Here’s another gem by Amy Mia Goldsmith! This time she is sharing 7 gifts that your friends actually want. As always, guest poster opinions are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of APSL. 

Want to see your work here? Fill out this form.

Sometimes there is no need to wait for a special occasion to give your friends or family members a small token of appreciation. However, choosing gifts that your friends actually want can be quite a challenge, but you can always pay attention to things they can’t live without and look for similar or other things that even they would never expect to get.

Guest poster Amy Mia shares 7 gifts your friends actually want

1. Tech embellishment

Most of us are carrying our laptops all the time so protecting them is a must. Forget those ugly brown cases and surprise your friend with a Juicy Couture bedazzled laptop sleeve that is sure to be a showstopper.

2. Guilty pleasure item

When you go shopping with them, you might see them grabbing onto a certain piece of clothing – like full velvet leggings or a bad quote print T-shirt – but never buying it. Trust me, the look on their faces will be worth it all.

3. A watch

A watch is one of the most classic and stylish accessories in the world.  A classic, rose gold and gray combo by The Horse is a perfect gift for anyone! It’s practicality and beauty rolled into one.

4. Practical power

A lot of people struggle to stay practical and with all of the Instagrams they’re taking. You know that their phone battery is going to run out in just a few hours. Consider gifting them a charging cable key chain that will make sure they are never stranded without a way to charge their phone. 

5. Professionally lit selfies in their palm

Having a friend who is a professional blogger, or ‘grammer means you know that good lighting is hard to come by.. The LuMee Perfect Selfie case with built-in LED lights that are guaranteed to give you perfect lighting no matter where you are.

6. Nails on fleek

As far as personalized gifts go, there are very few that can beat this. Choose your friend’s favorite color and customize the bottle with a message that will make them think of you.

7. Keep them hydrated

For your friend who is always on the go, the best thing you can give is a water bottle. Gift them a glass bottle that they can carry around and still look amazing.

Are these gifts something your friends actually want?

Amy Mia Goldsmith

Author: Amy Mia Goldsmith

Amy Mia is an Aussie blogger in love with beauty and style. Her mission is to inform the world of all her passions and make blogging friends along the way.

  • ohh hey! I used to have the lumee and loved it!

  • Brittany

    I love the sweater and think it would be a great gift! Who doesn’t love to rock an oversized shirt every now and then?!

  • I love all your gift ideas!!! Thanks for sharing those.

  • Anne Markey

    I always have a hard time figuring out what to get people. I like giving people gift but I always fear they will hate it.

  • Great ideas! I find some people incredibly difficult to shop for!

  • Taylor

    That watch is GORGEOUS! I’m actually looking to buy one, and christmas AND birthday AND anniversary are coming up… :O

  • I wouldn’t want a watch but I agree with some of these, especially a water bottle. 🙂

    • I usually wouldn’t want one, but this one is adorable!

  • I could definitely use all of these things!!!

  • I definitely have friends that would want the phone case.

  • I love that phone case!! I wish they made it for my phone.

    • It’s so hard to find cases for something other than an iPhone or Android.

  • I love this list…I personally love the embellishments, watch or hydration…awesome list

  • I love that nail polish idea! I always make my friends fun gift baskets.

  • That phone case sounds like something I’d definitely want!

  • Patricia Conte

    Great suggestions! I really like the “Practical Power” idea! Everyone needs something to keep them connected, but I think we all forget to pick up something to toss in our bag! Great idea!

    • I always try to have my portable charger with me, but sometimes I forget haha.

  • Paige Rankin

    I love all of these great ideas! Giving gifts can be so challenging sometimes.

    xoxo, Paige

  • I love this list! I am terrible at shopping for people because I want to get them something they’ll actually want and use but I never know what that is! This is perfect timing to start some early holiday shopping!

  • Nicole Leith

    Oh! I just got a great idea for one of my friends! Can’t wait to use it and thank you for the spark!

  • Larissa Joassaint

    I love these ideas! So simple, yet so great! I don’t know why these haven’t crossed my mind before. My favorites would have to be the water bottle, and the tech embellishment!

  • Bibi Camilo

    I’ve been given the charging kit as a gift before and it really was such a great gift! I still use it till this day

  • These are some great ideas! I don’t know who’d want a watch though, most of us just use our phones now… Though I’ll admit I sometimes wish I had one for fashion, but I’d probably never wear it. lol

    • Agreed… a lot of my friends have smartwatches.

  • Robin @ And Then We Tried

    Thanks for sharing these ideas! I love getting friends a guilty pleasure they would never spring for themselves!

  • I would definitely love to get some of these!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • This is such a good list, I want a lumeeee!!

  • I agree with this! Especially with the guilty pleasure item!

  • I’d want every single one of these as gifts! I can never have too many water bottles.

  • Yes!

  • These gifts sound so great! My phone doesn’t hold charge at all so I know I’d love that keychain charger!

  • Taylor Smith

    I am attached at the hip to my portable phone charger. I keep it fully charged just as much as I keep my phone full charged. LOL

    • I’m totally reliant on mine also haha!

  • These are great ideas! I’m a collector of tumbler and mugs so yes to that! I would also add in blankets. Maybe i’m strange but that’s one thing I always love to have and there are so many cute ones to choose from! That Lumee case just got added to my wish list.

    • I do too! I have waaay too many lol.

  • So many great ideas! This is so great since the holiday season is coming up.

    -Carine |

  • It’s always so much fun to give gifts. These are all such great ideas!