61 Totally Unique Gifts Your Best Friend Will Love, No Matter the Holiday

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Your best friend knows you better than anyone. (Who else would rock with you to Backstreet Boys on any given Wednesday night?) And over the years, she’s been there for you no matter what. All of which means it’s always a good time to treat her to something special. To help you find the best gifts for best friends, we researched nearly 150 products, eventually narrowing our list down to 61. And while we’re partial to this handy wine aerator ($60) and these ultra soothing CBD bath salts ($38), we’d happily snag any of the below presents for our besties.

The Top 10 Best Gifts for Best Friends at a Glance


Best Custom Jewelry Gift

Molten Monogram Necklace

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Best Gift for the Gal on the Go

Béis The Mini Weekender

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Best Gift for the Tea Drinker (and Astrology Lover)

Custom Gemstone Mini Gift Set

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Best Friendship Bracelet Gift

Baublebar Metallic Custom Woven Friendship Bracelet

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Best Gift for Homebodies

UGG Lenon Set II

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How We Chose the Best Gifts for Best Friends

We chose these gifts based on our personal experiences with many of the products as well as deep dives into the customer reviews of others. While choosing our list, we considered value (How much bang-for-the-buck do you get?), durability (Will it last? Does it need to?) and of course the “wow” factor you’re looking for when shopping for a gift. Specifically, we looked at: 

  • Budget: Everyone has a different financial situation, so we made sure to include BFF-worthy gifts at a variety of price points. 
  • Diversity: The best part about friendships is that everybody is different. Not every bestie will appreciate the same thing, so we found tons of presents for all types of people, ranging from the pregnant friend to the long-distance gal pal.
  • Accessibility: We stuck to retailers that we know and love, and everybody can access.
  • Customer ratings and reviews: In order to land on our list, every item had to have a 4-star rating or higher from buyers. We scoured reviews to ensure users were happy with their purchases.
  • Personal experience: Over the years, we at PureWow have definitely given (and received!) some amazing gifts. We’ve added a ton of our favorites throughout, like this sweet Birthday Wish candle ($30).

Best Custom Jewelry Gift

1. Molten Monogram Necklace


  • What We Like: made with brass, zinc and gold
  • What We Don’t Like: the bubble lettering isn’t everyone’s taste
  • Return Policy: not accepted

Surprise her with this fun monogram necklace from Anthropologie that’s made from a combination of brass, zinc and gold. She’ll receive a dainty 17-inch chain and a 3-inch extender, with the unique molten initial being the star of the show. We know she’ll wear this necklace daily—and brag to anyone who’ll listen about what a great friend you are.

Best Gift for the Gal on the Go

2. Béis The Mini Weekender


  • What We Like: it’s remarkably sturdy and sophisticated looking for vegan leather
  • What We Don’t Like: at 16” x 15” x 8”, may be a little small for maximalists 
  • Return Policy: accepted within 45 days of purchasing

Your jet-setting BFF probably has a full list of vacay destinations she's going to in the coming months. Luckily, this compact weekender with a ton of features was designed to travel—and it’ll definitely come in handy for any trips she has planned. This bag includes pockets for her laptop, passport and wallet, and there’s also a key ring and even a separate bottom compartment for an extra pair of shoes. Reviewers love it, and rave that it easily fits under airplane seats to boot.

Best Gift for the Daily Journaler

3. Zodiac Collection Lined Journal

Inside Then Out

  • What We Like: you can snag one for any zodiac sign
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s only 90 pages long
  • Return Policy: free returns online and in-stores

She’s the girl that always keeps up with her daily journal routine, so nab this zodiac lined journal for her to jot down all her thoughts and feelings. We love that this 5.8" x 8.5" black textured vegan leather number (with gold detailing) offers more than your average notebook, since each one includes 15 prompts that are unique to each sign. (Think: “Where do you seek validation?” or “When is the last time you stood up for someone?”)

Best Gift for the Wine Connoisseur

4. Priority Wine Pass

Priority Wine Pass

  • What We Like: she’ll receive instant access, regardless of which tier you buy her
  • What We Don’t Like: the 3-day wine pass is only valid for three days from the desired start date
  • Return Policy: not stated

Priority Wine Pass offers two limited memberships for either in-person or virtual wine tastings. You can pick from 3 tiers (1 year, 30 days or 3 days), all of which will permit her instant access to a myriad of discounted wine tastings throughout the west coast. In the case of the in-person option, there’s a list of participating wineries that may offer barrel tastings, private tours or weekends away, all at a deducted price with the Wine Pass. That said, If she lives too far from the west coast, the virtual offerings are just as great. You can gift her a privately hosted online event with curated (or custom!) kits, ranging from a margarita masterclass to a craft cocktail experience. Side-note: If she’s sober-curious, you can even snag an alcohol-free package, like this custom cooking experience or one on how to make the perfect cheese board.

Best Gift for the Tea Drinker (and Astrology Lover)

5. Custom Gemstone Mini Gift Set

Magic Hour

  • What We Like: the fun, celestial packaging 
  • What We Don’t Like: tea is curated by birth month, not taste
  • Return Policy: accepted within 7 days of buying

Witchy tea lovers will adore this custom gift set that includes a sampler pouch of astrology tea, a traveler jar of Gemstone Wellness Tea and an Opalite Moon Tea Strainer. It’s a super unique way to honor her divine interests, and it doesn’t hurt that it arrives in a gorgeous gift box with a ribbon. To buy, just select her birth month, then have her over for dual zodiac readings.

Best Friendship Bracelet Gift

6. Baublebar Metallic Custom Woven Friendship Bracelet


  • What We Like: can choose from eight different friendship bracelet designs
  • What We Don’t Like: there’s only room for 12 letters
  • Return Policy: not accepted

She’s sentimental, so you know she’ll totally tear up when she unwraps this modern upgrade on the friendship bracelet you gave her back in middle school. You can even add in a heart for a special reminder of how much you love her, and we love that you can go with a classic ombre rainbow design (which brings you right back to being 12 year-olds) or a more sophisticated gold colorway. And, because it uses a handy adjustable pull closure, it truly fits any size wrist. Just note that it won’t ship for three weeks and returns aren’t accepted.

Best Gift for Homebodies

7. UGG Lenon Set II


  • What We Like: the material is so comfy she’ll never want to take it off
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s expensive for pajamas
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns with Amazon Prime

Is your BFF a total fashionista that also loves to lounge? We promise she'll go gaga for this viscose-blended PJ set with a notch collar, button-down closure and super-cute contrast color piping. According to reviewers, it's so soft and chic (thanks to the EVOVERA and elastane blend) that she'll probably never want to take it off. Want to step it up a notch? Buy yourself a pair for matching nights on that upcoming girls’ trip. One note: reviewers say to size down if you’re torn between two sizes.

Best Gift for the College Pal

8. College Cityscape Rocks Glasses

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: the 360-degree illustration is hand drawn 
  • What We Don’t Like: only a select amount of colleges are available
  • Return Policy: accepted within 40 days of purchasing

Some of the best friendships are formed in a dorm hall or at a frat party. Remind her of the good ol’ days with this duo of college cityscape glasses which feature her school’s logo at the very bottom. They’re safe to pop in the top rack of her dishwasher and we love that the illustrations are hand drawn, with options available for schools like Florida State University, Rutgers and Syracuse University.

Best Gift for the Makeup Mogul

9. DIOR Lip Sugar Scrub Sweet Exfoliating Lip Balm


  • What We Like: contains concentrated grains of sugar that gently exfoliate and leave your lips rosy and nourished
  • What We Don’t Like: the color payoff isn’t huge, so lipstick addicts might not be satisfied with the naturally glossy glow
  • Return Policy: full refund accepted in store within 60 days with receipt

She’s probably seen this cult-favorite Lip Sugar Exfoliating Balm all over TikTok (the keyword has received 280M+ video views, after all), but she maybe hasn't splurged on it herself yet. We love this product (and know she will to) because it packs a punch - it nourishes as a lip balm, scrubs off dead skin as an exfoliant, AND leaves the perfect glowy, rosy hue that looks good on everyone.

Best Gift for Avid Readers

10. Book of the Month Subscription

Book of the Month

  • What We Like: she can skip a month if she doesn’t love the titles available 
  • What We Don’t Like: she can only pick from 5 to 7 pre-chosen books each month
  • Return Policy: not accepted

Gift this subscription service to your group of girlfriends as a way to start a book club (which is really just an excuse to regularly catch up over wine). Each month you’ll get to choose from five highly anticipated new titles that always include a variety of genres, so your club can read something that suits Jane’s love of mysteries one month and Amy’s preference for literary fiction the next. Past boxes have included best-sellers like Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer and Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere. Once the group agrees on a selection, Book of the Month ships it straight to everyone’s door so no one can use the excuse that they haven’t had time to buy the book yet.

Best Gift for the Pet Parent

11. Modern Picnic Pet Portrait

Modern Picnic

  • What We Like: one-of-a-kind portrait of her actual pet 
  • What We Don’t Like: made-to-order, so shipping may take a while
  • Return Policy: not accepted for custom items 

She already talks about her pet 24/7, so why not let her rep them on her clothes, too? Order her this fun custom tote, luncher or backpack, where her fur baby will be hand painted onto a top-quality bag. You can send a photo of her pooch on to the artist yourself, or have her reach out with her favorite (you know she’s got one). The portraits are seriously gorgeous, and we like that you can even choose the color of the bag (black, cream, pink or taupe) to make sure her furry BFF really pops against it.

Best Accessory Gift

12. Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag


  • What We Like: it’s a convenient way for her to carry her must-haves, like her wallet, keys and chapstick
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s pretty small, so it won’t be a great pick for the bestie who brings everything with her
  • Return Policy: accepted online or in-stores within 30 days of purchasing

Fashion-forward girlies can never have enough accessories—especially if said accessory is the Lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag. Your bestie is sure to love one of the 12 (!) colors that will match everything she wears. We also like the discreet back zipper, which is good for storing important items, like a passport if she uses it for travel. This bag is so popular it goes out of stock frequently, so be sure to nab one while it’s available.

Best for the Party Girl

13. In Good Taste Curated Flights

In Good Taste

  • What We Like: great way to try new wines without committing to a bottle
  • What We Don’t Like: no way to remove wines she may not like from the flight
  • Return Policy: not accepted

Whether she’s a rosé girly or a fan of California grapes, there’s guaranteed to be something for her palette at In Good Taste. The brand specializes in everything from corporate tastings to wine advent calendars, but we’re particularly fond of the flight collections—more specifically, the French Tasting Kit, which offers up some of the best white wine we've ever tasted (we'll forever be dreaming about the Languedoc Passport). Depending on your bestie’s favorite hobbies, beverages or snacks, you can pick from tons of gift sets like a coffee and wine gift set, a rosé, candle and puzzle set or simply a set of plain ol’ white wine, which includes a Sauv Blanc, Chardonnay and Moscato, among others. All available in six or 12-pack sizes.

Best Gift for the Fangirl

14. Britney Spears Pillar Candle

Friends NYC

  • What We Like: it’s Britney, bitch
  • What We Don’t Like: she may never actually light it
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

She never stops talking about her favorite pop culture icons, so snag her one of these iconic pillar candles to keep the fangirl vibes going. (Yes, there are also options for Beyonce and Keanu Reeves.) We love that there are so many celebs to choose from, and that it comes courtesy of an LGBTQ+ owned company.

  • What We Like: 40-ounce capacity, actually keeps water cold
  • What We Don’t Like: some users don’t love the straw and lid, especially for the price point
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online or in-stores

Let her do her morning yoga in style with a water bottle that'll keep her hydrated all session long. And there’s a reason this tumbler is a favorite of both PureWow editors and reviewers: It actually keeps drinks cold, even in a hot car (or sweaty pilates studio), thanks to the BPA-free stainless steel. But don’t take our word for it. Says one happy customer: “It kept my water cold for 12 hours (overnight) next to my nightstand!” Users also appreciate that it easily fits in a car’s cup holder.

Best for the Sporty Babe

16. GO TEAM Personalizable Tie-Dye Sweatshirt

BFFS & Babes

  • What We Like: sizing goes up to 3XL
  • What We Don’t Like: it’ll take up to four weeks to be delivered
  • Return Policy: not accepted

Whether she’s a huge NFL fan or just loves the aesthetic of game days (who doesn’t?), this cozy custom sweatshirt is a great add to her closet. The light blue tie-dye is cute, and you can personalize the text and color across the chest and cuff. Tailor it to read “LOVE JOSH ALLEN” or “HERE 4 SNACKS” — either way, she’ll wear it every Sunday. Just note that the sweatshirts are men's unisex sizes (though through the tie-dye process are shrunk slightly) so the brand suggests women order their true size or size up for a super comfy look.

Best Home Gift

17. Birth Month Flower Ring Tray

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: the flowers are handpicked from gardens in Columbia
  • What We Don’t Like: they should be kept away from direct sunlight
  • Return Policy: accepted within 40 days of ordering

If she’s totally obsessed with celebrating her big day, buy her this beautiful 3” x 2.5” heart-shaped tray customized with her birthday flowers (once dried, the blooms are encased in crystal-clear eco resin). Whether she’s born in January (carnation), August (corn poppy) or September (Forget me not), there’s a unique floral just for her. And as an added bonus, maybe she’ll finally stop losing her rings, if she has a place to put them…

Best Gift for the Mystical Type

18. Birthdate Co. Birthstone Ring

Birthdate Co.

  • What We Like: it’s handset with 15 gems
  • What We Don’t Like: you’ll have to know her ring size before ordering
  • Return Policy: you’ll have to reach out to their customer service to see if they’ll accept a return

Got a friend who’s always searching for meaning? Treat her to a beautiful birthstone ring based on her birth month. Each ring is handmade with super sturdy 14K gold-plated silver that doesn't tarnish (trust, we've put it to the test), has 15 stones and comes with an insert detailing the mythology and history of her birthstone. Says the company: “The three marquise birthstones represent the harmony of growth: your past, present, and future. The glittering white stones symbolize the vast beauty of the universe that we inhabit, and mirror the radiance of the stars in the night sky.”

Best for the Friend Who Likes Game Night

19. Girl Code

Good Company Games

  • What We Like: sparks conversation topics you and your pals might not have covered
  • What We Don’t Like: tears may be shed, from laughing or crying
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns with Amazon Prime

This party game is all about getting your pals (it requires 4 to 10 players) to reveal their funniest, most intimate secrets. It’s filled with questions and prompts like “what is your biggest drunk dial mistake?” or “if you think pilates is hard, just wait until you try ___”. Person with the best answer wins. Reviewers absolutely adore this fun spin on Apples to Apples, with one recent buyer writing that it’s “perfect for a girls night! Highly recommend if you want a good laugh over a drink with friends.”

Best Gift for a Girls Night In

20. Sampl Wine Tasting Kit


  • What We Like: she’ll receive 100 ml glasses of seven wines
  • What We Don’t Like: wines go up to 16% ABV, which is too much for some folks
  • Return Policy: doesn’t state if they’re accepted

Whether you plan to pregame a fun night out or you’re spending an evening binge watching your fave season of Gilmore Girls, Sampl’s Wine Tasting Kit comes with seven glasses of different wine, from Chardonnays to Pinot Noirs, along with recipes and pairing suggestions. (And if she falls in love with one, she can easily reorder more from the website.) We're also big fans of the presentation of this gift. Arriving in a cylinder package, there's a wooden circle at the top that opens up to reveal tasting note cards (and a QR code for them, if she's tech-savvy). From there, she'll unwrap the string at the bottom and pull off the top of the cylinder to reveal her haul. It’s the perfect way to decompress and try new drinks without spending too much dough or — most importantly — leaving the house.

Best Mindfulness Gift

21. Uncommon Goods I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck

Uncommon goods

  • What We Like: she can pick a card every day to spread some optimism and good vibes
  • What We Don’t Like: there’s only 30 cards
  • Return Policy: accepted within 40 days of purchasing

You're her biggest cheerleader. Why not remind her of how incredible she is with this card pack filled with positive daily affirmations? Each morning she can start her day reading one (with prompts like “I am free” and “I am open”) and get in the right mindset to tackle whatever lies ahead. It’s a particularly sweet gift for girlies who are on a mental health journey, with this deck of loving affirmations serving as a symbol of your support.

Best Gift for the Instagram Fanatic

22. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Camera


  • What We Like: no developing needed here — she can instantly have her pics back thanks to the polaroid design
  • What We Don’t Like: she’ll have to purchase more film after going through the 20-pack that comes with the camera
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns with Amazon Prime

As an alternative to her monthly photo dumps, gift her this polaroid for taking physical pictures. It comes in six cute colors, prints instant credit-card size photos and is the perfect accessory to bring along to parties or nights out. (Everyone will want a copy of the photo she snapped of them the night before, but as her BFF, you get first crack.) Reviewers report that while it’s super-fun and easy to use, photos can come out a little dark, so she’ll want to be mindful of lighting.

Best for the Minimalist

23. Carnation Flower Bracelet


  • What We Like: can add charms to this dainty bracelet
  • What We Don’t Like: the charms are pricey
  • Return Policy: accepted within 14 days of purchasing, but not accepted for custom items

This beautiful bracelet is a modern take on those cutesy charm bracelets we all wore back in the day. This time, though, you can choose between 18k gold or 925 sterling silver and add little personalized charms, like an initial or her favorite flower. (We’re just a little obsessed with the Symbols Charm line, which features ‘90s and ‘00s-era pieces like the iconic smiley face and a rainbow.)

Best Unique Gift for Your Best Friend

24. The Elephant Project Stuffed Animal

The Elephant Project

  • What We Like: it’s a gift that gives back
  • What We Don’t Like: you can’t choose which nonprofit the money goes to
  • Return Policy: not stated

This all-female company is on a mission to save the elephants — 100% of the net proceeds from every purchase go to non-profits that care for orphaned, abused and injured elephants. Not only will she cherish the sweet stuffed animal you choose for her (or, you know, give it to her niece), but she’ll also know your friendship played a part in helping keep the elephant population alive.

Best for the Influencer

25. Lume Cube Mobile Creator Kit 2.0

Lume Cube

  • What We Like: there’s a one-year warranty on everything
  • What We Don’t Like: the set may be a little intimidating to use at first
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

She’s always filming GRWMs and daily vlogs on TikTok, so why not upgrade her setup with this portable kit for vloggers? The bundle comes with everything she needs to film her life from home or on the go, including an adjustable, telescopic tripod (which we've used for everything from filming beauty DIYs on the sink to shooting a full-on ensemble), a Bluetooth remote control for her phone (we love that it conveniently clips onto the base of the tripod to keep it handy and safe), a light, a microphone, a rotating smartphone mount, a charging case and a zippered case to keep all the pieces together. We love that this set is compatible with all smartphone models, plus the one-year warranty on every piece is definitely an added bonus.

Best Travel Gift

26. CALPAK 22-Inch Rolling Spinner Carry-On


  • What We Like: the many compartments and pockets make it easy to stay organized 
  • What We Don’t Like: at 22 inches, she still may need to pack another bag for longer trips
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online or in stores

CALPAK is a leading luggage brand, so if she’s a frequent flier or traveler, it’s worth treating her to this 22-inch rolling carry-on bag. It features a zip-around closure with a TSA lock and an interior zip divider, mesh pocket, accessory pouch, elastic pockets and an adjustable tie-down strap. Take it from this happy customer: “I LOVE my CALPAK. I traveled to four different countries in Europe with this carry-on for two weeks and overpacked and still had room to stuff my souvenirs.” Now all you need is a trip together on the horizon…

Best Gift for the Long Distance Bestie

27. Wish You Lived Next Door Mug

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: it’s handmade but still microwave- and dishwasher-safe
  • What We Don’t Like: it’ll probably make her cry
  • Return Policy: not accepted for custom items

Long distance friendships are tough to maintain, but oh-so worth it. Remind her that she’s always in your heart — regardless of the distance — with this super sweet handmade (in Pennsylvania) mug that features two homes whose chimney smoke meets to form a heart. The maker specializes in creating one-of-a-kind pieces via her unique glazing process. She also uses stoneware clay and lead-free glaze, but it’s still perfectly safe to pop in the dishwasher for easy cleaning, or the microwave for a late night hot cocoa.

Best Personal Gift for Your Best Friend

28. Bracha Initial Pendant Necklace


  • What We Like: the chain and pendant are made from 14k gold
  • What We Don’t Like: some initials are sold out
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online or in-stores

This dainty necklace is perfect for minimalist ladies who still love to accessorize. It comes with a 16.5-inch chain, a 2-inch extender and a beautiful initial pendant on a simple gold plate. We like the idea of each of you wearing your own initials, but you could also swap to keep the other one extra close to your heart.

Best Kitchen Essential Gift

29. Brightland The Duo


  • What We Like: excellent quality, made with early-harvest Arbequina, Arbosana, and Koroneiki olives.
  • What We Don’t Like: pricey
  • Return Policy: not accepted

This delicious combo of olive oils (AWAKE and ALIVE) is made from freshly picked heirloom olives straight from California—perfect for her to play around with as she tries out new recipes. Per the brand: “AWAKE pairs well with homemade soups and stews, hearty pastas, warm bread, baked potatoes, roast chicken, roasted veggies, fried eggs and crispy potatoes. And ALIVE is ideal for spinach and arugula salads, kale and greens, dressings and marinades, hummus, baked goods and drizzled on sorbet or chocolate.” PureWow food editor Taryn Pire is also a huge fan of Brightland, writing, “It’s got a zesty, rounded flavor that makes just about any dish, dressing or sauce taste Michelin-star-worthy.”

Best Gift for the Cozy Gal Pal

30. Replica By the Fireplace Scented Candle


  • What We Like: there’s approximately 40 hours of burn time per candle
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s pretty costly for a candle
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online and in-stores

We can’t blame the girl for cherishing her laidback nights in, so upgrade the cozy vibes with this fireplace scented candle from Maison Margiela. While it’s a bit on the pricier side, this candle has a solid 4.8-star rating from buyers who quickly became obsessed with the comforting, warm fragrance, especially since it has about 40 hours of burning time. Thanks to notes of burning wood and chestnut, it may be just a tad bit harder to get her out of the house.

Best Vintage-Style Gift

31. Ramona Coupe Glass Set


  • What We Like: you can choose between three different color palettes (Peach, Sky and Lilac)
  • What We Don’t Like: they’re hand wash only
  • Return Policy: free returns accepted within 30 days of purchasing

Upgrade her bar cart with this set of four coupe glasses (ie: the glass of choice for champagne drinks). These 5 oz numbers are made from hand-blown glass (so expect some variation from glass to glass) and a design that offers an Old Hollywood feel. This set is perfect for that eclectic friend who loves art deco collectibles and entertaining with yummy cocktails. (We’ve got suggestions on that front.)

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Best Practical Gift

32. Nécessaire The Body Wash


  • What We Like: you can buy her a fragrance-free version if she has sensitive skin
  • What We Don’t Like: the 8.4-fluid ounce bottle may not last too long
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online or in-stores

This bougie body wash from body care brand Nécessaire is the ultimate addition to her “everything shower.” You can choose between a fragrance-free formulation or a fresh eucalyptus scent, while the gel-oil solution boasts good-for-you ingredients like niacinamide. We even tried the eucalyptus option out and loved how silky soft it left our skin feeling, while the earthy fragrance lingered even after the shower was over.

Best Gift for the New Homeowner

33. Wavy Wood Wine Rack


  • What We Like: goes with every home style, from contemporary to midcentury 
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s only big enough to hold four bottles of wine at a time
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

Brand new homeowners will seriously appreciate this stunning and uniquely shaped 20” high wave wine rack from boho retailer Anthropologie. It’s handcarved from acacia wood, making it just as much of a home decor statement as it is a functional bottle holder–it should fit just about any standard size vino. Says one happy customer: “I love this wine rack. It’s different, well made, and a great addition to our wine cabinet.” Want to be a really good friend? Stock with a bottle or two and invite yourself over for ladies’ night.

Best Gift for the One Who Takes a Million Photos

34. Claudette “Je T’aime Beaucoup” Frame


  • What We Like: the stoneware design is heavy-duty
  • What We Don’t Like: the circular opening can strangely crop some pictures 
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

With the French expression for “I love you a lot” printed around the sides, she’ll always remember the beauty of your friendship once you pop your fave picture in this stoneware and glass hand painted frame. PureWow writer Melissa Lee snagged this top-quality frame the second she saw it and has been obsessed ever since. “I love the elegant stoneware look, especially because it’s a statement piece that easily matches the rest of my neutral home décor.”

Best Baking Gift

35. KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Stand Mixer


  • What We Like: the gold standard for mixing, kneading, whipping and shredding
  • What We Don’t Like: attachments are sold separately 
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns with Amazon Prime

Complete with a 4.8-star rating from more than 16,700 Amazon shoppers, the iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a baker-approved gift for any gal who loves to whip up cookies, breads and cakes. And there’s a reason why seasoned and novice bakers alike all own this kitchen appliance: The dishwasher-safe 5-quart stainless steel bowl is great for both small and large batches and the 10 speeds means it works for just about any recipe, so she can make everything from whipped cream to pasta dough. Even so, if she needs any help figuring out what to do with it, send her one of these mouth-watering recipes.

Best Gift for the Gen-Z Bestie

36. Cowboy Boot Huggie Earrings


  • What We Like: they’re plated with 14k brass
  • What We Don’t Like: the silver option is sometimes on backorder
  • Return Policy: returns accepted within 30 days of purchasing

Snag these adorable Western boot earrings for the rootin’, tootin’ bestie in your life. Just make sure she limits how many times she says “yeehaw!” when wearing them. Cowboy jokes aside, these huggie earrings are made with 14k gold-plated brass and reviewers report that they’re “the perfect weight and size” and that they look just like the photo. You can choose between silver or gold depending on her metal bias, but regardless, we know she’ll be rockin’ these bad boys to the next concert you two have on the calendar.

Best Birthday Gift

37. Birthday Wish Candle

Uncommon Goods

  • What We Like: a sweet way for her to make birthday wishes all month long
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s not catered to her birthday or month
  • Return Policy: not accepted for custom items

If she’s all about reflecting and manifesting, this Birthday Wish Candle from Uncommon Goods is an amazing way to support those sweet practices. Each candle is made with natural soy wax and has a collection of small crystals embedded at the top, including rose quartz, citrine and peridot. She can write down an intention for the upcoming year and place it underneath the candle to send it off into the universe every time she lights it. We especially love that she can light it every day of her birth month, but if you’re in a long distance friendship, it’s a nice way to make sure she feels the love.

Most Creative Gift For Your Best Friend

38. Sculptd Candle Making Pottery Kit


  • What We Like: she’ll be able to make everything, from the fragrance and wax to the container
  • What We Don’t Like: the fragrance combos are pre-chosen
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns with Amazon Prime

She’s the queen of creative hobbies, so gift her the Sculpted Candle Making Pottery Kit, which comes with all the supplies needed to make her own scented candle and clay vessel. She can sculpt with 600 grams of premium British air dry clay and decide on how potent she wants the scent with 10 milliliters of fragrance oil, which comes in three mix-as-you-like fragrances (Peony Rose, Orange and Ginger or Basil and Citrus). We love that the clay air-dries (rather than requiring an oven), making it easier for your pal, or for her kids to join in too. Opt for the two-person kit, and do it together.

Best Gift for the Plant Mom

39. Disco Ball Hanging Planter

Urban Outfitters

  • What We Like: it comes with a chain so she can hang it wherever
  • What We Don’t Like: buyers note that it’s on the smaller side
  • Return Policy: accepted online or in stores

Nab this totally groovy disco ball planter for the gal pal who’s obsessed with her collection of greenery. Most of the photos show it with a philodendron inside, but we see no reason you couldn’t do something else drapey–or even a faux plant (shhh). Just note that there’s no drainage, so it may not suit all flora. PureWow writer Melissa Lee owns one and loves the way it catches the sunlight in the late afternoon, casting disco-ready shimmers throughout the room. All she’ll be missing are some John Travolta-inspired flares.

Best Gift for the Early Riser

40. Brooklinen Super-Plush Robe


  • What We Like: made with 100% Turkish cotton
  • What We Don’t Like: sizes only range from XS to XL
  • Return Policy: accepted within 365 days of buying

If she wakes up every morning for an early coffee and yoga session, this plush robe from Brooklinen — which has a 4.4-star rating from more than 1,350 shoppers — will only make her a.m. routine that much better. And unlike all the snoozy white options out there, this guy comes in fun colors like Wild Moss and Striped Begonia. One reviewer reports that it feels like being “wrapped in a cloud,” and we definitely appreciate that it’s machine-washable.

Best Tech Gift

41. The Bee & Kin Wireless Charger

The Bee & Kin

  • What We Like: the compact size is perfect for travel 
  • What We Don’t Like: it comes with a charging cord, but it’s not long
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

Don’t let her phone die before you’re finished FaceTiming about Monday night’s Bachelorette episode. She can use this handy and tiny-enough-to-fit-in-her-handbag charger to wirelessly charge her battery, so her phone’s never on its last legs in the evening. It comes complete with a wireless output, USB output, micro USB input port, lightning USB input port, wireless charging indicator and LED flashlight, and we love that the team at Bee & Kin is finally selling the charger separately from their beloved travel backpack, so she can take this little goodie on the go.

  • What We Like: it offers a gentle sunrise-like sensation to help her get up in the morning
  • What We Don’t Like: consistent Wi-Fi connection is required
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online or in-stores

If she’s always snoozing her alarm way too late, the Hatch Restore is a great gift. It functions as a sunrise alarm clock, soothing sound machine and a cozy reading light, connects to the app on iOS and Android devices and allows her to pick what kind of colors, sounds, brightness and volume she wants each morning. Bonus: It looks like a work of art, and the sunrise sensation will be a game changer during chilly winter months.

Best Gift for the Charcuterie Expert

43. Pottery Barn Chateau Handcrafted Acacia Wood Cheese & Charcuterie Board

Pottery Barn

  • What We Like: it’s made of acacia wood and Fair Trade Certified
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s hand wash only
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing, unless you choose to monogram it (returns not accepted for made-to-order items)

Whether she has a bias towards goat cheese or she’s a tried-and-true cheddar fan, she’ll love this gorgeous wooden charcuterie board, which is perfect for all her hostessing duties. Pick between three washes (brown, white or black) to find one that best fits the aesthetic of her kitchen or dining space. Then be sure to send her these stunning charcuterie board recipe ideas. (Just note that it’s handwash only, though we do love the tiny little hole in the handle, which enables you to hang it to dry.)

Best Sentimental Gift for Your Best Friend

44. Lifelong Friend Bracelet


  • What We Like: the design is a simple way to remind her of your decades-long friendship
  • What We Don’t Like: the braided cord may break after repeated use
  • Return Policy: not accepted

She’s been around as long as you can remember, so it only makes sense to give her this simplistic bracelet that signifies your lifelong bond. You can choose the color of the bracelet cord to best complement the minimal silver design in the middle. We also love that the size of the bracelet is easily customizable, while the super sweet note on the packaging will be enough to make you both get misty-eyed. Says one happy customer: “I love the sentiment on the gift card of this bracelet. And the fact that it’s slim, light and barely there makes it a fabulous daily reminder of the message.”

Best Gift for the Pregnant Friend (That’s Sentimental)

45. Becoming Mama Pregnancy Journal


  • What We Like: it offers journal prompts and handy info for pregnant folks
  • What We Don’t Like: it's expensive for a journal
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

Pregnancy may be an exciting new chapter in her life, but if she’s having trouble shaking her nerves, gift her this heartfelt journal. There are prompts, spaces for ultrasound pictures and pregnancy FYIs, like what to pack in a birth bag and things she should do before heading to the hospital. There’s even space for 52 weeks of journaling so she can document her thoughts, feelings and events all the way through. Reviewers especially appreciated the information throughout from industry professionals.

Best Gift for the Jet-Setter

46. The Zsa Zsa Everyday Organized Traveler’s Leather Travel Notebook

Planner Perfect

  • What We Like: made from real leather
  • What We Don’t Like: the warranty only lasts for one year
  • Return Policy: returns accepted within 14 days of purchasing

This genuine leather wallet has all the pockets she could ever need for her cards, travel documents, papers, journal and planner, and the replaceable elastic cord keeps everything safely encased and it’s constructed with double-layer leather, so you know it will hold up over the years. As one happy buyer reports, “Perfection! The smell, the feel, the size, the craftsmanship!”

  • What We Like: contains 200mg of CBD in total
  • What We Don’t Like: the canister is only 9 ounces
  • Return Policy: free returns online or in stores

Whether it be aches and pains or stress that she’s always complaining about, these lavender and CBD-infused bath salts are a great way to promote major decompressing vibes. They’re a step above your classic drugstore Epsom salts thanks to the herb-heavy formulation, which includes organically grown kava, lavender, calendula and ginger.

Best Home Decor Gift

48. Grecian Bust Pot


  • What We Like: it’s a functional piece of home decor fit for small or large plants
  • What We Don’t Like: the cement construction may be heavy, the small is quite small
  • Return Policy: free returns online or in-stores within 30 days

Whether she has a green thumb or not, she’ll adore this Grecian-inspired planter that functions as both a statement piece and home for her (real or fake) plant. We called Hellenistic revival as a top trend last year, and we firmly think the look is still going strong. This guy is particularly great because it comes in multiple sizes (the small is 6.5” x 5” and the large is 10.75” x 7”) and can accommodate just about any type of floral–even silk ones. Reviewers rave that it’s great for succulents, but do note that the smaller size may too small for some plants. “I use the large grecian pot as a planter and love it, but this small one I use for makeup brushes,” one writes.

Best Gift for the Pregnant Friend (That’s Practical)

49. Belly Bandit Upsie Belly Maternity Support Band

Belly Bandit

  • What We Like: it’s designed to lift her belly and limit back aches
  • What We Don’t Like: sizing only goes up to XL
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online and in-stores

If the mama to-be in your life has been going through some major aches and pains, give her the gift of pain relief on-the-go with this support band from Belly Bandit. The stretchy Polyester/Spandex maternity band is specifically designed to help lift her bump, support her lower back and stabilize her pelvic area to reduce stress and discomfort. It comes in either black or nude and reviewers maintain it truly eases back pain and takes pressure off the bladder (which trust, she’ll definitely appreciate).

gifts for best friends 51. lululemon yoga mat

Best Gift for the Yogi

50. lululemon Lightweight Mat


  • What We Like: the 5mm foam design is specifically for yoga
  • What We Don’t Like: the color may change over time with repeated use (and sweat)
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

A high-quality exercise mat can make a big difference in yoga practice. We love this lightweight 5mm option from lululemon that’s up for grabs in three colors. The material is light and cushiony and the top grippy layer is perfect for keeping her warrior pose stable when she’s working up a sweat. Reviewers report that it’s very easy to tote around, but that it has a funky smell that dissipates over time.

Best for the Weekend Warrior

51. ullo Open Wine Purifier


  • What We Like: it works to remove sulfites and histamines that are associated with wine hangovers and headaches
  • What We Don’t Like: some users noted that it’s a bit tough to take apart
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns with Amazon Prime

Dubbed the “Brita for wine,” this handy little gadget made from BPA-free soft-touch silicone aerates her wine to remove sulfites and histamines that may cause those achy pains from drinking her fave rosé. We love that it rests easily on any wine glass, and that its lid doubles as a base to capture stray drips. It’s safe to say that girls’ night (as a grownup) has officially been upgraded.

Best Work from Home Gift

52. UGG Shearling Lined Slipper


  • What We Like: they come in five different colors
  • What We Don’t Like: there are only whole sizes available
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns online or in stores

These ultra-trendy shearling slippers from UGG are so comfy that she’ll never want to take them off, and reviewers swear they’re the perfect blend of keep-your-feet-warm but don’t-get-too-sweaty. Best of all, her work from home colleagues will never know she has them on 24/7. (Wink, wink.) Just note that these puppies only come in whole sizes, so if you’re choosing between two, it’s best to size down.

Best Skincare Gift

53. Supergoop! Glow Duo


  • What We Like: both products are full size
  • What We Don’t Like: the Glow Screen is only available in one shade
  • Return Policy: free returns online or in-stores

Friends don’t let friends go without SPF. This Supergoop! duo comes with the brand’s famed Glow Screen and Glow Stick (available in SPF 40 and 50 respectively) so she can protect her skin with a natural glow all year long — no white cast or dry skin here. In fact, reviewers report that it’s a great primer under foundation, but, since it’s nice and thick, can also be worn solo for glow on a day you don’t want put on makeup.

Best Body Care Gift

54. LE LABO Eau de Parfum Discovery Set

Le Labo

  • What We Like: it’s a multi-use fragrance that can be sprayed from head to toe
  • What We Don’t Like: all scents are floral-based, which isn’t everyone’s cup of tea
  • Return Policy: not accepted

This celeb-favorite line of fragrances from LE LABO is known for radiating spicy, feminine notes (we heard a rumor that Justin Bieber, Ryan Renolds and Alexa Chung are all particularly fond of Santal 33, which boasts notes of warm cardamom, flowery iris and smoky sandalwood). The set also comes with five other tester sizes (5 mL) of their scents (Rose 31, AnOther 13, Thé Noir 29, Thé Matcha 26 and Bergamote 22), all of which are characterized by similar fragrance stories of musk, nature and sweetness. We think this discovery set is especially great for gals on the hunt for their signature scent, since you can try out multiples.

Best for the Disney Mogul

55. The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook

Ashley Craft

  • What We Like: includes 100 Disney-inspired recipes
  • What We Don’t Like: the recipes may not be 100% accurate, since some recipes are proprietary 
  • Return Policy: free shipping and returns with Amazon Prime

If she’s spent any time eating her way through the Disney parks, this unofficial cookbook, which includes recipes for dole whip, churros, beignets and more, will be a must-have in her kitchen. We love the simple instructions and illustrative pictures–she’ll love how it transports her to the happiest place on earth. Once she’s cooked her way through it (it was a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, FYI), she can get back to planning her next trip; we’ve got the goods on everything from the best hotels to the best character dining.

Best For a New Apartment

56. Custom Photo Collage

Big Wall Decor

  • What We Like: you can choose the size, depth and frame 
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s a bit pricey
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

Congratulate her on finally getting her own place with this custom photo collage. You can choose between one and 13 images to include, pick the frame (infinity, lightbox or none) and size (it goes up to 72- by 72-inches), then add photos with just a few clicks. Buyers can snag this personalized gift for everything from graduations to weddings, but we’re a firm believer in celebrating your gal pal regardless of whether or not there’s an occasion, particularly since reviewers report that the photo quality is top-notch.

Best Gift for the Mom Friend

57. The Hollace Tote


  • What We Like: comes with a removable zippered pouch
  • What We Don’t Like: it’s not made with real leather, so may not wear as nicely 
  • Return Policy: free returns accepted within 30 days of purchasing

She’s always the most prepared at the playground. (Remember that time she helped your kid out with a snack and a bandaid and a change of shorts?) So she’ll love that this sumptuous tote has ample room for her snacks, books, a water bottle and… well, whatever else she keeps in there. We love that this 13” x 12.5” x 7” guy comes with a removable zippered pouch and that the material isn’t too stiff, unlike some other vegan totes on the market. Reviewers report loving the magnetic snap closure.

Best Just Because Gift

58. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Socks

Barefoot Dreams

  • What We Like: they come in four different colors
  • What We Don’t Like: they’re best fit for people with 5 to 9 sized feet
  • Return Policy: free returns online or in-stores

Barefoot Dreams is known for its selection of ridiculously soft goodies, and these ankle socks are no exception. She can tuck them into her boots during the cold winter months or snuggle up for spooky movie nights, but the plush knit material will ensure she never takes ‘em off. PureWow editor-in-chief Jillian Quint owns a pair, and swears she can use them in lieu of slippers–they’re that soft!

Best Gift for the Classic Fashionista

59. Everlane Organic Cotton Box-Cut Tee


  • What We Like: it has rave reviews from buyers, designed to fit all body types
  • What We Don’t Like: TBH, nothing 
  • Return Policy: accepted within 30 days of purchasing

Never underestimate the power of a good basic tee-shirt, especially this sustainable option from Everlane. It’s made from breathable, organic cotton and has been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), which assesses every step of production from dyeing to printing. With sizes available from XXS to XXXL and an optional pocket, her closet will be filled with these once you give her her first.

Best Wellness-Meets-Tech Gift

60. Aura App Subscription


  • What We Like: it’s an all-in-one wellness app to help with her physical and mental health
  • What We Don’t Like: she may not use it as often as it’s intended
  • Return Policy: not accepted

The Aura app specializes in a wide range of mental health tools like guided meditations, life coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy resources. If she’s on a journey to better herself, this monthly or yearly subscription is a great tool for her to have, connecting her with helpful resources (we love the article explaining how anxiety works) and meditation tracks that are as short as 3 minutes.

Best for the Retro Music Lover

61. Crosley Radio C62 Record Player with Speakers


  • What We Like: comes with speakers
  • What We Don’t Like: sound quality is only mid-level
  • Return Policy: free returns online and in-store

Friends who appreciate the cozy crackle of a good vinyl record will be over the moon for this Crosley record player/speaker bundle that features a fully manual two-speed turntable, but also built-in WiFi, should you want to go less analog. Reviewers report that it’s easy to set up, with one raving that she loves the dust cover for keeping dust at bay and  her kids from messing with her records. If you really want to give her the gift of rocking out, you can even snag a few of her favorite albums, too.

What Should I Gift My Best Friend on a Budget?

You don’t have to drop a ton of dough to treat your BFF to something sweet. If you’re on a budget, you can always go the heartfelt, handmade route. Some ideas include:

  • Your favorite picture of you two in a frame
  • A scrapbook of your years spent together as besties
  • Her guilty pleasure baked good

If you’re particularly crafty, you can crochet, knit, sculpt or paint her something, too.

What are Great Gifts for Best Friends?

A great gift for your best friend will definitely depend on what they’re into. Before making any purchases, you’ll want to consider some of their favorite activities or hobbies, or maybe what they need a little more of in their life.

For example, say your bestie is majorly into entertaining—you can snag them cute flute glasses or chic candles. If they’ve been complaining about needing some serious relaxation time, provide the gift of self-care with a gift certificate for a massage or facial or even some soothing at-home goodies, like a Campo sleep mask set and UGG pajamas.

Basically, the key is keeping their personality in mind. As long as it’s gifted with love, they’re sure to adore it.

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