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Best Friend Gifts Perfect For Your Sister From Another Mister

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Gifts for Your Soul Sister

She's been there for you through thick, thin, and every consistency in between, right? Naturally, you really want a gift that'll make her smile, laugh, cry, or just generally get all up in her feelings. From hilarious books and customizable items to heartfelt pieces she'll cherish for years, these 20 gift ideas are guaranteed to be a hit.

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Rachel and Monica Best Friend Mugs
Etsy

Rachel and Monica Best Friend Mugs

$23 and up from Etsy
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Is she the Monica to your Rachel (or vice versa)? Don't worry — even if your answer is "Who are these Rachel and Monica people," chances are this Etsy seller has a set of mugs that will make sense to you. The Gayle to your Oprah, for example, or the Tina to your Amy.

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Rustic Sugar Creek Co. Candles
Amazon

Rustic Sugar Creek Co. Candles

$19 from Amazon
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The messages on these candles are what best friendships are made of — heartfelt messages and hilarious inside jokes. If "You're My Person" is a little too corny for you and your best friend, don't worry — others are definitely on the more snarky and NSFW side.

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Good Friends Are Like Stars Necklace
Uncommon Goods

Good Friends Are Like Stars Necklace

$55 from Uncommon Goods
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This heartfelt and chic necklace "alludes to the quiet consistency of friends." It includes a rock crystal, gold vermeil charm, and a pendant that reads: "Good friends are like stars, you don't always see them but you know they are always there."

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The Best Friend Game
Uncommon Goods

The Best Friend Game

$20 from Uncommon Goods
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Are you and your BFF the competitive type? This newlywed-style game will prove which of you knows the other better. Questions range from "What was the most fun we've ever had together?" to "What's my least favorite food?" and "What's my favorite app on my phone?"

Related: Fun Family Games to Keep You Entertained at Home

Social Distancing Gift Box for Friends
Etsy

Social Distancing Gift Box for Friends

$29 from Etsy
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Has 2020 made it hard to see your far-away bestie? If that's the case, she will certainly appreciate this gift set, which includes a number of sweet, cute items that will let her know you've been thinking about her and love her.

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Unbiological Sister Necklace
Etsy

Unbiological Sister Necklace

$18 from Etsy
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Best friends are often called our "soul sisters" — the ones we get to choose, not inherit. This pendant honors the special nature of that relationship and comes in packaging that reads: "Not sisters by blood, but sisters by heart. Thank you for being my unbiological sister."

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'Why You're My Bestie' Gift Journal
Amazon
Mixtape With Custom Cover Art
Amazon

Mixtape With Custom Cover Art

$35 and up from Etsy
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If you and your best friend grew up together in a certain era, you almost certainly used to make each other mixtapes or sang certain songs in the car at the top of your lungs. Revisit that nostalgia with a custom cassette of songs that can also include an old (or newer) photo of the both of you.

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'You Can Wear It Again: a Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses'
Amazon

'You Can Wear It Again: a Celebration of Bridesmaids' Dresses'

$15 from Always Fits
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Sure, you'd gladly walk over broken glass to see your dearest friend get betrothed, but did it have to be in such a hideous dress? This hilarious book pays tribute to the decades of bad bridal fashion that so many of our best friends have roped us into.

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Booze Cakes Cookbook
Amazon
Pixel Lovebox
Lovebox

Pixel Lovebox

$100 from Lovebox
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There are friendship bracelets and lamps galore that communicate across time and space these days, but there's only one Pixel Lovebox. You send a message via an app, and the heart on the box will spin until your best friend opens the lid to view it.

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Polaroid Lab Digital to Analog Photo Printer
Amazon
'Untamed'
Amazon

'Untamed'

$16 from Amazon
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If your BFF could use a heaping dose of positive energy, grab her a copy of "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle, who's been called "the patron saint of female empowerment." Nearly 9,000 Amazon readers have given it 4.7 out of 5 stars, and one reviewer wrote: "By page 16, I’d already sobbed, laughed, sobbed, reconsidered who I am, how I live my life, and what I’m doing next, and cried again."

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Tangerine Orange Baja Thunderbird Blanket
West Path
TheraBox
Cratejoy

TheraBox

$31/month and up from Cratejoy
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TheraBox is a subscription box that reminds your closest friend that you're not only thinking about her but hoping she's taking care of herself, too. Each box includes six to eight "wellness goodies" plus a "happiness activity" that, if you live near each other, you can do together.

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Boho Macrame Magazine Rack
Amazon
Love & Friendship in a Jar
Amazon
'You Make the World a Better Place' Faux Succulent
Natural Life

'You Make the World a Better Place' Faux Succulent

$9 from Natural Life
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Sometimes we all need a little reminder that someone out there appreciates us, and this little guy does the job just fine. Even better, your best friend won't have to remember to water it.

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Long Distance Mug Set
Amazon

Long Distance Mug Set

$21 from Amazon
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Yes, we already included a mug set in this gift guide, but what are best friends for if not chatting with while sipping a hot cuppa (perhaps with a little splash of something extra)? This set is for those BFFs who live far apart — there's no doubt you'll think of each other whenever you use these cups.

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Message Wine Tumbler
Natural Life

Message Wine Tumbler

$26 from Natural Life
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These are not your average wine tumblers. With three to choose from — and messages ranging from, "Thankful. Grateful. Blessed." to "Stay close to people who feel like sunshine" — these wine vessels from Natural Life are as colorful and vibrant as your friendship.

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The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription
The Bouqs Co.

The Bouqs Co. Flower Subscription

$36/month and up from The Bouqs Co.
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What could be better than filling up your BFF's space with gorgeous fresh flowers? Have monthly bouquets sent to her around the themes of farmer's market, classics, roses, or seasonal.

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Personalized Name Necklace
Oak & Luna
The Medium Transport Tote
Madewell

The Medium Transport Tote

$158 from Madewell
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If you'd like to splurge a bit on your bestie, this sumptuous leather tote works with just about any wardrobe, and you can monogram it for her in metallic gold, silver, or eight other colors. Comes in English Saddle and True Black.

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La Chatelaine Deluxe Hand Cream Collection
Amazon
Birchbox Membership
Birchbox

Birchbox Membership

Starting at $45 from Birchbox
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If your friend likes to try new skincare and beauty products, she'll love this subscription box that will deliver five monthly curated product samples to her door. Gift subscriptions start at $45 for three months.

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Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set
Amazon

Fizzy Bath Bomb Gift Set

$26 from Amazon
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Here's one gift that won't fizzle: A set of organic bath bombs in vibrant hues that can make her bath as colorful as it is relaxing. Each bath bomb features different scents and natural ingredients, from lavender and coconut to rose.

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'Wild At Home' Book
Amazon

'Wild at Home'

$13 from Amazon
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If the best friend in question loves plants, this book will make a lovely gift that's sure to inspire her nurturing nature. 

City Tote Bags
West Elm

City Tote Bags

$20 from West Elm
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Does your bestie feel a particular affinity for the big city? She can show her civic pride with one of these canvas tote bags. Designed in Brooklyn by artist Claudia Pearson and manufactured in Michigan, you can choose from over a dozen cities, each with hand-drawn icons and landmarks.

Messy Nest Necklace
Amazon

Bird's Nest Pewter Necklace

$37 from Amazon
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If your BFF is also a mom, she'll love this pewter and blue pearl nest necklace hand-sculpted and cast in the USA. It comes with a 21-inch chain, and the back is engraved with a quote  — "In my garden nature grows, a place for birds to raise their young" — as well as the artist's signature.

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Nesting Bowls
Amazon

Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Nesting Bowls

$32 from Amazon
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This set of Joseph Joseph nesting bowls and measuring cups will help brighten any baking-enthusiast BFF's day and keep her cabinet of baking essentials colorful and organized, too. It includes mixing bowls, a colander, sieve, four measuring cups, and a tablespoon.  

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Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
Amazon

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

$21 from Amazon 
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This highly acclaimed, New York Times bestseller by Samin Nosrat provides less in the way of specific recipes and more in the way of how to manipulate ingredients to achieve the results you are looking for. Nosrat provides a roadmap that will help amateur chefs put delicious dishes together with whatever they have lying around. An added bonus, her lessons in how to think like a chef are accompanied by delightful illustrations from Wendy McNaughton. 

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