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7 Unique Birthday Gifts for Your Best Friend

7 Unique Birthday Gifts for Your Best Friend


But … what do you get shawty for their birthday? The most unique online gifts you can find, of course! Shopping with The Basketry makes your life easier. We are a one-stop shop for unique and heartfelt birthday gifts.

Our online shop has a fancy new way to Build a Gift all by yourself! You get to choose everything that goes into the gift box, and we tie the bow. Your friend will love being surprised by an elegant package on their doorstep, and they’ll remember that experience for years to come.

We also have delivery and shipping options for your out-of-town friends that deserve a gift too. It takes time to wrap up a gift and ship it out yourself. So, let us take the hassle out of it for you! Celebrating our friends shouldn’t be a chore.

Here are seven of the best happy birthday gifts for your best friend that they would never expect! These gifts can also be unique add-ons to other birthday gift baskets already designed in our online shop.


1. Bee Wine Glass with Wine Stopper - $28

The cutest of all wine glasses! Your friend is the Queen Bee, and she knows it! This glass is made for royalty, and it comes with a glitzy, blinged-out bee wine stopper. What’s more unique than a glass and bottle stopper that match? Add a bottle of wine with a snack and you have the perfect gift for your wine-loving best friend! You could also add this glass to our Take Care of You gift box.

2. Small Crushed Oyster Art - $20

Handmade right here in New Orleans, these art pieces make the best birthday gifts. They are made from repurposed oyster shells on canvas. From wall art to the perfect mantle or shelf decorations, anyone who appreciates handmade art will adore these pieces. They have a minimal but elegant color scheme and are perfect for any household. You could add one to the This is Pretty gift basket, too. Each piece is unique and different with crushed oyster shells!

3. Bonfolk Socks - $19.99

With unique, Louisiana-themed designs, men and women alike can appreciate the bold designs of Bonfolk socks! These socks are perfect to add-on to any gift to share that NOLA (New Orleans) pride. From fleur-de-lis to oysters and snowballs, there is a design for any friend’s personality. Add them to the A Smoke of Genius gift box to enhance it with a personal touch.

4. Go Shawty, It’s Yo Birthday Candle - $34.95

This candle is a best seller in our store! It smells just like birthday cake, and comes complete with REAL sprinkles throughout! (Though we wouldn’t recommend eating them.) It would be a perfect addition to the A Birthday Toast gift basket. There’s a funny message on the label that is sure to make your best friend giggle. These candles last longer than a real cake! They are the best birthday gifts for your girlfriends, according to our local customers!

5. The Little Book of Prayers - $19.95

This sweet book is the perfect gift for a friend who is faithful beyond compare. You won’t find a more unique book of prayers! There are beautiful illustrations paired with prayers from vintage missals and books of prayer. Pair this with the A Birthday Bath gift basket to encourage them to relax with some solo prayer time. This is the perfect little book to set right on their bedside table!

6. The Bar Book - $19.99

Have a friend with a bar cart? This book is the best gift to add to their already-elegant display! Inside, it has an alphabetical list of drinks from around the world, with definitions and recipes to try at home. There are spirits, cocktails and wine—anyone with a taste for fine beverages will love flipping through these glossy pages! Add this book to the A Whiskey Tasting gift basket for a special touch.

7.Mini King Cake - $12

Laissez les bon temps roulez! It’s party time! Celebrate your best friend’s birthday the NOLA way with a mini king cake that they can eat all by themselves. This gift is great to ship out to someone who needs a little taste of Louisiana. You can add this gift onto other Big Easy snacks, like Zapp’s chips, Abita Root Beer, pralines and more. It would be a perfect addition to the Neutral Ground Snack gift box. There’s no better way to celebrate than with food!


All of these unique birthday gifts can be found on the Build-a-Gift page on our website. Browse through everything there to find more of the best birthday gifts your friends will love. All of the gifts in our Build-a-Gift section can be added to pre-designed birthday gifts, too!

We can ship anything from our website anywhere in the country. Building a gift yourself adds that sweet, personal touch to let the recipient know you’re specifically thinking of them. You can hand-pick each item, but we will take care of the wrapping and shipping for you!

If the birthday gal or guy is in our area, we can also hand-deliver your gift! A personal delivery always adds that extra warm and fuzzy feeling. You can make them feel truly special. Feel free to choose local pick-up, too, if you want to pick up your gift in-store.

If you pick out a few items you love, our expert gift design team can fill in your gift with the perfect add-ons. We can make it look extravagant while being right in your price range!

Visit our chat box or send us an email for any questions you might have or for special orders. Our team is ready to help make your gifting stress-free!

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