Thoughtful Gift Ideas For Your Best Friend

August 23, 2019

It’s technically true that money can’t buy you love, but a really nice gift can go a long way toward showing a loved one how much you care. And because we live in such a giving society, there are plenty of opportunities to display that love and affection, from holidays and birthdays to special occasions like anniversaries and just for the heck of it moments. Hey, we love shopping! But if you don’t want to be shopping for gifts all the time, how can you find great gift ideas for your best friend without spending hours and hours on each gift? You turn to MASSE, your other best friend!

MASSE makes it easy to find great gift ideas for your best friend, because we’re powered by real people who have really bought and used all the gifts they’re recommending. In fact, shopping with MASSE is like shopping with a whole group of best friends, because every item on our site is accompanied by reviews and notes from a wide variety of users. And you can feel confident in their recommendations for gifts for best friends because MASSE doesn’t allow paid reviews or sponsored posts. It’s all real gift ideas from real people, which means you’ll save time with your shopping. Look at that — we’re giving you the gift of time by making shopping for your best friend easy.

So, what makes for a great gift idea for your best friend? The difference between giving a gift to an acquaintance and a best friend is making sure the gift has a personal touch. We’re not saying it needs to be personalized — monogramming only works in a very limited number of circumstances — but it should feel like it came from the heart… or at least someone who knows someone very well. Now, we can’t tell you more about your best friend than you know yourself, but we can give some great gift ideas for your best friend no matter what they’re into, thanks to our wide range of dedicated shoppers and advisers.

Below, you’ll find gift ideas for your best friend that range from some amazing self-care products and makeup sets to books and more quirky items. Which gift ideas you choose really depend on which friend you’re shopping for, but you can be confident that they are going to love them no matter what!

  • Bomb Bay Mini Lip and Face Set


    By Fenty Beauty By Rihanna

    Sometimes, when you’re looking for gift ideas for your best friend, all you really need to do is think about what you’d love to receive. That’s totally the case here: Just about everyone loves to shop for beauty products at the wonderland that is Sephora and just about everyone loves Rihanna, so the Fenty Beauty Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set really hits the nexus of all things awesome. This is an especially great gift idea for your best friend who likes to go out at night — produced Rihanna’s skincare and makeup line, this set comes with a peachy-champagne highlighter and gloss bomb universal lip luminizer, which combine to create what our users call one of their favorite makeup sets.

  • Supple Preparation Facial Toner


    By Klairs

    Give the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation with Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner! This is a great gift idea for your best friend if they love skincare products, especially if they have sensitive or irritable skin. It’s a toner that balances pH levels, soothes skin, and helps hydrate it at a rapid clip after you’ve cleaned it. Klaris’ facial toner is a top Korean beauty product, which really means it’s one of the most effective on the market right now. Any friend that knows anything about beauty will be thrilled to receive this great gift.

  • Double Wren Wrap Necklace


    By Made by Mary with Love

    Taste in jewelry can vary wildly from person to person, but if your best friend is into more subtle and understated treasures, this Double Wren wrap necklaces from Made by Mary With Love is a great gift idea. It’s got a long chain that can sit on the small of the chest or easily wrap around twice for a layered look, and it’s thin enough that either way, it’ll be soft and understated but still very classy. The quarter inch disc is customizable with an initial and a heart, so you can personalize this pendant for a special someone. MASSE shoppers like that it’s not only cute, but it’s also durable, affordable, and even comes in special packaging.

  • Dressing for the Dark


    By Kate Young

    Don’t worry, we have plenty of great gift ideas for best friends who aren’t into the world of beauty and self-care. If your best friend is big into fashion, culture, and/or history, a coffee table book about one of those subjects is always a good bet, and a gorgeous coffee table book that encompasses all of them is even better. Celebrity stylist Kate Young’s book Dressing for the Dark is a great gift idea for a best friend who loves cinema and American culture, and it’ll also please anyone who just wants a stunning, classy book to display in their homes. As one MASSE user points out, it’s a great book to help someone start a collection, as well, so really you can’t go wrong with this great gift idea!

  • Tarot Cards


    By The Wild Unknown

    Tarot cards, long the exclusive territory of psychics and people on the boardwalk looking to make a quick buck, have gone mainstream as millennials embrace more fun, earthy, alternative spiritual ways of living. This tarot card set from The Wild Unknown is an absolutely stunning deck of cards with amazing original artwork and a full 200-page guide to how to use them, so they make for a fantastic gift idea for any best friend with a curiosity about the centuries-old practice. MASSE users like both how beautiful they are and how fun they are to use!