Christmas surely is the time for giving and sharing, getting unique, interesting Christmas gifts for friends can be a real challenge. If we’re being truthful, most of us have spent the majority of their resources and time buying great gifts for their family, leaving their friendship circle as a bit of an afterthought. However, not this year. Show your friends what they mean to you with cool yet inexpensive Christmas presents.
Best Christmas Gifts for Friends
1. Umbra Wood Gridart Collage Picture Frame
How perfect is Umbra Wood Gridart Collage Picture Frame for your Instagram obsessed friend? This multi-picture frame will let you create a collage of 16 of their favorite memories. If you want to make the gift even more special, pick out their best photos, print them out, and display on the frame. If your friend is an artist, you can display his best works on this single frame. The frame itself is made of wood and has an excellent glass finish.
2. Blow Out Brush:
Blow Out Brush by Revlon is designed to give voluminous, shiny, smoother, and gorgeous hair in no time. That’s not all, with a little effort, your friend will also learn to make curls with this hair styler. That will save her all the money that she spends in salons on blowdrying and styling. The Blow Out Brush is quite safe to use every now and then, as it has three heat settings, which your friend can adjust as per her liking, plus a cooling option.
3. Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker
Do you know what unlocks the full potential of a coffee? It’s pour over brewing. So if you want your coffee lover friend to have the best experience with his morning cuppa, gift him this Coffee Gator Pour Over Coffee Maker. His taste buds will get a burst of flavor and will leave him energized throughout the day. And it will save his money also as it isn’t a single filter coffee maker, but has stainless steel, mesh filter, which will ensure that every bit of flavor of the coffee ends up on his lips.
4. Knock Knock Why You’re My Bestie Fill in the Love Book
The thing about friends is that even if you’re together for the most time, you might find hard to tell him/her how much they mean to you. So this time, gift your friend this Why You’re My Bestie Fill in the Love Book and let them know what they really mean to you. It’s up to you what you want to make out of this book- sweet, silly or sly. Whatever you make it out to be, it will be the most unique Christmas gift for your friend.
5. Satin Pajama Set
This one’s for those friends who would invest in anything but a fresh pair of a pajama set. And just look at this beauty! Made of satin, this soft pink pajama set has palm leaf prints that’s giving off tropical vibes, making it perfect for summers. We’d suggest you buy one set for yourself as well so that you both can twin at the slumber party.
6. “Life Would Succ Without You” Plant
Every time your friend reads the text on this planter, it will remind him how much you value him and how life is incomplete without him. It’s a tiny, but cute heart-shaped succulent that comes in a 2.5 inches planter. Since it’s a succulent, it wouldn’t even require much of maintenance on your friend’s part. Just let them know that it will grow best in sunlight and should be watered when the soil gets dry.
7. Cookie Cutter Set with Sugar Cookie Free Recipe Printable
You can buy cute cookie jars and stick a printed recipe of cookies to the jar or tag the same using a colorful gift tag.
8. Recipe Book
For all the ladies who love cooking, a great Christmas present for them would be a recipe book with all your favorite recipes!
9. DIY Personalized Christmas Ornaments
So easy and cute as gifts. Write your name, a cute phrase, the year, monogram, etc!
10. Christmas Pillow
Pillows are what everyone uses. So why not add some color to the living rooms by gifting colorful pillows or even abstract covers.
11. Chocolates in a Mug With Holiday Tags
Kids as well as adults love chocolate. If you have too many friends you can save your budget by just adding a few chocolates in a cute mug.
12. DIY Glitter Dipped Christmas Mug
For the ones who love glitter, go for a glitter dipped mug and add some chocolates!
13. Glitter Planters
It is really cute to gift someone a small plant and to make it attractive you can add some glitter to the pots.
14. Nail Polish Gift
With all the glitter all around you, why not gift some more glitter paints to your dearest friends. Also you can attach a Christmas tag!
15. Infinity Scarf
Not only are scarfs good for winters but also they make an awesome fashion accessory. Go colorful!
16. Hand-Dipped Wooden Spoons
Wooden spoons are a great thing to gift and they will look even prettier if dipped in various colors.
17. Snowman Candy Gift Pots
Simple handing over candy is just too cliché. So prepare tiny pots filled with Christmas candy and decorate those using different Christmas themes.
18. Coffee Lover’s Gift Basket
Add two three varieties of coffee, some cookies a nice mug and you have the best gift for a coffee lover!
19. Painted Coasters
Coasters are great if you are looking for cheaper gifting options. They come in various sizes and shapes and can also be customized.
20. Spa In A Jar
Why not surprise someone by changing the ingredients of a jar by adding some spa products in them like a tiny nail paint, mini nail file, and some body lotion.
When you want your friend to know you’re her rock, why not gift her a beautiful rock! There are so many necklace pendants available online to choose from.
22. Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Instant Film Camera
For the Photo Obsessed Friend, the ideal Christmas gift would be this mini camera. It is cute and what better than getting instant photos! Get photos, and get ’em quickly! Also has a party mode. Perfect.
Some of us definitely have the Journaling Friend and an inspiring quote on a journal would surely make them happy.
We all have some friends who are crazy book readers and no matter what the occasion they will always be super excited to get a new book to explore.
25. Tote Bag
Currently in trend and so far the most comfortable bag to carry. You can use it anywhere. Also they are available in many sizes and colors so you get a huge variety to choose the gifts from.
26. Phone Case
People use phone cases nowadays not just to protect their phones but also to showcase their personalities to the world. Use different phrases describing the interests of your friends and it will be the best gift for them.
Bracelets are yet another fashion accessory that won’t go outta trend. You can customize your bracelets according to your friend’s say for e.g. using their initials.
28. Jewelry Cube
Since jewelry is often the most annoying thing to pack, your friends will probably appreciate having a dedicated (and pretty) place to store it all tangle-free.
29. Makeup brushes
To all those ladies who love makeup and are always decked up for all occasions, a new set of makeup brushes would be an ideal gifting option.
30. Wooden Wine Glasses
For the drinking buddy, this will not only be a remarkable gift but also so unique. And, drinking out of wooden wine glasses is just plain awesome.
31. The Ultimate Workout Water Bottle
To that one friend who is trying to get fit, there cannot be a better gift to motivate them than to give them something like this! You can also find dumbbells shaped bottles online.
Candles are the most common gifts but are definitely the best as they work for all age groups. And the best part is you will find cute packs of candles in all stores near you and also online.
33. Soaps And Bath Bombs
To follow the latest trends, bath bombs are the ultimate gifting option. But if you are looking for something cheaper go for handmade soaps, they are pretty and smell amazing.
For the friend who loves accessories, a cute pair of earrings attached to a friendship or holiday board would look amazing.
35. Chocolate Gift Sets
Chocolates are loved by all and so make the ultimate gifting option for Christmas. You can gift your friends a different variety of chocolates like white, milk, dark, liquor, etc. according to preferences.
36. Better Together Print
A Christmas gift like this will definitely bring happy tears to your friend’s eyes. This print, featuring sparkling pumps and rose defines the strong bond you share with your BFF in the best way possible. And in case you don’t know, you can completely customize the hair color, skin tone, and even clothes of this print. And please note, the seller can make the portrait for just 2 people i.e. you and your BFF. No third wheel!
37. Coffee Table Book
Since Humans of New York is a bestseller among people from all across the globe, how about presenting it to your friend this Christmas. Brandon Station, the photographer, and the compiler have done an excellent job at showcasing the different sides of New York, and even America through its people. All of these resulted in the vibrant blog, which is now available as a paperback book under the name “Humans of New York”. We think it’s a must-buy, not just for a coffee table book, but in general.
38. Custom Face Socks
Make Christmas a lot merrier for your friend by gifting him Custom face socks. Select the socks in your friend’s favorite color and send in the photo you want to be on the socks; the funnier, the better. If you want, you can even put more than one face on the socks and we think that would be hilarious. Trust us, this seller is capable of everything.
39. Bluetooth Beanie
Show your friend how much you care by giving him this Bluetooth Beanie. It’s a knitted Bluetooth beanie that won’t just keep him warm and cozy, but will also keep him connected. You’ll be surprised to know that this beanie also has a built-in mic to make and receive calls in the true hands free style. The battery backup is also quite good. It provides up to 8 hours of playtime and has a dedicated music control panel as well.
40. Sequin Best Friend Pillow
This one’s along the lines of “Better Together Print”, but is even cooler. It’s a custom made, sequins pillow that reveals a print featuring the close friendship that you both share when you swipe. As they say, the most precious things should be kept under wraps. Just like the print, you can customize everything, such as clothes, skin tone, hair, and even the drink. Just make sure to get one for yourself as well.
41. Essential Oil Diffuser
Fill your friend’s house or workplace with tranquility with this Essential Oil Diffuser. And it’s isn’t your regular Essential Oil Diffuser. With its ultrasonic technology, this diffuser provides a smooth mist and pleasant aroma to give a calm and relaxing environment. The humidity from the diffuser will keep the skin and lips moist and will even help him/her breathe better in winters. Just add a few drops of essential oil to keep bad odor at bay.
42. Monthly Wine Subscription
We quite love the concept of sending a fresh and different bottle of wine every month. It’s like getting a Christmas gift all year long. You are free to handpick the wines for your friends and winc.com has a large variety to cater to every taste bud. You have red, white, and rose varieties of wine from different brands. Just pick what you think your friend would like the most and get it sent right to his doorstep.
43. Cheese Board
Nothing pairs better than wine and cheese, right? But when you present the slices of French Vacherin, English Cheddar, Gouda, and Italian Ricotta on a cheese board, the taste amplifies on its own. We’ve selected this wonderful and modern looking bamboo Cheeseboard that can hold not just cheese, but also nuts, olives, crackers, and everything you want. There’s also a hidden drawer to hold four cheese knives. Simply perfect for entertaining guests at Christmas.
44. Weighted Blanket
A weighted blanket as a Christmas gift is more thoughtful than you can imagine. A cozy and heavy blanket relaxes the body and makes you feel that you’re held or hugged, thereby making one sleep faster. This particular blanket is really good as it has a 7-layer system that molds with the body shape to provide the soundest sleep possible. Plus, it’s filled with glass beads more than fiberfill, which gives better temperature control.
45. ‘Sisters by Heart’ Cuff Bangle
With time, close friends turn into sister and this gold-plated stainless steel bangle conveys this sentiment in the best way possible. It has a beautiful wording engraved on it “Not sisters by blood, but sisters by heart”, which will inspire her in the best way possible. The bangle in itself is really good quality and even the engraving has been done in a very neat way.
46. Walnut Thumb Bookmark
How perfect is this Walnut Thumb Bookmark for the bibliophile friend? While we all enjoy reading books, it does irk when the hands and fingers get tired of holding the pages of the book. This unique thumb bookmark will keep the pages in their place and book wide open with just one hand, or should we say one thumb. So now, he can read the book freehand while standing, sitting, or even lying down. And if you want, you can even get in engraved.
47. Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit
This Bagel & Cream Cheese Making Kit is for the friend who’s simply obsessed with this standard New York breakfast. This DIY kit consists of ingredients of two of the most popular varieties of bagels- Cinnamon Raisin and Everything Bagel. The kit contains basic ingredients and equipment required for making bagels, such as bagel-making mix, cheesecloth, malt syrup, spice mix, baking yeast, and an easy to follow instruction booklet.
48. 90’s Mistaken Lyrics Coasters
For those whose heart yearns for Crystal Pepsi will be delighted to receive these 90’s Mistaken Lyrics Coasters. As you can guess from the name, these coasters feature mistaken lyrics of various songs of yesteryears. The quality of the coasters is also excellent. They are made of cork, yet look extremely sturdy. Since they are made of natural material, each coaster is different from another, which adds to its beauty.
49. Birth Month Flower Grow Kit
A classic bouquet is a safe option. But if you want to give something different, unique, and customized to your friend, gift him/her this Birth Month Flower Grow Kit. Select the birth flower of your friend and she’ll feel nothing but grateful and joyous seeing it grow in front of her eyes. And it isn’t a readymade flower planter. She has to plant the flower herself with all the stuff provided in the kit and that’s precisely what makes this gift even more special. When the garden has finished blooming, she can use the glass bottle as a vase. Lovely, isn’t it?
50. Jewel-Tone Birth Month Dish
How uncommon and gorgeous would be this Jewel-Tone Birth Month Dish as a Christmas gift for friends? These geode-like dishes with crackled glass centers are so beautiful that your friend might feel scared to use it, thinking that he/she might spoil it. These handmade dishes are available for all 12 Zodiac signs, and all 12 carry a different color scheme. If your friend isn’t much into astrology, you can pick one in a color that she’s likely to love it. Either way, it’s an excellent gifting option.
51. 47 GoPro HERO5
As they say, and rightly so, GoPro or just don’t go at all. This extremely popular and handy camera can now take 4k videos and 12 MP, high-quality photos in 3 different modes, namely burst, single, and time-lapse. GoPro HERO5 isn’t just an improvement in resolution and features. It’s also waterproof, so your friend can even take this camera to the beach, pool, and even for underwater shots.
52. Oggi Bartender Set:
If your friend is on his way to becoming one of the best bartenders in the world, give him this wonderful looking Bartender Set by Oggi. This set won’t just make a beautiful addition to his home bar, but will also help him polish his skills. He’ll even get the chance to entertain his guests with his awesome skills while preparing the drink of their choice. The set includes a double jigger, cocktail shaker, an ice strainer, and a stir stick.
53. Red Rock Outdoor Gear Mess Kit
Red Rock Outdoor Gear Mess Kit is a must-have for campers and travelers, making it a practical gift for outdoorsy friends. This compact kit comes with a spoon, fork, knife, a spice shaker, a small and large bowl, a plate, and even a cutting board. Cleaning and storage is also a breeze with this kit.
These are all inexpensive gifts for Christmas and some are really simple DIY projects. But they are all adorable and sure to be loved by their recipients! Hope this article helps you find the best gift for your friends this Christmas. Happy holidays!