Our friends are so precious. From the girlfriends we’ve known since childhood to the mums we met at toddler groups, they are all so important to reminding us that there’s more to life than the school run.
As Christmas approaches, it’s time to start thinking of how to show our appreciation for their friendship over the last year. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some little gift ideas to let the ladies in your life know you care.
If your friend loves to fill her home with beautiful scents, a beautifully fragrant candle or diffuser can make a lovely gift. While there are high end options available by renowned perfume brands, there are lots that smell fabulous that won’t break the bank.
Shop around home stores to source the scents that you know she’ll love. If you’re a savvy shopper, you should be able to find a few candles that fit your budget.
Why not treat her to a lovely piece of jewellery? Whether she adores costume jewellery, or she likes to wear classic pieces, a dazzling necklace or subtle tennis bracelet make for a lovely gift.
To make this extra-thoughtful, why not source a piece that perfectly complements a colour she wears a lot? If she regularly wears greens and browns, you could opt for similarly coloured earrings or perhaps she’s a fan of reds and oranges and you think a warm yellow gold necklace will really make her red coat stand out. Tailor this to suit her and it will be a truly lovely treat.
A Quick Cuppa
We all know the one who loves nothing more than a cup of tea and a catch up. For these friends, a new mug, such as these cute ones from Card Factory, are a nice way to show you know her well. If you have money left over, you could buy some hot chocolate or some really tasty coffee to complete this gift idea.
A nice pair of slippers and some pyjamas are ideal for the harassed mum friend who just wants to stay at home and cosy up this Christmas. There are so many styles to choose from out there, from cotton sets adorned with fluffy clouds to flannel nightwear featuring a tartan pattern, that you’re sure to find the perfect combination to suit your bestie.
Organise her Life
There’s swimming with the eldest child on a Saturday, training orchestra after school for the youngest on a Thursday, as well as postnatal yoga class on a Thursday after work… If this sounds like your friend’s typical week, it might be worth getting her a diary or calendar.
From funny week-to-view diaries that mark out the year with tongue firmly in cheek to cute ones featuring pugs, there is sure to be a calendar to suit. Add a pen and highlighter to complete the gift and really help her to keep track of things.
What gifts are you thinking of getting your mum fiends this festive season? Have you still got to start shopping, or have you nearly finished?