It’s always nice to be told that you’re appreciated. You know how much you love that feeling, so why not make sure that your friends know they’re appreciated?
Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday or just a random day of the week, these gifts are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. The best part is that you can whip them up in a flash, with relatively no time or money. What an easy way to show your love!
1. Instagram Cards
2. Yarn Pom Pom Letters
Everyone loves some fun room decor! Spell out your bestie’s name, her intials or Greek letters with these fun pom poms.
3. Printed Candles
Print your best friend’s favorite inspirational quote or celeb on a candle that she can burn, baby, burn! You can really put anything you want on these adorable candles.
4. Watercolor Cards
Making these cards will take you back to your kindergarten days! Use white crayon and then water color over it to reveal your ~*hidden*~ message.
5. Photo Star
Create a star lantern out of photos of you and your bestie—it’s sure to light up her life!
6. Keyboard Art
Don’t let an old keyboard clog up a landfill. Take it apart, and create the cutest photo frame ever; all you have to do is add your message of appreciation! Don’t feel obligated to make it a keyboard pun, either.
7. Instagram Calendar
Use a photo of you and your BFF for each month and pencil in girls nights, your friendaversary and other important dates. Feel free to also write messages of encouragement and love throughout.
8. Balloon Room
Each of these balloons is attached to a photo. Just write a memory or affirmation on the back of the photos and surprise your bestie.
9. Comfy Pillow
Make sure your best friend always has a snuggly place to lay her head with this Doris Day-inspired pillow.
10. Goodie Jar
You can use this goodie jar to “teal” your bestie any message that your heart desires—be it “Thanks,” “I love you” or even “Congrats!”
11. Bestie Scrapbook
Head to your local craft store to pick up some materials, and spend an afternoon making a gift that will probably make your bestie cry. A scrapbook is the perfect way to preserve fun photos and memories.
12. The Happy Jar
Fill out little notes full of loving affirmations, funny drawings or inside jokes—anything that would make your friend happy!
13. “52 Things I Love About You” Cards
We love this card deck! You could also do “52 Times You Made Me Laugh”or “52 Inside Jokes.”
14. Photo Collage Letter
Modge podge some photos onto a wooden letter—the first letter of your friend’s name—and write a loving letter to her on the back.
15. Bestie Bucket List
Make a bestie bucket list for your summer together, upcoming vacation or your remaining time in college. So many possibilities!