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Cool Best Friend Gifts to Buy or DIY

Nov 30, 2016

by Rachel Smith

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Your best friend is pretty much the greatest: You share in-jokes, a hatred for mushrooms (but not on pizza, weirdly), and even a Netflix account. She’s not just any ordinary person in your life, so why settle for an ordinary gift? Today, we’re sharing a collection of memorable buy-or-DIY gift ideas to celebrate your BFF status.

A Stylish Vase

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Ceramic Planter by Clay Kedem, $38

To Buy: Pair a succulent with this hand-carved ceramic planter for an on-trend visual reminder of your friendship’s deep roots.

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DIY 3D Planter by Almost Makes Perfect

To DIY: If you can glue and spray paint, you can give a basic planter a major upgrade. This DIY is totally budget friendly, but it looks like a million bucks.

A Memorable Pair of Earrings

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Red and Gold Leather Hand Earrings by Benu Made, $35

To Buy: These red and gold hand earrings are not only glam, they’re also a bit sassy (just like your BFF).

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DIY Leather Feather Earrings by Lia Griffith

To DIY: You don’t have to be an expert leather craftsman to create these stylish earrings. And if your friend isn’t into feathers, you can easily adapt the project to any shape you want. Check out the easy DIY.

A Not-So-Basic Candle

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Sweet Grapefruit Candle by P.F. Candle Co, $18

To Buy: An eco-friendly soy candle with apothecary vibes? Just what the doctor ordered.

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DIY Copper Candle by A Merry Thought

To DIY: These simple DIY copper votive candles will delight the modern minimalist who’s forever peeling off product labels.

A Snuggly Scarf

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Chunky Knit Infinity Scarf by DeBrosse, $48

To Buy: Chunky knit scarves are the epitome of warm and cozy — the best gift you can give, obviously.

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DIY Lip Print Scarf by Make and Tell

To DIY: Make a basic scarf better with this smart stamping technique. (Surprise! It’s achieved with a toilet paper roll.)

A Personalized Keychain

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Hand-painted Wooden Initial Keychain by Jill Makes, $28

To Buy: She’ll carry your love everywhere she goes with this snazzy hand-painted keychain. Bonus: The attached tassel makes keys easy to find and grab at the bottom of a cavernous bag.

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DIY Leather Keychain by The Polka Dot Chair

To DIY: Personalize a keychain with your BFF’s initials or a cute inside joke.

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