How to Make the Best of Friendship Day?
Name one person who doesn’t love a celebration? A birthday, wedding, Christmas – after all, it’s just an excuse to get a bit silly with our loved ones and show them how much they are loved. Having something to celebrate, it just sets the right tone. In short, it’s a great idea.
Then, how about celebrating our friends? Trust us, it’s quite important and when done the right way, it will deepen the intimacy of the relationships. Seek out your friends the ones who make you soar and make you feel good about yourself and give them your full attention. Often, we get so busy that sometimes, they take a backseat, and we know that it can’t be avoided but at least take some time out for them.
What better time than Friendship Day to celebrate your friends and spend some time with them? Speak out the language of love. Gifts and appreciation notes work best. Tell them how much they mean to you and if needed, try considering choosing an activity that will allow you to catch up with each other. How about a cup of coffee at a café? Or simply idling around in a park catching up?
The choice is yours – be it Friendship Day or just any other day, take out time to spend a few minutes with your friends. It will make a huge difference in the course of your friendship.
Know How to Wrap Gifts to Impress Your Besties
Suppose you have everything ready – marked the date, called your friends to meet on Friendship Day, even chosen the place for your get-together.
But what of the gifts? If there is one thing that you have always dreaded, it would be this – how to package your gift? Sure, you are not a professional, but that doesn’t mean that you will gift a lazily-wrapped gift.
It’s your friends, so, of course, you would want to leave them guessing and wondering as to what crazy gift you got for them this time. And the best way to leave them wondering is to get creative.
Nothing Says 'Love' Like Hand Lettering
Now, if you have packaged the gift the good ol’ way, i.e. with wrapping paper, all that’s left is to add the tag. But how about leaving the tag just for once? Instead, opt for a handwritten note. Punch a hole on the top and tie it around the gift with jute twine. Your friend will surely appreciate the effort that you put it in for them.
Wrapping It with Fabric
Why do we even wrap our gifts with wrapping paper when we could do so with fabric? All you need to get is a square-sized fabric and get to wrapping your gift.
Actually, wrapping a gift with fabric is an age-old Japanese tradition known as ‘Furoshiki’. If you want to perfect your way of wrapping gifts by fabric, there are numerous ways of how you can do so. In fact, there are even online videos and courses to take you through it. Your friends are sure going to be impressed, we can tell you that.
Going the 'Glitter' Way
If you are planning to go the ‘DIY’ way of wrapping a gift, there are many ways to go through with it. You could take any box. Take one that best suits your gift size, and pack it. Go for any craft paper and rub glue on the paper evenly. Your next step will be to take a generous amount of glitter and plonk them on the glue. Wait a few seconds to let the glitter settle and you would have made a glittery wrapping paper. Pack your gift and you are done!
Making Good Use of 'Washi Tape'
Surely, duct tape has come a long way. Today, they are even found in numerous colours, patterns, and what not. Wrap your gift the usual way. Plain wrapping paper is best suited for this job. And now, instead of tying the gift with twine and all, how about wrapping the gift in washi tape? Get numerous washi tapes (available in craft stores), all in various colours and patterns and tape them around the gift. See, that would itself make for a colourful wrapping paper.
How About 'Chalkboard Paper'?
We bet that you haven’t thought of this before. All you need to do is to get a chalkboard paper and wrap your gift with it. Since it is chalkboard paper, you can customise it as and how you like.
Get creative and write your messages on the chalkboard paper and send it to your friends. It will make for a very thoughtful surprise.
Best Surprise Gifts to Give to Your Best Friend on Friendship Day That They Will Always Be Thankful for
The Little Book of Life Hacks
Is your friend an avid book lover? Then, this Friendship Day, you should plan on gifting that friend ‘The Little Book of Life Hacks: How to Make Your Life Happier, Healthier, and More Beautiful’ written by Yumi Sakugawa.
Yumi is an author, illustrator and comic book artist and best known for her book, ‘Secret Yumiverse’ which consists of her hand-drawn illustrations throughout. It comprises practical advice and fun tips ranging from removing dark circles to taking the perfect power nap.
The flexibound costs Rs.1,131, is available on Amazon and is definitely worth the buy.
Enzo for Men
This Friendship Day, gift your best friend the perfect gift by giving him the scintillating and exotic smelling perfume ‘Enzo’ by IGP. It has a touch of lavender along with sandalwood and ambergris and is sure to make him feel good and smell good throughout the day.
Priced at Rs.1,630, the 100ml perfume comes in a unique package. The sleek and masculine looking bottle is sure to make him retain it even after it is empty, because to its aesthetics.
Made for the Man
‘Made for the man’ by Forest Essentials is a perfect gift for your best friend as it is nothing but a kit for his daily skincare regime.
Priced at Rs.1,495, this gift set consists of a face wash (50ml), an aftershave (50ml) and a facial moisturiser (50ml). Curated and crafted carefully for men, this is one grooming kit all men should have. Why don’t you be that nice friend to gift him this thoughtful and useful gift instead of things which may not be of much use? You will definitely not regret buying this!
Leather Tote Bag - Pink
Do you have a fashion conscious bestie? Then, don’t think twice about buying her this Leather Tote Bag by Two Horns. It is an amazing pick for summer as its colours coordinate with the bright and sunny weather. Pink being the colour of love and compassion and blue symbolising calmness and peace of mind, the combination of both would always be a delight.
Priced at Rs.5,000, it is saddle stitched, wax threaded, hand burnished and creased. It also has a huge main compartment with a zipper and gives a sense of comfort while placing things here. It is also hassle-free and perfect to carry around.
Ajmal - Unisex Oudesire Oriental
If you are on the lookout for gifting ideas to bring about an aura of royalty, you should check out the Unisex Oudesire Oriental, brought to you by Ajmal, available on Myntra.
Priced at Rs.13,125, this perfume never fails to satisfy your olfactory senses. The perfume is made of essential oils which are known to eliminate body odour to a high extent. Coming to the fragrance notes, the top note consists of floral fresh, the heart note consists of spicy fruity and the base note consists of Ambery woody musk. It helps to bring about a fresh appeal to the wearer. The best part about it is that it is a unisex perfume and can be used by men and women alike.
London Rag - Women Black Solid Mules
If you have a friend who loves fluffy apparels, London Rag presents Women Black Solid Mules. This platform heel of height 2 inches has a solid pattern and is perfect for wearing to an informal gathering. It has an open back and fur on its upside, along with a comfortably cushioned footbed.
Priced at Rs.1,199 on Myntra, this pair of footwear gives you both a laid back and comfortable feeling. Hence take this opportunity to strengthen your bond between you and your friend this Friendship Day by gifting her a pair of these.
Dorothy Perkins - Women Green & Black Animal Print A-Line Dress
This Friendship Day, surprise her by gifting her a beautiful dress by Dorothy Perkins which would accentuate her bodily features to the maximum.
Priced at Rs.2,093 on Myntra, this green and black animal print A-line dress will definitely get your friend a few heads to turn. It is print knitted, has a high neck, long sleeves, button closure, and a flared hem. It is made of 96% viscose and 4% of elastane. The main trend which is accentuated in this dress is the animal or snakeskin pattern. Size isn’t a reason to worry about at all as it ranges from XS to XXL.
Nykaa Matte To Last! Liquid Lipstick Collection Set - 2
Gift your girlfriend the Matte to Last! Liquid Lipstick Collection by Nykaa this Friendship Day. Priced at just Rs.3,908.
The kit consists of the following lip shades:
- Mastani – Mauve Pink Shade
- Jaan – Plum Shade
- MumTaj – Bright Red Shade
- Jhumki – Nude Shade
- Le Pondy – Pink Nude
- Boho – Dusky Rose Shade
- Gul – Pink Shade
- Chai – Dark Nude Shade
Crafted in Italy and inspired by India, it is enriched with Vitamin E and antioxidants. Its superior matte all-day formula also makes it a top-notch brand of lipsticks to look out for.
Ayurvedic Wellness Gift Box
This Friendship Day, gift your friend a rejuvenation kit. That’s right, the Ayurvedic Wellness Gift Box by Kama Ayurveda is just the product you need! Priced at Rs.1,920, it consists of the following:
- Bringadi Intensive Hair treatment (100 ml) – This oil has an earthy scent which has healing properties. It helps in the reduction of hair loss and premature graying.
- Sugandhadi Rejuvenating Body Treatment (100 ml) – This, teamed up with a good masseuse will give your body relief from outward disturbances.
- Mridul Soap Free Face Cleanser (40 g) – This cleanser exfoliates all the dead skin giving way to healthy looking, fresh skin.
- Navaa Retexturising Soap (75 g) – It is a pure vegetable soap whose mild formula protects us from the germs as well as keeps your skin soft and supple.
One can get a spa-like experience at home itself. Teamed up with meditation, this would be a perfect combination for a weekend getaway.
Complete Grooming Gift Set
Want to make your lazy friend find reasons to take a shower? Want him to smell fresh and good all day long? Then, this Friendship Day, Ustraa has got the perfect gift for your friend at a very pocket-friendly price!.
Priced at just Rs.1,749, the Complete Grooming Gift Set by them has an array of products assured with good quality, which would cost a lot more when bought from other places.
Their gift set consists of the following:
- Face Scrub For De-Tan
- Lip Balm - Dark Rum Chocolate Hair Gel
- Cologne Spray- Sport
- Hair wax
- Ustraa Gift Box
Celebrate Friendship Day with Thoughtful Gifts
Friendship Day is not the only day to celebrate friendships, but on this day, you can show some extra care with thoughtful gifts. After all, all of us like being pampered by the people closest to us. If the gifts you have set your eyes on are out of your budget, just consider making a handmade card and write a funny poem about your friendship with each other. Trust us, that will go a long way, compared to any gift you can buy.