Give Your Best Friend the Best Birthday Gift

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Whether you've known her for a few months or you've been close since you were five, your best friend deserves to feel your love on her birthday. Think of your relationship and everything you've been through, does a drink or a birthday card cover how thankful you are for her? Probably not. 

Is she into personalized gifts with sentimental value? Get her a custom engraved bracelet or a mug with your portraits. Does she love skincare? There are tons of mask sets to keep her glowing. Is her home an everchanging palace? Add to it with plants or a top-notch diffuser. The options are endless, but we're here to help narrow them down. 

Here are some gag gifts, sentimental pieces she'll keep forever, and everything in between. Choose something that most closely matches her interests and style and watch her face light up when she unwraps your gift.

Heart Sunglasses Silk Eye Mask

Heart Sunglasses Silk Eye Mask

 Courtesy of Hill House Home

Help your best friend sleep in style with this embroidered silk eye mask. A full night of restful sleep and a silk-covered elastic that won’t damage her hair? Chic and functional.

Hoya Heart Plant

Hoya Heart Plant

 Courtesy of Etsy

Show her the love, literally. This heart-shaped Hoya kerrii leaf-cutting makes a wonderful low maintenance house plant. Tell your bestie to set in on a bright windowsill and let it brighten up her home.

Cloud Cotton Robe

Cloud Cotton Robe

 Courtesy of Parachute

You can’t go wrong with this ultra-soft cotton robe. Choose from one of the calming colors, and give your friend a robe she won’t ever want to take off. We’re partial to the violet-grey, but any of the colors would make a great addition to her lounging wardrobe.

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser

This ceramic diffuser is designed from high-quality porcelain and looks like a fancy vase. Add a bottle of her favorite essential oil, so her home will smell like a relaxing spa.

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

This best-selling cookbook encourages cooking to be fun and not stressful. If your friend likes to entertain, or especially if she doesn’t, this book of recipes will inspire her to experiment in the kitchen. From a DIY martini bar to spicy pork meatballs, all of the recipes are incredibly doable and delicious.

Kreafunk bGEM In-Ear Headphones

Kreafunk bGEM In-Ear Headphones

 Courtesy of Verishop

Whether she’s a runner or loves to listen to a podcast on her way to work, these wireless earphones are a stylish replacement for annoying wires. The fast-charging time and chic colors make these a great choice for anyone looking for style and function.

Otherland Daybed

Otherland Daybed

 Courtesy of Otherland

Daybed, one of the candles from Otherland’s permanent collection, smells like roses and peony blossoms, and overall floral goodness. Once your friend is through the 55-hour burn-time, she’ll be hooked and can turn the empty glass into a small vase, or catchall container.

Beautybio GloPRO® Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool

Beautybio GloPRO® Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool

 Courtesy of Sephora

Microneedling helps increase the skin’s absorption and evens texture. This GloPRO kit is the perfect introduction, since it includes the microneedling tool, pH balancing cleanser, anti-aging serum, moisturizer, and clearing wipes.

Yoga Design Lab The Combo Yoga Mat

A beautifully designed yoga mat and towel will help your friend stand out in any class. The mat is eco-friendly, easy to carry, and even machine washable. Just pick one of the abstract or geometric designs and have her teach you some poses.

EMU Australia Mayberry Slippers

EMU’s Merino wool slippers come in bright and neutral colors and are sure to suit your friend’s style. The softest wool will make her feel like she’s walking on clouds, while the rubber sole will make sure that these slippers last forever.

Brushean Makeup Brush Sanitizer

Brushean Makeup Brush Sanitizer

 Courtesy of Verishop

Cleaning makeup brushes can be a hassle, so help her shorten the process and keep her tools clean with this brush sanitizer. This gadget uses UV-C light and Ozone technology to eliminate 99.9 percent of the bacteria that can grow on makeup brushes.

Custom Friend Mug

Custom Friend Mug

Courtesy of Etsy

Who doesn’t love a customized gift? While there’s nothing wrong with monograms or names, take it one step further by getting your friend this mug with a customized silhouette of the two of you.

Just Breathe Spa Kit

Just Breathe Spa Kit

 Courtesy of Knack 

Send her on a tropical spa getaway... kind of. This kit features Herbivore Botanical’s Coconut Soak, a sea sponge, candle set, and a mini plant to transport her to some faraway island while she takes a relaxing bath.

Long Distance Friendship Lamp

Long Distance Friendship Lamp

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

These long-distance friendship lamps are connected, and hers will emit a glow whenever you touch yours. Send a quick “thinking of you” by tapping your lamp. Yes, it’s a bit out there, but it's a good reminder of your love, no matter how far away your friend is.

Sisi Silk Pillowcase

Sisi Silk Pillowcase

 Courtesy of Hill House Home

Named after Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) of Austria, known for her long locks that are worth the Google search, this silk pillowcase will protect your friend’s hair while she sleeps, helping prevent breakage and frizz. Choose from several classic colors, or go for the pastel tie-dye version we’re totally obsessed with.

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses

Himalayan Salt Tequila Glasses

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Whether she loves a good party, or simply loves a good gag gift, these Himalayan salt tequila glasses will be a whimsical addition to her home bar. Shots will go down just a bit easier with these salty shooters, especially if you pair them with a bottle of her favorite tequila.

CHANCE Crayons de Parfum

CHANCE Crayons de Parfum

 Courtesy of Sephora

These four cute sticks may look like magic markers, but they’re actually miniature perfume sticks. These four Chanel fragrances are perfect for a friend that likes to play with her perfume or doesn’t yet have a signature scent.

LARQ Bottle

This water bottle comes with a non-toxic LED technology that purifies water and prevents any bacteria or grime from growing inside. Made of double-wall insulated stainless steel, this bottle will keep her beverage cold for 24 hours or hot for up to 12.

Smile Makers Starter Kit

Smile Makers Starter Kit

 Courtesy of Smile Makers

Smile Makers works with gynecologists and sexologists to make sex toys that are ensured to meet a woman’s needs. This set features a soft silicone toy and a water-based lubricant to go in her bedside drawer. 

Drop Charge Pad

Drop Charge Pad

Courtesy of Verishop 

If her charging station looks like a tangled disaster zone, help her simplify it. This sleek accessory will let your bestie charge her portable electronics just by placing them on the pad. No more knotted wires!

Personalized Gold Bangle

Personalized Gold Bangle

 Courtesy of Etsy

Stackable and modern, this gold-filled bracelet is a great personal gift. Engrave a special message, possibly an inside joke or a meaningful date, inside the bracelet so that your friend always has your gift, and love, close by.

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

Birth Month Flower Grow Kit

 Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Whether your friend has a green thumb or not, she’ll be able to enjoy this easy to grow flower kit. Each birth month has a different corresponding flower and requires no extra supplies to get growing.

Sleepy Jones Polka Dot Silk-Charmeuse Pajama Shirt

Sleepy Jones Polka Dot Silk-Charmeuse Pajama Shirt

 Courtesy of Sleepy Jones

Meant for sleeping in, but beautiful enough to wear out, this silk pajama shirt is a dream for any friend that likes to stand out. The polka dot and white piping design will make sure that your friend is always napping in luxury. Consider buying the matching pants for the full look.

Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Mini MatteTrance™ Lipstick Trio

Pat McGrath Labs Lust: Mini MatteTrance™ Lipstick Trio

 Courtesy of Sephora

Pat McGrath, the legendary makeup artist, has quickly taken over the makeup scene with highly pigmented products. This trio of bestselling lipsticks will give her options and will fit in any clutch, no matter how tiny.

Neons and Neutrals Roxanne Assoulin Bracelets

Neons and Neutrals Roxanne Assoulin Bracelets

 Courtesy of Roxanne Assoulin

Roxanne Assoulin makes enamel jewelry that's easy to pair with any outfit. Opt for a customized bracelet, or get a few that can be worn together or separately. This neons and neutrals pack is perfect for her spring or summer look.

Spa Finder Gift Card

Spa Finder Gift Card

 Courtesy of Spa Finder

Gift her a spa day! This gift card will let her choose when, where, and with what procedure she will pamper herself. From facials to massages and haircuts, your friend will have the freedom to try a procedure she’s always wanted.

Signature Cashmere Socks

Signature Cashmere Socks

 Courtesy of Naadam

These aren’t your last-minute holiday gift socks. These beauties are made of the softest 100 percent Mongolian Cashmere. Her toes will stay toasty no matter how cold it is outside, and the color options ensure that there’s a sock for everyone.

Peter Thomas Roth Mix, Mask & Hydrate Set

Peter Thomas Roth Mix, Mask & Hydrate Set

 Courtesy of Sephora

This kit of best-selling Peter Thomas Roth face masks will help your friend have the best at-home spa setup. Created to target different skin concerns, multiple masks can be used on different parts of the face for an entirely personalized experience.

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