34 of the Very Best Gifts for Your Best Friend

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Finding a gift that’s as cool and wonderful as your best friend is no easy feat. Sure, no one knows them better than you—but that doesn’t necessarily make things any simpler. So, to take the pressure off of you, we’ve curated this collection of perfect presents for best friends. (We’ll take a shout-out in your pal’s card, please and thank you.)

Whether your bestie loves to play host, is a proud plant parent, or is busy perfecting their scorpion pose, we found gifts to delight them—from gorgeous coasters and liquor infusion kits to pretty ceramic pots and unique yoga mats. And since your BFF is one-of-a-kind and deserves a present that is too, we’ve also included customizable gifts that can be made unique to them. (Think: initial necklaces, personalized mugs, custom map prints, and more). 

Ready to start shopping? Below, check out the best gifts perfect for the one who’s always there for you.

Karen Jai Home Bamako Coasters

Karen Jai Home Bamako Coasters

Your friend is bound to get a ton of mileage out of a sturdy pair of coasters—especially when they invite you over for cocktails! This particular pair from Karen Jai Home couldn’t be prettier. Featuring shimmery pink agate slices that are edged in gold, each coaster is unique and varies in both pattern and shape. Although they're perfect all on their own, you might want to go the extra mile and pair them with a bottle of your friend’s favorite wine.

Verloop Sunrise Stripe Throw Blanket

Verloop Sunrise Stripe Throw Blanket

Give the gift of coziness! Whether on the couch, in bed, or around the campfire, this throw blanket offers lightweight warmth thanks to its waffle stitch and roomy 60 x 50 inch dimension. And, with a split pattern consisting of a peachy-pink panel and gradient orange-to-yellow striping, its bright hues are like freshly squeezed sunshine in a fabric. (It’s also machine-washable for easy cleaning!) Tied with a bow, this throw blanket even comes all ready for gifting.

C By The Sea Shoppe Macramé Boobs Wall Hanging

CByTheSeaShoppe Macramé Boobs Wall Hanging

So cool and super cute, this macramé wall art is about to be your BFF’s newest statement piece of decor. Thoughtfully handcrafted from eco-conscious materials, it features 100 percent cotton cords that are fashioned and knotted into a pair of boobies. Hung from a sanded natural wooden dowel, it’s perfect for displaying in a bathroom, bedroom, living room, or just about any other wall in your home. Measuring in at 12” by 14”, this wall art is available in nine hues—our favorite of which is the warm terracotta! 

Glamour Jewelry House Sideways Initial Name Necklace

GlamourJewelryHouse Sideways Initial Name Necklace

Being able to customize an item makes it instantly unique and special to the recipient, so personalized gifts are pretty much always a hit. One of our favorite pieces in this category is this initial pendant necklace found on Etsy. Featuring sideways letter charms on a thin, minimalist chain, this necklace is dainty and delicate—perfect for everyday wear! Choose from silver, gold, and rose gold tones and a variety of different lengths to find the perfect piece for your friend.

Made By Rheal Concrete Cone Ring Holder

Concrete Cone Ring Holder

Give your bestie a designated place to display their favorite gems. Handcrafted from concrete and made to order, this unique cone-shaped ring holder is the perfect vessel to safely hold your pal's rings and bracelets. Unpigmented and hand-poured, each piece is one-of-a-kind and will have minor imperfections—but that's the whole point of such a special object. And at just $8, you can buy one for several friends and keep one for yourself.

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set

Lunya Washable Silk Tee Set

2020 was the year of loungewear, so give your friend’s pajama drawer a serious upgrade with a silky sleep set. Available in five colors and crafted from thermoregulating silk, this set includes an oversized tee complete with a pocket and a pair of relaxed shorts with a no-twist waistband to keep them comfortable as they sleep. The best part though? These silk PJs are 100 percent washable, meaning your friend can wear them all the time.

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera

Ensure you capture every moment of your next best friends’ trip with the iconic Fujifilm Instant Camera. Sure, you could use your iPhone to take photos, but this mini camera is so much more fun—and not to mention, way cuter. With automatic exposure, macro mode, and a slim, compact build, it snaps and prints pics for instant souvenirs. Available in five colors, including pastel pink and a lovely lavender, it even has a built-in mirror for getting the perfect selfie.

Tulianna and Alejandra Garces Pressed Birth Month Flower Art

Uncommon Goods Pressed Birth Month Flower Art

Featuring a bundle of dried blooms (how very cottagecore!), this circular wall hanger can be customized with your friend’s birth month flower. The pretty petals will then be artfully arranged and encased in plant-based resin. Whether they were born in April (yellow daisies), June (roses), September (forget-me-nots), or any other month of the year, they’ll cherish this perfectly personalized piece of art.

Anthropologie Wellness Tracking Journals

Anthropologie Wellness Tracking Journals

Their birthday marks a new beginning, and this thoughtful trio of notebooks can help them make it their best year yet. Included in this set are three wellness tracking journals where they can jot down their goals, as well as record their meals, habits, and day-to-day activities. It's the ideal gift for people who love a good planner, and there are even guided prompts inside to encourage mindfulness. Plus, the covers couldn’t be prettier.

The Lady Doth Féministe Embroidered Sweatshirt

TheLadyDoth Féministe Embroidered Sweatshirt

This sweatshirt is about to become your favorite feminist’s new signature piece of clothing, both for its message and for its cozy feel. It's hand-embroidered with pale, peach-hued thread and is available in three colors—dark charcoal gray, faded blue, and inky black. Plus, if this sweatshirt isn’t perfectly suited to your friend, the seller can create a custom piece with whatever embroidered word you’d like.

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

Bouq Flower Subscription

A beautiful bouquet of flowers is always a nice surprise—now just imagine how nice that surprise will be times two or three! With a floral subscription from The Bouqs Co., you can have freshly cut blooms sent to your bestie on the reg. You can customize how often flowers arrive on your friend’s doorstep (anywhere from once a week to once every two months) for a series of sweet surprises throughout the year.

Estelle Colored Glass Stemware Mixed Set

Estelle Colored Glass

As fun as a night of cocktails with your pal, this set of stemware features a rainbow of candy-like colors. Included are six wine glasses—all expertly hand-blown by glass artisans in Poland—in hues that include lavender, rose, mint, a coral peachy pink, yellow, and cobalt blue. At your next night in, everyone can grab and drink from their fave!

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser in Terracotta

Vitruvi Stone Diffuser in Terracotta

Your friend will love the minimalist shape and terracotta hue of this popular essential oil diffuser. Crafted from porcelain and BPA-free plastic, it’ll sweetly scent their home with just a simple touch of a button. It can be set for continuous or intermittent fragrance with a 3-hour or 7.5-hour runtime, and, when loaded with scents like lavender or bergamot, provides a bit of much-needed stress relief.

Angel Food Bakery You Da Bomb Donuts

Angel Food Bakery You Da Bomb Donuts

Sure, you can jot down just how awesome your pal is in a card—but this is so much yummier! Courtesy of Goldbelly, you can send them a delicious box of donuts that declares them the best of the best. Hailing from Minneapolis’s famous Angel Food Bakery, these donuts will arrive fresh and pillowy straight to your friend's door, and come with an assortment of flavors like chocolate sprinkles, fruity pebbles, vanilla sprinkles, and raspberry chocolate chip.

Anna Joyce Ice Dye Kit

Ice Dye Kit

Tie dye saw a bit of a revival during the long days of quarantine with seemingly all of Instagram and Tiktok passing the time by adding saturated splashes of color to their loungewear. Why not supply your BFF with a kit to get in on the trend? This one comes complete with everything needed to try ice dying—a form of fabric staining that uses ice and fiber reactive dye to create unique, colorful patterns.

Aluna Design Co. Personalized Floral Mug

AlunaDesignCo Floral Mug Personalized

They’ll think of you every morning thanks to this mug, which comes adorned with a wildflower print and personalized with their name. If you’re not feeling the clear glass mug, there are five other cup options available, including metal campfire-style mugs and traditional ceramic mugs. Pro tip: Pair this gift with your friend’s favorite tea or coffee blend for an extra-special present.

Otherland Candle Gift Set

Otherland Candle Gift Set

Otherland is home to a gorgeous collection of candles that boast complex, beautiful scents. All are clean-burning and non-toxic thanks to naturally harvested ingredients and their coconut and soy wax blend—and you really can’t go wrong with any of the fragrances from the brand's core collection.

Choose the Threesome Gift Set for your friend who always has a candle lit, and make their day by gifting them three new candles. You get to choose from five of Otherland's most popular scents, including Rattan (sandalwood, amber, and musk) and Daybed (rosebud, peony, and pear water).

Silverly Made Constellation Zodiac Ring

SilverlyMade Constellation Zodiac Ring

If your friend is always one to make reference to their star sign or let you know when mercury is retrograde, this ring will likely become their signature piece of jewelry. Available in rose gold, gold, and silver finishes, it features the constellation of whichever zodiac sign you choose engraved into the plate. It feels incredibly special, and you're sure to love its minimalist style.

Minted Custom Map Letterpress Art

Custom Map Letterpress Art

Did you grow up in the same neighborhood, meet at college, or share a memorable vacation? You can memorialize a place that’s special to you with this custom map print. It comes made-to-order, displaying whatever location you’d prefer, and everything from the frame to the color theme can be customized. Featuring a minimalist design and measuring just 11.9 x 11.9 inches, it's a perfect addition to a gallery wall or a bare corner.

French Girl Rose Bath Experience

French Girl Rose Bath Experience

The best gift you could give a friend is an excuse to some take time for themselves. With its cruelty-free, organic bath products, French Girl's Rose Bath gift set makes for the ultimate self-care session. Included is an exfoliating and smoothing body polish, calming bath salts, and a hydrating body glow oil, all infused with the delicate scent of rose to relax muscles, moisturize skin, and soothe away stress.

Madewell Crisscross Scuff Slippers

Crisscross Scuff Slippers

Super soft and surprisingly cute, these slippers are made with recycled faux fur and are sure to become the comfiest WFH shoes in your friend’s closet. The criss-cross straps are trendy, while the sole is strong and durable enough that your friend won't have to replace them in a year. Plus, how can you not love that luxe ruby red hue? You can make this gift the star of the show, or pair it with a robe or a pair of PJs.

Bkr Spiked Bitten 500 mL Water Bottle

Bkr Spiked Bitten 500 mL

Help them hit their daily hydration goals and save the world from some single-use plastic too with this reusable bottle from Bkr. Available in a moody purple hue, the 500 mL glass vessel is covered in rock-and-roll silicone spikes, plus is both BPA and phthalate-free and dishwasher-safe. When empty, it weighs just under a single pound and comes complete with a no-leak cap. Who knew water bottles could be so chic?

Anthropologie Mateo Woven Wine Rack

Anthropologie Mateo Woven Wine Rack

If they always have a bottle of wine ready to uncork when you come over, consider this rustic style wine rack. Handwoven from naturally textured jute, it has a breezy, effortless feel to it that’ll complement just about any kitchen wall. Plus, we love the fact that it frees up counter and cabinet space by storing five bottles of red and white.

Never will they get bored with the same old yoga routine or meditation session. This set of color-coded blocks will give them ideas for a new way to practice self-care every single day. Just give ‘em a roll and discover new ways to meditate, set intentions and goals, journal, practice breathwork and yoga, and more. Included is an instruction booklet to help your bestie work their new self-care activities into their daily routine.

Mejuri Jewelry Case

Mejuri Jewelry Case

The best place to store their most beloved jewels and gems? A cushy, protective carrier made especially for them. Available in three colors, this leather jewelry case has room for four necklaces, three pairs of earrings, and several rings—perfect for traveling. Finished with optional monogramming, it’s great for tossing in a suitcase when packing for your next getaway.

Mcozylife Ceramic Shell Pearl Night Light

Mcozylife Ceramic Shell Pearl Bedroom LED Night Light

This unique ceramic light will add a touch of whimsy (and a mermaid feel) to your best friend’s boudoir. Nestled inside an iridescent ceramic clam shell is a giant pearl that casts a warm glow, thanks to an internal LED light that shifts through an array of hues. It’s battery-operated so it can be set and admired anywhere—no outlet necessary.

Jacqui Oakley A Jane Austen Tarot Deck

Jacqui Oakley A Jane Austen Tarot Deck: 53 Cards for Divination and Gameplay

A hybrid of tarot cards and traditional playing cards, this darling deck allows you to play both a game of gin rummy and gain insight into your current path. Unique and whimsical, it features artful illustrations of 53 characters and objects from the Jane Austen universe, including Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, bonnets, books, and more. Housed in a vintage-inspired hinged cigar box, it’s a sweet surprise for any Jane Austen fan.

Time to schedule your next game night! These petite jigsaw puzzles feature fun, festive prints (which usually depict yummy snacks and treats) and can be completed in just 20 minutes or less. You can challenge one another to see who can finish one the fastest, and, since they clock in at just $15 each, why not score two or three?

Aged & Infused Infuse & Pour Alcohol Kit

Food53 Aged & Infused Natural Liquor Infusion Kit

Cocktail bar, who? This liquor infusion kit is about to make your friend’s at-home happy hours that much happier. Inside the glass jars are expertly blended fruits and spices—just add liquor and let it sit for infused booze that’s ready for sipping. The included filtering spout makes for easy pouring, and you can even purchase refill packs for cocktails to come. 

BAUGHaus 12" Banana Leaf Platter

Banana Leaf Platter

Catchall trays are prized for their versatility: You can place one on a vanity to hold jewelry, or on an entryway table to keep your keys and odds and ends in one spot. They can even be brought to the dinner table to hold hors d'oeuvre if they’re food-safe. See: this cute ceramic tray from BAUGHaus. Available in six colors and fashioned into a banana leaf, this tray brings an island feel to wherever your bestie decides to place it.

Brooklinen Waffle Robe


Replace that ratty old robe they’ve had since your dorm room days: This Brooklinen robe is such an upgrade! Made in Turkey from 100 percent Turkish cotton, the waffle weave quickly absorbs water—and is fast-drying itself! Plus it’s comfortably lightweight, making it just as perfect for lounging around in as it is for pulling on after showering. Consider pairing this gift with a jar of bath salts for the ultimate spa night.

Par Avion Tea Zodiac Sign Tea

Uncommon Goods Zodiac Sign Tea

These loose leaf teas are custom blended with fine botanicals that suit each individual star sign. Whether your friend is a Virgo (Fancy English Breakfast), Libra (Moroccan Blend with Peppermint), Scorpio (Black Tea with Mango & Papaya), Leo (Chai with Lavender & Rose), or any of the other signs, they’ll love brewing and sipping the fanciful flavors that reflect their signature qualities.

Golde Make Your Matcha Kit

Make Your Matcha Kit

Have a friend whose drink of choice is matcha, or a friend who wants to up their wellness game? Check out the Make Your Matcha Kit from Golde, which includes one tin of the brand's popular Pure Matcha and one bamboo whisk. All your friend has to do is add their favorite milk and they'll have a delicious matcha latte, which can be served either hot or iced.

Help them get their namaste on! This studio yoga mat is printed with a cotton candy colored sky and is free of silicone, toxic glue, and phthalates. Instead, it uses water-based ink on natural tree rubber and microfiber for an eco-friendly and durable design. The cushioned, grippy texture will allow your yogi pal to perfect any pose, and the included shoulder strap makes transport and storage a breeze.

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