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    27 Meaningful Little Gifts That'll Show How Well You Know Your Best Friend

    Gifts that'll really help make the thought count so much more.

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    1. A literary cocktail recipe book because it perfectly combines two of your friend's favorite things: cocktails and reading.


    Promising review: “I bought this as a gift for my coworker who is an English teacher. If you know anything about English teachers, then you know they love literature and they love to drink.” —Candice R

    Get a hardcover copy from Amazon for $11.99 (also available for the Kindle).

    2. Or a set of wine condoms for the vino lover with a sense of humor who always ends up tossing half a bottle of wine before the end of the week.


    Promising review: “So good I had to buy two! Not only are these wine condoms a gift that people will talk about, but they're a responsible way to keep your wine sealed between drinks. First and foremost, they're reusable. I do want to note though that, like any other condom, a wine condom will break if you're too rough with it. However, if you use common sense while putting one on the bottle and don't try to overstretch it, I doubt you'll have any problems (I haven't had any so far). Personally, I prefer using these to traditional corks when storing white wine because I can keep my bottles sideways in the fridge without fear of any spillage.” —Samantha

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $16.97.

    3. This personalized makeup bag so they can finally stop tossing their moisturizer and lip balm to the bottom of their giant shoulder bag and start carrying their daily essentials in a more organized way.

    MoonwakeDesignsCo / Etsy

    Just input your friend's name in the type field!

    Get it from MoonwakeDesignsCo on Etsy for $14+ (available in two colors).

    4. A Homesick candle to remind them of the epic trip to the Big Apple the two of you took last year, or your first time road tripping around Washington state together. Wanna make things extra cute? Get 'em a new city or state candle every time you travel!, Amazon

    Promising reviews: “My girlfriend and I spent some time in NYC this past summer, so I made her a gift basket for her birthday and added this along with a few other NYC items. She loved the candle!” —El

    “I got this as a surprise for my boyfriend. He moved to my state from Texas for college. I wasn't sure about how it would smell but I figured even if he wasn't a fan it would be neat as a decoration for his room. When I surprised him with the candle and he smelled it, he actually got very emotional and started crying because he said the smell instantly brought back so many memories of home. I don't know how they did it, but Homesick Candles managed to replicate the smell of home so well in this candle that it took my boyfriend back home immediately.” —Bailey K

    Get them from Amazon: The New York City mini candle for $16.95 (also available in four additional scents and on the Homesick website) or the full-sized Washington State candle from Amazon for $24.62+ (available in scents for most of the 50 states).

    5. This zodiac sign sweatshirt that your astrology-obsessed bestie can wear around town as a warning to everyone that they're a strong, passionate Leo and they aren't afraid to show it.


    Get it from Shop BuzzFeed for $29.95 (originally $39.99; available in sizes S–5XL and in five colors).

    6. A silicone dachshund ice tray that'll put a smile on their face when they pull the ice from the freezer and the 'lil doggos remind them of their own dachshund.


    Promising review: “We made fruit ice cubes with ours. It was cute to look in our ginger ale and see these little doggies floating in it. It was easy to fill and remove the cubes. The only hint is to put the mold on a plate or tray to move and freeze on as it is flexible silicone.” —Rosemary rosiebear Pfeiffer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. This scratch-off map they can hang in their bedroom to remind them of all the adventures you've had together — and all the adventures you'll experience in the future.


    Promising review: "I ordered this as a Valentine’s Day gift for my boyfriend who is a pilot. My thought was we could use it to scratch off places we visit together or even places he has flown to for work. He absolutely loved it! It is the perfect size, perfect for framing and hanging on the wall, he plans to get an open frame and scratch off places while it hangs on the wall. It was delivered tube style and I was hesitant about some countries being scratched off like others noted but it was delivered spotless! I highly recommend this map for anyone, I’m not sure I could’ve found a better quality map either!" —Ashley C.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    8. A personalized notebook for the writer who's always spouting hilarious, cool, adorable, and wild ideas for books, blog posts, and more.

    TreasuresDelightsEtc / Etsy

    Get it from TreasuresDelightsEtc on Etsy for $9.95+ (available in two book colors and in four different paper options).

    9. This set of ah-dorbs kitty cat coasters because you specifically remember your friend always complaining about the cup rings that wind up staining their tables (partly because you're the one always leaving your dirty wine glass there).

    yarnoverbymary / Etsy

    Get it from yarnoverbymary on Etsy for $14.95+ (available in two sizes and four colors — and the option to get one of each color).

    10. And a guitar-playing cat pin that'll basically be music to their cat-loving ears (and eyes).

    CatBrothers / Etsy

    Get it from CatBrothers on Etsy for $9.

    11. These vinyl stickers — you can personalize 'em with a photo of their pet because they frequently send you videos of their golden retriever chasing its tail.


    You'll need to upload a clear photo of their pet when you add this order to your cart.

    Promising review: "These stickers are just perfect in every way. I add them to gifts from our pets to other people, as well as on thank you cards for people who have taken care of them from time to time. I loved how easy it was to upload the picture — just put the face you want in the area they ask for, and they take care of the rest! The image is trimmed and reproduced faithfully, and the stickers are very high quality. I'll definitely be buying more for some gifts!" —Sandra Karolus

    Get a pack of 32 stickers from Amazon for $17.99 (browse the My Sticker Face shop page for more styles).

    12. A sauce dip clip because they're always eating fries and chicken nuggets in their car thanks to their super busy schedule, and a mess-free way to dip their fries would honestly make all the difference.

    3DPrintedByBrian / Etsy

    Promising review: "This is a great idea for someone who never stops to eat for road trips." —Shelley Grove

    Get it from 3DPrintedByBrian on Etsy for $5.60+ (available as a single dipper and double dipper).

    13. This leather Deathly Hallows-inspired bookmark they'll certainly wanna use when they re-read the Harry Potter series for the 50th time.

    MereLeather / Etsy

    Get it from MereLeather on Etsy for $9.99+ (available in eight colors and seven designs).

    14. Or! An (unofficial) Harry Potter-inspired cookbook because it'll turn them from a wiz at giving great advice to a wiz in the kitchen.


    Promising review: "I LOVE IT, I'm no master chef but this cookbook might change that. I might even become a master wizard chef! Anyway, the recipes are phenomenal, especially the pies! It's pretty basic sometimes, it's more European type cuisine so if you don't like haggis, liver, lamb, or other English/Scottish dishes, etc. then these recipes aren't for you. The book references are cute and I vaguely remember some of them, my younger siblings go crazy when I make anything from this book because they love Harry Potter. Most recently, I made meat and potato pies from page 44. The recipe makes six pies and I assumed from the size they wouldn't be very filling so I made 12. Boy was I wrong, two of these things and you're in a food coma, can't wait to make more though!" —Tigerlily

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    15. This box of British chocolates so they can satisfy both their sweet tooth and their curiosity about foreign candy — without having to book a plane ticket.


    Promising review: "This is the best gift anyone could ever give! These are absolutely delicious and the wrapping and box were lovely. My husband has always said he wished that he could have Cadbury eggs all year round here in the US, so I knew this would be a big hit! The chocolate is amazing, not like here where Cadbury is nowhere near as good." —Prophet

    Get a box from Amazon for $13.49 (also available as a bag for $14.99).

    16. A movie ticket collection album for the movie lover who's also low-key a ticket hoarder but never knows what to do with all the stubs they collect.

    FizzyWire / Etsy

    Promising review: "I’ve kept every movie ticket from every movie I’ve seen since April 11, 2009 (Hannah Montana: The Movie lmao), but I’ve never had a good way to store them until now. This album is so cool!!" —Jake

    Get it from FizzyWire on Etsy for $14.99.

    17. Aaaaand this variety pack of popcorn seasoning (that you can both enjoy) — they can use it to add some flavor to otherwise plain popcorn during all your at-home movie nights.


    The flavors include white cheddar, nacho cheddar, ranch, butter, kettle corn, caramel corn, bacon cheddar, and cheesy jalapeño, so they'll really be able to spice up movie nights!

    Promising review: "I loved these so much that I bought some as a gift for my brother. He raves about them too. Popcorn is a relatively healthy snack and it’s nice to be able to switch up the flavors without compromising your diet." —divineoraclek

    Get the variety pack of eight from Amazon for $12.59 (also available in individual flavors).

    18. An adult coloring book that'll help them de-stress while rekindling their love for horror and all things spooky.

    WrenAndWilson / Etsy

    Get it from WrenAndWilson on Etsy for $8.18.

    19. This Disney-inspired tumbler because it'll pretty much make getting their caffeine fix extra ~magical~.

    CstmCrftsCreations / Etsy

    The tumbler should only be hand-washed — never placed in a dishwasher.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a co-worker that loves coffee almost as much as she loves Disney, so I thought this was perfect. It looks exactly like the picture and the design seems secure (not like it will peel off)." —rmkeller92

    Get it from CstmCrftsCreations on Etsy for $20 (available in 29 colors).

    20. Orrrrr one of these Mickey and Minnie Mouse phone grips to help your Disney lover take ultra-dreamy selfies.

    GlitterMeThat / Etsy

    Get one from GlitterMeThat on Etsy for $15+ (available in 28 colors and two styles).

    21. A set of five flavored syrups to help them take homemade coffee to a whole. Other. Level. They might actually thank you for helping them save so much money on their favorite vanilla latte.

    The flavors include amaretto, hazelnut, caramel, Irish cream, and vanilla.

    Promising review: "I love coffeehouse coffees, but who wants to spend $5/cup? After I got a milk frother for at-home use, the only thing missing was the flavor. This little set is a great way to get a variety of flavors without buying a huge amount of product. I found that each bottle flavored three lattes to my preference. The flavors tasted natural and not chemically or overbearing." —S. Wallace

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $19.49.

    22. These personalized cookie cutters so they can literally bake their selfie and eat it, too.

    SpoiledKittyDesigns / Etsy

    After adding this to your cart and checking out, send the seller a direct message on Etsy to submit the photo you'd like to use for the cookie cutter — be sure to also include your order number in the message. P.S., the cookie cutters should be hand-washed, never used in the dishwasher!

    Promising review: "They’re perfect! They’re well made and they arrived so quickly! It’s so easy to order and these cookie cutters will make a wonderful hostess gift at Thanksgiving. I’m thinking about sugar cookies! What a hoot!" —ctecavd

    Get it from SpoiledKittyDesigns on Etsy for $24.

    23. A pack of two Sriracha keychains so they'll always be ready to ~spice up~ any meal no matter where or what they're eating.


    Unfortunately, the Sriracha isn't included — you'll have to fill up these bottles with the Sriracha you already have on hand at home.

    Promising review: "This was a stocking stuffer for my sister and she LOVED it (obviously I could not wait and gave it to her early for her birthday, which is also in December). Plus, my family got a good laugh out of it. My sister loves Sriracha, so much so my grandparents bought a bottle to keep on hand for her visits. I thought I would lighten the burden off everyone and get her these. Let's just say these are being put to good use!" —Ariel

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. An alien-inspired necklace that they'll never want to take off since they're constantly sending you Area 51 theories from Reddit.

    TheSilverWren / Etsy

    Get it from TheSilverWren on Etsy for $25.50+ (available in gold, silver, or rose gold).

    25. These pretty pearl hair clips because even though your friend couldn't possibly be any more fashionable, they'll still appreciate a quick and easy way to upgrade their morning 'do.


    Promising review: "I got these for a wedding and they were perfect! I and seven other bridesmaids all wore one of these clips. The bride even wore one after the ceremony when she took her veil off. I got these on a whim and I'm so glad I did. Everyone loved them and the packaging was perfect. They all come individually wrapped so people could pick and choose which ones they wanted without difficulty! I would honestly give these ten stars if I could." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.99.

    26. A set of tiny succulent tea lights because they'll want to unwind next to the soft glow of these candles after a long week of caring for their plant babies.

    Promising review: "What a wonderful gift for anyone who loves three-dimensional art! Or any kind of art! Also a great gift for anyone who loves to see the glow of a candle fill the air with good cheer. I'm sure that anyone receiving these cactus tealights will love those cute little things!" —JohnJ

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. And these VSCO-inspired stickers for your friend who will probably buy HydroFlasks until the day they stop wearing their hair scrunchie as a bracelet.


    I just ordered these stickers to use in my Passion Planner (you know, to make things a little cuter and more ~colorful~) and they're perfect! They're a lot bigger than I thought they were gonna be, so if you're using them in a tiny planner or journal, they'll literally take up a quarter of the page. However, they're the perfect size for sticking on a water bottle or in a scrapbook. They're so cute — honestly, just looking at them can put a smile on your face.

    Get a pack of 156 from Amazon for $8.96+ (available in four styles).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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