Whether you’re celebrating your besties birthday or need to get something cool AF for Christmas, one thing is for sure, gift your friend something you’d want actually yourself.
They’re your total best friend and, let’s face it, they know where all the bodies are buried. Don’t even get us started on that one time on Spring Break. They’ll listen to all your relationship issues (and there are a lot of them), give you advice (even when you’re not asking for it), have closed down more bars with you then you both care to admit, and are just basically there for you day-in and day-out. Long story short, they rule.
The last thing you want to do as a friend is present them with a lame gift. There are too many of those out there. You want to find something personal for them that basically seems like one giant inside joke. We know, you have hundreds of those. It doesn’t matter if your BFF is female or male, straight or gay, blue or green, 1 or 7. We’ve researched and curated a list of some really killer ideas, if we don’t mind saying so ourselves.
Shop our picks for some of the best friend gift ideas in 2021. Bottoms up.
The Best Gift of 2021
The “Good Friends are Like Stars” Necklace – Buy It Here
For the True Friend:
It’s one of the highest reviewed (and simply stated) friendship necklace on Amazon that is perfect for your true BFF and a great way to let them know exactly how you feel about them. The card it comes on has a kind message that says, “Good friends are like the stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.” Learn more here.
The Super Comfy Pick
The Parachute Cloud Cotton Robe – Buy It Here
For the Spa Lover:
These are the robes everyone is talking about this year. They’re super comfy, are meant to be slouchy, and will make your bestie feel like they’re living at the spa. There are option for both female and male friends too. Choose from different colors like fog, slate, and army green. Learn more here.
The Bestie Pick
The Official “Bestie” T-Shirt – Buy It Here
For the Fun Bestie:
They really are your bestie so what better way to let them know than this colorful minimalist tee. The best part is that it comes in a bunch of different colors to choose from and have sizes and styles available for women, men, and even kids! Learn more here.
The Long Distance Friend Pick
The Personalized Coffee Mug Set for Your Best Friend – Buy It Here
For the Long Distance Pal:
Your bestie may be in a different state, but that doesn’t mean your bond is any less. This customized coffee mug allows you to choose the two different states you live in and even the colors too. Learn more here.
The Game Pick
The “I Have This Friend” Funny Party Game – Buy It Here
For the Party Pal:
We’re obsessed with this game and know your BFF will be too. It’s a super fun (and funny) party game that can totally get a bit awkward. These cards will help to get to know your friends even better by having them answer questions, putting them in slightly awkward situations, and more. Learn more here.
The Genius Pick
The Beside Caddy Organizer – Buy It Here
For the Organized Obsessed:
Now they can stay totally organized, especially with all their insane tech devices, books, glasses, and more they have in their bed at night. Simply drop everything in this cute bedside caddy and always know where everything is in the morning! Learn more here.
The Personalized Pick
The LuluLala Personalized Name Plate Necklace – Buy It Here
For the Totally On-Trend:
This year it’s all about the nameplate necklace and your BFF will love that you had her name, initials, birthday, or whatever engraved onto it. And you can do it all for pretty cheap so that’s a real win-win. Learn more here.
The Tiger King Pick
The Carole Baskin Doormat – Buy It Here
For the Tiger King Fan:
Hey all you cats and kittens, it’s the Carole Baskin doormat from the Netflix obsession Tiger King! Flex your funny muscles, get a laugh, and keep your floors clean at the same time…or else Carole just may feed you to the tigers. We mean, she totally will. Learn more here.
The Brunch Lovers Pick
The Minute Mimosa Kit – Buy It Here
For Your Best Friend Who Brunches:
Let’s be real, brunch is always the best ever. If they like to host brunch at their home, they’ll love this Minute Mimosa Sugar Cube kit. All they have to do is drop a super yummy flavor into their favorite champagne and in less than a minute everyone will be enjoying a different flavored mimosa. Genius! Learn more here.
The Beauty Pick
The FaceTory Sheet Mask Facial Gift Set – Buy It Here
For the Beauty Lover:
If your BFF is like you and is obsessed with all the latest Korean facial mask sheets, they’ll love getting this gift set that’s actually pretty cheap (in a good way). You can even subscribe to have it sent to them each and every month. Or just go the straightforward route with a standard set of 7 different sheets. Learn more here.
The Kids Pick
The Emoji Best Friends Coloring Book – Buy It Here
For the Emoji BFF:
Sure it’s geared towards kids, but we could all use the peace and serenity of a coloring book these days! Perfect for all those emoji-loving besties out there, this super fun coloring book has two copies of each page so you can share with your BFF, color it together, or even have a fun contest. The PB&J is our fave! Learn more here.
The Memories Pick
The Homesick “Road Trip” Scented Candle – Buy It Here
For the Traveling Companion:
A great way to remember that fun road trip you all took where there may or may not have been major shenanigans that took place. It’s scented, hand-poured, and will burn for up to 80-hours. Learn more here.
The Face Pillow Pick
The Mushions Face Pillows – Buy It Here
For the Insane One:
Don’t worry you can customize these so you get pillows with the faces of friends you actually know on them. Seriously though, these are so cool an a total best-seller (again) this year. Creepy and fun all at the same time. Learn more here.
The Forever Friend Pick
The Golden Girls: You are My Golden Girl Fill-In Book – Buy It Here
For The True Golden Girl:
When they really are your Golden Girl (and a fan of the show) they’ll love this playful fill-in book. You can fill out the answers to the questions and memories or do it together for a good laugh. We’re totally Rose, BTW. Learn more here.
The Drinking Pal Pick
The Official Day Drinkers Coffee Mug – Buy It Here
For the Drinking Buddy:
Sure, the Day Drinkers club can be filled with coffee, but we know you better than that. Pick one up for yourself while you’re at it! Learn more here.
The Sweet Pick
The Anatomy of a Best Friend’s Heart Mug – Buy It Here
For the Loving Friends:
It’s a great way for them to think of you each and every morning when they have their coffee (or wine if they’re into that at 9am). This cute AF mug show some sentimental and meaningful phrases, but also some funny and quirky ones too that really best describe them. Learn more here.
The Long Distance Pick
The Official Long Distance Friendship Lamp – Buy It Here
For the Far Away Friend:
Just because you may no longer live right near each other doesn’t mean you can’t easily stay in touch and let them know when you’re thinking of them. These uber-popular friendship lamps come as a set of two, are Wi-Fi ready, and when they tap the lamp yours will light up with a special color letting you know they’re thinking of you. And when you tap it, it does the same letting them you’ve been thinking of them. It ends up feeling so much more meaningful and personal than a text message. Learn more here.
The Bestie Pick
The “Bestie” Bracelet by Pura Vida – Buy It Here
For the Teen:
Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned friendship bracelet, but with a modern twist? This Bestie Bracelet comes as pack of 10 that they can wear all at once or divided up with you. What we love even better, outside of how popular these have become online this year, is that a percentage of the sales go to local people in need. Learn more here.
The Bromance Pick
The Dude Wipes – Buy It Here
For the True Bro:
These Dude Wipes contain 30 fragrance-free flushable wipes that are a total must-have for any bromance in your life. Trust us, he could use a little extra love down there. You’re welcome, universe! Learn more here.
The 2021 Pick
The 2021 “A Better Me is Coming” Planner – Buy It Here
For the Cautiously Optimistic:
Let’s be real, 2021 was an actual dumpster fire. So let’s pretend it never happened and just focused on 2021, the year where a better me is coming. What do we have to lose?! Learn more here.
The Fill-In Pick
The ‘Why You’re My Bestie’ – Buy It Here
For the Thoughtful:
A really fun and super cute fill-in book on why they’re your bestie! You can either fill it out beforehand or fill it out together for a good laugh and a stroll down memory lane. Learn more here.
The Fire Pick
The Official Hot Sauce Making Kit – Buy It Here
For the Hot Sauce Obsessed:
The perfect gift for the hot sauce BFF in your life. It comes with everything they’ll need to make up to 7 different bottles of totally amazingly delicious and customized DIY hot sauce. Learn more here.
The Cute AF Pick
The Terrarium Candle – Buy It Here
For the Candle Lover:
These little candles are so super cute and smell amazing! And who doesn’t love a terrarium!? Learn more here.
The Floral Pick
The Insulated Floral Lunch Bag – Buy It Here
For the Chic AF:
Now your friend can get rid of those brown paper lunch bags they’ve been using! This pretty insulated re-usable lunch bag will help keep your lunch fresh all day long. Learn more here.
The Drinking Buddy Pick
The “Drink Up” Stemless Party Wine Glasses – Buy It Here
For the Wine Gal:
Sure, you’re both guilty of drinking endless glasses of your favorite wine. Or any wine for that matter. We’re guilty as charged too! These cute stemless wine glasses come as a set of 2 and playfully say “Drink Up the Sunshine” on them. Learn more here.
The Frenemy Pick
The Official Friend or Faux Game – Buy It Here
For the True Frenemy:
We’re nervous even reviewing this game! It’s a super funny and nerve-racking game because you’ll have to flip over a variety of cards and answer questions about each other and, dare we say, some of those questions can be a bit on the revealing side? Gulp! You may start as friends and leave as frenemies. Eh, you were never that close to begin with. Learn more here.
The Feminist Pick
The Ultimate Feminist T-Shirt for Females or Males – Buy It Here
For the Proud Feminist:
If you and your BFF is the ultimate feminist (and hopefully you are) it’s a must-have gift of the season. And it doesn’t matter if your bestie is female or male. Everyone can be supportive! This tee comes in a variety of sizes and colors for both men and women and is the material is actually super comfy. Go a size up if you order it. Learn more here.
The Partier Pick
The Giant Yard Pong Game – Buy It Here
For the Best Friend From College:
It’s like the party has never ended and we’re here for it! One of the most popular games (at least in our college) was beer pong. Well now you can play the giant version right in your very own backyard. It’s up to you if you fill each giant cup/bucket with beer. Learn more here.
The Beauty Pick
The Slip Silk Pillowcase – Buy It Here
For the Beauty Lover:
Yep, it’s the magical beauty pillow cases that everyone has been talking about all year! This comfy silk pillowcase is said to help reduce wrinkles, creases, and fine lines on your face and even reduce that pesky bed-head you suffer from every morning. Stay young forever! Learn more here.
The Custom Pick
The Tiled Monogrammed Coffee Mugs – Buy It Here
For the Coffee Drinker:
Probably the coolest mugs we’ve seen all year. It has that French bistro vibes that’s been popping up all over the place. Choose the letter of your BFF and call it a day. Learn more here.
The Decor Pick
The Party Leatherette Drink Coaster Set – Buy It Here
For the All Day Drinker:
Save your coffee table from those pesky rings and make a funny statement all at the same time. These must-haves come as a set of 4. Learn more here.
The Gratitude Pick
The 5 Minute Journal – Buy It Here
For the Mindful:
It’s one of the most popular journals online and all it takes is, literally, 5 minutes. You’ll fill out the page each day with specific fill-ins like what you’re grateful for, what you’d like to accomplish, what you’d like to ‘do over’ and more. Learn more here.
The On-Trend Pick
The Garden Party Laptop Sleeve – Buy It Here
For the Trendy Friendy:
It’s one of the biggest trends of the year, whimsical garden/floral prints. Now they can safely toss their laptop in this laptop sleeve. It has interior padding to help keep it safe and sound and will fit most standard size laptops. Learn more here.
The Last Minute Pick
The Prettiest Flower Delivery from Bouqs – Buy It Here
For the Flower Fan:
When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with flowers! You may have heard from Bouqs from their time on Shark Tank a few years back. We’ve been using them ever since and can personally say these are some of the prettiest flowers we’ve ever seen and at an amazing price. We have no clue how they do it. Learn more here.
The Ultimate Selfie Pick
The New LuMee Duo iPhone Light Up Selfie Case – Buy It Here
For the Selfie Obsessed:
Now they can get their selfie to turn out like their favorite or least favorite Kardashian! This light-up iPhone case from LuMee is one of the best-sellers of the year and really does give you red-carpet quality lighting so that all your pictures come out like you’re both ready to make the pages of People Magazine. Learn more here.
The 90’s Pick
The 90’s Bingo Game – Buy It Here
For Your Best Friend From the 90s:
Everything old is new again and the 90s are back! Instead of calling out random numbers, you’ll be looking for things like: Kevin from Home Alone, Rachel from Friends, a Furby, CD-Roms, and so much more. Learn more here.
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