Here at thortful, we believe that there are few things more valuable than friendship. And after an entire year without a cuddle from our friends and only seeing their faces through a computer screen, we think that Best Friends Day is more important this year than ever before.
Best Friends Day is celebrated on June 8th, and given that almost all of the restrictions in the UK will be lifted by that point, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to showing your bestie just how much they mean to you.
A day all about telling your best friend just how special they are, Best Friends Day is the perfect time to celebrate your friendship, lock in some much-needed quality time, and let your bestie know that they are loved and appreciated. In honour of Best Friends Day, one of the most exciting and underrated days of the year, we’ve got some suggestions for fun activities, best friend gifts and thortful cards that your bestie will absolutely love.
Best Friends Day Ideas
Rock out at a gig
Now that music venues and concert halls are opening back up, there’s never been a better way to shower your bestie with love than by taking them to see their favourite band live or getting them tickets for a virtual show – you could even send the tickets in one of our rock music cards. You’ll make shared memories together that you’ll never forget, and can spend the whole night dancing and rocking out.
Enjoy an all-night pamper party
Nothing beats a pamper party jam-packed with prosecco, girly movies, and PJs, not to mention some facemasks, manicures and pedicures. If you think your best friend would appreciate a spa session for Best Friends Day but you’re not sure you can afford the expensive treatments, then bring the spa to her! You could paint her nails and give her a facial while she watches her favourite Patrick Swayze movie (don’t forget, nobody puts Baby in a corner) and enjoys a glass of bubbly. Top if it off with a takeaway, and your best friend is guaranteed to feel like the most special person in the world.
Whether you’d rather do arts and crafts from the comfort of your own home or go to a class so you can learn from the best, you’re sure to have a ton of fun with your bestie if you spend Best Friends Day making things together. You might make jewellery for one another as a show of your appreciation, or perhaps you might try your hand at pressing flowers, zine making or making your own flower garlands.
You might have a go at watercolour painting, or perhaps you’d like to buy some lino, ink and a roller and make lino prints to hang in each other’s homes. Whatever you choose to do, bonding over arts and crafts is the perfect way to spend Best Friends Day. For some crafty DIY ideas, check out our How To section with plenty of ideas.
Best Friend’s Day Present Ideas
A memorable experience
While physical presents are fantastic – we know you can never have too many bottles of wine or boxes of chocolates – getting your best friend an experience gift is a sure-fire way to let them know just how much you care. If your bestie is an adventurous spirit, for example, why not take them zip-lining, rock climbing or wakeboarding? If they’re a music or theatre buff then you can’t go wrong with tickets to a show, while arts and crafts fans will love a class on pottery making or screen printing. We all love receiving presents, but memories made during shared experiences will last a lifetime.
If there’s ever a time to throw the diet out the window and enjoy your favourite treats, Best Friends Day is it. If your bestie is sleeping over, why not make them a mouth-watering breakfast in bed or a bottomless brunch, complete with all the sparkling wine and Danish pastries money can buy?
Alternatively, a personalised card complete with a delicious chocolate brownie mug mix is guaranteed to put a smile on their face, while a huge takeaway and a movie marathon is sure to be the way to their heart. If you’re feeling extra thoughtful, you could even bake your best friend a cake using their favourite ingredients, or make them a hamper brimming with their most-loved products with a card and some chocolates.
A friendship box
You might be wondering what a friendship box is, and why it makes the perfect gift for your bestie on Best Friends Day. A friendship box is, as its name suggests, a box filled with specially selected items that show your best friend just how well you know them, and importantly, just how much you love them. Fill it with their favourite sweets, trinkets from their favourite stores, a mixtape of ‘your’ songs, one of thortful’s friendship cards, and any other special gifts you just know they’ll absolutely love. The beauty of a friendship box is that no two are the same, because they are specially created by you for your best friend in the world.
Whether your best friend is a fan of bath products, body butters or skincare miracles, a hamper of their favourite creams, lotions and everything in between is sure to make them feel like a million dollars. After all, we want our besties to love themselves just as much as we love them! If you want to step it up a notch, you could even buy your best friend a voucher for their favourite salon or spa, and that way they can have their nails done and their eyebrows shaped by a professional. After a year of lockdowns, sweatpants and little makeup, we know this gift will really hit the spot.
No matter how you choose to celebrate Best Friends Day, make sure you put a big smile on their face with one of our sweet ideas to celebrate your bestie. For more sweet celebration ideas, check out our special occasion ideas, and find more ideas at the thortful blog.