Regardless of occasion there comes a time that we need to get a special gift for a good friend. Buying presents is often far better than receiving them so taking pride in what you buy is really important.
Most groups of friends are made up from a mixture of very different people and that means a variety of tastes and styles which can sometimes make buying a fashion gift a little bit tougher. You need to really consider if your bestie is going to appreciate that stunning black shirt or if putting it against her pastel pop wardrobe, it’s never going to get worn. Or if your idea of the perfect punk rock chic, studded skirt is going to ever get an outing from your reserved, fashion introvert.
Accessories are a really good place to start as their are so many twists on the seasons trends, incorporated into various bags, bracelets and statement necklaces. Plus there is opportunity to get very personal. If you are looking for a super special gift there are a brilliant range of diamond bracelets on the market which can look subtle and elegant or be rocked up to look edgy and cool. You may be looking for a smaller gift so check out the elegant range of choker necklaces that are bang on trend right now.
It’s hard to imagine going wrong with a basic white tee or a little black jacket. Either can be dressed up or down and can be switched up by adding other items to the mix. Depending on your friend you could consider going for a typographic shirt with a big bold statement on the front. Or even a logo shirt with an old classic rock band or brand. Tshirts are a good place to start because even if they aren’t worn every day, they are useful to have in the drawer for chilling at home.
What about something high on trend for the home? Fashion doesn’t start and finish in your closet. You don’t have to be completely up to date with their style, just a simple collection of candles in a colour you know will fit their home. You could consider buying a beautiful throw or some designer cushions. If you know your friend really well why not surprise them with a stunning artwork. If you are confident you understand their taste this can be a really special gift to give and will be displayed in their home to remind them of your friendship everyday.
Be thoughtful and don’t get caught up buying for you or giving something you would like. This is about making your friend feel special and appreciated. A gift box of their favourite make up is another great idea. Make sure everything is wrapped beautifully or in elegant bags, part of the fun of these surprises is gently peeling back the paper or removing the bow.
Take time to appreciate your friends and let them know you appreciate having them in your life.