One of the famous quotations of Jane Austen was: “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” This is likewise my favorite quotations of her because it talks about the value of friendships and how a true friend would definitely do everything for the sake of one’s friend. It also tells us about our very own nature—that we are social beings and that it is natural for us to love friends wholeheartedly. In fact, if a person is truly our friend, that person would never desire anything that would stunt our growth. Instead, that person will only desire the maturity of our growth and maturity.
We love our friends like the way we love our beloved considering the fact that we can tell our friends the very secret that sometimes no one else would ever know. For this reason, we should really value our friendship and make it blossoms and flourish; and one way of strengthening friendship is through gift giving. We can give our friends during Christmas the best possible gifts we could ever buy. The gifts that we shower our friends can greatly enhance the deep friendships we have, and can lighten and brighten up the hearts of our beloved friends. Here are some simple tips on how to enliven your friendship with a simple gift.
Tips on How to Choose an Ideal Gift for Your Friends
Finding a gift for your beloved friend can a bit difficult sometimes if you are not sensitive to the interests and likes of your friends. Hence, if you are a real friend, you should definitely be aware of the peculiarities, likes, and interests of your friends. Here are some simple tips to find what your friends like as their gifts.
- You will readily find the best gift for your friend if you consider what your friend\’s interests are. A person\’s interests definitely show themselves readily through his/her words and actions. An extra sensitivity on your part to the words and actions of your friend will readily reveal what your friend really like to have as a gift.
- You can also find the gift that would make your friend happy by listening to the longings of your friend. You can glibly insinuate to your friend, for example, the idea of what he/she wants to have as a gift during Christmas. By subtly bringing up the idea of what he longs for as a gift, you will be able to glean from his words the Christmas Gifts information you need to know. I did this with one of my friends in Cape Town, South Africa, and that friend of mine became my best friend, and has never forgotten my thoughtfulness for a very long time.
- You can also subtly ask the relatives of your friends if they know of some peculiar things that naturally pique the interest of your friend. A little inquiry will definitely give you a good idea of what your friend wants to have as a gift, and you will surely surprise your friend when you give that friend your gift.