How do you decide what to buy your best friends? It’s a problem I come across each and every year when I start to put together the Christmas gift pile. It isn’t quite the same as buying for family members; you know that if your mum decides to exchange whatever you bought her that it isn’t the end of the world, but you always feel a little pang of disappointment if you don’t get the right gifts for the girls.
Over the years though, I’ve come up with some present ideas that have gone down a storm, so I thought I’d share them with you in case the panic is starting to set in.
Time for a treat
If your friends are the kind that like to have a weekly pampering session, or if they’d love to but never seem to find the time, then why not try buying them a gift that will help them to make time? If your budget is a little on the tighter side this year, pick up a pampering gift set by a spa company like Champney’s; from body creams and bath oils that will help them relax at the end of a hard day’s work, to luxury manicure and pedicure products – you’re bound to find something that they’ll love.
If you have a little more to spend though, why not look on sites like Treatwell and Groupon for spa day offers at country manors and 5 star hotels? You’ll be top of the Christmas card list from now on if you present them with this at your next get-together!
A charm bracelet or gemstone necklace is the perfect gift for a best friend. Not only can you pick the charm yourself which says something about their personality, but you can match it with a stone that carries spiritual properties or says something about your friendship.
For example, you could pick out a beautiful beaded bracelet made from pink Aventurine, which is a calming stone and a symbol of your strong friendship, and add a Hamsa Hand charm to represent protection, bringing happiness, luck, health and good fortune. The fact that you can be so personal with this kind of gift makes it completely unique to the wearer, and there’s a huge selection of these pieces on ChloBo.co.uk.
Let’s not forget that Christmas is only really the beginning of the winter weather, with a lot of the cold, blustering winds continuing well into March. With this in mind, beautifully patterned scarfs, wraps and hats will always be welcomed gifts.
I’ve always had a fantastic reception when I’ve given my friends leather gloves or luxurious fur scarfs, but of course, winter also means plenty of parties, so don’t rule out looking for matching clutch bags and shawls. Now they can transform that simple black dress into a stunning cocktail ensemble.
Do you have any more ideas for what you can buy your best friend?