9 Nike Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend

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Show your appreciation for your best pal with these 9 gift ideas for best friends.

Last updated: 30 November 2022
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The Best Nike Gifts for Best Friends

Check out this gift guide if you're searching for something to show your best friend your appreciation. This list of Nike gifts for best friends showcases ideas and inspiration for the next birthday, Christmas or other special gifting occasion.

Whether it's cosy loungewear or the latest sneaker release, check out the top best-friend gifts by Nike.

(Related: 9 Nike Gift Ideas for Your Sister)

9 Nike Gift Ideas for Best Friends

1. Gloves and Mittens

If your best friend is an avid hiker or outdoor runner—or is someone who is always cold—Nike gloves and mittens are a top gift choice. Choose from fluffy, fleece-lined mittens or sweat-wicking gloves that contain adjustable straps for a personalised fit and extra warmth.

2. Matching Sets

Comfort is a requirement for lazy film nights spent with friends. These matching sets (lined with ultra-soft fleece) are fit for lounging and hanging out. Choose from crew-neck and hoodie tops, as well as joggers and short bottoms, in lots of colours and sizes.

3. Nike Air Force 1 Sneakers

It's hard to go wrong with a pair of Air Force 1s when shopping for a sneaker fan. These shoes have been an iconic footwear staple for over 40 years thanks to their classic, clean look and cushioned, comfy outsole. Gift your best friend a solid, all-white pair to add to their collection or mix things up with an Air Force 1 boot that has winter-ready lugs for traction on snowy surfaces.

(Related: How to Clean Air Force 1s)

4. Cosy Beanies

A colourful, fluffy Nike beanie is a simple accessory your best friend can throw on to complete an outfit or stay toasty on a chilly walk. Choose styles like the Nike Sportswear Beanie, available in several different colours, or more insulating types like the Nike Dri-FIT Trail Beanie, woven with sweat-wicking technology. You can also find varieties with sports-team logos and university colours.

5. Backpacks, Hip Packs and Cross-body Bags

Whether you think your best friend will get more use out of a small, easy-to-access hip pack or a backpack that can hold items like a laptop or running shoes, there's a Nike bag to suit a wide variety of needs. One top choice, the Nike Sportswear Futura Luxe Cross-body Bag, can be worn as a hip bag, shoulder carry, clutch or cross-body bag, making it super versatile.

6. Sunglasses

From pairs designed for athletic use to shades for casual wear, the Nike sunglasses collection is diverse—and ideal for a wide range of uses. Gift your best friend polarised and tinted sunglasses if they tend to love outdoor adventuring or opt for blue-light-blocking frames if they spend time on a smartphone, computer or tablet.

7. Fan Gear

If your best friend is a die-hard sport follower, Nike fan gear is a wise gifting choice. Shop clothing and accessories from a variety of sports, like basketball and football, as well as a range of team types—from national teams to universities.

8. Socks

A pair of Nike socks, available in no-show, ankle and crew varieties, is another gift that's sure to receive plenty of wear from your best friend. Find pairs with unique tie-dye colouring and fun festive patterns.

9. Nike Gift Card

Want to give your best friend the chance to pick out whatever they want? Or better yet, do you enjoy shopping together? Give your best friend a Nike gift card with the amount of your choice.

Words by Julia Sullivan

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