It's International Friends Day! Time To Treat Your BFF
As International Friendship Day draws closer, it’s time to grab your best friend and tell them what they mean to you/just how fabulous they really are. But if words aren’t your thing then stop right there, because we have created the gift list of dreams. In fact, if any of our friends are reading this, then we would love each and every one of the items below. Please.
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9" Carnival Light, £21, www.rocketandrye.co.ukWhether you buy their initial or their whole name, these carnival lights will brighten up and add a touch of cool to any house. They look great wall mounted or propped up by the skirting board.
Customised Colourful Cookies, £24, www.beesbakery.co.ukThese personalised colour popping cookies are not only delicious but are also highly Instagramable and will earn your best friend more Likes than he/she knows what to do with.
Customised Pet Portraits, £45, www.lostwren.comIf your friend has a pet then what better to give them than a super cute portrait of their dog/cat/fish? Just email over a photo or two of the animal in question and Betty of Lost Wren will sketch up a storm. You will win brownie points for life. Trust us on this one.
Martin Parr, £29.95,http://uk.phaidon.comRevelations Diane Arbus, £60, www.randomhouse.co.ukSnapshots of Dangerous Women, £15.95 Rizzoli via www.waterstones.comThese photography tomes are a must-have for every home. If your friend doesn’t already own any/all of these then it's your duty to help.
Custom Instagram Photo Collage iPhone 6 Case, £99.95, www.Zazzle.co.ukIs your best friend Instagram obsessed? Treat them to this case and they can keep snapping/posting/stalking without any fear of their battery dying. And even better, you can personalise it with their fave Instagram shots for inspiration.
Stacking initial rings, £29, www.mercimamanboutique.comWe are slightly obsessed with these stacking rings and wish we had more fingers, just so we could have our entire names spelt out. For now, our BFF’s initials will do nicely.
Polaroid-Style prints, £14.99 for 24 prints, www.photobox.co.ukFor the friend who has everything, treat them to these recently launched Polaroid-style prints of their best Instagram shots. They will look super cool either pinned up in a grid, or in a collage or even displayed individually in frames.
Personalised chocolates, £14.50 and £8.25 www.morsetoad.comFind it hard to express yourself? Spell out exactly how you feel with these cute (and tasty) personalised chocolates from Morse Toad.
Engraved Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne, £85 plus £15 for engraving, www.jomalone.co.ukYour beauty-obsessed friend will love this woody beachy scent and will think of you everyday when she sees her name prettily engraved on the bottle.
http://www.pineappleretro.co.ukThe beauty of giving vintage is that there is absolutely no danger of your friend receiving the same gift twice. Here are some of our faves:Clockwise from top left:Taunton Vale orange flower power design large tray, £20Vintage 1950s Bambi wooden letter rack, £12.001976 Vintage unused Calendar Tea towel, £81960s Birdie couple chopping board £8Pony large beer mat, £71970s fabric Large feather floor cushion £501970s West German apple sauce pot, £18Alfred Meakin covered Wagon platter, £251960s blue and yellow flower folding beach mat, £20Lemon shaped novelty radio 1970s. £20JIVERS tea plate Tunstall/Alfred Meakin, £15Rare 1970s plastic strawberry ice bucket, £40
Flamingo Correspondence Cards, £26, www.smythson.comWhat do you get if you cross chic stationery and flamingos? These perfect notecards that will thrill any stationery connoisseur. Just remind your BFF to pop one in the post to thank you for your superb choice of gift.
Personalised 4GB USB Key, £24.99, www.gettingpersonal.co.ukFor the friend who has everything, you can’t go wrong with something as useful as this personalised USB stick. And as an added bonus, why not pop on your favourite tracks and photos as a surprise for the first time they plug it in.
Icons of Women's Style, £19.95, www.laurenceking.com,Another Man: Men's Style Stories, £45, Rizzoli via www.waterstones.comDesigners On Instagram #Fashion, , £12.99, http://abramsandchronicle.co.ukTreat your fashion and beauty obsessed friend to one of these stylish tomes and they will love you forever.
The Connaught Candle by Roja Parfums, £85, www.the-connaught.co.ukIf your budget won’t quite stretch to send your best friend for a night away at a luxe hotel, then this bespoke candle created by master perfumer, Roja Dove, will be the next best thing. It was created to capture the spirit and magic of Mayfair hotel, The Connaught and will keep her home smelling as luxurious and sophisticated as the hotel itself.
Cactus Margarita Gift Box, £38.50, www.bespokebarware.comWe can’t get enough of the humble cactus at the moment and these cocktail glasses are no exception. Not only are they super cool, but we reckon it would be kinda rude if your friend didn’t regularly make you Margheritas to thank you for such a brilliant gift. It’s win win.
Happy Box, www.happyboxlondon.comEveryone in the entire world loves receiving a parcel. And when that’s a Happy Box, full of treats you have chosen just for them, you can’t go wrong. Trust us, We’ve tried it. Frangipani & Orange Blossom Soap £10Ladies Grey Cashmere Socks £30Silver Scented Pomander with Tassel, £18.00Juniper Sling Bath and Shower Gel £25Mini Moet et Chandon Champagne £19.95
Lino Print Letters by James Brown, £55, www.thecalmgallery.comTreat your friend to one of these limited edition lino prints – they look cool hung as a single initial or you could really splash out and spell out their name.
NYT. 36 Hours. World, £79.99, www.taschen.comKate Spade New York: Places To Go, People To See, £25, http://abramsandchronicle.co.ukCool Japan Guide, £12.99, Tuttle via www.amazon.co.ukDoes your best friend have a huge case of wanderlust? Then give them some inspiration for their next trip with one of these super cool visual travel guides.
Large Canvas Pouch, £18, www.alphabetbags.comIs your best friend super hot? Of course she is! Well let her makeup bag do the talking every single day.
COS Serpentine Back Pack, £89, www.cosstores.com/gb/Treat your fashion-obsessed mate to this on-trend rucksack and feel super charitable as 100% of proceeds go towards the Serpentine Gallery.
Galaxy Dome, £114.99, www.headsprung.co.ukDoes your best friend deserve all the stars in the sky? Now they can have them (almost). These gorgeous Galaxy Domes may push the budget, but they are the cutest table lamps we have seen.