32 Gift Ideas For A Friend with A Broken Heart

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It almost breaks your heart to see some-one you love in so much pain, knowing there is nothing you can say or do.

There is no magic glue you can buy to seal up that broken heart and we’re assuming you have no super human powers to move time forward more quickly to hasten the healing. The truth is you can’t fix it.

What you can do however is show that broken-hearted friend you care – that she is loved and not alone. You can hold her hand while she moves through the process and you can help occupy her time so that not every second of her day is full of thoughts of HIM. The following are a few gift ideas to give her all that and maybe a little more.

1. Start Where You Are – Reflective Journal

Self reflection journal - gift idea for a broken heart

‘Start where you are’ by ‘Meera Patel’ is not just any ordinary journal, it is a journal filled with a host of beautiful quotes, questions and activities designed to help the user release stuck emotions and let go of negative thoughts.

Here are a couple of examples of activities from the book:

  • List five things that always and immediately bring a smile to your face.
  • What are three thoughts that made you smile today?

The best part is that it features vibrant hand drawn images and lettering which makes it so much more personal making this the perfect gift for anyone with a broken heart.

The following image is an example of an hand drawn quote from the book.

World exists within - quote

View on Amazon.com – ‘Start where you are’ journal.

2. Soothing Thumb Stone

Soothing thumb stone - inspirational gift item

This beautifully designed thumb stone carries a reassuring message that reads, ‘Every little thing is gonna be alright‘. The stone is designed to feel smooth when rubbed and the reassuring message activates the relaxation response making one feel relaxed. Being only 1.5″ in size, it is a lovely reminder to keep in ones pocket/purse and makes for a simple yet powerful gift to give anyone with a broken heart.

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3. You Are Loved Bracelet

You are loved - inspirational bracelet

If your friend wears bracelets then a bracelet with an inspirational message can make for a thoughtful gift. There are also many other options when it comes to inspirational bracelets, like this beautiful leather bracelet from YOYONY, that says, ‘You are loved, You are valued, You are beautiful.’

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4. I am With You Always Bracelet

I am with your always - inspirational bracelet

If your friend is religious, you can give them a bracelet that has a religious message inscribed on it. For example, the following bracelet that has this beautiful quote from the Bible: ‘I am with you always – Matthew 28:20’.

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5. Quan OM Necklace With Greeting Card

Lotus OM symbol - inspirational necklace

The lotus flower is the perfect representation of inner strength amidst the turmoil that exists outside. This beautiful necklace combines the lotus symbol with ‘OM’ (the mantra of peace and strength) making this a thoughtful gift for anyone who is going through a tough time in life. Wearing this will give the wearer inner strength and tranquility.

In addition to the inscribed message, this necklace comes with a card with a powerful message that reads, ‘Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters the most’. A message that urges the reader to let go of the past and look forward toward rebuilding a better future.

As for the make, this chain is made of stainless steel and pendant is made of high quality pewter.

View on Amazon.com – Quan Necklace.

6. Aromatherapy Diffuser With Essential Oils

Aromatherapy diffuser kit

This aromatherapy diffuser comes with a set of 6 essential oils which include Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass and Sweet Orange. Essential oils can be really helpful in relaxing and uplifting your mood which is why this diffuser kit can make for a really thoughtful gift for someone going through a rough time.

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7. You Are Braver Than You Believe – Inspirational Plaque

You are braver than you believe - inspirational plaque

A beautifully designed wooden plaque that has on it a powerful quote taken from A.A.Milne’s – ‘Winnie the Pooh’. The quote reads as follows:

Always remember, you are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, SMARTER than you think & LOVED more than you know.”

This is a great message that evokes feelings of self love and self esteem and helps the mind change focus from negative thoughts to positive, more empowering thoughts. Definitely makes for a great gift for someone trying to heal their broken heart.

This product is made from good quality natural wood and is approximately 7 inches large and 9 inches tall. The message is engraved (carved, not printed) on the plaque.

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8. Coloring Book With Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational coloring book

Coloring books are not just for kids, they are for adults too. Research indicates that coloring can actually help people relax, cope with negative feelings and blow off steam.

Each coloring page on this book features an inspirational quote that will give strength to the recipient.

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9. Empowering Questions Cards

Empowering question cards - inspirational gift item

These are 52 beautifully designed cards each one carrying a deep question that will broaden your perspective, help the reader uncover deep truths about their life and in doing so, aid them in their healing process. They facilitate inner self talk that help enhance self love and forgiveness.

Some questions are as follows:

  • What kind of advice on life would my old self give me current self?
  • Who am I beneath all my roles?
  • What one thing fascinates me so much right now that the thought or feelings won’t leave me alone?
  • If I didn’t feel shame or fear, what would I do now?
  • What kind of recurring situations or people do I attract? What kinds of lessons might they have about myself?
  • What kinds of things am I thankful for right now?

This gift along with a reflective journal like that one discussed earlier in this article would make for a great combo.

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10. Jar Of Smiles

A similar gift idea is the ‘Jar of Smiles’ that contains 31 multicolored cards each with an inspirational quote on it that serve as little reminders in times of stress. The little cards come packaged in an adorable jelly jar with a lock top.

Jar of smiles - gifts for a broken heart

If you have the time and want to add a personalized touch, you can make a similar item by hand and fill it up with 31 inspirational quotes that you think the recipient will find uplifting. If not the notes, you can make up a little gift book of inspirational quotes for giving your pal a fast injection of I-can-get-through-this medicine.

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11. Loading Penguin Hugs Book

Loading penguin hugs book

Loading Penguin Hugs is a really cute and fun book that is filled with adorable illustrations and uplifting quotes and messages that is sure to cheer your friend up. This book has around 80 pages and is right for people of all ages.

View on Amazon.com – Loading Penguin Hugs Book.

12. Set Of 4 Aromatherapy Candles

Aromatherapy candles

This is a set of 4 aromatherapy candles that are made from natural soy wax and hence burn smoke-free and help create a stress-free and calming environment. The 4 fragrances include Rose, Jasmine, Lavender and Vanilla.

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13. Relaxation Bath Bombs

Relaxing bath bombs

A relaxing bath is all you need to melt away the blues and this set of bath bombs will help you do just that. This set comes with 7 handcrafted bath bombs each with a uniquely delightful scent designed to soothe and relax your senses which makes it a really thoughtful pampering gift.

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14. You Got This Ring

You got this ring

Made from steel and titanium, this ring looks beautiful and has an inspirational message embedded on it which will serve as a constant reminder to your friend that yes, they got this. The best thing about this ring is that it can be adjusted according to your finger.

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15. Wonderful You – Inspirational Quotes Book

Wonderful you inspirational book

This book contains 100 beautifully illustrated, inspirational quotes and fun facts that will help take your mind off of things and uplift you. This is the perfect book to have around you when you are feeling the blues.

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16. Power Thought Cards

Power thought cards

This is a set of 64 beautifully crafted cards that carry messages of inspiration, self love, self care and positivity. The cards are illustrated on both sides with one side featuring a positive affirmation and another a visualization to inspire and enlighten. Can make for a really powerful gift for anyone going through a tough time.

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17. Listen To Your Heart Journal

Listen to your heart journal

This is a beautiful journal that features interactive questions and beautiful watercolor artwork that will inspire self reflection, self love and self-care. This can make for a great gift even if your recipient is not into journaling.

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18. You Got This – Wall Poster

You got this inspirational wall poster

This decorative sign is bright and colorful and carries an uplifting message that can lift anyone up. It is fairly large and is printed on stretched canvas and stapled to a wooden frame. It also comes with hanging hardware so you can easily hang it up in a room making for the perfect pick me up gift.

View on Amazon.com – You Got This – Wall Poster.

19. Engraved Inspirational Stones

Inspirational pocket stones

This is a set of 50 pocket stones each engraved with a positive, uplifting word. The stones feel really smooth and are small enough to be easily carried in your pocket. Looking and feeling these stones can give you the boost of positivity that you need at any point of time.

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20. Let Your Smile Change The World – Wall Art

Let your smile change the world - wall art

This is a simple yet beautiful wall art with an equally beautiful and uplifting message for a broken heart. The wall art is framed and ready to hang.

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21. Engraved Pocket Watch

Engraved pocket watch

This is beautifully crafted pocket watch that carries an uplifting engraved message on the outside. The gift of time can also be symbolic as time never stays still and good times will come soon.

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22. Inspirational Box Sign

Take pride in how far you have come - box sign

This box sign measures 3 x 12 inches and carries an heart warming message that is sure to lift your recipient’s spirit.

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23. Today Is A Brand New Day – Wall Art

Today is a brand new day - wall art

This is another beautiful wall art with an positive message that is bound to inspire and uplift your recipient. The print is of high quality, ready to hang and is waterproof and UV resistant.

View on Amazon.com – Today Is A Brand New Day Wall Art.

24. Inspirational Calendar

Inspirational perpetual calendar

This is a small, yet nicely made calendar that features inspirational quotes, Bible verses and positive affirmations for each day of the year. Plus, this calendar has no year printed on it and hence can be used perpetually. The only drawback is that this calendar features a lot of religious messages. So if your friend is not very religious, you might want to avoid this and instead get her some other inspirational calendar.

View on Amazon.com – Inspirational Calendar.

26. You’re Awesome Keychain

You are awesome keychain

This is a simple stainless steel keychain with a fun message which is also very inspirational. This is a lighthearted way of telling your friend how much you value them and that they are worthy.

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26. 7 Rules Of Life – Motivational Poster

Rules of life - inspirational poster

This is a beautiful motivational poster that comes with 7 powerful messages as follows:

Let it go: Never ruin a good day by thinking about a bad yesterday.
Ignore them: Don’t listen to other people, live a life that is empowering to you.
Give it time: Time heals everything.
Don’t compare: The only person you should try to beat is the person you were yesterday.
Stay calm: It’s okay not to have everything figured out. Know that in time, you will get there.
It’s on you: Only you are in-charge of your happiness.
Smile: Life is short. Enjoy it while you have it.

These messages will serve as a constant reminder to the reader to let go and not overthink things and assure her/him that things will work out for the best.

This poster is approximately 11 inches wide and 14 inches tall and is printed on premium stock paper and is shipped in a sturdy stay-flat envelope.

View on Amazon.com – 7 Rules of Life Motivation poster.

27. You’re Strong, Smart, and You Got This – Book

You got this book

Filled with whimsical illustrations and powerful messages on each page, this book has specifically been designed to uplift someone going through a tough phase in life. This book is really comforting to read and is sure to help your friend change their focus.

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28. Promises From God Cards

Box of blessings - inspirational cards

If the recipient is religious then you can also consider the ‘Promises From God for Women Cards’ that contain inspirational messages from the scripture, notable quotes and loving sentiments on each card.

View on Amazon.com – Box of Blessings

29. She Believed She Could So She Did – Journal With Inspirational Quotes

She believed she could journal

Apart from the inspirational quote on the cover, this journal contains an inspirational quote on the bottom of every page. Journaling can be really useful when dealing with a broken heart which makes the gift of a plain journal very thoughtful.

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30. Amazing Woman Mug And Coaster

Amazing woman - coffee mug and coaster

This beautiful ceramic mug has the inscription, ‘You are an amazing woman‘ on it. It also comes with a lid that has the uplifting message, ‘Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all’ on it with a floral background. The lid doubles as a coaster. As for the size, this is a large mug that can hold 14 ounces of hot beverage in it.

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31. Instant Happy Journal

Instant happy journal - gift idea

Speaking of journals, here’s another one that is just as good – The ‘Instant Happy Journal’ by by ‘Karen Salmansohn’.

This journal is very similar to the above one and features inspirational quotes, facts and activities for each day of the year making this journal a perfect gift for anyone going through a heartache.

Examples of a few activities from the journal are as follows:

  • Share some words of wisdom a friend told you today (or recently) that inspired you.
  • You think about 60,000 thoughts a day, Make sure, 59,999 aren’t negative, limited thoughts. Share three positive thoughts you had today.
  • Tune into the frequency of love by recalling a loving act – either one you did for someone or one that someone did for you.
  • Share something you overheard today that make you laugh or think in a new way.

View on Amazon.com – ‘Instant Happy Journal’.

32. The Healthy Coping Coloring Book And Journal

Coping coloring book and journal

Coloring books are not just for kids, they are for adults too. Research indicates that coloring can actually help people relax, cope with negative feelings and blow off steam.

This product is a combination of a coloring book and a journal that helps one express and release bottled up emotions. It is also filled with inspirational quotes, poems and practical advice making this the perfect gift for someone dealing with negative feelings associated with a broken heart.

View on Amazon.com – The Healthy Coping Coloring Book.

Nature has a way of healing in a way almost nothing else can. Arm yourselves with a book and stroll along the beach identifying seashells or sea-birds; take a walk in the forest identifying trees or butterflies; wander around parks and gardens identifying wild flowers. Things like this can become very absorbing and give your friend a rest from going round and round inside her own head.

Also Read: 74 Quotes About True Friends And Why They Are Special

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