When it comes time to give a gift to your bestie, you want to knock it out of the park. Whether you grew up together or you’re relatively new friends, you don’t want to phone it in gift-wise. A present for someone you care about should have meaning behind it, so a customized gift is always a good idea. Need some guidance in your decision making? Read on for personalized gift ideas for your best friend.
A Photo Gift Full of Fun Memories
When it comes to photo gifts, the possibilities are as endless as the good times you and your BFF have shared. Compile your favorite memories into a photo album that she will treasure for years to come. Of course, anything and everything can be customized with photos these days. Get her a birthday cake with a photo of you two together on it. Create a canvas with your favorite pics. You can even fashion a photo pillow! She will be touched that you took the time to personalize a present with pictures from your past.
Say it With Jewelry
Jewelry is an automatic win for just about any woman but it’s particularly touching if you can personalize it for your friend. If she is a mother , consider getting her a charm necklace or bracelet with her children’s names on them. A name necklace and/or stackable rings are always great options, too. You could even get a matching infinity necklace or another piece of jewelry that is sentimental to both of you. Or think about going relatively old school with a locket that holds a picture that’s near and dear to both of your hearts.
Pretty Personalized Apparel
Clothes are another win for most women when it comes to gifts, but if you can figure out a way to personalize them, that’s even better. Just like with photo gifts, just about any apparel can be personalized. Get her a tee from her home state (like these Ohio shirts), or gear from her favorite sports team or alma mater. And if you’ve got a friend who is over the moon for her pet, she’ll be tickled pink if you buy her a tee or bathing suit (yes, it’s true!) with her beloved fur baby on it.
Personalized Mug For the Caffeinated Companion
If your friend’s second home is Starbucks, consider getting her a personalized mug with a bag of her favorite coffee inside. Whether it’s a mug with a photo of you both on there, a mug with a cheeky saying that she’s known for, or a mug that has her name or initials on it, she’ll love that you had in mind her java obsession. If you really want to go the extra mile, include some super cute customized coasters with her name or “Mom” on them!
Statement Wall Art FTW
These days, nearly everything comes with a cheeky saying on it. From pillows and door mats to wall art and even placemats, gifts for your sarcastic friend abound. She’ll love that you either found (or created) a piece of framed art with her favorite saying or poem on it, and she’ll think of you every time she sees it. A personalized wooden framed family tree is another give that goes and above and beyond anything mundane.
Killer Her With the Kindness of Quilts
Unless you’ve been caught under a rock, you’ve likely noticed the rising popularity of quilts that are made from personalized items. Not only can quilts and blankets be made with personalized photos that would certainly make her pleased as punch, but they can also be made with t-shirts. If your BFF has run a bunch of races and has a drawer filled with race tees that are gathering dust, find a way to get to them and have them made into a quilt. She’ll literally be draped in some of her favorite memories and it will all be thanks to you.
Any gift you give your best friend will mean the world to her, but a personalized present shows that you put time and effort into the process.