PICTURE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

Your Bestie, your BFF, your main platonic squeeze, your Homie (the affectionate term my Besties call each other) whatever you call them, when it’s time to get them a gift you want a picture perfect gift for your best friend.

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It needs to be meaningful, special and the perfect combination of useful and sentimental.  And it should be something that shows you have taken the time and made the effort to select just the right thing. One of my best friends is having one of those special birthdays that ends with a zero, the kind we hate to count but usually celebrate in a big way. So, I’ve been on the prowl for something really special for her. Perhaps you too are looking for that picture perfect gift for your best friend? If that’s the case I think I can help.

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ACCESSORIES

Most of us don’t feel comfortable buying clothes for other people, even if it is our bestie. But how about something to go with the clothes she already has? Accessories are a great way to make the same outfit look new again, so this present would be as functional as it is fun. Whether it’s a bright eternity scarf that’s perfect for dressing up and adding color to an outfit, these silver watches, some stylish new sunglasses or a hat you know she’ll rock with confidence, accessories make great gifts. And if you want to go the sentimental route, pick up some jewelry that you can inscribe with a message, or perhaps a locket with a photo in it. 

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A JOURNAL

You can say that it’s trendy right now but there’s no denying the value of journaling. It’s the perfect way to end a day, as it helps us to put our thoughts from pen to paper to be saved and savored. And did you know that journaling can be very therapeutic? Whether she uses it as a diary or as a gratitude journal, it’s something she’ll use, and she’ll think of you with fondness whenever she does.

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A TRIP TO SEE YOU

My oldest and dearest friend recently moved to Denver, Colorado, a 3-hour plane ride from me. But even though we’ve lived in different states for many years we’ve managed to keep our relationship very close. Fortunately we travel to see each other for special events (like birthdays) and stay in touch with frequent phone calls. So, if you have a long distance bestie and you have the financial means to make it happen, surprise her with a ticket to come see you in your city. Even if you work hard to keep in touch, there’s nothing like time together to leave indelible memories on both your hearts. True BFFs will often say, “It was as if no time had passed, we just picked right up where we left off.” So, what are you waiting for? Use those miles, find a deal, or hop in a car to “kidnap” her for that long overdue road trip you’ve been dying to take together. The sentiment will be so appreciated and the memories will last a lifetime.

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AN EXPERIENTIAL GIFT

Much like the trip, an experiential gift would be more about your BFF going to see something, or doing something special rather than opening something. While opening a gift is great, an experiential gift is more about thinking outside the box—both literally and figuratively. Whether it’s tickets to see her favorite band, gift cards to a theater for your movie buff bestie, or a gift certificate to her favorite restaurant, an experiential gift shows her that you are a good listener and know just what it is that makes her happy. As the saying goes, it’s the thought that counts, and that’s exactly what an experiential gift is all about.

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A PHOTO GIFT

Remember photo albums from the good old days? Although we’re never without smart phones and take more pictures than ever these days, we rarely get any printed. That’s why a photo gift is treasured even more in today’s day and age. From a personalized calendar or photo mug, to a framed photo from your last adventure, or a customized mouse pad, a gift like this will surely bring a smile to her face. You can use a site like Shutterfly.com, or use an app to print them yourself.

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But don’t stress because a true best friend will love whatever you buy for her. I hope I’ve given you some good ideas. 

You might also like my post about how to wrap a gift. A beautiful package is  another thoughtful way to show you care.

So there you have it: PICTURE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND

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Comments

  • What fun ideas! You are the Martha Stewart of Lake Arrowhead! Anyone would be lucky to have you for a friend!!

  • Oh, to be in your inner circle, lol! Your friends are lucky…you sure know how to make them feel special! I love gifting (and receiving) “experiences” and are particularly fun if they include both the gifter and the receiver. I like to call it the “gift of time” because with everyone so busy these days, it gives us a reason to get together and spend time together (although “just because” is always a great reason…).

    Thanks for sharing a great round up of suggestions.

  • Thank you Vanessa for your sweet words. I had a taste of how good you are at gifting and we all have a lot to learn from you. I love your idea of the gift of time, which can be more meaningful than anything else.

  • Ah, so very sweet Cindy. Thank you.