Elizabeth Entenman
October 26, 2018 7:00 am
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When it comes to holiday shopping, some people are easy to buy gifts for. Plant moms get down with anything green thumb-related and true crime buffs are terrifyingly simple to please. But for some reason, it can be difficult to find gifts for your best friend.

When you’re shopping for your BFF, there’s an added layer of pressure to find her the best present ever. If anyone can pick out the exact right thing, it’s you, right? Well, don’t stress too much about it. Of course, it’s not the actual gift that matters, but the thought that counts. Still, it’s nice to get your bestie something she’ll love. If you need some inspiration, we can help.

Start with something you know she already likes: her favorite Netflix show. Then, you can use that info to find great gifts for your best friend. Is she obsessed with Glow? Did Queer Eye change her life? Does she have serious opinions about Making a Murderer? Whatever she likes to watch, take our suggestions and surprise her with a book (or a few books!) that she’s guaranteed to love.

If she likes Glow, get her: Sisterhood of the Squared Circle by Pat Laprade and Dan Murphy

ECW Press

Be prepared for her to drop all kinds of women’s wrestling trivia after reading this.

If she likes Dear White People, get her: How to Be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal M. Fleming

Beacon Press

This conversational but educational book helps continue the conversations about race that the Netflix show starts.

If she likes The Crown, get her: Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch by Sally Bedell Smith

Random House

It’s everything she’s ever wanted to know about the queen. Like, everything.

If she likes Queer Eye, get her: Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life. by the Fab Five

Potter/Ten Speed

Every Queer Eye fan needs Jonathan, Tan, Karamo, Bobby, and Antoni on their bookshelf, henny.

If she likes Making a Murderer, get her: I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

Harper

It’s the undisputed best true crime book of the year.

If she likes Big Mouth, get her: Hits & Misses: Stories by Simon Rich

Little, Brown and Company

This hilarious collection of stories will make her laugh out loud just as much as the show.

If she likes Salt Fat Acid Heat, get her: Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen

Clarkson Potter

Every millennial chef needs Chrissy Teigen’s latest recipes in their repertoire.

If she likes Stranger Things, get her: The Outsider by Stephen King

Scribner

Or any Stephen King book, really. But his latest is a doozy.

If she likes Grace and Frankie, get her: The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller

Pamela Dorman Books

Stories about two BFFs for the win.

If she likes Maniac, get her: Amatka by Karin Tidbeck

Vintage

This shocking dystopian novel is just as creative as the bizarre series starring Jonah Hill and Emma Stone.

If she likes 13 Reasons Why, get her: We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

Dutton Books for Young Readers

Both deal with themes of loss and moving on from a YA perspective.

If she likes Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, get her: My Squirrel Days by Ellie Kemper

Scribner

Ellie’s book has an entire chapter dedicated to her time playing Kimmy that every fan will delight in reading.

If she likes Black Mirror, get her: Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Anchor Books

Any Margaret Atwood novel will do, but this one presents an especially dystopian vision of the future.

If she likes Fuller House, get her: Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak

Berkley

It’s a delightful holiday read about a family trapped under one roof.

If she likes Orange is the New Black, get her: Out of Orange: A Memoir by Cleary Wolters

HarperOne

Your bestie already read Orange is the New Black by the real-life Piper. But did she read Out of Orange, the memoir written by the real-life Alex?

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