17 of the Greatest Birthday Gifts to Give to Your Creative Best Friend

Birthday Gift Ideas for Best Friend

The closer you are to someone, the harder they can be to shop for. Take your best friend, for instance. Picking the perfect gift for someone that you know so well can be a big challenge. You might have the perfect thing to say when they've had a bad day, but selecting a thoughtful gift leaves you feeling completely blank. If you’re in this tricky situation, let My Modern Met Store help with our collection of birthday gifts ideas for your best friend.

Need a place to start? Take a gander at wearable gifts. When in doubt, you can never go wrong with accessories that will spice up your friend's wardrobe. From the one-of-a-kind Azure Falls Ring ($179) to quirky enamel pins ($12.50+), you can splurge on a single item or buy multiple gifts at a lower price-point and put them in one super package. (Who doesn’t love that?)

If your bestie is someone who seems to have everything, finding the perfect present will have you on a hunt. With our unique gifts, however, you should have no problem discovering items that even the most hardcore shopaholics haven’t seen before. The Supergal Bookend ($27.50) by Artori Design is a clever way to keep your best friend organized with a Marvel-esque twist. And for something that is truly one-of-a-kind, look to the Large Geode Jigsaw Puzzle ($95). Created by the design studio Nervous System, the computer-generated puzzle features a maze-like pattern with non-uniform, contorted shapes that makes each piece completely original. It’s certain to be the most challenging jigsaw your friend will ever solve.

Scroll down for more of our birthday gift ideas, and then be sure to check out the entire collection on My Modern Met Store.

Struggling with what to get your bestie? Check out our birthday gift ideas for your best friend!


Multicolored Wooden Cubebot


The Wildflower’s Workbook

Gift Ideas for Bestie

Katie Daisy | $16.95


Amy Winehouse Kokeshi Doll

Gift Ideas for Bestie

Sketch.Inc | $47.50


“Pablo Picatso” Enamel Pin

Gift Ideas for Bestie

Niaski | $12.50


Pride and Prejudice Book Clutch


Los Angeles Map Necklace


642 Things to Draw Book


Hedgehog Doll Embroidery Kit


Frida Kahlo Mug


White Wings Bird Scarf

Birthday Gift Ideas for Best Friend

Shovava | $56+


“Eva” Macrame Wall Hanging in Ash Gray


Bob Ross Enamel Pin Set


Large Geode Jigsaw Puzzle


Azure Falls Ring


Supergal Bookend

Best Birthday Gift Ideas

Artori Design | $27.50


Big Wooden Cat Pile Game

Gift Ideas for Bestie

Comma | $36


Blue Floral Temporary Tattoos

Gift Ideas for Bestie

Tattly | $15

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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