There’s no better way to show your closest friends just how much you appreciate them than by giving a thoughtful gift. Gifts can help brighten your friends’ day — whether it’s organization or self-care-focused or just something fun that they’ll enjoy. Consider some of these great gift ideas like a monthly planner or a unique zodiac birth chart.
1. Self-Care Kit
It’s still the beginning of a new year and most of us are looking to make some changes in our lives — from healthier habits like eating right or exercising to personal career goals or resolutions to get more involved in the community. The best way to help your friends to achieve their goals is by reminding them to take time for themselves. We can’t be our best unless we feel our best, which is why a self-care kit is an excellent gift. Fill it with luxurious relaxation items like bath bombs, face masks, aromatherapy diffusers, and more.
2. Astrology Birth Chart
If you have a friend in your life who loves astrology, then you have to give them the gift of a zodiac birth chart. This birth chart book includes more than 70 pages of analysis on the recipient’s specific birth chart, which demonstrates exactly where the planets were at the moment of their birth. Understanding this information can provide in-depth insight into your friend’s specific personality. Gaining further insight into their personality can help set them up for success heading into the new year. The birthdate book also features beautiful illustrations, making it a great piece of functional decor.
3. Personalized Photos
Look back on your friendship by creating a personalized photo gift for your friend. You can either make this by hand by printing out your favorite photos and creating a scrapbook-like album or opt to order personalized photos printed with the date. Create a photo collage to be printed on a blanket, mug, T-shirt, and more for something unique.
4. Monthly Calendar or Planner
For a friend who’s always planning and organizing, get him or her a calendar or planner. You can find fun themes or gorgeous illustrations that fit your friend’s personality and set them up for a year of success.
5. Tarot Card and Tarot Card Candles
For your friend who’s interested in all things mystical, a deck of Tarot cards and Tarot card candles make a thoughtful, intriguing gift. Tarot cards are made up of a deck of 78 cards with different illustrations and symbols used for divinatory purposes. Learning how to use Tarot cards to gain insight into the past, present and potential future is a fun new hobby and a great new practice to learn at the beginning of the year. The Tarot card candles can help set the mood when doing a reading and act as unique home decor.
6. House Plants or Propagated Plant Clippings
Plants are often symbols of renewal and life. Gifting a friend with a newly propagated plant is a thoughtful and symbolic gift. Consider different types of plants that might be a good fit for your closest friends. For plant people who have many plants to care for, you may want to seek out a more unique plant they don’t already own. For those who are new to plant parenting, look for low-maintenance plants that don’t require a lot of attention and care. If you have any plants in your house that can be propagated, place a clipping in a decorative container and give your friend a little piece of your own home.
7. Customized Gift Box
Perhaps you didn’t get a chance to give your closest friends a gift over the holidays. A customized gift box is the perfect way to give a meaningful gift any time of the year. You can include some of your friend’s favorite items in the gift boxes, including self-care items like bubble baths, your friend’s favorite snacks and sweets, a seasonal candle, and more. The best part about gifting a custom box is that you can tailor the gift specifically to your friend’s interests.
Our Favorite Gifts for Friends
There are so many great gift ideas to give to friends. For the astrology lovers in your life, a zodiac birth chart or even zodiac jewelry makes unique and meaningful gifts. A donation thank you letter is another interesting gift idea that will be loved by your friends, Customized items like a gift box or self-care kit you’ve put together can add another personal level to your gift and help start your friend’s year off with a bang.