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Delightful DIY Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend

A best friend is a person who means the world to you. Sometimes, you want to give them something special, and what is more special than a handmade gift from the heart?

One of my best friends is having her birthday in a few days and I am wanting to come up with something special and memorable for her.

As I work on her gift I am using the internet to help me come up with ideas. I thought I would share with you all of my best finds.

DIY Friend Gift Ideas

1. Friends Picture Collage

Picture uploaded on Pinterest by Chelsea Bell

I’m digging this picture frame and think it would be such a fun way to memorialize a friendship or relationship that has blossomed through the years.

2. Chill Pills

Original idea found on Scripture Gift’s Etsy Site

This idea would be cute to give to a friend who works in the office with you and understands the stress level of your work environment.

It would also be good for a friend whom you know has a stressful job, even if you can’t empathize with them.

3. Matchbox Camera

This is such a fun idea! Simply color a matchbox black, add the white parts and fill the inside with prompt cards for taking photographs.

To get the full tutorial, head over to Magical Day Dream.

4. Remind Them Why

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Ortiz on Pinterest

This is a great thing to do for the friend that gets stressed out super easy.

I did something similar when I was in eighth grade. I bought a notebook and had my mother’s friends write a letter telling her what she meant to them.

Sometimes it’s the reminder that you mean something that makes the biggest impression!

5. Study Care Package

The story along with the picture: Fatima‘s sister graduated from law school and she made this kit to help her prepare for the bar.

My best friend is a teacher and we need many of the same things! This would be a great care package to liven up a best friend, or sister’s, day!

6. Keep a Notebook

Photo courtesy of Gift Ideas

One of my best friends and I did this when we were in high school. I gave the book to her but remember we wrote in it back and forth all the time. We talked about boys mostly – at the time it was this cute boy from work. Now cute boy from work is my husband.

I wish I could get my hands on that book now!

7. Remember When…

Photo Courtesy of Laura Jane (site no longer available)

‘Open when’ letters are nice to have around when you know your best friend could be going through some heavy emotions. It could work especially well when you move away from them, temporarily or permanently.  Just a nice reminder that somebody cares, like much of these other items.

8. Smile

Photo Courtesy of Under the Blossom Tree‘s Etsy Site

The perfect gift to put at a place of employment or beside your friend’s bed. It’s short and sweet – plus it reminds them that they are stuck with you!

9. Cozy

Have a friend that loves coffee? Check out how to make these cute animal cozies. It will be loved by everyone!

Even better is that once you master these sweet animals you can make some a little different each time.

See for yourself at Lia Griffith.

10. Coconut Oil Bath Melts

We all need to get clean and being able to do so with good smelling soap is very nice. Knowing that someone made that soap with you in mind makes it that much sweeter.

If you have a friend who likes the smell of citus, this coconut oil bath melt would be perfect for them to wind down after a long day. Thanks, Paleo Hacks!

11. Spaghetti Dinner

Original Picture Website Shut Down

Companies such as Hello Fresh have become popular by making dinners at home easier. You could do the same for your friend by making a basket full of a complete dinner such as this spaghetti dinner.

Wrap it in something they can use for the dinner and you are set to go!

12. Throw Pillows

If you have a Cricut machine, there are many different ways you can make gifts for your friends. One way is to make a throw for their home.

Keep with the theme of their house and you are sure to have a winner. For more tips on how to do this with your Cricut, check out Dukes & Duchesses.

13. Coffee Lovers

DIY Inspired came up with this gift and, as a coffee lover myself, I got super excited to see it.

Maybe instant coffee is not the way to go with your friend but custom tailor this to meet their needs. Do they have an espresso maker? A favorite type of coffee? See what works best for them.

14. Monogrammed Tumbler

As I said before, if you have a Cricut you are set to go. This is another great gift that you can make with the Cricut machines.

Just purchase a cup and add the monogram or whatever design you want for your cup to your machine and you are ready.

Naturally it’s not quite that simple but pretty close – see the full tutorial over at This & That.

15. Surprise them

Photo Uploaded to Pinterest by Misty McCartney

No matter if you do this in a bedroom or the main doorway, when nobody expects it, this is a perfect way to say “You are my best friend and I am thinking of you on your special day”.

16. Gift of Organization

I hope people are out there like me. You know, the types of people who have a phone charger in their house, their car, and at their work so that way they always have one with them.

If your friend is the same way, making this holder might be a great way to keep them in check. Instead of digging in their purse for a wire only to find the wrong one- it is all in one!

Now your thinking you need to make more than one, huh? The details are over at Brit + Co.

17. Pom-Pom Book Marks

Pom-Pom bookmarks are cute and a great idea for a friend who loves to read. As a matter of fact, I plan to make these for a friend who enjoys reading!

It’s as if the light bulb just went off in my head, I couldn’t think of what to make her before this, but now I know!

Find the tutorial over at Design Mom.

Conclusion to DIY Friend Gift Ideas

With each of these ideas it is important to remember what your friend enjoys and the memories that you all have together.

Just because it’s DIY doesn’t mean it has to be cheap – as a matter of fact it can be just the opposite, this could be something special and high quality that is made especially for them.

Get out there and get crafting. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.