20 Christian Gifts for Best Friends

Looking for some wonderful gifts to encourage a close friend in their faith, and make them feel loved and appreciated? Check out these 20 Christian gifts for best friends!

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Have you ever received a gift that was SO thoughtful, and made such an impact on your life, you know you’ll remember it forever?

Like, receiving an encouraging book right when you needed it… or, someone gave you a study Bible when you were a brand new Christian… or even just a meal delivery gift card or a spa day voucher when you were swamped and needed a rest.

The best gifts are like that…well thought out, and purposefully chosen, so you can clearly feel their love and care for you.

You know what, though? The only thing better than receiving such cool Christian gifts, is giving them! I LOVE giving those kinds of gifts! Especially to my closest friends. Since I know them so well, I can choose a gift that will be a blessing to them in their walk with Christ.

What can I buy my Christian friend?

But, I also know, this gift-giving thing is not always easy! It takes extra thought and effort to select a gift that your best friend will truly love. But, that’s the key to giving great Christian friendship gifts… to know your friend, their unique situation, needs and preferences, and to choose a gift that will be meaningful or helpful to them.

As you’re brainstorming ideas for Christian gifts for your best friends, these are some questions you might want to ask:

  • Where is my friend at, in his/her relationship with God? What level of spiritual encouragement does he/she need?
  • What is my friend going through right now, that he/she could use help with, or encouragement for?
  • What does he/she like to wear, use, cook with, eat, or so on?
  • Does he/she have a favorite hobby or activity? And is there anything he/she doesn’t already have for said hobby, but would really love?
  • Are there any clues he/she might have given? Like, a dream they want to pursue, an area they would like to grow in, or a special item they’ve wanted but would never buy for themselves?

I could go on and on, but you get the idea! If you want to come up with some great Christian gift ideas, the first place to look is always at the person you’re shopping for.

Christian gifts for best friends

20 Christian Gifts for Best Friends

That being said, sometimes it’s still hard to find awesome Christian gifts for best friends. Maybe you have a buddy who is just really tough to buy for (I know a few of those myself!). Or, maybe you’re in a time crunch, and you just really need some great Christian inspirational gifts you can ‘pull out of a hat’.

And what about gifts for people you don’t know as well? Finding gifts for Bible study ladies, friends whom you just met recently, or even for church staff… for those folks, it might be a good idea to give small items that you’re pretty sure they can use, like a Bible bookmark, Bible highlighters, or even a gift card to a local Christian store like Mardel.

But whoever you’re shopping for, be it your bestie, or the Bible study ladies you’ve only known a few months, these 20 Christian friendship gifts are great go-to options! There’s a little bit of everything… items to uplift and encourage, Bible study and prayer tools, and just some very sweet gifts to make your friend feel loved.

1) “Cheering You On” Book

Let’s start with some encouragement, shall we? Cheering You On: 50 Reasons Why Anything is Possible with God would make wonderful Christian gifts for best friends. Pretty much anyone who needs to be lifted up, would appreciate this book. Whether they have a God-sized dream, are tackling a big challenge in their life, or just struggling to take God at His word, they’ll love it.

2) “Faith Over Fear” Necklace

Do you have a special friend in your life who wants to have greater faith in God’s promises, and less fear regarding the circumstances of her life (or the future)? Get her this lovely faith over fear necklace, and even better, pair it with this 100 Days of Faith Over Fear devotional book.

3) “You’re an Overcomer” Cosmetic Pouch

You're an Overcome cosmetic bag

Is your friend going through a tough time, and you’re looking for unique Christian gifts for her, that speak to her situation? I made this design especially to encourage women who are experiencing trials or challenges in their life. The cosmetic bag with ‘You’re an Overcomer’ in glitter is available in multiple colors, and also as a matte color wall art or foil wall art!

4) Woman of Faith Luxury Gift Box

Woman of Faith luxury gift box

When it comes to Christian gifts for women, there’s nothing quite like the gift of pampering! Seriously, this sweet box has all the soaps, lotions, and bath salts a girl could want for a day of relaxation. Or, just to have a moment of calm in the morning rush.

This Woman of Faith box is extra special too, because all the products are handmade and packaged with extra love and care. What a sweet gift for your best friend!

5) Beautiful Word Coloring Bible

Beautiful Word Coloring Bible cover

Do you have a Christian friend who’s artistically inclined (or, just looking for a creative new way to study God’s Word)?

If they haven’t already started Bible journaling, you should totally get them coloring Bible like this Beautiful Word Coloring Bible! Bonus points if you pair it with some Prismacolor Premiere colored pencils, for a great gift set.

6) Bible Journaling Kit

Speaking of Bible journaling, this kit is another gift that would be great for anyone wanting to study God’s Word through creativity! Bible study tools are the most awesome Christian gifts for best friends I can think of (and I know, as I’ve given two of my good friends journaling Bibles!)

Sometimes, God’s Word can be a bit intimidating, and in that case, journaling can be great encouragement to get more into studying the Bible. It has certainly made a big difference for me! And having the right supplies like highlighters, pens, and tabs makes it easy to get started.

7) Colorful Floral Bible Tabs

So, remember how earlier I talked about small gifts you could give your church or ministry friends? This is one such gift! Bible tabs make great Christian gifts, and they’re so useful! These particular tabs have a lovely flower design, and the text is simple and easy to read. They make it so much easier to find the book of the Bible you’re looking for.

As you might imagine, there are tons of other Bible tab designs out there, so check out all the options on Amazon and find the one you think your friend might like. There are colorful designs, simple ones, tabs with metallic foil lettering, and so much more.

8) Proverbs 27:9 “A sweet friendship…” Mug

Isn’t this so precious? If all you want is to let your friend know how much you value her friendship, this Proverbs 27:9 mug may be just what you’re looking for. I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again before this list is complete: the most meaningful Christian best friend gifts are the ones that make them feel loved!

This beautiful “A sweet friendship refreshes the soul” design is also available on many other gift items, such as this adorable teapot, tempered glass cutting board, and even a matching gift bag too. Pick whichever item your bestie would find most useful!

9) Philippians 4:13 Personalized Tumbler

Looking for personalized Christian gifts for your best friends? Look no further than…Amazon!? Yes, I found this gorgeous custom “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” tumbler on Amazon. I didn’t know you could get customizable Christian products there, but apparently you can. This tumbler has a place on the back side for your friends name to be added, making for a truly unique gift!

P.S. Since it IS personalized, this Philippians 4:13 tumbler does have a longer turnaround time for processing and shipping. If you’re looking for something that will ship sooner, there is a similar non-personalized tumbler that’s still just as gorgeous. 😉

10) “Trust in the Lord” Glass Sign

Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the Lord glass sign

If you enjoy giving handmade Christian gifts that are one-of-a-kind, look no further than this beautiful glass sign, made by yours truly. Proverbs 3:5 is such a great verse to remember each day, and with this sign prominently displayed in his or her home, your bestie will be reminded to trust God in every situation.

I can also make this “Trust in the Lord” sign in a variety of other colors and patterns, to suit your friend’s preferences! Just ask!

11) “The Struggle is Real” Coffee Mug

I think we could all use this message from time to time! If you have a friend who is particularly swamped by life, though, this ‘the struggle is real, but so is our God’ mug would be such a thoughtful gift. Since it says “OUR God”, it can also serve as a reminder of your friendship. 🥰

BONUS IDEA: Is your friend going through a rough time, and needs to be reminded that God is with her? Pair this mug with a devotional book such as God Hears Her: 365 Devotions for Women by Women. It’ll be such a great encouragement for her. 😉

12) Prayer Journal for Women

Do you have a friend who longs for a deeper prayer life? A prayer journal like this one would be wonderful thing to get for him or her. There are lots of different kinds of prayer journals available, so be sure to explore the options and find one your friend will love!

13) “Love Over All: Jesus Every Day” Devotional

This book by Candance Cameron Bure would be a great encouragement for anyone who’s striving to love more like Jesus (which should be all of us!). In fact, if you’re short on time, and want easy gifts for Christian friends of all ages, seasons, and walks of life, just get them each a copy of this book. It includes Scriptures that explain what love really is, why we should love others, plus examples in God’s Word to follow.

14) “One-Minute Devotions for Mothers” Day Calendar

Is your bestie a mom? If so, she might really love this sweet little calendar! It offers 365 days of 1-minute devotionals that even a busy mom of multiple kids can still make time for.

15) InJoy Box for Her

InJoy Box for Her - faith box for Christian women

Looking for a Christian gift for best friends that keeps on giving? The InJoy Box for Her is full of comfort and encouragement! It can be given once, or you can also choose to give a subscription of 3 or more months worth! Each monthly box features a Bible verse, with items that pertain to that topic. There’s even one item in each box personalized with her name! How’s that for a sweet and thoughtful gift?

If you love this idea of giving your friend a gift box with faith-based books and goodies, be sure and check out my top picks for Christian subscription boxes! There are lots more to choose from.

16) Scripture Bracelet

Do you have some friends who enjoy wearing jewelry, and would appreciate a beautiful reminder of a special Bible verse on their wrist? A handful of these bracelets would be great Christian gifts for the women in your life, such as your Bible study friends, young ladies you’re mentoring, or even your mom, sisters, or daughters.

This bracelet comes in lots of Scripture verse options, like the Joshua 1:9 one pictured above, and also Proverbs 3:5, or Psalm 46:10. But even if your best friend’s favorite verse is not offered, why not search Amazon and find a different Scripture bracelet that is perfect for her?

17) Bible Verse LED Light

Bible verse LED light

Talk about some unique Christian gifts! When I stumbled upon this handcrafted LED light, I knew I just had to share it with you. What a special present this would be for a friend who has insomnia, or lives alone, or any other situation that might cause them extra anxiety after dark. And unlike most of the gifts on this list, which are very feminine, this LED light is masculine enough to be a great present for your male friend too.

There are several other verses to choose from, besides the Isaiah 41:10 verse pictured. You can even request a custom verse if you like! What a gift it will be, for your friend to see an encouraging Bible verse lit up on the bathroom or kitchen counter on a sleepless night, or a much-too-early morning.

18) “Trade Your Cares for Calm” Book

How about some Christian gifts for best friends that help ease anxiety and stress? I think everyone can benefit from that! This Trade Your Cares for Calm book, written by bestselling Christian author Max Lucado, offers tons of Biblical and practical wisdom to help your friend trade her worries for God’s peace.

What could be better than giving your friend this calming book? Pairing it with this next item on our gift list…

19) Favorite Bible Verses – Scripture Cards

Speaking of meaningful friendship gifts, this Favorite Bible Verses to Bless Your Heart card set is so sweet! Who doesn’t love uplifting verses to savor and share?

These Scripture cards are so affordable, they’re especially great if you’re needing multiple Christian gifts for women, like for your ladies Bible study group.

More great Scripture card gifts for your friends: 101 Promises from Psalms, 101 Proverbs to Live By, and of course 101 Blessings for a Precious Friend.

20) BLESSED Glass Sign

BLESSED glass sign

And lastly… the best gifts for best friends are the ones that make them feel special! If you have a friend who especially needs that reminder—that she is a blessed daughter of God—then this sign would be perfect. 😉 And, as with #10 above, I can customize this with other color and patterns, to make it perfect for your friend!

I hope you enjoyed this collection of Christian gifts for your best friends! Whatever gift you decide to give, put some thought and heart into it, and above all else, aim to make your friend feel loved, appreciated, and encouraged in his or her faith. Love you, friend!

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