Best friends are hard to come by and even harder to keep. But when you do have them and things are going great, you end up creating beautiful memories with them that will be cherished for years to come.
So, to show them how important they are to you, you should get your best friends gifts, to celebrate and commemorate special occasions just like you do with your family members.
Without a doubt, the best gifts to give are those that are sentimental and can bring out deeper emotions that the excitement that normally comes with receiving gifts. You want to give gifts that elicit feelings and memories of tenderness or nostalgia. Here are a few sentimental gifts that can help you with the task of picking the perfect present for your best friend:
These scented candles give you the opportunity to not just print a personal message on the side of the candle jar, but to also create and personalize the scent that the candle gives off! Just think of all the creative scents you could combine to make a unique smell just for your best friend.
Is your best friend the untidy type that needs a little motivation to keep their place neat and tidy? Perhaps this personalized docking station will remind them to stow their car keys, wallet, sunglasses, wristwatch, phone and stuff like that in one place when they get home, and help leave the place looking much neater.
Cos that’s all you need to get through the day, good vibes! This Good Vibes tank top would remind your best friend about why they love having you around them, and encourage them to share good vibes with whoever they meet.
If you truly want to give the most sentimental of gifts, then how about engraving a heartfelt message to your bestie in your writing on this custom bracelet? That’s a gift that won’t be forgotten any time soon and can always be with them on their wrist. A truly personal touch to gift giving.
Nothing fancy here, just a cute necklace that consists of a wire bird’s nest charm hanging from an 18 inch silver toned chain, and 6 mm pearly beads represent “eggs” in the nest. A perfect gift for best friends that grew up together and have eventually left the nest.
Since you’re besties, it’s only fair that you get matching clothing, like these #6 Best Friend Hoodies in contrasting colors that can be customized with prints at the back letting everyone know just how close both of you are.
In this digital age of smartphones and messaging apps, sending hand written notes and letters has even more sentimental value than ever, which is why this pack of 85 love cards would be a great gift that you and your best friend can use to leave cute notes for each other.
If your best friend has a strong love for coffee, then you should get them this spoon so that even when they’re making their morning cup of joe, they’re reminded of how special your friendship is to them.
You know that one phrase or saying that’s unique to your friend? How about you make a soundwave canvas print of it and present it to them as a gift? Pretty unique as far as sentimental gifts go.
When friends go through tough times, they need your help with moving on and letting the past go, which is why this shirt with the famous saying by Buddha (unconfirmed) would be the perfect reminder for them to just let go.
The personalized pocket watch is pretty unique even on this list of sentimental gifts because it is a gift item from a totally different time period. If your friend has Victorian tastes then this one will certainly excite them, especially with the heartfelt message from you engraved on the cover of the watch.
If your bestie is a man, then this gift box is the manliest sentimental gift you could get him. Made from loacally harvested birch and oak wood, the box contains a pocket knife, a shot glass and a lighter, all things that a true man would make use of on a daily basis. You can even personalize them with his name.
Great for putting out more positivity into the world. The inspirational messages on these bags will keep reminding friends that you care about their well being and them being the best versions of themselves.
If your best friend is a handyman or loves building do-it-yourself projects, then gifts that shows you support his career or hobbies, like this personalized hammer with a special message on it, would hold a lot of sentimental value for him.
Who says your family members can’t be your best friends? With this necklace personalized to have the names of your family members (or closest friends) on each of the pendants, you can have your besties close to your heart even when they are not physically in the same location as you are.
This one’s pretty out there as far as personalized gifts of sentimental value go. You can be sure that your bestie would never expect a bracelet engraved with yours and their fingerprints to commemorate your friendship, so that’s why you should go with this gift idea.
Take a picture of their name or signature in written in their handwriting and use it to make a pendant for this stunning sterling silver necklace. That would really blow their minds, which is the reaction you should be aiming for when giving a gift.
If your friendship started with your mutual love for pizza, then this set of matching pizza hoodies would be an awesome anniversary gift idea for both of you. They’re available in either matching or contrasting colors.
Celebrate years of friendship with this best bestie personalized key rings which have matching jigsaw puzzle pieces that can be connected. You could even customize them so that they only show the complete message when both pieces are joined together.
For those of you that do a lot of traveling, your bestie is probably your preferred travel companion. After several international trips with them, the best of sentimental gifts that you could give them to celebrate your travels together would be this personalized world map can be customized to mark all the places you’ve been together. It can also be used to plan your next trips together.
A pretty simple, yet wholesome gift set for that bestie who is a connoisseur of spirits and fine wines. One art deco whiskey decanter and two matching glasses, all in a box personalized just for them. You should also make them promise not to use it for drinks with anyone else but you, which should up the sentimental value of these gifts.
Because you guys are such best friends, you go together like a burger and fries. Also, you both love burgers and fries, so these matching crop tops would be the perfect inside joke. The only problem is who gets the burger one and who gets the one with fries?
For the ultimate in sentimental gifts for best friends, bring back the physical photo album in style with this old school, leatherbound photo album and memory book filled with pictures and notes of all your favorite times together. Nothing can tweak the heart strings and generate nostalgia like physical photos from way back in the days.
A portable makeup kit is a must have accessory for ladies and if your bestie is a lady, she probably has one already but it will not be as awesome as this one you could get her, personalized with her name on it.
Rings are a form of fashion identity, but they can also be used as a form of personal identity too. The personalized fingerprint ring allows you to customize a ring with an engraving of your fingerprint or that of your bestie. Just imagine both of you having rings customized with each other’s fingerprints!
You know what kind of shenanigans you and you bestie have gotten up to during the course of your friendship, so why not remind her that you know all her evil secrets with these matching partner in crime necklaces. She can have the one with the gun pendant while you go for the one with the handcuffs.
Another gift item made using the sound wave of a voice recording that’s special to you and your bestie. Unlike the canvas print, this sound wave can be carried around with your friend in the form of a handmade silver necklace.
Now this would be perfect for long distance besties because it’s simple yet thoughtful gifts like these that really have the greatest sentimental effect. The designs on the mugs can be customized to match you and your friend’s skin tones and hair colors, so that it’s more personal and less generic.
This set of teaspoons engraved with the message “Let’s have coffee together forever” are just the right gift for friends who share a love for all things coffee. Now you can be sure that they’re thinking of you whenever they’re enjoying a cup of coffee, just like you.
This amazing world map actually gamifies the process of world traveling for those friends with wanderlust. Whenever they visit a new place, they can scratch that section of the map and with time it becomes easier to see what countries and continents of the world they haven’t visited, so they can plan future trips with you.
Sometimes people go through tough times and need to be reminded that they shouldn’t be optimistic. If you find your bestie facing some issues and you want to encourage them to stay positive, then this wood wall print of motivational quotes should get the job done. It’s large enough to be seen easily and colorful in a way that will always catch their attention so that they read the contents and are encouraged.
This could be one of those out of the blue gifts that don’t require a special occasion to be given to a friend. Just a spur of the moment gift of a cool resin and wood necklace that shows the kind of spontaneous friend that your are.
If your bestie’s got a great sense of humor and enjoys a glass of wine every now and then, this set of drink coasters with funny quotes will be a hit with them. Quotes like ‘Que Syrah Syrah’ and ‘Stop and smell the Rosè’ will have them in fits of laughter every time they break out a bottle for a drink.
To anyone else it would look like a regular bracelet but only your bestie would know and understand the true sentimental value of this bracelet because of the personalized message that you had engraved on the inside of the bracelet, hidden from view.
If you’re in the dark about what kind of sentimental gifts to get your bestie, then you can play it safe with the spa gift set consisting of scented soaps, lotions, shampoo and other items specially made to pamper the body and leave it smelling glorious.
These stylish, handmade mugs offer a visual treat to the person using them, that complements the beverage that’s being drunk. The mugs area available in a variety of color mixes and you can get them in pairs to match for you and your best friend.
Regular sunglasses are so commonplace that they don’t even register on the scale of sentimental, yet awesome gifts. So go for something that’s familiar yet different, with these wooden sun shades, guaranteed to make your bestie look way cooler than before.
This is more of a gift for both of you than for your bestie alone but there’s nothing wrong with that. Besides, with these matching t-shirts you can let everyone know just how close you are to each other when you go out together.
The final gift on our list uses the one-two punch of a personal message and music to make it one of the most sentimental gifts you can find out there. With the right song pulled from the perfect memory of your time together, and a special heartfelt note, this could end up as the most memorable gift your bestie has ever received.