Is there any difference between these two sentences?

I bought my friends some chocolates.

I bought some chocolates for my friends.

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  • Only a slight difference in emphasis. – Kate Bunting Jan 19 at 8:11
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    If you were alone at the time, you would be more likely to use #2. – michael.hor257k Jan 19 at 9:02

The first sentence is shorter. Other than that, I would say that the meaning is exactly the same. The speaker purchased some chocolates to give to his/her friends.

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