Oscar Wilde once quoted “I don’t want to go to heaven. None of my friends are there”. Clearly, personal relationships or more aptly friendships are the purest forms of companionships in this world.
So there arises a natural tendency in us to give gifts to those who we think are valuable in our lives.
By the way, the most precious gifts are not found in supermarket stores, but somewhere deep within our hearts.
Nonetheless, we choose to offer them because we want to reflect on how we care about and appreciate our loved ones’ presence.
If you value someone very much in your life, you probably think sometimes to surprise him/her. When it’s your anniversary, it’s so much more special for the special relationship you share. Picking an anniversary gift for the most important person in your life is so much special and deserves your attention.
However, choosing the right gift for anniversary could sometimes be difficult or confusing, to say the least. What you wouldn’t probably want to do is spend money on a gift only to see that it is gathering dust on a shelf, unused.
Moreover, wouldn’t you be hurt after knowing that the gift you chose for your friend was not the one he or she needed?
One possible way of overcoming this predicament is to buy items that are close to your partner’s heart or you should opt for giving a handmade gift instead of purchasing from stores.
Your purpose should, therefore, be clear to give those things that are personal, individual and meaningful to the person receiving the gift.
So, here are some valuable gift ideas for your special someone
Adorable DIY Crafts
DIY gifts hold immense personal value since they are created with passion and attachment. Also, you put tons of thoughts and love into your item to bring a sense of life in them.
If you sometimes enjoy being crafty, you can make a unique craft for your loved one. Custom coloring book, for one, could be an ideal DIY activity for you and then present it to your BFF.
If your friends have a weakness for food, you can give them a mason jar with a DIY recipe card, and see how happy they will get.
Enchanting Friendship Coffee Mugs
Your special friends mean a lot to you! Why not give them a mug, which they will always remember you the moment they take a sip of coffee. It is a perfect accessory that you have for them to soothe their mornings and evenings.
So, without delaying a second, find one with a lovely quote and give it to your best friend – and see the magic.
A Book For Deep Insights
When you discover something extraordinary or something new in a book, wouldn’t you like to share it with your friends? Of course! Gifting an insightful book to someone is a way to show them how they matter to you.
Moreover, when certain books are fun and practical, they make more than a perfect gift.
Though there are thousands of books that are powerful and influential and written in a unique perspective, my personal favorites are: Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett, Let’s Take a Long Way Home by Gail Caldwell, Angels, and Demons by Dan Brown, Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
PhotoFrames Or Scrapbook
Giving photo frames with pictures of your friendship is a great way to remind them of the memory you have shared.
You can make a collage using many memorable photos, or even get creative and come up with a scrapbook that throws light on how you took this journey of friendship.
Furthermore, you can print some cool photos, put them in an envelope and give it to your friends with a handwritten note.
A Wine To Die For
An exotic bottle of wine is always a delight for giver and recipient. Irrespective of any brand, however, the best wine is the one that you brink with your friends.
You can personalize these bottles with a custom wine label wrapped around them.
By adding images, photos or text messages in these labels, the clever gift wrap is sure to bring a smile to your friend’s face.
Personal Beauty Care Products
Though true friendship goes deep under the skin, it’s not wrong to pray for a healthy skin of your friends either. In some way or the other, we all are attached to certain brands that suit our skin.
So, as a gift separate what you personally use and give your friend what their skin really needs. A cleanser, for example, is a safe bet simply because you apply it and rinse it off right away.
Facial scrub could also be a good purchase for them.
An Abrupt Evening Treat
Call your best friend or make a surprise visit and ask him/her to spend the evening wining and dining with you – a great idea anytime.
Since you are friends forever, so it’s really fun to find ways to surprise them every now and then to remind them how special they are. The result! You will just brighten their day.
A Great Record For Vinyl Lovers
For the music lovers in your life who also have a penchant for antique items, a record would be one of the most pleasant gifts that you give to them.
A colored variant vinyl of their favorite album will always make a great gift. You can give them your favorite albums too. Pink Floyd, Beatles, Led Zepplin and Bryan Adams would be great.
Everyone uses their mobile phones round the clock, sometimes may break them carelessly. Perhaps you can give the best compliment your friend’s mobile phone – a bedside smartphone vase.
It looks like a cool gadget with a flower pot attached to it.
A Candle For New Light
An incensed candle in praise of your companionship is what you can make your friend happy with.It’s a surefire way to make their home feel extra warm and cozy. You can pick them in colors with extra soothing effect.
11. Create a cool DIY piggy bank
You sincerely care for your loved ones and their pockets, too. So why don’t you give them a reason to save their money?
I reckon a cool DIY piggy bank will do the trick here. How to prepare it at home? It’s simple! Just bring out your creative side and collect a few items.
Decorate a clean empty water bottle with wrappers and stickers, use colored paper to make eyes and ears and glue them to the bottle. Your piggy bank is ready.
12. DIY wood crafts for home décor
Wood is found everywhere and certainly, there are some creative things that you can do on it. So, if you want to surprise your loved ones with your wood-craft skills, you can happily choose this as a gift.
With an artistic eye and a few hacks, you can create your own batch of awesome wooden objects. The recipient will definitely enamor with the art.
These are some of the great gift ideas for your friends, family and loved ones that will never lose their value and sheen. However, there could be many more; it all depends on how creative you become and how deep your love is. In other words, combining your DIY skills with your unconditional love for your loved ones will definitely give rise to an unforgettable gift.