18 Gifts to Buy Every Kind of Friend in Your Life


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Friends come in all forms and personalities, and it's okay to admit that not every kind of friend in your life warrants gifts that you would give, say, your very best friend. Sure, you might spend a little more on your BFF, but when it comes to that one friend? You know, the one who buys you a gift year after year, and year after year you forget that she buys you a gift, so you scramble to get her something at the last minute because you told her "it still hasn't come in the mail"? Those gifts might not be as luxe.

Ahead, we've rounded up the best gifts for all the different kinds of friends in your life because let's face it. Not all friends are gifted equally. Between your work wife, your childhood best friend, and that one friend who so annoyingly seems to have everything already, we've found a solution that fits the bill. Scroll to the friend category that best describes the friendship you need a gift for, and enjoy spreading all that holiday cheer.


Your BFF

The Squad

Your Friend Who Has Everything

That One Friend Who Always Gets You Something But Shouldn't

Work Wife


Family Friend

Childhood Friend

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Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Wear and has worked at the company for over eight years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Kaia Gerber, Normani, and Kristen Stewart.

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, Milan, and Paris, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, and Elle. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.