Gift Ideas for Friends and Family!

Buying the perfect gift for a good friend or family member is tough. You want to make them feel special and have something they’ll truly enjoy. The gift needs to be unique, personal, and meaningful. Jewelry and accessories make great gifts for women. Here are some gift ideas: Friendship bracelets: These used to be something young girls gave to their BEST FRIENDS but the concept has grown up and can work with any age friend! Think of you and your friend exchanging the same bracelets with crystals, pearls, or beads, which can be further personalized with a charm that contains your friend's name or initials. Gemstone Jewelry: This could be a ring, bracelet, or necklace with a gemstone that has special meaning to the recipient. Maybe it’s a birthstone or a type of gemstone and color they love set in their favorite metal, gold, rose gold or sterling silver! This is sure to be a piece of jewelry they will treasure. Scarves: A beautifully designed scarf is an accessory that makes a great gift! It is good to know whether your friend or relative prefers cotton, silk, or pashmina scarves. Then selecting a scarf design and colors that complement their skin tone and the season will make them feel special. Here are some other gift ideas to show you care: Cards. A simple note to tell your friend you care, are thinking of them, or appreciate them is one of the best ways to enhance your friendship and costs next to nothing. It's all about the time and thought involved that make cards special. Memory Journal and Photo Mat: A handwritten journal where you record your favorite friendship moments is a gift your friend will love for years to come. Get a large photo mat at the hobby store and write a message all the way around. Keep your writing even and make sure you space out your note so it goes all around the mat. Pair it with a favorite picture of you and your friend. Photo books are also a great gift and can be put together with online services! Gift Baskets: A themed gift basket can be a fun way to show your friend or relative how special they are. The key is making it personal to them. Some gift basket ideas are: • Movie basket: Include a few of your friend's favorite movies along with popcorn, snacks and perhaps some yummy beverages. Add some items that relate to the movies, such as magazines with the stars inside, or a tell-all biography about the actor(s). Tailor the basket to their interests and it’s sure to be a pleaser! • Travel Basket: Pick a destination your friend has wanted to go to and include relevant items such a guidebook, sample foods from the area, travel aids and perhaps an accessory to wear on the trip, like a Beksan Designs’ scarf or earrings! The basket can inspire them to make travel reservations. • An “all about you” basket: Take some of the things your friend likes and create a theme basket that represents his or her interests. If your pal enjoys tennis or golf, make a sports basket of items they could use. If they are avid readers, include a signed copy of a book from a favorite author. A gardening basket is perfect for someone with a green thumb! This is a great opportunity for you to be creative and make them feel special! Adapted from:

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