Top Ten Lifestyle Books to Buy for Your BFF

Nicole Richie said it best: “True friends are like diamonds – bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style”. Whether it’s your bestie’s birthday, your friendship anniversary, or you simply want to let her know how much she means to you, we’ve got you covered with these awesome gift ideas. What better way to celebrate your BFF than by getting her a book she’ll love (and actually read)!

Celebrate by Lauren Conrad

We’ve followed the lovable Lauren Conrad from starring on Laguna Beach and The Hills to becoming a successful fashion designer, author, and now party-planner extraordinaire. When it comes to style, she can do no wrong. In this essential and beautifully curated guide to entertaining, Lauren shares with us how to show those special people in our lives (hint: our BFFs) how much they mean to us. With creative ideas, budget-friendly tips, gorgeous photos, and personal stories from Lauren’s life, this book will definitely have your bestie celebrating!

Pretty Honest by Sali Hughes

Sally Hughes, Britain’s best beauty writer and consultant, wrote a candid, sassy, must-have book about beauty. Pretty Honest is the “real talk” of beauty books. With smart, practical tips and entire chapters on brows, red lipstick, and waxing (to name a few favourites), she decodes beauty in a very refreshing way. Your BFF will want to read this one cover-to-cover! To quote India Knight, “Obey Sali. She knows her stuff”.

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen

Cravings isn’t the typical, diet-conscious cookbook you’d probably expect from a bikini model. It’s honest, funny, and downright scrumptious! Sports Illustrated icon Chrissy Teigen shares recipes for realistic dishes that we would actually crave, want to make, and, for those of us who find the kitchen a little daunting, be able to make too! Throw in envy-worthy photos of Chrissy and John Legend (#relationshipgoals) and you’ve got yourself a no-brainer – this book is perfect for your foodie BFF (added bonus if she follows Chrissy on Instagram)!

Eat Pretty by Jolene Hart

Eat Pretty truly is about achieving beauty from within. Jolene Hart explains those buzzwords we all know we should be consuming, like antioxidants, biotin, omega-3s, and pairs over 85 seasonal plant-based foods with their specific beauty-boosting benefit. This pretty book also addresses things like stress and hormones, and includes charts, lists, and recipes. Perfect for that BFF who loves green smoothies!

Design Your Life by Rachel Roy

In this empowering style guide, fashion designer Rachel Roy pulls from her own life experiences to share with us advice not only on dressing better, but also on developing a personal style and using that style to express ourselves and create success in our personal and professional lives. Her unique perspective on fashion, paired with exclusive colour sketches, will surely be relished by your fashionista BFF!

Pretty Happy by Kate Hudson

Be honest: how many times did you and your BFF watch How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days? Don’t worry, we’ve lost count too. With Pretty Happy, we can now bask in the loveliness that is Kate Hudson. In a style that makes it seem like it’s one best friend talking to another, Kate helps us move past unrealistic standards of perfection in the pursuit of a mindful, healthy, and balanced lifestyle. Full of photos, questionnaires, insightful advice, and interactive exercises, this book will make any BFF “pretty happy”!

Oh Joy! by Joy Cho

Oh Joy! is the perfect book for the friend who loves shopping at vintage stores, making her own décor, and dazzling her guests with DIY centerpieces and creative bite-sized foods. Whimsical, colourful, and full of fun projects, this book is certain to inspire. And if you really want to impress your BFF, peek at the wrapping paper chapter to give her this gift in style!

The Body Book by Cameron Diaz

“Whether you wish you had longer legs or smaller hips, bigger boobs or less pointy ears, this book is for you”. I think we can all agree that Cameron Diaz would be a great BFF! Not only can she empathize with our insecurities, acne-prone days, and love of cheese and carbs, but she can also be very encouraging. Based on science and informed by Cameron’s real life experiences, The Body Book is one big amazing pep talk to help us accept, love, and respect our bodies.

Cupcakes and Cashmere by Emily Schuman

With entries like “Navigating Flea Markets”, “Photograph Pretty”, and “Perfecting Playlists”, Cupcakes and Cashmere is the ultimate lifestyle guide, categorized into seasons. Think DIY projects, organization tips, party-planning ideas, beauty how-tos, and seasonal recipes. This book is perfect for that stylish BFF of yours who loves to host!

Balancing in Heels by Kristin Cavallari

TV star, entrepreneur, and designer Kristin Cavallari talks about health, food, fitness, fashion, and her success as a businesswoman. She also indulges us with an inside look into her private life, discussing personal relationships and tracing her journey from reality stardom to real life. Your BFF will love Balancing in Heels for its great fashion and fitness tips, yummy recipes, and personal photos – with a dash of juicy gossip!

Irina

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