Looking for an excuse to make a friend’s day? Throughout the year, there are many birthdays, weddings, and random holidays (we’re looking at you, National Fruitcake Toss Day) to commemorate. However, how about turning a more original, potentially overlooked occasion into a memorable celebration? Surprise loved ones and friends on one of these unconventional gift-giving opportunities:
You’ve got your first date and wedding anniversaries for your significant other, but don’t forget those anniversaries for your other soulmates — your best friends! Whether it’s commemorating the start of becoming freshman roommates or the day you first bonded over a new Netflix show, celebrate your friendiversary with a personalized gift! A new clutch in their favorite color, a monogram necklace, or simply a witty greeting card reminds your BFF that you’re glad you met them.
Start of a new season
Is your favorite co-workers obsessed with everything fall? Autumn Solstice (September 22 this year) is the perfect day to surprise them with some fun, pumpkin table decor for their annual Halloween party or a bonfire scented candle for those chilly fall evenings. We get tons of adorable, seasonal gifts perfect for lovers of every time of year!
Quitting a job
Let’s be real. We’ve all had that one, awful job we despised and couldn’t wait to leave behind. When the joyous day finally comes for your loved one to turn in their two-weeks notice, show your support by popping a bottle of champagne and sharing a cute keepsake that they can take with them to their new, happier job!
Nothing says “Welcome to the neighborhood!” like a basket of local goodies! Ditch the baked goods (because let’s be honest, it’s weird to eat cookies from a total stranger), and introduce yourself to your new neighbors with a small housewarming gift. Candles, wine openers, and towels are all wonderful additions to a new home. Can’t pick a gift? Just go with a bright, beautiful bouquet, instead!
When your friend is feeling down
Notice that your friend is having one of those weeks where nothing seems to go right? Gift giving is one of many ways to show your love and support when a friend is feeling down. Those small, “this-made-me-think-of-you” gifts remind those dear to us that they are always on our minds. Plus, who isn’t instantly cheered up a little when they unwrap a present?