20 Beautiful and Meaningful Gifts That Show Friends How Much You Care

The world might feel like it's at a standstill, but life, no matter how irregular it may seem right now, goes on. Birthdays continue to roll around, and special anniversaries are inevitably on the horizon. However, choosing the perfect gift for someone close to you is more challenging than ever with restrictions in place. Of course, a phone call or voice note telling them you love them is invaluable, but we've found it hard to show our loved ones just how much we care. So in lieu of spending time together and being able to hug one another (won't that feel like the greatest gift of all?), we've found 20 thoughtful gifts for friends we think they'll truly cherish. 

Whether it's for an important milestone or a much-needed pick-me-up to help get them through some tough times, we've assembled gifts that can safely be sent to their doors or inboxes. These aren't gifts for the sake of gifts; every single one comes complete with sentimental value built in.

Scroll to see our edit of thoughtful gifts for friends below. We guarantee they'll lift their spirits. 

Post them some personalised stationery and include a note you've written for them to respond to. 

The Appreciation Project's bouquets are not only beautiful, but they'll also last. 

Is there anything more comforting than a cosy knit? We can always count on Sézane to create our favourites. 

Lockets will always make for a thoughtful gift—fill it with a photo of something or someone you know is close to their heart. 

Curate the perfect gift box with everything from chocolate and gin to books and bath salts. 

Ensure they start the day on a bright note with this feel-good mug. Fill it with their favourite tea for extra thoughtfulness. 

If they're having trouble sleeping, send them a bottle of this Pillow Mist to help them drift off. 

Give them the gift of Crème's delectable cookies wherever in the UK they're based. 

Candles are a fail-safe gift option. We love the slogans on Nomad Noé's waxes. 

Boutique blooms to their doorstep? These are guaranteed to put a smile on their face. 

If helping them unwind is your priority, elevate their bath game with a chic caddy. 

The double hearts on this Breton stripe present a cute opportunity for a BFF narrative. 

Send love, strength, and positivity in one with this frugal crystal set. 

Whether they've always fancied learning to make soap or want to learn how to bake from a GBBO alum, a virtual masterclass from The Village School makes for a very thoughtful gift. 

Help them to manifest their positivity with this pretty mindset journal. 

We could all use a nourishing hand cream right now. 

Send them feel-good homeware and a hobby in one with this DIY cross-stitch wall hanging. 

A perfect platter by post? We love this savoury selection from Grape & Fig. 

This card game is designed to bring you closer together—play it on your next Zoom call. 

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