12 Meghan Markle-Approved Gifts She Would Want You To Buy Your BFF
If you're in need of a gift for a friend or family member for Christmas, Hanukkah, their birthday, a wedding shower, or pretty much anything else, it could help to start by narrowing things down to one of their interests. And if they're interested in new royal family member Meghan Markle, one of the gifts below will likely speak to your BFF/significant other/cousin/next door neighbor/whoever.
As all Markle fans know, before things got serious with Prince Harry, the now Duchess of Sussex had a lifestyle blog called The Tig. On her blog (parts of which are still available via the Wayback Machine), Markle shared recipes, beauty suggestions, book recommendations, shopping guides, and just about everything else you might expect from a lifestyle blog. Because of this, there's a lot of pre-Duchess information out there about Markle's personal tastes. Add that to the fact that she's much more a tastemaker now and the fact that she was previously an actor who gave interviews about herself, and there's a lot to read about what Markle likes and what someone who likes her might want as a gift.
From her style and beauty choices to her taste in food and drink to projects she's been involved with, here are 12 things Meghan Markle herself would probably suggest you give as gifts.
A Cookbook That's Close To Her Heart
'Together: Our Community Cookbook'
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This cookbook was written by the members of the Hubb Community Kitchen after the Grenfell Tower fire. Markle wrote the foreword and threw the launch party for the book. Proceeds benefit the kitchen and its members, so this is a gift for a great cause.
Her Favorite Flats
Black Solid Flat
Markle has worn these flats on numerous occasions and while they are pricey, the good thing is that they're eco-friendly — the uppers are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.
Her Nude Lipstick
Charlotte Tilbury Very Victoria Lipstick
This is supposedly one of the lipsticks that Markle wears all the time, a taupe-nude from British brand Charlotte Tilbury.
A Fancy Candle
Champagne Pop Candle
Markle's blog had a "Shop" section in which she included some of her favorite things of the moment. This candle is one of them. According to the Jonathan Adler site this one feels like, "New Year's Eve, silk-satin sheets, a million bucks." Impressive!
Glitter Journal Set
Also in the "Shop" section, she listed a gold notebook by Kate Spade. While that exact one is no longer available, these ones are very similar.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush
One more from The Tig "Shop" suggestions, this line of blush from Tarte that could help your friend achieve Markle's signature makeup look.
Her Stylish Sneakers
Veja V10 Leather
And for the second pair of sustainable shoes on the list, Markle has worn a pair of Veja sneakers, including on her recent tour of Oceania with Prince Harry.
Olema Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County, 2016
Markle named her blog, The Tig, after the wine Tignanello. But, since Tignanello is very expensive, you can still share the spirit of Markle with a more affordable bottle of red.
A "Badass" Book
'The Tao of Pooh'
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The Duchess once suggested this book on her blog in a post called "Badass Reading List". 'The Tao of Pooh' might not scream "badass", but Markle said to her the word means someone who is brave, selfless, and "striving to be the best version of themselves."
This All-Purpose Balm
Organic All-Purpose Balm
The Honest Co.
In an interview with The Chalkboard, Markle said that this balm is "amazing" and something she always has on hand.
One Of Her Favorite Perfumes
Jo Malone London Wild Bluebell Cologne
In a blog post about Valentine's Day gift ideas, Markle said that this is one of her favorite scents to wear. "It’s fresh and light and lingers in that ladylike way," she wrote in 2015. "Prepare for compliments galore."
A Tan Tote
Markle carried a tote very similar to this during her first public appearance with Harry. This one from Old Navy is a less expensive version.
Whether the person you're shopping for is a Markle fan or not, there are plenty of great options inspired by the Duchess. And there's surely more to come in the future as she keeps on making headlines with pretty much everything she does.