I guess everyone agrees when I say life is so much better with the support of good friends. They’re there to cheer us up when times are low, guide us when we’re lost, and laugh with us (or even at us) during fun times.

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When buying a gift for your girl best friend – whether for her birthday, her graduation, for the holidays, or just because you want to – you might want to go for something meaningful instead of buying something impersonal. After all, with a relationship like yours, is a dinner treat enough?

Here are a few thoughtful ideas your best friend will find meaningful.

Personalized mugs

If there’s something your best friend can use anywhere, be it at home or at work, it’s a mug. Grab the opportunity to tell your best friend how you feel about her by personalizing her mug. Everywhere she is, as long as she uses it, she gets reminded of you. The message may not be limited to tear-jerking sentiments alone, you can put a fun phrase, date or name that only the two of you know about.

Canvas photo

If you want to take “preserving memories” up a notch, turn your photo to canvas prints. This is a great idea because you get to turn your favorite snapshot (may it be of yourselves or any other subject) into a long-lasting work of art. With different canvas sizes, your canvas print can be displayed in the living room or in your best friend’s room.

Mixed Cd

Since tape players are no longer available in every household, send your best friend a mixed cd instead! Put songs you and your best friend have loved over the years and listen to it wherever you go. Mixed cds are precious and personal because they can bring you back to certain memories. They are also cheap and can be kept forever.


Are you the artsy type? Then a scrapbook is the best gift to give your best friend. Scrapbooking has become more and more popular these days and is a fun way to show your best friend how much you care. You can start a few pages with your favorite photographs, and let her fill up the next pages. Don’t forget to accessorize every page as well. Get your creative juices flowing!

Something for her favorite hobby

Is she into running? dancing? sewing? collecting stamps? No matter what her favorite pastime is, your best friend will be so happy to see that you care about her what she likes doing. What you have to do is put a personal touch on items related to her hobby. It’s a great idea and she’ll love it for sure.

Something handmade

Handmade gifts are always special because it shows you have invested time, effort and much thought into making something. There are a lot of thoughtful things you can create. Whether it’s an embellished picture frame, a knitted scarf, a friendship band, a purse out of old jeans, your best friend won’t be disappointed because you made it yourself.

We’d like to hear from you! Any other meaningful gift ideas for your best friend?

About the author: Melissa Page is a blogger and a professional writer. Last Christmas, she gave her best friend a canvas print of their graduation picture as a gift. When she’s not busy writing, she’s out bowling with her friends.