Amy Poehler once said, “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.” We all aspire to find that one friend who we can laugh about anything with, like Tina Fey and Amy. Squad goals for sure.
From personalized photo bracelets to festive hair accessories, we’ve found several unique presents for your bestie that put the classic friendship bracelet to shame (but you’ll find our elevated bracelet selects below).
Gifts for best friends
This adorable booklet includes fill-in-the-blank lines to help describe why your bestie is your no. 1. This personalized gift will have them crying tears of joy throughout the year. Get the tissues ready.
Gift your best buddy an everlasting memory of your favorite adventure together with a personalized portrait from Etsy. Choose from unique drawing styles, including faceless, detailed, line art or realistic, depending on your personal preference. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and this darling portrait is sure to have everyone talking!
Send a secret message to your bestie with this stainless steel Morse code bracelet. Packaged in a luxurious box, it includes a decoder card so the recipient can easily read their message. Rated five stars by over 80% of reviewers, one happy customer raved, “This bracelet is made beautifully. Thin and dainty. They have so many variations of this bracelet, I’m going to buy one a month!”
For the 'friend' who can quote the entire series, gift them with these colored pencils that feature inside jokes and iconic phrases from their favorite episodes that also relate to the colors. Pencils like "Rachel Green" and "We were on a gray-k" will leave them feeling tickled pink.
Made from high-quality glazed ceramic, this friendship-inspired dish is the ideal option for the BFF that is sparkling from head to toe in diamonds. With this tiny contraption, she can easily store her rings, necklaces and more without forgetting where she left them. This ceramic dish is rated nearly five stars based on over 24,000 Amazon reviews, so it’s safe to say you can’t go wrong!
Ask yourself, “Does this journal spark inspiration?” Perfect for the spiritual sister in your life, the creative juices will flow once your friend begins jotting down their deepest thoughts and lifelong dreams. The journal includes prompts to get them started, such as to “take a risk” and “create something inspired by nature.” Write on, my friend.
Does your gal pal have the travel bug? If so, this Lilly Pulitzer luggage tag will certainly make her smile. Featuring a buckle strap and retractable ID holder, this trendy tag will leave all the other passengers on the plane jealous.
If you and your bestie live multiple states away, gift her with a plush of the state you both call home, or of the one you live in now, so she'll have an adorable reminder of you. Available in all 50 states and even regions like Cape Cod, Long Island, Martha's Vineyard and more, each stuffed animal can be seen holding a miniature red heart.
This set of two scrunchies from Uncommon Goods is both fashionable and resourceful — it has a hidden pocket to store the essentials. Who said cute accessories can’t be practical, too?
This bubble pop lip gloss will still leave your bestie with the most enviable lips — just like the songstress. It’s available in five shades of red and pink, including Sweet Tooth (natural peach), Dolled Up (baby pink) and All My Love (warm berry).
Express your deepest gratitude with these heartfelt messages in a bottle from Message Pill Co. Each piece of paper includes a daily dose of friendship with 50 pre-written notes. Have your best pal open one capsule a day and they’ll immediately be reminded of how much your friendship means.
Your best friend will be a "lover" of this lifelike Taylor Swift portrait ornament. Who doesn't want a pop star hanging on their Christmas tree? Get ready to be singing all your favorite hits with your bestie this holiday season.
Your gal pal will be smiling from ear to ear when she unboxes this gorgeous set. This relaxing box includes a premium soy wax vanilla candle, nourishing mango/pomegranate bath bomb and much more.
This set includes four 22-ounce BPA-free tumblers with straws in an assortment of colors, including Mint, Peach, Marigold and Teal. Perfect to use for your upcoming girls’ trip to the Bahamas or chilling poolside.
“Gourmet chocolates are one of earth’s greatest pleasures,” said basically every woman ever. If you’re looking for a little taste of luxury, search no further. These fine chocolates combine classic European-style ganaches and pralines in a foil stamped packaging so elegant it will leave your bestie speechless.
For the yogi in your life who does downward dog more than your cockapoo, this marbled yoga ball offers extra support and extension when stretching or completing a pose. Namaste.
For the fashion-forward friend who was voted “best dressed” in high school, they’ll love this no-fuss pleated crossbody bag. It fits all the everyday essentials like a phone, keys and wallet.
Support your friend’s business endeavors by purchasing this adorable piece of jewelry. It was created in collaboration with the Tory Burch Foundation to encourage women to embrace and honor their ambitions.
For the friend who enjoys a glass of vino in the evening, they’ll love these cute wine-inspired soaps. This set of four bars allows your bestie to breathe in relaxing fragrances such as citrus for “chardonnay,” and berries, plums and apples for “pinot noir.” You had me at merlot…
Is your best friend feeling stressed? There’s nothing better than this rejuvenating gift box to help her relax and unwind. This heartfelt box includes a lavender soy wax candle, peppermint-shea lip balm, bath bombs and much more.
Does your girlfriend love to travel? She can pretend she's vacationing in Paris when indulging in this assorted box of delicious macarons. These tasty treats are packaged in a lovely pink gift box and the ultimate choice for your sweetest friend.
Your BFF will look like a doll in this comfy Barbie Christmas sweater. Available in sizes S to 2XL, this fleece sweatshirt is the ultimate gift for your bestie. Don’t be surprised if she wins the office contest for best holiday sweater with this one.
Pucker up! This adorable mini lip gloss set makes the ideal stocking stuffer for your beauty-obsessed bestie, as they're intended to create a fuller-looking lip appearance. Plus, they have a delicious peach-vanilla scent that your BFF will love.
Choose your favorite selfie and upload to MintandLily.com for the ultimate best friend bracelet. Your bestie won’t be able to stop staring at the adorable photo of the two of you every time she looks down at her wrist. The bracelet is available in blue, white, black and pink.
Gift your budding baker bestie this delicious collection from Uncommon Goods. The gourmet box of cookies includes fun flavors like apple crumble, marble fudge and even drunken grandma.
This scented candle is just the excuse your bestie needs for staying in her pajamas all day. A sensational combination of crystal ginger, bergamot zest and spiced yuzu, this candle smells as good as it looks.
“Literally the BEST candles I’ve ever burned. Great scents, even burns, matches don’t compare,” raved one verified buyer.
It doesn't get more elementary than friendship bracelets! Showcase your love for them in this simple way: a custom bracelet that proves to be more elevated than your normal braided pieces of string. With the option to customize the color and pattern, you can also choose up to 12 letters to either stamp their last name, first name or nickname on it.
We all have that one friend who wears an abundance of jewelry at all times. This faux leather storage case is the perfect place for your bestie to store all her precious jewels. It can fit into any designer bag or suitcase and features a cute rainbow design.
If your bestie spends every Saturday morning at the nail salon, then this is, no doubt, the gift for her. This set of colorful nail art pens features Olive & June’s most-loved shades, including bubblegum pink, cornflower blue, rose gold metallic, platinum metallic, inky black and crispy white. These long-lasting polishes will keep her nails looking pristine while unleashing her inner artist.
What’s not to love about this water-resistant dopp kit from Lululemon? Available in black or brown, this sleek pouch features an interior zippered mesh compartment, interior pocket and elastic loops to help keep all your essential items secure.
Elevate her purse game with this crossbody from Zara that can be customized with her initials for a personalized touch. With one, singular overarching strap, the strap on this bag can also be converted to be a shoulder strap depending on how she wants to carry it.
If your bestie is as good as gold, look no further. This elegant piece of jewelry is crafted with a delicate chain and features circular gemstones and a key pendant. Pair this necklace with a choker for an ultra-trendy look.
According to Makerwine, only 14% of wineries in California have female head winemakers. Celebrate the stellar females in your life with this six-pack wine set that includes red, white and sparkling wines — all from women-owned or women-led wineries. Raise a glass and toast to entrepreneurship with your BFF.
You can never have enough purses! This sleek black bag from Michael Kors will, no doubt, be your best friend's favorite gift this year. Featuring an adjustable strap and snap fastening, this chic crossbody is great for walking the streets of NYC or Christmas shopping at the mall. Plus, it's currently over 85% off!
Do you and your bestie love to binge the newest rom-coms on Peacock? Then this popcorn and movie set is just what they need. Everything they’ll want for an epic movie night is included, such as a cookbook for movie lovers, Utah-grown popcorn yellow kernels and delicious white cheddar seasoning. Also, they can test their film knowledge with the included 140 cards from Ridley Games Room Movie Buff Quiz. Winner picks the next movie to watch.
If your BFF is basically a real-life Carrie Bradshaw, this chic hair accessory is meant for her. Featuring faux pearls and a trademark logo charm, this ivory silk bow will have her turning heads at every holiday party. Get this beautiful barrette from the Lele Sadoughi x SJP limited-edition collection now before it’s too late.
This cheese board shaped like a turntable is the ideal gift for the bestie who sings in the shower like she’s Taylor Swift. Made from nickel, stainless steel, wood and slate, this creative serving board features a hidden slicer. Hint: “put the needle on the record."
Featuring vibrant prints created from the artwork of young adults with autism, these Alivia pajamas will warm both their heart and body this season. Not only are these ultra-soft with a stretchy waistband, but this sleepwear includes hang tags with the original artwork, creator bio and story behind the print.
Illuminate your long-distance friendship with this unique lamp. Download an app, tap the lamp on the app and send a color to friends and family to let them know you’re thinking of them.