General chatter - Gift for a friend
08-03-2009, 08:05 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, 08:10 PM
Spa gift certificate, tickets to a concert, Edible Arrangements (or similar company) fruit bouquet?
08-03-2009, 08:13 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? http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/113533/use_fresh_flowers_to_improve_your_mood.html?cat=51
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, 08:23 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?
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