With the 2017 holiday season in full swing, you’ve most likely found gifts for your family and your significant other (if you have one.) But then there’s that gift for your BFF—what do you get for the person you consider your platonic soulmate?! Well, here’s a few ideas to get you started!
We all need a little pampering in our lives. Whether it’s being constantly on the go due to work or taking care of the family, most of us forget to make time to slow down, relax, and do something nice for ourselves. Gifting your bestie with a high quality, luxurious bathrobe can be your way of giving them an excuse to pamper themselves. Perhaps include some scented candles, or a selection of bath gels or bath salts in soothing fragrances like vanilla and lavender. It might not seem like an extravagant gift, but you don’t have to spend a ton of money to show your BFF that you’re thinking of them.
Sassy Novelty Mugs
Laughter is something that fuels all friendships. Gifting your BFF with a novelty mug is a guaranteed way to elicit a laugh from them, and every time they look at it, they’ll think of you, and your friendship. There are tons of funny mugs out there that will capture the spirit of your friendship, from the demure to the outrageous! For a little extra love, fill the mug with their favorite chocolate or hard candies, and wrap it up with a big bow!
If your bestie is the creative type, or one who is super organized and always writing out To-Do lists, a bullet journal is an excellent gift! More than a journal, more than an organizer, bullet journals are a hot new trend that allows the owner to doodle, make lists, and write down their thoughts, all in one place. If you’re clueless as to what a bullet journal is, this article by BuzzFeed authors Rachel Wilkerson Miller and Ellie Sunakawa explains the concept in a simple, easy-to-understand post. You just might find yourself buying one for your bestie—and one for yourself!
Quirky Subscription Boxes
For those of you who want to show your bestie that you care year-round, not just during the holiday season, a subscription service like the ones found on Cratejoy.com might do the trick. There are thousands of subscriptions you can choose from, and they’re all divided into easily searchable categories that will help you narrow down your options to find the one that’s perfect for your BFF.
The adult version of the friendship bracelet, giving your bestie a piece of jewelry that you share or a piece that you personalize with a quote that tells them how you feel (or maybe even an inside joke that only the two of you understand) is still a popular gift. There are plenty of options out there, with varying price points. Whether you decide to go high-end with precious gems and metals, or go with something a little more budget-friendly, the sentiment behind the gift remains the same. You want them to know that you’re always thinking about them, and they can have a piece of you with them always. Especially popular are trinkets that come in pairs (or threes…or more!) so both of you can have that reminder with you always!
When in doubt, maybe go with something you’ve made yourself! If you’re the creative type, paint or draw them a picture and have it framed! If you bake or like to cook, make them a fancy treat or a favorite meal that you can both enjoy. Even if you’re not a great artist or cook or a creative type, something handmade will mean a lot to them. You can’t go wrong when it comes to surprising your BFF with a heartfelt present that tells them how much they mean to you.
What is the most thoughtful present you’ve ever received from your best friend? What did you get them in return? Leave a comment below and let us know!