So your girls gone through a pretty rough breakup, and you want to get her something to show you care. Well, you’ve come to the right place as I’ve been searching far and wide for the best gifts to buy after a breakup! Here are 15 of my favourite breakup gift ideas for friends or… even to treat yourself to, if you’ve been going through a rough time recently.
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Forget about breakup gift ideas for friends, I’d buy this myself after my own breakup… or not even a breakup – even just to get that frustration out over a guy in general! Colouring is so therapeutic but this book adds humour for a lighthearted twist. Love it.
What better way to show someone you care, than with a Little Wish bracelet?
“Tie this bracelet around your wrist, close your eyes and make a wish. When the string starts to fray, you know the wish is on it’s way…” Cute huh?
Unsure what to buy after a breakup? How about something that’s actually going to help your girl!? The latest book by Greg Behrendt, author of the multi-million plus copy bestseller gives another hilarious, wry and wise take on relationships and how to move on when one goes sour.
Did the ice cream tub on that book not get you craving something sweet? Well your girlfriend is probably going to crave it even more right now… Which is why a chocolate box hamper is one of the greatest breakup gift ideas you could think of!
Breakups hit hard initially and there’s always a phase where you just need to cry into your pillow and eat lots of chocolate. Cue: the only thing you could possibly want right now!
Just incase chocolate isn’t your friends thing (whhaaaat?!) I’ve found this Sweets Hamper as an alternative. It includes all the classics and is actually surprisingly good value. NOM. (Definitely finding an excuse to get myself this bad boy!)
Whilst we’re on the topic of comfort, one more thing your friend will need? A super snuggly blanket hoody. I have one. Celebs have them too. And I can see why. Honestly. Couldn’t recommend more. This gift is the gift of all breakup gifts… for sure!
Right, let’s get back on track now with things that are a little more… productive! Want to help your friend out? Then give the gift of self-care and get them into positive habits that will genuinely make this breakup a little easier.
These activity cards teach mindfulness and meditation, making it easier… and simpler. Yet it’s not going to break the bank in the process! Well worth checking out.
8. Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You
Back onto books again now, and this book is one that I actually read after my breakup, which is why I can personally vouch for it. Check it out…
Let’s throw in another lighthearted breakup gift idea to get away from the heavy stuff for a moment… Why not get your friend this mug?! Just so that if they’re ever doubting themselves, they get a friendly little reminder!
Pampering is ALWAYS a good idea when it comes to helping to heal a broken heart. It also gets your friend taking care of themselves again – Because let’s be fair, there are days after a breakup where you just feel like curling up in bed and can easily forget about showering for days on end!… Or is that just me?! Moving swiftly on…
I love this Pamper Pack because it’s cute as hell and includes everything you could possibly need. Click here to grab it from Amazon (UK only) They also do a Gin Version (click here) and a Cocktail Version (click here) which are worth looking at.
Next up on the breakup gift ideas list is the little box of sleep by Tisserand Aromatherapy. These guys are award-winning, have crazy good reviews, and will help your friend to sleep better (even with a million things racing through their mind!) Thoughtful and practical.
Whilst we’re on the topic of sleep, this is actually right up my alleyway as I am THE WORST sleeper in the world. I personally use the Deep Sleep Pillow Spray from This Works and found it really helps.
Up next, the let that sh*t go journal… just to make them smile really! Going through a breakup is tough. I’d say you’re entitled to swear to your hearts content. But at least this journal is encouraging your pal to get their thoughts out on paper… instead of bottling it all up inside.
Okay, so I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this one(!)… it’s definitely working it’s way into crazy territory, but who am I to judge?! The Revenge Voodoo Doll let’s you stab out your frustrations… in a safe, legal way!
Last but not least – if all else fails – bring a smile to your friends face with this Boyfriend Cuddle Pillow. Never fear, your cotton fiber human body pillow is here, to spoon you to your hearts content! Genius right?! This is my all-time favourite gift to buy after a breakup. You can also select different colours.
So that rounds up my list! Fifteen of my favourite breakup gifts to grab your friend after a tough breakup. Hope this helps. Sending all my support out to anyone who needs it.