Breakup Gifts to Console a Friend

Gabrielle Applebury
Girl supporting a friend

Breakups are incredibly difficult and painful to go through. Doing something thoughtful for a friend or family member going through a breakup shows them that you love and support them through this challenging moment.

Being Supportive

Aside from being a caring friend and talking with them about what the breakup process has been like, you can also give them a gift to show them that you are there for them. You know them best, so think about what type of gift would help them feel loved.

Yummy Treats

If your buddy has a sweet tooth, getting them a treat can be a great pick-me-up. You can bake them something, pick up their favorite pastry or order them:

  • Edible cookie dough
  • A box of their favorite chocolates
  • Cookies or brownies
  • An assortment of candy

Breakup Survival Kits

Create a thoughtful assortment of your friend's favorite things. This can include food, books, movies, flowers, or a themed package. Themes can include:

  • Relaxation: You can fill this kit with a combination of anything like candles, hot cocoa and mugs, a voucher for a massage, super soft pajamas, slippers, nail polish, face masks, and a robe
  • Emotional Release: You can gift your friend a journal, boxing gloves, or a gift certificate to a break room or rage room
  • Silly: Give your friend some funny gag gifts that will make them laugh

Spa Day

A spa day can be a nice treat to give a friend or family member. This can help them relax, enjoy themselves, and hopefully reduce a bit of their stress. Massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials are all great options to purchase for your buddy.

Favorite Meal

woman delivering casserole to friend

Make your friend's favorite meal and surprise them with this special delivery. Often times after a breakup, it can be easy to lose your appetite or feel too exhausted to cook anything for yourself. A home-made meal can be incredibly comforting and shows them that you care. Plan a fun night where you hang out and eat dinner together. Be sure to make something that is great leftover, or can be frozen.

Podcast Subscription

If your friend often listens to podcasts, a subscription can be a great option to get them. Podcast subscriptions are an inexpensive and unique gift that can help your friend process their breakup, or provide some good distraction for them.

Movie Outing

A breakup can leave your friend feeling lonely and down. Remind them that they can count on you and treat them to a movie of their choice. This way they'll get to spend some time with someone who cares about them and enjoy a temporary distraction from their breakup.

Cozy Presents

Cozy gifts can be very comforting during this stressful time. Some great options include:

  • Nice coffee and cute mugs
  • A throw blanket
  • A super soft sweatshirt or t-shirt
  • Fuzzy socks
  • A few lighthearted books or magazines
  • A nice sleep mask
  • An essential oil diffuser and relaxing scents

Helping Hand

If you aren't into the idea of purchasing something, but still want to do something kind for your friend you can offer to help them with errands or around their house. Breakups can leave people feeling low on energy, so doing something helpful can really show them how much you care. You can offer:

  • Tidying up around their house
  • Doing a load of their laundry
  • Helping them care for their pet
  • Running an errand for them
  • Doing their dishes
  • Making a grocery run

Choosing the Right Gift

Depending on your friend or family member's preferences, there are plenty of great gift options to choose from. Picking something that you know they'll like will show them that they are loved and supported throughout this difficult experience.

Breakup Gifts to Console a Friend