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The ultimate gift guide for every type of bestie

Coming up with gift ideas can be surprisingly tough, especially when you're purchasing something for your bestie. Not only do you want to buy something that she'll use 24/7, but you also want to make sure that your gift shows that you totally *get* her. This is not an easy balance to strike. 

Don't stress though, because that's why we created this comprehensive list of gifts for every type of bestie, from the celebrity lover to the plant mom to the athletic friend.

 For the coconut girl

A tote bag painting kit

Image: Tom's Tote Bags

If your bestie spends too much time on Pinterest, she's prob already in *love* with canvas tote bags. Get her a tote bag painting kit for a cute and creative twist on the trend.

$20, tomstotebags.com

A chic crochet bag

Image: Urban Outfitters

You can never have too many bags, and your bestie will be *obsessed* with these. Plus, they're the perfect gift for any shopaholic. 

$34, urbanoutfitters.com

A tropical fragrance mist

Image: Amazon

Who wouldn't appreciate a super cute and trendy Hawaiian-themed perfume? This gift is all your BFF needs to spritz up her game this season. 

$19, amazon.com

For the celebrity lover

A cute celeb crewneck

Image: Mustard Yard Press

This Etsy shop has it all, from One Direction crewnecks to Matthew Gray Gubler t-shirts to Taylor Swift phone cases to Olivia Rodrigo baby tees and *so* much more. You're bound to find something or someone your bestie is obsessing over. 

$40, etsy.com

A cool celeb crush candle 

Image: Cool Girl Candles

We all have that one friend who obsesses over a new celeb every month. If you want your bestie to feel close to her celebrity crush, this is the gift for you.  

$17, etsy.com

A celebrity sequin pillow

Image: Happy Camper TX

A sequin pillow with a giant celeb's face in the middle? Count us in. This pillow is cute, hilarious and it makes the *ultimate* statement.

$23, etsy.com

For the plant mom

A sophisticated succulent candle 

Image: ZOET STUDIO

For those days when your bestie just needs a relaxer, send peaceful energy from afar with this handmade succulent candle.  

$27, etsy.com

A birth month flower grow kit 

Image: Uncommon Goods

Any flower-loving friend would have plant-y of fun with this birth month flower grow kit from Uncommon Goods.

$34, uncommongoods.com

A glow & grow candle grow kit

Image: Uncommon Goods

Who says your friend needs to choose between candles and plants? This soy-blend candle can be reused as a planter once it burns out—your bestie will never get bored. 

$35, uncommongoods.com

For the athletic friend

A fab workout tank

Image: Lululemon

It's harder than ever to motivate ourselves to work out these days, and a new workout tank is just what your best friend needs for assistance. The Lululemon Align Tank Top has recently been trending on TikTok and we're in love... and your bestie will be, too.

$58, shop.lululemon.com

A wonderful wellness planner

Image: Ban.do

If your BFF is always talking about her latest health kick or her trips to the gym, this Ban.do wellness planner is the perfect gift for her. It'd work well for everything from self-care to stickers to physical wellness. 

$30, bando.com

An on the go sweat kit

Image: ModeSens

A true friend wouldn't let her bestie go anywhere while drenched in sweat, which is why this On The Go Sweat Kit from Lululemon is an amazing gift for any and all athletic friends.

$48, shop.lululemon.com

For the artsy bestie 

A DIY embroidery kit

Image: ZAZARITA

You *have* to get this DIY embroidery for your artistic-minded BFF. It's fairly inexpensive, elegant and fun—what more is there to want in a gift? 

$16, etsy.com

A birth month paint by number kit 

Image: Uncommon Goods

This paint by number kit will not only bring out your best friend's creative side, but it also ties in her birth month. 

$30, uncommongoods.com

A 642 tiny things to draw journal

Image: Amazon

Maybe your bestie carries a sketchbook with her everywhere, or even just doodles in the margins of her math notebook. This drawing journal is just the inspo she needs to take her artwork and her ideas to the next level. 

$10, amazon.com

For the chill girl

A dazzling diffuser

Image: Urban Outfitters

Get your gift-giving game on with this dazzling diffuser from Urban Outfitters, which will illuminate your bestie's room while also helping her unwind after a tough day. Pro tip: gift it with your fave essential oils to complete the vibe. 

$24, urbanoutfitters.com

A relaxing home spa kit

Image: Uncommon Goods

This relaxing home spa kit is filled with *everything* your chill bestie needs, from bath salts to face masks to body oils and more.  

$25, uncommongoods.com

A super comfy Comfy

Image: The Comfy

Help your friend catch up on some ZZZs with this comfy—it will help your BFF fall asleep anywhere and everywhere. Trust me: she'll be thankful for you when this gift becomes her at-home uniform. 

$40, thecomfy.com

Which gift will you be giving your bestie? Let us know on Insta and Twitter @girlslifemag!

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by Tori Feinstein | 9/4/2021
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