Best Friend Gifts To Celebrate Your Closest Allies In 2021

August 05, 2021 6 min read

Through thick and thin, your best friends have always stayed by your side. They're shoulders to cry on, they're companions on a journey, and they always love you unconditionally. No matter if you've been friends for two years or your whole life, these best friend gifts are a great way to celebrate your soul mate on their birthday, Christmas, a new job, or any other important event in their life when they need to know you care.

To celebrate some of your beloved people in your life, we've included tons of thoughtful and unique gifts that all sorts of best friends would love, from personalized mugs, cute accessories to festive home decor. In any case, your #1 pal will love whatever you choose.

Ready to shop? Read on for our trending best friend gifts.

1. Personalized Long Distance State Coffee Mug

Bestie Long Distance Quotes Personalized State Colors Coffee Mug, Custom Best Friend Gift

True friendships know no bounds — state line included. Let your best friend know how much they are missed during the upcoming winter holiday season by gifting them this Long Distance State Coffee Mug, which can be personalized with your two home states in the colors of your choice.

2. Friendship Candle

Friendship Candle

Life is tough, but sweet and calming scents can help soothe the tension and promote relaxation. With the heart-warming message printed on the front, this funny Lavender Friendship Candle will put a smile on your best friend’s face. It will remind them of you and your friendship at once.

3. Personalized Long Distance State Pillow

Sisters will always be connected by heart Long Distance, Personalized State Colors Pillow, Custom Moving Gift - 2 Sided

Your best friend deserves this beautiful Personalized Long Distance State Pillow. Every day when she looks at the couch, she’ll smile at the sight of her new favorite throw pillow which shows off your sister-like friendship on it. Also, it makes a meaningful Christmas decoration.

4. Mini Cupcakes

Mini Cupcakes

Arriving in a variety of tasty flavors, such as tie-dye cracker crunch, chocolate chip pancake and peanut butter, these festive mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa make an awesome best friend Christmas gift. Go find someone who doesn't love cupcakes— especially a pack of deliciously soft bite-size treats. We'll wait.

5. Bath Bombs Gift Set

Bath Bombs Gift Set

Bath bombs are another good Christmas gift choice. This set of 12 uniquely handcrafted, moisturizing bath bombs made with premium USA natural ingredients will soon become her new favorite this holiday season. What will they do though? Leave dry skin super soft and subtly scented.

6. Custom Photo Coffee Mug

Miles Apart But Besties At Heart, Custom Photo, Personalized Coffee Mug, Custom Best Friend Gift

Not sure what to get for the best friend in your life? Go the personal route with this best friend Custom Photo Coffee Mug, which can be personalized with your favorite photos and words. With a heartening message on the back, this gift is seriously sentimental on Christmas Eve.

7. Bananagrams Game


Bananagrams is like Scrabble but more entertaining. This funny game pits you against your friends and family to create words as fast as you can. Coming in a fun banana-shaped case, this game doesn’t take much space like other board games and will bring tons of fun during your Christmas get-together.

8. Manatea Tea Infuser

Manatea Tea Infuser

The ultimate best friend gift for any tea lover! Although this Manatea Tea Infuser may look like a gag gift, it holds on tight and waives the need for a separate dish to catch drips. Packed in a colorful box perfect for Christmas gifting, the charming animal design is sure to make your best friend smile.

9. True Friends Long Distance Christmas Ornament

True Friends Long Distance, Personalized State Colors Circle Ornaments, Custom Best Friends Gift

Simple but sweet, these adorable True Friends Long Distance Christmas Ornaments are a perfect little something to send to your bestie to express your love from afar. The state, state color and name can be customized from the available options listed. A true one-of-a-kind Christmas tree decoration!

10. Succulent Hoya Heart Plant

Succulent Hoya Heart Plant

Are you on the search for the perfect Christmas gift idea for your #1 pal? Then look no further than this Costa Farms Succulent. The wording on the ceramic planter is so sincere and every time your best friend reads it, they'll remember how much they mean to you. Your best friend will love this.

11. Capsule Letters Message in a Bottle

Capsule Letters Message in a Bottle

These keepsake Message Capsules are a great way to let your BFF know that there is always a hand to hold and a heart to understand. The piece of paper inside the pill is blank, so you can write whatever you would like on it.

12. Crocs


For a friend who is keeping up with the trends, get them a pair of Crocs. These ugly rubber clogs live up to the hype—they’re soft, comfy, and ideal for plenty of activities. They come in a choice of different colors, and you can pair them with several adorable jibbitz charms for the perfect Christmas gift set.

13. Birth Month Flower Heart Necklace

Birth Month Flower Heart Necklace

This stunning heart-shaped Birth Month Pendant is filled with dried flowers representing your friend's birth month. Made from eco-friendly resin, the pendant preserves a real flower that has been dried and pressed to retain color and form. It comes with a 24k gold-plated chain.

14. Balm Dotcom Trio

Balm Dotcom Trio

The perfect lip balm for your ride or die. With castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin, this product soothes the lips while giving them the moisture they need during the winter holiday season. Also, this Balm Dotcom Trio can be customized depending on your choice of flavors.

15. A Woman Wine Alone Personalized Hoodie

A woman, Wine alone, Personalized Custom Hoodie, Sweater, T shirts, Christmas Gift for Dog Lovers

If the only "person" they love more than you is their pet, this Wine Alone Personalized Hoodie will be the meaningful holiday gift they never know they need. With a variety of custom design options, it is sure to become a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift that your best friend will treasure for years.

16. Tile Mate

Tile Mate

For the friend who's always losing things, Tile Mate is a way to keep track of it all. Once attached to everyday things like keys, bags, or other important possessions, these Bluetooth-connected trackers will help them locate everything in a flash.

17. Dayna Lee Collection Notebook

Dayna Lee Collection Notebook

Nothing will make your best friend a little emotional this Christmas quite like a Dayna Lee Collection Notebook with a sweet hand-lettered quote embossed on the cover. This journal comes with 256 white pages and a sewn binding to keep the pages secure while allowing them to lay flat.

18. Ring Trinket Dish

Ring Trinket Dish

This sentimental trinket dish says it all: A true friendship is a journey without an end. The dish can be put by the sink or nightstand to place your rings, earrings, necklaces, and watch. Gifting something beautiful and practical is always a win on the biggest holiday of the year!

19. Bedside Smartphone Vase

Bedside Smartphone Vase

Handmade out of glazed stoneware, the Bedside Smartphone Vase can hold a bouquet of dried blooms and keep the phone cord at reach but organized so the owner can charge their device while it sits pretty among the flowers. Plus, it will help brighten up the bedside table!

20. Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit

Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit

In a true gesture of friendship, lean into your friend's bagel obsession by gifting them a Bagel Making Kit. Each kit comes with detailed instructions and basic ingredients to make a dozen NYC-inspired dough and cream cheese. It's the best Christmas gift for your schmear friend.

21. Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close

We guarantee your friends will appreciate this one - Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close. With this book, Sow and Friedman highlight something that isn’t always easy about friendship and remind us of just how emotional and intellectual close friendships can be.

22. The Essential Skincare Set

The Essential Skincare Set

If your friend never knows how to start with skincare, you can gift them all the best with this Essential Skincare Set featuring the top-selling products Dermstore has to offer this Christmas. The ultimate expertly curated 10-piece skincare set comprises luxe brands like SkinCeuticals, Sunday Riley and Dermalogica.

23. Starburst Mini Fruit Chews

Starburst Mini Fruit Chews

We all know a friend who is obsessed with Starburst, and this is for them. Each Grab N Go size bag has mini candies featuring strawberries, fruit punch, watermelon, and cherry flavors. An amazingly awesome gift that is suitable for any occasion (especially on the upcoming Christmas Eve) for your favorite gal pal.

24. Polaroid Snap

Polaroid Snap

Who doesn’t love a good polaroid camera? Easily one of the most popular choices in Christmas gifts for best friends, this cute Polaroid Snap instantly prints a mini print of the photo you just took. It comes in five colors so you can match it to your friend’s favorite hue.

25. Very Big Hug Throw

Very Big Hug Throw

When hugs can't be had, this soft cotton Very Big Hug Throw will help you provide the loving arms your bosom buddy seeks and remind them they are loved. Plus, it's perfect for snuggling up and putting on Netflix during the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

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Final Thoughts

After this gift guide, we hope that you find more inspiration for awesome holiday gifts that your best friends will love. Gift shopping doesn’t need to be tough - just making sure that the recipient knows how special they are to you is good enough. Touch their heart, make them smile. Nothing quite matches the excitement of opening a gift that is thoughtfully made just for them.