Gifts for the New Year

What to give a friend for the New Year?

A friend is a close per­son, some­times almost a native, and there­fore the ques­tion of choos­ing a gift for her for the mag­i­cal New Year hol­i­days becomes quite rel­e­vant, because you want to please and sur­prise your friend, and make her a present that will be use­ful for her in every­day life. Whether it is pos­si­ble to com­bine all this, and what gifts are accept­able for girl­friends, will be dis­cussed in this arti­cle.

What is not worth giving?

Girl­friends are peo­ple usu­al­ly know quite ll. We know their habits and pref­er­ences, tastes and pas­sions, hob­bies and life cre­do. It is dif­fi­cult for a friend to pick up an inap­pro­pri­ate and inde­cent gift, giv­en that a lot is known about a per­son, but some suc­ceed. This is how a list of presents for the New Year appeared, which should nev­er, under any cir­cum­stances, be pre­sent­ed to friends, of course, if you do not want to offend a per­son and ruin rela­tions with him.

First of all, you should exclude gifts that direct­ly or indi­rect­ly may indi­cate the short­com­ings of your girl­friend — floor scales, a book on dietary nutri­tion, slim­ming under­ar. Such gifts, even if a woman would like to have them, are offen­sive. If you real­ly want to give your girl­friend cor­rec­tive under­ar or tights, it is bet­ter to present a gift a cer­tifi­cate to a lin­gerie store, where the line of such goods is wide­ly rep­re­sent­ed.

Let a friend get the oppor­tu­ni­ty to choose such prod­ucts for her­self, with­out get­ting into an awk­ward sit­u­a­tion and with­out being embar­rassed by your too active par­tic­i­pa­tion in her prob­lems with cel­lulite.

For the same rea­sons, you should not take respon­si­bil­i­ty for choos­ing hair dye, per­fume or dec­o­ra­tive cos­met­ics, because in these mat­ters the tastes of even very close friends can dif­fer, and sig­nif­i­cant­ly.

New Year is a very sym­bol­ic hol­i­day, and there­fore it is worth refrain­ing from gifts such as tols and scarves. There will be lit­tle joy from such pre­sen­ta­tions, more­over, it is con­sid­ered inap­pro­pri­ate to donate per­son­al items to peo­ple who are not part of your fam­i­ly cir­cle.

Even if you with great love pick up for a girl­friend bas­ket with sham­poos, shor gels, soaps and scrubs, you will not be able to bring her great joy. Such gifts are appro­pri­ate from a hus­band or moth­er, but when per­formed by friends, they invol­un­tar­i­ly hint at unclean­li­ness and unkempt­ness, which will bring a lot of doubts and unpleas­ant thoughts to the one who receives the gift.

If your girl­friend is a super­sti­tious per­son and pays atten­tion to omens, you should not wor­ry her. giv­ing hand­ker­chiefs, watch­es and purs­es. These gifts may be asso­ci­at­ed with a secret desire for tears, old age, and pover­ty. If a friend needs one of these gifts, it is bet­ter to present the mon­e­tary equiv­a­lent of a gift, let her buy a wal­let for her­self.

Def­i­nite­ly do not give a gift that a friend will not be in demand. For exam­ple, a lady who loves qui­et evenings embroi­der­ing or watch­ing TV is def­i­nite­ly not suit­able for a para­chute jump cer­tifi­cate, and an active and mobile woman who prefers active leisure and sports is unlike­ly to fit slip­pers or a set for a long, dili­gent and painstak­ing cre­ation of a pic­ture. from small beads.

It is not rec­om­mend­ed to give to friends for the New Year:

  • mon­ey — of course, every­one needs them, but a girl­friend will def­i­nite­ly not feel the joy of a gift and your warmth;
  • clothes and shoes — you can mis­cal­cu­late with col­or, size, mod­el, and then the gift will not bring joy either;
  • ani­mals — even if a per­son loves all liv­ing things, it is not at all nec­es­sary that he can now afford to take respon­si­bil­i­ty for a pet, even if it is just a fish or a ham­ster;
  • any items and things that are sim­i­lar to your own — even if a friend admired your bag or your scarf for a long time, you should not give her the same or sim­i­lar ones, she is unlike­ly to use them for the rea­son that you have the same ones;
  • over­priced gifts - even if you have such finan­cial oppor­tu­ni­ties, it is not a fact that a friend will be able to ansr with an iden­ti­cal gift, and then you will sim­ply put her in an awk­ward posi­tion.

The main thing is not to replace the inter­ests of a friend with your own tastes and desires and not to impose your own pref­er­ences.

What should be considered when choosing?

When choos­ing a gift for a friend, be sure to con­sid­er sev­er­al fac­tors:

  • age — for a teenage girl­friend you will get some­thing small and pleas­ant, mem­o­rable, for a friend with whom you have been friends for sev­er­al decades, you can buy some­thing more seri­ous;
  • hob­bies and hob­bies are, in gen­er­al, the best idea, because it is always very pleas­ant to receive a gift that does not con­tra­dict hob­bies, pro­fes­sion­al inter­ests and pro­motes them;
  • the degree of close­ness of rela­tions — to your best friend, beloved and close in spir­it and life, you can afford to give more per­son­al, per­son­al­ized gifts than presents for just a famil­iar and pleas­ant woman or girl.
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Be sure to con­sid­er the rules of eti­quette that do not allow you to cross the bound­aries of what is per­mit­ted, because a friend, even a very close one, is not a rel­a­tive, and there­fore too inti­mate gifts will con­fuse her and cause bewil­der­ment.

original ideas

If your friend is a big con­nois­seur of cool, unusu­al gifts and cre­ative ideas, do not rush to dis­ap­point her, try to make just such an inter­est­ing, fun­ny, cool present that she will remem­ber for a long time. Spe­cial­ized gift shops will help with ideas. You can also use our list.

  • Illu­mi­nat­ed house slip­pers — a great gift for those who like to walk around the house at night. Such slip­pers will become indis­pens­able, if nec­es­sary in the dark, try­ing not to dis­turb any­one, to get to the refrig­er­a­tor. In them, a friend will not stum­ble and will not step on small parts from a chil­dren’s design­er.

  • USB heat­ed slip­pers — This is an option for girls and women who always com­plain about the cold. It is enough to con­nect slip­pers to a lap­top or com­put­er, and a warm pas­time is guar­an­teed for a friend on long win­ter evenings.

  • Blan­ket with sleeves - the most win­ter inven­tion will be a pleas­ant gift, hint­ing at your great desire to share the warmth of your soul with your girl­friend. Such a blan­ket warms per­fect­ly on a win­ter morn­ing when you need to get up for work or study, but you real­ly want to stay under a warm blan­ket for a longer time.

  • Nice warm scarf — there are new ones today. Elec­tric shock is com­plete­ly exclud­ed, since the volt­age does not exceed 5V. On win­ter days, a friend can not only bask in such a scarf on the street, but also ar it indoors as a tip­pet — the dimen­sions allow.

  • Pil­low with your joint pho­to - it should be small, com­pact to dec­o­rate the inte­ri­or of a friend’s room. Such a present will always remind her of you not only indi­rect­ly, but also direct­ly.

  • orig­i­nal lamp - there is a huge vari­ety of prod­ucts designed in the New Year theme: Christ­mas tree lamps and snow-cov­ered for­est hut lamps, you can choose a fun­ny lamp in accor­dance with your girl­friend’s pro­fes­sion (for exam­ple, a globe night light for a geog­ra­phy teacher or a drop­per night light for a med­ical work­er friend) . Pay atten­tion to the pro­jec­tors.

You can give a mod­el that imi­tates the star­ry sky or the sway­ing of sea waves, or a slide pro­jec­tor that will auto­mat­i­cal­ly project pho­tographs onto the ceil­ing.

  • Orig­i­nal and unusu­al head­phones. You can, of course, get by with ordi­nary wire­less ones, or you can pick up win­ter options — head­phones with fluffy heat­ing pads for the ears, in which even in the cold, a friend can enjoy her favorite music and not freeze.
  • Auto­com­mu­ni­ca­tor - a great gift for a friend who is a motorist with a devel­oped sense of humor. On it, she will be able to type any short mes­sages for oth­er road users, for exam­ple, “Thank you” or “Let me through”, as ll as “Don’t beep, I’ll stall” or “I’m dri­ving the first day.”

With the help of such a com­mu­ni­ca­tor, some peo­ple even man­age to make pleas­ant acquain­tances on the road, because a good morn­ing wish to oth­er dri­vers, a Hap­py New Year greet­ing or just a writ­ten per­son­al phone num­ber is a great rea­son to start a con­ver­sa­tion in a traf­fic jam.

  • “Smart” sock­et — a use­ful thing that will nev­er allow a friend to leave an iron or oth­er elec­tri­cal appli­ance turned on in a hur­ry. The out­let is con­trolled using a smart­phone, and at any time a friend can check whether she turned off the curl­ing iron when leav­ing home, and also remote­ly turn on the ket­tle or slow cook­er when she approach­es the house.

  • Fash­ion styl­ist vis­it cer­tifi­cate — a great gift for friends who pay great atten­tion to fash­ion and their own appear­ance. A friend will be able to vis­it a real pro­fes­sion­al and get per­son­al rec­om­men­da­tions. It’s price­less.

  • Cer­tifi­cate for a cou­ple spa treat­ment. If a friend has a life part­ner, she may ll spend a pleas­ant day at the spa with him, and if she is sin­gle, then you can go to the salon togeth­er. Impres­sions and pos­i­tive emo­tions are guar­an­teed.

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  • Cin­e­ma, the­ater, con­cert tick­ets - when pre­sent­ing such a gift, be pre­pared that it is you who will have to go with a friend, because it is not at all a fact that she will find some­one to go there with. In addi­tion, it is impor­tant to know the tastes of a friend and in no case give her a tick­et to a Leps con­cert if she loves hip-hop, and not send her to a hor­ror movie pre­miere if she loves come­dies and melo­dra­mas.

Even if the bud­get for a gift is not so large, you can be cre­ative and give fun­ny board game a T‑shirt with a humor­ous or sim­ply touch­ing inscrip­tion “The best friend in the world” or “I know how to be friends and love.” Can be gift­ed to a friend an inex­pen­sive mug with your com­mon pho­to and a wish for great hap­pi­ness.

Budget options

When choos­ing a gift for a friend, it is not so much the size of the bud­get for its pur­chase that is impor­tant, but your own approach to choos­ing, cre­ativ­i­ty. You can always buy inex­pen­sive sym­bol­ic gifts, sou­venirs that will cheer you up and give your girl­friend a long mem­o­ry of you. Here is just a sam­ple list of what you can present:

  • a beau­ti­ful Christ­mas ball — fac­to­ry-made or dec­o­rat­ed with your own hands;
  • Christ­mas tree gar­land with unusu­al lumi­nous ele­ments;
  • a set of beau­ti­ful New Year’s can­dles that you can light and put on a fes­tive night on the table;
  • New Year’s wreath com­po­si­tion with bells, balls, rib­bons to dec­o­rate a table or front door;
  • gift gin­ger­bread in the New Year’s style;
  • choco­late fig­urines of New Year’s char­ac­ters;
  • a cal­en­dar for the com­ing year, on top­ics cor­re­spond­ing to the inter­ests of a friend.

Among the bud­getary and pleas­ant, and most impor­tant­ly, use­ful gifts include items that a friend can use in her dai­ly life:

  • desk­top phone stand or car sticky mat so that the smart­phone does not slip off the car pan­el while dri­ving;
  • cute cov­er for pass­port, stu­dent ID card, work pass, ID card, car doc­u­ment cov­er;
  • a ball­point pen of unusu­al shape and design — such a present will always come in handy;
  • a key­chain that responds with a sig­nal or a whis­tle to claps, allow­ing you to quick­ly find where a friend put the keys to the car or apart­ment;
  • pen­dant on a bag, made in an unusu­al style;
  • a small fold­ing mir­ror with a comb;
  • com­pact cos­met­ic bag that will eas­i­ly fit in her purse;
  • a set of brush­es and sponges for apply­ing make­up.

A house­hold friend, as ll as a busi­ness woman, will def­i­nite­ly appre­ci­ate a mag­net­ic note board. You can attach it to the refrig­er­a­tor and leave notes on it for the house­hold or for your­self, so as not to for­get some­thing. If a friend loves to cook and often spoils you with new dish­es and treats, give a set of com­fort­able and beau­ti­ful mit­tens for the kitchen, a sil­i­cone bak­ing mat or forms, a set of unusu­al jars for pep­per, salt, cere­als.

Some­times a big book of illus­trat­ed recipes will be an appro­pri­ate gift, and some­times a book of ideas for cro­chet toys. It all depends on the area of ​​u200bu200binterests and hob­bies of your friend.

Homemade Presents

A hand­made gift always evokes more emo­tions and a response in the soul of the per­son to whom it is intend­ed. And it’s not at all nec­es­sary to be a jack of all trades, you can make sim­ple gifts from impro­vised mate­ri­als that for many years will remind your friend that she has you.

  • DIY dec­o­ra­tion, - a bracelet made of large beads, beads, col­ored rub­ber bands, ear­rings made of beau­ti­ful paint­ed feath­ers, beads. It all depends on what style of cloth­ing a friend adheres to, how old she is and whether she will even­tu­al­ly be able to ar your jel­ry.

  • pho­to col­lage — if the friend­ship has been for sev­er­al years, or even decades, a taste­ful­ly made col­lage will help a friend remem­ber the bright­est moments of your friend­ship. Just pick up shared pic­tures, pho­tos from events, hol­i­days, hikes, pic­nics, ddings and births of chil­dren and make a big themed col­lage about your friend­ship.

It can be framed in size or, in gen­er­al, made on a large What­man paper so that it can dec­o­rate a good part of the wall in a friend’s room.

  • Hand­made soap - for soap mak­ing at home, spe­cial skills and abil­i­ties are not required, even chil­dren usu­al­ly eas­i­ly cope with the task, and there­fore it is enough to look at a cou­ple of lessons on the Inter­net, and the orig­i­nal gift will be ready.

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  • Warm socks or slip­pers - the impor­tant thing here is not how even­ly you can make loops if you haven’t knit­ted before, but how you dec­o­rate your gift. Choose bright woolen threads, make cute lit­tle pom­poms, and a great New Year’s gift is sure to please your girl­friend.

  • Head­band or hair bands — it all depends on the flight of fan­cy. You can make jel­ry using beads, dec­o­rate every­thing with fab­ric rib­bons or bows, make leather dec­o­ra­tion, make a hair­pin or head­band from vel­vet — the fin­ished prod­uct should be neat and match the style of your girl­friend.

  • Home­made small post­card - from col­ored card­board, cor­ru­gat­ed, tis­sue or any oth­er ele­gant paper, you can make real New Year’s mas­ter­pieces, the main thing is that no one else in the world will have exact­ly the same post­card that day. Use cute images — bears, kit­tens, bullfinch­es, do not for­get to sign your cre­ation with wish­es of hap­pi­ness and all the best. You can make a post­card for the New Year in any style — applique, scrap­book­ing, quilling.

  • Sater on her favorite cup - knits quite sim­ply and you can find a lot of such ideas. There are saters with a neck and sleeves, there are with scarves, the main thing is that they fit on a glass or cup in size and sit ll on them.

  • Trin­ket from wood, fab­ric, plas­ter.

  • fridge mag­nets - you can use a spe­cial set that is sold in stores for cre­ativ­i­ty and needle­work. It is enough to do every­thing accord­ing to the instruc­tions and excel­lent orig­i­nal mag­nets will dec­o­rate your girl­friend’s refrig­er­a­tor (you can make a themed set, for exam­ple, veg­etable mag­nets or kit­ten mag­nets).

When pre­sent­ing a home­made gift, do not for­get to pack it in a beau­ti­ful box, choose an orig­i­nal idea for dec­o­ra­tion. It is bet­ter if the decor is also made by hand.

Universal gifts

Tra­di­tion­al gifts include set sets, a gro­cery bas­ket in which you put a bot­tle of cham­pagne, sausage, choco­late, and some del­i­ca­cies. As in the case of oth­er gifts, do not for­get about the need to beau­ti­ful­ly pack and present such a set. Also, the fol­low­ing options are con­sid­ered uni­ver­sal tra­di­tion­al gifts for girl­friends for the New Year.

  • Books - if you know which author your girl­friend adores, you can buy spe­cif­ic works, but it is bet­ter to let her choose an inter­est­ing book that she will read with plea­sure. Give a gift cer­tifi­cate to a large book chain with a large selec­tion of books from dif­fer­ent gen­res and authors.

You can give a gift edi­tion of some kind of ref­er­ence book or ency­clo­pe­dia that will help your friend in her pro­fes­sion­al activ­i­ties.

  • Cre­ator’s Kit - every­thing will depend on what the one for whom the gift is intend­ed is inter­est­ed in. Usu­al­ly friends are famil­iar with each oth­er’s hob­bies. If a friend embroi­ders pic­tures, give a kit to cre­ate a beau­ti­ful home-made mas­ter­piece, if she cre­ates ceram­ic pots, you can present a pot­ter’s wheel and a sup­ply of clay. In gen­er­al, con­sum­ables for cre­ativ­i­ty are a win-win option to make a good present.

The main thing is not to con­fuse any­thing and present exact­ly what the girl­friend real­ly needs. You can sup­ple­ment the gift with a tick­et to a mas­ter class by a famous author or artist, to an exhi­bi­tion.

  • Per­fume and cos­met­ics cer­tifi­cate - a lcome gift for any woman, regard­less of age, pro­fes­sion and hob­by. The only thing you need to pay atten­tion to is the pres­ence of a line of cos­met­ics for teenagers in the store if the gift is intend­ed for a friend of this age cat­e­go­ry.

  • Gift set of a cute teapot and a pair of cute cups - it is bet­ter if the set is designed in the New Year theme. You can add your favorite kind of tea or cof­fee to the set.

  • Acces­sories for com­put­er, gad­gets - this includes a vari­ety of flash cards made in the form of fun­ny ani­mals, men, with sym­bols, mouse pads, wire­less com­put­er mice, a desk­top fan pored by USB, a USB heat­ed mug so that tea or cof­fee stays warm longer, like and your rela­tion­ship with your girl­friend.

Gift eti­quette does not for­bid you to direct­ly ask your friend what she would like to receive for the New Year, but in this case the feel­ing of sur­prise will dis­ap­pear, name­ly, the antic­i­pa­tion of unknown inter­est­ing gifts cre­ates that mag­i­cal atmos­phere of a New Year’s mir­a­cle.

See the next video for bud­get gift ideas for the New Year.