Buying unique and quirky gifts for a somewhat ironic best friend can sometimes be a bit of an effort.
Sure, you love them to absolute bits and you've been pals for decades, but more often than not their witty and sometimes sarcastic sense of humour make them more than a little difficult to buy for. Christmas presents of gift sets, scented candles and anything remotely sentimental are usually met with a sardonic smile and an eye-roll so exaggerated you'd swear she just saw her brain. And don't, don't even get her started on cupcake kits. Does this in any way sound familiar?
If it does, then don't panic. We've found 6 of the best brands and gift ideas for your (adorably) ironic BFF - so step away from the baking book... she'll only wind up throwing it at you.
1. Olive & Frank
Taking inspo from '90s grunger chic, UK based brand Olive & Frank are your BFF's new sloganwear crush. With a collection that incorporates everything from caps to bomber jackets, Olive & Frank take punchy street phrases and iconic song lyrics to essentially brand their pieces - slick, snappy and oh so Instagrammable. Our favourite items include the Screw You Tee (£26) , the Born Bad Army Shirt (£40) and (just in case your pal is a Lana Del Rey fan) the Don't Make Me Sad Don't Make Me Cry Jacket, £55.
2. Innocent Bones
If your ironic pal is in any way crafty, then we've found the perfect gift idea for her... and no, it doesn't involve felting. Innocent Bones create unique (and quite naughty) cross stitch kits and completed cross stitch hoops for those who like to get their craft on - plus, each kit is aimed at complete novices. Bonus. We particularly love the Touch My Butt And Feed Me Pizza kit (£10.86 + shipping), available from Etsy.
TheWhiteBrand are THE brand for statement slides, and we're loving this season's batch of tootsie-friendly designs. If the BFF is a fan of black skinny jeans and oversized shirts, then a pair of summer-friendly slides might be just the gift ticket. Visit TheWhiteBrand.com for the full range, or check in with ASOS as they also happen to be stockists. Hooray!
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Famous for their quirkier than quirky accessories and tech gear, Skinnydip's fun design aesthetic makes them the perfect brand for a friend that's notoriously difficult to buy for. We're all about their Tequila Hip Flask (£15) — perfect for sneaky festival queue boozing — and their Da Bomb Coin Purse (£12) is just the absolute cutest.
4. Jac Vanek
Jac Vanek's designs are the stuff of Instagram legend, and before you start with the whole 'it's only available in America' thing, news just in - Jac ships to the UK. Thank heavens for that! Now, on to her collection. More than just statement sloganwear, Jac Vanek's pieces are both fun and insightful, combining sassy phrases with motivational #LifeGoals for a completely original take on LA street style. Also, we're totally in love with her Reduce Your Risk Wine Glass, so much so we kind of want it for ourselves. Check out JacVanek.com for the full range of loveliness.