It is of importance to give an appropriate friendship present in the case of male and female friendships. If you give a gift that has any hint of romantic feelings, you may make that friend feel uncomfortable. Additionally, if that friend is married, you may be making their spouse feel very uncomfortable.
So the question arises: what is the perfect friendship present? This will depend, of course on the whether or not your fiend is male or female and how close you are as friends. You also will need to stay within your budget. While we all wish we could just go around buying whatever our hearts desired, most of us must carefully keep a budget.
If you are looking for a friendship present for a male friend we will look at this from two different angles: a friendship present from a female to a male and a friendship present from a male to a male. If you are a female and want to give a friendship present to a male friend, you will want to give something that he can relate to. Many women, when gift-giving, think about what they would like to receive, and then they do the same when looking for a gift. The idea here is to look at this from your male friend’s point of view. It is a waste of money to buy something they will never use. Think about their likes and hobbies. Even if a person has no particular hobbies, there is always something you can notice about them. Do they drink coffee every morning? Buy some flavored specialties coffees and a great mug. Do they love their car? Buy an automobile car CD holder, some air fresheners and perhaps some driving gloves. Go with what they like and you can’t’ go wrong when choosing their friendship present. For males to give other males friendship presents, this should remain simple, strong male-related items. Tickets to a sports game, a certificate to a great steak-house restaurant, a card filled with scratch-tickets. A gift that is classic, simple, and to the point will be best received.
When females want to give a perfect friendship present to another female, they can go all out. The list is almost endless; although if you buy something that is too expensive, the other person may feel uncomfortable and then feel as if they must spend a lot of money when it comes time to buy you a friendship present. You can fill a gift bags with all different color candles, each with a unique fragrance, you can fill a basket with lipsticks and other fun cosmetics, you can fill a small bag with a heaping of costume jewelry; think about what you would want to receive; doing this can be helpful when you are giving a friendship present to another female. Males to females: please ask another female. Most females do not want tickets to a game, they do not want a signed baseball, they do not want car wax. You do not need to give flowers, as that is seen as romantic, but do try to make it a welcomed friendship present.