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. (opens in new tab)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.
Bordallo Pinheiro Watermelon Salad Bowl
The ideal gift for your hostess-loving best friend, this cute watermelon salad bowl is the perfect summer BBQ accessory.
Mateo New York 14kt Gold Initial Necklace
Made in New York, this custom initial necklace is the perfect barely-there accessory for a chic, gold-loving best friend.
Next Big Idea Next Big Idea Club
Give your bookworm bestie a subscription to the Next Big Idea Club, a non-fiction book club spearheaded by renowned researchers and authors. Selects are delivered straight to her door.
Coloring Method The Coloring Method
Give your high-strung bestie this stress-relieving coloring book. It also offers words of encouragement.
Lady Falco Coffee Club Lady Falco Coffee Club
The way to any gal pal's heart is through a good cup of coffee. Give her a five pack from Lady Falcon Coffee Club, named after The Falcon Ladies Bicycling Club— a rebellious group of women bicyclists founded in the 1800s.
Pallini Pallini Limoncello Liqueur
If she had to postpone her summer trip to the Almafi Coast, give her the next best thing: a refreshing bottle of Limoncello made from Sfusato lemons that are exclusive to the Amalfi region.
Tracy Anderson Virtual Training
The gym will come to her when you gift her a private virtual workout with one of Tracy Anderson's trainers. The insanely effective workout will have her looking and feeling amazing.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Mini Glow Drops
Barbara Sturm's glow drops will give her skin a revitalizing glow. Formulated with hydrating and skin-plumping ingredients, this will come in handy for busy women who don't always get their full eight hours of sleep.
Claus Porto Mini Soaps Gift Box
Hand-wrapped mini shea-butter infused soaps will look amazing on her bathroom sink.
Pizza Cupcake Pizza Cupcake
Support small, family-owned businesses and feed her pizza addiction with pizza cupcakes! The super fluffy dough stuffed with traditional pizza ingredients will blow her tastebuds away.
Potting Shed Creation Seed Starts 6 Pack
This seed starter kit is the perfect gift for a girl with a green thumb and a love of fresh veggies.
Prada Saffiano Leather AirPods case
Consider group gifting your sister-from-another-mister this adorable Prada AirPod case.
Tory Burch Home Set Of Two Glasses
If she's still drinking wine out of miscellaneous coffee mugs, consider getting her these hand-painted wine glasses to cheers with.
Adina Reyter Cherry Earrings
These adorable pavé cherry earrings come as a single or in a set of two. Give her one and keep the other, kind of like a sophisticated friendship bracelet.
Vertly Bath Salts
These CBD-infused bath salts will her help relieve achy muscles at the end of a long day or after an especially intense home workout class.
Lauren Napier Skin Wipes
These convenient makeup wipes are perfect for your bestie's gym or weekend bag. They're infused with the calming scent of rosewater, starfruit, and cucumber extracts.
Rapha x Outdoor Voices Rapha x Outdoor Voices Bar Bag
If cycling is her primary source of transportation, gift her this cool bar bag from the brand new Rapha x Outdoor Voices collaboration. She can fix it to her handlebars or wear it fanny pack-style.
Maria La Rosa Pisces Embroidered Socks
If her personality doesn't accurately depict her astrological sign, her socks definitely will.
Bearaby Cotton Napper
For the friend who loves a great nap, this weighted blanket made from natural, organic cotton is designed to calm the body and help reduce anxiety.
Rodin Luxury Lip & Cheek Oil
For your minimalist-makeup bestie, this two-for-one lip and cheek tint will add a little something—but won't take up any space in her purse.
Louis Vuitton 30 Post Airlines Labels
Traveling with your bestie might not be in the cards right now, but these vintage airline postcards will pique her wanderlust for future girl's trips.
Elise Paige Jewelry Personalized Charm Bangle
Create a customizable bracelet that can be made to spell anything (in ten letters or less).
FUR Bath Drops
Make her feel great about indulging in some self care with these vegan bath drops that will melt away the day.
Misfits Market Misfits Market
With a mission to bring fresh, affordable produce to a broader audience, Misfits Market will send her certified organic and non-GMO produce that might look a little "funky" but tastes great in all of her salads and smoothies.
Shop It Linen Pajama Set with Shorts
Lightweight linen PJs will keep her cool at night, but will pass for "real clothes" if she chooses to venture out in them.
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