitters Plaid Scarf

This plaid scarf comes in both bright and neutral colors, so no matter your friend’s style, you can be sure this cozy and warm scarf will be a hit. It will keep them fashionable and snug all winter long!

21. ImageAnthropologie Stargazing Puzzle

For astrology lovers or puzzle fanatics, gift this bright puzzle featuring zodiacs and constellations. It includes a magnetic keepsake box that looks great on a bookshelf or coffee table, too. Your friend will have a stellar time putting the pieces together!

22. ImageAnthropologie Goblet Wine Set

Safe to use both indoors and outdoors due to their acrylic design, these fun glasses are the colorful accent any girls’ night in needs. Toast to friendship and celebrate in style with these vibrant goblets!

23. ImageBan.do Trinket Tray

This colorful and quirky trinket tray is made from porcelain and has a gold rim, making it the perfect addition to any nightstand to hold rings, keys, change, or anything else you might want to keep in a safe place. Let your friend keep their treasures in a stylish and whimsical tray!

24. ImageAnthropologie | Elena Salad Pizza Wine Cookbook

This modern Italian cookbook is packed with 115+ delicious recipes—plus, it includes thoughts on creating a fuller life for yourself and the people around you. Encourage your friend to indulge in culinary adventures and create extraordinary dining experiences!

Don’t let the holiday season stress you out! With these affordable and fabulous gift ideas, you’ll be able to shower your stylish BFFs with love without breaking the bank. Whether it’s a personalized piece of jewelry, cozy accessories, or delightful treats, there’s something for everyone on your list. Happy gifting! 🎁🎄🌟