Friends is more than a television show for most people. It is a way of life, a comfort show, and something they reference all the time. While you might not always be able to talk to your friend about whether or not Ross and Rachel were on a break, whether Joey needed a babysitter, or whether Phoebe was a secret genius, you do know that there are plenty of Friends gifts out there.
So many, in fact, that it can be somewhat disconcerting.
What should you get for someone who is a fan of Friends?
Here are some of our picks for the best gift ideas that a Friends fan will actually like.
Gifts For Those Who Wish They’d Be A Friend In The Coffee Shop
The coffee shop is the most iconic location on the Friends set, and it restarted the coffee industry in many ways – the Friends were always drinking coffee and that’s why these are great ideas.
Friends Central Perk Coffee Candle
This candle smells just like we’d imagine Central Perk (the coffee shop they frequent) smells like. A little bit of chocolate, some coffee, nostalgia, and some of that New York air.
Central Perk Friends Coffee
If your friend drinks a lot of coffee, get them a bag of this Central Perk branded coffee. While it wasn’t made until after the show ended, it is still pretty cool.
If you walk up to any Friends fan and you say, “Pivot,” they will probably start to laugh. One of the most famous scenes from the show features Ross yelling it as they try to move a sofa up a flight of steps.
You’re The Monica To My Rachel Mug
If you need a gift for your best friend, it doesn’t get better than this.
Central Perk Travel Mug
If they are more on the go, this Central Perk travel mug will keep their drink warm and earn them friends everywhere they go.
This cookbook highlights some of the most popular recipes from the run of the show – although some of them may be tweaked to actually taste good.
Friends TV Show Themed T-Shirt Gifts
There are PLENTY of Friends t-shirts out there, but some of them are pretty hokey and boring. However, these t-shirts are actually in style at the moment, and even people who have never seen the show can wear them.
They Don’t Know That We Know Friends T-Shirt
One of the most iconic scenes from the show revolves around everyone finding out that Monica and Chandler are dating, and they try to keep it hidden that they know. But they know. They just don’t know that they know. It’s complicated and hilarious.
Friends Character Shirts
Most people know what you are talking about when you say one or two of the Friends character names, but this is a cute way to show off fandom without being too literal.
Smelly Cat Shirt
Phoebe is a bit of a songwriter and her most famous song is about a Smelly Cat – she asks, “Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?” It is so famous that she even sang it with Taylor Swift.
Friends Central Perk Insulated Lunch Bag
Okay, so they can’t actually get lunch at Central Perk, but this is the next best thing, right?
Friends Pattern Insulated Tumbler
This will keep their coffee warm for all of those early morning binge sessions where they watch seasons 2-4 without stopping.
Friends Central Perk Water Bottle
If they are always dehydrated because they drink too much coffee (a habit they probably picked up from the show), this water bottle will remind them to stay hydrated.
Central Perk Couch Friends TV Show Christmas Gift Ornament
This ornament is of course great for a Christmas tree, but they will probably display it proudly in their kitchen so they can feel like they are drinking coffee with their favorites.
Unique Gifts For A Friends TV Show Fan
These are the kinds of gifts that not everyone is going to think of, and they probably won’t have them either. Some require an explanation while some are just obvious.
Friends Donut Maker
Monica is a cook on the show, but this mini donut maker doesn’t require much work other than plugging it in.
Monica’s Apartment Floor Plan
Any Friends fan knows that some of the details are a bit unrealistic, including Monica affording an apartment that big in New York City. However, this floorplan shows just how much space they had and maps out what is probably the second most famous location on the show (after the coffee shop).
Holiday Armadillo Friends Clock
Ross really tries to be a good person, even if he sometimes falls short. He tried to dress up for Christmas for his son, but all of the Santa and elf costumes are sold out, so he buys the Holiday Armadillo.
Whether they live in an apartment or a house, this Friends doormat is going to be a hit. Monica and Rachel’s door has the iconic picture frame around their peephole.
Friends Peephole Picture Frame
Or, you can just get them a recreation of the famous picture frame.
Friends Make-Up Palette
For a more functional gift, this make-up palette is actually pretty high quality and features a bunch of jokes about the show as the names of the shadows.
Huggsy the Penguin Doll
Joey is one of the beloved Friends and he had a doll that could be spotted in a few episodes and even got its own storyline.
Friends Quotes Plaque
Know someone moving into a new home? This is a great plaque to adorn any wall.
Friends Playmate Elite 16 Qt Cooler
Who would have even thought you could buy something like this?
Friends Subscription Box
What could be better than this? They will get a little reminder of your friendship every month!
Marcel Friends Monkey Plush
Marcel was a monkey owned by Ross for a few episodes, and he created a lot of trouble. This plush won’t do that, but he is a great gift!
How You Doin’ Extra Large Herb Grinder
Some of these episodes aren’t as funny nearly 20 years later…but maybe with this, they will be again.
Jouets Canvas Art (The One from Monicas Living Room)
Do they love Monica’s design? This unique gift will be perfect for them!
Ulrica Hydman-Vallien Hand-Painted Face Vase
Another unique piece of decor they will remember from the show – this is truly a special gift.
“My Sandwich” Canvas Lunch Bag
Ross makes the PERFECT post-Thanksgiving sandwich, and someone eats it. It gets him fired.
Friends Chrome License Plate
Truly a unique gift that they don’t have – and the reviews are great that it will last a long time!
Active Gifts For Friends Fans
These are the types of gifts that they can do with their own friends – or on their own.
Friends Milkshake Puzzle
Friends is old enough that they used to do fancy photoshoots for billboards and magazines. This milkshake photoshoot is one of the most famous by far – and now it is a fun puzzle!
Friends Kitchen Towels
These kitchen towels are useful and beautiful. The first shows Rachel’s holiday trifle, which probably doesn’t taste nearly as good as it looks. There’s some weird meat in there.
Friends Coloring Book
This coloring book devotes pages to each of the main characters and some of the most iconic lines from the show.
Friends Trivial Pursuit
Could this game BE any harder?
Give your friend the chance to play as their favorite Friend and work their way through the board that has some great Easter Eggs hidden throughout it.
Friends Lego Set
This Lego set will allow your friend to build the Central Perk set and display it however they’d like – they even get little characters!
The One With All The Questions Trivia Game
If they come from a family of Friends fans or they know a bunch of fans, this trivia game will have them arguing and watching multiple episodes over again.
Monica’s Door Pool Float
Is there a better way to spend a day in the pool than on this surprisingly spacious pool float?
Friends Guess Who Game
Does your character drink coffee? Probably not the smartest question to ask, but you get the idea!
The One With The Colors’ Friends Inspired Parody Colored Pencils
This is the perfect gift for a friend who loves to draw or color – or they can just display it!
Small Gifts For Friends Fans
Sometimes you just want to say “Thank you for being a friend,” (wrong show) and thank them for being there for you (that’s the right one). Here are some small gift ideas.
This is a pack of 34 different stickers that they can put anywhere. Each sticker is a callout to a joke they will recognize.
Friends Pot Holders
Another great option for a housewarming gift, these potholders are sturdy and will actually protect them while still looking adorable.
Friends Enamel Pin
One of the funniest moments on the show is when Rachel sticks the turkey on her head. This pin is a callback to one of those moments that every Friends fan adores.
Personalized Make Up Bag
Few things were so important that even just the font they used stands out, but Friends is one of those things. Get a makeup bag with their name printed in that iconic style.
Central Perk Scrunchie
Another fun small gift is this scrunchie that has the Central Perk logo on it. Scrunchies are in style now, but they also harken back to the time when Friends was created.
Friends Shot Glasses
This set of shot glasses contains quotes from the show that every Friends fan will instantly recognize.
Friends Motto Keychain
If you have a friend that needs a pick-me-up, this keychain is a reminder to live like some of their favorite characters.
Friends Photo Frame
Slip in a photo of your own friends and they will instantly cherish this one.
Friends Quotes Cardholder
This is the perfect gift for someone who is just starting a new job or who is always losing their cards. They will spend hours looking at the quotes!
Friends Skyline Poster
This unique take on the iconic photo was shown on billboards all over the world – and now your friend can have a piece of it.
Iconic Friends Moments Poster
How many of these iconic moments can you quote word for word?
Purple Door Gold Frame iPhone Case
This door is one of the most iconic in all of television history, and they will love to carry it around so they can talk to their friends.
Smelly Cat Face Mask
Trust us: this face mask doesn’t smell like smelly cat. However, this funny song written by Phoebe will give them a good chuckle.
Friends Peephole Keychain Yellow Frame
For their housekeys – get it?
A Joey From Friends Funko POP!
If their favorite character is Joey, this is a no brainer (which, ironically, he doesn’t seem to have!)
Friends Tarot Card Deck And Book Gift Set
If your friend has a lot of Friends gear but is looking for something unique, this may just be it! It is a small gift, but a meaningful one!
Mystery Friends Keychain
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? If you want to spend more, grab a few!
Friends Lip Balm Set
Friends don’t let friends get dry, cracked lips. With how cute these are, they are more likely to remember it!
Friends Wrapping Paper
Even if your gift isn’t Friends themed, this is a great touch!
Clothing Gift Ideas for Friends Bingers
If you have a friend who is as stylish as Rachel and wants to show off their fandom, these are some of the best options we could find out there – they are unique and fun!
Friends Long Sleeve Lightweight Pullover Shirt
This long sleeve, lightweight pullover has the traditional Friends logo that is instantly recognizable.
Friends Logo Bar Charm Bangle
This logo bar charm bangle is a small and subtle nod to their fandom, making it perfect for everyday wear.
Cassette Tape Enamel Pin – I’ll Be There for You
This adorable enamel pin will look great on their backpack, jean jacket, or just on their corkboard.
Friends Wish Bracelet
This adorable little gift features some of the most heartwarming sentiments we’ve seen – and it is a cute little touch to the opening scenes of the show.
Friends Couch and Pivot Cluster Charm Bangle
Get this for the friend that can hear Ross screaming “Pivot.”
Custom Friends TV Show Hat
This custom hat is for the Friends fan who already has everything else and just needs something to complete their collection.
Smelly Cat For President T-Shirt
While this isn’t the most fashionable shirt, it is a funny one. This is great for a friend who likes to wear graphic tees.
I Love Friends Flip Flops
When you want a gift that gets right to the point, this one is it!
Central Perk Mini Backpack
When Friends was released, mini backpacks were all the rage. Allow them to channel that 90s energy with this gift!
Central Perk Girls’ Pajamas
Something great to wear while they are cuddled up and binge-watching the show.
Home Decor Gifts For Friends Fans
Whether they are moving into an apartment with their best friend or getting their own home in Connecticut (who saw that coming?!), these home goods will warm their heart.
Friends Fountain Scene Canvas Art Print
This is a nice, subtle nod to their fandom without being too apparent. It just looks like a really great art print to those who aren’t in the know.
Joey ‘Magically’ Changing Pillowcase
Joey makes some of the best faces in the history of television, and this funny throw pillow shows it off. When someone plays with it, they will get quite the shock.
Funny Friends TV Show Quotes Throw Pillow
This throw pillow is another one that they will spend time looking at – it has some of the best quotes from the show.
Hallmark Christmas Central Perk Ornaments
These Central Perk ornaments will have a great place of honor in their home.
How You Doin? – Wine Glass
Joey’s iconic catchphrase will certainly make them giggle even more by the time they get to the bottom of the glass.
I’ll Be There 4 You Clock
This clock is a throwback to that infectious theme song that will remind your friend that you are always there for them.
You’re My Lobster Wood Sign
This beautiful declaration of love between Ross and Rachel is the perfect gift to get two people who are moving in together.
You Can’t Just Give Up Quote Wall Decal
This is the perfect reminder for a friend who needs a little bit of encouragement – from you and their favorite show!
Friends Light Weight Quilt Fleece Blanket
You can never have too many blankets, especially when you are going to binge-watch your favorite show.
“How You Doin?” Doormat
Let them know just what kind of house they are about to enter!
Digital Print of Friends Couch
Once again, the Friends couch is a great low-key option for some decor in their home. It will be a bit of an inside joke when the print is this beautiful.
Monica’s Ceramic Pickle Crock
Even if they don’t like pickles, this is a truly unique gift that they don’t have.
Friends Slow Cooker
Slow cookers are the gift that keeps on giving, and this one just happens to be personalized to their tastes!
Rachel’s Traditional English Trifle Recipe
While we don’t suggest they actually make this, the recipe is a great piece of decor for their kitchen.
Monicas Door Purple Wooden Key Holder
If they are moving into a home with roommates or a few members, this is the perfect gift to keep things organized like Monica would.