Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers.

It’s a chance to show other amazing people in your life just how much you appreciate them. All friendships can benefit from a little nurturing, affection, and a simple act of giving.

Here are 5 tips on how to express true appreciation for your friends:

1. Pay attention.

Think back to the experiences you’ve shared, conversations you’ve had, their likes/dislikes, what they’re passionate about, what their hobbies are, and their type of humour. The best friendship gifts are an expression of knowing who they are, and what they love. Use this information to select that special something.

2. Quality over quantity.

The gift doesn’t need to be a grand gesture, and definitely doesn’t need to burn a hole in your pocket. It’s true when they say “The best gifts come from the heart”. Make it about the thought you put into the gift and the quality of meaning behind it. That will bring a longer lasting sense of happiness to the recipient.

3. Send a handwritten note.

It’s easy to pick out a card and sign your name at the bottom, but that extra step of writing a heartfelt message will give the perfect personal touch. Tell them how much you appreciate them, what you love about them, and write it in your own unique voice.

4. Give the gift of time.

Quality time is something that can never be bought. Take them out for a beer, a coffee or a meal. Or be creative and take them to a concert, event, a class, a spa day, or an outing. Schedule a date and time to make sure it happens!

5. No expectations.

True generosity comes from the heart and has no expectation of receiving something back. The rewards of giving are reaped in joy and satisfaction, knowing that you have brightened someone’s day.

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

~ The Gift Designers Team