This past week we’ve been celebrating our very best buds — the people who will lend a hand, an ear, or that long-coveted halter top. If you want to surprise your gal pals with unique gift options, our BFF collection on GREAT.LY is just the ticket. We’ve gathered handmade goods by artists dedicated to finding the beauty in the everyday.
Simple Dot Necklace
Peggy Li is a San Francisco-based artist whose jewelry line is both feminine and whimsical. We love this simple, tasteful dot necklace. Surprise your pal with this elegant, everyday bauble (and buy yourself a matching one while you’re at it).
Hello Friend Tote Bag
Why, hello friend. Here’s an easy, breezy tote bag your bestie can lug anywhere. Reasonably priced and adorable, these bags and other printed goodies are made by New Zealand’s Liora Saad and her company Toodles Noodles. She describes her items as “colorful and cheeky” and we’re inclined to nod our heads.
March — Original Mixed Media
LA-based artist and illustrator Shelley Kommers describes her artwork as “collage-based, textured, and layered, with a cheeky, whimsical quality.” Kommers’ colorful prints feature butterflies (the pinnacle of whimsy) and are sure to liven up any home or workspace. This mixed media piece layers watercolors over a stoic, classical woman. When did beauty ideals get so out of whack? No matter, it’s art like this that reminds us what’s really important.
Hugs — 8 Card Set
Not gonna knock the validating powers of kindly posts and tweets, but nothing compares to receiving a handwritten card. Krissy of the LA Soda Paper Co. inked up these adorable, blank-inside cards. Give those cookie-cutter Hallmarks a rest and say something from the heart.
Higher Vibration Oil
Kat Davis is a nurse by day, and a botanical-brewing goddess as well. Her Wild Honey Apothecary products are full of natural, skin-loving ingredients and totally free from synthetics or chemicals. Give the gift of soft, rejuvenated skin. Davis’s Higher Vibration Oil is a natural go-to for getting calm and centered, thus making it the BFF of cosmetics.
“Who Doesn’t Love Tiaras” Pillow
Based in Arlington, Virginia, Mirajean Designs turns eco-friendly textiles into pillows, gift-wrap and more. Check out her “Who Doesn’t Love Tiaras Pillow.” It may be too late to play princesses, but it’s always a good time to treat your BFF like one.