Gift Your Best Friend Something She'll Truly Love

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You may not have seen your best friend in the flesh for a while, but that doesn’t mean she’s not still the ultimate sidekick. Connecting via phone calls, FaceTimes, and virtual birthday parties have kept you two sane in your new socially distanced lives, but a thoughtful, personalized gift—in honor of a birthday, milestone, or hey, just because—is a great way to let her know how much you care for and appreciate her. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on a present in order for it to pack a punch: Consider sending her something useful for the home, calming for the mind, or anything in line with her self-care routine routine. If you want to up the ante with a special and pricey gift on this list, consider splitting the cost with your other friends. Ahead, 25 gift ideas that are a fit for only your nearest and dearest.

Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork