June 8th is National Best Friends Day! While the major holidays, like Christmas and Valentines, tend to get most of our attention, we’re fans of this holiday because it celebrates one of life’s truest joys. Friendship is a gift to be cherished! If you have a true ride or die best friend, gift ideas aren’t always easy to come by. Sometimes the more you know someone the harder it is to find the perfect gift. We also sometimes tend focus on family and romantic partners, forgetting that friends deserve special treatment too. National Best Friends Day is the time to put aside your other plans and focus on your bestie. Read on for our tried and tested best friend gift ideas to make this holiday a day to remember.
A Girls Night In
If you and your best friend live for the nightlife, dancing, and clubs, do something out of the ordinary and have a night in. This also works if you’re both home bodies, too, but it’s always more special to go for the unexpected surprise. Plus, you might not always have tons of extra money to buy your bestie the lavish gifts she deserves, but you can show you care with thoughtfulness. Plan out a night of activities. You could do DIY spa treatments, binge watch some trashy TV, or do a creative project together. Make sure you stock up on snacks. Go fancy with some wine and a cheese and charcuterie plate, or indulge in some junk food like a classic delivery pizza. Whatever your bestie is into, make sure the night plays to her tastes. This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time together and dish all the gossip!
A Cute New Outfit
If your bestie is a fashionista and loves trendy women’s clothing, some new clothes are the perfect gift. If you’re not sure what to get, stalk her social media accounts to figure out what new trends she’s been coveting. Does she always borrow a certain dress from you? Get her one of her own! When in doubt, go for something fun, unique, and unfitted. Items like trousers, jeans, or body con dresses are best left for times when they can be tried on prior to purchase. We love this sheer mesh star tee for cool summer style. It would be a fabulous look for a bestie who loves attending music festivals or going out dancing. It’s a little daring but still super casual and easy to wear.
If your best friend is hustling hard and trying to land her dream job, give her a leg up with some office appropriate wardrobe additions. This floral print rayon blouse is perfect for proving business casual can still be cute and fun. Supporting your best friend’s ambition and helping her achieve her goals is the ultimate display of friendship.
A Memory Book
These days, all of our photos are on social media, our phones, or other digital devices, that’s why it’s so special to actually print a photo the old fashioned way. If you’ve got a crafty streak, print out some pictures from happy times shared with your best friend and turn them into a scrapbook. It could be to commemorate some of her best looks, remember old times, or a catalog a fun event or vacation. If you want to keep it simple, have a photo framed, but taking the effort to make a proper memory book is totally worth it. You can write about shared experiences, paste in ticket stubs or postcards, make drawings, add stickers, or whatever you want; the sky’s the limit! You can leave some blank pages at the end to expand or buy a scrapbook that allows more pages to be added. For something extra special to go along with this present, you can get your bestie an instant camera to make adding new memories (literally) a snap.
A Fun Plant
If your best friend is a green thumbed goddess of the garden, a plant in a funky planter is the best gift. A house full of luscious plants is a big trend of the moment, so if you’re not sure, check your bestie’s Pinterest boards to see what kind of interior landscaping she’s into. Cacti and succulents are easy to care for, so they’re a great go-to. Some plants grow better indoors than others, so do your research to make sure you don’t buy your best friend something that’s doomed from the start! You can find a cute, unique planter online or at a home goods shop. Hanging planters, especially macrame pot holders, are super stylish and can add a lively touch to your best friend’s living space.
A Surprise Getaway
If your bestie is a wanderlust globe trotter, planning a trip together can be the ultimate gift. While exotic destinations might be out of reach for many of us (especially if you’re trying to pull off a surprise) a weekend road trip or staycation can be the ticket. If your best friend loves nature and the outdoors, a hiking and camping trip could be perfect. Another option is booking a spa day and lounging by the pool at a local hotel. You don’t necessarily even have to travel to get that post-vacation feeling of relaxation and refreshment. For a bigger trip, you could make a pact with your bestie to start planning and saving. You can buy her a guide book for the place she wants to visit.
Hopefully, now you have some gift ideas that are sure to bring a smile to your best friend’s face. It’s important to remember than even if you can’t give your best friend a special gift, you can still celebrate your friendship. Make it a point to see your best friend and tell them how much you care. If you don’t live in the same city, take time to call your bestie and do the same. Happy National Best Friends Day!