We’re all guilty of sometimes taking our friends for granted. We don’t mean to, but with lockdown, bad mental health, work pressures, kids and busy home/social life, sometimes days or even weeks go by, and we realise we haven’t responded to that text or checked in on them in a while. So I thought I would share some simple but fun ways to show your best friend that you appreciate them.
Write Them A Letter Or Poem
Does anyone even send handwritten letters anymore? Everything is done via email or text message, but how personal and lovely is a handwritten letter? You could purchase some pretty paper, get some confetti to put in the envelope to be annoying and even go back to your teenage routes and spray some perfume on the paper!
Maybe change it up a little bit, and if you’re a bit creative, you could write them a poem or use this one:
A best friend is someone who will always be there,
To talk to and to laugh with, Someone you know will care.
A person you can rely on if you need to shed some tears,
Someone to share the good times, Someone to spend the years.
Some people in life come and go, that is a fact that’s true
But a best friend will be there through everything and will always be there for you.
Bake Some Goodies
Do you have a signature cake or muffin that you’re great at baking? Or maybe you’re an ‘out of a packet’ type gal. Or perhaps you’re terrible at baking, in which case, it might be better to buy yummy treats! Whatever way you decide to do it, it’s the thought that counts!
You could even make it even fancier and put together a little afternoon tea! Make some sandwiches, get some fancy teas or a bottle of bubbly and sit in the garden and put the world to rights!
Share What You Admire About Them
Are they always there for you/calm you down when you’re panicking/great at making you laugh/always have great ideas or solutions/a snazzy dresser/fantastic at their job etc.? Tell them! You might just make their day.
A simple call or FaceTime on Best Friend Day (or any time, really!) is a great way to let your best friend know that you’re thinking about them and appreciate them.
Send Them Flowers
Who doesn’t love receiving flowers? It doesn’t have to be an expensive bouquet. Maybe you grow flowers in your own garden that you could gift them? Best not to if they suffer from hayfever, though. Maybe swap to chocolate or their favourite treat.
Share Photo Memories
I LOVE looking back on old photos of good times. You could put together a photo album or put your best photos together in a frame. Alternatively, you could pop them all onto social media for the whole world to see and enjoy.
Buy Them A Gift Or Put Together A Goodie Box
I put together these little packages for my friends when we were in lockdown. I had so much fun picking out all the bits for the goodie bags and couldn’t wait to gift them! This is the poem that I added to them that you could use if you want:
A best friend is what you are,
I’d like to take you to a spa,
This is not something we can do,
So here is a gift from me to you
It doesn’t have to be just self-care pampering stuff. Do they have a hobby that you could put some bits together for, such as knitting or gardening? Or maybe you could put some yummy treats in there?
Say Thank You
And finally, you could simply say thank you for being my best friend and for being there for me. ❤️
And here are my ideas for Best Friend Day! You don’t have to spend lots of money to show your friends how much you appreciate and love them. How will you be celebrating Best Friend Day? Let me know in the comments!