When Christmas and birthdays come around, there starts the perennial problem of what to buy for your friends and family. All too often, you are left hitting the shops or browsing online for inspiration. Although you might get away with a generalised present for your family, that won’t work when it comes to your best friend. For them, you will have to think of something a little different. Here are some ideas that you can use to get your bestie the perfect gift for them.
Make a Picture Collage
If you and your best friend have had a great year going to gigs and seeing bands, then you will no doubt have many photos from the events you have attended. Why not consider creating a picture collage from your fun-filled year? You can incorporate all the big events with selfies from the two of you and your other mutual friends. Put it all in a nice frame, and you have something that they can look back on with fondness. This would also work if you’ve been on holiday together, or have backpacked and travelled the globe!
Buy Tickets for Your Favourite Event
Is there a certain place that you both go to every year? Maybe you always go to Glastonbury, or perhaps you love seeing the Last Night of the Proms, whatever it might be, why not treat your best pal to tickets? It might take some shrewd tactics to buy them without them knowing, and without them buying their own, but if you can pull it off, it will certainly be a huge thrill for them. Alternatively, if there is a band or gig that they have always said they wanted to see, then buying a ticket for you both will be an extra special gift. It will also show that you know what they want.
Get Them Something Personalised
Sometimes it can be nice to get something that is personal to you and is something no-one else will have. There are plenty of things that you can now get personalised including pillows, mugs and t-shirts. Another good idea is to get them a personalised phone case; you can get custom iPhone 8 cases where you can add a picture and a special message. It will be something that they will use every day and remind them of your gift.
Take them on an Adventure Day
If your best friend likes to do things on the spur of the moment, then a good way to celebrate their birthday would be to take them on an adventure day. You could start by taking them to a theme park to go on the rides, followed by lunch and then going to London or a nearby large city to do some sightseeing. If you are feeling especially adventurous, you could even take them out around the country for a day or long weekend. The best part is keeping it a secret from them. You can even arrange for some of your friends to come along with you.
Have a Best Friend Day at Home
As exciting as going out and having fun maybe, your friend might not want to go out anywhere on their birthday or at Christmas. For that reason, you can always organise a day at home with them. It can be just the two of you with some wine and a few DVD’s or catching up with a box set. You can get a takeaway if you don’t want to cook, and just have a nice relaxing day on the sofa. It might be just what your friend needs, and it will give you both time to catch up with the gossip.
A Gift Related to What’s Happening in Their Lives
Your friend may have a lot going on in their lives at the time, maybe they have just moved to a new house, or perhaps they are getting married. If that is the case, then getting them something special to celebrate will be especially appreciated. You want to give them a gift that will be special to you and your relationship with them, not just a bottle of wine or some bathroom towels. Maybe you can get them a painting for their new home, or perhaps you can volunteer to take them to all the wedding shows.
It only takes a little thought to find the perfect gift or idea for your best friend. Of course, whatever you decide to give them, it will be even more special if you can share some time together and have some fun.
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