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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.
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.
Sisi Silk Pillowcase
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
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.
Sleepy Jones Polka Dot Silk-Charmeuse Pajama Shirt
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.