The 27 Best Friends Gifts To Get Your Ultimate Gal Pal

Because your BFFs deserve the best, you know?


Chandré Davids |

Shopping for loved ones can tricky but this year it doesn’t have to be. Whether they binge-watch 90s sitcoms, have more plants than friends or are your work-wife who just so happens to have a coffee addiction, we’ve got a gift for them. And the best part is, there’s guaranteed to be a gift to suit your pocket.

For the friend whose kids have paws

Your friend has their furry critters all over their Insta and can’t tell you enough about their kids, err, pets latest antics. Bring them the gift of laughter and fetch with an adorable ball that will have both owner and dog smiling from ear to ear. Or a treat for their canine friend will go down swimmingly too and who wouldn’t want a doormat that represents their true feelings.

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Rogz Grinz Ball Treat Dog Toy

R 65

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Wolf & Women Dog Treats Box

R 155

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Cats and Dogs Welcome Doormat

R 350

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For the friend that’s also a colleague

You only see them from Monday to Friday but life wouldn’t be as entertaining without them. Help fuel their coffee addiction with a novelty mug (psst, save and get two for R100). Or help them stick to deadlines with a handy planner and catch up after a rough week with a glass of gin.

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Anytime Mug

R 70

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2020 Hot Date Calendar

R 105

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Gin Tribe Gift Set

R 400

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For the friend who can’t stop watching Friends

They can’t stop saying “pivot, pivot, pivot” when they want you to turn and start every conversation with “how you doin’ ?” They are the Monica to your Rachel and you wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Friends Anytime Mug

R 49

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2020 A5 Friends Weekly Buffalo Diary

R 119

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Round Friends towel

R 262

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For the friend who is obessesed with all things beauty

Their bathroom shelves resemble that of a Dischem store and their 12-step skincare routine makes them late for everything. Tap into their obession with the WH K-beauty starter kit which will give them a taste of the lastest beauty craz. And I’m sure they wouldn’t say no to another eyeshadow pallet or a natural skincare range.

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JT ONE All Eyes On You Eyeshadow Palette

R 80

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Faithful to Nature Beauty Gift Bundle

R 199

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WH K-Beauty Starter Kit

R 350 +courier

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For the friend who has a green thumb

Get the plant person in your life a complementary mug or add to their collection with a new plant that be planted in its own box! And if they’ve always wantd to channel their inner Mr Miyagi, a bonsai tree will surley get them feeling zen.

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Anytime Mug

R 49

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Get Set Grow

R 160

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ACACIA BONSAI GROWING KIT

R 250

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For the friend that’s a Hufflepuff.. or is that Ravenclaw?

Get the Harry Potter fanatic in your life a gift that won’t have you sleeping under the stairs. CottonOn has a magical collection of Harry Potter gifts to help make this holiday season one to rival that of Hogwart’s.

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Harry Potter Anytime Mug

R 49

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Harry Potter Scarf

R 140

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Harry Potter Buffalo Satchel Backpack

R 300

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For the friend who’s trying to ditch her coffee addiction

Give the gift of caffeine minus the coffee-induced anxiety. Whether it’s an infusers to help brew their own fresh tea or a selection of teas that will help them find a favourite.

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EHK Kitchenware Stainless Steel Tea Infuser

R 76

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Sunbird Rooibos Tea Cederberg Foothills Teabags

R 115

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Art of Tea

R 429

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For the friend who is training for a marathon

We all have that friend, the one who is constantly training for a race or trying to drag you to parkruns on the weekend. Help them organise all the medals or find the perfect socks that won’t mess up their running game.

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Running Armband

R 99

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All Terrain Socks

R 190

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She Believed 48 Tier Running Medal Hanger

R 400

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For the friend who could use a chill session

This is the friend who is always busy, they’ve got a million and one projects going on and yet still manage to help you through a break-up. Help them minimise eye bags with a cooling mask or turn their room into a spa with some aromatherapy spary.

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Naturals Beauty Neroli Jasmine Room & Linen Spray

R 66

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Panda cooling eye mask

R 119

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Curve Satin Kimono Gown

R 249

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