28 Best Friend Gift Ideas, Including Herbal Teas, Chocolate, Handmade Mugs, and Cocktail Ingredients

The very best friend-gifts tend to be the gifts that you’d also like to receive. And if you’re anything like me, 2020 gift ideas are all about treats, relaxation-encouragers, and a little bit more time with nature (or, at least, a house plant or two). Continue reading below for the best gifts for friends whether you’re shopping early for the holidays, seeking birthday gifts, or just missing your pal so much during this time of long-distance friendships that you feel compelled to send a little something out of the blue.

Gifts to Keep Their Green Thumb Going Strong

Even in big cities, the mid-pandemic seed sprint took hold. Neighbors dutifully trotted home from the nursery with bags of soil. Tiny tomato plants peeped through the bars on fire escapes. Every window had an herb garden. Now, after the initial spark of inspiration has died off, I’d imagine many of those gardens are, like mine, suffering a bit, despite the best intentions. Give your best friend something to keep their garden going: a pretty planter, or garden shears and a watering can attractive enough that they won’t be hidden away. If their garden is really beyond help, maybe encourage them to start over with a sleek beginner hydroponic garden from Click and Grow, or a potted herb or two.

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Aromatic Herbs Collection, Set of 3

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Marble Queen Pothos (Pot Included)

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Stainless Steel Watering Can

Teas, Drinks, and Creams to Promote Relaxation

Leave the stand mixers, blenders, and toaster gifts to parents and siblings: As a friend, you get to give the fun stuff. Elements to build a relaxing evening ritual, like good herbal tea, chocolates, a handmade coffee mug from Etsy, and—if you’re feeling really spendy—a very cute kettle, might help tame their pandemic stress. I’ve thrown in my favorite rich hand cream and a golden hand soap packed with natural oils to soothe hands after doing copious dishes and enduring endless post-outing time in the sink. Plus, a favorite scented candle that will make staying home all the time a bit more full of ambiance.

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Organic Nepali Black Tea, 7 Ounces

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Amber Glass Mugs, Set of 2

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Puka Lemon, Ginger, & Manuka Honey Tea, Set of 3

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Grown Alchemist Intensive Hand Cream

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Nest Fragrances Grapefruit-Scented Candle Duo

All Manner of Aperitivi and Cocktail Ingredients (And Some Fun Glasses to Serve Them In)

Good gin and tequila will never make bad gifts—spirits are, in fact, the perfect gift for a friend who has learned to mix drinks at home during this extended period of bar and restaurant closures. Another option? There’s a whole burgeoning world of complex-tasting non-alcoholic cocktail ingredients out there, perfect for a special beverage to unwind post-work, without the booze. And if your friends have broken all of their wine glasses during these months of time at home, give the gift of our product test winners, which are sommelier-approved.

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Haus Apéritif Sampler Set

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Mexican Recycled Luster Double Old Fashioned Glasses

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Mamo Cocktail Glasses, Set of 4

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Colorful Key Holders – An Idea For Handmade Home Decor

There exist a number of things in our daily lives that are so ordinary that they often border along the lines of being underestimated. These are things that we can live without from time to time, or consume and breathe regularly. Yet, as soon as one of them goes missing, it has a severe colossal effect on our lives as we are left wondering how we are going to move on without their presence. A keychain holder is a great case in point; after all, keys are an essential part of our daily existence!

Keys hold access to compartments, stockpiling zones, and workplaces-areas where you are likely to find exceptionally ordered data being stored. Nevertheless, some of them are so small that they can easily get lost and you won't even notice until it is too late. In no uncertain terms, a missing key can have severe ramifications not only at a particular level but on general business operations as a whole. The best way to counter this impending mishap would be to have holders in strategic locations so that you never miss one at crucial moments.

Here are some DIY ideas for colorful holders online that will add an element of grace to your home interior and décor.

DIY Vintage Key Frame

A favorite holder for many, this one resembles a picture in many regards with the keys being the stars amidst this wonderful setting. The best way to make it is with a vintage frame that has small hooks to support the keys. With a few minute's time in hand and some nice hooks and frames, you can easily make it. Hang it up on the wall like a picture and have a key holder support at hand every time you come in or leave home.

Car key magnetic switch plate hooks

This cool magnetic plate hooks makes use of magnets since it has been found that most keys are capable sticking to a magnet. This is placed alongside the light switch to make it a whole lot easier for you. Simply enter the house, flick on the lights, and bring your keys close. The powerful magnet will do the rest for you!

Funky DIY Key Holder

Funky DIY key rack idea won't require much effort to complete. This is set on a simple wooden board with decorative paper glued on to it, making for a very colorful appearance. The best part is that the piece of wood allows you to place an image of your choice on it. Simply print it and glue it on, attach the hooks and a hanger, and never again will you miss your keys while heading out for work.

Lanyard Key Holder

With this, you are assured of something that is going to last ages. It is widely used by a number of people for various purposes. This homemade key holder is something very few readymade products can favorably compare to. All you will need is a few strips of colorful and …

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