For the girlfriend who is your partner in crime.

Our best friends are there for us throughout the year, for all of the ups and downs. Make sure to get them a gift this year that shows them just how much you appreciate them.

The Body Shop 24 Days of Joy Advent Calendar ($50, The Body Shop stores and thebodyshop.ca): Spoil your BFF with an exciting beauty treat that’s hidden behind every door of this fun Advent calendar every morning before Christmas. With a retail value of $129 and items ranging from bath, body and colour categories, she’ll be sure to gift you something amazing in return.

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Bliss Rock the Party Set ($56, Sephora): Your bestie will feel like she’s back in high school with you with these skin-rejuvenating goodies: the FatGirlSlim Skin Firming Cream and Hi- Intensity Hand Cream and Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask.

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ZO GSR System for Normal to Dry Skin ($106, from physician offices and medical spas): Great for your friend who is looking to revamp her skin-care routine, this kit includes everything she’ll need as the first step to reaching skin health. Kit includes a travel-size NormaCleanse, full size Offects Exfoliating Polish, and a travel size Balatone—the basics to cleanse, scrub and tone.

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Sephora Collection Holiday Phrase Bags ($25 each, Sephora): These clutches are perfect for your holiday parties, or just to stow away makeup on your vanity. They’re also great for travel-sized cosmetics in case a girl’s weekend is in your future!

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Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette ($50, Sephora): This versatile blush set is masquerading as an evening bag—you definitely won’t have trouble finding it in your cosmetics bag! We love the beautiful details—plus the blushes can double as eyeshadows for your evening look.

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NARS Laced with Edge Hardwired Lipsticks in Adriatic, Deadly Catch and Femme Fleur ($30 each, Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Holt Rendrew, Murale and narscosmetics.com): These rich lipsticks in an improved formula encased in sleek black packaging with modern lace detailing surely will be a hit for the sophisticated beauty maven on your list.

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Photography by Paul Chmieloweic