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20 Unique Gift Ideas to Treat Your Best Friend

Treat your bestie with these Amazon finds

I take it that you have a best friend who is there for you no matter what. A friendship that should be celebrated always.
 
Now that I know there are lots of non-materialistic ways to express your love to your best friend. But who doesn’t love a little surprise gift?
 
Whether it’s for a holiday, your best friend’s birthday, your BFF anniversary, or just because, I can help you find the perfect gift to make your best friend smile. I curated a list of amazing ideas, from personalized presents to gifts under $10, all bff approved.
 
Below I’ve curated a list of gifts that my any best friend would love!

This post is all about unique gifts to treat your best friend.

Zodiac Sign Mug

If your best friend is into astrology she will love this little kit. It comes with a personalized mug with her zodiac sign, and golden spoon and a tea infuser!  

A Personalized Throw Pillow

Pick your fav picture together and customize it on a cute throw pillow! This is the perfect gift idea for your bestie, your sister, your mom, or anyone really who loves to display their memories uniquely.
 
This photo frame reads “side by side or miles apart, friends are always close at heart.”
 
It’s like a little reminder that no matter the distance or the insane twists and turns life throws at us, true friendships remain unbreakable. Pick a special photo of you and your bestie together to put in the frame—whatever captures the essence of your amazing friendship.

Matching Bracelets

These matching butterfly bracelets are the perfect combo of sweet and cute.
 
It’s like having a little piece of friendship that they can take with them wherever they go.

Bestie Candle

And speaking of reminders, how about the “Best F*cking Friend” candle? I mean everyone loves candles. Light it up and let the scent fill the room, creating cozy vibes.

Let's explore some practical gifts, because who doesn't love something useful?

Tea Mug Infuser

If your bestie is a tea lover, this tea mug with an infuser is a gem for loose-leaf tea! Plus, it comes in several different colors, so you can choose her favorite.

Assorted Tea Sampler

Gift her this mug along with this assorted loose leaf tea set and she’ll be ready to cozy up with her favorite cup of tea!

Smiley Spatula

And hey, let’s not forget the smiley face spatula! It’s cute, it’s useful, and it’ll bring a little extra joy to your bestie’s cooking adventures.

Portable Vehicle Jump Starter + Air Compressor

I have stumbled upon a real game changer that would be great for your bestie (or anyone) to have in their car at all times. This little gadget has come in handy for me multiple times. I think this is one of the most useful things you could get for someone. You can never be too prepared!

Essential Oil Car Clip

First of all, who doesn’t love a fresh and pleasant-smelling car? This little gadget allows you to infuse your car with delightful aromas while you’re on the go. Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, clip it onto the vent, and voila! Instant fabulous-smelling car vibes. Be sure to get her some essential oils if she doesn’t already have her own!

Essential Oil Kit

I love this essential oil kit with 20 different essential oils.
 
It includes a great variety and even has suggestions inside for which oils to mix together in order to create different scents, so your bestie is sure to find the perfect scent for her journeys!

Avocado Tumbler

This tumbler is the perfect blend of practicality and pure cuteness.

Jellyfish Keychain

I stumbled upon this silly keychain recently, and it made me LOL, so I had to add it as a best friend gift! Isn’t it great when a small accessory like a keychain can brighten someone’s day? It’s like a little reminder of how you two shared a laugh.

Plant Wine Glasses

These wine glasses that read “what the fucculent” and “pothead” embrace your bestie’s plant obsession in a cute and fun way! It’s like a little nod to their love for plants, and it adds a touch of humor to their relaxation time.

Paint-by-Number Kit

There’s something so satisfying about seeing these come to life. They come with all the paint and brushes you’ll need. They’re a great activity to do with your bestie too! Paint night, anyone?

Gel Manicure Kit

With this set, your bestie can have her very own nail salon right at home.

It’s got everything she needs to achieve that gorgeous gel polish manicure we all crave. The kit comes in a variety of colors, so she can choose her favorite shades and create stunning looks. Plus, it’s way more cost-effective than regular salon visits. 

Toast Lamp

How cute is this Toast LED bedside lamp?! You can turn on just one side or both sides, and it doubles as a cell phone stand. 

Toaster Lamp

I had to add this toaster lamp too because I think it’s equally cute, but you can pick which one you think your bestie would like best!

This post was all about unique gifts to treat your best friend.

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20 Unique Gift Ideas to Treat Your Best Friend

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Treat your bestie with these Amazon finds

I take it that you have a best friend who is there for you no matter what. A friendship that should be celebrated always.
 
Now that I know there are lots of non-materialistic ways to express your love to your best friend. But who doesn’t love a little surprise gift?
 
Whether it’s for a holiday, your best friend’s birthday, your BFF anniversary, or just because, I can help you find the perfect gift to make your best friend smile. I curated a list of amazing ideas, from personalized presents to gifts under $10, all bff approved.
 
Below I’ve curated a list of gifts that my any best friend would love!

This post is all about unique gifts to treat your best friend.

Zodiac Sign Mug

If your best friend is into astrology she will love this little kit. It comes with a personalized mug with her zodiac sign, and golden spoon and a tea infuser!  

A Personalized Throw Pillow

Pick your fav picture together and customize it on a cute throw pillow! This is the perfect gift idea for your bestie, your sister, your mom, or anyone really who loves to display their memories uniquely.
 
This photo frame reads “side by side or miles apart, friends are always close at heart.”
 
It’s like a little reminder that no matter the distance or the insane twists and turns life throws at us, true friendships remain unbreakable. Pick a special photo of you and your bestie together to put in the frame—whatever captures the essence of your amazing friendship.

Matching Bracelets

These matching butterfly bracelets are the perfect combo of sweet and cute.
 
It’s like having a little piece of friendship that they can take with them wherever they go.

Bestie Candle

And speaking of reminders, how about the “Best F*cking Friend” candle? I mean everyone loves candles. Light it up and let the scent fill the room, creating cozy vibes.

Let's explore some practical gifts, because who doesn't love something useful?

Tea Mug Infuser

If your bestie is a tea lover, this tea mug with an infuser is a gem for loose-leaf tea! Plus, it comes in several different colors, so you can choose her favorite.

Assorted Tea Sampler

Gift her this mug along with this assorted loose leaf tea set and she’ll be ready to cozy up with her favorite cup of tea!

Smiley Spatula

And hey, let’s not forget the smiley face spatula! It’s cute, it’s useful, and it’ll bring a little extra joy to your bestie’s cooking adventures.

Portable Vehicle Jump Starter + Air Compressor

I have stumbled upon a real game changer that would be great for your bestie (or anyone) to have in their car at all times. This little gadget has come in handy for me multiple times. I think this is one of the most useful things you could get for someone. You can never be too prepared!

Essential Oil Car Clip

First of all, who doesn’t love a fresh and pleasant-smelling car? This little gadget allows you to infuse your car with delightful aromas while you’re on the go. Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, clip it onto the vent, and voila! Instant fabulous-smelling car vibes. Be sure to get her some essential oils if she doesn’t already have her own!

Essential Oil Kit

I love this essential oil kit with 20 different essential oils.
 
It includes a great variety and even has suggestions inside for which oils to mix together in order to create different scents, so your bestie is sure to find the perfect scent for her journeys!

Avocado Tumbler

This tumbler is the perfect blend of practicality and pure cuteness.

Jellyfish Keychain

I stumbled upon this silly keychain recently, and it made me LOL, so I had to add it as a best friend gift! Isn’t it great when a small accessory like a keychain can brighten someone’s day? It’s like a little reminder of how you two shared a laugh.

Plant Wine Glasses

These wine glasses that read “what the fucculent” and “pothead” embrace your bestie’s plant obsession in a cute and fun way! It’s like a little nod to their love for plants, and it adds a touch of humor to their relaxation time.

Paint-by-Number Kit

There’s something so satisfying about seeing these come to life. They come with all the paint and brushes you’ll need. They’re a great activity to do with your bestie too! Paint night, anyone?

Gel Manicure Kit

With this set, your bestie can have her very own nail salon right at home.

It’s got everything she needs to achieve that gorgeous gel polish manicure we all crave. The kit comes in a variety of colors, so she can choose her favorite shades and create stunning looks. Plus, it’s way more cost-effective than regular salon visits. 

Toast Lamp

How cute is this Toast LED bedside lamp?! You can turn on just one side or both sides, and it doubles as a cell phone stand. 

Toaster Lamp

I had to add this toaster lamp too because I think it’s equally cute, but you can pick which one you think your bestie would like best!

This post was all about unique gifts to treat your best friend.

**This page contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.**

If you liked this post, check out our other gift guides!

Filing Taxes for the First Time? Here’s Everything You Need To Know

Are you in a bind because you’ve never filed a tax return before? And to top it off, you just learned that you’ll need to file one this year? April 15th:

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Are you in a bind because you’ve never filed a tax return before? And to top it off, you just learned that you’ll need to file one this year?
 
April 15th: Tax Day always falls on that date, unless April 15 falls on a weekend or holiday. 
 
If you are filing your taxes for the first time, we have everything you need to know. And yes, we will be sharing how to file your taxes for free (or at a super low cost).

In this post, we are sharing everything you need to know if you are filing taxes for the first time.

A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO FILING TAXES

Essential tips for all you first-time filers out there ⬇️

Figure Out If You Have to File a Tax Return

To determine if you need to file a tax return, there are a few key factors to consider. 
 
In general, if your gross income in 2023 was at least $13,850, you’ll likely need to file a tax return in 2024.
 
Keep in mind that different rules apply to married individuals, older Americans, and heads of household. 
 
It’s important to note that even if you can be claimed as a dependent on someone else’s tax return, the $13,850 threshold still applies to you. 
 
If you are considered a dependent, you must file a return if you have accumulated at least $1,250 in “unearned” income, such as interest from investments.

Get Your Documents Together Early

 
Once you’ve determined that you need to file a tax return, it’s time to gather the necessary documents to complete it.
 
Here’s a list of essential documents to gather:
 
W-2: If you have a job, your employer is required to send you this form by the end of January. It provides details on your earnings for the previous year and the amount of tax withheld.
 
1099s: These forms report income that doesn’t come directly from a traditional employer. They include earnings from freelance work, “gig” pay, interest and dividend income, as well as income from third-party platforms like Venmo and PayPal.
 
Receipts: As a first-time taxpayer, it’s important to start keeping records of transactions that may need to be reported on your tax form. This includes income, expenses, and potential deductions. For example, keep track of any charitable donations you make or significant medical bills you incur.
 
By gathering these essential documents, you’ll be well-prepared to complete your tax return accurately and efficiently.

Gather Important Personal information

You’ll need the following personal information on hand to file taxes:
 
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number
  • (TIN) for yourself and any dependents
  • Full name and date of birth for all individuals on your return.
  • Proof of identity with a valid photo ID
  • Bank account information, including your routing and account numbers, if you want to receive your tax refund via direct deposit.

Figure Out If Someone Can Claim You as a Dependent

 
It’s important to determine whether someone can claim you as a dependent, especially if you’re living with your parents or receiving any financial support from them.
 
According to TurboTax, parents can claim you as a dependent if you’re under 19 years of age, or under 24 and a full-time student, and they provide more than half of your financial support.
 
While parents can receive tax benefits by claiming you as a dependent, it’s also crucial for you to report this dependent status on your own tax return. 
 
Be sure to check with your parents and discuss whether they plan to claim you as a dependent and how it may affect your taxes. Always stay informed to ensure that you’re taking all the necessary steps towards financial success.

Figure Out If Someone Can Claim You as a Dependent

 
It’s important to determine whether someone can claim you as a dependent, especially if you’re living with your parents or receiving any financial support from them.
 
According to TurboTax, parents can claim you as a dependent if you’re under 19 years of age, or under 24 and a full-time student, and they provide more than half of your financial support.
 
While parents can receive tax benefits by claiming you as a dependent, it’s also crucial for you to report this dependent status on your own tax return. 
 
Be sure to check with your parents and discuss whether they plan to claim you as a dependent and how it may affect your taxes. Always stay informed to ensure that you’re taking all the necessary steps towards financial success.

Determine Your Tax Filing Status:

Here are the five primary filing statuses: 
 
  • Single: If you’re unmarried.  
  • Married (filing jointly): For married couples who want to combine their income on one return.
  • Married (filing separately): For married couples filing separately.
  • Head of household: For unmarried individuals who support dependents.
  • Qualifying widow/widower with dependent child: If you’re a surviving spouse with a dependent child. 
 
Include the appropriate filing status on your forms, when filing your taxes for the first time.

Find Out If You Qualify for Deductions or Credits

 
When it comes to taxes, deductions and credits can both help decrease your overall tax liability. Tax deductions work by reducing the amount of your income that is taxable while tax credits decrease the amount of tax you owe.
 
For first-time taxpayers, there are a few common deductions and credits that may apply:
 
  • The student loan interest deduction is one example of a deduction and can possibly result in a maximum deduction of $2,500 for the interest paid on student loans.
 
  • The American Opportunity Tax Credit is a credit that can be claimed by those individuals for whom no one can claim as a dependent, allowing for up to $2,500 credit for college expenses.
 
  • The Earned Income Tax Credit may be an option for individuals who earned a low income in 2023. It is essential to consult the IRS tables for information on how to qualify for this credit based on your income level.
 
  • Lifetime Learning Credit: A credit that helps cover the costs of post-secondary education, including tuition and related expenses, for eligible students. 
 
  • Educational expenses deduction: This deduction covers certain educational expenses. 
 
  • Home Energy Tax Credits: A credit for homeowners who make qualifying energy-efficient home upgrades.
 
  • Energy Efficient Home Improvement Credit: A credit for homeowners investing in energy-efficient home improvements. 
Deductions and credits can be a valuable tool when it comes to claiming your taxes.
 
Getting your taxable amount to the lowest possible is important if you want to pay less in taxes. It’s crucial to research which ones may apply to your situation and take advantage of them while preparing your tax return.

Decide if You Need Help

If you’re a first-time taxpayer, you have the option of either doing your own taxes or hiring a professional. 
 
Many Gen-Z individuals choose to do their own taxes, which is generally fine if your tax situation is straightforward.
 
By taking the DIY approach, you can potentially save money and complete your tax return quickly using tax software or the official IRS Free File program.
 
 Calculate your estimated Tax Return using Turbo Tax.

Completing Your Tax Filing

 
Once you’re prepared to file your taxes, it’s important to ensure the accuracy of your tax return. Take the time to review your personal information, income, deductions, and credits for any errors or omissions.
 
Online Filing: If you choose to file online, the platform you use will typically guide you through the process. Before proceeding from one page to the next, carefully verify the information provided for an easier filing experience.
 
 
Tax Professional Assistance: When working with a tax professional, they are responsible for reviewing their work. However, it’s crucial to provide them with accurate information from the start. If needed, ask for a walkthrough of your return to gain additional peace of mind.
 
Nonprofit Organization Assistance: If you’re seeking help from a nonprofit organization, you might be required to attend in-person sessions and bring all necessary documents. The organization will then assist you in submitting your tax return.
 
Paper Filing: If you opt for paper filing, complete all mandatory forms accurately, attach supporting documents, and send the package to the appropriate IRS address. Take the time to double-check everything before mailing your return, and remember to include a signed and dated copy.
 
It’s crucial to file your return by the tax deadline to avoid any late penalties. For the 2024 tax year, the deadline is April 15, 2024.

Pay the IRS if you owe taxes

After filing your taxes, you’ll either receive a tax refund or a notice of the amount you owe to the IRS. If you end up owing money, you’ll need to know how to pay what you owe.
 
You have a few options:
 
  • Use IRS Direct PayThis online service lets you pay your tax bill directly from your bank account. It’s a secure and convenient way to pay the IRS without any fees. 
  • Pay with a credit or debit card: You can pay your taxes using a credit or debit card through authorized payment processors, but this method includes fees. 
  • Pay in installments: If you can’t pay your tax bill in full, you may be eligible for an installment payment plan with the IRS. This allows you to pay your tax debt over time in manageable installments. 
Whichever method you choose, pay what you owe on time to avoid any penalties.

Common Tax Mistakes to Avoid For First-Time Filers

  • Misreporting any earned income
  • Not claiming qualified deductions or credits
  • Forgetting to sign and date your Tax return
  • Missing the date to file
  • Not keeping organized and accurate records.
  • Inaccurate Filing Status

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