Gift Ideas

8 Great Gifts For Friends Fans

When you think about the legendary sitcoms that have graced our televisions over the years, a few comedies immediately come to mind. We’ve all watched the Netflix classics that never go out of style, such as The Office‘s comedic stylings of the best boss, Michael Scott, or How I Met Your Mother‘s love adventures of the smart architect, Ted Mosby. They’re all fantastic and easily rewatchable when we can’t decide what to watch, but none of them can rival Friends in a battle of legendary shows.

When did Friends start?

First and foremost, for those who are unfamiliar with the writing talent behind Friends, where have you been? Secondly, let us provide you with some background information on this renowned television show. This American sitcom first aired in 1994 and quickly acquired international fame for its complex and fascinating plots, unlimited amounts of laughter, and an all-star ensemble that complements each other brilliantly.

You might be wondering who is in this fantastic cast. Monica (Courtney Cox), Chandler (Matthew Perry), Ross (David Schwimmer), Rachel (Jennifer Aniston), Joey (Matt LeBlanc), and Phoebe (Lisa Kudrow) were the world’s favourite characters between 1994 and 2004, with their rivalries, shenanigans, and hilarious adventures firmly establishing this show as one of the greatest series ever made – yeah, it’s that good. The enormous impact of this era-defining sitcom has resulted in a large and committed fan base, and despite its ending date, it has lived on through generations that you would not have believed would know it. With so much enthusiasm for this series, we’re sure you’d have to look far and wide to find someone who hasn’t heard of it and hasn’t laughed.

Friends Finale

Friends, like all wonderful things, must come to an end, no matter how much you try to reject it. With ten seasons and 236 episodes, the show signalled the end of an era in 2004. We were stuck with re-runs for seventeen years, but we didn’t mind because the humour was still great after all these years. However, just as we were about to write off 2021 as a bad year, we heard the wonderful news of a Friends reunion, proving that our wishes had finally been granted.

This spectacular reunion returned to our screens in May 2021, along with the best question of all time: “How you doin’?” We saw this incredible group of six answer the most urgent topics since the previous show, including the most frequently asked: were Ross and Rachel on a break? But we’ll leave it to you to figure out; no spoilers if you haven’t seen it yet.

We’re huge fans of this iconic franchise here at IWOOT, and we have a terrific selection of Friends gifts right here that we’ve narrowed down to eight intriguing suggestions for you.

So, whether you identify as a nerd like Ross or a neat freak like Monica, IWOOT UK’s Friends gifts have something for everyone—you’ll soon be shouting “Oh! My! God!” like Chandler’s favourite ex.

  1. LEGO Ideas: Central Perk Friends: TV Show Collector Set (21319)
    £69.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    LEGO Ideas: Central Perk Friends: TV Show Collector Set (21319)

    For those Phoebe fans who adore being creative, we may have the answer to all your creative wishes. What could be more creative than making your own Friends cast? Sure, it’s not a smelly cat, but genius can’t be replicated. Don’t let your life get stuck in second gear—when the rain begins to fall, head to LEGO Central Perk.

    Enjoy a nostalgic trip down memory lane while getting coffee from Gunther at the service counter (and a chocolate cake for Monica). However, if Ross plays his keyboard or Phoebe sings on stage, keep your ears covered. This lovely LEGO Ideas kit will brighten your day, week, month, or even year, whether you play with it or simply display it!

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  2. Friends You're My Lobster Square Cushion
    £24.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Friends You're My Lobster Square Cushion

    Even if your sofa isn’t the Friends sofa, Friends-inspired cushions will make it feel more like Central Perk. It not only adds a little more comfort to the party, but it also gets you ready for the next Friends marathon. These cushions could be valuable in the long run as well; does a visitor not understand the reference? Aren’t they fans of Friends? We may have just saved you from a giant red flag. You are welcome.

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  3. Friends Central Perk 12 Days of Bath Advent Calendar
    £19.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Friends Central Perk 12 Days of Bath Advent Calendar

    With this Friends Advent Calendar, you can make the Christmas countdown even more amazing. This is the ultimate alternative advent calendar for any Friends fan, allowing you to switch from the same-old chocolate delights to some equally indulgent—but far classier—Friends-inspired goodies, but don’t let Joey touch!

    Capturing the classic aesthetic of the legendary Central Perk coffee shop, you will genuinely feel like you are on the set, among Joey, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, and all the other members of this cherished ensemble. Relax with some scented bath salts, file your nails, or give your lips a strawberry finish, and you can even add champagne to it like Chandler and Monica, but without the need to hold your breath. You can be certain that luxury lurks behind each and every door, and that smelly cat would be envious, making this the ultimate Friends gifts for any Friends fan.

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  4. Friends Central Perk Neon Light
    £23.49 Buy now with IWOOT

    Friends Central Perk Neon Light

    This coffee shop is without a doubt the most popular in the world, and this renowned light (together with the incredibly catchy theme tune) is a true hallmark of the Friends series. It’s an officially licensed piece of Friends merchandise that will add charm to any room in your home – you don’t need a purple-painted flat to pull this off. Its relaxing green and red neon glow contribute to the ideal atmosphere for those evenings spent binge-watching Netflix shows. It’s a fantastic addition to your home with plenty of ’90s flair, and it’d make a great gift for any Friends fan.

    If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece of television memorabilia that’s filled with nostalgia and history, this Friends lighting is hard to top. With nearly 200 episodes completed, it’s time to bring the series home in a new way.

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  5. Friends Ultimate Trivia Quiz Game
    £17.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Friends Ultimate Trivia Quiz Game

    Test your knowledge, as well as your friends’ and family’s knowledge, to determine who has been paying attention for all 236 episodes. Do you know the names of Ross’ three wives? Do you recall where Monica and Chandler first met? The Friends Ultimate Trivia Quiz includes 400 double-sided quiz cards with over 200 questions from all ten seasons of Friends. Are you as competitive as Monica? Would you beat your friends? Now is your chance to demonstrate how all those marathons with your mates have paid off and prove you are the ultimate fan.

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  6. Friends Pattern Square Coaster Set
    £9.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Friends Pattern Square Coaster Set

    In your home, the smallest touches may often have the largest impact, and we believe this is the case here. With this lovely coaster set, you can unleash your inner Monica Geller and triumph against stains and rings.

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  7. Friends Central Perk Cappuccino Mug
    £10.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Friends Central Perk Cappuccino Mug

    Bring some Central Perk to your home to complement your coasters and totally liven things up. If you can’t make it to Central Perk in New York and have to settle for home, you’ll need something to drink from. Mugs are critical for getting your caffeine fix to get you ready for the day as well as relaxing afterwards, so it’s necessary to have one you appreciate, which is where this classic comes in. Add this gorgeous mug to your collection and reserve it for the most exclusive of guests.

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  8. Friends Milkshake Hoodie - Black
    £27.99 Buy now with IWOOT

    Friends Milkshake Hoodie - Black

    We saw each character grow and change over the course of the show’s ten years, making the early seasons extremely emotional. They all appeared to be pretty young and fresh-faced before going through all of the jokes, drama, and good times that were to come as the story unfolded. If you enjoy 1990s fashion and want to channel your inner Rachel Green, fashion guru, this Friends hoodie is a must-have addition to your wardrobe, delivering plenty of comfort while remembering the hilarity.

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Tom Burley

Tom Burley

Contributing Writer

Tom's a Sport Journalism graduate with a love for all things Rick and Morty, Westworld and David Attenborough. Often found at Blundell Park watching the famous Grimsby Town.