You probably know all there is to know about your friends and family – their go-to feel-good shows (hello, Law and Order: SVU), their zodiac signs (Scorpios, wassup), the spoons of sugar they take with their tea, and their most soul-bearing secrets.
But when November hits, and it comes to picking the perfect gift, one that’ll conjure up that semi-teary-eyed, sweet-puppy-dog reaction, you’re completely clueless. Some might even say stumped. It suddenly becomes another Christopher Nolan-like mystery.
But don’t worry. We don’t judge – we know how mind-boggling gift shopping for loved ones is. That’s why we decided to compile a list of the most unique and sentimental gifts that’ll make even the most emotionless person weep. Trust us, these 12 bbs will get you mad props with your fam and besties!
Guaranteed to evoke some strong emotions, this gorgeous hand-painted box will be the most treasured keepsake in your BFF’s closet. Designed with resin, the two figurines are meant to indicate ‘forever true, forever friendship.’
Show your sister how much you appreciate them with these cute ceramic succulent planters. The unique gift is also a home stylist to add some art, color, and vibrancy to your space. And how cool would it look in their home office space?
Ignite their sense with these sentimental candles from Homesick. Their state-and-city-inspired options will remind them of their roots. No matter the distance, the memory picks (like grandma’s kitchen) will really get them in their feelings.
The Gryffindor will get your Harry Potter-obsessed cousin singing your praises all year, and the new home candle will melt your new homeowner bestie’s heart. You name it. Homesick has the candle for all your needs. There are even zodiac sign-inspired options!
Choose a recipe that’s connected to a special memory you and your mom or nana share, and then send the handwritten recipe to Amazon for a personalized keepsake. It’s the most sentimental gift you’ll give your foodie family.
You’ll be a favorite amongst your die-hard music fans when you gift them this gift card – coz gifting them the opportunity to see their favorite artist in concert is as good as it’ll ever get. Okay, maybe a face-to-face meet-up would be top, but this is second in line.
Your bestie has been eyeing the Fenty EDP for months now. But things have been a little tight for her this year. Make her cry with excitement with the brand’s full-size and refillable spray gift set that’s currently going at 25% off.
PSA: It’s a scent as irresistible as the bad gal herself.
How much will your brother or significant other love you when you gift them this incredible man cave wood sign? They might never leave their room again, but they will treasure it for you.
McBride Sisters Sip N Play Gift Set, $80 – mcbridesisters.com
What’s the point of gifting your besties if you’re not going to aim for the top of the friend pyramid? Okay, that’s a joke, but and hear us out.
Show your besties, mama, and sister or your very worthy self how much you love them with this incredible holiday gift basket.
Another sentimental gift for music enthusiasts. When they open up their Spotify app and scan the code, this will start playing their favorite song. So freakin’ cool!
‘Love you to the moon and back’ will take on a whole new meaning when they place this glowing lamp on their bedside table.
The LED moon lamp enables you to change the color of your light from lunar white to warm yellow with a quick tap on the mini touch switch at the bottom. And with an 8-hour battery life, you can use it all night for meditation and sleep training.
Meaningful jewelry always hits the right spots. That’s why everyone and besties had friendship bracelets in the 90s and early aughts.
So why not remind them of your bond by getting them this Swarovski gem? It’s obviously an upgrade to the rubber ones you made while in your junior year.
It might not pass the sentimental gift test, but this will get you and your bae all excited to explore new adventures. The ready-to-hang poster invites you two to step outside your comfort zone and try some cool, out-of-the-box date ideas.
You don’t know how much this adorable pocket hug will mean to your bestie or partner when they’re having a hard time at work or school or whenever they have a bad day. It’s as sentimental a gift as they come.