Want to get your friends something memorable for the holidays this year? Look no further, folks. These gift ideas for friends vary from memorable to funny to functional and a few other things as well. Whether you need best friend gift ideas, gifts for that special co-worker or anything else in between, there’s definitely something here for them.
Finding great Christmas gifts for friends is one of my favorite things during the holidays. I’m always about a funny gift for them, but I also love meaningful, just because or unique gifts that only they would appreciate.
This list of gift ideas for friends is a big mix of all those types of gifts. On top of that, these gifts range from $5 – $50, so there is truly something here for every budget.
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Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends
Funny Gifts for Friends
Jesus and Germs Soap Dispenser
Truth. They everywhere, y’all. Give them a blessing every time they go to wash their hands with this humorous soap dispenser. It’s only $15 – I’m willing to bet you’ll find some other great gifts from the store I found this little gem at as well.
Golden Girls Windshield Sun Shade
The gift that gives only your BFF a good laugh, but everyone that comes near their car on a hot sunny day. I feel like this might become a backdrop for many selfies as well.
The Funniest Candles You’ve Ever Seen
Hands down, one of the funniest gifts I’ve ever purchased. I came across these candles last year at a local store and probably stood in front of them for an hour reading every one of them and trying to decide which was best for a couple of my friends. And yes, these candles do actually smell really good – they aren’t just funny.
Golden Girl Altar Candles
I mean folks, it’s all the Golden Girls on altar candles. Do I need to elaborate? I think not. You can get this set of all four GGs for $38 – keep one for yourself and give the other three to your three best friends. Picture it. Christmas. 2018. <—See what I did there. If you didn’t, we can’t be friends. #sorrynotsorry
Unique Gifts for Friends
Head of a Lady Planter
For the green thumb friend on your list, give them this fantastic planter. They can fully customize it with “hair” of their choice.
I adore a beautiful umbrella and I think they are always a great gift to give. This swam umbrella will even stand on it’s own.
Qing Cocktail Napkin Set
I adore the beautifully detailed design and that tassel – icing on the cake! These are perfect for the cocktail lovers or entertainers on your list!
Met Trinket Box
I think a sweet little trinket box is always a great gift to give – especially one as unique as this! It celebrates art from the one and only MET and New York City.
Egyptian Cat Bookmark
This cat bookmark makes a great unique gift for those cat lovers on your list or even those who are interested in Egyptian art, as this bookmark is based off an ancient Egyptian sculpture.
These fantastic little pens are – wait for it – a whopping $5. These are great gifts for friends, co-workers, teachers and make great stocking stuffers for kids too! The detail on these is very impressive.
Gifts for Friends Who Are Animal Lovers
Have you ever seen a sassier cat? For the friend of felines on your list, they’ll adore this book. You’ve never seen cats like this before!
Flamingo Cookie Jar
If you have a friend on your list who loves the beach or flamingos, snatch them up this flamingo cookie jar – only $20 right now!
Classic Gift Ideas for Friends
Mikasa Palazzo Vase
Maybe it’s the Southern girl in me, or my love of fresh flowers, but personally, I don’t think you can ever go wrong with gifting a great vase. And that’s exactly what this one is – along with a great price!
Gold Feather Frame
I think the same is true of a good picture frame. These always make a great gift and especially in an age where most of our photos live in our phone – we need to print those out and enjoy them more!
A Great Coffee Table Book
All American Ads: 90s
This book was in the hotel we stayed at in New Orleans and I can’t tell you much I enjoyed flipping through it – perfect for us 80’s and 90’s kids! Definitely takes you on a trip down memory lane!
Whiskey in a Teacup
If they are southern to the core, go with Reese Witherspoon’s book, Whiskey in a Teacup. This book is a reflection of every great southern woman. It even has a few recipes in it!
Personalized Gifts for Friends
For those friends on your list who still know the power of a handwritten note, get them personalized stationery. There are lots of different styles to choose from for both guys and gals on your list here.
A Cup of Ambition
Cup of Ambition Coffee Mug
If they are a working girl, always on the go and climbing that ladder, then get them this coffee mug. They’ll start off every morning humming 9 to 5. 😉
What holiday gifts will you be getting for your friends this year?
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