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2023 is finally here and it’s time to celebrate! SimplePrints is ready to help you ring in the new year with thoughtful and unique New Year’s gifts for friends.

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The first gift most of us think of for New Year’s is, of course, champagne. Any type of bubbly will do, from a classic champagne bottle to sparkling wine to sparkling water. For a non-alcoholic option that still feels extra special try a bottle of De Soi. Another option is to jazz a budget-friendly champagne with a custom “NYE 2023” label with a Cricut label maker or printer. This is a lovely way to surprise friends with a custom-made gift (without breaking the bank.)

You can take this gift one step further and create a custom New Year’s gift basket for your friends or the host of your New Year’s Eve celebration! We love the variety of gift baskets from Harry & David for pre-made options, but you can also make your own basket pretty easily. Your “basket” can take the form of a box, a stylish gift bag, or an actual basket. Be sure to include some tasty treats, such as specialty chocolates, fancy cheese, fruits, spreads, dips, and of course, wine. 

Here are a few more New Year’s Eve gift basket ideas that might inspire you!

  • Beauty Gifts: Give playful eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, eyeliners, and other makeup kit that your friends will love. 

  • Skincare items: You can never go wrong with a basket of delicious smelling lotions, face wash, creams, skin oils, and more.

  • Movie Lover’s Basket: Include a gift card to your favorite movie theater, popcorn, and candies.

  • Coffee Gift Basket: Pick out a few adorable mugs, some specialty coffee beans, and some flavorful creamers for a fun and unique basket idea.

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Custom Wall Art: A Memorable Photo Gift Idea

If you want to give special New Year’s gifts to friends who mean a lot to you, consider a piece of custom wall art. A sleek, modern Metal Print is a lovely way to celebrate your friendship throughout the years! Personalized metal prints offer a touch of sophistication while being lightweight and durable. You can use a high-quality photograph of you and your friends, of a travel destination that means a lot to both of you, or a photograph from a special event. All of these will certainly surprise friends and loved ones alike. 


Canvas Prints make for a special gift for a friend that has been there for you through thick and thin. Honor them with a matte canvas print that looks perfect from every angle. Canvas prints are one of the best photo gifts because it showcases your favorite moments shared together. 

Unforgettable New Year Gifts for Friends

Photo books make fantastic photo gift ideas for him and her. If you are looking for gift ideas for friends, photo books provide special opportunities to cherish memories that you both share. Here are a few of the options from SimplePrints:

  • Softcover Photo Books come in 8x8” size and are perfect for taking with you on the go or for more casual photo books. The durable, soft cover makes it easy to flip through the pages and enjoy your special gift with friends.

  • Hardcover Photo Books make a lovely addition to a New Year’s gift basket or as a gift all on their own. Choose between 8x8” and 12x12” sizes for the perfect fit for your custom photo book. This durable hardcover photo album will withstand regular usage and you can custom spine text! These books are wonderful options for coffee table photo books, wedding photo albums, or any other statement book. 
    Team tip: To give the photos in your new custom photo book a seamless, uniform look, try a photo editor online! You can apply a sophisticated filter to each of your photos to help the lighting and style of the photos blend together effortlessly. We shared our top 5 best apps to edit photos on our blog.


  • Travel photo books are lovely New Year’s gifts for friends and travel buddies. Create a custom Layflat Photo Book with all your glamorous vacation snapshots to flip through for years to come. Layflat photo books are also fantastic for special events such as standing in each other’s weddings, going to prom together, or birthday and anniversary milestones.


  • Mini Photo Books are great gift ideas for a new friend group or one that’s known each other for decades. These personalized pocket-sized photo books come in sets of three, so whether you want to create a custom recipe book with all your favorite recipes or remember the camping trip you went on together, these special gifts are ready to share.

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New Year Friendship Quotes

No matter which photo book you choose, don’t forget to include sentimental and fun friendship captions! Here are a few of our favorite cute friendship quotes:


“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.” — Tennessee Williams


“Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.” — Unknown


“We weren’t sisters [or brothers] by birth, but we knew from the start…fate brought us together to be sisters [or brothers] by heart.” — Unknown


“I will not let you go into the unknown alone.” --- Bram Stoker


“A friend is one of the best things you can be and the greatest things you can have.” — Sarah Valdez


“Sisters make the best friends in the world.” Marilyn Monroe


“Some people arrive and make such a beautiful impact on your life, you can barely remember what life was like without them.”
---Anna Taylor


“It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” — Marlene Dietrich


“True friends are like diamonds — bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.” — Nicole Richie


“Friendship isn’t a big thing—it’s a million little things”. -Paulo Coelho


“A friend tells you what you want to hear; a best friend tells you the truth.” - Marilyn Monroe

Bring in the New Year with SimplePrints

It is so easy to get started creating memorable New Year’s gifts for friends with SimplePrints.


  1. Download the SimplePrints app and create your account.

  2. Start your project - from wall art to photo books.

  3. Organize your photos and import them into the app.

  4. Order your brand new custom photo product!

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