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    34 Small Gifts To Give To Your Best Friend As A Pick-Me-Up

    "Did we just become best friends?" —anyone to you after receiving one of these gifts.

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    1. A reusable shopping bag that'll become your best friend's best friend the next time they're trying to schlep groceries into their house and don't want plastic bags digging into their delicate wrists.


    Promising review: "This is my sixth standard Baggu over five years — they are THE BEST! I have had them for years, but now I live in Seattle, the Land of the Reusable Shopping Bag, and most of my regular reusable bags are huge and cumbersome and end up getting left in the car. Baggu bags squish down to fit multiples in my little diaper bag so they never get left behind, and they easily hold even three gallons of milk. When I am dealing with a baby and a toddler, anything that makes life easier is a lifesaver, and my Baggus are perfect for packing for a day trip, groceries, beach trips, and even taking on longer trips so I can stay organized. And the fact that I can throw them in the washing machine is incredible. I can't say enough good things about these!" —Ann M. Karmol

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in 37 styles).

    2. A Harry Potter board game created by Funko, a must-have for your Potterhead BFF who also has a competitive streak and loves collecting those delightful lil' figures.


    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    3. A bar of soap infused with a crystal your pal will find so enchanting whether they use it zen out in the shower or keep on their desk for decor.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Crystal Bar Soap

    I have a few of these beauties and cannot say enough good things about them. As someone who loves crystals and meditation, these soaps are simply breathtaking. I keep the Spirit of Eternity soap (complete with an opalite crystal) at my desk because it's so gorgeous and use Fountain of Prosperity at home to wash up. Why NOT bring all the good vibes into your life, right?

    Get them from Crystal Bar Soap; both Spirit of Eternity (left) and Fountain of Prosperity for $14 (right).

    Check out the wide variety of crystal-infused soaps here!

    4. A tea infuser your best friendwhale really love cozying up with while watching episodes of The Blue Planet.


    Promising review: "Cutest kitchen gadget ever!!! And very functional and easy to clean! I don't even put it away in the cabinet because it's too adorable." —Virginia Llorca

    Get it from Amazon for $16.75.

    5. Or a collapsible Stojo cup they can use to bring their fave hot beverage on their commute then simply squish it down and pop it into their bag without a worry it won't be able to fit.


    I have one of these cool cups and have been really impressed with it. I recently used it early one morning when I was craving a cup of hot tea but had to run some errands. It pops open really easily, feels very durable, and keeps my drink hot.

    Promising review: "Love this cup. I was originally turned off to it due to the size of the top section, however it's not as big as it looks online and it's the perfect size. It will fit most purses but not likely women's pant pockets. After filling it with water I shook the cup and there was no leaking. Even after I finished my latte and collapsed the cup there was no residue leakage at all. The cup didn't get excessively hot either. The cup also had mL markers on the inside which is wonderful. I highly recommend this product!" —HR

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

    6. A Bug Bite Thing Suction Tool your BFF will really appreciate in the summer when they're usually complaining about how itchy they are from being eaten alive by mosquitos.

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I cannot stress to you enough how much better this simple little tool has made my quality of life during summer in Ohio. It rains a lot. There are a lot of mosquitoes. Omg so many mosquitoes. I have horrific allergic reactions to mosquito bites. We're talking bumps swelling to the width of softballs within minutes of the bite. This tool doesn't make those bumps go away, but it stops the itch IMMEDIATELY.

    I was a huge skeptic; how could a little suction cure this agonizingly itchy allergic reaction? I'll be honest. I still really don't know how it does, but it provides instant relief that no pill, cream, or injection ever has ever achieved for me. If you live anywhere where insect bites are common, you need to own one of these!" —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. A "You're My Lobster" bracelet you'll want to buy two of so you can keep one for yourself and where 'em as FRIENDS-ship bracelets. Phoebe would be proud.

    Alex and Ani

    Get it from Alex and Ani for $43.

    8. Miyazaki socks featuring a variety of the films, so they'll never have to choose a favorite flick while accessorizing.


    I have these socks (and have actually gifted them to friends!) and they make me smile every time I wear them. I like rocking them with booties or letting the characters peek out of the tops of my sneakers. They're the perfect combination of quirky and cozy. Seems like the people of Amazon agree with me, as they have a 4.9-star rating!

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $11.85 (one size fits most).

    9. A T-shirt with a list of all the ingredients for your best pal's favorite meal they'll love even when they're boycotting carbs.


    Spoiler: this spells out just what you need for a BOMB grilled cheese. Lactose intolerant? Fear not, you can also purchase apparel in honor of other comfort foods like cookies, pizza, avocado toast, and chicken tenders.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty shop on Amazon for $21.99 (available in men and women's sizes S–3XL, youth sizes 2–12, and two colors).

    10. A teeny tiny Magic 8 Ball your indecisive bestie can use to make decisions on the spot without overthinking it. Should you both go to brunch this weekend? All signs point to yes.


    Promising review: "I'm having a blast with this miniature Magic 8 Ball. It sits on the table by my recliner for easy access. With it, I'm now free of the majority of decision-making in my life which relieves me of any stress, anxiety, or uncertainty that might come over me at any moment. I no longer have to take any responsibility for my actions; I can just blame it on the 8 Ball. It fits easily into almost any sized pocket, so, if I'm going out, I can take it along and let it play the same role in my life. This ability to take my new decision-maker with me in smaller form is great! It's a nice return to my childhood, inexpensive, and a much-needed reprieve from the stress of our contemporary society. Everyone should have one and have some light-hearted fun!" —ALW

    Get it from Amazon for $3.92.

    11. A stunning copy of Little Women designed by Rifle Paper Co., a must-have for your friend who has been talking your ear off about the new trailer starring Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson.

    Promising review: "Gorgeous book! I love the story of the Little Women and when I saw this Rifle Paper Co. edition of the book, I knew I had to have it! I primarily bought this book for the illustrations, as I have the unabridged, full version on Kindle. Buyer beware that the hardback only contains the first half of the story." —eTOTHErin

    Get it from Amazon for $12.46.

    12. Or nail polish that'll leave your BFF's tips so sparkly you'll both need to wear sunglasses to admire 'em.

    Live Love Polish

    This specific color was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s painting, "Roots," making it even cooler than you already thought it was.

    Promising review: "Guess who's distracted by her nails at work....? This chick!!! I love Roots so much. Opaque in two coats. The first coat scared me because it went on very splotchy. But the second coat did the job. I will add a third coat and at least two more coats of clear just because I like my polish thick. Dries fast too. This is almost like a duo chrome with all of the color changes and the holographic sparkles are mesmerizing" —Laura

    Get it from Live Love Polish for $16.

    13. A throw pillow case cover to pay tribute to all the hours you guys have spent together binge-watching and quoting The Office.


    Note: this is only for the pillow case, so be sure to also pick up a filler pillow here :)

    Promising review: "I bought this as a birthday gift for my boyfriend. The material was thicker than I originally thought it would be, you cannot see the pillow through the case (I used a dark brown pillow). The sewing is well done and the invisible zipper on the bottom seems secure. It fit perfectly over a standard throw pillow. It seems like it will be pretty durable considering it's for decoration. Highly recommend." —Ashley Romano

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A Tamagotchi for your childhood best friend so you can both relive the fun/horror of trying to keep your virtual pet alive.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "These bring me back!!! so glad urban outfitters is carrying these. i love the one i got and since they're all unique my friends and i all have different ones." —blondielala

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $25 (colors vary).

    15. Super soft pajamas made of bamboo to replace your bestie's torn up oversized T-shirt she's been wearing since high school — perfect for wearing the next time y'all have a sleepover., Amazon

    Promising review: "I just received these 10 minutes ago and already ordered another pair! They're incredibly soft and comfortable. The material has a nice amount of stretch without being as sloppy and easily stretched out shape the way some viscose fabrics are. For the price I'm pretty impressed by the quality and fit." —Kayley Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in sizes S–4XL and 15 styles).

    16. A set of SpongeBob face masks that'll have the two of you rolling on the floor laughing while singing "F is for friends who do stuff togetherrrrr."


    This four-pack of face masks will both give you the giggles and provide you and your bestie with a relaxing at-home spa night! The masks are infused with hyalauronic acid, marine protein, and red algae to leave your face feeling fresh.

    Get them from Hipdot for $20.

    17. And a moisturizing lip sleeping mask with a softening balm texture, so your BFF can perfect their pout while getting some much-needed beauty sleep.

    Sephora, Laneige / Via

    With over 5,500 5-star reviews on Sephora, you know this has gotta be a borderline magic-working product.

    Promising review: "This sleeping mask is the only lip product that has given me visible results. My lips are soft, supple, and hydrated all day long after a night's use. I've stopped using lip balms or chapstick all together. It's a must-have for skincare lovers. It also is comfortable, not sticky, and smells amazing." —DelilahRuby

    Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in three styles).

    18. Custom socks starring your BFF's pup they'll likely love so much they won't ever want to take them off.


    Promising review: "The process is easy, just upload a photo of your dog where they are facing camera for best results and they will crop to your dog's head and pattern it out on these socks. End result looks great and the socks are comfortable and best of all they aren't quitters! They stay up and have the right amount of elasticity. Furthermore, when USPS decided to run their package through a wood chipper or something similar for some odd reason, the seller was quick to fix the problem and was very nice about it. So go get you some custom pup socks with confidence!" —Cosmo Jones

    Get them from Amazon for $24 (available in sizes S or L and nine colors).

    19. An adorable lil' dumpling light that'll have your pal talking a-bao-t how much they love you, appreciate you, and want to go out for dinner.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "This dumpling lamp was everything I hoped it would be and more! I love that it has a timer and the light is waaay brighter than I thought it would be! Overall, it’s super cute and I love it." —helena808

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $16 (available in four styles).

    20. A monogram tiled mug your friend can leave on their desk as decor, grab for spontaneous coffee runs, or use as a chic pen holder. The options are seemingly endless!


    Promising review: "I have been looking at this mug for quite awhile, and first noticed it when an Influencer used it on Instagram. I've always loved its uniqueness, so ordered one for myself and my boyfriend. They came in yesterday, and they are even nicer in person! They are a quality mug and so unique but for everyday use if you like. Definitely recommend this mug!" —Everett2014

    Get it from Anthropologie for $12 (available in A–X).

    21. Or a stainless steel ring that doubles as a fidget spinner that'll help keep your best friend calm, cool, and collected in stressful times.


    Promising review: "I've had this ring for about two weeks now and just had to write a review. I've had the nervous/bored habit of picking at my fingers since I was a kid. I can't remember the last time I've not had at least one nail bed torn up and bloody. For people with similar habits, I can't recommend this ring enough. It's a great, non-distracting way to redirect fidgety behaviors. I've worn it every day since receiving it and for the first time in years I have intact nail beds! Every time I catch myself starting to pick at a dry patch of skin or uneven cuticle on my finger, I rotate the ring a few times and the impulse disappears." —KGL

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes 4–12 and six styles).

    22. An "Old Soul" candle for your friend who is essentially an 85-year-old in a 25-year-old's body and would rather spend the weekend reading romance novels than taking shots at the bar (spoiler: it's me).

    @EvilQueen / Via

    This was my most recent candle purchase (despite the fact I have a cabinet literally overflowing with candles) and I have NO regrets. It smells like a cozy weekend at home and I just know your BFF is going to love it. Are they not an old soul? Consider picking up a "Don't Text Him" candle or a seasonal "Basic Witch" one.

    Get it from Evil Queen for $20.

    23. A pair of simple resin hoops you know they've been eyeing for some time but haven't found an excuse to purchase for themselves yet.


    Promising review: "Super cute, extremely lightweight earrings. The tortoise color is great and can be worn with so many different colors. The hoop size is great, big enough to be noticed, but not too big that I feel inappropriate wearing to the office for work. Overall really nice earrings." —Erin

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in nine styles).

    24. A succulent pot that'll keep your buddy company with its precious little smile. Anyone who sees it will find themselves squealing with delight, that's for sure.

    ReadySetMade / Etsy

    Get it from ReadySetMade on Etsy for $12.58+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    25. A large initial necklace they can layer with their other favorite jewels for a trendy look that'll get them TONS of compliments. You're SUCH a good friend., Amazon

    Promising review: "My girlfriend has this necklace but the $40 version from Anthropologie. Every time she wore it I wish I had one. Found this one on Amazon and for the price figured it was worth trying since the reviewers all seemed please. It's super cute! It the perfect length too. Already bought two others as gifts!" —Ashlee Holmes

    Get it from Amazon for $9.39 (available in A–Z).

    26. A spooky Mickey Mouse ghost pillow your Disney-loving bestie can cuddle with while watching Hocus Pocus over and over again.


    Get it from shopDisney for $24.99.

    27. Retro heart-shaped sunnies that'll have even your most stylish friend saying "wow, these are fabulous!",

    Promising review: "Constantly asked if these are YSL sunglasses. You can tell they’re cheaper when handling but apparently no one else notices when they’re on. Highly recommend, especially if you’re someone that loses or breaks your sunglasses easily" —Katie K.

    Get them from Amazon for $9.91+ (available in 19 styles).

    28. A personalized tie dye wine tote, a must-have for the friend in your life who always insists on bringing their preferred beverage to the party.

    bffsandbabes / Etsy

    I have a number of items from this shop and can attest to the fact they make great gifts. The quality is great and the product itself is just great to have on hand!

    Get it from bffsandbabes on Etsy for $14.50+ (available with one or two initials).

    29. Or a pack of wine bottle protectors that'll allow your pal to buy vino on their travels and take it home with them worry-free.


    Promising review: "Love these bottle protectors! They are bubble wrap on the inside and thick, flexible plastic on the outside. The bottom has a three-layer zip lock and folds over to secure with velcro in case a bottle breaks. Last week, I traveled across the country (Portland to NYC) with a checked bag holding six bottles of wine wrapped in these protectors, some extra bubble wrap, and a few clothes. To my delight and relief, he bottles arrived in perfect condition." —K-grl

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $18.95.

    30. A "Boba-saur" enamel pin, so cute you'll definitely want to order one for yourself, too. Gotta catch 'em all, amiright?

    LoveMichiBB / Etsy

    Get it from LoveMichiBB on Etsy for $9.99 (available in two styles).

    31. A Two Minute Mornings journal to encourage your usually uptight friend to start their day off on a positive note.


    Promising review: "I purchased this for myself at a bookstore, then purchased two more for my coworker and my mom. High quality with simple prompts (What are you going to let go of? What are you grateful for? What are you going to focus on?) Love this little book...excellent choice for those who want the meditation of journaling but can't seem to commit to a longer free-form journaling style." —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    32. Jack and Sally–inspired bath bombs for your best friend who loves to embrace their ~inner darkness~ and pretend it's Halloween all year long.

    TheHouseonWhiteOak / Etsy

    Promising review: "I got these as a gift for a friend who is obsessed with Nightmare before Christmas. As cute as they are she probably won’t use them. Knowing her she will just keep them on display because they are adorable! They smell great too." —Breanna

    Get two from TheHouseonWhiteOak on Etsy for $13.65.

    33. Earrings they can mix and match to create a ton of fresh new ~looks~ on the daily.

    The Apollo Box

    Get a set of six from The Apollo Box for $9.96.

    34. An astronaut bookmark your bestie can use to keep their pages safely saved in that book they've been reading to prep for their visit to Area 51.

    Animi Causa

    Get it from Animi Causa for $9.99.

    And if your bestie is a complete freak who hates anyone spending money on them, you can always shower them in verbal compliments for free!


    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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