How to Pick a Gift for Your Female Best Friend

You appreciate their friendship, and you want them to know it. Pick a gift for your best friend that conveys how much you cherish them.

Step 1: Make a basket Put together a specialized basket of your best friend’s favorite items. An avid reader might like a first-edition book by a favorite author, and maybe designer bookmarks along with treats that they can enjoy while reading.

Step 2: Buy a spa day If she needs to unwind, treat her to a day of pampering at a spa, with your heartfelt encouragement that she relax and enjoy herself.

Step 3: Choose jewelry Choose her birthstone as a gift, or choose a piece of costume jewelry from a boutique you know she frequents.

Step 4: Pick clothes Pick out clothes only if you know her size and taste well, or else the gift may be taken as commentary on her fashion sense. Tip Play it safe by choosing a plain black purse that’ll go with most outfits.

Step 5: Give a pot Give a glazed earthenware pot filled with plants or flowers.

Step 6: Give an eco-friendly gift If you know she’s eco-conscious, show you respect her commitment to the environment by putting together a gift basket of eco-friendly toiletries and cosmetics.

Step 7: Create a memento collage Create a friendship collage or shadowbox with photos and mementos that commemorate the fun times you’ve had together. Add her favorite tea or gourmet coffees. She’ll be sure to love it!

Did You Know? The Chinese head of state gave President Nixon 2 giant pandas in 1972 as a token of friendship responding to Nixon’s historic goodwill trip.


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