25 Best Friend Gift Ideas For 2015 That Will Permanently Cement Your BFF Status
The season of giving is officially upon us, and as someone who is ridiculously thankful for her friends and family, I've got a lot of giving to do over the next two months. If you are struggling to come up with the perfect gift for your bestie, you have come to the right place, because these best friend holiday gift ideas will show off how thoughtful and attentive you really are. After all, you should always consider her likes and interests first when shopping for the perfect gift.
Best friends can be incredibly difficult to shop for. We talk to our best friends (or at least text them) every day, but when it comes to holiday gifts, the sheer volume of options available to us on the ol' Interwebs can create a vortex, a black hole of pin boards and DIY vlogs that we will overanalyze during our lunch break every day until Christmas Eve, when we are inevitably forced by the laws of physics to buy a gift card to her favorite coffee shop.
So, instead of being that friend this year, approach your gift-giving with a strategy. We've got some weeks to pull this thing together, so let's get started.
For Your Musical Best Friend
Study up on your lyrics, because she seemingly knows every word to every song that her favorite bands have ever written. Concert tickets are always a great gift, because you're giving your friend a great night out as well as a rowdy time with her best friend — you!
2. A Ukulele
So you can't afford a Les Paul hollowbody guitar this year, but you can get your musical pal a ukulele so that she can strum out her newest inspiration while you marathon-watch Orphan Black.
For Your Foodie Best Friend
3. A Dutch Oven
If your friend is the type to cook a feast for her closest pals, contribute to her kitchen arsenal with this awesome Dutch oven. There is an entire genre of recipes dedicated to cooking with a Dutch oven, which will give her plenty of material to work with, once she has one of course.
Don't forget the tequila and limes when you give your friend the gift of a real fiesta! Your foodie friend probably knows how to make some delicious fajitas too, so you have that to look forward to.
Your friend's a proud foodie, and she wants everyone to know it. With these adorable leather and sterling silver bracelets by Delicacies, your friend can pick her favorite ingredient, and wear it on her sleeve. Bonus? Delicacies donates money back to food banks for every bracelet sold.
For Your Beauty-Loving Best Friend
Help her bring out her natural sparkle with this three-tone luminizer kit. This item is a limited edition collaboration with professional makeup artist and YouTube beauty guru Jaclyn Hill, so get 'em while you can.
7. A Pedicure
Is there anything more relaxing than getting a professional pedicure? Your friendship will be on solid footing when your BFF is freshly pampered.
For Your Artsy Best Friend
Make sure your artsy friend can capture all of your most photo-worthy spontaneous moments with this vintage-style polaroid camera. That way, not only will you have given her a great addition to her photography toolkit, you'll both have loads of new photos to display to celebrate your friendship.
9. A Membership To A Local Museum
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Expand her artistic horizons by making her a member of a local museum. She'll be able to explore art collections as they roll through town, and you might be the beneficiary of invitations to some of the exciting events that museum members get invited to.
For Your Nerdy Best Friend
Nurture your BFF's inner geek while improving your chances of becoming the championship bar trivia team with this book of Star Wars facts and trivia. Pair this gift with tickets to the Star Wars movie in IMAX 3D.
Any Potterhead knows that wizarding merch is always a welcome gift to find under any tree. If you can't find an invisibility cloak or a satchel of floo powder, maybe snag your bestie this Ministry of Magic toilet decal! Hilarious.
For Your Cool Best Friend
Your cool friend probably makes a second home of the local ball park, and already has tickets to 2016's hottest festivals, so you can get her the perfect gift with these tampon-shaped tubes for smuggling liquor into events (or into the movies, it's your choice).
13. Season Passes To A Local Roller Coaster Park
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If your best friend is a thrill-seeker, get her a season pass to your local roller coaster park. Six Flags Magic Mountain is selling memberships for $6.45 per month, which is a bargain, even if you only go a few times a year.
For the woman who has everything, try this amazing portable beach radio, which allows you to listen to AM, FM, or even Spotify, if you have cell service on the beach. I can tell you that in college, one of my besties had portable speakers, and we used them absolutely all of the time. Also, if any of my friends are reading this, I do not currently own this or any other beach radio, so, there's that.
Give your busy BFF the gift of luxury with this multi-tasking face cleansing brush and massager. It easily recharges via USB, and one charge lasts up to a month of uses.
For Your Funny Best Friend
This collection of comics about friendship is sure to make your funny best friend lol whenever you're not around to do that for her. Plus, at 128 pages, this book is long enough to earn the time-honored position on the back of the toilet.
Since streaming premium television has basically become a utility, offering to pay her Netflix or Hulu subscriptions for 2016 would make you the most practical friend in the universe. On the flip-side, you could just give her your passwords, which would accomplish the same thing. Long story short though, you'll be having Broad City marathons at her place all year.
Get her laughing with this instant classic by the rush chair of the comedy sorority, Amy Poehler. She'll thank you for the read, and for the invaluable contributions to her witty banter with friends and strangers.
Unless your friend already owns one of these, this towel will likely confuse them at first glance. But once they understand what it's for, you know you'll both be laughing.
For Your Dog-Mom Best Friend
Your dog mom friend will thank you when she opens an unbreakable dog toy. While it might seem like a gift for her pup, the hours of attention that a good dog toy provides will give her the time to do things like straighten her hair, or go out to dinner without having to worry about coming home to an apartment full of chewed shoes.
Now, this one might seem a little out of left field, but if you've ever had a larger dog with a tail of doom, you've also seen your fair share of broken wine glasses and spilled drinks. This set of of wooden wine glasses won't shatter when Fido's tail comes wagging along.
For Your Traveling Best Friend
22. Airbnb Gift Card
If your best friend is always on the go, spring for an Airbnb gift card to make her next adventure that much more enjoyable.
Your traveling best friend will be cute and cozy with these wireless noise canceling headphones. She can drift off to her favorite tunes, or listen to the upcoming season of Serial while drowning out the roar of the airplane.
For Your Caffeinated Best Friend
Your caffeinated friend will be equipped to make coffee the chic way with this glass coffee carafe from Chemex. This one makes about six cups of the good stuff.
These snarky coffee mugs will add a dash of humor to your BFF's morning. This artist makes a few different topical sets of mugs, so you'll have to pick the one that is most appropriate for your snarky, caffeinated pal.
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