Best Friend Gift Ideas

At first, it seems like giving a gift to your best friend is a piece of cake. You know her better than practically anyone. You know what she likes and what she likes to do. But, since she is you best friend, you want to give her something special, something to show her how much you appreciate her and love her. That means the pressure is on, which can make even the best gift-givers a little nervous.

Here are some ideas (and discounts, coupons, and specials) to help you show your best friend that you cherish her -  whether it's her birthday or the holidays.

Event tickets are great because it's like a double gift. You get to give your best friend a a great night or afternoon out, and you get to share in a special memory with her. You can easily find good deals on tickets to plays, sporting events, museum exhibits, or concerts by doing a little online digging.

The first place to look is: RazorGator - a leader in the event ticket industry that provides customers with a connection to Hard-To-Get tickets for any sports, concert and theater event.)  (Click here for current coupons and money-saving promotions.)  Also, check out Viator Tours, for all kinds of unique tours sure to make an impression (and a lasting memory).

Ultimate Spa Anti-Stress ExperienceBest friends are also bound to love a relaxing day at a spa. You can even book two massage appointments and make it a trip for the both of you.

SpaFinder.com has some amazing spa gift baskets, including the Ultimate Spa Anti-Stress Experience (shown at right).
 
You can combine the gift baskets with spa gift certificates in various denominations. These certificates are accepted at more than 4,000 spas worldwide and are redeemable for spa treatments, vacation experiences, spa products, and more. We love SpaFinder.com so much that we update our site every time they have a new promotion: SpaFinder Coupons at Momscape

If you and your friend are both male, a day spa trip may not be up your alley. In this case, you can book an afternoon at the golf course, a hunting weekend or a day of fishing as a present for your friend. Golf lessons or tennis lessons are a gift that a best friend of either gender would appreciate.
 
You can put a spin on her favorite books, movies or television shows by buying your friend special memorabilia. You can find items such as props, posters, scripts and autographed items on online auction sites like eBay. Make sure to set a budget for your spending so you don't pay too much for the item. It can be tempting to keep raising the bid to get the memorabilia you really want, but try to stay within your budget.
 
Another great unisex gift idea is food. Everyone loves food, and you can make a food related gift personalized by zeroing on your friend's preferences and tastes. If your friend loves sushi, give her a cookbook and a sushi starter kit. If barbecue is more her style, a selection of specialty barbecue sauces is a perfect gift.

Gourmet chocolate is a great idea for a friend who has a sweet tooth. (Harry & David's Truffles are ridiculously yummy.) Harry and David also has an amazing Harry and David Fruit-of-the-Month Club®, which is consistently one if its top sellers. Click here for the latest Harry & David Promotion.

If your best friend enjoys wine, check out wine.com for great gift baskets (Today's Wine.com coupons are here).  Food related gifts are always appreciated, and they can be very easy to buy.
 
If you'd like to get your friend a personalized gift, you can create a photo collage of your friendship that they'll be sure to appreciate. Collect pictures and other memorabilia from the times you've hung out, trips you've taken together or events you've attended. You can make a scrapbook of your time together, or buy a wall collage that will hold all of your photographed memories. Photo websites, such as PhotoWorks, Snapfish, and SeeHere all feature ways to make albums and other photo gift ideas in a flash.

No matter what kind of gift you choose to give your best friend, they'll appreciate the thought you put into the gift. Keep in mind that it's not the size or the type of gift that matters, but the spirit in which it is a given.

Here are Momscape's Favorite Online Gift Boutiques for even more best friend gift ideas


1. Red Envelope
offers beautiful, unique gifts. With each order, you'll have the option of packaging your selection in RedEnvelope.com's signature red gift box, lined with French blue tissue paper and tied with an ivory grosgrain ribbon. (This gift box is available on most items for $4.95 per gift.)Find great birthday gifts for everyone.


UncommonGoods
2. Uncommon Goods
items have appeared on our Momscape's Favorite Things blog more than once). This site has all kinds of gifts that will elicit a reaction of "Where on earth did you find that?!" which is particularly satisfying in a best friend gift. It's a very unusual online gift boutique.  Here are some categories to get you started browsing:  Uncommon Goods for Her, Uncommon Markdowns, or shop by Occasion.



Send Eco-elegant flowers
3. OrganicStyle.com specializes in high quality products that sustain the wellbeing of the planet and humandkind. You'll find fine gifts, flowers and gourmet organic foods (from their flagship brand, OrganicBouquet.com) as well as gifts and tools for organic gardening, travel accessories, bed and bath, home decor, apparel, fair trade artisan crafts, and natural pet products. Organic Style donates a portion of proceeds to charitable organizations. Organic Style obtains their products from companies that provide safe and just working conditions and livable wages.

Save 20%-50% off on Eco-Friendly products at Organic Style

45 Charity Bouquets at Organic Bouquet
Proceeds from the sale of each bouquet in this collection are used to support non-profit organizations dedicated to social justice, wildlife conservation, animal rights, and environmental protection.


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