Alright, let’s be real. Over the past few months, you have baked to your heart’s content and created your perfect oasis. Meaning you have mastered the art of lockdown! But that most likely means, you haven’t seen your friends in way too long. Well… You have probably seen them over video chat, or when they drove by your house for your birthday, but you haven’t spent real time with them. If you are feeling disconnected from them, don’t worry! The time will come when you get to see and hug them again. In the meantime, as the holidays are swiftly approaching, why not send them a gift to let them know you are thinking about them!
- A Friendship Lamp
Whether you have friends near or far, it is always important to let them know you are thinking of them. Of course, calling them or tagging them in hilarious memes are great ideas, it is sometimes hard to really SHOW them you are thinking of them. A long-distance friendship lamp is a good way for you and you friend to let each other see exactly when you think of each other, no matter the distance, no matter the pandemic. You just touch your lamp, and your friend’s lamp will instantly light up. Reminding them they are on your mind.
- A Christmas Sweater
Though you might not be attending holiday parties together this year, it is still a great idea for you and your work bestie to be ready to dress up for work’s holiday video call. A women’s ugly Christmas sweater is the perfect gift for your best pal! Tipsy Elves has a sweater for everyone. Christmas, Hanukkah, The Office inspired, button up cardigans, sweaters that light up, and so many more! You two will be the Zoom squares everyone looks at!
- A Symbolic Animal Adoption
If your friend has taken this time to de-clutter and completely Kon Mari their life, you may not want to get them a physical gift. So, how do you let them know you are thinking of them without handing them a present. Well, you can give your friend the gift of adopting a species! The World Wildlife Fund allows you to pick an animal species to “adopt”. Your donation will help aid in their worldwide conservation activities. WWF will send you a photo, adoption certificate, and a species information card to gift to your friend to signify their adoption in their honor.
- A Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar
A hard seltzer Advent calendar is the perfect way to give the gift that keep on giving! For 12 days in December, they will be able to think of you and how much you care about them, all while sipping on a specialty curated seltzer from throughout the USA. They will be able to discover new brands of seltzers, try new flavors, and you will be satisfied knowing you knocked gift-giving out of the park this season. Because nothing says Happy Holidays like a hard seltzer, right?
- A Friend’s Adventure Book
A friend’s adventure book is a great way to be able to have a good time with your best pal, or get closer to a friend you maybe haven’t spent time with in a while. There are 50 scratch-off prompts to choose from. They are all labeled with a time stamp and a cost, that way you know how much time and money it will cost you, without knowing what you will be up to quite yet. And there are even sections to include a picture of what you have done, that way you can document your time together! If you don’t have a camera that prints pictures anymore (it is 2020 after all), The Adventure Challenge has you covered. You can get the gift pack that includes an instant camera! That way you have no excuse to not document the fun!
No matter what gift you choose for your friend this season, even if it is a friend you see all the time, or one you haven’t seen all year, know that they are going to be thrilled to know you are thinking about them!
PS: Don’t forget to include a card with the gift, that way you can remind them just how much you enjoy their friendship!