32 Cute Gift Ideas for Friends You’ll Want to Keep for Yourself 🎄
Finding perfect gift ideas for friends sounds like a piece of cake, right? Wrong. Sure, they might be the person you know the most (besides yourself) but when it comes to gifting, things can get tricky… easy.
While trying to come up with the perfect gift idea, you might hastily go through all of their belongings in your head before venturing to find just what they need. But what do they need? What do they want? A million questions take over your mind, and that’s when you realize you’re not so sure what the ideal gift for your BFF is and it doesn’t help that you forgot to take note of all the subtle (and not-so-subtle) hints they’ve been dropping all year!
It’s okay; it happens to the best of us! That’s why we’re here to share the gift-giving tip that hasn’t failed us yet: Don’t gift anything you wouldn’t want to receive yourself. The only downside to that tip is that, well, you might want to keep the gifts for yourself. But since holiday gifting is all about spreading the love and showing your friends how much you appreciate them and their individual quirks, you can practice self-control quite easily. That and also, budget. We all wish we could gift all the cute things to all of our closest friends, but alas, money doesn’t grow on trees (unfortunately and despite what Kendall Jenner might have once proclaimed).
As gifting season approaches, we’ve rounded up the best gift ideas for friends — no matter their interest. Whether they are ARMY, love to read, are in a quarantine-induces crafts spree, or can’t get enough of skincare TikTok, see what gift you’ll be giving them (and maybe even yourself) below.
For Your Friend Who’s Obsessed With TikTok
With news of the ban changing every day, who knows until when we’ll have TikTok? Instead of encouraging your friend to focus their creative juices elsewhere, let them enjoy the under-60-seconds clips and do their thing with the best lighting and mini microphones out there.
For Your Friend Who’s a Baby Army
Did your BFF discover BTS at the beginning of quarantine and has gone on to binge their Carpool Karaoke, BTS Week on Fallon, and all the “Dynamite” performances? Well, they aren’t the only ones so make sure you keep them in the loop with the right merch.
FILA Voyager Collection Bucket Hat
For Your BFF Who’s a Movie Buff
If your friend misses movie theaters, bring the joy of the big screen to their homes with a mini projector that will fill the void in their movie buff heart.
Dash Fresh Pop Popcorn Maker
For That Friend Who’s Very Invested in Skincare TikTok
While your friend might already have all the beauty products that have gone viral on TikTok, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can give them. They might need a cute place to store it all or some restocking on their new fave K-beauty products.
Pearl Boba Tea Mini Mini Fridge
For That Friend Who’s Always Checking Their Co-Star App
If your friend’s obsessed with all things astrology, a fool-proof gift this holiday season is either a tarot deck, a crystal lamp, or both so they can further get in tune with their spiritual side!
Quartz Crystal Table Lamp
The Illuminated Tarot Deck
For Your Friend Who’s Into Crafts
Quarantine has made us get creative and while we might be tired of puzzles and board games, there are still plenty of DIY projects that can become the new-phase of quarantine, like rug hook kits and, of course, tie-dye.
For Your Friend Who Loves Tie-Dye Everything
Speaking of tie-dye, if your friend loves this psychedelic print but doesn’t want to get their hands messy, then opting for tie-dye printed garments is the way to go this holiday season.
For Your BFF Who’s a Wellness Guru
Quarantine fatigue is real and even your friend that always has a positive mindset might be feeling it. While it’s completely normal to feel under the weather, these gifts are cute details to remind your friend to enjoy the little things that currently bring them joy.
Intelligent Change Five-Minute Journal
For Your Gamer Friend
Whether they haven’t stopped playing Among Us, they just got a Twitch account, or they’re still building the perfect island (or outfits) on Animal Crossing, there’s plenty of cute gifts to give the gamer in your life.
Razer Nari Essential Wireless Gaming Headset
Studio Ghibli Nintendo Switch Case with Totoro
For Your Friend Who’s Really Into Anime
You can never go wrong gifting your weeb friend some merch from their favorite anime. Whether you wait until the next drop of Uniqlo x Demon Slayer or take advantage of the super sale on their Evangelion collab or give them some One Piece x Shu Uemura makeup, they’ll surely appreciate the thoughtful gift.
Evangelion UT Graphic T-Shirt
For Your Friend Who Loves to Stay Active
Health is wealth and this friend knows that well. So, be sure they’re always stylishly prepared with some cute accessories and workout gear that they can wear when they’re breaking a sweat.
Styla Hair Headbands, Pack of 10
For Your BFF Who Loves to Read
Your BFF might have every book imaginable in their TBR list but do they have a book that highlights queer, Latinx characters? Exactly. This book and these handy (pun-intended) bookmarks are the perfect stocking stuffer for your BFF who loves to read.
Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks, Pack of Five
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas
For That Friend Who’s Redecorating Their Apartment
Did your friend just move into their first apartment and they need some decorations that aren’t their still-unpacked cardboard boxes? Gift them a candle or a trendy mushroom light to make their new space homey.
Boy Smells Cashmere Kush Scented Candle
Kai Mushroom Ambient Light
For The Bad Bunny Stan
Crocs are cool thanks to Bad Bunny and so are tiny sunglasses. So, if you have a Bad Bunny stan in your life be sure they have these two staple accessories in their closets.
White Cat Eye Sunglasses with Orange Lenses
For Your Friend Who Has a Serious Sweet Tooth
If you and your BFF are in a long-distance relationship within the 50 states and you want to give them a treat you know they’ll love, you can’t go wrong with cookies or chocolate!
Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Gift Box
For Your BFF Who Seems to Have Everything
We all have that friend who seems to have everything. However, take the gift ideas above and further expand on them and something will come up. For example, if they already have tons of candles, why not give them a candle wick trimmer? Or, if they have mentioned they want to stop buying clothes, why not gift them a subscription box?
Stitch Fix Gift Subscription
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