B. writes: "My really good friend's birthday is coming up & I have no idea what to get her! She's one of the hardest people to shop for cause she's the type of person to have everything in the world already. But, she's going to Europe during the winter time to visit her boyfriend, do you have any suggestions on what I should get her for the big trip?? Thanks Outblush! Sincerely, In need of much help -- B."
Hi B.! I, Outblush Operative Rachel H., think your friend is SO lucky. She already has everything, including a boyfriend who she gets to visit in Europe and a swell friend like you. (Awwwww!)
1 - How about these Tinley Road Coral Flower Stud Earrings ($24)? They'll go with everything, but are still kinda interesting.
2 - J. Jill Ribbed Sweater Tights ($20, in two colors) will keep her toasty warm and won't take up much room in the suitcase.
3 - A chief complaint of my friends who live abroad is the lack of good brands of condoms. One friend has me ship her Crown Condoms' 144 pack ($23). Safe sex is cool! 4 - With this Sephora by OPI Mini 18 piece Nail Color Set ($48) your friend can choose a few shades to take with her and either leave the rest at home or re-gift them as stocking stuffers.
5 - Is she a foodie? Get her this Travel Spice Kit ($28) and she'll never have to suffer through a bland meal.
6 - Help her kick jet lag's butt with a super fancy Dream Essentials Luxury Sleep Mask ($25, in six colors), which comes with earplugs and a satin carry pouch.
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