There’s buying a birthday gift, and then there’s buying a birthday gift for your best friend. You and your best friend know each other better than anyone else on Earth, so there’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect gift. When it comes to picking out the right best friends’ gifts for their special day, it’s less about how much money you spend and more about finding something that you know they’ll love and enjoy.
When looking for the best gift, Birthdate Co. has a few ideas in mind. Here are a few of our favorite birthday gift suggestions that any best friend would love to unwrap.
Best Friend Jewelry
Gone are the days that you had to head to the mall and find some cheaply made trinket to show your BFF how much you care. While we still feel nostalgia towards those best friend necklaces and bracelets, where each person gets a half, there are plenty of more modern ways to physically wear your love for your bestie with you no matter where you two go.
One of our favorite ways to do that is to get a necklace customized with both your and your best friend’s astrological signs. You can put your sign on one side and have your bestie’s stamped on the other. That way, you can keep them close to your heart in a way that honors not only your bond but also their love for astrology. You can get these done with astrological symbols or constellations, which are even more unique.
There are also similar options for anklets or bracelets if you’re buying best friend gifts for someone who isn’t the fondest of necklaces. They come in a variety of different metals and colors, so pay attention to the type of jewelry they tend to wear and go from there.
If the idea of jewelry doesn’t sound like something your best friend would love, you can take it one step further and get matching, astrological tattoos! Talk about celebrating your bond as friends in a way that is permanent.
Personalized Wine Tumblers
If you’re lucky enough to have your best friend live close to you, you probably spend plenty of time with them (especially on the weekends). How many of those weekends include a nice bottle of rosé, sitting on the porch, just talking about life? It’s one of the best ways to decompress after a long week.
Great best friend gifts take into account not just your bond but also the things that you love to do together. To celebrate your bond and the time you spend together, why not take your wine game up a level with personalized wine tumblers for you and your friend? You can have them etched with your names and astrological symbols, either one glass with each of your zodiac information or both signs and names on each. That way, the next time you raise a glass to your friendship, you can do it in style. Just don’t forget to bring a few bottles of wine with you, to really celebrate their birthday the right way.
Personalized Coffee Mugs
If you or your bestie doesn’t drink alcohol, but you still want to do something similar to the personalized wine tumblers, why not do the same thing but with coffee mugs? Coffee can really bring people together, plus research has shown that it can even be good for you to drink! Gifting best friend gifts that are meant to celebrate your bond and keep your BFF around for as long as possible really is the gift that keeps on giving.
You can not only get coffee mugs customized with your bestie’s astrological sign but also with literally anything you can imagine. Is there a saying that reminds you of your friendship or an inside joke that’s important to you? Get it on the mug! They’ll love it, almost as much as they love you.
A Spa Day
No matter what your astrological sign, who doesn’t love some “me” time? Focusing on self-care is important and even more exciting when you can do it with your best friend. The best part about planning a spa day getaway is that you can leave things fairly open-ended, just in case you’re not quite sure what types of services they may want to have done.
As a general rule of thumb, you can plan your services around your astrological sign’s element. Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces) may love float therapy or just relaxing in the hot top. Earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) could be into clay treatments. If you or your bestie is an Air sign (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius), consider chromotherapy. And for Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius), hot stone massages may be just the thing.
While you’re there, why not get a “couple’s massage”? Massage is excellent for both your body and your spirit, and you’ll both be able to leave feeling far more relaxed than when you went in. You both deserve it, after all, and you’re probably far more likely to follow through with self-care if you have someone else there to support you.
Don’t feel guilty about taking time for yourself, even if you have a partner or children. You’ll only be a far better person when you make sure that you’re feeling balanced on the inside. Remember that when you have to talk your best friend into it, too. That’s what best friends are for, after all, inspiring each other to be their best selves.
A Birthdate Book
For best friend gifts that also give them the ability to understand themselves better, why not dive deep with a Birthdate book? Each book is custom-made on-demand with your BFF’s specific birthday (including the time that they were born). Taking aesthetics into mind, this book fits on a coffee table or maybe featured on a bookshelf. It is filled with more than 70 pages of individualized insight into your best friend’s personality.
Books like these take into account something known in astrology as a natal chart. The reason that it’s necessary to have your bestie’s exact time of birth is because professionals look at the position of all of the important astrological elements - the sun, the moon, each planet, and certain astral bodies - and the moment they were born.
Even a few minutes, one way or another, can make a difference on a wide variety of different components of the personality… how they react to stress, how social they are, the types of people that they are attracted to, etc. Gifts like these are great, not only as best friend gifts, but also to help you understand your best friend on a whole other level.
An Appointment With A Psychic
While this may not be for everyone, but if your bestie loves the idea of seeing a psychic and hasn’t been able to spend the money themselves, why not make a day out of it?
There are plenty of different ways that you can help your best friend make their dreams come true. You can give them a gift card so that they can go by themselves, or you can show your support by going with them. You can even have your own appointment!
You may be shocked at the level of insight that they can give you, and this may be your sign that you need that to progress in your life. Tarot readers, palm readers, numerologists… just pay attention to what your best friend is into and then take the leap!
Regardless of what happens, it’s nearly guaranteed to be a day that neither of you will forget. It may even be able to inspire you to look into reading tarot yourself so that you can help produce the same level of insight on your own at home. You can even learn together over a glass of coffee or wine and strengthen your bond even more. Your friendship may very well be strengthened by this greater insight into each other.
Great Gifts for Great Friends
Birthdate Co. loves to see close relationships between friends, and we know how important the title of best friend is to bestow! If you have a bestie who is about to have a birthday, this list has hopefully at least inspired you to have a better idea about what you want to get them.
Remember, it’s not the amount you spend but how much thought you put into it. Including their love for the zodiac in any gift you get shows just how much you care and how much you listen to what’s important to them, too. After all, would you be besties if you didn’t?
We combined astrology, numerology, and tarot to create 365 beautiful candles — one for every birthdate. Each candle and has a fragrance carefully designed to enliven your spirit.