Evergreen Gift Ideas for
Every Kind of Friend
They say that friends are the family you get to choose for yourself—Grace Hanson and Frankie Bergstein (of Netflix’s Grace & Frankie, which is back for season 4 on January 19th) are the perfect example—so it’s only fitting that you treat every birthday, friendaversary, and life milestone as a reason to celebrate. Here, year-round present fodder for marking occasions big and small, organized by BFF type.
For the Ride or Die
She may have stood by your side on the best nights of your life (and held your hair back once they’re over), but it’s her sticking around for the not so great ones that lands her at the top of the speed-dial list.
Papa Papa Charlie Mawak Junior, $80 Smoke show.
- JUNIPER BOOKS We Write, We Rise Juniper Books, $350 Knowledge is power.
Name It Stud goop, $365 This, plus a fresh ear piercing.
- BURNING MAN FESTIVAL Burning Man, $425 and up It’s lit.
- 2SPIRIT TATTOO 2Spirit Tattoo, Price Upon Request Friends forever.
Bandana Carre Cashmere
Blend Scarf La Garconne, $189 A luxe version of a favorite accessory.
Doubletake Paravel, $195 Friends don’t let friends wear ugly fanny packs.
BIG SKY YOGA
Luxe Cowgirl Yoga Big Sky Yoga, $2,095 and up Downward dog in cow country.
- THE WILLIAMSBURG HOTEL The Williamsburg Hotel, $180 and up A killer crash pad after a night on the town.
Grey Lemon Intimate Set Beyoncé, $50 When life gives you lemons…
Ico Bottle Opener OTHR, $195 Form, meet function.
North West Argentina Vacation Black Tomato, From $6,110 per person The ultimate girls trip.
Luminizer x Quad goop, $48 Shine bright.
Spa Trip Four Moons Spa, Price varies The Luminousity is particularly good post-party.
The Weekender goop, $225 Get out of town.
For the Work Wife
Because the bond of an HR-sanctioned friendship can’t be broken. (Spending close to every waking hour together also helps.)
Jade Facial Roller Herbivore Botanicals, $25 No desk drawer is complete without one.
The Big Bag Parker Thatch, $128 Fits a laptop, gym clothes, books…you name it.
Pinot Noir Rose The Vice Wine, $25 Always a good idea.
NEXT BIG IDEA CLUB
One Year Gift Subscription Next Big Idea Club, $215 The thinking woman’s book club.
Anna Little Ceramic Heater Bed, Bath & Beyond, $80 “It’s effing freezing in here!”
Dock For Apple Watch,
Marble Edition goop, $120 Make sure she’s always in charge.
Pen Stand Mohawk General Store, $90 Write on.
The Enid Kimono Sunday Forever, $225 Something to remember you by all weekend long.
Chocolate Club The Meadow, $105 Because you know she’ll share.
Full Moon Dust Box goop, $35 Goes great with coffee.
Cardholder NET-A-PORTER, $250 For analog social networking.
BRUNETTE THE LABEL
The “BFF Heart Gift Set” Mugs BRUNETTE the Label, $50 Bottoms up.
Working Girl Money Clip American Two Shot, $70 She works hard for the money.
Barrette 086 in gold Founders & Followers, $59 Makes even the simplest ponytail feel edgy.
SKY TING YOGA
Yoga Classes Sky Ting Yoga, $24 and up Take her to happy hour.
Digital Detox goop, $34 Laptops down.
Hairsheep Drivers in Dolphin Need Supply Co., $140 How to make commuting chic.
For the Sister from Another Mister
Camp buddy, lab partner, college roommate—it’s those friendships made in the formative years that make us who we are.
Partners IN Crime Necklace Set Azalea, $114 OG.
Nico Denim Jacket Barneys New York, $495 Fiorucci is back and better than ever.
Velvey Scrunchie Set Shopbop, $40 Girls of a certain age will really appreciate these.
- ROXANNE ASSOULIN Make Your Own Bracelet Night Roxanne Assoulin, Price Upon Request The least crafty approach to a time-honored activity.
Play As It Lays (First Printing) Kindred Black, $150 Timeless.
UO_TUNE_UN Bluetooth Casette Boombox Urban Outfitters, $79 A desktop tape deck.
- MOXI Suede Roller Skates Urban Outfitters, $269 It’s like riding a bike, right?
Emerson Throw Blanket goop, $270 No romcom marathon is complete without one.
College Sweatshirt Hillflint, $75 There are options for almost every alma mater.
The OG Necklace goop, $1,050 Because she’s a dime and then some.
Anne Jumpsuit goop, $511 Sleepover gold.
THE CLEMENTINE STUDIO
Portrait Comission The Clementine Studio, Price Upon Request A picture is worth a thousand words.
- GRADUATE HOTELS Graduate Hotels, Price Varies A trip back in time.
- CAMP NO COUNSELORS Camp No Counselors, $550 and up Sleepaway camp for grownups.
ALESSANDRA BORGHESE &
For Freinds Amazon, $86 A beautiful homage to friendships of every stripe.