Friendship gifts

Female Friend

Love and Friendship

by Emily Bronte

Love is like the wild rose-briar,
Friendship like the holly-tree
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms
But which will bloom most constantly?

The wild-rose briar is sweet in the spring,
Its summer blossoms scent the air;
Yet wait till winter comes again
And who will call the wild-briar fair?

Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly's sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He may still leave thy garland green.

Gift ideas

Home Gifts: Candlesticks

Make sure you reflect the hosts' personal style when choosing a pair of beautiful candlesticks. Include an assortment of high-quality candles that match. "Friends like us always stick together!".

Tea Lover: T(ea)-L-C

Get a nice teapot, a box or basket and fill it with high-quality teas, some honey and a couple of fresh lemons to offer a little TLC to whoever is going through a rough patch. A very simple but lovely way to say "Hope you feel better soon!".

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!".

Gifts that moved people

Scrapbook with pages from each of my close friends.

Gloria, 30 got this from her sister and girlfriends and said:

Each of my girlfriends put a lot of thought and time into crafting a scrapbook that reflected the history of our friendship. I liked that the gift had a personal touch and didn't cost a lot of money to create. It is something that I will keep forever and makes me smile every time I look at it.

Laptop

Crystal, 27 got this from her special friend and said:

It is a great gift because I never expected to receive it. It is also a memorable one as it came from a special friend as a symbol of his love. He gave it so that we can communicate everyday and that we will not miss one another. It's not actually the value that counts but the thought and the love that goes with it.

Bible

Angela, 40 got this from her friend and said:

I was not able to read the old bible because the letters were very small, I wanted to buy a big lettered for a long time but could not afford to buy one. I value this gift as a gift from God and I am able to read my bible.

Gifts gone wrong...

Pizza stone

Evelyn, 30 got this from her friend and said:

I used it a couple times. It's SO heavy and not to mention very hard to clean. It stains EVERY time I use it, and it over cooks my pizza!! But I didn't want my friend to feel bad because she thought it was the perfect gift! Boy was she wrong.

The same bag I saved up for months and got myself before I received the same one as a gift!

Lorna, 45 got this from her best friend and said:

Some people might not think its a bad or an unpleasant gift but I felt disappointed to be honest... There was this bag I saved up for like four months to get myself on my birthday, and eventually bought it happily. And lo and behold I got the same bag from my best friend on my birthday.

Coffee table-sized book of Mother Goose Rhymes

Natalie, 49 got this from her friend and said:

Considering that I was an adult, had no young children at home to read Mother Goose Rhymes to, it was pretty useless to me. I was disappointed with this gift. It would have been a great one had I been 5 or 6 years old!

Quotes

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.

Douglas Pagels

He who has a thousand friends has not a friend to spare, and he who has one enemy will meet him everywhere.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, All losses are restored and sorrows end.

William Shakespeare

In my friend, I find a second self.

Isabel Norton