5 Ways To Show Your Man You Still Love Him

 

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No matter how long you have been in a relationship, there is always the need to remind your partner how much love them. If you have a boyfriend or husband who has been feeling neglected recently, here are some great ways to remind them how much you care.

Be romantic

You know what turns your partner on, so surprise him with a romantic evening. Whether it’s setting the mood in your home, with candles and a bed coated in rose petals, or taking a walk under the stars, it is the thought that counts. Wear that sexy outfit he enjoys, treat him to the food he loves, and offer him a night of unbridled passion.

Visit somewhere he enjoys

You have probably dragged your partner around the shopping mall on several occasions, but chances are this is not his location of choice. Think about the places he enjoys visiting, such as the cinema, the beach or a hike in the country. Relationships are all about compromise, so while it would be great to visit a place you mutually enjoy, grit your teeth if he chooses something else, such as the vintage car museum!

Offer him a massage

After a long day at work, your partner may arrive home stressed and in need of relaxation. Show your appreciation by giving him a long, intimate massage. Use oil, so your hands glide smoothly over his body, and apply pressure on his pent up muscles. Have calm, relaxing music playing in the background, and scented candles situated around the room.

Buy him something nice

Whatever he is into, buy him something that will make him happy. Check here for

gift ideas specifically for men, and perhaps purchase something you can both enjoy together. Men enjoy gadgets, be it the latest games console, or tablet. It may not be your idea of a good time, but show consideration for his wants and not yours.

Communicate your love

Whether your partner is at home or work, remind him through words of your love. Be daring and send flirty text messages. Whisper sweet nothings when you are both out with friends. Compliment him on his appearance and give him a boost to his self-confidence when he does something well. If he prepares dinner one evening, but it didn’t go as planned, don’t criticize but tell him it tasted great anyway (then suggest you might both go out for a meal next time).

We don’t only communicate with words. Use your hands to convey affection, and look lovingly into his eyes when you are with him. Sometimes actions speak louder than words so surprise him when you can.

Finally, you don’t always need to be the one doing the talking. Listen to him when he tells you about his day, and try and be genuinely interested in what he is saying. Take an interest in the subjects he enjoys, such as sport or movies, and have conversations with him about them. He listens to you, so be there for him.

 

 

 

More Interesting Gifts For Men

Buying gifts for men can be a real struggle. Every time you ask what they want, you’ll just get a grunt and the occasional ‘I don’t mind’. That would be fine if it were true, but you know that they are going to be disappointed if they don’t like the gifts that you get them. A lot of the time, men end up getting lumbered with socks or a new tie every birthday because nobody knows what else to buy for them. It doesn’t have to be anything amazing, just something a bit different for once. If you are struggling to buy a gift for one of the men in your life, here are a few ideas for something a bit more unusual that might surprise them.  

 

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Suit Pajamas

 

The suit pajamas that first shot to fame after they were worn by How I Met Your Mother’s Barney Stinson ae a great novelty gift. Everybody loves to look good, and now you can look great even when you’re in bed.

 

Ballpark Blueprints

 

Sports-related gifts are always a fairly safe bet for most men, and something a bit more personal is usually a hit. Ballpark blueprints are a great combination of the two; you can get a custom made blueprint of their favorite baseball or football stadium and have it framed.

 

Grooming Gifts

 

It might not be the most exciting thing for a gift but you can be sure that they’ll be grateful for it. Go to places like Manly Matters for great reviews on male grooming products. Shaver’s are a good choice, as well as beard grooming kits, if he has a beard of course. If you are going to get grooming products, make sure that you get something good quality and not just a cheap supermarket shower-gel kit.

 

Personalized Superhero Action Figures

 

If he’s a fan of the Marvel movies, then this is the perfect gift for them. It’s about as close as they can get to being a real-life superhero without putting on a pair of tights. You simply need to send in a photograph of them and choose which superhero you want and they’ll send you back an action figure that looks just like them.

 

Bacon Salt

 

Everything is made better with bacon, and salt is no exception. Help him get his bacon fix wherever and whenever with bacon salt. It can be added to anything you like to get that delicious crispy bacon flavor.

 

Man Crates

 

A lot of men might be a bit perturbed if they received a nice gift basket complete with ribbons and frills. That’s where the man crate comes in. Instead of an intricate basket, it comes in a wooden box. You can fill it with all sorts of smaller gifts to ensure that there’s at least something that he’ll like. You can custom choose your own or you can pick certain themes.

 

Survival Bracelet

 

A great gift for somebody that loves camping is the survival bracelet. When you’re wearing it, it’s a very sleek black bracelet that you would hardly notice. But it turns into an excellent survival device once you remove it. It’s a sixteen foot parachute cord that also has a fire starting device attached.

 

Making A Gift Is Passé, It’s All About Surprising Now

Who doesn’t like receiving a gift? Everybody loves a gift. But it’s even better when the gift is unexpected. When it is a complete surprise that comes to make your day a little sweeter. The beauty of a surprise is that it immediately brings you back to your younger self. The surprise is the most direct way to your inner child. Do you remember him or her? It’s the innocent part of you that still wants to be amazed by the wonders of the world and play on the first occasion. While the fast pace of the adult life often pushes your inner child further away at the back of mind, you can be sure that a playful and cute surprise will bring him or her to the front. Time for laughter, fun, and amazement again, with fun surprises that you can make to your friends and relatives to smooth out their day. The good thing about surprises is that you don’t need a reason for it – that’s why they’re called a surprise. So here are a few ideas.

 

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Delight The Future Mother With An Unexpected Afternoon

A mother-to-be tends to receive a multitude of cute baby clothes and baby equipment. Often, you have two different ways of making a present: You could do it during the baby shower party – if there is one – or you could wait until you meet the baby for the first time. Why stick to the classic timing and presents when you could be creative? Your pregnant friend would appreciate spending an afternoon with friends like in the old days. Pregnant women, while they are always excited about having a baby, often feel that they are being treated with extreme caution by relatives and friends.They are worried that having a baby might come in between them and their friends. Spend an afternoon together, sharing sweet drinks and cakes while gossiping about the town news and the everyday life. It’s the best way to show them that you’re still friends!  

 

Make Someone’s Day A Little Better At Work

If you know of a friend who is having a stressful week or who is overworked, while not surprise them with a flower delivery to their office? It’s guaranteed to brighten up their day. Of course, it doesn’t take the stress away. But it will remind them that, whatever happens, you are thinking of them. The office delivery works with a box of chocolates too, by the way. So you are sure to find something for everyone!

 

Welcome Him Tonight And Revive His Playfulness

Do you remember the first weeks of your relationship, when everything was new and exciting? Long-term relationships can become part of the everyday routine, and while there is still a lot of love and tenderness, everything becomes a habit. So, why not break out of the routine vicious circle and surprise him for a romantic scavenger hunt tonight? All you need is to prepare the clues for him to follow, leading him to dinner… or to a hotel, if you are feeling adventurously naughty.

 

Be the Best Friend Ever to a New Mom


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People often forget how stressful being a new mom can be. That, or they don’t talk much about it, because moms are often expected to be filled with indestructible joy and energy about their new family member. As her friend, you may wonder what you can do to help her keep her energy and spirits up. Here are a few tips!

 

Be forgiving

 

The new mom is probably going to feel a little bit guilty; after all, she’s probably being inundated with well-wishes and questions about herself and the baby, mostly over the likes of text and Facebook. The truth is that she probably doesn’t have too much time to respond, and certainly not in as much detail as she’d like! So remember to be patient and forgiving – especially because she may be a bit rushed or agitated when you do manage to get through to her!

 

Arrange things with others

 

No, I’m not saying you should make plans to go out with other people that purposefully exclude the new mom! You simply need to keep communication with them because you don’t want to end up stressing her out. For example, a popular thing to do is make and deliver dinner to the new mom, something she can heat up later so she doesn’t have to do too much cooking herself. But sometimes, due to a lack of arrangement, several friends end up making food at around the same time, so your friend is left with more food than she can handle!

 

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Gifts for both of them

 

The first thing people usually think about is buying gifts for the baby. And this is certainly something you should consider – it will make the new mom beam as much as the baby! But you may also want to consider bringing a little something for mom, too. Personalized items for friends and their kids is something you should look into. It doesn’t have to be anything big – even some make-up or some candy would probably go down a treat (provided you’re not buying the baby make-up, too!)

 

Plan something for the near-future

 

Your friend has her hands full, and it’s unlikely she’ll have much time to go out and do something with you. Of course, that may depend largely on how available the father or her partner is! Whatever the case, make no assumptions. Ask her if she’d like to go do something soon, even if it’s just catch a movie or go out for a coffee. If she’s too busy, then make sure you set a rough date for sometime in the near-future!

 

A helping hand

 

Last, but definitely not least. Perhaps the best thing you can do is offer a helping hand. Helping out with the dishes or any other cleaning tasks would probably mean the world to her! You could also offer to watch the baby if only for a little bit while mom gets a chance to have a long shower or bath. Taking chores off her hands will help her deal with the stress of being a new mom!

Homely Gifts For New Property Owners


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It’s always a challenge to think of something good to get new property owners. After all, a lot of the time they already have everything they need for the house. Especially if they are not first-time buyers. But if they invite you over for a housewarming, you feel obliged to get them something for their new house. When you are looking for a gift, it’s a good idea to choose an item which will bring a homely feel to the house. After all, when we buy a new property, we are always trying to create that cozy atmosphere, and familiar feel that we had at our previous home. And it can be challenging to get that same feel in the new house. Therefore, here are some homely gifts you can get for new property owners.

 

Candles

 

There’s something about candles which turns a stressed out room into a cozy haven. In fact, if you turn off the lights and just sit with candlelight, it can make you feel more sleepy and relaxed. And not only will they help the new owners to relax, but candles are also a great accessory to add color to the property. If the living room is neutral colored, some bright colored candles will give the room a pop of color. And can instantly give the whole room some much-needed character. It might even give the new home owners some ideas of colors to paint the room if you do opt for candles. There are so many different types that you are often spoilt for choice when buying candles. It might be the case you go for just one large candle which will take ages to burn out. That way, they can use it in their property for months to come. Or you might want want to go for small tea light candles with a holder which they can use when they want to add some light to the room. And don’t forget to consider scented candles too for a homely gift for the property owners. It will lift the house with familiar scents. In fact, if you go for a cozy linen or a beautiful lavender, it’s bound to make them feel more at home sooner rather than later. And cooking is always an excellent way to bring a homely smell to the property. So you could opt for something like a cookie or even a chocolate scented candle to make it feel more homely!

 

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Flowers

 

Another thing you can get for property owners that will ensure they fit right into their new home is flowers. After all, a beautiful bunch of flowers can help a property feel brighter and give a homely feel. In fact, if the new owners haven’t done much to the house already, the flowers can give it a touch of their tastes. Not only this but it can be a good present for the whole family. Therefore, you won’t end up having to buy separate gifts. Of course, there are a lot of options when it comes to flowers. For one thing, you should decide if you want to go real or fake. After all, fake flowers will last longer in the property. Therefore, it will always be a touching reminder of what you bought them for the humble abode. But fresh flowers have a lovely aroma which will give the property a homely feel. And to make the gift even more special, you can get the flowers delivered to them on the moving date. In fact, you can look online for companies who offer this flower delivery service to the new homeowners. And it will be a wonderful surprise when they receive them when they move in. As for colors, don’t be afraid to go for something bright and beautiful for the new homeowners. After all, it’s a special occasion, and it will lift the room if there is little color already. Or if you want to get them something which will suit the specific room, ask your friend about their color scheme before you buy the flowers.

 

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Photos

 

For a lot of people, they struggle to get comfortable in their new home with the plain walls. After all, it doesn’t feel like their property if it still has the old owner’s decor. And it has little that reminds them that it’s their own home. Therefore, if you want to ensure the property owners settle in quickly, you should opt to get them photos which they can put around the home. After all, photographs of them with friends and family will give their home a lift. And moreover, it can make the property feel more homely if there are great shots of them with their loved ones. It can even help them sleep better if they wake up in the night. After all, it can always be a challenge to get shut eye in the new house for the first few nights. But if they wake up and see a lovely photo, it can soon help them drift off to sleep. You could get some lovely photos in frames they can put around their home. Go for a couple which they can dot around their house. Or even go for a couple of larger frames which will make great feature pieces in their living room. Or even opt for canvases instead as a lovely homely gift for the new property owners. Go for a favorite photo of theirs (you can’t go wrong if you opt for a profile picture/cover photo on their social media accounts), and then get it scaled into a beautiful canvas which they can put in the property!

 

And you might not realize that clutter is often the cause of a house full of stress. And rather than a homely feel, it can make you not want to be in the property. Therefore, to ensure the new house oozes cozy vibes, go for something to declutter their new home. For example, a grand chest or even a set of drawers will ensure they have somewhere for their items to live!

Your Party Host Friend Will Love These Presents

Do you have a friend who is pretty much always the host of the party? Maybe they have a birthday coming up, or you simply want to thank them for always doing a great job at being the host! Here are some gift ideas that they are bound to love:

 

A Gift Basket

A gift basket is a wonderful gift for just about anybody. It’s hard work being the host, so a gift basket based around pamper products could be a brilliant idea. However, the great thing about a gift basket is that you can include just about anything. You can include food, drink, pamper items, DVDs, anything you think they will like. Get creative and make it look pretty!

 

Some Nice Glasses Or Some Mugs

Buying the host some nice glasses or even some mugs won’t go unnoticed. Maybe they can be glasses they use during their get togethers, or even mugs they use when they’re enjoying afternoon tea. Don’t be boring though. Something like the Willow And Everett copper mug is unique and looks great in just about any home. Perfect for hosts who love to create a variety of different drinks.

 

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Flowers

Flowers instantly brighten up the home and add life. Hosts usually take pride in their home decor, so this could be the perfect gift for them. Flowers really aren’t the cliche that many would have you believe. Just be aware that if you’re going to present flowers to them before a gathering, you should do the work, for instance, cut the stems and arrange them in a vase. This will mean they don’t have to stop what they’re doing!  

 

A Salon Voucher

Maybe you could treat the host to a salon voucher. A manicure, pedicure, or even a facial is something that’s bound to be put to good use before they host their next event.  

 

A Stylish Apron

Just because an apron isn’t technically an item of clothing doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. This is perfect for the chef host, the one who loves to cook and show off their creations to friends. There are so many attractive aprons you can purchase, and even novelty aprons if your friend likes a laugh.

 

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A Deliciously Scented Candle

A gorgeous candle will fit in well with your friend’s decor. It doesn’t really matter what it looks like, as it isn’t permanent, and they’re bound to love the atmosphere it can add to their home. You can get some incredible candles these days. Some smell like a real wood burning fire, some like clean cotton, and some designer candles smell like the most expensive perfume.

 

A Sequined Pillow

If you’re confident that you can pick something the host will like, a sequined pillow might be perfect. Something like this can liven up the sofa or even their bed, and make a great focal point for their next gathering. At the very least, it should give their decor more texture and make the place look more interesting.

Memorable Gifts Grandparents Will Love

At the heart of every family are grandparents. Without them, you wouldn’t be here and so appreciating them is an essential part of life. When it comes to special occasions, it can be difficult to stay original with gift ideas, especially when there are a lot of grandchildren also giving gifts! There are some fantastic gift ideas on the market but not all will be suitable for grandparents, so finding the right ones isn’t easy.

 

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The bit that matters most about gift giving is the person you are giving the gift to and understanding what they like is key. You’re not going to give your grandmother who has to use a wheelchair a pair of roller skates, so think carefully about what you buy. Staying original and creative is hard, but with our gift ideas, you can find it a lot easier!

Personal Gifts: The best gifts you could give grandparents are personalised ones. If there are a lot of grandchildren in the family, a family tree like this one to be hung on the wall is an excellent gift. For the glamourous grandmother, a personalised locket or bracelet always goes down a treat and it has precious, sentimental value. Engraved pocket watches are a stunning gift for the time-conscious grandfather and are a beautiful heirloom as it can be passed down the years. Just be careful with the engraving so that it can be passed down!

Photo Gifts: There’s one common gift idea among relatives, especially the older generation, and that’s photographs. They hold memories from years gone by and they are something that are simply timeless. Photos that are framed and canvases made are always a popular idea but you can go a little bit outside the box and get photos printed to hoodies and tops. You can also do photo printed gifts on cushions or collage blankets for the sofa so that the photos they cherish are in full view always. It also means they can literally wrap themselves in memories, and who would turn that down?

 

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Journal Gifts: Stationery is a gift that always goes down well, especially if it’s a beautiful pen and notebook set. Grandparent journals like this one are a wonderful idea for memories to be written down, life experiences to be recorded and they can be a diary of their life to tell the children of the future what the world was like.

Keepsake Gifts: Maps and posters are unusual gifts for grandparents, but if you live a fair distance away, are ones that are treasured. Check out personalised keepsake maps like these and see whether they would be the suitable keepsake gift for your grandparents. You can have the same effect with matching towels and clothing gifts as they can be kept for years.

Gift-giving is not easy in general, especially when you try to keep up with being original and different. Don’t worry though, there’s so much out there that you can choose from that giving your grandparents the perfect gift is getting easier!

 

Happy Anniversary Darling!


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Who doesn’t love a good wedding? There’s lots of laughter, romantic moments, amazing food, an open bar and, of course, endless cake. However, once you’re back from honeymoon and have resumed normal life things can sometimes seem a little dull. Some of the best ways to recover from post-wedding blues is to plan a holiday, take up a hobby or better still figure out what you’re going to get your new husband and wife for your anniversary. Don’t worry if you really aren’t newlyweds anymore as we’ve given you ideas for the next four years of your  marriage!  

 

Paper

 

Traditionally, the first anniversary is all about paper, and no that doesn’t mean you can just give them a card! Paper can say anything, buy them tickets to show they’ve always wanted to see, head over to https://www.primesport.com/s/nflfantravel to search for NFL tickets or present them with an envelope for a cocktail making class. You could even take it literally and dedicate a song or poem to them or craftily contact their favorite author to see if you can pay to have their name included in an upcoming novel.

 

Cotton

 

If your partner has had their eye on a lovely summer dress, blouse or skirt for some time then now’s the perfect time to buy it for them. You may even want to take the clothes idea to the next level and have a bespoke suit, or dress tailored for your husband or wife where the seamstress works with you to create something truly stunning. Cotton’s also a plant so you could go the organic route and gift them with a herbal spa package, check out these offers and search for avaialble dates at https://www.destinationhotels.com/la-cantera-resort-and-spa. Those with a childlike sense of humor may decide to go along the lines of cotton candy, taking their partner to a country fair or booking a weekend away at an amusement park. Whatever you choose to do cotton is a really flexible option, so you could plan a surprise bedroom makeover with new curtains, bedding, carpet and wallpaper.

 

Leather

 

The obvious choices here is a leather handbag, wallet, pair of shoes or Italian belt but have you considered matching couples jewelry? Men wear bracelets almost as often as women and if you don’t believe us then you need to visit https://www.frostnyc.com/collections/mens-gold-bracelets because they’ve not only got an excellent range but products are also expertly presented in leather cases and boxes. Another option might be leather friendship bracelets with personalized charms; these both romantic and practical as unlike gold or silver leather doesn’t rust.

 

Fruit

 

Fruit on its own is somewhat boring but what if you combine it with a tropical break? Take your inspiration from bananas, pineapples, melons, and coconuts then book a romantic, couples retreat in whichever country grows these juicy, tasty treats. For instance, bananas are commonly grown in Costa Rica, and what’s more romantic than lying on a private beach as you stare out at glittering turquoise water together?

 

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Put The Toaster Down, Choose These Newlywed Gifts Instead


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There’s nothing quite like seeing two people tie the knot. That beautiful unity of two hearts is undoubtedly one of the most incredible moments in anybody’s life, and being a part of the big day is something you’ll treasure. But whether it’s a friend or relative making that commitment, there’s one thing that will almost certainly stress you out as the big day arrives. The gift.

 

Finding a gift for your loved one is relatively easy. However, finding one to celebrate a love when you aren’t directly involved can be more than a little challenging. Most guests will go down the traditional route of toasters, coffee makers, and other appliances. The truth is, though, that the loving couple probably has those items already.

 

Why not try something different? Here are some ideas to get your gift-giving creativity going.

 

  • Find a gift to brighten up their home with added character and personality. Canvas art can be a great option, although the happy couple might prefer to wait and use a photo from their big day. A personalized bobblehead commemorating the wedding day can achieve the same vibe, though. Moreover, it’s a unique gift that you know will be remembered and cherished for years to come.
  • If you know where the happy couple is going for their honeymoon, you can embrace this during your present purchasing process. This idea could manifest itself in multiple ways. From giving the couple money in the right currency to booking a scuba diving lesson or helicopter tour, the options are endless. If it helps enhance one of the happiest moments in their lives, it has to be considered a great gift.
  • As they embark on their new lives together, you could treat them to something that they can love and care for as a couple. Buying a puppy might not be advised, but something simple like a bonsai tree or houseplant provides a symbol of their growing love. Of course, there are various home and garden items that could boast a similar sentimental value. Find a solution that suits the happy couple, and it will be one of the best presents they receive.
  • Times have changed, and having children out of wedlock is very common in this modern world. Nonetheless, if the happy couple’s marriage is a step towards settling down with kids, buying baby gifts is another option to consider. It’s not for everyone, and you’ll probably want a small gift just for them too. Still, under the right circumstances, this can be the ideal present.
  • Love is the word of the day, but that romance should last forever. Candlestick holders, wine glasses, and other items aimed for the perfect home date night are a great gift. It can help the newlyweds keep the spark alive without the need for spending huge sums of money. Given the expenses that they’ve encountered during the planning of the big day, those rewards will be highly appreciated.

 

So there you go. Five simple and unique ideas to provide the newlyweds with a memorable and lovable gift. Job done.

 

Buying Fashion Gifts For Your Friends


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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.