18 best gifts for friends to show them how much you care

Depending on the music, a friend is variably: trouble, a little help, someone you can call on. But none of these rock stars ever sat down and thought about what all these people were going to have for Christmas. This is where we come in. We’ve already given you tips on gifts for him, gifts for her, gifts for teens, and gifts for the whole family, but what about your homies? You hang out with them a lot more than your rent, don’t you? Shouldn’t they take a look at your impeccable gift-giving prowess? We believe that if you’re in a position to afford them, your friends always deserve a little (or a big) something to show them how much you care. Whether you’re looking for a birthday party or you’re already stocking up on holiday gifts, there’s a myriad of things your friends would love to receive. Below are some of our absolute favorites.

What are the best gifts for friends?

Of all the people in your life, choosing a gift for a friend is the most fun. Labels don’t have to be considered, and depending on your relationship with them, you can even choose something comical and/or shocking. If it’s a best friend you’re looking for on the internet, you might want to think about a personalized gift to make things even more special. We also recommend a basket, which is a big statement made up of multiple treats and plenty to choose from. There are plenty of other guarantees to brighten their special day: a spectacular edition of a classic book or a unique sweater from a cult knitwear designer, for example.

Shop our quick pick of the best gifts for your friends…

  • Best gift for friends: Our Perfect Pot Place, £140 to ourplace.co.uk
  • The most unique gift for friends: Cocoon Designer Bag Membership, ffrom £79 per month at cocoon.club
  • Most useful gift for friends: Masterclass passfrom £14 per month at masterclass.com
  • Best gift for cool friends: Taschen Nike x Virgil Abloh book, £60 to taschen.com
  • Best gift for fashionable friends: Bella Freud merino sweater, £295 at matchesfashion.com
  • Best gift for bird friends at home: The White Company Essential Oil Diffuser, £70 to thewhitecompany.com