14 gift ideas for your best friend

From sisters to housemates, colleagues or long-distances pals, finding a thoughtful gift that reflects their personality can be a challenge. If you have a few gift exchanges approaching and find yourself running out of present ideas for friends, our carefully curated best friend gifts could be your answer. Whether you are shopping for Christmas, birthday, a specific milestone or just because, find a best friend gift idea in our edit.

1. A friendship bracelet

For the friend who’s been with you since your school days, consider a stylish update on the traditional friendship bracelet. Choose matching styles from our range of gold, silver or gemstone jewellery to remind you of your friendship.

2. A photo frame

For a sentimental gift, pop a snapshot of the two of you into a photo frame. Ranging from sleek gold-toned minimalism to handmade geometrics and fabric trims, there's a a design to suit their interior. Reminiscing over the good old days? Place a ticket stub, receipt or token into the frame, highlighting a special memory.

3. A glassware set

Cheers to your friendship with a set of glasses. Whether they prefer a classic cocktail or refreshing cordial, choose between colourful hues, gold detalis and delicate etched designs to serve their drink of choice. Packaged in a box that’s easy to wrap, our glassware makes a thoughtful gift to toast your best friend’s achievements.

4. A beauty set

Help your friend switch off with a carefully selected self care hamper filled with beauty treats. Choose from scented bath salts, hair masks, mists and moisturisers to help them slow down and recharge, all packaged in calming prints designed in the OB studios. Why not treat yourself too? Double up on items and get everything you need for an at home spa-day together.

5. Earrings

A gifting favourite, earrings make a pretty and practical best friend gift that’s small enough to post if you can’t see each other in person. To pick the right pair for them, start with the material they wear. Match their usual with silver and gold earrings, or mix it up with more colourful costume finishes.

6. Wall art

Choose from wall art drawn and designed in our studios, or pick from our collection of contemporary brands to find a style that suits their taste. From delicate beaded pieces to positive slogans, wall art is an easy way to add colour and joy to their space. Our statement filament bulbs or slogan neon lights are also fun alternatives.

7. A scented candle

Give your friend the gift of serenity with a calming scented candle. Select a scent from a range of fresh, floral, spicy and woody notes, or for fragrance without the flame, consider one of our electric or reed diffusers that will infuse their home for an aromatherapy experience. Our suggestion is the Alberta trio, with three fresh scents handpoured in the U.K and packaged in a hand drawn box.

8. A lightweight scarf

Give the gift of colour with an accessory they can wear all year round. A square scarf makes a handy hair accessory or neck tie, or they can brighten their work bag by tying it onto the handle. This pleated neck scarf has an abstract stripe pattern and pops of vivid colour. And to top it off, it’s made from recycled materials, too.

9. A card game

There’s nothing like some healthy competition to keep a friendship alive. For the friend who has everything, choose a gift that will add a twist to next week’s games night. Let your friend show off their knowledge with some of our specialist trivia games or make it a family affair with an amusing board game.

10. A plant pot

Need a present for a green-fingered friend? Find vibrant ceramic plant pots in a range of colourful hues or contemporary glass designs that add interest to your indoor garden. If they prefer a bouquet, choose an eye-catching vase they can use as a centrepiece. Or, if they struggle to keep plants alive, an artificial plant might be just the trick they need.

11. A make up bag

Having an extra pouch in your bag is never a bad idea, so a set of make up bags is guaranteed to be a hit. This trio has three different sizes, including a printed bag with an orange coral pattern designed in the OB studios. If your best friend needs some organisation in their life, this gift is the answer.

12. Heatless curlers

Give the gift of a good hair day, everyday. This heatless curling set creates effortless waves while you sleep. Simply place the curling ribbon on top of damp or dry hair and secure in place using a claw clip, wrap half of your hair around, and secure the ends of your hair with the matching scrunchies. The ideal present for any beauty fan.

13. Alphabet socks

Socks are easy to roll up and gift, and this pair have an extra personal touch. Choose their initials for a personalised present they can enjoy everytime they wear them.

14. A jewellery box

Add an extra touch of personalisation to your best friend gift by choosing a jewellery box with their initial on. Made from plush velvet, the Astrid range has embroidered cursive lettering in fresh pastel tones. Whether your friend is always on the go or just needs a handy place to store their jewellery, this box has several compartments to organise their collection and prevent tangling.