31 Sentimental Gifts For Best Friends To Make Their Heart Smile

By Laura Fiebert | Updated: November 27, 2023

    A real best friend is hard to find, so when her birthday rolls around, or you want to celebrate another special day, show her how much she means to you. We want to help you find a sweet gift that they’ll be sure to remember. Our gift guide has the best sentimental gift ideas for your best friends.

  1. Long Distance Touch Bracelets
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    A pair of Bond Touch bracelets for you and your dear. When you touch it, they feel it. No matter where they are on the planet. Natural vibration that mimics your partner’s touch. When you send a touch, your partner’s bracelet will light up in the color of your choice—an excellent gift for besties who live far apart.

  3. I Wrote a Book About You
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    Sweet, fun, and lighthearted, I Wrote a Book About You is designed to be filled out by you and given to someone you like a lot—a spouse, a best friend, a sister, or even an awesome co-worker. This book is a perfect way to offer a personal touch to any gift-giving occasion, filled with simple yet meaningful prompts and delightful illustrations. Fill it out in under an hour for a gift as wonderfully unique as your recipient.

  5. Messages In A Bottle
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    These keepsake pill capsules are a great way to tell your feeling BFF how much you love her. A blank paper is inside the pill; you can write whatever you want. There are 90 capsules in a bottle, so the only problem is what you want to tell your best friend to brighten her days. A true one-of-a-kind gift!

  7. Kodak Instant Camera
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    Neverending BFF selfies! The Kodak Step instant digital camera captures all the fun and spontaneity of the legacy Kodak instant camera in an easy, compact package. Point and click to print vibrant, high-quality photos that you can share. No computer connections are needed.

  9. A Digital Photo Frame
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    Do you love sharing photos? The Nixplay Wi-Fi Cloud Photo Frame gives you control over your images and the power to share them where you want. Gift this frame to your loved one and quickly email photos for instant display from anywhere in the world, anytime. Create & update different photo playlists easily and choose which frame displays each playlist or send multiple playlists.

  11. Soul Sisters Friendship Necklaces
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    One for me, one for you. Celebrate your best friend with this symbol of a friendship-matching BFF necklace set. When you and your soul sister wear these simple pendants, you’ll be reminded of the love and laughter you’ve shared and that you have each others’ backs. Tell her you’ll always be there to overcome life’s challenges.

  13. Best Friend T-Shirts
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    This dynamic duo is the perfect set for BFFs! Tall and shirt best friend coffee shirts. These shirts are expertly handcrafted with high-grade vinyl and customized to your size. This shirt will be a staple in your and your best friends’ wardrobe year-round and makes the perfect gift. It is a comfortable style shirt perfect for a day out with your best friend!

  15. Macrame Photo Display
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    Make your friendship into wall art! This wall decor photo display is casual and artistic to show your favorite photos, pictures, postcards, memos, or artwork with your friends and family. Forget the old picture frame. This simple but gorgeous and eco-friendly decor makes such a thoughtful gift.

  17. Uplifting Planner
  18. This best-selling Monthly Planner is a calendar and notebook in one and the perfect big-picture planner for special projects, from budgeting to work projects, managing teams and clubs, house renovations, fitness routines, and everything in between. It features durable wet-erase interchangeable covers, a tabbed 2022 dated calendar, ample note pages throughout, productivity pages, stickers, etc.

  19. Soul Sister Bracelet
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    We are friends by heart, sisters by soul. Always there with a hand to hold and a heart to understand. We are soul sisters, hard to find, lucky to have, always loved, forever friends. Each MantraBand is a simple, elegant, and minimalistic jewelry piece with an uplifting message. These polished bracelets promote a lifestyle of optimism, positivity, & mindfulness. So get one for yourself, too, and make their friendship bracelets.

  21. Zodiac Scented Candle
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    Is she a zodiac lousy bitch? Does she need just a sprinkle of snark in their lives? Nothing says, “You’re my best bitch,” like a Malicious Women Candle. Whatever the occasion, these rustic-chic candles are guaranteed to create an experience of laughter. We hope you see yourself in one or two of our humorous labels and support a more significant cause. They donate a portion of the proceeds from each sale to empowering women.

  23. Friendship Jar


    Read one quotation every morning and get a daily dose of a positive mood. This is the perfect gift when you cannot always tell how much you care. All quotes are positive, uplifting, and motivating.

  25. Trinket Dish
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    True friendship is a journey without an end to remind you that you are always there for your friends. It is an excellent gift for your best friend moving away. Putting it in the bathroom or kitchen while washing your hands, doing dishes, or preparing a meal is perfect. Leave it by the sink or nightstand to place your rings, earrings, and necklaces—a cute Christmas gift for friends.

  27. You’re My Person
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    Reminder your BFF; she’s the one every day. This mantra bangle bracelet is simple, cute, and elegant. All cuffs are made of the premium process; every cuff will be polished with sleek edges to avoid scratching your wrist; shining surfaces and writing are easy to read. It has a lovely finish, is classy looking, and is substantial but lightweight and comfortable for daily wear.

  29. Law of Attraction Life Planner
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    Help her become more productive by teaching her to focus only on her top priorities and delegate the rest. So she can achieve more and create more free time and happiness for herself. The perfect productivity and time management planner for 2022. This Weekly Planner includes To-Do Lists, Feel-Good List & Gratitude Journal – The weekly/monthly feel-good list will help her not forget to put herself first. As a result, she will become the best possible version of herself on a mental, physical & interpersonal level. 

  31. Long Distance State Coffee Mug
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    This state mug design comes with the quote, “Friends forever never apart, maybe in the distance but never at heart.” The perfect gift to let a friend know how much they are missed! Personalize the mug with the states, country, or province and choose from the listed color options—the best gift for a long-distance friendship.

  33. Matching Phone Cases
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    Keep one of these cell phone cases for yourself and give the other to your BFF as a reminder of your lifelong bond. This friendship gift will remind her daily how special she is to you.

  35. Tumbler
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    If you are looking for a funny gag gift idea to surprise your BFF, then the You’re My Favorite Bitch To Bitch About Bitches With wine glass is the way to go. One of the top 10 white elephant gifts. A perfect, humorous best friend gift idea for any girl. What’s better than giving a stemless wine glass to a wino or wine lover. Every time your best friend drinks their sweet wine, they will think of you.

  37. Significant Otter BFF Card
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    Complete with two adorable otters-handing hands; it is the perfect pun card! This significant otter card is a sweet way to show love for your best friend. We love them because they’re affordable, unique little pieces of art. In addition, the card is blank inside, so you can craft your heartfelt message.

  39. Self-Care Gift Basket
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    Your best friend deserves a gift from the heart. So, surprise her with a unique present on their birthday, Christmas, or “just cause.” It’s the perfect way to let her know you are thinking of her. Help her relax and unwind with this luxurious spa gift box. You are perfectly curated for your BFF. Includes two natural handmade soaps, one jar of silk body butter, and one bath bomb—a cute gift for her birthday.

  41. Best B*tches Keyring
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    This old-school heart-shaped charm is slashed in half with half of Best Bitches on each half. Tell your best friend you’re thankful for them with this fun and thoughtful keychain. It’s perfect for any time you’re thinking of them.

  43. Still Together Spoon
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    Was hanging at the coffee shop your favorite thing to do with her? This Still Having Coffee Together hand-stamped vintage spoon is a great gift to solidify your coffee dates from miles away—a unique gift for good long-distance friends who enjoyed their brews together.

  45. Friends Photo Frame 
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    Keep that fun memory of the Friends show with a Friends frame. There’s nothing quite so iconic as the yellow frame from Monica’s apartment on Friends. Monica’s yellow frame stayed on that door no matter who lived there. Anyone who loves this show will want to keep a little memorabilia. 

  47. Makeup Case
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    You’ve found the perfect gift for your best friend who loves cosmetics! Fill it with her favorite goodies, and you have the ideal gift!

  49. Champagne Tumblers
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    Celebrate your friendship with these champagne flutes. These keep your champagne at the perfect drinking temperature with a stainless steel interior. So, never lose your grip on your favorite bubbly again. Keep your sips stylish with four on-trend color options like rose gold. They make stemless wine glasses, too!

  51. Pocket Hug
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    This token is an adorable little gift for a loved one to carry in their pocket or purse. It is so hard now, and showing that we are thinking of one another by sending a small token means so much. This reminds them that they always have them with you no matter where they are. It’s a lovely little item to show someone you care.

  53. Sterling Silver Monogram Necklace
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    She will love the classic styling of this classic sterling silver monogram disc necklace. The sterling silver necklace is available in several lengths, and the disk is one inch wide with a toggle clasp. The necklace arrives in a beautiful box, ready for gifting. 

  55. You Da Bomb Lip Balm


    Keeping it real – like you, we say it like it is. Yes, Studio is a fun brand with something to say! We design for those who like their products to be as playfully outspoken as possible. Your best friend will love this.

  57. Friends Mug
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    Do you need the perfect gift for your best friend? Then look no further than – Rachel to Monica’s friends’ mug – we believe they are the ideal coffee mug gift set for best friends!

  59. Soul Sisters Pillow
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    This is such a cute, personalized gift. Skin tone, drink, and hair! Your best friend is going to love this pillow. Don’t forget to get one for yourself! Every swipe of the cushion will shift the sequins in different positions—such a cute birthday gift for your best friend.

  61. Friendship Ornament
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    Let a BFF know how special she is with this sweet ornament. The ornament is made of porcelain and will have a special place on her Christmas tree for years. 

    What are the best sentimental gifts for best friends?

    One great idea for a sentimental gift for your friends is a photo album or scrapbook. Include pictures of your best memories together and souvenirs from times spent together. A meaningful trinket, something to keep you connected, an item related to shared memory, or a handwritten letter expressing your appreciation of them.

    Thinking about your friend’s interests, hobbies, and passions can help you pick a meaningful gift. Consider things that reflect your friendship and are unique to your relationship. Anything that can be a great reminder of all the beautiful times you’ve shared and a wonderful keepsake for your friends to look back on would make a fantastic gift.

    There are no rules for friendship gifts. No matter what you decide to give, the most crucial part is that the gift comes from the heart. With that in mind, choose a gift representing your unique connection and support for each other – that’s all about friendship.