17 Meaningful Best Friend Gifts To Make Them Feel Special

Article by Christine Williams. Last Updated: Friday, Jun 25, 2021.

Truly meaningful gifts are the best kind to give and receive. For the important people in your life (like your best friend), taking the time and effort to choose somthing with a deeper meaning to the two of you is a great way to express your love. But where do you start?

Our epic round-up of meaningful best friend gifts is a great way to jump-start your brainstorming process. Let your creative juices flow until you have that A-Ha! moment!

Our master list of Best Friend Gifts is another great resource to help you find just the right thing. Have a look!

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Meaningful Friendship Gifts

  • My Life Story - So Far
  • Inspire parents and grandparents to create a lasting family keepsake that will be treasured for generations. Beginning with "The Early Years," this uniquely designed journal is organized in nine sections, each containing thought-provoking prompts to spark a colorful personal memoir that captures the memories of first dates, lifelong friendships, meaningful stories, and pearls of wisdom gathered along the way. There's even a section dedicated to list the things you hope to accomplish next! Fill in the sewn, clothbound journal on your own schedule, as little or as much as you would like, and gradually it becomes a treasure trove of experiences that will be cherished by you, your children, grandchildren and generations to come.


  • Good Friends Are Like Stars Box
  • A friend who brings you flowers when you're sick, an old memory that brings a smile to your face, or the simple pleasure of sharing a cup of coffee together. Like memories, friends are made in the moment and last forever. Let your best friend know how much they mean to you with this thoughtful gift-the classic hinged wood box painted in rich colors. A special friend deserves special appreciation. Treat them to this charming keepsake box.


  • Custom Song Wall Art
  • What makes a song your favorite song? Did you hear it together at a concert? Was it playing on your first date? Or is it the one you can't help but dance to even after all these years? Whatever it is (no judgments), it gets you both every time. The artist transforms that catchy melody into a one-of-a-kind work of art by cutting wooden pieces in the exact shape of its soundwave. Select a recording of any song, then choose either a snippet (up to 10 seconds), the chorus (about a minute) or an entire song (up to 3.5 minutes), and they'll translate your submission into a sweeping, elegant wall sculpture that's an instant conversation starter and a gift you'll never forget.


  • Sometime You Forget You're Awesome - Mug Set
  • he printed funny saying “Sometime You Forget You're Awesome So This Is Your Reminder”mug makes a unique gift as positive reminder that they are getting more fabulous with each passing day! If you are looking for a meaningful gift idea.that will put joy in her heart, look no further!


  • Becoming: A Guided Journal for Discovering Your Voice
  • “It’s not about being perfect. It’s not about where you get yourself in the end. There’s power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there’s grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.” —Michelle Obama


  • Willow Tree Friendship Keepsake Box
  • This sculpted friendship keepsake box is made by hand painting each piece individually. It's detailed and smooth, offering a delightful place to store your memories. It's crafted from polyresin which is a blend of plastic and resin and then hand painted to create its natural color. Each piece has an elegant design and exquisite details that will be noticed when you open it up.


  • Thank You For Your Part In My Journey Necklace
  • This meaningful piece comes with a quote from the 13th century Persian poet and Sufi master, Rumi: "The beauty you see in me is a reflection of you, thank you for your part in my journey." The necklace serves as an embodiment of that sentiment. Lapis stone here, wrapped in wire and attached to a sterling silver chain represents truth in all aspects of life, while the sterling silver moon phase and gold vermeil charms both indicate the undertaking of a journey. The symbolism combines to make this the perfect present to express gratitude to anyone who has helped you along your way.


  • She Believed She Could So She Did - Wine Tumbler
  • Your BFF is powerful and can do anything she sets her mind to! Make sure she knows it with this epic stainless steel tumbler. The quote reads "She believed she could, so she did". It's a meaningful gift your friend is sure to treasure forever! Let her think of you with each delicious sip!


  • Morse Code Strength Bracelet
  • A fine gift for your loved ones, friends or colleagues, the Morse Code Strength Bracelet 925 Sterling Silver Handmade Bead Adjustable String Bracelets are an inspirational piece of jewelry that will be treasured forever. Celebrate your friendship and bond through the power of form and color. Crafted from high-quality 925 sterling silver, this bracelet is adjustable to fit most wrists and comes with all our love and care.


  • Forward Thinking - A Happiness Journal
  • Socrates said, The unexamined life is not worth living. Well, we're not sure we'd go that far, but you can still self-reflect with the help of this journal. With a year's worth of weekly guided activities, take a deeper look at six key areas of your life: health, work, community, finances, personal activities, and relationships. You'll find prompts asking you to muse on the past and how you felt, how you see your future, and what brings you joy in the present.


  • Inspirational Cuff Bracelet
  • Inspirational quotes and uplifting messages from inspirational authors and celebrities are neatly printed on a high quality stainless steel bracelet, for those that seek motivation, love, support, encouragement and inspiration in their everyday lives. SAM & LORI Inspirational Bracelet Bangle Motivational Quote gifts can be given as a gift to anyone that you feel would appreciate a positive message. This meaningful item reads "Believe in you like I do" on the inside of the bracelet.


  • Little Talk - Conversation Card Deck
  • Put an end to boring small talk between adults and youngsters with these thought-provoking conversation prompts. Packed with 150 questions like How old is old? and What do you think about when you can't sleep? The deck encourages meaningful discussions that promote self-expression and foster emotional development in kids. Meals and road trips become opportunities to strengthen parent-child bonds by sharing hopes, fears, and silly stories. Say goodbye to screen time and hello to family time.


  • A Lava Rock Bracelet
  • The meaning of a friendship bracelet can be as unique as each individual wearer. It is something that you have likely worn for years, passed down through family members and friends and symbolizes an emotional connection between two unique people. This means that every time you wear it, you are showing your special friend just how much they mean to you.


  • Good Friends Are Like Stars Necklace
  • You might interpret this piece as a devotion to each one-of-a-kind friendship like a star in the sky. But it also alludes to the quiet consistency of friends, like stars twinkling night after night. Mary crafts the unique pendant in her Pittsburgh studio, etching a sweet phrase into its sterling silver surface, and completing it with rock crystal and gold vermeil charms. Give one to the friend you had in mind while reading this.


  • Best Friend Sherpa Blanket
  • Show her how much you care with our super-soft, double-layer blanket. The outer layer is made from a Sherpa-like fabric that's soft as can be (so we're told). The inner layer offers cozy warmth, perfect for snuggling or covering up on your couch. The sentiment expressed in bold lettering is one of friendship and joy.


  • Women Power Charm
  • Two-time cancer survivor Casey Benjamin believes that the jewelry you wear every day can bring good luck into your life.Like this shining symbol of female power and resistance that celebrates women's rights and the fight for equality around the globe. Through intense cancer treatment, Casey surrounded herself with items that filled her with hope and reminded her to stay positive. Now, she's creating inspirational pieces to help others get through their own rough times. Whether it's worn alone or paired with other meaningful charms, it's a lovely way to spread a little good luck.


  • The Bucket List Passport Book
  • The Bucket List Passport is a 48-page pocket-sized journal that includes 20 entry pages to record meaningful details from each bucket list item completed, as well as 8 bonus pages that include checklists, bucket lists, and other fun activities and information. Each entry page is accompanied by a blank page for notes, memories, or affixing mementos like photos or receipts.


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