60 Best Friend Gifts for Every Type of Friend
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The perfect presents are here!
You practically finish each other’s sentences and can recite your individual quirks by memory. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy to buy a gift for your BFF. After all, you want to find the perfect present that shows you totally get them and that you care. That’s where this comprehensive list of best friend gifts comes in. We’ve done the work for you so you can find an amazing gift for any type of bestie, at any price point—and then get back to the business of bonding and having fun together. If you have some other shopping challenges ahead of you, make sure to check out these 101 gift ideas for people who are impossible to shop for.
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Shiffa Amuse Dissolvable Patches
You try to convince your pal that age is just a number, but for those days when your persuasive skills are sub-par, these smile-line patches will do just the trick. These dissolvable micro-needling patches gently fill in fine lines and lift skin by relaxing muscles and promoting collagen. For more pampering products, check out these 16 anti-aging creams dermatologists trust the most.
Sugarfina Vice Collection Candy Bento Box
This Vice Collection 3-Piece Candy Bento Box by Sugarfina houses flavors like Moscow Mule and Martini Olive Almonds. Best friend gifts are allowed to be cheeky, and this one definitely takes the cake in that department. Plus, this is something your BFF will love, unlike these 42 funny gifts people actually received (but didn’t really want).
T3 Cura Hair Dryer
If your pal’s long hair makes people do a double-take but it takes her ages to achieve the look, this is the perfect present. T3’s Cura blowdryer cuts frizz and drying time with negative ion enhanced air. And while function is the most important thing, it doesn’t hurt that it’s also pretty. This easy-to-use digitally controlled hairdryer has rose-gold accents and will look beautiful in any bathroom. Don’t miss these 10 other hair-care products that stylists can’t live without.
Rose Quartz Radiance Set
If your better half likes to share, gift her a set you can also benefit from. Transform your next sleepover into a spa with BbeautyBio’s Rose Quartz Radiance gift set that includes a rose quartz roller and a serum formulated for brightening and reducing puffiness. Now you and your BFF can share skin you can both be proud of in your next selfie. Maybe this little gift will inspire you two to visit one of the 11 most luxurious spas in the world.
New Era Team Sport Knit Beanie
You don’t have the break the bank to satisfy your favorite football fan. For less than $20, New Era will let you pick a beanie from every team in the league. Buy one for his or her favorite team—or two to match when you go cheer on Sundays. While you’re shopping, check out these Amazon Prime gifts for everyone on your list.
Hidrate Spark 2.0 Smart Water Bottle
She’s always looking for easy ways to get healthy, and drinking water is high on that list. The Hidrate Spark 2.0 is a smart water bottle that actively reminds her to keep drinking all day when you can’t be there to personally say, “Drink up!” If your friend’s a tech fiend, here are 15 more smart devices that are worth every penny.
Krups Belgian Waffle Maker
Sure, brunching out is a ton of fun, but making a best friend brunch at home is even better since you get to 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 this list, and we’re positive that it will get years of use you’ll both enjoy. For a more offbeat gift, check out these 32 weird kitchen gadgets you won’t believe are really a thing.
Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts
Got a friend who can’t afford to get off email and who constantly stresses about work? If this behavior rings a bell, Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts may be the best friend gift you’re looking for. Pink Himalayan salt, arnica, calendula petals, and—yes—CBD will support relaxation and help melt away stress. Also, share these 15 stress relievers that shut down stress in five seconds flat and she’ll be Zen before you know it.
Big and Little Dipper Expandable Rafaelian Bangle Bracelet by Alex and Ani
If your BFF prides herself on already having everything that’s super cool and of-the-moment, she’ll love this thoughtful Big and Little Dipper Expandable Rafaelian Bangle Bracelet from Alex and Ani. It’s an adorably fashionable way to say you’re always reaching for the same sky. Plus, you can both feel good about this little luxury item: Alex and Ani will donate 20 percent of the purchase price to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. If you love this idea as much as we do, check out these 23 other beautiful holiday gifts that give back.
Tile Pro Combo
If your friend is always losing her keys, bag, wallet, or other things that are vital to a successful day, there’s a solution. The Tile Combo Pack will help your best bud find just about anything, saving you both time and stress. Another good gift idea: Smart wallets for people who always seem to lose theirs.
Hallmark Flowers Orchid
There’s no sense in loading up your BFF with best friend gifts she doesn’t need or want, so sticking to something basic, like flowers, can be a good idea. These Hallmark petite purple orchids are gorgeous—a definite upgrade from typical flowers—and they’ll be delivered quickly. Plus, they’ll thrive for way longer than a typical bunch of cut stems. Don’t miss these other self-care gifts for a friend in need of pampering.
Nicole Miller Women’s SoHo High-Rise Jeans
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 Women’s SoHo High-Rise Jeans in Ink comes bedazzled because she’s worth it. Did you know that Amazon now has its own personalized shopping service? Here’s how to get the most out of your Amazon Prime Wardrobe.
Madeira by Architec Mini Cocotte Lidded Baking Dishes
If your BFF is always whipping up new and interesting recipes, this Madeira by Architec Mini Cocotte Set is the perfect way for you both to get a delicious meal during your next movie night at home. Pair it with one of these 13 delicious Christmas food gifts that anyone can make for an extra special touch.
Goddess Garden’s Serenity Aromatherapy Bracelet
It’s no secret that aromatherapy can be used to increase energy, but did you know your friend can take that energy boost to 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! These gifts are the perfect surprise for any boy in your life.
Kosas Tinted Face Oil
We all have those friends that we would love to hate…but we love them too much. You know the kind: They look great in every single picture and they don’t even try! This hydrating tinted face oil will be a welcome addition to your bestie’s makeup arsenal. Grab a Kosas Color Trifecta Weightless Lip Color for yourself while you’re at it, because you know you want to look good next to your BFF in your next selfie. Meghan Markle is one of those people who always looks amazing, and this $10 cream reportedly gives her that gorgeous glow.
Reader’s Digest Subscription
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. If you like the idea of handing a physical gift to your best friend, try pairing this subscription with one of these 15 must-have gifts for book lovers.
Rabbit Charger Duo
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. Here are more cool tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.
If your best friend is the type to constantly kick off her shoes, good news—there are health benefits to walking barefoot. For those times when shoes are necessary, she can wear these ultra-comfortable, vegan-leather Reef Sandals in the very versatile Vista style. Be a sport and get yourself a matching pair, too.
UGG Faux Fur Throw Blanket
Friends will learn to abuse the snooze button if you give them this faux-fur throw from UGG. The texture is unbeatable, and it can be used as a chic accent piece when they aren’t getting their zzz’s. This is just one of the ways to make a bed 10 times cozier.
Our Green House Kitchen Towel
These tea towels are the perfect statement pieces for your BFF’s kitchen. After all, friends honestly don’t care if the house is tidied up. Cheers to that! Check out these other 63 best friend quotes you’ll want to share with your bestie.
Coola Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum
If your best buddy loves the bronzed glow that comes with beach days, this Coola Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum might be her new BFF. (You know what we mean.) Not only will this organic product let her enjoy a tan all year round while skipping the harmful rays—it will also keep her skin looking healthy, hydrated, and youthful with its argan oil, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and plant stem-cell cultures. By the way, did you know that this type of sunscreen is the only one the FDA wants you to use?
The Execution Factor
We all have an overachieving friend. If you want to give them an extra edge, national bestseller Kim Perell has the answer in her book, The Execution Factor: The One Skill That Drives Success. The tech entrepreneur’s first book takes readers on a step-by-step journey to help them master success on their own terms. For more inspiration, make sure your friend knows these 21 quotes about success.
Aglow Face Mist by Lilah B.
If your friend spends more time at the airport than chilling on the couch, this is the perfect gift. Easily packable in a travel bag, this lightweight botanical mist gives tired travelers the perfect pick-me-up while rehydrating skin after moisture-sucking flights. Speaking of travel bags, here are 13 carry-ons with 5-star reviews on Amazon.
Mary’s Nutritionals Elite Transdermal Patch
Marathon runners, Ironman enthusiasts, and everyone in-between deserve better recovery, especially if they are your best friend. These transdermal patches, which contain hemp extract that’s released over a span of eight to 12 hours, offer pain relief and muscle recovery in one easy application.
Invisibobble Original Traceless Hair Ring
Let your friend get physical without worrying about hair getting everywhere. These cool coils from Invisibobble will keep her hair out of her face and her mind on the game. Plus, this best friend gift won’t burn a hole in your wallet. At less than $5 a pop, you can also afford to buy the post-game drinks. If you’re on a budget, check out these gifts under $10 for everyone on your list.
Bibo Barmaid Smart Cocktail Machine
If your friend has ever outwardly wished for a machine that magically whips up perfectly crafted specialty cocktails, we have some good news. Rosie from The Jetsons is basically here in a countertop machine, except she’s called the Bibo Barmaid Smart Cocktail Machine and she makes insanely good drinks at the touch of a button.
Kitsch Rose Quartz Roller for Face
If your friend has been 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. Kitsch’s 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. To create a whole beauty basket for your BFF, pair this with some of these other beauty gifts for her.
Lemur Bags 20″ Canvas Weekender Travel Duffel Bag
Just imagine how cute the photos of your friend’s vacation will be when she’s carrying Lemur Bags’ 20-Inch Canvas Weekender Travel Duffel Bag in a pineapple print. It’s high quality, durable, and will last through long pool days, beach adventures, and many, many summers together. Don’t miss these 21 other weekender bags travel pros swear by.
Cafe Bustelo Espresso Ground Coffee
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. If she loves her coffee cold, make sure she knows the difference between iced coffee and cold brew coffee.
Maui Jim Honi Polarized Sunglasses
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.
When sunglasses aren’t enough, go for a CleverMade QuadraBrella Portable UPF 50 Beach Umbrella. Sure, it can be used at the beach, but it’s also great for long days at outdoor sporting events and concerts. Looking for your next road-trip destination together? Peruse this handy list of the best beach in every state.
Tipsy Elves Tank Top
If you meet 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.
Good Vibes Sweatshirt
Your bestie will love this incredibly comfy oversized sweatshirt. And if she loves you just as much, she might let you borrow this amazing find. Good vibes will be coming your way ASAP. And these 17 uplifting quotes can really make a difference, too.
CannaSmack Natural Hemp Lip Balm
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 hemp-infused 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.
Raw Honey Gift Box
If your friend is pure joy and you just can’t get enough, you’ll love the sweetest item on this best friend gifts list: a collection of six different raw honey flavors. These New Zealand specialties are raw, unprocessed, and unheated to preserve all the health benefits of honey, and they taste totally delish on toast, apple wedges, and in tea.
Belly Rub Club Dog Shirt
Best friends come in all shapes and breeds! Pamper your four-legged bestie with this tee they’re sure to adore. Here are 43 more gifts for dogs—and dog lovers.
Herschel Parkland Vintage Backpack
Maybe this BFF lives in another city and just visits occasionally, is 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 Herschel Parkland Vintage Backpack, perhaps packed with these 11 carry-on essentials. It’ll last and last, and will be used for just about everything.
The Cool Girl’s Guide to the FODMAP Diet
If your best friend is always looking for ways to live her healthiest life, she’ll obsess over this new release, The Cool Girl’s Guide to the FODMAP Diet: Everything You Need to Get Savvy about (and Beat!) Digestive Issues—for Life. Wondering about gift-giving etiquette in terms of people other than your BFF? Put your mind to rest with these 10 pieces of gift-giving advice you need before you start shopping.
The Lip Scrub from Sara Happ
Lips can get chapped and dry no matter what season it is, but your naturally sweet friend doesn’t need a flaky pout. Sara Happ’s The Lip Scrub in pink grapefruit will keep her look and her lips flawless year-round.
Starlight Initial Charm Necklace from Isabelle Grace Jewelry
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 Isabelle Grace Jewelry, and her heart will be touched literally every time she wears it. For more gifts with an extra special touch, check out these personalized gifts that really go the extra mile.
The Hustle Anti-Theft Travel & Business Laptop Backpack by Solgaard
Friends who are always on the go will love this Solgaard Anti-Theft Travel & Business Laptop Backpack. It’s slim, durable, fits laptop models up to 15 inches, offers a USB charging port, and is made from water-resistant vegan leather. And because you’ve got your BFF’s back, remind him or her why it’s important not to overpack any backpack.
RSP TrueFit Meal Replacement Protein Shake
If your friend is constantly hitting the gym, going for long runs, practicing yoga, or engaging in 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.
Fairhaven Health’s Tea-for-Two Pregnancy Tea
Cancel those cocktails you two might be more used to, and sign her up for a healthy dose of Fairhaven Health’s Tea-For-Two Pregnancy 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. And remember: Once she’s had the baby, here’s what every new mom really needs.
Eva NYC Surf’s Up Texture Spray
Your bestie will 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? Well, except maybe a trip to one of these 12 best beaches in America.
Olay Shea Butter Scent Foaming Whip Body Wash
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. Give thanks at this time of the year for your roomie—and the fact that you don’t live with these 15 worst roommates ever.
FunComInc Marvel Spider-Gwen Blanket Scarf
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 this surprisingly affordable Marvel Spider-Gwen Women’s Blanket Scarf. It’s a chic (and cheap!) feminine accessory that somehow costs less than your lunch.
Baies Car Diffuser & Insert from Diptyque
If you can’t afford a Ferrari for your bestie, this is the one import you can buy. This Parisian brand gives any car a luxe scent. The elegant diffuser from Diptyque uses cold diffusion when attached to the car ventilator to make your best pal feel like a million bucks on the road. For more car gadgets, check out these 20 car accessories that will change the way you drive.
River and Birch Silver Heart Necklace Set
If you’ve moved beyond those broken-heart best friend necklaces, you’ll be happy to know there’s a more modern, mature version that’s doubly 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.
Juno & Co. Microfiber Velvet Sponge
Can she really achieve a flawless 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 will make you the hero you truly are. Here are 28 more last-minute beauty buys that people actually want.
Allstate Faux Amaryllis Plant in Terra Cotta Pot
If you’ve got a best bud who can’t even keep a succulent alive, this faux plant is for them. It will instantly brighten up a room, and no watering schedule is required. If you want to up your friend’s live-plant game in the new year, share these 12 healthy houseplant hacks for those who lack a green thumb.
2(X)IST Women’s Hipster Underwear
Maybe your place is just more convenient, or you tend to talk into the wee hours of the night. If this sounds like you and your BFF, lend some drawer space and let her throw some tees, pajamas, and fresh undies in for impromptu sleepovers. She’ll love a set of sleep-worthy 2(X)IST laser-cut hipster underwear, thanks to its comfy styling and on-trend designs.
Ember Temperature Control Travel Mug
We all have that friend who can nosh on cold pizza and doesn’t mind lukewarm tea. If that sounds like the complete opposite of your bestie, this high-tech temperature-controlled travel mug by Ember is the gift to give. Have your pal choose an exact temperature between 120 and 145 degrees, and watch in amazement as her drink holds the temp for hours in this travel mug. By the way, this is how you should travel with gifts if you’re bringing them straight to your long term bestie.
Dove Men + Care 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner
If your best dude can’t be bothered with showers, this two-in-one formula is for him. Make taking care of his mane a lot less time-consuming with this hydrating product. Have him slather this on and watch him bounce to his next sport in no time. Here are 33 other gifts for men that will make you look like a hero.
Custom Engraved Multi-tool
Finding a personalized gift for your multi-talented friend is no easy feat. Renowned brand leatherman has you covered. You two will be ready to tackle anything on your next adventure. A tool like this could actually save your bestie’s life in an emergency, as can these 10 lifesaving carry-on items.
Dyson Pure Cool Me Air Purifier
Don’t let your pal’s next allergy attack ruin your plans. The Dyson Pure Cool Me Air Purifier looks great in any room and works wonders to get rid of the things that make her sneeze. It captures 99.97 percent of allergens, along with pollutants as tiny as 0.3 microns.
Verve Culture Aluminum Tortilla Press
Make your best bud the star of your next taco Tuesday with this tortilla press that’s available at Nordstorm. The aluminum accessory can be shown off from any counter and will help pump out the tastiest homemade tortillas you two have ever feasted on. It’s also a good excuse to plan a fiesta with these 27 easy Mexican appetizers and snacks anyone can make.
Yestan Wireless Charger 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock
No more excuses for draining your portable battery! Give your forgetful pal this wireless charging dock that’s compatible with Apple Watches, Airpods, and iPhones. Have them set their devices and forget them—there’s no need to hassle with cords or additional trinkets for them to get a full charge. For a lower-tech gift, check out these 26 handmade gifts for everyone on your list.
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