You love her and want to get her something you love. But have you ever been in a brain block and can not find the right present for your bestie’s birthday? Here’s our guide to buying the most unique and fun friendship gifts we’re sure you’ll love.
Why do we give at all?
What I am telling you now can be a surprise. Psychologists have said giving gifts to friends is more for the donor than for the recipient. This means we really give presents to ourselves! It is believed that the thrill of giving gifts is the reason why we continue to give gifts.
We like the feeling of kindness with which it leaves us. In addition, human interaction in life is crucial. By giving gifts, we close the gap between us and our friends. This makes us even closer and that is what psychology says, which makes us happier and more fulfilling. Giving to friends helps define relationships and strengthen relationships. Researchers have said, “Whoever’s on your gift lift will tell you who’s important in your life,” and I can not agree anymore.
Important tips before buying gifts:
Before you run into the stores, there are a few things that I think you need to think about. More than just knowing whom you’re buying for, you really need to KNOW it. What do you like? What are your hobbies? What will be useful to you? In addition, other key issues such as your budget are crucial. I really believe that it’s not the price that counts, but the thought that gets put into the gift. Your friend’s understanding is the key and will really help you find the perfect gift for him.
Ideas for Unique Friendship Gifts:
As easy as it is to know your friend, sometimes you know your friend so well that you know that he wants nothing and really does not need anything. This is where all the problems usually start: the stress, hassles, and headaches, what the person who does not want and need has to buy. Being myself one of these people, I can tell you that the job is really not easy. My friends joke with me that they know whenever they buy me a gift to put in a gift receipt!
However, there are some fallback items that I would always like to receive from my friends and that I think are beautiful, unique friendship gifts, no matter whom you buy them for.
Great gift options:
Repair what is broken:
Vertical Bar Necklace I once had a friend who came to my house and did not look at the clock and the corresponding mechanism for my screen hanging on the wall. For months I had talked about how I needed a clock in the room and never got around to getting one. I found it the most beautiful gift, so thoughtful and classic. And best of all, instead of buying a watch and guessing my taste, he took something that he knew I already loved and made it even better. Repairing things is always useful.
Gifts to join in:
For most of us ladies, the times when we really have fun with our girlfriends are far and wide apart. I hate that! And when it came to my dear friend’s birthday, I arranged for a small group of her closest friends to go to the spa and be treated for the day. We paid for her because this was her present. That’s how she got time with her friends and it was a gift that we knew she would love, but not necessarily buy for herself. Here it is the company and the atmosphere that are more important than the gift you buy.
Breakable Heart Necklace The only thing I never buy is something personalized. I do not know why. Maybe it’s because I think of them as things that I give to others so they fall into my category of gifts. That’s why I’m an idiot for everything personal. I like the thoughts and details that someone else puts into them, and the true meaning behind the phrase, “It’s the thought that counts.” Over the years, I have received some absolutely adorable personalized gifts, such as a photo calendar of mine and my friends, my name as a keychain, a storybook of my life, and engraved jewelry, to name but a few. But for all, it’s engraved jewelry that I use today.
Engraving Jewellery for others:
Jewellery is such a personal gift, but for me, the best way to highlight something is to have it engraved. It causes something to be no longer pretty, but so thoughtful and sentimental. Whether you have a private note engraved or just a name or initials, the jewelry will be personal and exclusive to the recipient. I’ve found a small collection of the most beautiful friendship gifts she can love and cherish forever.
I love the idea of putting your name and birthstone on jewelry. The Hamsa Name and Birthstone necklace is perfect for it and not only protects you in life but also gives you fashionable security. Earrings are also a good choice as they are often very easy to wear. Just make sure she’s pierced her ears first! The first two earrings are so cute and have a touch of fun. If you are interested in something simple and classic, try the classic name ring.