Hey bestie! Top gifts for top friends

1 mins
06 Jul 2022
Hey bestie! Top gifts for top friends

Because they really deserve, well, the best

words Heather Gwyther

In all seriousness, where would we be without our best friends? Uninspired and destitute, probably. But mostly we’d be sad (otherwise known as the worst feeling in the world). In honour of this truth, and even if gift-giving is not actually your love language, we thought it was a good idea to assemble a list of the best gifts for your best friend. And yes, we’ve anticipated the plot twist in which you claim your best friend is in fact yourself – self-love is always encouraged here.

PICTURE PERFECT

Now I‑Type Instant Camera

Now I‑Type Instant Camera

Polaroid
£ 119.99

You probably have loads of pictures of your best friend on your phone, but nothing compares to having a picture of them that you can hold close to your chest and place beneath a novelty magnet on the fridge (as you can do if you have a Polaroid camera).

SELF CARE SESSIONS

 Self Care Sunday Masking Set

Self Care Sunday Masking Set

Yes Studio
£ 15.00

If you and your best friend are serious about self-care, a single sheet mask will not suffice. What you’ll require – in addition to a single sheet mask – is a peel-off face mask, a pair of foot masks, a hair mask and a body scrub. Fortunately, Yes Studio provides exactly that in one beautiful branded gift box!

PING PONG PALS

Exclusive ArtBats With Balls

Exclusive ArtBats With Balls

The Conran Shop
£ 120.00

Claiming that you are your own best friend will be of no use here. A bat- and- ball set always needs a companion for the sake of the game, but a bat and ball set arising from a collaboration between The Conran Shop and The Art of Ping Pong requires widespread appreciation. And, in that case, two heads are better than one.

ONE FOR THEIR JEWELLERY COLLECTION

BFF'S NECKLACE

BFF'S NECKLACE

Roxanne First
£ 175.00

Take ownership – in a completely loving and non-toxic way – of your best friend by buying them a Roxanne First BFF necklace constructed in mother of pearl.

PUT A SOCK ON IT

2-Pack Bestie Socks

2-Pack Bestie Socks

Happy Socks
£ 16.77

When it comes to the love we have for our best friends, we’re big advocates of being very direct about it. While some of us might opt for BFF necklaces, others prefer socks – like this funky pair by Happy Socks.

PROFANITIES ON FIRE

 F*CK YOU CANDLE

F*CK YOU CANDLE

Candle Hand
£ 39.00

Unless your best friend has done something terrible (it happens), the act of giving them this Candlehand candle isn’t so much a direct message but a symbol of solidarity. After all, it’s you two against the world, isn’t it?

PLANT LOVE

Peace Lily

Peace Lily

Leaf Envy
£ 14.00

If you have recently had a fight with your best friend, a Peace Lily might be the perfect gift. If you have not recently had a fight with your best friend (and aren’t the sort of person to take the concept of a peace offering so literally), it’s still the perfect gift – for anyone. Everyone can benefit from plants, unless you give one that’s poisonous to animals to someone with pets. But cross that bridge when you come to it!

T-SHIRT TIME

Play Basic Logo Tee

Play Basic Logo Tee

Comme Des Garcon
£ 65.00

There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a materialistic best friend who appreciates designer goods. Who else are you going to share your love for Comme des Garcons PLAY with?

THE GAME OF LIFE

The Friendship Game

The Friendship Game

The School Of Life
£ 25.00

True intimacy within friendship requires a lot of sharing, but that can be hard. Play The Friendship Game from The School of Life, however, and you’ll be given the cues you need to open up fully. Trust us, it’ll be worth it.

JUST KEEP SMILING

Baby Smiling Figurine

Baby Smiling Figurine

The Conran Shop
£ 22.00

What’s not to love about this smiling Hoptimist figurine? Give it to the friend who makes you the happiest.

SCRUB UP NICELY

The Listener

The Listener

Aesop
£ 59.00

Heaven is receiving a single Aesop product, so imagine the potential for ecstasy that comes from receiving three of them. We suggest giving this to the friend who listens – you know full well how indispensable they are.

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