30 Perfect Birthday Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend
Blow your bestie's mind with these personalized birthday gifts.
A bona fide best friend is a rare find. After all, on a planet with 8 billion people on it, what are the odds you’d find a person who shares your sense of humor and taste in movies, or even just someone who gleefully hates the same things as you? And given how exceptional your BFF is, when their birthday rolls around, it’s important to give them a gift that reminds him or her just how special they are to you. So, if you’re looking for a perfect present, look no further.
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This personalized jewelry box
$55; buy now at Personalized Planet
A lifetime’s worth of best friend jewelry deserves some suitable storage. And what better place to store those half-heart necklaces and embroidery floss bracelets than this stylish monogrammed jewelry box?
This best friend pillow
$35; buy now at Etsy
With this pillow, you can remind your bestie that, no matter how far away he or she is, they’re always in your heart. It might even provide them a little extra incentive to pay you a visit from time to time.
This personalized leather keychain
$20; buy now at Etsy
Want to give your friend something that’s both stylish and useful? This personalized leather keychain is a rugged addition to any keyring, and it makes it easy to find a small set of keys in a giant purse or deep pants pocket.
This “Candy Is a Girl’s Best Friend” bucket
$50; buy now at Nordstrom
You know you’re your BFF’s BFF, of course, but candy is undoubtedly a close second. Even if your friend’s seemingly got a sweet tooth that can’t be tamed, this Dylan’s Candy Bar bucket will certainly give it the old college try.
This personalized toiletry bag
From $25; buy now at Etsy
This birth month flower necklace
$48; buy now at Uncommon Goods
Even if you don’t have the cash to buy your friend a birthstone necklace (we see you, April diamonds!), you can still give them a gorgeous and special piece of birthday jewelry with this bargain buy birth month flower necklace, complete with a real flower inside it.
The Kodak Smile Instant Print digital camera
$100; buy now at Kodak
Sure, Instagram has made it easier than ever to check out your best friend’s exploits even when you’re not near, but nothing beats having a physical photo of them nearby. And if you love having pictures of your loved ones on hand, buying your BFF this Kodak Smile Instant Print Camera, which both shoots and prints pictures, might just inspire them to send a few physical snapshots your way.
This custom PopGrip
$15; buy now at PopSockets
Your friend has their phone in their hand practically 24/7—and with this custom PopGrip, they could be holding on to a cute photo of you 24/7, too.
This personalized terrarium
$24; buy now at Etsy
Even if your green-thumbed friend already has tons of seedlings in their garden, this customized terrarium is too adorable to resist.
This monogrammed multitool
$36; buy now at Things Remembered
Whether they’re hanging pictures or fixing the kitchen sink, this useful monogrammed multitool is the perfect accessory for any pal who loves being handy around the house.
This “I miss your face” candle
From $12; buy now at Etsy
Sometimes the most important things are left unsaid—but not always. In some cases, you just need to remind your BFF how much you miss that gorgeous mug of theirs.
This best friend illustration
From $18; buy now at Etsy
Sure, you might want to give your best friend a Sistine Chapel-inspired fresco of you and her in her home, but she lives in a rental. So, if you want to commemorate your friendship and help your BFF get her security deposit back, there’s always this adorable custom illustration.
This Zodiac sign necklace
$38; buy now at Uncommon Goods
Is your pal a classic Scorpio? Does her love life have Aquarius written all over it? Is he a Gemini to the core? No matter what your pal’s sign is, they’re sure to go wild for this adorable Zodiac necklace.
This canvas weekender
$35; buy now at Etsy
If your BFF lives far away, give them some extra incentive to come visit by snagging them this customizable canvas weekender. It’s the perfect size for all their travel essentials—and maybe even a gift for you!
This personalized decanter
$45; buy now at A Gift Personalized
Got a BFF who’s got a taste for whiskey? Give them something to store their favorite bottle of booze in with this gorgeous personalized decanter.
These best friend bracelets
$15; buy now at Etsy
These best friends wine glasses
$11; buy now at Etsy
It’s always 5 o’clock somewhere—and when that’s the case in either your best friend’s time zone or yours, why not give them a call and pour yourself some vino in one of these adorable glasses? Even different time zones can’t stop the closest of friends from raising a glass together.
This custom plush robe
$100; buy now at Personal Creations
The only thing better than a spa day with your BFF? Lounging at home afterward in one of these super soft monogrammed robes.
This custom map tray
$65; buy now at Uncommon Goods
Even if you’re physically far away from your best friend, they can keep a reminder of you (and how to get to you) nearby with this adorable custom map tray.
This spa box
$49; buy now at Etsy
For those times when you can’t hit the spa together, this at-home spa set—complete with soap, body butter, a bath bomb, lip balm, matches, and body spray—is the next best thing.
This custom power bank and wireless headphones set
$100; buy now at Gifts.com
You and your best friend still talk on the phone as much as you did back in college—and that’s part of the reason why their battery is always hovering around 10 percent. To make sure your BFF stays fully charged (and is always able to gossip with you), gift them this customized power bank and wireless headphones set.
These custom face socks
$10; buy now at Etsy
The best way to remind your BFF how much you love them? A pair of socks with your face all over them, of course.
This “You’re the Rachel to My Monica” mug
$13; buy now at Etsy
“I’ll be there for you” is more than just some saying; it’s a promise you make to your BFF over and over—and something you’ll eagerly prove to them when you hand them this cute Friends-inspired mug.
These customizable flasks
$15; buy now at Etsy
Whether you’re trying to get through another interminable wedding together or have a pre-game plan for New Year’s Eve, these adorable leather flasks are sure to come in handy.
This engraved picture frame
From $25; buy now at Things Remembered
Who says marriages are the only relationships that deserve expensive and intricate framing? Keep those BFF memories front and center at your house—or at your friend’s—with this fancy custom frame.
These cute avocado keychains
$9; buy now at Etsy
Your friend is the avocado to your toast, the guacamole to your chip—so let them know with these adorable keychains that say, “Life would be the pits without you.”
This personalized grill set
$35; buy now at A Gift Personalized
Is your friend the guardian of the grill? The burger boss? The maestro of mushroom caps? If so, give them a gift that befits their culinary talent with this stylish personalized grill set.
This custom tumbler
$18; buy now at Etsy
Ensure that your pal never grabs the wrong water bottle after a workout or misplaces their iced coffee again by giving them this cute and customizable tumbler.
These best friend necklaces
$50; buy now at Etsy
Want a nod to your friendship that’s a little subtler than a broken heart with “best friends” on it? These stunning minimalist necklaces certainly fit the bill.
This customizable cutting board
From $40; buy now at Personal Creations
Whether your BFF could out-cook any chef on the Food Network or is still getting their sea legs in the kitchen, this customized cutting board is sure to make their meal prep memorable.
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