56 Best Friend Gifts for Every Type of Friend
You can make any day of the year National Friends Day with these best friend gifts that your other half will appreciate nearly as much as your glowing personality.
For the constantly traveling best friend
This Homesick Scented Candle in kitschy “Road Trip” fragrance is a surefire way to let your BFFs know they’re sorely missed when they’re gone.
For the selfie-loving BFF
If you’re prone to taking selfies just about everywhere the two of you go, you should read these mind-blowing selfie facts, and then give your bestie the Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Digital Camera for flawless memory captures every single time. It’s one of our favorite best friend gifts for social media junkies too.
For the comfort seeker
If your best friend is the type to constantly kick off her shoes, good news—there are health benefits to walking barefoot. Celebrate your bestie’s intuition with a pair of ultra-comfortable Reef Sandals in the very versatile Vista style. Be a sport and get yourself a matching pair too.
For the one who loves crafts
Courtesy Muse Paintbar
There’s no better gift to give your best friend than a paint night out together. Get them a gift card for a night (or maybe two) at Muse Paintbar. Muse is a paint and sip studio with 30 locations that span throughout New England, the Tri-State area, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Treat your friend to a night of laughs, wine, and the opportunity to paint a beautiful canvas that they can hang up in their home. If you have a bigger group of friends you think would enjoy a night at Muse you can host a paint party in a private room as well. Choose from hundreds of designs and multiple types of canvases.
For the hipster who likes to have it all
If your BFF prides herself on already having everything that’s super cool and of-the-moment, she’ll get a kick out of a thoughtful Alex and Ani Big and Little Dipper Expandable Rafaelian Bangle Bracelet. It’s an adorably fashionable way to say you’re always reaching for the same sky.
For the forgetful friend
If she’s always losing her keys, her bag, her wallet, or just about anything else that’s vital to a successful day, there’s a solution. The Tile Combo Pack will help her find just about anything, saving you both time and stress.
For the friend who has everything already
There’s no sense in loading your BFF up with best friend gifts she doesn’t need or want, so sticking to something basic, like flowers, is a good idea. These Hallmark Petite Purple Orchids are gorgeous, a definite upgrade from typical flowers, and deliver quickly—plus, they’ll thrive for way longer than a typical bunch of cut stems. Here are more gifts for people who are impossible to shop for.
For the glitzy friend
A glitzy pair of jeans is just what the doctor ordered for over-the-top fashion-loving friends. This pair of Nicole Miller New York Womens SoHo High-Rise in Ink comes pre-bedazzled, because she’s worth it.
For the foodie friend
They’re always whipping up new and interesting recipes, so this Madeira by Architec Mini Cocotte Set is going to be the perfect way for you both to get a delicious meal at your next movie night. Check out these other gifts for foodies.
For the aromatherapy lover
It’s no secret that aromatherapy can be used for increased energy, but did you know your friend can take her obsession on the go with a Goddess Garden aromatherapy bracelet? The bracelets feature porous lava rock that captures and carries varied scent blends that work with energetic properties. Pretty cool—and they’re stylish!
For the beauty queen
If she’s constantly touching up her makeup, trying new tutorials, and generally ahead of all the beauty trends, she’ll obsess over a new Jane Iredale Magic Foundation Brush. It’ll leave her face photo-ready and flawless. Check out more of our favorite beauty gifts, and consider adding this especially gorgeous Jane Iredale PureMoist Lipstick to your cart, too.
For the one that always has her face in a book
Your friends will love the humorous, heroic, and inspiring stories inside every issue of Reader’s Digest. Right now you can give an unlimited number of gift subscriptions for only $10 each. You save 74 percent off the cover price.
For the neat freak
If your BFF needs to charge her phone and her tablet but hates the clutter of wires, consider the Rabbit Charger Duo, with retractable cables that basically disappear when not in use. And because the charger fits right over a standard wall outlet, there are also no ugly electronics hogging counter space.
For the brunch-obsessed
Sure, brunching out is a ton of fun, but making a best friends brunch at home is even better—you pick the menu, the ingredients, the music, and the guest list. The Krups 4-Slice Belgian Waffle Maker is one of the most practical best friend gifts on the list, and we’re positive your BFF will get years of use you’ll both enjoy.
For the superhero BFF
Help your friend express her true identity with this Crazy Foam DC Wonder Woman Hydrating Face Mask 3 Pack. She’ll be able to Instagram, Facebook, and tweet what her face really represents: endless strength and power.
For the sassy realist
These Ellembee Tea Towels are the perfect statement pieces for your BFF, because friends honestly don’t care if the house is tidied up. Check out these other 63 best friend quotes you’ll want to share with your bestie.
For the coziest pal in town
If your bestie is known to cuddle up with a good book, TV series, or time in front of the fire, one of the best friend gifts you can buy is a super-cozy Thread Talk Cozy Stripe Throw. It won’t pill or fuzz, and it’ll feel like a warm hug whenever one is needed.
For the cat lady
These Davco Cat Lady socks are obviously adorable, but they come in a set of two pairs, which obviously means you and your BFF both get a pair of cat lady socks to wear and cherish. They’ll ship fast, but you can send her this compilation of sleeping cat photos immediately to signal meowy good news.
For the nearly sleepless friend
If your best friend works long hours, has a new baby, or is just a known insomniac, the ideal gift is a set of 100% Pure Bright Eyes Masks. Each box contains five pairs, which is enough for you both to try, and contains gel-like eye patches that brighten, hydrate, and de-puff sensitive eye-area skin.
For the fancy cocktail lover
If your friend has ever outwardly wished for a machine that magically whips up perfectly crafted specialty cocktails, good news—Rosie from The Jetsons is basically here in a countertop machine, except she’s called the Bibo Barmaid, and makes insanely good drinks at the touch of a button.
For the skincare addict
If she’s known to try every new cream, lotion, potion, and mask trick, she’s going to love you for a lifetime when you buy her the newest beauty tool every Instagrammer is using with just about every product—a face roller. The GingerChi Rose Quartz Roller is a chic-looking tool that delivers real results with the products of your choice. It smooths, de-puffs, cools, and soothes delicate facial skin.
For the trendy traveler
Just imagine how cute the photos of your friend’s vacation will be when you take them with Lemur Bags 20″ Canvas Weekender Travel Duffel Bags in pineapple prints. They’re high-quality, durable, and will last through long pool days, beach adventures, and many, many summers together.
For the caffeine junky
She’ll love the nostalgia and aroma of Cafe Bustelo Espresso Ground Coffee, and this 10-ounce can is a perfectly affordable stocking stuffer she’ll make great use of.
For the sunniest personality in your life
Lots of bright sunshine means that great, on-trend shades are a total necessity. Your friend will obsess over these Maui Jim Honi sunglasses for their design, and you’ll feel good knowing you just protected your bestie’s eyes with serious UV protection, polarized lenses, and an unparalleled eyewear guarantee.
For weekend warriors
If your socialization game plan is meeting for brunch every weekend, you’ll both need to up your game by wearing these hysterical Tipsy Elves “God Bless Brunch” tanks. Pancakes and mimosas sold separately.
For friends with positivity
If you’re known as the uplifting, go-getting part of the friendship, you should definitely give your BFF this adorably positive Brooklyn Cloth Women’s Good Vibes Hacci Raglan Wide Neck Sweatshirt.
For the new age health lover
Remember those fun lip balms we all collected as kids? Imagine a grown-up version that included this year’s biggest health trend—hemp seed oil. This CannaSmack Natural Hemp Lip Balm comes as a set of five cruelty-free balm sticks that are loaded with THC-free hemp seed oil to nourish, hydrate, and heal chapped lips.
For the sweetest friend ever
If your friend is pure joy and you just can’t get enough, we love the sweetest item on our best friend gifts list—a trio of Golden Door honeys. It’s local, raw, unprocessed, and unheated to preserve all the health benefits of honey, and tastes totally delish on toast, apple wedges, and in tea.
For the peanut butter to your jelly
She clearly needs a travel-friendly tumbler with a strong friendship theme, like this Tervis We Go Together Like… mug. It’s dishwasher-safe, great for hot or ice-cold drinks, and reminds her that she’s the peanut butter to your jelly.
For the beauty aisle shopper
If she’s always browsing what’s new, great, and useful in the beauty aisle, she’ll say “thanks a million” for a new Soap & Glory Irresistibubble Gift Set. It features two full-sized bath essentials and reminds her how irresistible your friendship truly is.
For the occasional sleep-over friend
Maybe this BFF lives in another city and just visits occasionally, is still studying something wonderful, or just loves to travel with nothing but a trendy backpack and a good attitude. The best friend gift for this type of pal is a chic Parkland Vintage Backpack—it’ll last and last, and be used for just about everything.
For the bookworm
If your best friend always has her head in a book and is looking for ways to live her healthiest life, she’ll obsess over the new release, The Cool Girl’s Guide to the Fodmap Diet: Everything You Need to Get Savvy about (and Beat!) Digestive Issues – For Life.
For the medal-worthy best friend
If you’ve realized your BFF is worthy of a major medal, you can give her the next best thing—gorgeous metal. Give her a customizable Starlight Initial Charm Necklace by Isabella Grace Jewelry, and her heart will be touched literally every time she wears it.
For the explorer friend
She’ll love this Solgaard “The Hustle” Anti Theft Travel & Business Laptop Backpack. It’s a slim, durable laptop backpack that fits up to 15-inch laptop models, offers a USB charging port, and is water-resistant vegan leather.
For the fitness fanatic
If your friend is constantly hitting the gym, going for long runs, practicing yoga, or just about any other sweat-inducing activity, she’ll be grateful for the gift of RSP TrueFit Lean Meal Replacement Protein Shake powder. No, it’s not like all those other powders—it’s loaded with fiber and probiotics, is safe for both men and women, and has no nasties like artificial colors, flavors, or added sugars. You’ll want to read up on the health benefits of probiotics too, because they go far beyond the gut.
For the pregnant friend
Cancel those drinks you two might be more used to, and sign her up for a healthy dose of Fairhaven Health’s Tea-For-Two tea. It’s an all-natural, organic blend that’s pregnancy safe and designed to help tone the uterus and reduce morning sickness. You’ll be a hero with this one.
For the summer hair, don’t care friend
She’ll thank you endlessly for a bottle of Eva NYC Surf’s Up Texture Spray. It turns blah hair into beachy, textured goodness in a jiffy, and there’s really no better gift than a good hair day, is there?
For your long-shower roommate BFF
There’s no reason to squabble over who used the last of the body wash when you can just invest in loads of very affordable, very lovable Olay Shea Butter Scent Foaming Whip Body Wash for Women. It’s hydrating, fun to use, inexpensive, and solves the only problems you have between the two of you.
For the day-to-night friend
If she’s the type to go straight from the office to the restaurant to meet you for a round of appetizers and conversation, she’ll love your taste when you give her a surprisingly affordable Marvel Spider-Gwen Women’s Blanket Scarf. It’s a chic, feminine accessory that somehow costs less than her salad lunch.
For the mature friendship
In case you don’t have any access to summer camp and a few yards of lanyard (who does?), The Lulu Dharma Golden Woven bracelet makes the best substitute we’ve seen yet for the old-school bracelets of yesteryear. Plus, it’ll look fresh with just about any outfit—especially when you two are both wearing them.
For the one who really knows your heart
If you’ve moved beyond those broken heart best friends necklaces, you’ll be happy to know there’s a more modern, mature version that’s double as cute. The River and Birch Silver Heart Necklace Set is the perfect take on a friendship necklace that feels more adult and less kitschy. It’s also perfect for sisters and moms.
For the DIY makeup artist friend
Can she really have a perfect makeup look without the perfect tools? Possibly, but it’ll be hard, which is why giving her this set of Juno & Co Velvet Microfiber Makeup Sponges makes you the hero you truly are.
For the face mask obsessed friend
If she’s already got every face mask, sheet mask, and new-age facial concoction out there, you’ll blow her out of this world when you give her a FOREO UFO Smart Mask. It makes regular masks look downright antiquated.
For the vegan best friend
If you often find yourself indulging in cookies and cakes your vegan best friend can’t eat (because of their eggs, butter, milk, and other animal-derived ingredients), make her day with a Partake Foods Gluten-Free, Vegan Cookie Sampler Set. Bonus: they’re also free of most major allergens.
For the constantly sleeping over BFF
Maybe your place is just more convenient, so lend some drawer space and let her throw some tees, pajamas, and fresh underwear in for impromptu sleepovers. She’ll love a set of sleep-worthy 2(X)ist laser cut hipster underwear thanks to comfy styling and on-trend design.
For the lipstick-loving best friend
Why get her just one lipstick when she can have a luxurious Borghese Lipsquad Lipcolor Palette. It has four very different shades that are great on their own or when mixed for a custom color.
For the balanced on-the-go friend
If she’s always on the go but does her best to stay balanced, focused, and in tune with her surroundings, she’ll be thrilled to receive a set of Dani Naturals Soy Wax Candle Travel Tins. The set of nine features a variety of well-known aromatherapy scents to boost her mood and calm her senses.
For the BFF attached to her phone
If she’s known for her deep, unwavering obsession with her phone, she’ll love a new Scooch Wingman 5-in-1 Case for her iPhone. They make a version for just about every current iPhone model, and she’ll be impressed with how ergonomic it is, the protection it offers, and how it instantly converts into a stand for all her Facetiming and livestreaming.
For the friend who doesn’t compromise
Why should she have to choose her love of hot summer days or her favorite makeup looks? She shouldn’t, which is exactly why you’ll look like such a gem when you give her one of the best friend gifts for makeup lovers—the new Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables line. It’s waterproof, cry-proof, sweat-proof, and just about gym-proof. Voila!
For the one who needs more calm
The Banter & Bliss Lavender Blossom Reed Diffuser is a great way to offer some soothing aromatherapy to your overworked, overwhelmed friend. It’s one of the most practical best friend gifts because it’s great for the bedroom, living room, or office—and lasts for six to eight months without giving it a second thought.
For the queen of the farmers market
It may make the most sense to buy her a practical item she’ll use every single day, like the Fjallraven Totepack No.1. It’s the perfect tote for her to take to the farmers market, the mall, and every errand and life moment in between. Here are more best friend gifts to help you show the love.
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