A best friend should be for life, but the problem with that is you keep having to come up with cool gifts every time you celebrate a birthday or special event together. For some people, this is easy, and gift-giving is their talent, but for others, it’s their worst nightmare.
Let’s take a look at four cool gift ideas that you can put together easily and give to your best friend. That’s four years covered already!
4 Cool Gift Ideas to Give Your Best Friend
Make Your Own Birthday Cards
A lovely way to make your best friend’s birthday special is to create your own birthday cards to give to them. They are now incredibly easy to make due to the number of companies that now offer the ability to design your own from conception to completion.
By using the various templates, customizable images and text, you can create something exceptional that you can then simply download, print, share (if you want to send it as an ecard) or have it shipped off to the birthday boy or girl directly. They can be created in a matter of minutes but will look like a professional graphic designer has made them.
Personalize a Bottle
If your best friend is partial to the occasional glass of wine or spirit, these are always a good gift to give. However, you can go the extra mile and have the bottle personalized, even it’s a bottle of Coke. There are a number of places that will engrave bottles for you, and you can have any message you want to be added to it. This is a great idea for a wedding gift or celebrating passing exams. The only problem is, if the bottle looks truly elegant, there’s a chance you won’t want to open it and drink what’s inside!
Shoot a Video
Fortunately, with smartphones and cameras being a lot cheaper than professional film equipment and the fact that they can create some excellent quality videos, you can make a home movie for your friend to celebrate something, and it will be a great gift as it will be a time capsule to a time in both of your lives.
It doesn’t have to be Steven Spielberg levels of genius, but it should capture the essence of what you want to say, whether it’s in a fun homemade movie or a collection of interviews with friends all saying well done, happy birthday or whatever the celebration might be.
Get a Newspaper from a Special Day
An awesome gift that is extremely personal and one that many people wouldn’t consider is a newspaper from a certain date that you want to celebrate. It could be the day that you both graduated, the day you first met, or anything you want to commemorate. You can find newspapers for almost any date online, either by specialist websites or collectors. Be careful to read the fine print though, as you will want your newspaper to be in pristine condition. This is something your friend is going to want to keep forever.