25+ ideas what to give a friend for the New Year 2023

Choos­ing a gift for a friend is not an easy process, espe­cial­ly in the mod­ern world, when it is dif­fi­cult to sur­prise even a child with some­thing. “We” shares “time­less” gift ideas that can please any man
25+ ideas what to give a friend for the New Year 2023
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New Year’s Eve is a mag­i­cal time when the fes­tive atmos­phere is in the air. Despite the fact that are all not chil­dren for a long time, every­one loves to receive gifts, and even more — to give them. Hov­er, in the bus­tle of New Year’s Eve, the pur­chase of presents is often post­poned to the last moment, when there is sim­ply no way to come up with inter­est­ing options. We offer uni­ver­sal ideas of what you can give a friend for the New Year 2023.

Top 25 New Year Gifts for a Friend 2023

An excel­lent solu­tion would be a gift-emo­tion. A pho­to ses­sion or a pho­tog­ra­phy les­son for a cre­ative per­son, going to a lec­ture or the­ater for an intel­lec­tu­al, sky­div­ing or an extreme dri­ving les­son for those who can­not sit still — there can be many options for every taste and bud­get.

For adher­ents of mate­r­i­al gifts, offer a whole list of ideas, depend­ing on the hob­bies of the recip­i­ent.

For a busi­ness per­son

1. Diary

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Today, gad­gets play an impor­tant role in our lives. They help not only to stay in touch, order food and ser­vices, com­mu­ni­cate with a dozen peo­ple at once, but also plan things. And yet, many peo­ple are accus­tomed to keep­ing paper diaries. This is espe­cial­ly con­ve­nient for those who spend a lot of time in the office. If your friend is just like that, then the diary will be a great and bud­get gift at the begin­ning of the year.

2. Handle

Pen with engraving
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Anoth­er use­ful gift would be a pen. Peo­ple in lead­er­ship posi­tions are forced to sign a lot of doc­u­ments. It will be much more pleas­ant and hygien­ic to do it with your own pen. When choos­ing, be sure to pay atten­tion to the qual­i­ty of the prod­uct and the brand. And if you want to make a gift more indi­vid­ual, you can resort to engrav­ing.

3. Cardholder

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It is rare to find a per­son who still pays in cash. Even pen­sion­ers now have cards. And if in the days of our par­ents a wal­let was con­sid­ered an excel­lent gift, today a card­hold­er has tak­en its place — one of the vari­eties of a wal­let designed exclu­sive­ly for cards. It will per­fect­ly include sev­er­al bank cards, rights and a fit­ness sub­scrip­tion. With this set, you can safe­ly leave the house!

4. Belt

Genuine leather belt
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Whether like it or not, dress code is an inte­gral part of impor­tant meet­ings and manda­to­ry busi­ness meet­ings. Some firms oblige their employ­ees to com­ply with the uni­form dai­ly. In this case, a clas­sic leather belt will come in handy. If the bud­get allows, you can con­sid­er brand­ed mod­els, but there are also high-qual­i­ty mod­els at afford­able prices in the mass mar­ket.

5. Clock

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A watch is an item that today is used more as an acces­so­ry that empha­sizes sta­tus. Mod­els can be found com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent — with a leather or met­al strap, with a clas­sic dial or skele­tons, mechan­i­cal with Roman numer­als or elec­tron­ic. Such a gift requires cer­tain invest­ments, so it should be giv­en only to a very close friend.

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For the keen ath­lete

6. Fitness bracelet

Smart watch
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Every self-respect­ing ath­lete dai­ly mon­i­tors phys­i­cal indi­ca­tors — calo­rie con­sump­tion, num­ber of steps tak­en, sleep phas­es. In this case, a fit­ness bracelet will be a great helper. Plus, he looks styl­ish. Every year there are more and more advanced options with new fea­tures. The cost of such a gift in the sim­plest mod­i­fi­ca­tion will be just over a dol­lars, and then the choice is yours.

7. Wireless headphones

Wireless headphones
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Wire­less ear­buds have been a part of our lives for a long time. This is real­ly con­ve­nient — they are com­pact, do not occu­py a phone con­nec­tor and do not have wires that are always tan­gled. Ath­letes imme­di­ate­ly appre­ci­at­ed these advan­tages — now you can safe­ly work out in the gym to your own music, with­out dis­turb­ing your­self and oth­ers. And it’s dou­bly pleas­ant to run in such head­phones!

8. Dumbbells

Collapsible dumbbells
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Recent­ly, the trend towards remote work is only gain­ing momen­tum and some peo­ple do not leave their homes for sev­er­al days. Hov­er, this is not a rea­son to for­get about train­ing. And in this case, dumb­bells will be an excel­lent gift-moti­va­tor for self-study.

9. Sports nutrition

Sports nutrition
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There can be a huge vari­ety of options here — bars and cook­ies with pro­tein, dietary sup­ple­ments and vit­a­mins, spe­cial cock­tails and pro­tein in cans. Before buy­ing, be sure to make sure which sup­ple­ments and which com­pa­ny your friend prefers.

10. Sup board

Sup board
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SUP walks are a pleas­ant and not yet bor­ing sum­mer activ­i­ty. Sap is an oblong oval-shaped board with an oar, designed for calm walks on lakes and rivers. If your friend is an adher­ent of such a pas­time, then hav­ing your own SUP is more prof­itable and more con­ve­nient than rent­ing it. This, of course, pro­vid­ed that space in the apart­ment allows. In win­ter, such a gift can be bought at a big dis­count.

For a cre­ative per­son

11. Painting

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If your friend is fond of paint­ing or draw­ing, feel free to give him a pic­ture. Today, the choice is real­ly large and even for a small amount you can buy an amus­ing exhib­it. When choos­ing, be sure to con­sid­er the pref­er­ences of a friend and the inte­ri­or of his apart­ment.

12. Ukulele

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A great gift option worth just over a dol­lars for music lovers. Ukule­les come in dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als, and the price depends on this. Inex­pen­sive plas­tic tool is per­fect for begin­ners.

13. Projector

Smartphone projector
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An inter­est­ing gift for film fans will be a pro­jec­tor. It is more con­ve­nient to imme­di­ate­ly pur­chase a portable cube pro­jec­tor, because it is quite small in size and ighs less than 300 grams. You can take this gad­get with you on trips and arrange movie screen­ings with friends any­where.

14. Night light “Starry sky”

Star map
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Roman­tics will appre­ci­ate such a present. There is no prac­ti­cal use in it, not every­one can sleep with such a night­light — the light will inter­fere. But it will cre­ate a pleas­ant, cre­ative and slight­ly mys­te­ri­ous atmos­phere in the room.

15. Beard Grooming Kit

Beard Grooming Kit
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Who said that beard care is not art? This is the real art, where every detail is impor­tant. If your friend has a thick beard, give him a groom­ing kit. The sim­plest set — oil and a comb in a gift box — will cost about five dol­lars. The cost of more sophis­ti­cat­ed options can reach up to three thou­sand.

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For the incor­ri­gi­ble home­body

16. Slippers

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This is per­haps the most obvi­ous gift for those who like to spend evenings at home. You can find dozens of dif­fer­ent mod­els in the store — stan­dard or large and warm like felt boots, plain or with a pat­tern of your favorite char­ac­ters, and there are even spe­cial New Year’s series. In addi­tion, such a gift will def­i­nite­ly be used for its intend­ed pur­pose.

17. Coffee set

Coffee set
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What could be nicer than a cup of spiced cof­fee on long win­ter evenings? The sim­plest cof­fee set, includ­ing two types of ground cof­fee or cof­fee and a jar of spices, will cost a lit­tle over a dol­lars. Large sets, which will also include a Turk and a bag of sets, will cost three to four dol­lars. And then it all depends on your imag­i­na­tion and finan­cial capa­bil­i­ties.

18. Console games

Computer games
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Most men, regard­less of age, dream of hav­ing a home con­sole. And if your friend is a home­body, then he most like­ly has already pur­chased this gad­get for him­self. In this case, a game for the con­sole will be a win-win gift option. And if in doubt about the choice, give a cer­tifi­cate for a cer­tain amount so that your friend decides for him­self.

19. Voice station

Portable speaker
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The future has already arrived. Although the voice sta­tion is not a full-fledged robot assis­tant, it will already be able to main­tain a com­plete­ly mean­ing­ful con­ver­sa­tion, order a taxi, give a ather fore­cast or tell a fairy tale. We live at high speeds, so give a friend the oppor­tu­ni­ty to save some time and not type the nec­es­sary request on the phone, but voice it to the elec­tron­ic assis­tant and get an instant ansr.

20. Book

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A book is still the best gift. And when to sit up for a book, if not in win­ter? It can be fic­tion or non-fic­tion, a gar­den­ing man­u­al or a guide­book, a book on psy­chol­o­gy, med­i­cine or eso­teri­cism — it seems that today you can find books about every­thing in the world. It remains only to be patient and free to choose the per­fect edi­tion.

For the adven­tur­ous

21. Scratch card

scratch card
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Among sea­soned trav­el­ers there is a tac­it game — to com­pete who has vis­it­ed more coun­tries. Today, they even came up with appli­ca­tions where you can “save” the coun­tries where you man­aged to vis­it. But it’s much nicer to mark them on a wall scratch card. A nice, non-bind­ing and inex­pen­sive gift.

22. Porbank

Portable battery and hand warmer
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An indis­pens­able gad­get not only in the city, but also when trav­el­ing. At the air­port or in a tent, if the elec­tric­i­ty is turned off or the out­let does not fit, the por bank will always stay in touch. It is bet­ter to choose mod­els with a capac­i­ty of at least 10,000 mAh — it will last more than 3–4 phone charges. Also pay atten­tion to the strength of the out­put cur­rent — the small­er it is, the longer the por bank will charge oth­er gad­gets. Get a mod­el with quick charge tech­nol­o­gy and mul­ti­ple USB ports.

23. Folding knife

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A fold­ing knife is a nec­es­sary attribute for lovers of camp­ing life, and just inde­pen­dent trav­el­ers. It is equal­ly use­ful both for overnight stays in a tent and dur­ing stops at a hotel. When choos­ing, be sure to pay atten­tion to three things: the man­u­fac­tur­er, the han­dle and the blade with a lock. It is good if the knife is not very heavy, because most of the time it will have to be car­ried in a bacweack, and not used for its intend­ed pur­pose.

24. Mug

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Every self-respect­ing hik­er knows what the abbre­vi­a­tion KLMN is — a mug, spoon, bowl, knife — this is a list of must-have things that you need to take on a hike. We have already talked about the knife, you can still some­how do with­out a spoon, but the mug can also be used as a bowl. You can drink tea and eat soup from it. There are dif­fer­ent options — enam­eled, tita­ni­um, steel and plas­tic. There are also sil­i­cone fold­ing mugs, ther­mo mugs and mugs with fold­ing han­dles. They also dif­fer in vol­ume — from 200 ml to 600 ml. When choos­ing, be guid­ed by the type of hikes that your friend prefers.

25. Bacweack

Digital bacweack
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A good hik­ing bacweack is not cheap, so it should be giv­en only to a close friend. You need to pur­chase a bacweack only with a fit­ting. There are a lot of nuances here — the ight, size and vol­ume of the bacweack, addi­tion­al pock­ets, easy access to things and func­tion­al attach­ment points for addi­tion­al equip­ment, the pres­ence of a rain cov­er, com­fort­able shoul­der straps and a waist belt, good ven­ti­la­tion. Also, do not for­get that when try­ing on the bacweack must be loaded. With the right selec­tion, the bacweack will delight its own­er for more than one year.

How to choose the right gift for a friend for the New Year

Choos­ing a gift is always quite dif­fi­cult — you want to please a per­son, and at the same time not spend your entire salary. Here are some tips to make choos­ing a gift eas­i­er.

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  1. First of all, be guid­ed by the pref­er­ences of your friend. A home­body should not be giv­en some­thing for trav­el­ing, and a per­son of art should not be giv­en con­struc­tion tools.
  2. If you don’t know what to give as a gift, get by with a cer­tifi­cate for impres­sions of your choice or a cer­tifi­cate for buy­ing tick­ets to the the­ater / cin­e­ma / con­cert.
  3. If you are not too close, do not give expen­sive gifts.
  4. When you real­ly want to please your friends, but there is not enough mon­ey for every­one, you can bake gin­ger­bread cook­ies, pack them in parch­ment and tie them with a beau­ti­ful rib­bon. Always on point and very New Year’s Eve.
  5. Give gifts with all your heart!
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