20 Beautiful and Meaningful Gifts That Show Friends How Much You Care

Maxine Eggenberger
·3-min read

The world might feel like it's at a standstill but life, no matter how irregular it may seem right now, goes on. Birthdays continue to roll around and special anniversaries are inevitably on the horizon. However, choosing the perfect gift for someone close to you is more challenging than ever with restrictions in place. Of course, a phone call or voice note telling them you love them is invaluable, but we've found it hard to show our loved ones just how much we care. So, in lieu of spending time together and being able to hug one another (won't that feel like the greatest gift of all?), we've found 20 thoughtful gifts for friends we think they'll truly cherish.

Whether it's for an important milestone or a much-needed pick-me-up to help get them through some tough times, we've assembled gifts that can safely be sent to their doors or inboxes. These aren't gifts for the sake of gifts; every single one comes complete with sentimental value built-in.

Scroll to see our edit of thoughtful gifts for friends below; we guarantee they'll lift their spirits.

Papier Personalised Stationery Set (£20)

Post them some personalised stationery, and include a note you've written for them to respond to.

Appreciation Project Velvet Jewel Dry Flower Bunch (£55)

The Appreciation Project's bouquets are not only beautiful, but they'll last.

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass by Lana Del Rey (£17)

Soothe the soul with some poetry.

Sézane Coeur Jumper (£105)

Is there anything more comforting than a cosy knit? We can always count on Sézane to create our favourites.

Missoma Engravable Locket Necklace (£169)

Lockets will always make for a thoughtful gift—fill it with a photo of something or someone you know is close to their heart.

Bookblock Custom Gift Box (£0)

Curate the perfect gift box, with everything from chocolate to gin and books to bath salts.

Hotel Magique for Anthropologie Melange Mug (£12)

Ensure they start the day on a bright note with this feel-good mug. Fill it with their favourite tea for extra thoughtfulness.

Bamford B Silent Night-Time Pillow Mist (£20)

If they're having trouble sleeping, send them a bottle of thus pillow mist to help them drift off.

Crème Box of Six Cookies (£22)

Give them the gift of Crème's delectable cookies, wherever in the UK they're based.

Nomad Noé Dreamer in London Cedarwood and Vanilla Candle (£55)

Candles are a failsafe gift option; we love the slogans on Nomad Noé's waxes.

Petalon Fresh Flowers from (£42)

Boutique blooms to their doorstep? These are guaranteed to put a smile on their face.

Oliver Bonas Gold Metal Bath Tray (£35)

If helping them unwind is your priority, elevate their bath game with a chic caddy.

Comme Des Garçons Play Long Sleeve Stripe Cotton T-Shirt (£110)

The double hearts on this Breton stripe present a cute opportunity for a BFF narrative.

Psychic Sisters Chakras Crystals Set (£12)

Send love, strength, and positivity in one with this frugal crystal set.

The Village School Online Masterclasses (£35)

Whether they've always fancied learning to make soap or want to learn how to bake from a GBBO alumn, a virtual masterclass from The Village School makes for a very thoughtful gift.

Anthropologie x Mindset Is Everything Goals Journal (£18)

Help them to manifest their positivity with this pretty mindset journal.

Glossier Hand Cream (£16)

We could all use a nourishing hand cream right now.

Cotton Citizen Shine Bright Wooden Banner Cross Stitch Kit (£19)

Send them feel-good homeware and a hobby in one with this DIY cross-stitch wall-hanging.

Grape & Fig The Postable Platter Kit (£65)

A perfect platter by post? We love this savoury selection from Grape & Fig.

We're Not Really Strangers Card Game (£24)

This card game is designed to bring you closer together—play it on your next Zoom call.

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