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Feminine fancies: gifts for your long-distance friend

 Having a friend live hours away from you, or even in a different country altogether, can make it difficult for you to spend that quality time together. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to give up on your friendship. Through the use of traditional letters, as well as modern technologies, it may be rather easy to communicate with your friend, even if you can’t always see each other in person. Alongside this, you may want to send them gifts from time to time, should it be a special occasion, or you simply want to remind them that they are an important part of your life.

Canvas prints

There may have been times when you were able to spend time with your friend in-person over the years. When doing so, you could have a number of wonderful photos of the memories you made together. Rather than keeping these on your cellphone or computer, you could instead use them as the base of your gift. You could have an image, or even a collage depicting the timeline of your friendship, turned into a canvas print that they can display in their home. You might even want to have a matching one for yourself.

Make them feel like they’re there

While your long-distance friend might not be able to be there in person, you could make them feel like they’re with you in spirit. One simple way of achieving this can be to create a beautiful ornament for their home out of something associated with where you live. As an example, should you live by the ocean, you may be able to use local beach sand to create a special ornament that they will love. This could be an excellent idea before Christmas, allowing them to decorate their tree with something meaningful. Should your friend also have children, this can be a great way to show your love for their whole family.

The chance for more memories

Should your finances allow it, you could consider a grander gift for your long-distance friend, especially if you haven’t had the opportunity to see each other in quite some time. Buying plane tickets well ahead of time could help you to get the best possible deal, and guarantee the chance to see each other again. If you want to make this gift a surprise, it could be a good idea to discuss dates with your friend’s partner or close family member, so that neither of you needs to be disappointed once the time arrives. Alternatively, if you are unsure of her schedule, you could instead plan your own trip to visit her, effectively making you the gift she receives!

Friends can be an important part of life, regardless of where they live in the world. When your friend lives far away from you, you might want to make some extra effort with your friendship in terms of making time for communication, as well as sending her some great, thoughtful gifts.

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