If you’re like us and your bestie is so dang important to your life that you even named your dog after them, they deserve the perfect gift this Christmas. A thoughtful and personal gift from someone who knows what they want and need. But where do you start? Here’s how to find the perfect gift for the friend in your life who’s been there forever.

Don’t Forget The Basics

So this might seem silly, but most people don’t think about the basics of gift-giving. Even if you put a ton of thought into your gift and want to give your friend something they’ll love, if they already have everything they want and need, you might be missing the mark. Think about what your bestie is currently lacking. Maybe they need a new pillow or a book to inspire them. Or maybe they’re trying to grow their craft collection and can use some new supplies. You could even stick to the classics and get perfume or cologne. This Dossier perfume Ambery Cherry is inspired by tom ford lost cherry perfume. It’s totally vegan, cruelty-free, and affordable. What’s not to love?

Be Prepared

If your ride or die has been there for you through thick and thin, chances are you have an idea of what you want to get them. But when you actually go to pick it up, you realize it’s not as important to you anymore. Realizing that people change and your bestie is a human being is a one-way ticket to finding the perfect gift. Be prepared to give them something they’ll love and appreciate, but also something they can use. If you’ve been shopping with your friend, take a look at their wish lists and see what they’re currently looking for. Give them a gift that falls under that category and they’ll be super-duper thankful.

Collect Intel

If you want to give your friend the perfect gift, you’re going to need to know what makes them tick. Start with a trip to their Instagram page, where you can see first-hand what kind of photos they like to post and who they’re following. From there, keep an eye out for Instagram posts from their profile that give clues on what they might want. If they love posting photos of their home, chances are they’d love some new decorations to fill their walls with or some new art to hang up. If they care about how they look, they probably love fashion and would appreciate an awesome fit to keep them looking stylish.

Get Crafty

If you have a crafty side, it’s time to flex those creative muscles. Nothing is more thoughtful than making something with your own fair hands for your ride or die. But if you want to get crafty, but don’t have an artistic bone in your body, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways you can make a gift without needing to be the next Picasso. Try out a craft kit instead. They provide all the materials and a handy step-by-step guide so you’ll never get lost. And they come in every shape, size, and style. So there will definitely be something your bestie would love.

Show Some TLC

If your bestie is anything like us, they’re going to appreciate some TLC. Whether that means a cute card or flower from your own hand, a call, a text, or a handwritten note, your effort will show. This could be anything from a spa day to a book subscription. The aim of the game is to choose something that forces your friend to spend some time looking after themselves. It’s an especially great gift if your friend is constantly on the grind and forgets to take time for themselves.

Wrapping Up

Finding the perfect gift for your ride-or-die friend can be tough. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make finding the perfect gift for your best friend a lot easier. Start by thinking about what they’re lacking. And what type of gift would be best for them. If you’re still not sure where to start, check out our gift guide for more great ideas.