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15 “Thinking of You” Gifts That Will Put a Smile on Your BFF’s Face

Whether your friend lives far away or the pandemic is making in-person hangouts difficult, "thinking of you" gifts will let her know she's loved.

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thinking of you gifts Fotini Tikkou Visage Mugvia anthropologie.com

Fontini Tikkou Visage Mug

If you can’t spend tea times and coffee dates with your best friend, these friendly mugs can send some cheer in your place. Each has its own quirky personality, from a peaceful floral pattern to a sassy cheetah printed mug.

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thinking of you gifts Pretend This Card Is A Hugvia HooplaLove/etsy.com

Pretend Hug Card

Sometimes, the best gift is just a small gesture showing you care. This $5 card says it all, but we’re sure your BFF would appreciate it if you filled it with some kind words of your own.

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Cat Ceramic Measuring Spoonsvia worldmarket.com

Cat Ceramic Measuring Spoons

Whether your friend is a cat lover or an avid baker—or both—she’s sure to appreciate this cute set of measuring spoons. They’ll bring a smile to her face every time she pulls them out of the drawer.

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Murder Most Puzzling Bookvia uncommongoods.com

Murder Mystery Puzzle Book

If you and your bestie usually spend your time discussing the latest true crime podcast, send her a puzzle book that’ll make her feel like she’s part of the action. This one is gorgeously illustrated, with 20 cases to solve.

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White Robe thinking of you giftsvia target.com

Cozy Robe

Even if spa days are currently out of the question, you can make your best friend feel pampered with the help of this ultra-cozy, plush robe. We like that it comes in a wide range of sizes, from XS-4X.

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Stemless Wine Glass

Wine nights just aren’t the same without your BFF, but sipping out of matching wine glasses over FaceTime feels almost like the real thing. This stemless wine glass can be customized with each of your states, plus a favorite color.

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Lsw Mind Notesvia LSWLondon/etsy.com

LSW Mind Notes Notebook

This isn’t just an incredibly chic notebook she can display in her home office, but it’s also a functional daily mindfulness practice. “I bought one for my friend and myself,” one Etsy reviewer wrote. “They are literally perfect.”

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Nashville Candlevia homesick.com

Homesick Candle

Reminisce about past girls trips—and get inspired to book some more—by sending her a candle that’s designed to smell like a specific location. This brand makes scents inspired by over 100 states, cities and countries.

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1 Step Gel Manicure Kitvia ulta.com

Gel Manicure Kit

If your bestie can’t get a mani and pedi at the salon, the next best thing is this all-in-one gel manicure kit. It produces shiny, long-lasting nails with an LED lamp that’s space-efficient.

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Golden Girls Trivia Deckvia amazon.com

The Golden Girls: Trivia and Episode Guide

Emulate the ultimate girl gang by binging The Golden Girls together over Zoom. This pack includes an episode guide for while you’re watching, plus trivia to test yourself afterwards. You might want to grab one for yourself, too.

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Made With Love Rolling Pinvia anthropologie.com

“Made With Love” Rolling Pin

Your favorite baker is sure to adore this sweet rolling pin, adorned with words of love from multiple languages. It’s perfect for cookie dough or a pie crust, and if she shares her baked goods with friends and family, it’ll just spread the love.

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Indoor Desert Grow Kitvia uncommongoods.com

Indoor Desert Grow Kit

These days, it seems like everyone has a friend who’s super into houseplants. If your best friend has a green thumb, she’ll enjoy this kit which gives her the ability to grow her own cactus or aloe from scratch.

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Bearpaw Womens Loki Slippersvia target.com

Bearpaw Women’s Loki Slippers

Slippers are one of the few gifts that can both look cute and serve a genuine purpose. For your friend who always keeps an extra cardigan near her desk, these cozy faux fur slippers are a thoughtful gift.

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A Year Of Connectionsvia uncommongoods.com

A Year of Connection

Whether you send your friend this pack of 52 letters or keep them for yourself to send to her, they’re a fun, old-school way to keep your friendship thriving, because sometimes a text isn’t enough.

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thinking of you gifts Glamglow Glow Essentials Mask Setvia sephora.com

Glamglow Glow Essentials Mask Set

Gift your friend a few moments of self-care with these Instagram-worthy mask treatments. Each holds a different purpose, from moisturizing to detoxifying to firming. Plus, a mini bottle of tinted moisturizer will help her glow.

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Megan Mowery
Megan is a freelance writer based in Des Moines. You can usually find her shopping at the farmers market, reading a book or scrolling through Instagram.

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