Last Updated on February 2, 2023 by Cher
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Your best friend is someone special in your life. Personally, I have two people who I consider my best friends, and they are very special to me. They have been by my side for many years and are my go-to people.
Since your best friends are likely as special to you, when it comes time to find them a gift, you want it to reflect how honored they are. Finding gifts for best friends can be difficult. No matter how hard you look, it seems like nothing is quite right.
Here are 80 wonderful gifts for best friends!
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Overall Best Gifts for Best Friends
GIFTS WITH BEST FRIEND MESSAGES
If you are like me, you may be a few hours away from your best friend. I go to school two hours away from my best friend. We don’t get to see each other often and miss each other constantly.
This bracelet is perfect for those long distance-friendships. It has “My Person” in morse code on the bracelet, and it comes in a pair: one for you and one for your best friend.
You can each wear this everyday and be reminded of the other person. It is simple, cute, and discrete; something just you two know about.
Candles have become a new favorite of mine. I have bought several as well as received several as gifts.
This candle in particular has one of my favorite childhood activities on it, wishing on dandelions. This candle is perfect to show your best friend how special they are.
The message “I always wished for a friend like you” captures the meaning of the dandelions and the special relationship the two of you have. It is simple, but still meaningful. Plus, everytime they light the candle, they will be reminded of you.
This one is pretty simple: a wooden sign that lists how important your best friend is to you.
I am a sucker for these types of signs. Whenever I see them at the store, I am constantly reading them and showing them to whoever I’m with.
These are great for decorations on shelves, desks, dressers, and more. They are not too expensive and can come in a variety of phrases, so you can find one that matches your best friend perfectly.
Finding a place to put your jewelry at the end of the night can be a struggle. If you do not have a designated place to put your rings and such, you almost always end up losing them.
For the longest time, I just put my rings wherever I felt like, which is why a ring dish with a message about best friends is a great gift for a friend who wears a lot of jewelry.
It can work for rings, bracelets, necklaces, and any other type of small jewelry. Plus, the sweet message will be something they can read at the end of the day so they go to bed with a positive message and while thinking of you.
This may seem like a cheesy gift or one that your friend may not enjoy. However, if my best friend got this gift for me, I would love it.
A keychain is a simple gift, but one they most likely would have not thought about. Keys are an item they most likely have with them all the time, so they will always have your gift with them.
Plus, the quote is sweet and simple and shows them how special you think they are. It may be cheesy, but it is also a wonderful gift for your best friend.
Having a bag that can fit all of your toiletries when traveling is important.
Also, if you live far away from your best friend and want them to visit you often, they are going to need one. So why not get them one that also has a message of why they are loved and special to you?
That way, when they are packing to visit, they are reminded of you and the special friendship you two have.
Warm and fuzzy blankets are always a win in the gift department. I have several in my collection, and in my opinion, you can never have too many.
This one in particular will make your best friend warm and fuzzy because it is a blanket, but also because it is full of positive and loving words.
This blanket will warm them on the outside as well as on the inside.
Gift Ideas for Male Best Friend
TECHNOLOGY THEMED GIFTS
9. Phone Stand
Finding a place to keep your phone while working can be difficult. Well, this phone stand is the perfect gift for your best friend to help keep her workspace organized.
This stand allows them to place their phone next to their laptop at eye level while they are working.
They can keep an eye out for important notifications, but do not have to keep moving it to make space.
It is above where any notebooks or paperwork would need to be. Plus, it makes checking their phone easier. They do not even have to look down from their laptop.
I am sure you and your best friend have at least a few pictures together. They are probably a mixture of nice ones, silly ones, and some with no explanation at all.
You could print all the photos out and try and find a way to put them on display. However, that can be time-consuming and expensive.
This digital picture frame is a time-saving solution. It allows your best friend to load in their favorite pictures of you two and have them rotate throughout the day.
The pictures can rotate through automatically, or you can control when they change, so if your friend has one picture they want to have on display for some time, they can.
This way, you are giving the gift of photos and memories, but in a technologically advanced way.
I am a big fan of Roku’s streaming sticks, and for parents who have everything, you should get the top of the line streaming stick from Roku.
This particular device streams in brilliant HD, 4K, and HDR picture quality.
In addition, the higher-end streaming stick can power on your TV and control the volume, amongst other things, making it one of the best gifts for parents, as they won’t have to deal with multiple remotes!
I know I feel like I need a massage everyday, especially when I’m stressed, or when my neck hurts from constantly being hunched over my laptop doing school work. Which is why you should give the gift of a neck massager to your best friend.
One, it benefits them because they can get pain relief whenever they need, and two, it relieves you from having to give them neck massages when they are in pain. It is a win-win in my book.
Plus, if they are in less pain, then they are probably more pleasant, which means no cranky friends. So, overall, this is a great gift for your best friend.
14. Wireless mouse
Nowadays, everyone is using laptops constantly. While laptops are great for being able to do work on the go and wherever you feel comfortable. However, laptops only have the mousepad, instead of an actual mouse.
While for some, that may be okay, some people prefer to have an actual mouse. Which is why this wireless mouse is a great gift option for your best friend. Plus, it is wireless, which makes transporting it with the laptop easier.
15. Gaming Keyboard
Is your best friend a huge gamer? We probably all have a friend who loves gaming. Which is why this gaming keyboard is a great gift for that friend. This is the perfect keyboard that has everything that is needed for whatever gaming they are doing.
Plus it has an area that their arms can rest on. It is a gift that will get plenty of use out of by your gamer best friend.
We can all agree, our phone screens are prone to breaking very easily. Also, we can all admit that many of us do not have a screen protector on our phone.
So why not help your friend out and get them a screen protector. This gift is very useful and will definitely pay off in the long run.
While you are at, get yourself one and you and your best friend can both protect your phones.
This is another gift that will free up her hands and spare her from joint pain.
Wireless chargers can also be a must-have for those with visual impairments; the device eliminates any difficulties wrestling with outlets or tiny bits of technology.
Simply place your device on the charger, and the machine does the rest!
18. Phone Tripod
Does your friend enjoy taking videos or pictures with their phone? Does it sometimes become difficult because they have no way of setting up their phone to do so?
If so, this phone tripod is a great option. They can set up their phone where they want and use the remote to take pictures or videos.
This is also great for when they want to be in the shot, because they can control it while still being in the picture or video.
19. Tile Mate
Okay, I think we all have that friend who is prone to losing their keys, or wallet or other important items that they need everyday. This gift of a Tile Mate will help solve that problem.
They can just attach the tile to an item they misplace often and use an app to help locate the item.
This is also a gift for you because you no longer have to help track down their items all the time. They just have to use their app, making less work for you.
Holding your phone can make your hand tired, which is where this next gift comes into play. It is a phone holder that has a gooseneck mount so you can move it to fit whatever position you need.
It can also be clipped to a counter, desk, table, bed frame, etc.
This allows you to be on the phone or video chat with your significant other and not have to worry about your arm getting tired.
You do not want to end a call early because your hand hurts, which is why this is a great gift idea.
21. Ring Light
Is your best friend obsessed with taking selfies or making Tiktoks? If so, this is the perfect gift for them.
This ring light will give your friend the lighting they need to take the perfect selfies and film the perfect Tiktoks. They can set it up wherever they need it and set the perfect lighting.
So help your best friend become the next Tiktoker with this gift.
This one will give you a laugh, and hopefully also get a laugh from your friend. You can put whatever picture of your friend you want. It can be a funny face, normal face, weird face etc.
Or you can put your face on the socks, so they always have a piece of you with them. It all depends on what direction you want to go with this gift. Either way, is for sure to earn a laugh form you and your best friend.
25. Toilet Timer
26. Pizza Socks
Is your friend a fan of pizza and bright socks? Then Pizza Socks Box is the perfect product for him! He won't be able to find crazier socks than pizza socks packed in a box that looks like a real pizza.
These socks look amusing and unique on their owner's feet. They go with both casual clothes, such as a pair of jeans, as well as a jacket and a suit.
Pizza socks are amusing, crazy, colorful, and cheerful! The contents of the box will surprise your closest friends! Pizza Socks make a unique gift for your friends and family because of their classic packaging in the form of a pizza box.
You can count on having a good time and laughing a lot. Give your loved ones a little bit of color and a big smile to convey your sense of humor.
These humorous and upbeat pizza socks are also practical because the receiver will find them useful in the years to come.
27. Beer Holster
Have a best friend that loves beer? Then this gift is for them. It is a holster that they can wear that is meant for them to hold their beer. They can have their beer at their side, ready for anything at any moment.
It also frees up their hands to do whatever they need to do. They just need to be careful not to spill their beer. It may be a funny gift, but it may also serve some useful purposes.
This gift may end up backfiring in the long run. This gift is full of one liners and short jokes that your best friend can use. However, you may be the one forced to listen to all of these jokes.
So, you may have to think hard about whether or not you could put through listening to all of the jokes. Maybe include a rule that he can only tell you a few of the jokes.
Gift Ideas for Female Best Friend
ACCESSORY AND CLOTHES THEMED GIFTS
My best friend and I have become obsessed with our zodiac signs and horoscopes.
If you and your best friend are just as interested in zodiac signs, this is the perfect gift: a necklace that showcases to everyone what their sign is, and one they can wear proudly.
I know I often wear my zodiac necklace with pride.
30. Jewelry Cleaner
This may not seem like a great gift idea at first. But as someone who constantly wears the same pieces of jewelry day after day and rarely takes them off, this is a great idea, even if it’s one that you don’t think of at first.
Jewelry gets dirty and discolored and can be hard to clean. So, if your best friend also wears the same pieces of jewelry, this is a great gift.
They can clean their pieces and make them look shiny and beautiful again. They can then continue to wear their favorite pieces without worrying about how they look.
A cute t-shirt with a powerful message, this is the perfect gift for your best friend. The message “be kind” is simple, but is one that people need to be reminded of from time to time.
So why not get your best friend a shirt with the message on it, so they can remind everyone they encounter of this important message.
32. Mini Backpack
Purses are great for carrying all the items you need when you leave the house. However, purses aren’t for everyone, which is why getting your best friend a mini backpack would be a great gift.
It is big enough to fit everything you need, but also not as bulky as a regular backpack. If purses are not your best friend’s thing, then this is a great gift idea for them.
Chokers are making a comeback over the last few years. So, if your friend is interested in keeping up with that trend, then this set of beaded chokers is a great idea.
It has a variety of color options for her to choose from depending on the outfit. They are simple and cute and a great addition to any outfit.
This bag comes in many colors and is a great and simple bag for anyone to have. It is not huge but not small either, so it can fit plenty of items, but still not be annoying to lug around. Plus it has a cool texture pattern on it, making it different from just a simple solid color purse.
This bag I thought was cool looking. It is clear, and a simple small pouch that would fit their phone and maybe a few other small items. This would be great if your friend was going out and only needed a few items.
Plus, they can clearly see what is in the bag without having to dig through the bag. It is fun and a different purse but still has great purpose.
36. Black Leggings
Okay, a girl can never have too many pairs of leggings, especially black leggings. They are great for lounging around, to wear when running errands, working out, etc. A simple pair of black leggings is a great gift for any girl.
This is another item of clothing that can be a staple in any girl’s wardrobe. It is just a plain colored t-shirt that can be worn with a variety of outfits. It would be a great lounging shirt or a short for just going around and running errands. It is a simple and great gift for your best friend.
MAKE-UP, SKINCARE AND HAIR CARE THEMED GIFTS
I don’t know about you, but I hate taking off my make-up at the end of the day. It can be a whole process of wipes and water and sponges and who knows what else.
You can help make your best friend’s make-up removal process easier with the Original MakeUp Eraser. All they need is the cloth and some water and they can take off all of their make-up.
It has two sides, one for erasing the make-up and one for exfoliating your face. This gift is perfect for anyone who wears make-up and absolutely hates the process of taking it off at the end of the day.
I have EcoTools eyeshadow brushes and I love them. I don’t wear make-up that often, but when I do, I tend to focus on my eyeshadow, and the brushes help a lot.
Trust me, these brushes will be a great gift for your best friend. If they wear make-up often and are looking for new brushes, these will be perfect.
It has a variety of shapes and sizes for all the different steps of applying a full face of make-up. The brushes are cruelty-free and made of recycled aluminum and plastic and renewable bamboo.
40. Face Wash Set
Who doesn’t love a good manicure? I know lately I have been obsessed with making sure my nails look good at all times.
I am constantly buying new nail polish that I think will look good on me. If your best friend is the same way, then this set of gel nail polish is the perfect gift for them.
It has a wide range of colors, as well as top coats, providing everything they need for the perfect gel manicure. Gel polish also often lasts longer than normal nail polish.
Haircare is another important routine for many people, which is why another great gift for best friends is a shampoo and conditioner set.
You can get them their favorite shampoo and conditioner, or a set they have been wanting to try. Also, of course, if there is a set you think they need to try, you can get them that too.
It never hurts to influence your best friend and make them use your favorite products.
43. Scrunchie Set
I personally love scrunchies. They are great for putting your hair up and can be more comfortable than a normal hair tie. Plus they come in many colors and patterns, so you can find one that works with your outfit.
Which is why, these are great gift options for your best friend. They are useful and a great style accessory.
44. Hair Towel Wrap
Why not spice up some of your makeup looks with these body and face gems. If your friend is into doing fun makeup looks, then these would be a great gift.
There are a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, giving them plenty of options to choose from. Maybe they can even do a fun look on you as well.
Aquaphor is a great product for anyone to have. It is perfect for when you have dried and chapped lips.
It is also not super expensive. It is a simple and useful product that anyone should have in their collection. So help your friend out and get them some aquaphor.
47. Sheet Mask Set
Face masks are a personal favorite of mine. In my opinion you can never have too many face masks. They are a variety out there, each having their one benefits.
Which is why a set of different face masks is a great gift idea for your best friend. She can try whatever one she feels will work for what they need in that moment.
Then they can find the ones they like the best. Which you can then get them in the future as gifts.
Small Gift Idea For Friends
ROOM DECOR THEMED GIFTS
48. Moon Light
Lights are always useful to have. The moon is something pretty in the sky to look at, so why not combine the two together and get your best friend a moon lamp that can be various different colors?
Your best friend can set the lamp to their favorite color, or whatever color they are feeling at that moment in time. They can also change the brightness to whatever they are feeling at the moment.
Flowers are always a great gift. Everyone appreciates getting flowers, no matter what the occasion is.
However, depending on what kind of flowers they are and how well you take care of them, they can die quickly, which results in a pile of leaves and petals for you to clean up.
However, with this gift, that is not an issue: this flower will last forever. It has lights in it and is encased in a glass dome.
It is like giving your friend the real thing, but minus the time limit on enjoying the flowers. With this, you can give them something that will last a lifetime.
Sleep is crucial, and comfort is key to getting a good night's sleep. So why not help your best friend out with this gift of silk pillowcases with a silk face mask?
Not only is the soft silk comfortable, it is also good for hair and skin. They can curl up in their bed, put on the face mask and lay their heads on their pillowcases and get the best sleep they’ve ever had.
I will admit, I would not be a good plant mom. I would be very forgetful at watering any plant I had. If your best friend also has a brown thumb, then these would be a great gift for them.
They make cute decorations for bedrooms or living rooms, and are also cute for photo backgrounds.
However, you could also get them real plants if they would be a great plant parent.
52. Bed Shelf
This gift is such a nifty idea. It is a shelf that you can attach to the side of the bed to place your phone, drinks, notebook, or whatever you need to.
This is a great gift if your best friend lives in a dorm or small apartment, or if they just do not have a night stand or something similar next to their bed. They can attach it with ease and use it for whatever they need.
53. Fake Ivy Leaves
Fake ivy leave strands are on the rise for a popular room decoration. They come in small sets and large sets, depending on how many would work for your friend’s decoration style.
They can be used in a variety of ways. They can put up a wall of just the leaves, hang up a few, use them to like drape over something, etc.
These leaves a decoration that can be used in many ways by your best friend.
You can never go wrong with a cactus-themed item. Especially this cactus jewelry holder. Your best friend can hang their rings on the arms of the cactus and place jewelry in the dish part.
It is cute and different from other jewelry holders. If your best friend wears a lot of jewelry and loves cacti, then this is a great gift idea.
56. Gold Mirror Tray
I love a good wall collage. My go-to is always a wall of pictures. This set will help your roommate create a wall collage of pictures that all fit a specific aesthetic.
They can decide what aesthetic they want, or you can pick one that fits your best friend’s style. This set has a variety of pictures they can choose from and they can decide what order to put them in and where.
Then once completed, your best friend now has an aesthetic wall in their room.
Gifts for Friend’s Birthday
Coloring in coloring books does not have to stop once you grow up. No, it can continue on into adulthood. That is why an adult coloring book and a set of colored pencils is a perfect gift for any best friend.
This will allow your best friend to express their creativity, and relax and relive some childhood memories. You could even get yourself a matching one and color them together.
This book has become popular over the last few years. It is a book that teaches you how to leave your doubts about who you are supposed to be behind, and become who you are meant to be.
You can’t go wrong giving your best friend a book that shows them how to be the best person they can be. Plus, you can get yourself a copy, and you can have a little book club.
60. Personal Alarm
It is important to always be alert and aware of your surroundings, especially when you are alone. If something were to happen, it is important to have a way to get people’s attention if you need help.
That makes these personal alarms the perfect gift, not only for your best friend but also for you.
This can easily clip onto any key chain, maybe the key chain you get your best friend as well, and at the first sign of trouble, you can press the button to get someone’s attention.
This gift will help put your mind at ease, as you will know your friend has a way to protect themselves. Make sure to get one for yourself as well.
FOOD AND DRINK THEMED GIFTS
62. Coffee Gift Card
This Starbucks gift card is the perfect gift for your coworker on their birthday.
Not only does this card say happy birthday, but you can also choose numerous values for the card ranging from $25-$100.
Give your coworker the best birthday gift they will receive, free coffee!
63. Snack Box
64. Tea Bag Sampler
I love tea. I don’t love it as much as coffee, but it is up there on my list of favorite beverages. So, if you have a friend who enjoys tea, this set of tea bag samples is the perfect gift for them.
It has sixteen different flavors for them to try, which will hopefully help them find their new favorite flavor. Plus, they will not have to buy tea for a while, which is another win.
This is also great for those who want to get into the world of tea. The wide variety of flavors will help them decide which type of tea they enjoy the best.
Who says you cannot make your favorite coffee shop drinks at home? This electric milk frother will bring your best friend one step closer to making their favorite coffee beverages at home.
They can make a wide variety of drinks with this tool. All they need is the milk of their choice and a bowl or cup, and the possibilities are endless.
You two can even look up recipes and make some drinks together. Of course, you can also just demand they make you some drinks with your amazing gift. Either option is acceptable.
66. Air Fryer
The popularity of air fryers is on the rise. It appears everyone either has an air fryer or wants an air fryer. I open up my social media feeds and I am constantly seeing people sharing their air fryer recipes.
If your best friend is experiencing the same thing, then an air fryer may be the perfect gift for them. They will be able to hop on the air fryer trend.
You two can even try some recipes together. Again, this is another gift that provides an activity for both of you.
67. Fruit Infuser Water Bottle
Water itself is a pretty boring drink. It does not have much taste and that sometimes prevents people from drinking all the water they are supposed to.
However, this water bottle may solve the problem. Your best friend can fill the middle of the water bottle with fruit and let it flavor the water.
Now, your best friend has non-boring water, which will hopefully help them stay hydrated.
Touching and Meaningful Friendship Gifts
GIFTS FOR RELAXATION GIFTS
My best friend got me a set like this for my birthday and I thought it was the cutest thing. It has a candle, a pair of socks, and a tumbler: the basics for the start of a self-care night.
She can wear fuzzy socks, light the candle, put her favorite drink in the tumbler, and relax.
I use my tumbler and wear my socks on the regular, so I can attest to the usefulness of this gift. Your best friend will love this set too.
69. Furry Slippers
When I hang out with my best friend, we typically only wear comfy clothes. We don’t bother with doing our hair or make-up. We live in leggings and sweatshirts.
I am sure if we had slippers, we would be wearing them all the time. So, if your best friend also loves comfy and soft clothes, these are perfect for them.
They can keep their feet warm in these fuzzy slippers as they work or watch a movie. Slippers are the perfect addition to any lazy, comfy outfit.
70. Shower Steamers
Some people prefer showers over baths, which is totally fine. If your sister-in-law is one of those people, then these shower steamers are the perfect gift.
It provides the scents and essential oil benefits of a bath bomb in the shower. All she has to do is place the steamer in the shower and let the hot water dissolve it.
Her shower will be full of beautiful scents in no time. This set has several different scents, so she can find the one she loves.
Essential oils are said to have many different benefits depending on what type you’re using.
This set of ten essential oils will allow your bestie to try out various oils and experience their benefits. They may see benefits in their physical and mental health and overall wellness.
In times where paying attention to your physical and mental health is important, providing your bestie with a method to help improve those areas is a great idea.
These essential oils, which come with a storage case, are a perfect gift for your best friend.
To go along with the essential oils, your best friend may need an essential oil diffuser. This way they can just drop some of the oils in and turn it on, letting it run while they go about their day.
They can have it on while they do work if the oil is supposed to help them focus, or have it on while they sleep if the oil is meant to help them sleep.
They can also control the diffuser to the level they find most comfortable. They can even change the color to fit the mood they are going for.
I think this would be an amazing and useful gift to receive from my best friend, and I bet your friends would think the same.
73. Bathtub Tray
This may not make sense to some, but to me this is a genius gift: a tray that you can use in the bathtub so you can have a drink, some sort of entertainment like a book or movie, and space for whatever else you may need.
If I had one of these, I would use it on the regular. This gift is perfect for a friend who loves long, relaxing baths, or who just wants to unwind after a long day or week and forget everything else.
Use this with some bath bombs and bubble bath and it is a perfect relaxing gift.
74. Bath Bombs
Slipping into a bath with a bath bomb is a great way to end the day. Your graduate deserves to relax after their years of hard work!
Get them this bath bomb gift set so they can treat themselves.
It comes with 12 handmade bath bombs in wonderful fragrances such as lavender, orange and peppermint.
75. Self-Care Box
If you know you want to go the self-care route but are not quite sure what to get, then this box is the way to go.
It is a curated box of various products for self-care and wellness. It has tea, bath bombs, face masks, socks, soap, and other self-care related items.
Your best friend will be set for many days of self-care with this box. Plus, it is an easy gift for you because you just have to buy the box and not worry about finding all the separate items.
This item has been a lifesaver in our apartment.
You just throw it in the microwave for a few minutes and you have a heating pad that lasts a while. You can wrap it around your neck, shoulders, back, stomach, and almost anywhere else.
It works great to soothe whatever pain you are having. You can shape it to the area you need the heat to focus on. Pair this with the neck massager for a great set of gifts.
77. Therapy Dough
This gift is perfect to give to your best friend when they are stressed. It is a stress-relieving putty that you pinch and squeeze.
Using this, they can focus all of their anger and stress into the putty. So, if your best friend is looking for something to help with stress and anger, then this is the perfect gift for them.
GIFTS TO BRING EMOTIONS
This gift is great if you and your best friend are living far apart from one another. You can get them a mug that has the two locations on it with hearts that have a line connecting the two places.
I think this is super cute and meaningful. It represents your friendship stretching across a distance and how you are always in one another’s hearts.
Plus, you can never have too many mugs in your collection.
This gift will allow you to motivate your friend, even if you are not there. Each piece of paper has a motivational and uplifting quote.
They pick one out each day and read it to start their day off on the right foot. Your best friend deserves to know how special they are, and this gift will help them feel that when you cannot be there.
This necklace and earring set is simple and great for accessory outfits. They are not too large or bulky. If your best friend likes silver and simple looking jewelry, then this is a great gift option for her.
Final Thoughts on Gifts for Best Friends
You and your best friend have a special relationship. No matter what you decide to get them, they will love it because it came from you. They will appreciate that you were thinking of them.
And of course, every best friend is different, so not all of these gifts will apply to them. But hopefully, at least one will help lead you in the direction of the perfect gift for your best friend.
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