By this point in the month, you’re either burned out on thinking of unique holiday gift ideas for your best friend or you haven’t even started. Either way, we’re here to do the heavy lifting for you, and found the best gifts for every type of best friend that you can buy on Amazon (and will still arrive on your doorstep before Christmas).
For the best friend who analyzes every moment in the “Real Housewives” franchise with you.
Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Stemware Pure Collection Wine Glass, 18.2-Ounce, Set of 2
Upgrade their wineglasses to better engage in every Bravo personality’s favorite activity.
For the best friend who writes the most thoughtful birthday cards.
Kuretake ZIG Letter Pen
For the best friend-slash-work spouse.
KeepCup Brew Glass Reusable Coffee Cup, 12-Ounce, Day Lily
Make your mid-afternoon coffee runs together feel a little fancier.
For the best friend with a Leslie Knope–level of commitment to remembering anniversaries.
One Line a Day: A Five-Year Memory Book
Five years worth of memories can fit in this small book — as long as each memory’s only a sentence or two.
For the best friend you’ve known since kindergarten.
Kate Spade New York Gold-Tone Alphabet Pendant Necklace, 18”
Get one personalized necklace for them and a matching one for yourself.
For the best friend who’s so trendy, you sometimes wonder why you’re their best friend.
Herschel Supply Co. Women’s Velvet Fifteen Fanny Pack
Champion LIFE Men’s Sherpa Pullover Hoodie
Same goes for this Champion hoodie.
For the best friend who always has a recommendation for a good book.
Knock Knock Personal Library Kit (15000)
This is also a good time to return the books you’ve borrowed from them this year.
For the long-distance best friend.
LuMee Two Cell Phone Case
The Kardashian-approved LuMee phone case has lights on the front so your best friend will always look good when you’re chatting on FaceTime.
For the best friend who’s the first person you call after a breakup.
UE ROLL Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker (Waterproof and Shockproof) — Atmosphere
Ideal for singing along to breakup songs together, no matter where you are.
For the best friend who takes you to concerts.
Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine
This history of Rolling Stone magazine is one of Vulture’s best books of 2017 and will entertain anyone who’s obsessed with rock history.
For the best friend who goes out of town for weeks but always picks up their phone.
Bucky 40 Blinks Luxury Ultralight Comfortable Contoured Eye Sleep Mask/Blindfold
Get them an eye mask that’ll make their travels a little more comfortable, especially if they’re “someone who requires absolute darkness but also wants beautiful eyelashes,” as Maureen O’Connor notes. But really, this sleep mask is good for anyone who wants to get some sleep on a plane.
For the best friend who reads your horoscope for you.
Teepee Burner with Pinon Natural Wood Incense — Incienso De Santa Fe
According to writer Caroline Bankoff, this incense “gives off the invigorating, pleasantly rustic aroma of a campfire or fireplace, with no perfumey or musky qualities,” and takes about 30 seconds to light, letting your friend indulge in their spiritual side without getting occult-y.
7 Scent Sampler Wood Incenses with Holder
For the best friend who hates their job.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life
You might not be able to find your best friend a new job, but you can at least give them a book that might help them care a little bit less about it and find the next thing to do.
For the best friend who shares recipes with you.
Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes
This first cookbook from Alison Roman is full of shareable, easy recipes like quick kimchi, crispy smashed potatoes with fried onions, and kinda-sweet granola.
For the best friend always has a petition for you to sign.
Pinsanity Rosie the Riveter Enamel Pin
So they can wear their politics on their sleeve.
For the best friend you share skin-care secrets with.
skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gel, 4 Count
If you want to impress with some skin care that goes beyond K-beauty, give a set of these Rio-approved eye patches from Iceland.
For the best friend who runs an Instagram account for their cat.
PetFusion Ultimate Cat Scratcher Lounge
This cardboard cat-scratcher will definitely make an appearance on their feed.
For the best friend who’s actually good at Pinterest crafts.
MT Washi Masking Tapes, Set of 20, Bright & Cool Colors (MT20P002)
Or maybe they like to organize everything.
For the best friend you text all day.
Anker PowerCore 10000
Give them the always-appreciated gift of a longer battery life.
For the best friend with a green thumb.
Crabtree & Evelyn Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy, Gardeners, 3.5 oz.
This hand cream has both macadamia nut oil and shea butter to keep hands rough from gardening soft.
For the best friend who just became a parent.
Jade Roller Massager
This jade roller can provide an easy 30 seconds of self-care (that might also help even skin tone and fight puffiness, according to writer Maria Tallarico) for an otherwise busy parent.
For the best friend who will always join you for happy hour.
Stanley Classic Flask
A flask that’s slim enough to fit in a suit or jacket pocket and rugged enough to withstand even the craziest party.
For the best friend who will always join you for an exercise class.
S’well Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, Double Wall, 17-Ounce, White Marble
Because they’re probably also the friend who’s always reminding you to stay hydrated.
For the best friend who will always join you on a weekend trip.
The Carry On Cocktail Kit The Moscow Mule, 2 Piece
A pair of carry-on cocktail kits so you can make Moscow mules on the plane to your next adventure.
For the best friend who hosts the best dinner parties.
Chefs Basics Home Bar Set Cocktail Tool Kit
Encourage them to up their cocktail game with this stylish yet simple tool set that’ll match most home decors.
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