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 2019. Bottoms up.
The Best Gift of 2019
The “Good Friends are Like Stars” Necklace – Buy It Here
This pretty 22K gold and sterling silver friendship necklace is perfect for your true BFF and a great way to let them know exactly how you feel about them. It’s said to help eliminate negative energy, heal them, and keep them protected. 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 Game Pick
The “I Have This Friend” Funny Party Game – Buy It Here
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 Sweet Pick
The Anatomy of a Best Friend’s Heart Mug – Buy It Here
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 Ultimate Selfie Pick
The New LuMee Duo iPhone Light Up Selfie Case – Buy It Here
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 Long Distance Pick
The Official Long Distance Friendship Lamp – Buy It Here
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
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 Drinking Buddy Pick
The “Drink Up” Stemless Party Wine Glasses – Buy It Here
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
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
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
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 On-Trend Pick
The Garden Party Laptop Sleeve – Buy It Here
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 Ultimate Flower Bouquet Delivery from Bouqs – Buy It Here
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 every 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 who they do it. Learn more here.
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