March 8 is a wonderful spring holiday, when you especially want to shine. On this day, every woman receives flors and compliments. For all this pleasant fuss, do not forget to congratulate one of the closest people — your best friend
The holiday of March 8 dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when women first spoke openly about their rights and universal equality. And for more than forty years, almost the whole world has honored this date as a day of struggle for women’s rights and international peace. In our country, the holiday is often called International Women’s Day and is perceived as a holiday of spring, beauty and femininity.
There is a widespread belief that on March 8, only men should congratulate women. So it is, but this is not a reason to forget about your beloved friends! Why not once again remind the people who have gone through fire and water with you about how important they are? “We” shares ideas for gifts on March 8, 2023 to a friend and, together with psychologists, tells how to choose a present for a loved one.
Top 25 gifts for a friend on March 8
For lovers of beauty trends
1. Eye patches
How to look fresh in the morning if there is work until midnight, a party until the morning, or ordinary insomnia? Every girl living in the rhythm of a big city knows the ansr to this question — eye patches. They not only help eliminate puffiness, signs of fatigue and bags under the eyes, but also fight the first signs of aging. We are sure that your friend will have a couple in her cosmetic bag. So why not add to her collection!
Patches differ in the material from which they are made, as ll as in the effect they have. In stores, you can easily find both a budget option and premium patches. And if you want to complement the gift, then feel free to buy a cleansing gel for washing, because the patches must be applied strictly on clean skin.
2. Facial serum
Another trend of the last decade is face serum. Increasingly, cosmetologists and beauty bloggers advise using serum after washing and before applying cream. Why such difficulties? The fact is that the serum contains a large percentage of active ingredients that immediately penetrate the skin and act at a deep level. The creams are used to form only an external protective barrier.
Before buying a serum, be sure to check what type of skin your girlfriend has. If you know what cream she uses, then it is better to buy a product from the same line — the effect will be even more noticeable. It is worth taking a closer look at night serums. They are easy to use, and the effect, according to reviews, is visible in the morning after the first application. The cost of a gift will greatly depend on the brand, but you can easily find a quality product within 10$. In addition, shops often arrange good sales before the holiday.
3. Niche perfume
Is your girlfriend ll versed in perfumery, remembers several dozen names and can easily identify the heart notes of a fragrance? Then please her with perfume. We advise you to avoid the mass market and turn to a niche segment. So you can definitely pick up a unique aroma from natural and high-quality raw materials. Fortunately, niche perfumery has become a little more accessible today, so it is not necessary to spend a fortune on a gift. You may ll look at individual perfumers who are often found at fairs or in small showrooms.
4. Hair filler
If your friend is lucky enough to be the owner of long and thick hair, she should definitely get acquainted with fillers. This tool is almost like resuscitation for hair — it instantly penetrates the hair structure, restores damaged areas and deeply nourishes them. It is noteworthy that the effect is visible immediately after the first application and lasts up to three washes of the head.
In stores, the product is most often sold in small ampoules. You can purchase one ampoule as an inexpensive compliment for the holiday, or a whole set (10, 20 or 30 pieces).
5. Cream for the décolleté area
The neck and décolleté area is a very delicate part of the body, which can tell a lot about the age and lifestyle of their owner. But for some reason, most women forget to care for them or do it wrong. The reason is most often the same — it’s a pity to buy a separate product. March 8 is a great occasion to please a friend with a remedy for delicate and sensitive skin.
6. Beauty fridge
A beauty refrigerator sounds like something very professional and, as yet, seemingly inaccessible to a simple man in the street. In reality, stores offer a fairly wide range of such refrigerators. The gift is not cheap, but if you really want to please your girlfriend, then she will remember such a present for a long time!
Refrigerators vary in size, shape, design, display and brand. It is recommended to store all cosmetics in it — both care and decorative — except for those that contain oils. Today, most women store cosmetics in the bathroom, which is strictly contraindicated, since temperature changes and humidity destroy the composition of the products. A beauty refrigerator will not only extend the shelf life of cosmetics, but also make them work better.
International Women’s Day falls on a wonderful time of the year — spring. The frosts are already receding, and the sun is increasingly pleased with its presence. An excellent gift for the holiday will be sunglasses — not only a beautiful accessory, but simply an irreplaceable thing in the warm season.
When buying glasses, you need to take into account many factors: the color and shape of the face, the type of appearance, the color of hair and eyes, the style of the person, the shape and color of the frame, the color of the lenses. That is why it is best to try on glasses with a friend so that she herself can choose the right model. Do you want to make a surprise? Not a problem — call a friend to the store under the pretext of buying glasses for yourself. Believe me, she will quickly get involved in the process and start trying on with you. You will only have to remember the model that suits her, and later return for it.
Hats have been attracting the attention of fashionistas for more than one season. If you want to refresh or dilute the image, just add this accessory, and now you stand out from the crowd and attract attention. If a friend follows trends and allows herself bold looks, then for her a headdress will become not only an original, but also a necessary gift.
When buying a hat, be sure to consider the style and type of appearance of the future owner. Much attention should be paid to color and style.
No woman can resist stockings — the accessory allows you to feel feminine, attractive and more confident. In addition, in the spring, more and more people want to ar skirts and dresses, and stockings will be a great alternative to tights.
As a gift, you can choose any model, based on their preferences of your girlfriend. Be sure to pay attention to the quality of the product and look at the reviews. Ideally, give preference to already proven brands. In all other respects, it is worth being guided by plain taste and personal preferences. Such a gift will cost you less than 10$, and a friend will definitely appreciate it and use it for its intended purpose.
More recently, at the mention of chokers, pictures from the 90s popped up in my head, when every second representative of the fair sex, regardless of age, wore a black fishing line tattoo choker. History says that chokers re popular even before our era. Today, the jelry has returned to us in a new interpretation — elegant, sophisticated and refined.
In stores you can find chokers made of gold and silver, precious and semi-precious stones, velvet and lace, with or without pendants. The accessory will be a wonderful gift for any girl, because it emphasizes the beauty of the neck, looks discreet, but at the same time attracts the eye. In addition, the choice of chokers is truly huge, and you can buy an interesting model for little money. By the way, you can make a choker yourself — your friend will definitely appreciate your attentiveness and care.
For connoisseurs of home comfort
The candle will help create a cozy atmosphere in the house and will be a wonderful decoration of the interior. Preference should be given to candles made of soy or coconut wax with a high content of essential oils and a wooden wick. The latter will add coziness with its crackling, similar to the crackling of a fireplace or a fire. In addition, you should pay attention to the candlestick itself — choose glass or ceramic, try to avoid flashy stickers. It is desirable that they do not exist at all. Choose the smell at your discretion, but it is better to stay on lighter and more delicate compositions.
12. Shelf-table in the bath
What could be better than a hot fragrant bath at the end of a hard day? An interesting book and a glass of sparkling wine will help turn the process into a real ritual of relaxation and solitude. Conveniently organize the space will allow a special shelf-table. They are different in width, material and functionality, but all, without exception, are impregnated with a special compound that protects the product from moisture and bacteria growth. In the simplest configuration, the shelf is equipped with a stand for a glass and a tablet, as ll as recesses for candles. The more complex the equipment and the more expensive the material, the higher the price will be. If a friend likes to spend evenings at home and knows a lot about relaxation, she will definitely like such a gift.
If your loved one loves and knows how to care for flors, then a flor or a tree in a pot will be a suitable gift. Indoor plants create comfort, purify the air and increase the humidity in the room. They give the interior freshness and add a touch of spring. In addition, flors can cheer up and improve a person’s energy.
When choosing a gift, you should rely on the personal preferences of your girlfriend, but you can also rely on the Chinese teachings of Feng Shui. According to the latter, violet, ficus, geranium, begonia, Chinese rose, orange tree, myrtle tree, poinsettia and money tree (crassula) have the most positive energy. In addition, you can buy a funny planter or a nice metal watering can.
14. Night light
Another way to create an atmosphere of serenity and ease is the right nightlight. It can be lit before bed to relax and take your mind off everyday problems, or during meditation. Nightlights are different — these are lava lamps, and salt lamps, and lamps in the form of planets, and neon panels, and projector nightlights. In addition, they differ in the material from which they are made, and the color of the glow. Some devices may be equipped with a motion sensor. When choosing, you should rely on the interests of a friend — maybe she is a fan of unicorns or, for example, knows everything about stars and galaxies.
Bed linen differs in material and density. 100% cotton is best as a gift. Silk should be abandoned due to its high cost, and linen — because of the capriciousness of the material. As for the color and pattern — the range is huge and only you know what your girlfriend will appreciate the most. Before buying, be sure to ask for a visit and stealthily measure the width of the mattress and the size of the blanket.
For active and sports
16. Yoga mat
Yoga has become incredibly popular in recent years. Someone goes to classes solely for the sake of gaining a toned body and a good stretch, someone is looking for peace and trying to curb the mind, and someone just wants to switch off from worries, focusing on every cell of their body. If your friend practices or wants to try it for a long time, then you should give her a yoga mat. Equipment is always available in studios, but working out on your own mat is more hygienic and more enjoyable.
All mats vary in material, size, ight, thickness, grip quality and of course color and design. If you want to please a sophisticated yogi, it is better to give a mat made of eco-friendly natural rubber. A friend often travels — a lightight travel option is suitable. For beginners, you can stop at the rug with the image of the main asanas — it will help not to get confused during classes.
17. Yoga socks
Not ready to spend a lot of money on a gift, but want to buy something original? Yoga socks will be appreciated by girls who actively practice both in the studio and at home. Socks with non-slip coating have good adhesion to the surface, perfectly absorb moisture. Open fingers allow you to better feel the mat and hold in many asanas. And the cheerful design will cheer you up!
For those who can’t sit still
18. Cooling bottle case
March 8 is not only Women’s Day, but also an unspoken commemoration of the arrival of spring. And this means that a little more — and long walks around the city, trips and travels, picnics in nature are ahead. What could be better than a cool drink on a warm spring day? Cooling bottle case will be an unusual gift for every girl who loves to spend time outside.
The bottle case is made of polyester and has a cooling gel inside to adjust the temperature. The size usually fits a standard 750 ml bottle of wine or sparkling wine, but it can also hold a bottle of lemonade or mineral water. Alternatively, you can purchase a Velcro cooling pad. It is more suitable for small bottles, but its price will be less.
19. Travel holder
If a friend loves to travel, but loves even more that everything has always been in order, a travel holder is the perfect gift for her. This seemingly simple thing is designed to store your passport, boarding passes, cards, cash and even a pen in one place. You will definitely not forget the holder at home, it is convenient to use it at the airport, and in beten trips it will serve as a place to store the most important documents.
20. Travel bottle set
Hotels and guest houses always offer their own cosmetics, but today more and more women tend to use the usual products even when traveling. This is especially true for shampoo, conditioner and face cream. Not every company produces miniatures, and often they cost almost the same as the full-size version.
A travel set of bottles is an indispensable thing, for the purchase of which one usually feels sorry for the money. If you know that a friend often flies, feel free to give her a set, she will definitely appreciate and try out the gift on her first trip.
For lovers of hosting
A blender is an almost universal device that can grind food and crush ice. With it, you can prepare unusual smoothies, refreshing cocktails, soup or, for example, your own plant-based milk. If a friend often receives guests and likes to spoil them with culinary delights, she will like such an assistant.
Blenders differ primarily in type: stationary and submersible. Stationary, as a rule, is more porful and allows you to chop ice and nuts, submersible will only cope with the preparation of mashed potatoes and smoothies. Blenders are also divided according to the mode, the number of speeds and the volume of the bowl (if are talking about stationary). An immersion blender will cost less, but it is more difficult to work with it — the device constantly has to be kept on ight. When choosing a gift, be sure to build on the lifestyle and culinary skills of the future owner.
At first glance, it may seem that such a gift is boring and even banal. No matter how! Of course, it’s not worth giving a frying pan or a baking dish, but to please a friend with beautiful plates or original cutlery would be a great idea. If the hostess often has guests, such a gift will not only please her, but will also be useful. But be prepared to spend money.
Would you like to donate plates? For several years now, dishes with an unusual relief, uneven ornament, imitation of bruises and a cracked surface have been considered the most relevant. You can also consider a minimalistic design that will never get bored, or handmade plates with a unique author’s pattern.
Settled for cutlery? It is worth taking a closer look at the options in bronze, rose gold, gold and black plated.
23. Turk (cezve)
Does your friend love delicious and high-quality coffee? Feel free to buy her a Turk. In everyday life, are used to drinking coffee on the run, often buying it at the first coffee shop come across on our way to work or, even worse, from the vending machine in the office. That is why on the ekend it is so nice to invite friends, brew a fragrant drink and enjoy it under intimate conversations in a circle of close people.
When buying a Turk, the most important thing is to consider the material, wall and bottom thickness. Turks can be made from several materials: copper, brass, aluminium, ceramic and stainless steel. The best option would be to purchase a cezve made of copper — it is not only the most popular, but also the easiest way to prepare a drink in it. The smaller the volume of the Turks, the better the taste and aroma of the drink is preserved. You can complement the gift with a package of high-quality grains.
The bowl is a shallow dish with partitions that allows you to serve several snacks on the table at the same time. It will add aesthetics and diversify the table setting during dinner with family, gatherings with friends and a romantic evening with your soulmate.
When choosing a gift, you should pay attention to the material, shape and size. The material is suitable natural — wood or bamboo. But choose the shape and design to your taste — only you know what your loved one will really appreciate.
25. Frozen cocktail bases
A real hit in recent years! The frozen base is a premix of juice, fruits and berries. It remains to add soda or something stronger to it — your cocktail is ready. You no longer have to buy a lot of different ingredients, look for the right proportions on the Internet and use a blender. But it will be possible to immediately arrange a party and try out a gift with a friend!
What else can you give a friend on March 8
Flying in a wind tunnel
Trip to a country hotel
low calorie sets
Nordic walking poles
Camera with instant photo printing
Folder for storing documents
Water park trip
Projector starry sky
Visiting a tea ceremony
Photograph on canvas
Hot air balloon flight
Rain cover for shoes
Tag for a suitcase
Funny sticker set
Eyebrow Architecture Certificate
Certificate for manicure/pedicure
Hobby shop certificate
How to choose the right gift for a friend on March 8
Gives advice on choosing a gift Danilova Anastasia, psychologist, body therapist:
- It is best to focus on your inner feelings when choosing a presentation. After all, you, as a close person, know the character of your girlfriend, her preferences and little “Wishlist”. Perhaps she has shared with you secret desires or childhood dreams more than once. Now is the time to delve into the pile of these memories.
The cost of a gift is another criterion that many people think about. How much to spend? Here, focus only on yourself. If it is acceptable for you to spend five dollars on a joint trip to the spa, then act. If your plans do not include grandiose gifts, then hand cream or sets will always come in handy. There is no standard for an ideal gift or price, there is your material and mental willingness to pay for them. The main thing is to give from a pure heart and with good intentions.
You should not limit yourself to gender and give all the reins of por to men, March 8 is just not about that. Giving is primarily about the exchange of energy on a positive level. And if you are ready to please loved ones from a state of abundance, then such a spring holiday is an excellent occasion for exchanging female energy and filling yourself.
- March 8 is not just a number on the calendar, but the general mood and emotions of the people around. An invitation to celebrate the holiday together at a delicious table and cheerful gatherings will be a particularly pleasant gift. This will strengthen your friendship and create a positive atmosphere.
If you still want to give a material gift, then it would be appropriate to give something inexpensive, but memorable. This will add a festive mood, but will not put a loved one in an awkward position, as if the gift re expensive. A nice gift would be something related to the girl’s passion and hobby, with beauty guidance or just a small compliment that will remind you of your friendship.