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. 


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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. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.