11 "Just Because" Gifts to Give Your BFF on National Friendship Day
No better time to give your friend a gift than the present.
While there may be way too many random, fictional holidays on the calendar these days (looking at you National Mustard Day), National Friendship Day is one that we can get behind. Celebrated on the first Sunday in August—that’s August 2nd this year—National Friendship Day celebrates the love between besties, and we can’t really think of anything better than that.
Want to get your BFF a gift that says, “I love you, and I’m thinking of you even if we haven’t seen each other in five months”? Browse the list below to find the perfect present for any one of your friends.
1 Spring Time Paint-by-Number Kit
While puzzling was all the rage when the pandemic first began, why not change things up by gifting your bestie a paint-by-number kit. You can get one for yourself, too, and schedule a paint and wine night to catch up with them.
2 Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close
If your bestie lives in another state (or country), buy them this book about long-distance friendship. The authors—who also host the ever-so-popular podcast, Call Your Girlfriend–wanted to write this book to talk about their messy and loving friendship. It's a must-read if you want friendship advice for your own or if you miss your BFF.
3 We Stand Together Friendship Necklace
Even though you may not have seen your friend in five months doesn't mean you can't show her support during this difficult time. Why not get her this necklace that's inscribed with "We stand together" to show her how much you care about her—even when she's far away.
4 Bath Soak Gift Set
Let's be honest: Life has been stressful—and your bestie can probably use a relaxing night in. Help her chill by gifting her this set of bath salts. The collection comes with seven different scents and is packaged in a pretty, cylinder tube to be dry in the bathroom.
5 Home Smile Friends Gifts for Her Ring Trinket
Rather than giving your friend a bracelet or necklace, opt to gift her a trinket to hold the jewelry that she already has. This particular trinket is special because of its message: "A true friendship is a journey without an end." How sweet.
6 VineBox Gift
If you and your friend used to catch up by sipping on a glass of red before the pandemic began, why not keep the tradition going by gifting her a selection of wines (that come in test tubes!) for your friend to try.
7 The Poco Vibrator
If you and your friend talk about everything, then you may want to get them this pocket-size vibrator for them to get their freak on. It's water-resistant, comes with two powerful motors, and can bend however your friend pleases.
8 Linen Robe
If there's one item that will make anyone feel like a goddess, it's a robe. That's why this linen robe from Brooklinen is the perfect gift to give to your bestie. It's made from 100 percent linen, made from Portugal, and has front pockets (because who doesn't love pockets?).
9 Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Camera
Even though it's a tough time right now, you and your friend should still celebrate life as you know it. Why not send them an instant camera to capture the memories they don't want to forget. The Fujifilm camera is perfect to take quick snaps in a pinch.
10 Market Beaded Hoop Earrings
Giving jewelry to your friends is a sweet gesture that can be easily overlooked. Opt for something sweet and simple like this pair of earrings from Madewell. Made from gold-plated brass, each pair if decorated with freshwater pearls and colorful beads.