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The 59 Best Gift Ideas For Friends You Can’t Live Without

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She’s your best friend. The one you laugh with, vent to, and share all of your secrets with. In short, you just get each other. So why is picking out a gift for her sometimes a little challenging?

Probably because you want to get it just right. After all, she’s not just anyone… she’s your BFF, and life wouldn’t be the same without her.

To help you find her something she loves and deserves (and to take the pressure off you!), we’ve put together a list that will appeal to your best friend no matter what she’s into.

Is she a beauty buff? Sporty girl? A techie? a DIY person? A total fashionista or a homebody? Don’t sweat it because we’ve got you covered.

Even though the Christmas and holiday gifts are wrapping up for 2020, it’s never a bad idea to plan ahead with gift ideas or pick out the perfect birthday gifts. Let’s take a look at this amazing gift guide of 59 friend gift ideas for one of the most amazing people in your life.

For Her Beauty Obsessed Side

She loves to be the last one ready for any occasion, but for good, glamorous reasons. If your best friend is one that loves a good skincare routine or wants to have some nicer products in their arsenal, she’ll love the beauty and skincare products we’ve added to this section.  

Maelove Glow Maker Vitamin C Serum

Yes, there are lots of vitamin C serums out there. But this one is an absolute cult favorite that keeps flying off the shelves. Created by a team of MIT scientists, it’s been compared to the award-winning CE Ferulic Serum ($166) and only costs under $30!

Along with making her laugh, it’s a great way to keep your best friend glowing.

BirchBox Subscription

Is your best friend obsessed with trying the latest and greatest self-care or beauty trends? With a Birchbox subscription box, she can sample an array of new and cult-favorite products before she buys them in full-size.

It will help her decide what she likes and keep her makeup drawer from overflowing with stuff she doesn’t want.

Facetory Gift Subscription

If your friend is into Korean sheet masks, you can buy a subscription for her at Facetory for about $9 a month. It will give her an excuse to indulge herself. They also come in handy for slumber parties. Hey, we’re never too old for them!

Bamboo Makeup Brushes

These cruelty-free bamboo brushes are perfect for the vegan in your life or for any friend that’s into natural beauty (and it’s a thoughtful gift for anyone trying to make the world a more beautiful place).

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Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Baby Facial 

This cult-favorite AHA and BHA facial has won multiple awards for its ability to whisk away dead skin cells and brighten the complexion. It will keep your BFF looking good for a girls’ night out!

Juice Beauty Organic Skincare Set

If she’s into keeping her skin and the planet beautiful, try giving her a gift set from this organic and cruelty-free skincare line. It will make her feel pretty inside and out.

Aqui Lisse Luxe Hair Turban

Is your BFF always fighting frizz? Hair fanatics are obsessed with this towel made of ultra-fine fibers that reduce friction on your tresses and help protect them from frizz-causing damage. Hair also dries 50% faster with this towel.

Yep, this baby has it all wrapped up!

Rose Quartz Gua Sha Lifting Tool

Your beauty fanatic may already have a jade roller, but if she wants to reap even more benefits from a facial massage, you can get her this lifting and sculpting tool. It will help de-stress and re-energize her facial muscles for a more vibrant look.

Saana Priti Large Hair Clip

Sometimes a girl just needs to clip her hair back and forget about it. So why not do it with a beautiful and very sturdy claw? They’ve never looked so good!

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For Her Sporty Side

Your health and wellness bestie has been there to motivate you to get out of bed and get to the gym or get outside. They love to push you a little farther than most would be comfortable with doing, but it’s only because they want to share their excitement and motivation with you.

Check out what we have for your friends who love to be active.

Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel 

If your best friend is a yogi, she’s going to worship this non-slip towel. It will keep her from skidding out in a Warrior 2 pose, no matter how sweaty she gets. Made with recycled water bottles, it’s also good for the planet.

Outdoor Voices Leggings

Workout enthusiasts are raving about these comfy leggings that stay firmly in place without making you feel overly constricted. Whether your gal pal is curvy or slim, she’s going to love them!

Fab Fit & Fun Subscription

This goody box is filled with beauty, fitness, home and fashion items that will shape up every area of your friend’s life. And it will be a monthly gift box reminder of just how much you love her!

French Terry Drawstring Sweatpants

These super comfy drawstring pants are the perfect gift for running errands, hitting the gym or just relaxing at home with her favorite Hallmark movie.

Trigger Point Foam Roller

If your BFF is an animal in the gym, she’ll appreciate this foam roller to relax her sore muscles. It has that hurts-so-good massage quality!

Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle

Maybe she wouldn’t buy this glass and stainless steel-framed water bottle for herself, but this unique approach to hydration does make a pretty great gift and could be better than buying them another coffee mug or wine tumbler.

Plus, rose quartz is the stone of tenderness, compassion and love. And we could all use more of that!

Allbirds Wool Sneakers

These lightweight, bouncy sneakers are made from ethically sourced wool and will keep your friend’s feet airy and dry on her long-distance outdoor adventures or indoor activities. Plus, they’re machine washable.

Yay for greener and cleaner kicks!

For Her Fashionable Side

She’s always down to add something new to her wardrobe, so why not get her something fun and fashionable for that special occasion. You can’t go wrong with changing up an outfit or buying them clothes they wouldn’t buy for themselves.

Check out the gift ideas we have for you and the fashionista in your life.

Shaggy Jacket Cardigan

Your BFF can throw this faux fur jacket on last-minute with her jeans, cocktail dress or a leather skirt. It’s a great way to stay warm and funk up her style!

Ekouaer Sleeveless Nightgown

We’ve all been doing a little more lounging at home these days, so why not help your friend do it in style? This cute racerback looks good on any figure and comes in many different colors.

Personalized Acrylic Box Bag

When we say they’ll emblazon your friend’s name on this funky little clutch, we mean it! It will give her a little extra sparkle for those nights out on the town and make it easier to keep an eye on her tote. It’s the perfect personalized gift.

Naadam Essential Cashmere Sweater

It’s hard to go wrong with a classic cashmere sweater. This one is super soft and comes in 10 different colors to match your BFF’s complexion.

And for the environmentally conscious, it’s nice to know that Naadam is a sustainable company that uses clean power, avoids toxic chemicals and pays the local goat herders 50% more by cutting out middlemen.

What a beautiful way to sustain a friendship!

Yacooh Boho Striped Knit Cardigan

This cozy cardigan blends a classic design with just a touch of the bohemian. And the beauty is she can throw it on over just about anything. Great for anyone that likes to run around town in style.

R Vivimos Sweater Dress

This super comfy dress was an Instagram hit and is sure to wow your favorite fashionista.

For Her Blingy Side:

Name Necklaces

This lovely little 14k gold necklace can be personalized with your best friend’s name or nickname; plus, you can pick the material. From sterling silver to rose gold, this personalized gift is just too cute to pass up.

Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bangle

Let your BFF know you appreciate her big heart with this classic bangle from Kate Spade. Engraved with “Heart of Gold” on the inside, it’s sure to make her feel all warm inside.

Friendship Bracelets

Are you ever too old for friendship bracelets? We say no! Personalize this gold bracelet with her name or a little message that only the two of you will understand to give her a unique gift that’s sure to make them smile.

Zodiac Earrings

If your best friend is into astrology, she’ll love these dainty little earrings with her zodiac sign. They come in silver and gold and are sure to put stars in her eyes.

Forte dei Marmi Choker 

We are obsessed with this minimalist choker with just a hint of sparkle, and we think your best friend will be too! (18k gold filled with cubic zirconia)

Gold Filled Anklet

We love the simplicity of this 18K gold filled ankle bracelet. It’s so cute she’ll never want to take it off.

For Her Techie Side

If she enjoys spending time on her phone or other technology, why not make it a more enjoyable experience? Or maybe she appreciates simplifying her daily routine with new gadgets and gizmos. Check out the fun and creative gift ideas we have for your techie bestie.

Ring Light with Extendable Tripod and Phone Holder

She takes her social media seriously and always needs to be ready for her closeup. Help her keep her production values and number of followers up with this ring light and extendable tripod with a phone holder.

Rest, set Instagram!

Lumee Two Cell Phone Case

Whether she’s an influencer or just obsessed with taking selfies, this light-up phone case will make it easy for your BFF to find her best light.

Kodak Printomatic Instant Camera

This instant camera will help your friend capture the moment and print it right then and there. Now that’s what we call instant gratification!

Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker

Help your BFF rock her favorite jams at full volume with this tiny but powerful speaker. Now wherever you roam together, you can belt out your favorite anthem — even if you are a little off-key.

Kate Spade Glitter Airpods Case

If your friend is a techie, a fashionista and always misplacing her AirPods, this cute little carrying case will help her keep track of them. It’s the perfect gift idea to add to your Christmas gift or stocking stuffers list.

Handbag Illuminator

Is your BFF always scrounging through her purse to find her keys, lipstick or wallet? Help her sort through the chaos with this handy little light. She may even unearth an ancient mint from the bottom of her bag.

For Her Bohemian Side

If your best friend is in tune with their artistic side or looking to activate the creative juices in their brain, we’ve got some great gift ideas for just that. Help her get in touch with peace and tranquility with these creative, crafty and cool gift ideas.

Buddha Incense Holder

Help your friend find her Zen and decorate her mediation space with this beautiful incense holder. Namaste, BFF!

Kombucha Kit

If your friend can’t live without her kombucha, why not buy her a starter kit? It’s easy to make and will cut back on those expensive single bottles. Cheers to her health!

Related: How To Make Kombucha At Home

Aroma Diffuser and Oils

We love that this pretty little diffuser has seven ambient light settings and comes with quality essential oils for your bestie’s aromatherapy sessions. She’ll be breathing easier in no time!

Tarot Cards

This classic deck of tarot cards and guidebook will help your friend to get in touch with her visionary side. Also, it’s something fun to do while you’re drinking wine together.

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Otherland Soy Wax Candles

These beautifully designed candles look just as gorgeous as they smell. Created by Ralph Lauren’s former art buyer, the soy and coconut wax base burns for a whopping 55 hours. More than enough time for any rituals your BFF wants to perform.

For Her Travel Bug Side

If she’s been going stir crazy in 2020 and waiting for the change to pounce on a new travel opportunity, these gifts will be able to feed that travel bug. Help your friend prepare for their next road trip or vacation with these travel-approved gift ideas.

Drybar Lil Crush Crew Set for Travel

Is she all about her hair? Then she’ll love this travel set with a mini heated straightening brush, heat protectant mist and detox shampoo. No more disast-hair while she’s traveling!

Trtl Pillow Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow

Update your best friend’s bulky travel pillow with this lightweight model that will keep her head and neck comfortable on those long flights.

Leather Wrap for Chargers 

Is she always scrambling around in her bag for her cables and chargers? Help your friend keep it together with this supple leather wrap.

Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror

Traveling can take its toll on your look. Help your bestie check that their hair, makeup and everything else is in place with this handy little LED mirror. Now she can put on mascara anywhere!

Everlane Weekender Bag 

A good, water-resistant weekend bag is an absolute must for any girl on the go. Stylish and convenient, this model is great for quick trips, business trips and coveted girls-only weekends.

Bucky 40 Blinks Sleep Mask

This ultralight sleep mask won’t smudge your BFF’s makeup or mess with her false eyelashes. And that will help her rest easier!

For Her Homey Side

If your friend is a homebody, help them make their house feel more like a home with these cozy and creative ideas for any home. Home should be a place to wind down and relax, and these gifts would help your best friend do just that.

Bath Caddy

If she likes to sip her chardonnay in the tub, help her settle in for a good soak with this wooden bath caddy. There’s also room for candles and a romance novel. Ahhh, the simple pleasures!

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Celestial Silk 100% Silk Pillowcases 

Made from 100% Mulberry silk, these pillowcases will make a great addition to their home decor plus make your best friend feel like a queen when she drifts off to sleep. Even more importantly, because silk causes less friction on the hair, it also helps to fight frizz!

And that’s a nightmare that no girl wants.

Tea Assortment

Is she a teetotaler? She’ll love sipping on these premium organic blends from Numi. Plus, they come in a lovely bamboo box. Tea time, darling!

Triple Insulated Stemless Wine Glass

So she likes to sip her wine slowly… nothing wrong with that. Giving her an insulated wine glass will keep her chardonnay cooler. Cheers to you, BFF!

Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer

Turn her morning cup of coffee into a beauty treatment with this non-dairy creamer with collagen peptides for healthy skin, hair and joints. Her skincare regime never tasted so good!

Bloomsybox Orchid

If she has a green thumb, this Paris orchid can be delivered right to their door and is a great keepsake that will make a lovely addition to her home. It’s also a constant reminder of her best friend!

Bamboo Weighted Blanket

This weighted blanket is made from natural bamboo fabric to help your best pal sleep easier without overheating her. Super cozy and super breathable!

Kopi Mug and Warmer

She makes her coffee and then immediately forgets about it between everything else she has to do. Help keep her drink warm when she’s finally ready to come back to it with this smart mug with temperature control.

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Electric Tea Kettle

This quick-boiling kettle will keep your friend from using the microwave to heat her tea water. And as this writer can attest to, it’s super high quality and durable. I’ve had mine for 10 years and it’s still going strong!

Chuao Chocolatier Gourmet Chocolate Gift Set

Do you have a chocoholic on your hands? These artisanal mini-bars come in 14 different flavors, from savory to sweet, containing no artificial additives or preservatives. And with 36 portions, there’s also plenty to share with you!

If she shares her chocolate, that is.

Mini Cast Iron Skillet

If she’s a chef, she may already have a cast iron pan. But this 6-inch model is perfect for cooking smaller meals like eggs or even mini loaves of bread. Now she’ll be a mini iron chef!

Instant Pot

If your best friend is a home chef, she’ll love this handy gadget for her culinary adventures. And if she’s not, it will make cooking a lot easier! 

Metal Wine Rack

If your friend has a wine collection too big for her cabinet, this countertop rack will give her a stylish way to display it. And there’s no assembly required. We’ll drink to that!

Winc Wine Subscription

There’s nothing your bestie loves better than catching up over a good glass of wine. By gifting her a subscription to Winc Wine, she’ll always have a nice bottle to share when you drop by. It’s so lovely when giving gives back!

The Gifts That Keep on Giving

Well, there you have it. 59 gift ideas for any friend on your shopping list for any occasion. We know it’s a lot to upack, but we also know that buying that perfect gift for your best friend is always worth a little extra time and effort.

Do you have a favorite? Is there an idea that you think we should add to our list? Reach out and let us know so we can add it to the list.

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59 Of The Best Gift Ideas For Friends:

  1. Maelove Glow Maker Vitamin C Serum
  2. BirchBox Subscription
  3. Facetory Gift Subscription
  4. Bamboo Makeup Brushes
  5. Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Baby Facial 
  6. Juice Beauty Organic Skincare Set
  7. Aqui Lisse Luxe Hair Turban
  8. Rose Quartz Gua Sha Lifting Tool
  9. Saana Priti Large Hair Clip
  10. Manduka Yogitoes Yoga Mat Towel
  11. Outdoor Voices Leggings
  12. Fab Fit & Fun Subscription
  13. French Terry Drawstring Sweatpants
  14. Trigger Point Foam Roller
  15. Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle
  16. Allbirds Wool Sneakers 
  17. Shaggy Jacket Cardigan
  18. Ekouaer Sleeveless Nightgown
  19. Personalized Acrylic Box Bag
  20. Naadam Essential Cashmere Sweater
  21. Yacooh Boho Striped Knit Cardigan
  22. R Vivimos Sweater Dress
  23. Name Necklaces
  24. Kate Spade Heart of Gold Bangle
  25. Friendship Bracelets
  26. Zodiac Earrings
  27. Forte dei Marmi Choker
  28. Gold Filled Anklet
  29. Ring Light with Extendable Tripod and Phone Holder
  30. Lumee Two Cell Phone Case
  31. Kodak Printomatic Instant Camera
  32. Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker
  33. Kate Spade Glitter Airpods Case
  34. Handbag Illuminator
  35. Buddha Incense Holder
  36. Kombucha Kit
  37. Aroma Diffuser and Oils
  38. Tarot Cards
  39. Otherland Soy Wax Candles
  40. Drybar Lil Crush Crew Set for Travel
  41. Trtl Pillow Super Soft Neck Support Travel Pillow
  42. Leather Wrap for Chargers 
  43. Lighted Travel Makeup Mirror
  44. Everlane Weekender Bag
  45. Bucky 40 Blinks Sleep Mask
  46. Bath Caddy
  47. Celestial Silk 100% Silk Pillowcases 
  48. Tea Assortment
  49. Triple Insulated Stemless Wine Glass
  50. Vital Proteins Collagen Creamer
  51. Bloomsybox Orchid
  52. Bamboo Weighted Blanket
  53. Kopi Mug and Warmer
  54. Electric Tea Kettle
  55. Chuao Chocolatier Gourmet Chocolate Gift Set
  56. Mini Cast Iron Skillet
  57. Instant Pot
  58. Metal Wine Rack
  59. Winc Wine Subscription

Sherry De Alba

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