Gift Ideas for Friends and Family
- Shasta Nelson ~ "Friendships Just Don't Happen"
Finding the perfect gift for a good friend or family member can be 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. As your resource for gift giving, here are some ideas:
Gemstone Jewelry: Maybe it’s a birthstone or gemstone color they love set in their favorite metal, silver, gold, or rose gold? The gemstone would bring meaning to their life i.e. rose quartz ~ love, jade ~ money, black onyx ~ strength. Whether a pair of gemstone earrings, bracelet, necklace or adjustable ring, this is sure to be a piece of jewelry they’ll 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 compliment their skin tone and the season will make them feel special.
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, or gemstone beads, which can be further personalized with a charm that contains your friend's name or initials.
Making a custom “Gift Basket” is another way to show you care:
A themed Gift Basket will make your friend or relative feel special. The key is making it personal to them. Some gift basket ideas are:
- Beauty & Relaxation basket: Include a few of your friend's favorite lotions, make-up, or other beauty enhancing products they love. Add some items for the bath, perhaps bath salts with a scented candle. Consider putting in a fun best-seller or a couple of magazines to read while relaxing. Tailor to what they enjoy and it’s sure to be a pleaser!
- Travel Basket: Pick a destination your friend has wanted to go to or planning a trip 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 he or she 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!
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! We hope to see you at an event near you or if you want to pick gifts from our online store here you go: www.beksandesigns.com. Happy December!
Adapted from: http://friendship.about.com/od/Gift-Giving/a/Gift-Ideas-For-Your-Best-Friend.htm