41 Amazing Holiday Gifts Your Best Friend Will Love

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Your best friend is someone really incredible. Someone who has been there through every crushing breakup, awkward phase, and 2 a.m. vent session. Whether that's your favorite gal pal or an awesome guy in your life, give your closest friend some love this holiday season with a personalized, pampering gift that celebrates your bond.

Even if it's not for Christmas, a small token of "I'm thinking of you" can make your BFF feel special, especially in this whirlwind of a year. We've found unique—and a little bit quirky!—gift ideas for your best friend that go way beyond the standard fare. Is it the baking aficionado who can't ever seem to leave the kitchen? The girl who seems to have absolutely everything? Or maybe the one who believes every hour is happy hour? No matter the vocation or occasion, here is the latest and greatest in fashion, beauty, home, food, and more to show your BFF just how much you care.

Fortune & Frame Fortune Cookie Necklace

gifts-for-best-friend-Fortune Frame Fortune Cookie Necklace

Wear your luck around your neck with this gold-dipped fortune cookie necklace. The locket opens to reveal a rolled fortune that you can personalize with the message of your choice.

Kate Spade New York 3-Piece Set

gifts-for-best-friend-Kate Spade New York 3 Piece Set

Like your best friend, this fragrance has a lot of layers: It starts with feminine notes of strawberries and bergamot, before drying down to reveal more sensual, woody notes like ambrox and cashmeran.

Mpix Custom Photo Mug

gifts-for-best-friend-Mpix Custom Photo Mug

What better way to commemorate your friendship than with something more personal? Add a picture of the two of you or inscribe an inside joke to this customizable mug for a truly special gifting.

Tarte Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe Maracuja Lip 5-Piece Set

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Remember the Lip Smackers collection you hoarded in the '90s? This five-shade tinted lip balm set from Tarte is the more modern version—infused with natural moisturizers and vitamin E that temporarily plump your lips. The glossy formula will never feel sticky on your lips (or have hair stick to it). Plus, they smell like coconut!

TOMS X West Elm Sage Slipper

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Your favorite slip-on meets a slipper in a collab you never knew you needed. Made with 100 percent organic cotton in a chic pink hue, these slippers deliver a super-comfortable fit that will make the wearer feel at home wherever they go.

Diff Eyewear + Star Wars Princess Leia 2.0 Sunglasses

gifts-for-best-friend-Diff Eyewear Star Wars Princess Leia Sunglasses

Featuring a sleek cat eye shape and gold metal frame, this sunglasses collab with Star Wars has a universal design (see what we did there?) worthy of a BFF as cyber-cool as Princess Leia.

Dr. Martens Black and Multicolor Floral Sinclair Platform Boots

gifts-for-best-friend-Dr. Martens Black and Multicolor Floral Sinclair Platform Boots

Who says grungy can't be girly? The classic Doc Martens gets a feminine upgrade in this adorable floral print that your BFF is sure to get a kick out of.

Phillip Lim The Deconstructed Sling Bag

gifts-for-best-friend-Phillip Lim The Deconstructed Sling Bag

Phillip Lim is a designer worth investing in—his recent partnership with Volvo Cars was made entirely from interior materials (bio-based and recycled) to showcase his mission for sustainability. This unisex utility sling bag features a nylon material and adjustable webbing strap that can be worn comfortable across your body or shoulder.

Tory Burch Ravello Watch Gift Set

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Perfect for the capricious stylist, this watch set from Tory Burch comes with two interchangeable leather bands that you can swap out depending on your mood/outfit.

Blue Sky Monthly Planner


For the old-fashioned friend who likes to keep a hard planner on hand, help keep their to-do list organized with this chic design from Blue Sky. The inside offers ample lined writing space for keeping track of appointments, to-dos, and reminders.

Victoria's Secret Satin Long PJ Set


I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many PJs. These silky smooth classics have just the right amount of snuggle room for your next girls' night in.

Upbra T-Shirt Bra


Your gal pal is the ultimate support, so why not give her gals some support with this uniquely designed bra? It's made waves across social media for giving even small-chested girls an unbelievable boost of cleavage with just one pull.

Cultiver Lightweight Linen Robe


The ideal self-care scenario calls for a ridiculously soft bathrobe (duh), and this one from Cultiver certainly fits the bill. The 100 percent linen texture is the perfect thickness for any temperature, and the roomy fit is great for cozy cocooning.

Vivrelle Subscription


While you might not be able to afford an expensive designer bag for your bestie, you can get her a members-only club providing access to a surplus of coveted designer handbags and accessories. A monthly membership fee starts at only $99, which allows you to borrow, wear, and return as many bags as you want, as often as you wish.

Caramel Caravan Candy


Slowly simmered and then hand-cut, these delectable caramels come in sweet flavors ranging from chai spice to dark chocolate sea salt. Choose from four-, 10-, or 20-piece sets, and prepare to gift the treats to everyone on your nice list.

Boho Stacking Mugs


Help your BFF instantly elevate her morning coffee habit with these chic stacking mugs. Available in neutral, navy, pink, or black and white, each one is an excuse to caffeinate as often as necessary.

Adventure Challenge Friends Edition


From making epic meals together to popping some bubbly in the bathtub, this little black book contains 50 unique challenges that you can complete with your BFF. Each activity comes with a time and money guide, but here's the rule: Once it's scratched off, you HAVE to do it.

Terrarium Candle

Best gifts for best friend – Terrarium Candle

These adorable hand-poured, soy wax candles are sure to ignite some love in the hearts of plant enthusiasts. It contains fragrance oils in pine and vanilla (cactus) and jasmine and white tea (poppy) that melt down to reveal a cute surprise.

The Rainbow Atlas

Best gifts for best friend – The Rainbow Atlas

From the pink salt lakes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula to the eye-catching home façades of Cobh, Ireland, this colorful book of bucket list destinations is packed with dreamy photographs and aerial images of exotic locales. Gift it to your best friend so you can start planning for all the places you want to travel together.

Modern Picnic The Luncher

Best gifts for best friend – Modern Picnic The Luncher

Offer a stylish hand to the friend who always has her arms full. Purse on the outside and lunchbox on the inside, Modern Picnic's fashion-forward bag sports a vegan leather croc exterior with an insulated interior to keep food packed to perfection (it even comes with a utensil slot!).

Orion Legging II

Best gifts for best friend – ORION LEGGING II

The perfect black leggings are hard to come by, and yet, Epoque Evolution has finally mastered the art of athleisure. The brand's compressive high-res leggings are made with butter-soft, sweat-wicking fabric that keeps sustainability in mind (it's made of 100 percent regenerated nylon fiber!).

Hyzrz Retro Kitchen Apron

Best gifts for best friend – Hyzrz Cute Retro Apron

If your bestie is always whipping up a quick bread or baking cupcakes, this apron with vintage vibes is sure to help her look cool in the kitchen. Her culinary talents are top-notch and this charming apron will keep her looking clean and polished—even if there's an unexpected spill or splash.

Anothersole Paloma Shoes

Best gifts for best friend – Anthersole Paloma shoes

The perfect shoe does exist—and it comes in 26 wearable shades. The Anothersole flat is an ultra-versatile everyday shoe that strikes the perfect balance between comfort and elegance.

Signature Chocolate Truffles Gift Box

Best gifts for best friend – Signature Chocolate Truffles Gift Box, Classic Gold Ribbon, 12 pc.

Complete with 12 assorted chocolate truffles in a chocolate truffle gift box tied with a luxurious gold ribbon, this chocolate assortment is a sweet stocking stuffer for the holidays.

Keep Shining 5 Piece Brush Set

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While it might be hard to pick out products, these tools are a great gift idea for a best friend that has everything. The on-trend marble finish and rose gold detailing add a dose of elegance to an otherwise humdrum morning routine.

Dearfoams Women's Fireside Water Resistent Sydney Shearling Scuff Slipper

Best gifts for best friend – Dearfoams Women's Fireside Water Resistent Sydney Shearling Scuff Slipper

Slip into something comfortable with the help of these plush house slippers. Made with an ultra-soft sheepskin lining and ribbed (read: non-slip) soles, these essential kicks are essentially pillows for your feet. Plus, it naturally resists dirt and bacteria, so you don't have to worry about staining when wearing it outside.

Cashmere Lined Leather Touchscreen Gloves

Best gifts for best friend – Nordstrom cashmere gloves

Never miss an important text or call in the cold with these touchscreen-friendly gloves. Available in black or brown, each pair of tech gloves is cozy and functional to keep you connected whenever, wherever.

Lele Sadoughi Jet Pearl Headband

Best gifts for best friend – Lele Sadoughi Jet Pearl Headband

Headbands are making a serious comeback, and this embellished accessory is well worth the splurge. Rock it with everything from midi dresses during the week to a classic T-shirt and jeans come Saturday.

Melinda Maria Blue Opal Ear Cuff

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Embedded with tiny blue opals, this edgy ear cuff is a chic addition to any jewelry box.

Otherland Candle

Otherland candles

Transform her space into a cozy abode with the help of Otherland aromatic candles. The modern candle brand features a collection of summer-inspired and instantly nostalgic scents that are so good, you'll want to start a collection of your own.

Calpak Travel Power Luggage Tag

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Equipped with a slim, removable battery pack, this powerful luggage tag keeps your phone charged, whether you're up in the air or waiting at baggage claim.

Dagne Dover The Landon Carryall

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Whether she's in need of an office-to-gym tote or a durable laptop carrier, this neoprene catchall is the one bag every commuter needs for on-the-go travel.

Juniper Books Subscription Box

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Dubbed "BESO" (short for books everyone should own), Juniper Books' subscription service is a no-fail gift for the bibliophile in your life. With each annual subscription, you'll receive one of twelve timeless titles per month, and every read boasts a Victorian-inspired cover and bookbinding.

Billy Beanie Knitting Kit

Billy Beanie Knitting Kit

Give her everything she needs to make the coziest cap in town—or knit it yourself and surprise her with your handiwork. Shhh! We won't tell her how easy the kit makes this project.

Compact Swivel Cheese Board

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An absolute necessity for your next wine night, this collapsible cheese board is compact and easy to store. What's more: each board boasts a secret compartment for storing cheese knives, and it comes with miniature ceramic serving bowls.

Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio

Herbivore Coco Rose Luxe Hydration Trio

Indulge in this self-care set that includes everything you need for a relaxing night in, from a coconut body polish to a hydrating face mist and lip conditioner.

SodaStream Fizzi Starter Kit

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For the friend with a sparkling water habit, gift her this cordless sparking water maker that creates premium drinks at home with the touch of a button.

Hair Tie Bracelet

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Keep track of errant hair ties with this chic bracelet that secures elastics to your wrist. It's a minimalist yet genius solution to managing your mane on the go.

Star Friendship Necklace

gold star friendship necklace

Show her how much your friendship means with this delicate gold necklace that can be used as a holiday gift, birthday present, or a just-because token of your appreciation.

Lucky Clover Necklace

Lucky Clover Necklace

She's your good luck charm, so give her one of her own. This handmade 24-karat gold necklace is made from an actual found clover and will let her know just how fortunate you feel to have her in your life.

Crafthouse by Fortessa Boston Shaker

Crafthouse by Fortessa Boston Shaker

Shake, shake, shake, señora! Your best girl knows how to mix it up, so give her some swanky barware and watch her cocktail game soar.

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