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Hey! While we’re doing our best to make sure the products we feature will arrive in time for Christmas, shipping times are especially tricky this year and can vary depending on where you live, which product you purchase, and more. Shop early and be sure to double check the retailers’ websites for shipping information to ensure that your gift will arrive in time for the 25th!

1.

A “Why I Miss You” journal to give your best friend who insisted on moving to the other side of the country — they’re gonna need a handwritten reminder that you miss staying in and catching up over red wine and ice cream.

The Why I Miss You notebook


Amazon

This is filled with heartfelt prompts like “Next time we hang out, let’s ___ until we ___” and “We should start a long distance ___ club.” *Weeps.*

Promising review: “These booklets are the best. I bought one for my sister, mother, and two best friends. Each of them cherish this gift and felt it was one of the best gifts they have ever gotten. I must say it is a lot of fun to fill out too. My favorite thing to do was pour a glass of wine, sit in my recliner, and fill out these books while reminiscing about great memories!” —Jennifer

Get it from Amazon for $10.16.

2.

A keychain they can carry around that accurately acknowledges the distance that ~separates~ you and the feeling it elicits. Because if you don’t laugh about it, you’ll cry!

A silver keychain in the shape of the United States with the words "this sucks" engraved on it and two hearts on either side of the map


TheLonelyMoose/Etsy

Get it from The Lonely Moose on Etsy for $16.40.

3.

A handcrafted container filled with a dozen personalized friendship messages, so you can outline every single heartfelt reason why they’re your Ride or Die.

A collection of 12 wooden hearts with different messages on them inside their box with a lid that reads "Jen a dozen reasons why you're my friend"


Uncommon Goods

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40.

4.

A set of two friendship lamps to let your bestie know how much they ~light up your life~.
With a simple tap (and a Wi-Fi connection), these techy gadgets let your friend know that you’re thinking of them — the connected counterpart will instantly illuminate, no matter how far away you are!

Reviewer image of one lamp illuminated with a blue light


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Promising review: “Bought these for my best friend, states away, and I for Christmas. I am absolutely thrilled with them. She adores her light, and it truly makes me feel closer to her when we are so far apart. Everyone should purchase these if they have a loved one who lives a distance away. Such a brilliant design, and amazing idea!!” —Kimberly A Cahill

Get it from Amazon for $170.

5.

Or a set of hi-tech Bluetooth bracelets that work in a similar way and throw the (boring) concept of traditional friendship bracelets out the window. They even vibrate and light up with different colors so you can create codes and send buzzes that have different meanings.

Two hands holding wearing the bluetooth friendship bracelets


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Promising review: “I bought these in December for a close friend of mine and myself and it turned out to be a really amazing gift! I haven’t been able to visit them in over a year now and it helps with that quite a bit makes it just that much more bearable. I’d say it doesn’t feel like a touch, more like a buzz than anything but its unique to feel it in this way. It’s not just the same phone vibration over and over again. It feels very human and feels closer than a text message. Creating little codes or secret patterns is also a really fun thing to do.” —Gabe

Get it from Amazon for $98.

6.

A journal and pen set because *checks calendar* it’s still 2020 and they might need a daily affirmation to remind them they can get through the day, no matter what’s going on in the world.

"Life is beauty full" notebook and pen set


TheFinePrintPaperie

Get it from TheFinePrintPaperie on Etsy for $7.26.

7.

A pack of colorful 0.38-mm-point gel pens for the friend who’s totally crazy about kawaii and SmOoTh penmanship. (And so they can start sending you beautiful handwritten letters, because texting can be so impersonal sometimes!)


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Promising review: “These pens write really well, are super-fine, and pretty adorable. I didn’t think I would like them so much and was worried they would smear really bad (I’m left-handed), but they don’t. The caps stay on nice and tight, easy to stick on the end of the pen while you’re using it and they don’t fall off. Now I just have to make sure people don’t steal them from my desk…” —Laurabear

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.99.


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Promising review: “These pens write really well, are super-fine, and pretty adorable. I didn’t think I would like them so much and was worried they would smear really bad (I’m left-handed), but they don’t. The caps stay on nice and tight, easy to stick on the end of the pen while you’re using it and they don’t fall off. Now I just have to make sure people don’t steal them from my desk…” —Laurabear

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

8.

A necklace that literally signifies the Venn Diagram that is your unique relationship. Because no one understands you two, like you do.


Yellow Owl Workshop

This pendant is gilded in *luminous* 22-karat gold on a soldered 18-karat gold-dipped chain. AND it even comes packaged in a cute little glass vial!

Get it from Yellow Owl Workshop for $26.50.


Yellow Owl Workshop

This pendant is gilded in *luminous* 22-karat gold on a soldered 18-karat gold-dipped chain. AND it even comes packaged in a cute little glass vial!

Get it from Yellow Owl Workshop for $26.50.

9.

A coconut lip scrub to transport them to their dream beach vacay where piña coladas are being served up all day. Travel and accommodations are not guaranteed with the purchase of this scrub, but buttery soft lips sure are!


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This stuff is even vegan and cruelty-free.

Promising review: “My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, Vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working, so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. I have to say that my lips haven’t felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea-size amount, and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. Get this and it will be worth it!! —Shaneil

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.


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This stuff is even vegan and cruelty-free.

Promising review: “My lips have been so extremely chapped for the past few months from biting my lips constantly and from the harsh weather conditions. I would constantly moisturize my lips with whatever I had (lip balms, Vaseline, you name it) and NOTHING was working, so I knew that it was time to start looking into lip scrubs. I have to say that my lips haven’t felt so soft like this in so long. On the container it says to use a pea-size amount, and that really is all you need. A little really goes a long way. Get this and it will be worth it!! —Shaneil

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

10.

A custom map which symbolically depicts that your relationship knows no bounds (even though there might be some physical ones between you).

A framed heart shaped map that says "True friendship knows no distance. Rachel and Ashley"


JourneyPrintShop

Get it from JourneyPrintShop on Etsy for $65+.

11.

A jar of capsule messages because this isn’t 1999 and you’re not Kevin Costner (cc: the film Message in a Bottle), so you’d rather send them a bunch of personal sentiments in outrageously cute tiny caps instead.


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Promising review: “I bought this as a sentimental Christmas gift for my fiancé. He lives in another country and I thought it would be good for him to have a reminder everyday of us. There is just enough space on each slip of paper to write a short message — think fortune cookie paper size. The capsules are cute and easy to open/close. He loves it! Highly recommend!” —Jenny

Get it from Amazon for $10.99


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Promising review: “I bought this as a sentimental Christmas gift for my fiancé. He lives in another country and I thought it would be good for him to have a reminder everyday of us. There is just enough space on each slip of paper to write a short message — think fortune cookie paper size. The capsules are cute and easy to open/close. He loves it! Highly recommend!” —Jenny

Get it from Amazon for $10.99

12.

A complete pack of skincare masks because you can’t remember the last time you had a spa day together. Perhaps you can send this to your best friend along with a note that reads: Virtual pampering session?

A festive box containing eight different masks


Sephora

This perfect gift to treat them and you comes in a limited edition collection of eight head-to-toe products for your face, hair, hands and feet — each composed of 90% and above ingredients from natural origin. So your winter skin will be in heaven while you share the experience with your spa-loving soulmate.

Get it from Sephora for $25.

13.

A heartfelt risograph to act as a reminder that even if you can’t text them that day, they’re never far from your mind.

A risograph with the words "Never not loving you"


Yellow Owl Workshop

Get it from Yellow Owl Workshop for $25.50.

14.

An ~unbearably~ cozy teddy jacket so you can send them something that feels like a warm and cozy hug in the absence of, well, a warm and cozy hug.


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Promising review: “Bought this for our daughter and she loves it! She says it’s like being wrapped in a teddy bear. We are very pleased with our purchase and the quality of this item.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 21 colors).


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Promising review: “Bought this for our daughter and she loves it! She says it’s like being wrapped in a teddy bear. We are very pleased with our purchase and the quality of this item.” —Kindle Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in sizes S–3XL and 21 colors).

15.

A state map pendant necklace to represent that home is where your heart and your house is – because it’s where they’ve spent the last three holidays instead of spending it with their own family.

Three bronze, silver, and gold necklaces with pendants of outlines of different U.S. states with a heart pendant in the middle


TwinkleAmi/Etsy

Get it from TwinkleAmi on Etsy for $28.71.

16.

A collection of “Letters To Open When…” filled with 12 prompts, so you can be there in spirit even when you can’t actually be there to give your BFF a pep talk or reminder of how much you cherish their friendship.

A notebook full of letters to open


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought this book of letters for a dear friend living in another state for her birthday. There are many prompts inside, such as “Open when you need motivation” or “Open when you are making a big decision.” It was a really amazing process to write all of the letters themselves, and what a great concept from the creators, to be able to give words of love and care from a distance, for someone to open in the future when they need it the most.” —Catherine D.

Get it from Amazon for $13.46 or Bookshop (to support local bookstores) for $13.75.

17.

A soy candle to take the place of (or in accompaniment with) the text message you send to one another on the reg. This even comes in festive-friendly scents, think: sugar cookies and mocha mint.

A candle that's labeled "I miss your face"


AtoZCandles/Etsy

Get it from AtoZCandles on Etsy for $12+.

18.

A Scratch The World travel map so even if they’re not traveling right now, they can cross off all the adventures they’ve taken with you.


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Promising review: “As a person with wanderlust, I wanted a way to track my travels that was not just country specific, but could track my road trips within the US too. This map is perfect for that. It’s big and durable…although I would not want to scratch off the gold with anything metal. I use a plastic guitar pick and that is perfect. Underneath the gold is nice details with capital and other topographic features. The seller even gives you suggestions for framing.” —Tracy Geist

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.


amazon.com

Promising review: “As a person with wanderlust, I wanted a way to track my travels that was not just country specific, but could track my road trips within the US too. This map is perfect for that. It’s big and durable…although I would not want to scratch off the gold with anything metal. I use a plastic guitar pick and that is perfect. Underneath the gold is nice details with capital and other topographic features. The seller even gives you suggestions for framing.” —Tracy Geist

Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

19.

A pajama set if you’re missing the Leo to your Aries or the Cancer to your Pisces — this cozy combo will have them prepared the next time you send each other your ~perfectly apt~ daily horoscope.

Model wearing black and white PJ set with the graphic "Our signs align" on the T-shirt


Forever 21

Get it from Forever 21 for $13.49 (available in sizes S–L).

20.

A “Hug This Pillow Until You Can Hug Me” pillowcase because they may have forgotten what it’s like to hug anyone at this point, and will need to get some practice in before they next see you.

A pillow that says "hug this pillow until you can hug me"


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought this pillow as a gift for my long distance relationship. I was both impressed with the packaging and the quality of the pillow. The packaging was beautiful with a unique design. The pillow inside was extremely soft and the colors held up well after the first wash, no bleeding. Also included was a little greeting card, with a motivational message on the front, and an envelope. Overall, this was a wonderful gift and would definitely recommend to anyone!” —Nans

Get it from Amazon for $17.86.

21.

A care package to show your friendship is strong enough to withstand the test of distance and time — even if their ability to keep that gifted succulent alive isn’t.

A care package filled with a planted succulent, candle, and matches with a note that reads "sending you a socially distanced hug"


NaturalSucculents/Etsy

This thoughtful set comes equipped with a vegan soy candle, a cute lil’ succulent planted in a ceramic pot, decorative matches, and a personalized greeting card!

Get it from NaturalSucculents on Etsy for $25.90+

22.

A fan-favorite Carhartt hat so you can get matching beanies for the season and coordinate your winterwear even though you’re thousands of miles apart.


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Promising review: “I bought this in charcoal and lost it on a trip, so I bought the exact color again because I missed it so much. Now I’m back to buy it in more colors. It is thick (because it’s a watch cap) but I wear it year round in Dallas or Chicago, it’s my favorite hat. The fit is snug to the point that I can sling it back without it falling off and it fits over my afro or straight hair the same and doesn’t lose its stretch after washing.” —CE.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 28 colors).


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Promising review: “I bought this in charcoal and lost it on a trip, so I bought the exact color again because I missed it so much. Now I’m back to buy it in more colors. It is thick (because it’s a watch cap) but I wear it year round in Dallas or Chicago, it’s my favorite hat. The fit is snug to the point that I can sling it back without it falling off and it fits over my afro or straight hair the same and doesn’t lose its stretch after washing.” —CE.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 28 colors).

23.

A Tile tracker that’ll give the gift of finding lost items — because you can’t always be there to remind them where their phone, keys, and wallet are.

Tile tracker attached to keys in a dish with money


Tile

Get it from Tile for $17.99 (originally $24.99; and available in these limited edition prints).

24.

A pair of socks that they can wear as a warning to others while they’re binge-watching their favorite show with you over Zoom (as you simultaneously provide live commentary).

Socks that read "please do not disturb...I'm watching The Bachelor" on the base of the foot


Amazon

Promising review: “Ordered these as a gift for two friends who love the bachelor. Nice, thick socks and they loved them! I put them on a bottle of wine with ribbon for a fun gift.” —Kim Seewald

Get them from Amazon for $15.89.

25.

A gorgeous print titled “Long Distance” so they always know no matter what, you’re only just a phone call away.

A print of a glamorous woman holding a dial-up telephone to her ear


Kara Hinson

Get it from Kara Hinson Fine Art for $25.

26.

A personalized 200+ piece jigsaw puzzle since they’re probably going to be spending the better part of the winter inside. This picture perfect activity will allow them to reminisce on the days when you were both living your best dang life.

A complete jigsaw puzzle with a picture of a group of friends printed on it


Zazzle

Get it from Zazzle for $18.95+.

27.

A trinket dish for someone who needs a reminder that your BFF bond is unwavering. Because no matter how many months go by, you’ll never forget their fave foods or pet peeves (like *checks phone* when you leave them unread).

Dish with earrings in it that reads: "A true friendship is a journey without an end"


Amazon

Promising review: “I bought two for my friends and they loved it. The price is modest but the dish itself is made well, not flimsy and very cute. I would recommend it as a gift or just keep it for yourself!” —Stella2065

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

28.

A wall print that perfectly encapsulates their personality, because even though they’re far away, they know you know this rule still *absolutely* stands.

A print that reads "Don't sit on my bed in your outside clothes"


Brownie Points

Get it from Brownie Points for $45.

29.

An enchanting set of fairy lights with photo clips so they can add some sparkle to their new bedroom and be reminded of all your happy memories together.

A girl pinning up pictures to her set of wall hung string lights


Amazon

Promising review: “Wow, these were better than I expected! Everyone who walks in the room notices my lighted display of family pictures right away; and everyone absolutely loves it! Then the question, “Where did you get that?” or “Where did you get that great idea?” Answer: Amazon, and Amazon!! Where I get MANY great ideas! The pics hanging from clothespins was a great idea, but lighted clothespins? Pure genius! The pics show up even at night, and give a nice cheery illumination to the room.” —Lisa J. Rief

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

30.

A literary-themed cocktail kit for the punniest gift you could give if they’re a total bookworm who also enjoys a well-made drink.

Product shot of the packaging, shot glass, stirrers, and tequila mockingbird book


Amazon

Includes bartender’s jigger for measuring liquor, two cocktail stirring sticks, and 48-page recipe book.

Promising review: “I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my secret Santa, who is an English teacher. She loved it! Such a unique idea, with fun recipes and came with a small shot glass.” —Heather

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

31.

And a photo book to document all the years of your friendship from its inception to the present day.

An open picturebook with a picture of friends sitting together with the writing "live love laugh"


Shutterfly

Get it from Shutterfly for $19.99+.

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The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.



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