5 Practical Christmas Gift Ideas for your Best Friends
Christmas is just around the corner and people are starting to flock malls and shopping areas to buy gifts for themselves and their friends. If you’re tired of the usual clothes, chocolates, or luxury grocery items to give your best of friends, consider these five practical gift ideas for them.
For artsy friends, perhaps it’s best to give them new drapes for their beloved sofa, or even a new painting of their favorite artist. That bold colors on a landscape may compliment the mantle on their Christmas dinner table. You can also go ahead and buy indoor plants for their room, so they’ll breathe cleaner air when they sleep. There are succulents and similar plant types that need minimal care, too. These are perfect for your busy buddy.
Speaking of busy buddy, some people are so occupied with their lives that they don’t have time to buy groceries and cleaning supplies anymore. For Christmas, you can pledge to shop for or with your best friend for their laundry and body soaps, easy-to-prepare meals, and other house essentials. This is also a way to spend more time with each other.
Globalization has grown most people’s love for imported products and made them forget the quality food, clothing, and decorative items that their own countrymen produced with their own hands. If you want to help your own economy as well as buy a Christmas gift for your friend, considering giving him or her a box of dates or the textiles that your own people made. Instead of buying a book published in Europe, buy him or her a collection of your people’s poems. This can foster both of your love for country.
If your best friend lives alone, perhaps taking care of another being that’s not necessarily human can make him or her smile more. Puppies or kittens are common house pets, but it depends on your preference, really. You know your friend well so you can decide whether he or she will be happy with a Guinea pig, hamster, iguana, or even a tiger. However, you should also consider if your friend is capable of taking care of a pet. After all, feeding, petting, and getting a pet to a veterinarian require time and a higher sense of responsibility.
Tickets to a Concert
Music, apart from love, makes the world go ‘round. For a music lover best friend, buy him or her tickets to a favorite band or musician’s concert. Give the tickets on Christmas Eve and they’ll be so happy even if the concert is still on 2017. You can also go together if you like the same types of music.
With these five practical Christmas gift ideas, you can make your best friends happy, save yourself some effort and money, and have better memories to keep for the coming New Year. Happy shopping!