26 Best 5 Senses Gift Ideas for a Best Friend to Show How Special He/She is!

Any time of year is the perfect time to show your best friend how much you care about them by presenting them with gifts of the senses! We live amongst so much smog, pollution and noise, that a present reminding friends of the wonderful human senses, which afford us such enduring pleasures in life, are always appreciated to help them touch down once more with their sensory selves.

Here are a few ideas for gifts for both male and female best friends that can please your loved ones’ sense of hearing, sight, smell, taste and touch in a practical and satisfying way. Think outside-the-box this year – it doesn’t take much to give someone something they’ll enjoy and remind them of the enduring beauty of their five senses!

5 Senses Gift Ideas for a Female Best Friend

1. LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs Gift Set


Women love to pamper themselves, so why not help your best friend get the gift they deserve this time around. This gift set is perfect for women who love to relax and indulge in a nice bath after a long day at work (or just any day!).

This 5 senses kit comes with 12 handmade fizzies made with natural flower and herb extracts, as well as shea and coconut oils. I love that the majority of the ingredients are all USA-made, supporting our local economy.

Each fizzle lasts for about 1-2 baths to give you lots of time to relax and unwind! The colors are vibrant, and the scents are so relaxing that you’ll feel at ease in no time.

Another thing I love about this gift set is that Lavender Bath Fizzies have been known to aid in a good night’s rest. The Strawberry Fizzies will help fight off any unwanted germs. The Coconut Fizzies will leave skin feeling silky smooth. The Mango and Rose (my personal favorite) will make you feel like a queen. The Melon Fizzies give you an energy boost, and the Vanilla soothes sore muscles.

2. Shiatsu Neck Massager with Heat

Looking for a multi-purpose massage gadget which is compact enough to carry with you or store easily, yet versatile enough to deal with all the classic aches and pains your body develops over time? A Shiatsu Neck Massager with Heat is the perfect way to unwind after a long day. The neck and shoulders are often neglected, so this therapeutic deep tissue shoulder kneading massager can help you release tension and pain.

Simply lie back for a soothing massage that will make you feel fantastic! Whatever your needs may be, this Shiatsu Neck Massager is designed for comfort, giving you the relief you deserve. It is equipped with a heat feature to help relieve muscle aches! It has a gentle, heat therapy action which aids blood circulation.  You can  easily use it hands-free due to  the convenient armrest handle design.

It is operated with buttons, and has a 15 minute safety switch timer to avoid over-heating. It’s the perfect comfort-friendly gadget after a long day at the office or running after the kids. The whole family can benefit from using it.

3. InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser

If you already have an air filter in your home, there is no better accompaniment to creating a clean, refreshing sweet smelling home ambient than an essential oil diffuser. InnoGear Oil Diffuser is a multifunctional device both for  aromatherapy and functioning  as well as a  humidifier. 

It is an ideal home office or bedroom gadget for anyone who loves the clean classic odors of essential oils. You can switch it on in any room in your home or in your office and you will immediately be warmed, relaxed and comfortable due to the pleasant fragrance.

The mist exudes at room temperature and adequately humidifies and scents a small to medium sized space. The light in the diffuser can be toggled between dim and bright so you can control the atmosphere you are trying to create in the room space. There’s no better way to enjoy your day indoors than when your ambient smells great and isn’t dry and uncomfortable. The best thing is being able to choose the fragrance you really love and to change it when you feel like it.

4. GoldBJJ Premium Tea Tree Oil Soap – With Activated Charcoal

Your skin is the largest organ in your body – it offers protection to the whole body, so you need to treat it with care. In most cases just an ordinary soap and water routine is enough to keep it clean and functioning as it should; however, there is a percentage of people with very sensitive skin who need special soap to keep this organ fully protected and functioning.

There is an entire niche market dedicated to these sensitive skin types with special soaps which make the cleansing routine both appropriate and adequate. This premium soap is made with all-natural ingredients and activated charcoal, so this makes it a perfect sensory gift for any female friend.

5. Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker

Fitbit Charge 5 is a new advanced fitness and health tracker that includes everything you need for a healthy lifestyle. It’s sleek design, has motivating sporting activity features, and wireless compatibility making it the perfect fitness companion for anyone with a high stress sporting lifestyle.

It boasts many specialized inbuilt capacities which make it a must-have for the highly active person –  one purchase you won’t regret! It features built-in GPS to track your activities like running, cycling, swimming, indoor rowing and more. The heart rate monitor can also detect stress levels from your movements; it monitors your resting heart rate during the day so you know when to rest and when to exercise.

Thanks to its built-in sleep tracker and 24/7 heart rate monitor technology, this device even helps you manage how much sleep you’re getting every night as well as improve how much time you’re spending in deep restful sleeps as it automatically analyzes your sleep patterns to help you understand how much time is spent in deep or light sleep stages. 

6. Burt’s Bees Gift Set

Hours in the car, days on end speaking to clients, the travelling person, whether male or female, can end up with chapped lips, dry skin and aching scaly feet.

You might not need a deep massage to help you out every day, but if you pop Burts Bees gift set of body lotions in your travel bag, it will go a long way to soothing your weary skin surface on those long trips away from home.

Burt’s Bees is one brand that is on top of its game with an entire lineup being offered in a handy easy-to-carry travel set in old-time attractive packaging. The set is composed of five lotion products for the lips, hands, feet and body, together with  a deep cleansing lotion. These products are made of top quality ingredients like chamomile, milk and honey, bark, coconut and beeswax – all-natural from mother earth – leaving the surface of your skin feeling hydrated, restored, soothed and protected, even in harsh winter times.

7. ANERIMST Outdoor Torch Bluetooth Speaker

Outdoor speakers are a must-have when you love spending time in the great outdoors. It doesn’t matter how amazing your holiday experience is, with all that you have to juggle it may be hard to relax and enjoy yourself. But if you present her with one of these gifts, she’ll be able to enjoy her moments of relaxation without worrying about getting wet or dropping the speaker in the lake.

The wireless water-resistant speaker is not only cute, but it has a built-in microphone and LED flame light effect. In addition, with its waterproof rating of IPX7 and with its portability, you’ll always have cozy company. You can also use the speaker as an emergency light in case you need some light on your next camping getaway.

The best part about this gift idea is that it isn’t just for outdoor activities—you can even use it as a unique decoration in your home during cold winter nights.

8. Palm-sized Portable Vaporizing Kit

If you’ve ever had a cold or lung problems and had to used a nebulizer to soothe and heal the condition, you will realize that it can save you a lot of extended ill health and extensive trips to a doctor. It is often just the right medical help to nip the illness in the bud.

Once you have one in the home and realize how often it is useful, you will wonder how you ever did without one. It’s not the most exciting gift, but it could end up being one of the most useful and thoughtful. This palm-sized version is both easy to store at home as well as to travel with.

It is battery operated, simple to use and very quiet, making your lung condition disappear quietly away as quickly as possible.

5 Senses Gift Ideas for Male Best Friend

9. Nautica Voyage By Nautica Eau de Toilette

Our senses are the gateway to an extraordinary experience. This is why Nautica Voyage is a fragrance for him that evokes both adventure and discovery. Its refreshing and masculine scent was created by expert perfumer -Maurice Roucel.

This perfume is an elegant, masculine fragrance from the beauty experts at Nautica. It captures the sensation of pure ocean air with top notch bergamot, neroli and mandarin orange. The heart opens with a punch of grapefruit and papaya before being gently enveloped by a creamy vanilla base scent. This fragrance by Nautica voyage is an eau de toilette spray available in two different sizes.

10. Davidoff Cool Water Cologne Set for Men

If you’re looking for the perfect gift to send someone, then you need to do both your wallet and their nose a favor and check out this great deal on a Davidoff cologne set. This set features four different bottles of cologne, each with a different scent that’s simply irresistible. Davidoff’s cool water 4-piece colognes set is a great selection for those who enjoy a refreshing fragrance. It features three perfume variations that are all equally addictive, which comes in matching gift boxes that are also beautifully designed.

11. Marlowe’s Body Scrub Soap

Having a hard time picking something out? Well, you might want to consider a new men’s body scrub soap from Marlowe. Now there’s no reason not to get your friend something he’ll love and use for months! This exfoliating bar is made with natural ingredients, like green tea extracts, so that he’ll smell great all day long.

MARLOWE. No. 102 body soap is made with natural ingredients, including green tea extract for an amazing scent. It is a true sensorial experience for your skin and senses. And if you’re not so sure about your present-giving abilities, this soap is affordable and perfect for anyone on your list for sensory gifts for a male friend! 

12. LED Flashlight Gloves for Men

Looking for a gift for a male friend in your life? Gift them with a sense of touch and sight – the LED flashlight glove! When you need help in a dark place, simply point your index finger and thumb in any direction. This is a great gift to give indeed.

With these gloves, they don’t need to search for backup lights and fumble with them in the dark. It’s like wearing a flashlight on each hand! Easily point where they are needed with index finger/thumb.

It is a one-size-fits-all gloves that come with a super bright LED light on your index finger and thumb. The battery life lasts up to 12 hours, which means you can use it anywhere and anytime you need. Great for quickly repairing cars, camping, fishing or just running errands in the dark at night! 

13. Isner Mile Beard Kit

Everyone has their own unique way of expressing themselves. And for some people, the way they express themselves is through their senses. For example, you might give your significant other a jar of your favorite jam to celebrate his or her birthday, or you might send a box of fancy chocolates to that special someone’s office as a little surprise gift from yourself.

Or you might give him a tool kit to help with the grooming process. Because everybody deserves to have a great smelling beard, and this Isner Mile men’s beard Kit is the perfect gift for that special bearded man in your life! What’s in the box? In addition to the beard growth oil, balm and brush, there’s also a pair of scissors and a comb along with an exclusively designed storage bag.

14. ALPHA Bath Spa Gift Set

Do you want to surprise that man in your life with a gift that is guaranteed to tickle his senses? These sensuous bath and body items will make him feel pampered, rejuvenated, and special. Included in this luxurious gift set are bath salts, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion and a body towel.

The fresh ocean scent of the shower gel will transport him to the beaches of Hawaii while he soaks up all of these wonderful ingredients. The conditioning shower gel is enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E to keep his hair smooth and tangle free. The bath salts will soak away his stress, while the body lotion and aftershave are both enriched with essential vitamins. 

15. Cardon Skincare Set with Vitamin E

A man’s skin is a lot different compared to a woman’s. The texture, thickness, and sensitivity are all different and when you’re looking for the perfect gift for your male friend, it can be difficult to find what he wants (and needs).

This set includes premium Korean skincare for sensitive skin, made from cardon cactus, and only the highest-grade natural ingredients. Your friend’s skin is safe with this sensual gift set, as it contains a men’s skincare that provides ultimate protection from the harsh elements without clogging pores and over-drying.

It is effective in protecting the skin from environmental aggressors and is also perfect for oily or combination skin. This highly hydrating face moisturizer absorbs quickly into dry or combination skin, making it perfect as an overnight mask.

16. Man Box Set for Men

If you are looking for that perfect gift for your friend, then this is it. It is the perfect gift set for your outdoorsman friend, or for that guy who has “everything”!

This set contains all of the manly essentials for a camping, hiking, fishing or hunting trip. This collection of items will keep him looking good and help him survive when the zombies hit. It comes with a ferro rod, an attached tinder rope and knife, as well as coffee grit soap, a green insulated mug & lid, cedar & sandalwood candle and last but not least…the man card!

This would be the perfect gift to give your friend or  guy who has everything. What are you waiting for? Get yours today!

17. Sandalwood Bath Gift Set

A gift that shows you care, a sense of style, and the perfect present. This personal self-care kit is full of items to help you feel at ease, refreshed and looking your best. This luxurious gift set will make any man feel valued.

The 14-piece sandalwood bath gift set contains a selection of products for hair and skin which can be used in the bath or on dry skin. It’s a gift that any man will be happy to receive. It features some of the highest quality products on the market, and they’re perfect for him to use at home, work or during travel. Rest assured he’ll thank you when he goes to take a shower with his new favorite shampoo!

Best 5 Senses Gift Ideas for Friends Who are Parents

18. PlayMonster Science4you Educational Toy

 The practicality of this toy is not just limited to four-year-old kids. Your friend’s child will continue to derive learning satisfaction with it as they grow well beyond 4 years old. There is nothing like a well-designed science toy to teach young ones about the practicalities of life, and keep their heads from being in the clouds too much.

The toy involves 19 endlessly, interesting experiments to engage in with the five senses- teaching your friend’s young one both the practical methodologies of science and the importance of their 5 senses. It helps them to develop all their cognitive abilities in a fun, active way; endlessly stimulating their minds while learning about the world around them in a structured, organized manner. 

19. Baby Loves the Five Senses Boxed Set 

When it comes to books, everyone usually says, just buy the kindle version and save money! However babies and children are still ever-fascinated with the real thing, and a trip to the library is still the average child’s favorite outing. There is no better way for the baby to learn about their world than the practical science way- that is learning about who they are and how their five senses can help them.

This captivating little book set for babies is divided into a book for learning about each sense separately, so the baby mind will not get confused by too much detail all at once. The information in this set is accurate from an expert’s scientific point of view, yetis  simple enough for your baby to appreciate as well. There is no better way to ignite their interest in hard-fact learning!

20. A Baby’s Guide to Surviving Dad

Most women take to the new arrival like a duck to water. With some new dads, however , the whole “being-a-daddy” can take more time. Here is the ideal gift to introduce some humor into the next baby shower and make the about-to-be dad feel like part of the whole parenting show.

This humorous looks at being a new dad comes in both a hardcover and paperback versions. Amusingly illustrated, it takes a light-hearted look at one of the most important jobs the about to be dad will ever undertake in his life. It is so much fun for the whole family while waiting for the big event!

21. Cykapu Preschool Learning Quiet Book for Toddlers

Little ones are so over-stimulated with digital games these days , that it seems that parents have forgotten how important it is for them to have quiet thinking times to best develop their minds and thought patterns. Introducing exactly what your toddlers mind is craving – The Quiet Book- based on the famous Montessori teaching principles.

This is a product that will be cherished in your friend’s family for years to come and will provide hours of entertainment for your friend’s child during their toddler years.  The educational approach of this toy is based on helping your toddler learn by identify with objects and experiences that are already familiar in their everyday life: animals, the digital world, vegetables and fruit. These four themes are treated in four different quiet activity books which help your toddler develop hand-eye co-ordination while learning and associating fun with visual facts. 

22. HEORSHE Baby Teething Toys for 1 Year Old Baby Boy

Babies are always putting things in their mouths, but around about 3 months your friend’s baby boy will keep chewing on things; possibly because he is teething. The usual problem with teething aids for babies is that they drop them and start chewing on something else less desirable. This handy little teething aid comes in baby boys favorite all-boy color, and attaches at the wrist so its always, literally, at hand when your baby gets teething pains. It will help him from 3 to 12 months of age as he teethes, and will always be handy. It is, naturally non-toxic, durable and healthy to use. 

This aid is designed to promote the sprouting of your baby’s new teeth. The soft Silicone has a natural skin feel which will encourage your baby not to suck his fingers and chew on the teether instead. It’s small and compact enough both for your baby to hold comfortably as well as for you to pack in your baby carry around quite easily. 

23. Hasbro Classic Strategy Board Game “Battleship”

Board games are an excellent way for children to learn many skills, from critical thinking to spatial awareness. In addition to teaching children about a variety of skills, board games are also a great way for them to learn about geopolitics. Through studying and learning about different countries, and the history of their conflicts, kids can choose a country, develop a strategy for it, and use that strategy in many different aspects of their lives.

Battleship can be played with 2-4 players; however, the harder the battles, the more strategic it is for each player to know their opponent’s strategy before playing as well. Younger children (or those with limited attention spans) might enjoy playing any one of these two-player war strategy board game together. It requires players to use logic, reasoning, and critical thinking in order to win.

24. Hockey Player 3D Night Light Lamp

When kids are restless and unable to sleep at night, the perfect solution for them is a sensory gift. This is the night light you should opt for! This 3D lamp makes it look like a hockey player is bursting through your wall. With 7 different color options and a touch-sensitive pad, you can change the vibe of the room just with a touch. The desk lamp provides a cool & warm white light with multicolor changing. This light may be small but it packs a hefty punch.

The lamp provides a cool & warm white light with multicolor changing. This light may be small but it packs a hefty punch. The hockey player has cool gear like skates, a helmet, hockey stick and a ball. The desk lamp is recommended for kids aged 5 years and up and can be the perfect gift for pro sports fans.

The light also comes with a touch-sensitive pad where you can adjust the brightness as per your mood or use it as a night light at low brightness levels especially if you have kids who are afraid of the dark.

25. LEGO International Space Station Building Kit

LEGO understands how important it is to inspire and develop children so they can pursue their dreams in life. If you’re in need of something new to give for a birthday, Christmas, anniversary, or any other holiday for the parents on your list that has everything, check out this cool LEGO’s International Space Station Kit! This is a popular gift idea that’s one of their most popular recent models because it can be put together by kids and adults alike.  The building set includes 864 pieces and makes an awesome addition to anyone’s LEGO collection.

Best 5 senses Gift Ideas for Elderly Friend

26. Large Talking Button Clock 

Do you have an elderly member of your family who can’t understand why they should look for the time on a smartphone, and is also slightly visually impaired, so without their reading glasses on, even the numbers on their big face clock swim around a bit.

Introducing the handy press the big blue button talking clock! Whether your elderly relative can’t hear that well anymore or is suffering from mild dementia, having this gadget will only improve the quality of their lives. It functions simply and therefore is very easy for this classically techno-phobic generation to get used to.

The technology is very simple: press it once for the time of the day, press twice for the date. If the alarm has been set, press the button once to stop the ringing. It speaks in a clear native English voice and can be tone-adjusted to preference. They can use it at their bedside table, in the kitchen , lounge or bathroom – anywhere in their living space where a time and date check is useful. It requires no socket plugins because it is battery operated.

In summary

Humans are material beings as well as soul and spirit. The three parts, body, soul and spirit all need to be nurtured for the whole human to feel well. Ignoring your need to pamper and take care of your 5 senses ignores the fact that you are human. Buying 5 senses self -care gifts is never a mistake- even when it seems like a luxury.