Friendship gifts

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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

Book "My custom van" by Michael Ian Black

Jeffrey, 21 got this from his friend and said:

I really love Michael Ian Black and a whole collection of his essays made me really happy. I started reading right away and could not put it down!

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!.

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...

Book

David, 18 got this from his best friend and said:

It had some adult content and my parents saw it. I was only 11 at the time and it was so embarrassing!

$50 check

Justin, 36 got this from his good friend and said:

It was my wedding gift from one of my best friends. Not only did it bounce costing me a $20 bank fee, but my friend apologized and told me to go ahead and re-deposit it. Guess what? It bounced again costing me another $20 bank fee.

Kitten

Irene, 48 got this from her good friend and said:

Don't get me wrong, I love cats! However, at the time my friend gave me this gift I was living in an apartment - with no pets allowed. I also had a roommate who didn't like cats, and would often complain about the cat sitting in the window as the landlord was walking by, jumping on the table, making a mess with the litter box, pulling down the curtains, etc. Regardless of the lease regulations and roommate worries, it wasn't good for the kitten to be kept inside all day, often without someone to play with. I eventually decided it was best for me to take the kitten to be raised by my mother, who lived on our family farm. I explained all of this to my friend, who still felt hurt that I gave his present away.

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