Whether it’s for the holidays, a birthday or special occasion, you’re going to be faced with the task of giving your best girlfriend a gift at some point. It’s a wise idea to have a few different options top of mind to help make your job easier.
The following six gift ideas are perfect items to package up for your best girlfriend so they feel special and appreciated. Think about the person and what they might enjoy the most to help you narrow it down to the one perfect gift idea. Remember to relax and enjoy shopping around and learning more about your choices and what your friend might find the most appealing.
A lot of women love receiving jewelry, so it’s just a matter of narrowing it down to what piece or pieces you want to gift her. Observe what she wears the most often and what items she might be in most need of before making a purchase. Go online and shop around in the stores to get a better feel for what colors and materials are trending so you can surprise your best friend with jewelry she’ll truly enjoy wearing. Another idea is to get a matching piece for the two of you that you can each wear to represent your friendship. Think about what you might like for yourself to help you come to the right conclusion for your best friend.
- An Experience
Additionally, consider giving your best girlfriend an experience that you two can do together. For example, if you know she loves to ski, then purchase tickets to her favorite slopes and make a weekend getaway of it. Be sure you take the time to read more about what to wear skiing so you’re fully prepared to face the cold weather and can enjoy yourself. Other experiences include wine and cheese tasting events, taking an art or yoga class or securing tickets to a show or play that will be in town. This is a great way to spend quality time together and create new memories that you’ll each have forever.
- A Cookbook of Your Favorite Recipes
You should also consider the gift idea of putting together your favorite recipes into a cookbook for your best girlfriend. This is not only thoughtful but will allow her to expand her palette a bit and try out new foods that she may not attempt otherwise. You can even pick a day to come over to her house and help her out with some of them and have a nice meal together. She’ll have this item in her kitchen always to remind her of you and as a way to branch out and play around with new recipes and challenge herself in the kitchen. Be sure to include any specific directions or modifications you use, so each one turns out the way you had hoped.
- Anything Handmade
Consider giving your best girlfriend a gift idea that’s handmade by you and is truly special in your eyes. She’ll appreciate the time you took to not only come up with the gift, but also the fact that you had to put it together yourself. Some handmade ideas include:
- Coffee mugs
- Hats, mittens, gloves and scarves
- Pillows or blankets
- Body scrubs or lotions
If this is the way you want to go, be sure to give yourself plenty of time in advance to prepare your gift. If you want to make an item but don’t know what you’re doing, then look around in your local community for classes or shops that offer guidance and can help you accomplish your goal. Your best girlfriend will love the fact that you put so much effort and energy into this unique gift idea for her, so it’s sure to go over well.
- A Collage of Memories & Photos
You likely do spend and have spent a lot of quality time with your best girlfriend over the years — another gift idea to consider it to create a collage of memories and photos of some of the best experiences you two have had together. You can either arrange a poster of items or put these images into a photo album for safekeeping. It’ll be so much fun to sit down and look over your collage of memories and reminisce about each different pastime you two have had as friends. There are a lot of various online programs out there that will help you accomplish your goal as well if you’re not feeling very crafty.
- Self-Care Basket
Self-care is so important these days because there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of time to worry about yourself. One gift idea worth thinking about giving your best girlfriend is a self-care basket that she can enjoy in the comfort of her own home. For instance, you can include:
- Bath soaps
- Sleep mask
- Facial cream
- A journal
- New workout top
- A robe
- Yoga mat
This is such a wonderful gift to receive and will show that you truly care about the health and wellbeing of your best girlfriend. Try to come up with and include items she may not want to buy herself but would desperately love. This will catch her off-guard and be a wonderful and thoughtful gift.
Gift giving isn’t an easy task so don’t feel bad if you’re struggling to come up with ideas for your best girlfriend. Use this list as a way to get you thinking in the right direction and coming up with a few great options you may want to consider this time around. Regardless of what you decide on, your best girlfriend is sure to adore what you give her because it came from you. Enjoy the process and the smile it brings to her face when she opens up your gift. Avoid worrying about the task at hand and instead be thankful that you two have remained friends for so long.Tammie~
Dandi D says
These are all really great ideas to keep in mind!
Lynne B says
Handmade items can be such a meaningful and thoughtful gift. In college, I cut out words and phrases from magazines and created a collage box for my roommate.
Dana Rodriguez says
I think these are all great ideas. I really like the gift basket!