Just Because Gifts

Just Because

We don't always have or need a reason for wanting to make someone happy - sometimes the desire to give someone a gift pops up in our head suddenly or maybe we see something that reminds us of the other person and how much he or she means to us.

Whatever the trigger, just thinking of someone surely is a good enough reason for gift-giving and often it is exactly these unexpected gifts that are the best, as there is nothing but pure friendship and affection behind them as the motives.

Gift ideas

Flowers: Brighten up life

Women just love flowers, especially if they are given by a loved one. A great gift for any woman, whether mother, lover or friend, is a beautiful flower bouquet. If you know her favorites, go for those but don't worry too much about it: a bunch of different flowers in a range of colors will do the trick too. Add a message saying "Thank you for brightening up my life!" to make your gift more personal.

Watch: Its about time

A watch or a clock make a great just because gift or thank you present. Your message could read "It's about time I told you that I appreciate you in a great way!" or "It's about time I told you how much you mean to me!".

Tickets: Special Event

Buy a couple of tickets to your favorite show, concert or movie and add a personalized message for your loved one, saying "To the leading lady in my life" / "To the leading man in my life".

Gifts that moved people

Book

Sonia, 37 got this from her husband and said:

I love to read books and there was a particular title which I was trying to locate, but was unable to find as it was out of stock. My spouse managed to get his hands on this book (second hand book), and even though this book was not new, I was very happy to receive it, as I had been looking for this particular book for a very long time and it was very thoughtful of him to find it for me.

Scented waxed teddy bear

Eleanore, 39 got this from her husband and said:

I was feeling down for a couple days and thought my husband hadn't noticed which hurt my feelings even more. Then after he came home from work he had this huge thing of balloons and a big wrapped present which smelled so wonderful. I opened it and there was the most beautiful waxed teddy bear in it! It made me cry for days. It was the most special thing he has ever done for me!

Sky-diving gift certificate

Steve, 26 got this from his best friend and said:

My relationship has ended with a girlfriend and just seemed to be spinning my wheels in one place and going no where. My friend saw this and thought this would be a great gift. It was great and it re opened my eyes to life and got it back on the roll!.

Symbols

Tea

Serving tea is a time-honoured symbol of friendship. The Chinese ceremonial tea was established as a time to set aside conflicts and come to peace with one's self, as well as with one another.

Quotes

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.

Irish Blessing

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.

Claudia Ghandi

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.

Author Unknown

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Swedish Proverb

A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud. I am arrived at last in the presence of a man so real and equal, that I may drop even those undermost garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and second thought, which men never put off, and may deal with him with the simplicity and wholeness with which one chemical atom meets another.

Ralph Waldo Emerson