Post # 1
My best friend of the past 10+ years lives across the country from me. She has been going through a LOT lately… she has a daughter who was a micro-preemie born at 26 weeks, so she is in and out of the hospital a lot still (though she is almost 2 y/o now), and recently her marriage has turned emotionally/verbally abusive and she’s at a point where she needs to leave, for her sake and their daughter’s sake. So… obviously life has been pretty rough for her lately.
Her birthday is tomorrow and I want to get her something really meaningful this year… something to reiterate how much her friendship means to me and how I am here to support her through anything and everything, though we are 1500 miles apart. I don’t have a lot to spend but I want to do something. We might be grown ups but we like cheesy stuff like BFF state mugs (have you seen those?) and we have BFF infinity rings 🙂 Anyone seen anything cool on Etsy, or come up with something on their own?
Post # 3
You are so sweet for wanting to do something nice for your friend!
Etsy has sooo many cute things!
Framed Personalized USA art print map long distance by ZingyPrint http://etsy.me/16R3Tac
BFF Best Friend friendship pendant set by flapperdoodle http://etsy.me/13ZpyT4
Post # 4
How about making a video for her. You could talk about some special times you shared and you can tell her “in person” how much she means to you, and that you’re always there.
Post # 5
I would send a care package. Wrap the inside with bday paper and write notes about how awsome she is to tape to the inside. You can get silly birthday stuff to put in it, make brownies in a mason jar, a gift card for gas (since she has to drive a lot to the hospital), a mani pedi gift card and a really nice card explaining how much she means to you.
When my DH is deployed I write little notes and mark the envelope with times for him to open them “having a bad day, need a laugh, throwback (funny story about us from way back) ect”. He loves them. If I was with him everyday I would know what kind of pick me up he needs but since I am not he has them so he can choose what he needs.