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08-03-2009, 09:05 PM
One of my friends is going through a very bad time right now. She's in California (I'm in Ohio) so obviously I can't go see her. She doesn't want to talk either. I would like to send her something to cheer her up a bit. But what? She married with four little boys. She doesn't get a lot of "me" time...none actually. She's overwhelmed with life and things aren't going well. She loves Trader Joes, Starbucks and praise & worship music.

Any ideas? I know I could get her a card and some nice soap. Chocolate would probably melt right now. I can't think of anything else.

08-03-2009, 09:10 PM
Spa gift certificate, tickets to a concert, Edible Arrangements (or similar company) fruit bouquet?

08-03-2009, 09:13 PM
Studies have shown that having flowers in the home has an immediate, positive impact on mood. Yes, they're temporary (a flowering plant is a nice alternative), but they have a longer-term impact on mood and depression. And who doesn't like the warm surprise of opening the door and seeing flowers there?

Most florists stock chocolates or other gourmet edibles if you wanted to tack something on of that nature (they won't melt during delivery from a local florist to your friend), and the florist can take your card message over the phone.

Something to consider, in any case.

08-03-2009, 09:23 PM
flowers would be really nice.

maybe a "you time" kind of care package - some nice pampering stuff so she can maybe spend an hour in the bathroom alone, take a bath, do her nails, whatever... and a gift card to starbucks to keep her going, burn a CD of some good music to listen to maybe while she's relaxing in the tub, maybe a no-brainer magazine to flip through while she soaks?
I'd be freaking thrilled if i got a care package like that. maybe a nice card just saying you're thinking of her and are here whenever she needs you. a calling card so she doesn't have to pay to call you?