Is there any gift that could ever show your best friend how much they mean to you? Probably not, but they’ll be expecting something on their birthday nonetheless.
Here are six awesome best friend birthday gift ideas that your other half will love.
A Custom Shirt
Chances are, you and your best friend have a number of inside jokes, inspiring quotes, and moments that lead you to say, “You should put that on a shirt!”
Bring those moments to life with custom t shirts showcasing those quips you both find hilarious, but no one else understands. Shake this up with matching shirts or swap out the shirts with reusable tote bags, masks, mugs, or an apron. The idea is to immortalize your best memories with a funny momento.
A Custom Portrait
Work with a local artist to commission a custom portrait of you and your best friend. The options for customizing this gift are endless. You could take a minimalist style approach and get a line drawing or take a comedic approach and have you both turned into cartoons.
For a touching, sentimental approach, have a beautiful painting created of the two of you at a special event or a place that means a lot to you both.
A Wine and Book Club Subscription
If you and your best friend share a love of good literature and Spanish reds, consider signing up for a wine and book club subscription. Services like Reading Between the Vines pair a monthly wine with a book and a treat, then bring people together for a virtual book club and social hour. If wine isn’t your chosen beverage, you can also get coffee or tea.
This subscription is a great gift for both you and your best friend. In other words, don’t hesitate to get yourself a subscription as well.
Friendship Adventure Book
For those who cherish experiences over things, you can’t go wrong with an Adventure Book. Grab a friendship copy of The Adventure Challenge and enjoy the thrill of discovering new places and making new memories together.
The Adventure Challenge has various activities for limited budgets, rainy days, and limited time commitments. Capture your memories with a polaroid camera upgrade to create a cherished keepsake to share.
A Best Friend Book
What better way to show your best friend how much they mean to you than by telling them? Put your thoughts into words with the guidance of a simple, yet meaningful fill-in book that highlights everything you love about your bestie as well as your favorite shared memories.
“I Wrote a Book About You” is an easy journaling-style book that provides prompts for you to write to and about your best friend. The “Why You’re My Bestie” book is another sweet, simple option that’s personal without putting you on the spot to be creative.
Long Distance Friendship Bracelets
Nothing hurts as much as living far away from your best friend. Unfortunately, as people grow up, their lives take them to different places. True best friends know that the miles don’t change how meaningful the relationship is. Whether you’re just down the road or on opposite coasts, there are plenty of ways to stay connected.
Long-distance friendship bracelets are a new, tech-driven twist on a classic token of friendship. These bracelets are similar to FitBits, but instead of tracking your steps, they track your friendship. When you tap your bracelet, your friend will feel a soft vibration on their wrist that says, “Hey, I’m thinking of you!”
These six simple gifts can’t possibly convey the depths of your love and friendship, but they’re a step in the right direction. Regardless, any of these amazing gifts will make your best friend’s birthday one to remember.