Post # 1
My very best friend (one of my bridesmaids) is going through a hard time… It’s everything- school, family, and her significant other. My heart just breaks when she talks to me about how much she’s struggling. oh, she also lives halfway across the country. It was her birthday this week and I am drawing a blank on ideas for gifts I could send her…
What is your favorite gift you’ve ever received? Anything unique you’ve given lately? The perfect gift for someone going through a hard time?
Any and all suggestions appreciated 😉 thanks bees!
Post # 3
This might not be the most popular idea but.. here goes it!
1) A card
2) Make a funny youtube video for her to tell her how much I miss her and how much I love her
3) MONEY- I think money goes a long way because IMO, especially if she’s struggling with school, she probably just doesn’t have enough. Any thoughtful thing that you might get her might not help her as much as cash. I actually tend to give cash gifts more to friends that I know could really really use it and my DIY video+ card= the thoughtful parts 🙂
Post # 4
Send her “Girls Night in a Box”… stock it with a movie or two, some popcorn, candy, chocolate, and something like bubble bath or a candle. Tell her you’d love to have a ladies night with her if you were closer, but since you can’t, you are sending one to her 🙂
Also, you sound like a really sweet friend!
Post # 5
iTunes card- new music = new outlook on life!
I got the sweetest package from a long-distance friend this year- scented candle, fancy bar of soap, a few small pieces of fudge… just some little things to brighten my day.
That’s very thoughtful of you!
Post # 6
Flowers! They always cheer me up, and who says they have to only come from romantic partners?!
I’m sure she will appreciate anything you think of, its really is always the thought that counts, especially when distance is involved. 🙂
Post # 7
@FutureMrsT1221: My FI and I are LDR right now, so I ordered pizza to my house and his house at the same time while we had a skype date so we could have dinner “together.” What does she like? flowers? sweets? movies? music? I also made a Happy Birthday video for a friend once- I contacted all her close friends and asked them to send me videos wishing her a happy birthday, so I edited them all together- she loved it and knew how many people cared about her even though they were far away!
Post # 8
@FutureMrsT1221: I would send flowers and chocolates – a little indulgance to let her know she’s loved.
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
I ordered a bracelet from an etsy seller to be inscribed with a quote from Harry Potter (from Dumbledore about finding happiness even at the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light). It’s on the inside of the bracelet, hidden so only she can see it 🙂
Post # 10
@limekitty: the card and video are the sweetest ideas! and honestly, if i was on the recieving end I would say money all the way too, but she’s doing pretty well financially so I don’t know if it would mean as much to her as a thought-out gift would. thank you for the suggestions!
@DaneLady: that is a super cute idea!! i definitely think it would be cute to send her like some “destressing” items like bubble bath 🙂 and thank you! honestly she is an awesome person and a great friend and i hate to see her going through a rough time! i just want her to know im thinking of her.
@HeartsandSparkles: my FI and i are semi-long distance too… about 75 minutes away, and he has a career and im a FT student so we only see each other 3x a month or so. the pizza thing is the CUTEST idea!!! I am totally copying you!
@Redroc_13: @Polygon: definitely considering flowers! i don’t know who doesn’t love flowers! sometimes i buy them for myself haha
@hyzenthlay: that is such a cute idea!! do you mind telling me the name of the etsy shop and how much it cost?? personalized stuff is so fun.
Post # 11
Maybe sending her out for a day? Something relaxing she can do on her own, maybe? Mani/pedi? Facial? Massage? Just a nice soak somewhere?
Flowers are definitely a good one.
A gift card to a restaurant so you can ‘buy’ her dinner for a night she doesn’t have time to cook?
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2014 - Gold Hill Gardens
@FutureMrsT1221: BerkeyDesigns and it was $30. Highly recommend them! They have a bunch of options for you to choose from and were easy to communicate with and shipped it to her quickly!
edit: added the link to the store.
Post # 13
@Baimee: oooh a massage!! that’s a good one! i will google map her address to see if she has any good spas around.
Post # 14
I’ve been through some hard times before and what cheered me up the most was anything that reminded me how loved/missed/cared for I was… It helps you not only in the moment that you receive the gift but also after that because you can revisit it/look at it/rewatch it/think about the sentiment behind it any time… whereas a massage (for example) has most of its benefits over a day or two. I think a massage or something spa-like would good if she’s just stressed, but if she needs a emotional pick-me-up, I’d suggest a positive and heartfelt message, delivered in whatever medium you think she’d like. When I was down, my friend made me something that was very symbolic of how much she missed me and of our friendship, and I still treasure it 10 years later.
Post # 15
I think flowers are great. They’re easy to order and make you feel all special!
Post # 16
@FutureMrsT1221: agree with pp’s a massage would ALWAYS cheer me up! and if someone got me a bubble bath kit AND a new book I’ve been dying to read I would be in heaven!!! Just go by what she likes!