The old cliché that you can choose your friends, yet you cannot choose your family is only true in a literal sense, and just because a couple of people you knew from childhood have the titles Uncle and Aunty does not mean you need to love them and treat them with automatic respect.
Your friends, however, and in particular your best friends, are those people who have been through everything with you and are likely going to be the ones you know for the longest and the most intimately of all.
When it comes to your best friend’s birthday, you will naturally want to buy them something they will not only love and be able to enjoy but also something that shows the sentiment behind the gift; continue reading for ideas and inspiration.
A Boozy Birthday Brunch
You could decide to arrange a surprise brunch for your best friend at a local restaurant or café and invite mutual friends in secret.
For additional points, choose a theme for everyone to follow, be that a fancy-dress choice or else for everyone to bring a different table game to play when enjoying unlimited cocktails over brunch. More and more restaurants are choosing to host boozy brunches, so you will be spoilt for choice when choosing a venue for the surprise party.
The world of personalized gifts has expanded to the point that now, almost anything you can possibly think of can be personalized with your best friend’s name and even a cute saying you both have as an in-joke.
From mugs, cushions, keyrings, and fridge magnets to grander items such as a bottle of champagne or a huge box of luxury chocolates, there is so much to choose from. Still, a piece of beautiful and personalized jewelry adds an extra layer of sentiment.
A Gift for the Home
Instead, you could turn your attention to choosing something more appropriate for their home, especially if they have recently moved into a new house.
Either way, next time you are spending time at home with them, take a look around for something that is perhaps missing in one or more of the rooms and then head to the internet and search maplegifts.co.uk for a fabulous set of china, a new ornament for the mantlepiece or even a luxury bedspread.
Additionally, you could choose to include other bits of home decor within the gift and wrap everything together in a hamper, complete with a bottle of wine.
A Spa Voucher
Finally, and even more appropriate if your best friend is also a mother, what better way to spend quality time together and pamper her at the same time than with a spa day voucher?
So you can keep this thoughtful and, no doubt, much-needed gift a surprise until the day of her birthday, make sure you purchase a spa voucher that only needs to be redeemed within a certain timeframe rather than one for a specific date.
These birthday ideas will allow you to show your best friend that you truly care.