Friendship Gifts

When I think of friendship gifts I think of primary school and friendship bracelets and letter books and furry pencils. I don’t know when last I bought a friend a gift just to say “thank you for being my friend”, the last time was probably when I was 13 years old. It is not that as you get older you forget to appreciate your friends or that you take them for granted, I think that it simply becomes harder give gifts to a friend as an adult because it is not as common as what it used to be…to be honest it hasn’t even crossed my mind.

At this age, many of my friends are getting married, having babies, they still have birthdays and then there is also Christmas, so there isn’t a shortage of gift giving going on but when it comes to adult friendship gifts I am a complete novice. I would love to give my friends gifts for just being my friends but as I said, there are so many other occasions that I am giving my friends gifts for that it seems a bit over the top to start giving friendships gifts as well.

Personally, I might have one or two friends that deserve friendship gifts and they would actually appreciate it but others will probably think it a bit odd and that I was maybe coming on to them. Don’t get me wrong, I show my friends how much they mean to me in other ways – I might send them an sms or an email or post something cute on their Facebook wall – I show my appreciation in small ways and I feel that those gestures are always well received.

If, however you are someone who regularly gives more elaborate friendship gifts then I suggest you take a look at Celestial Gift Experiences for some more gift ideas. Facials, massages, pedicures, hot stone massages, spa treatments, flotation therapy, beach horse ride, canopy tour, restaurant vouchers, and jazz brunch for two are just a few of the amazing gift experiences that you could give to a close friend.

What is great about such experiences is that you can often experience them together. Picnics and wine tasting or horse riding and champagne cruises – these are all things that can only result in a lot of fun and laughter. It will most certainly be an experience that both of you will never forget and it might become something that you do annually to celebrate your long lasting friendship.

The point of friendship gifts are never to impress or to win your friend over, they are purely gestures that let your friend know how much they mean to you and how much you value their friendship. You don’t have to feel that the more extravagant the gift is the more you care about your friend – it is a token, nothing more and nothing less – the real gift is your friendship and no gift is better than that.

Written and prepared for by Klara Loots

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