Best Friend Gifts
Finding a gift for your best friend can be a little tricky.
Sometimes because there are too many things you could find, and at other times because you can’t think of anything.
A good way of starting to work out which present to choose for them is to go to their immediate family or partner. They might have a specific idea of what they want, or perhaps even they have a great idea which you could chip in on, like a trip to Paris for example.
Unique Best Friend Gift Ideas
Creating something different can be important, to show the thought that you've put into creating a special gift, as well as reflecting the unique bond that you have.
Here's a couple of our favourite suggestions that you can create:-
You could purchase or create your own photo wall. These are ideal, as all it needs is a bit of wall, or door space, which many people have somewhere in their homes. Find some fantastic photos of you and your friend, which would look fab framed in 8x10, and then work out a way of compiling the photos. If you can’t find somewhere to purchase a photograph wall, then simply laminate each photo and staple each one in. Decorate with ribbon, glitter and fabric. Remember that you either have to create something really simple, or something very elaborate in order for it to look truly chic.
Personalized Trip Book
As well as sending her a best friends bracelet each year, why not start scrapbooking. Ask her where she’s always wanted to go on holiday, if you don’t already know, and then compile a whole load of photos from magazines, articles and advice into a big book. This could be a huge project that you undertake throughout the year, and whilst being cheap, is also a fantastic gift for special friends. You could also arrange a short trip around the nearby countryside, which they must go on, guided by you, with photographs and comments about the countryside nearby. Organize a date for this amazing roadtrip, giving your friend any money (currency) or tickets that they need.
Beautiful Books for a Friend
If your best friend is a reader, why not buy her a rare, or beautifully bound book? Either buy a classic or check out her library when you next visit to see what copies could do with replacing. Companies like the Folio Society specialise in delivering quality books, with slipcases and gorgeous illustrations by people like Quentin Blake. Ebay is a great place to find one of a kind books, as is your local bookshop who will probably have a ‘rare’ section.
More Personalized Gift Ideas
Other personalized gift ideas could be an engraving on something, like a sterling silver hip flask or a gold letter opener. Make sure that the item is something they could use every day, and that the words you engrave make them smile every time they see it.
Why Not Make A Gift Basket?
How about gift baskets?
This is a fantastic way of giving your friend a gift they can appreciate every day.
Simply fill a gorgeous bag or basket full of interesting items, beauty products, food, stationery, kitchen utensils and other little random items. You may wish to theme the basket according to their interests - for example, a friend interested in gardening might like a few simple tools, a gardening book and some seeds.
Wrap each one individually, with a cryptic message on every label.
You could give your special friend some personal creations, for example a selection of handmade cards, hand made cookies or personally styled unique bracelet.
Favorite Quotes about Friendship
Here's our favourite quotes about friendship, there are many more, but these ones are all suitable to be remembered in a greetings card or on a gift tag.
Just add one of these lovely sayings about best friends any time you're writing to them or even dropping them an email or text:-
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. ~ Anon
Good friends are like stars - You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
It is by chance we met . . . By choice we became friends.
Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
Finally, if you're in a hurry or just without inspiration, you can get your best friend two things, a voucher for something indulgent and some chocolate. They'll almost always be well received!
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