There’s one in every friendship group: the woman who has everything. Not only does she have everything, but all her belongings look like they’ve graced the inside covers of Vogue. She’s got glamor running through her veins – even a pair of washing up gloves look good on her. So, when it comes to buying her a birthday gift, the fear is real. She only buys clothes from one-off collections by private designers. She only likes furniture that’s made bespoke to suit her interior décor. However, she’s a great friend, and you want to give her something special; something that she’ll actually use and enjoy – and not just relegate to storage. So, here’s your guide to buying gorgeous gifts for those wonderfully glamorous friends.
Try jewelry – but make sure it’s different
If your girlfriend has enough of anything, it’ll be jewelry. However, she’s probably got a lot of the same: glittering diamonds and opalescent pearls. So, break the mold and give her something truly memorable and gorgeous – not just another pair of plain earrings. Colored diamonds and gorgeous gemstones are a perfect way to stand out from the crowd, as is hunting down rare precious stones embedded in subtle bands or bracelets. Companies like Leibish & Co. are a great place to start your search, as you’ll get a variety of traditional, gorgeous pieces, as well as adventurous stones, gems and colors. You could even look at having a bespoke piece made specifically for your friend.
Give memories – not just a present
While she might be a frequent jet-setter, there’s nothing better than getting to go on a day out or weekend away that someone else has organized. Whether you decide to do a meal and a show, or head away to a luxury spa for the weekend, you get to give her something money can’t buy: time. You can both relax and enjoy yourselves in a glamorous, luxurious setting. So, it’s not just a treat for her, but one for you too. Or, you could ramp it up a bit. Throw caution to the wind, and the stilettos to the back of the wardrobe. Organize an afternoon of extreme sport fun – from paragliding to quad biking, the adrenaline rush will be unbelievable. That’s something you can’t get from any amount of shopping or fine-dining.
Create something just for her
When someone’s got everything they need, there’s not much you can do. Well, except for creating something that only you can give them. This might be something like getting her a personalized item, like a luxury fluffy dressing gown with her initials on, or it might be finding a painting that no one else has. If you’re more creatively inclined, you could look at making something yourself. From perfume to pottery, there are plenty of places around that you can try your hand at making gorgeous gifts. Or, if you’ve been friends for a long time, why not put together a scrapbook or photo album, charting all your old memories? The effort you put in will be incredibly meaningful, and will give you both lots of enjoyment to reminisce over old times.Tammie~