The RIISE Gift Guide: Gifts For Friends


Author: RIISE Team




Ahhh, friends. The people who spend time with us (by choice), listen to all our problems and keep our glass of natural wine topped up – what would we do without you? 

Repay the favour this Christmas with a thoughtful gift for your other half.

Nothing says "I love and appreciate you responding to all my neurotic 1:00 a.m. texts" like a cute candle or luxury pool towel. We've also got gift ideas for the beauty-obsessed mate who keeps you abreast of TikTok trends and that annoyingly chic member of your friend group who looks good in everything. Find the perfect fit for your bestie below.


Mandorla Nail Polish

Licia Florio


Malibu Magic Trio Set


Glow Up Set

Flavedo & Albedo

For the friend who gives everyone makeovers in the club bathroom at 3:00 a.m. 

She’s in there handing out excellent life advice and reassuring strangers they’re better off without him.

1. Mandorla Nail Polish

Licia Florio’s nail polishes are vegan and made without unnecessary or harmful ingredients. With six colours to choose from, just pick the shade that best reflects your bestie.

2. Malibu Magic Trio Set 

For a small crayon, these Balmies really nail makeup versatility: you can use them as eyeshadow, lipstick, lip liner, blush or highlighter. Multipurpose and zero-waste. 

3. Eyes On You Trio 

If your friend isn’t afraid of extra attention, they’ll adore the dramatic shades in this eyeshadow trio. These cream-powder hybrids are richly pigmented with long lasting wear. 

4. Glow Up Set

Keep their glow up going with a curation of Flavedo & Albedo’s best-selling, high-performance makeup products. Featuring a lip and cheek tint, eyeshadow, eyeliner and highlighter.

Roman Pool & Beach Towel


Neon Neroli Perfume


For the friend who is somehow at the beach every day despite having a full time job

They spend so much time in the water, they’re practically about to grow a gill.

1. Roman Pool Towel 

Level up their pool or beachside steez with one of BAINA’s stylish checkerboard print towels. Generously sized and made from 100% organic cotton.

2. Protein Hair Treatment 

Featuring native Australian botanical extracts to support and rebuild hair strength, including kangaroo apple, Kakadu plum and lemon myrtle, and mango seed butter for extra hydration.

3. Neon Neroli Perfume

If the new season of the White Lotus has your mate trying to convince you to go to Sicily next year, they’ll love this perfume. Embodying the energy of an Italian summer, the white floral undertones and notes of bergamot, orange flower and neroli invoke days spent on Capri’s coastline (with an Aperol Spritz in hand).

4. Infinite Sunglasses

These sunnies are a chic interpretation of vintage cat-eye styles. The frames have been handmade in Italy using plant-based polyamide and the style is suitable for most face shapes.

Soothing Lip Balm


Helping Hands Nail File

Gracious Minds

For the friend whose house you always stay at after a night out 

And she’ll bring you coffee and toast in bed the next morning.

1. Circulo Essentials Pouch

They're the equivalent of human sunshine. This pouch will take care of all their accessories, whether its makeup, skincare products, headphones, stationery or jewellery. The sleek exterior in beautiful buttermilk is made from recycled PU.

2. Soothing Lip Balm

If a stick is never far from their reach, they'll love this moisturising and nourishing balm with shea butter and jojoba oil to soothe parched lips.

3. Lilac Towel 

Kobn’s towels have a minimal – but beautiful – palette that is punctuated with tonal stripes. Made in Turkey from certified organic cotton. 

4. Helping Hands Nail File 

Easy steps to healthier nails. This kit features a glass nail file, wooden cuticle stick and vegan leather pouch.


Day Cream


For the friend who sent you 15 texts in response to the question “do you think undereye creams are worth it?”

They're the equivalent of a human skincare encylopedia.

1. Velvet Rose Restoring Body Oil 

A literal golden oil. Leaves skin nourished, hydrated and repaired after each use. Infused with an energetic blend of rosehip seed oil, red raspberry seed oil and watermelon seed oil. 

2. Day Cream 

This rich moisturiser is filled with antioxidants and hardworking active ingredients like niacinamide, vitamin E and vitamin C. Suitable for all skin types.

Kashmira Cami

Dominique Healy

Kashmira Cami

Dominique Healy

Ribbed Legging

Pinky & Kamal

For the friend who made you an outfit mood board for your summer Euro trip

Their wisdom saved you from a pre-holiday wardrobe crisis.

1. Kashmira Cami 

Crafted from breathable flax linen, this top is perfect for balmy summer days, nights out and fancy events. 

2. Romantic Hoop Silver 

These understated hoops from Made by A are ideal for daily styling and available in either recycled sterling silver or solid 9K yellow gold. 

3. Ribbed Legging 

Made from recycled nylon, the high-stretch fabric provides ample movement and support for any fitness activity while sculpting the body. High-waisted with a thick and comfortable waistband.

4. Clouds Bag 

Handknitted from merino wool, the Clouds Bag is as soft and heavenly as its name implies. Big enough to fit all the essentials but compact enough to take everywhere. 


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