45 Unique Gifts Your Best Friend Will Totally Love
Your best friend knows you better than, well, anyone. Over the past few years, she’s the friend that's been there for every breakdown about the kids’ virtual learning and vent sesh about how your partner is driving you nuts. She's always down to cozy up on the couch with you for a wine night and to help you chill after a hectic day at the office. So, as the holidays rapidly approach, what better time to show her just how much you appreciate her friendship than now?
Maybe she's a skincare junky that's always looking to add new products to her regimen. Maybe she's a total fitness buff in need of some new gear for her morning workouts. Or, maybe she's a major foodie looking to try out something new in the kitchen. Regardless of what makes your best bud so uniquely her, we guarantee there is something on this list she'll be thrilled to unwrap this Christmas. Without further ado, here are 45 gift ideas your BFF is sure to love this holiday season, no matter what she’s into.
1. Monica Vinader Engravable Havana Friendship Chain Bracelet
She’s sentimental, so you know she’ll totally tear up when she unwraps this gold-plated upgrade on the friendship bracelet you gave her back in middle school. You can even have it engraved with a special message or her initials, for an extra special touch.
2. Our Place Always Pan
Whether she likes it or not, she’s always in the kitchen. So you might as well get her something that makes the dinner-making process a little more streamlined. The best-selling Always Pan incorporates eight different kitchen items—a fry pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, sauce pan, non-stick pan, spatula and spoon rest—into one. And according to reviewers, it steams, fries, boils, sears and braises beautifully.
3. Sleeper Relaxed Pajama Set
Is your BFF is a total fashionista that also loves to lounge? We promise she'll go gaga for this PJ set. Super cozy and totally chic, she'll probably never want to take it off.
4. Cristina Martinez Sunny Day Accent Pillow
Brighten up her space with a pillow that is as bright and sunny as she is.
5. Skin Renewing Masks
Who isn't in need of a little TLC after the last two years? Give her the chance to sooth and pamper herself with this set of ten face masks. One side is equipped with rose petal derived ingredients for masks to help calm irritated skin, while the other comes with charcoal-based masks to help detox and renew her complexion.
6. Dagne Dover 365 Large Landon Neoprene Carryall Duffel Bag
Your jet-setting BFF probably has a full list of vacay destinations she's going to in the coming months—especially after not being able to travel for over a year. Luckily, this expandable neoprene duffel bag will come in handy for any upcoming trips she has planned. The interior includes a padded laptop sleeve, a pouch for her phone, a shoe/laundry bag and two side pockets for water bottles.
7. I Am Everything Affirmation Card Deck
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 and get in the right mindset to tackle whatever lies ahead throughout the day.
8. Soludos Wink Faux Fur Slipper
With super plush faux fur lining and totally adorable winking eye embellishments, she and her feet will thank you for these cozy cuties.
9. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum
Even if she’s not that into skincare, chances are she’s heard of Vintner’s Daughter. The brand’s best-selling active botanical serum works to smooth and brighten the skin while reversing signs of aging, thanks to a concoction of botanicals and essential oils. Basically, it’s liquid gold in a bottle.
10. Areaware Dusen Dusen Set of 4 Taper Candles
If spending the past year—and counting—working from home has made her want to redecorate her space, she'll love adorning her mantle or dining table with the set of funky, colorful candles.
11. Corkcicle Glass Flute Double Pack
Cheers to however many years of friendship you two share with a glass for her and a glass for you. And with an iridescent shimmer this pretty, she'll probably want to drink her morning coffee out of it, too.
12. Le Labo Signature Detergent
If your buddy's a huge Le Labo fangirl, she'll be stoked with the brand's signature detergent. With notes of cumin, olibanum and cedar this fragrant cleaner will make lugging her gigantic laundry load to the laundromat actually worth it.
13. Campo Essential Oil Roll-On and Silk Eye Mask Kit
What better gift is there than the gift of a good night's sleep? Every night she'll slip this silk eye mask on, dab on some ZZZ-inducing essential oils and drift right off to dreamland.
14. Native Union Dock Marquetry Wireless Charger
Don’t let her phone die before you’re finished FaceTiming about Monday night’s Bachelorette episode ever again. She can prop her phone up as it charges (it works with an iPhone 8 and newer) so her phone’s never on its last legs in the evening.
15. Smeg Electric Kettle
She’s been using the same electric kettle to brew her morning cup of green tea since you two were in college, so it’s definitely time for an update. This sleek model from Smeg features a soft-opening lid, auto shut-off when no water is detected and can heat water in less than four minutes. Plus, it’ll look great perched on her kitchen counter.
16. Lord Jones High CBD Formula Bath Salts
Wanna treat your work wife to a little pampering? This jar 240 milligram CBD-infused epsom and pink Himalayan bath salt is all she needs for the most relaxing soak ever. Seriously, it'll make her feel like she’s melting down the drain (in a good way).
17. Bluetooth Speaker and Water Bottle
Let her do her morning yoga in style with a water bottle that'll not only keep her hydrated but will also let her listen to her fave, soothing jams as she downward dogs. Namaste.
18. Tory Burch Walker Slim Zip Wallet
We all have that one friend who has a rewards card for every coffee shop, nail salon and clothing store she has ever stepped foot in. So, why not elevate the way she carries them all with this Tory Burch wallet? It’s made from genuine leather and has more than enough space to house all of her cash and cards.
19. Mejuri Organic Pearl Hoops
What better way to remind her that she's a total pearl—pun intended—than with an effortlessly chic pair of pearl hoops?
20. Parachute Classic Bathrobe
Behold: the gift she didn’t know she needed. This plush, 100 percent long-staple Turkish cotton bathrobe will make her feel like she’s at a fancy spa, not standing in her tiny apartment bathroom, every time she pulls it on.
22. SolaWave Blue Light Wand
This tiny tool combines blue light therapy, therapeutic warmth and vibrating massage that boosts the effects of her skincare treatments, fights against breakouts and will leave her with a glowing complexion.
23. J.Crew Quilted vest with PrimaLoft
Fall is officially here and temperatures are beginning to drop. You know she always complains about being cold, so gift her a puffer vest that'll go with just about anything—and keep her toasty warm, too.
24. Bala Bangles 1 Pound Weight Set
You know she’s been eyeing these modern wrist and ankle weights for months, but she’d never justify buying them for herself when she has a perfectly good (but not so stylish) pair from Amazon already. That’s where you come in. Gift her these so she can rock ’em the next time you do Zoom Pilates together. You might want to act fast, though. These were backordered from March through September, and we have a feeling they’ll sell out again during the holiday season.
25. Great Jones Dutch Baby
Help her get her kitchen prepped and ready for this holiday season with this cast-iron Dutch oven. She'll be able to cook up stews, side dishes, fresh bread and everything else in between for her dinner guests.
26. Coach Paint Dab Floral Print Silk Skinny Scarf
Sweet, dainty and 100 percent silk, this is going to look gorgeous tied around her hair or wrapped around her neck.
27. Clevr Blends The Lineup Set
You know she can't begin her morning without a latte. Start her day off right with this pack of Clevr Blend's Superlatte powders, including Matcha, Golden, Coffee and Chai. Each blend is packed with healthy ingredients and flavorful spices so she can wake up and sip on a yummy cup of creamy goodness.
28. PhoneSoap 3 UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Universal Charger
She was a total germaphobe even in the Before Times, so now she’s wiping down her phone with a Clorox wipe multiple times a day. Give her peace of mind by getting her a smartphone sanitizer. PhoneSoap has a UV light that’s clinically proven to kill 99.99 percent of bacteria and viruses. All she has to do is stick her phone inside the case for ten minutes and it’ll emerge germ-free. There’s even a USB port, if she wants to charge her phone while she waits.
29. Birthdate Candle
If she’s always texting you your horoscope and insists that you’re “such an Aries,” your best friend needs a Birthdate Candle in her life. The brand combines astrology, numerology and tarot to create a candle specifically for people born on each day of the year. Select her birthdate, and she’ll get a candle with a unique scent that’s tailored to her with a cute label that describes her personality, her tarot card, her ruling number and her ruling planet.
30. Tory Burch Charm Woven Loafer
It's official, your best gal pal is *finally* heading back into the office. Get her work wardrobe up to snuff with a pair of loafers that won't have her feet killing by the end of her commute.
31. Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover
She’ll live in this cozy pullover all winter long thanks to its warm, supersoft sherpa material. Reviewers say it’s definitely oversize, so you might want to size down if she’s between two.
32. Drunk Elephant The Littles Kit
Fill your favorite skincare guru’s medicine cabinet with best-sellers from Drunk Elephant. Aptly called The Littles, this set contains sample-sizes pf the brand's jelly cleanser, a bottle of micellar water, a moisturizer, an overnight face mask and a glycolic acid serum. When used together, they wash away dirt, slough off dead skin and hydrate to make the skin ultra glowy.
33. Roberto Coin Tiny Treasures Initial Necklace
Feeling extra generous this year? Then surprise her with this dainty diamond initial necklace. Made from 18k white gold and featuring a 0.02 carat diamond, she’ll wear this necklace daily—and brag to anyone who’ll listen about what a great friend you are.
34. Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Make her home office setup a little sweeter with this electric mug warmer from Mr. Coffee. She can leave it perched on the corner of her desk to ensure that her coffee stays warm through multiple Zoom meetings.
35. Lululemon Define Jacket
She’s always shopping Lululemon’s ‘We Made Too Much’ section, but you know she’d never splurge on a full-price item from the brand. So you’ll just have to do it for her. Go with the Define Jacket. It’s a flattering best-seller she can sport whether she’s headed for a walk around the block or a trip to the grocery store.
36. Everlane the Cashmere Rib Beanie
Fact: You can never have too many beanies in your winter wardrobe. Everlane’s cashmere cap is warm, soft and will go with just about every one of her outfits.
37. MWL Betterterry Jogger Sweatpants
Give her these so she can finally retire the threadbare college sweats she bought during your freshman year. As soon as she feels the soft cotton-polyester blend, she’ll wonder why she waited so long to make the switch. While you’re at it, you may as well pick her up the matching crewneck too, so she has a complete set.
38. Bloomscape Calathea Beauty Star
Freshen up her space with a pretty potted plant. And if she has a fur baby at home, this green guy is totally safe for animals, so her journey into plant momhood can be worry-free.
39. Brooklinen Luxe Sateen Sheets
The best present this holiday season may just be the gift of a good night’s sleep. And she’s sure to snooze a little better with the help of these 480 thread count, 100% long-staple cotton sheets.
40. Artifact Uprising Photo Book
If she loves to reminisce about your hilarious high school days, make her one of these custom photo albums that allows you to pick your own layouts, fabric cover and title. The premium fabric binding, gold foil stamping and thick pages are made to last so she can enjoy flipping through it for years to come. And just think how nice it’ll look sitting on her coffee table.
41. Bearaby Cotton Napper Weighted Blanket
Remind her to make relaxation a priority by gifting her a weighted blanket that’ll reduce her anxiety thanks to its soothing pressure. Unlike most of the not-so-cute options out there, this 15-pound knit style from Bearaby will fit right in with the rest of her stylish living room decor.
42. Baby Foot Moisturizing Foot Mask
If she’s into oddly satisfying beauty treatments, or trying to cut back on her bi-weekly pedicure appointments, gift her Baby Foot. After leaving the exfoliating-treatmment-filled booties on for 15 minutes, her feet will instantly feel smoother. A few days later, any dead skin will start to peel off, revealing the supersoft soles underneath. Gross? Yes. Super satisfying? Also yes.
43. Winc Wine Subscription (2 Months)
Most of your best memories together involve wine—so you might as well send her some. But instead of gifting her a lame bottle or two, get her a two month subscription to Winc. That way, she can choose four new bottles to have shipped to her door each month. Here’s hoping she invites you over to sample some.
44. HarePinz Grl Pwr HarePin
Whether you’re shopping for your friend with an impressive hair clip collection, or the one who’s taught you everything you know about feminism, you can’t go wrong with this hair pin. She’ll probably stick it in her hair as soon as you give it to her.
45. Book of the Month (3 Month Subscription)
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 Karen’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.