Do you have a huge Friends fan on your shopping list this holiday season? Fear not. Here is a great Friends 25th Anniversary gift guide featuring products that any fan will love.
I can’t believe Friends turns 25 years old this year. It feels like only yesterday that the show debuted. I am a huge Friends fan. For the past 25 year, Friends has been a staple in my life. Not a day goes by that I don’t watch at least one episode. It’s probably because it came about at a time when my friends were the most important people in my life. In 1994, it was my freshman year of college. It was the first time I was on my own and dorm life was pretty much like apartment life on the show. My first college friends group, which had 6 of us in it, would get together every Thursday at 8 pm to watch. As years went on and friend groups evolved and changed, the ritual of watching Friends always stayed the same.
For us Gen Xers, Friends was appointment television, something we could all related to and bond over. Watching it now as an adult, I’m often brought back to those day and feel comforted. Thanks to Netflix and Nick at Night, Friends is now popular with a new generation. My Gen Z daughter is obsessed with the show as much as I am. It is something we bond over just like I did with my friends back in college. The humor never gets old and I find myself still laughing hysterically at my favorite episodes. The genius writing still holds up and is as relevant today as it was 25 years ago. Part of that is because the writers were intentional about not making any references to current events. A time in your life when your friends are your family is something that people can still relate to. This is why Friends has and will continue to last the test of time.
Friends 25th Anniversary Gift Guide
With the 25th Anniversary this year, a slew of new products have hit the market. There are gifts for life long Friends fans and for a teens and tweens just finding the show alike. I’ve rounded up some of my favorites for this Friends gift guide. Selfishly, I hope some of these gifts will find their way under my tree this year.
More Friends Gift Ideas
Many stores have come out with their own Friends line of products for the 25th Anniversary.
Pottery Barn: Remember the episode where Ross hates Pottery Barn? You can purchase the famous Apothecary table as well as pillows, mugs and prints.
Hot Topic: Hot Topic is the place to go for Friends apparel. But, they also have a Friends cookie jar, slow cooker, backpack and make up set.
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