Last Updated: Sep 21, 2018
We all have that special person in our lives: the one we can share anything with, including epic, unforgettable adventures. Best friends enrich our days and give us something to be thankful for. Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, holiday treat or just a way to say thank you for all that they are, we’ve got plenty of inspiration for you. We’re sharing 28 best friend gift ideas—from tote bags to all-natural soap. There’s something here for every style and personality.
1. Gemstone Soap
Blend soap mix and essential oils to form these gemstone beauties. Choose the color that matches your best friend’s birthstone for added bathroom decor.
2. Homemade Lotion Bars
Make a gift of luxury: all-natural lotion bars. A combination of coconut oil and beeswax, these little bars soften and moisturize the skin like a high-end spa treatment.
3. Personalized Tote Bag
Customize a tote bag for your best friend by painting on a monogram design or their initials. Add accents like leaves, hearts or a smiley face.
4. Salt Dough Ornaments
For the holidays, make salt dough ornaments with your bestie as a gift they’ll cherish every year. Paint them with your initials or make a heart you can split in half as a friendship ornament.
5. Jewelry Dish
Decorate a terra cotta dish to make a stunning resting spot for rings, earrings, paper clips and incense. Find friendship quotes that represent your bond for a truly personalized gift.
6. Crochet Coasters
Whether you’re a crocheting expert or a beginner, this DIY coaster project is simple yet yields beautiful results. Choose a yarn color that matches your best friend’s personality, like green, blue or pink.
7. Snack Bowl Set
Who does love a snack break? Make snack time extra special with these fun bowls. Add your friends favorite treats like chips, granola and more to keep them fueled throughout the day.
8. Unique String Art
Form wall art using a pattern of nails and string. Choose a fun shape like a wrench, U.S. state or a heart. Select your string color based on the vibe you want to create.
9. Pedestal Planter
If your friend has a green thumb, gift them this pedestal planter for their living room decor. Its simple yet sophisticated design will fit in any room.
10. Abstract Wall Art
Invite your friend over for a wine and art night and make some simple DIY wall art. By buying bright and trendy colors, you won’t have to worry about your painting skills.
11. DIY Terrarium
A terrarium is the perfect gift for a home office or bedside table. Decorate it with colorful succulents and include a thoughtful note about how much their friendship means to you.
12. Bright Trinket Tray
If your bestie has the best accessories, gift them a trinket try to keep all their jewelry organized. Decorate it to match their bedroom colors so there is a cohesive look.
13. Corgi Cookies
Who can resist corgis? Even better, who can resist them in cookie form? Bring our your baking skills by making some festive corgi cookies.
14. Body Butter
Whip together coconut oil, butter and essential oils to make luxurious body butter. Scoop your lotion into a cute mason jar and label the lid for a professional presentation.
15. Custom Pet Tag
Fashion a customized pet tag for best friend’s cat or dog. Paint on the pet’s name with a paintbrush or alphabet stamps.
17. DIY Marker Mug
Write an inside joke or fun saying using this simple coffee mug DIY. Pair the mug with a gift card to their favorite coffee spot or some artisanal teas.
18. Closet Organizers
If your friend could use some help keeping things decluttered, gift them some simple closet organizers. Paint them in bright colors so they stand out when trying to find something.
19. Jewelry Organizer
Build a tiered jewelry display out of decorative plates and sturdy glassware. Your best friend can keep her bracelets, earrings and lipstick all in this gorgeous organizer.
20. Serving Tray
Treat your friend to breakfast in bed with this delightful serving tray. Wear your favorite PJs and indulge in an at home brunch with your favorite fixings.
21. Welcome Mat
Brighten the entryway of your best friend’s house or apartment. Stencil an inviting phrase on a solid-colored doormat. Try a word like ‘Hola” or “Howdy”—based on your best friend’s personality.
22. Burlap Placemats
Looking for rustic best friend gift ideas? Stencil words like ‘café’ and ‘love’ on pieces of burlap for a festive touch to a dining table.
23. Heart Wall Hanging
Show your friend how much you love them with this sweet heart hangining. Perfect for any room, your friend will be reminded that you always have their back.
24. Glass Terrarium
Have a best friend who loves the outdoors? Bring some nature indoors with a glass terrarium. Include plants like ferns, spiderwort and of course: a friendship plant (yes, it’s a real thing!).
25. Wood Burned Frame
Transform a wood frame into a work of art with a wood burning kit. Etch stars, hearts and stripes into your frame, then add a favorite photo of you and your best friend. Choose a candid from a trip you took together or a day enjoying in the city.
26. Beef Jerky
Pack protein into your gift with homemade beef jerky. Your best friend can munch on this while hiking on a trail or relaxing at the end of the day. Choose roast or flank steak as your meat, then add your special seasonings.
27. Decorative Box
Create stunning storage for your best friend’s jewelry, keepsakes and knick knacks. Accent a wooden box with acrylic paint and gold leaf foil. Your best friend will think of you every time she opens it.
28. DIY Air Plant Pots
For a charming home accent, give your best friend air plants that are tucked in small wooden pots. Air plants last all year long without much care and are great for window ledges, bookshelves and desks.
Whatever friendship gift you choose, your friend will appreciate the time you put into celebrating them. Want a gift that’s truly unique and personal? Take a best friend photo and frame it or create a thoughtful photo book.