Plenty Of Friend Gift Ideas From Birthdays To "Just Because"

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Judy and Marge
Lowell Herrero
We shape our lives with our circle of friends.

Friend Gift Ideas

Friend gift ideas are easier to come up with than most people think they are. Some of you find yourself with more time than money these days. I certainly know I do. Homemade gifts are the perfect solution to your friend gift giving needs. Homemade gifts add a personal touch and often cost less than their store-bought counterparts. Friends are no exception to the rule when it comes to giving homemade gifts.

I have a group of girlfriends that I have known since college. We get together at the holidays and the main rule to our gift giving is that it has to be something homemade that we did ourselves. I look so forward to see what each of us comes up with. Let me tell you, I have gotten some of the coolest gifts. From crocheted Christmas ornaments and a wooden snowman to homemade liquor. Yummy! Sometimes we just get together to share a pitcher of the

BEST Strawberry Margaritas! or take an art class. Whatever it is that we decide to do together, it's always a very good time! We relax, we laugh and get to know each other again.

Great Homemade Friend Gift Ideas

Aromatherapy Bath Products

Gardeners gift basket

Edible Gift Ideas are always great! Who doesn't love food made for them?

Share well-loved family recipes that remind you of your friends and compile them into a recipe book. Have a separate section for each friend if you are giving it to more than one friend or a recipe for different memories that you have shared. An example of this could be a trip to Mexico. In this section find recipes for a full Mexican meal. Don't forget the margaritas! Add clip art, scan old friends’ photos and include them with the recipes.

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Kiss Ze Cook
Dana Simson

Personalized Gift Baskets

You can't go wrong by putting all of that special friend's favorite things into a gift basket. Talk about personalized friend gift ideas! Chocolate? Wine? Whatever it may be. Write them a note of why you are grateful to have them in your life and attach it to the basket. You may need to add a box of tissue to your basket if your appreciation gets a little sentimental.

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Gift Baskets of Food
Tom Vano

Fruit Flower Bouquet

Gifts In A Jar

Gifts in a jar are fun to make. There are so many different recipes out there for all sorts of things. Cookies in a jar, also known as gift jar cookies are always a big hit!

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Old Mason Jars
James Davidson

Flower arrangements are great friend gift ideas. Many grocery stores have floral departments. To save money, buy flowers in the section that sells the unarranged bunches. Sometimes you can find 3 flower bunches for $15.00.

Buy or find a large vase and arrange the flowers yourself. Ask the person in the floral department for some pointers if you are unsure what will look good together. Deliver them yourself. That adds a very personal touch!

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Still Life Wtih Blooming ...
Nicole Etienne

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Homemade Friend Gifts:

Pumpkin Floral Centerpiece

Painted Flip Flops

Fun Handmade Clock Idea

Beach Glass Wreath

Homemade Window Clings

Strawberry Hand Print Trivet

Hand painted watermelon flower pot

Watercolor Painting Lessons

Crayon Batik

How to make a custom saddle bag from plastic grocery bags

Chocolate candy covered spoons

Flavored sugar recipes

Thrift Shop Gift Idea

Fruit Flower Bouquet

A decorative glass vase you can make yourself!

Fun decorated clogs

Easy Polar Fleece Tie Blanket

Fabric handbag memo board

Painted snowman plate

Would you like to try to make Beaded Jewelry? Beading Design Jewelry is a great resource for inspiration and innovation in marketing and designing handcrafted bead jewelry.

Are you thinking about throwing a party? Check out these great ideas at Easy Party Ideas and Games.

Good Friend Test - REAL FRIEND TEST !!

A simple friend, when visiting, acts like a guest.

A real friend opens your refrigerator and helps himself.

A simple friend has never seen you cry.

A real friend has shoulders soggy from your tears.

A simple friend doesn't know your parents' first names.

A real friend has their phone numbers in his address book.

A simple friend brings a bottle of wine to your party.

A real friend comes early to help you cook and stays late to help you clean.

A simple friend hates it when you call after he has gone to bed.

A real friend asks you why you took so long to call.

A simple friend seeks to talk with you about your problems.

A real friend seeks to help you with your problems.

A simple friend wonders about your romantic history.

A real friend could blackmail you with it.

A simple friend thinks the friendship is over when you have an argument.

A real friend calls you after you had a fight.

A simple friend expects you to always be there for them.

A real friend expects to always be there for you!

When you get into trouble you can call a simple friend for help.When you get into trouble your real friend is sitting in the cell with you saying,"Man, that was fun!"
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