9 absolutely adorable Christmas surprises for your BFFs

From decorating snowman-shaped cookies to tuning into Disney's Fa-La-La-Lidays, it's no secret that the holiday season is the best time of the year. If you're looking for ways to get into the holiday spirit, consider spreading some joy by surprising your besties with a throughful Christmas treat. Need some inspo? Keep reading, because we've rounded up nine of the most perfect Christmas surprises that your BFFs will *adore* this holiday season.


Christmas cookies

Let's be real. Who *doesn't* love Christmas cookies? Regardless of whether you're a fan of sugar or chocolate chip, there are so many ways to turn this simple Christmas activity into a fun gift for your BFFs. Firstly, make sure you are aware of any allergies or dietary restrictions your friends might have. Then, bake some cookies, decorate them and drop them off at the recipient's house. Pro-tip: add a sweet note for additional sentimental value!

Homemade ornaments

If you heart collecting Christmas ornaments, try your hand at making your besties handmade ornaments. Buy clear ornament balls, ribbons, sharpies, glitter and anything else you think will elevate your project. First, fill your ball with glitter (or tinsel or confetti) and screw the lid back on the ornament. Wrap the ribbon around the top of the ornament and tie it into a loop large enough to be held by a branch. Next, use the sharpies to decorate the outside of the ornament with designs and quotes that make you happy. Once you are satisifed with the ornament, gift it to your bestie so they can hang it on their tree for many years to come.


Themed floral arrangement

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you can't still enjoy nature this holiday season. If your BFF is always compliementing the flowers at the farmer's market, make her day by crafting a beautiful Christmas bouquet especially for her. Head to your local supermarket and pick out your fave white flowers, red flowers, greenery and holly. You can add pinecones and dainty ornaments for some additional spice, too. Lastly, find an appropriately-sized vase and arrange the bouquet in any way that you would like. 

The experience

Concert tickets

Now that live music is back (yay!) surprise your bestie with a ticket to see their fave artist in concert. Not only will the two of you have a fab time jamming out to good music, but you'll create memories that will last a lifetime. So fun!

Holiday-themed picnic

If your fave part of the holiday season is all of the top tier food you eat, plan a holiday-themed picnic for you and your besties. Pick up your fave Christmas snacks from your local supermarket (ginger snaps, anyone?) and prep all of the delish food. Ask all of your friends to wear their tackiest Christmas sweater and meet you at a weather-appropriate location. Enjoy snacking and chatting with your besties for a holiday festivity that you'll never forget.

Movie watch party

If your besties are suckers for all things Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, they would totally *heart* being surprised with a movie watch party of all of their fave Christmas films. Pop some popcorn, put on your jammies and invite your besties over for the surprise movie watch party of their dreams!

The purchased

Uncommon Goods

Photograph reel viewer

If you want to give your BFF a gift they will cherish forever, consider customizing this sentimental present. Fill this customizable photograph viewer with pics of you and your besties over the years. After they open this heartfelt gift, the two of you will love reminiscing about your favorite memories together. You can't go wrong with this one!

Harry and David

Deliverable snack basket

We get it—it can be super hard to celebrate the holidays with your BFF when they live far away. This delectable and deliverable chocolate snack basket is a sweet surprise for your long-distance bestie. Make sure you have them on facetime when they open it so you'll feel close no matter how far away you are!


Throwback DVD

If you and your bestie heart watching throwback Disney shows together, invest in this DVD that features the holiday specials from iconic shows like Kim Possible, Suite Life of Zack and Cody, Lizzie McGuire and more. Since most of these specials aren't on streaming services, grab this limited edition DVD while you can. If you get your BFF this gift, however, be prepared to sit through five hours of Dinsey...the specials are just *that* good.

What is on your Christmas list this year? Let us know by tagging us on social media @girlslifemag.

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by Claire Hutto | 11/15/2021