What is the best gift a friend has bought you?

(18 Posts)
rubbishfamily333 Sun 01-Dec-13 23:03:15

Just wondering as I am looking for ideas of what to get my best friend.

I usually get her a few different bits and pieces.

What's the beat gift your friend has got you?

Norem Mon 02-Dec-13 00:03:19

My electric blanket, I am not joking she bought it as a bit if a pisstake for my 40 th and I think of her fondly EVERY night smile

MartyrStewart Mon 02-Dec-13 00:05:00

Similar to Norem my friend bought me a huge furry throw for my sofa a couple of years ago. It's in constant use and the DC still fight over it smile

ClaudiusMaximus Mon 02-Dec-13 00:09:38

A really lovely sleepover kit for when I stayed at her house (of course I was able to take it home too though!)

She'd basically gone round M&S and had picked out lots of lovely cosy things that I would never have treated myself to, eg nice pyjamas, fluffy socks, slippers, one of those hot choc and mug sets. It was so thoughtful, not just the items themselves but the fact she had taken time to put them all together.

Pancakeflipper Mon 02-Dec-13 00:11:54

My hotwater bottle. Still going strong 15yrs later. She posted it out to me when I was utterly broke and not heating my home up over Winter.

QueenofallIsee Mon 02-Dec-13 00:18:02

Alexander Mcqueen slingbacks. ....love them dearly!

MartyrStewart Mon 02-Dec-13 00:39:34

I'm sensing a theme here - cosy is good! grin

skanking Mon 02-Dec-13 00:45:25

A friend looked at my favorites on EtSy and bought me a pair of earrings I had on my watch list, that was lovely , I had hinted to my dh I had things on etsy .. he bought me bugger all

Mellowandfruitful Mon 02-Dec-13 00:47:45

Something luxurious the person would not buy themselves. Or something that you can provide fairly easily but that would cost them a lot / be difficult to arrange otherwise, like babysitting or having their kids overnight if they have no family nearby.

Blithereens Mon 02-Dec-13 11:47:53

My BFF crocheted me an enormous granny square blanket in colours to match my living room. It took her ages and I love it. It's as big as a king size duvet! Perfect for snuggling on the sofa, and I always think of her fsmile

wonderingsoul Mon 02-Dec-13 12:39:42

best present a friedn brought me was last year, two of my friends had gone in together and got me a wall clock, was like this but the cultery was sliver. I LOVED it,

www.amazon.co.uk/Posateria-Purple-Quality-Material-Cutlery/dp/B00G4035P2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1385987929&sr=8-4&keywords=purple+kitchen+clock

rubbishfamily333 Wed 04-Dec-13 10:58:56

There really is a cosy theme going on fsmile

Belgianchox Wed 04-Dec-13 11:40:58

A tartan blanket from Scotland (obviously), 20yrs on it's looking a little threadbare, but I still love it.

marssparklesdownonme Wed 04-Dec-13 12:47:00

Same as Belganchox My friend gave me a beautiful lambswool tartan blanket in shades of purple and pink for being her bridesmaid. She also gave me a lovely box of mini treats from REN. Bliss.

Taffeta Wed 04-Dec-13 12:48:26

One of my good friends bought us a champagne tea at a gorgeous local place. It was lovely to spend time with her, eat cake and drink champagne!

ChubbyKitty Wed 04-Dec-13 12:51:17

I had a lovely pair of nude heels and they got destroyed in a house fire, my friend replaced them for me. Sounds odd to say she bought me something I'd already bought myself but it meant a lot.

daisychicken Wed 04-Dec-13 12:59:49

Can I suggest something I bought for friends?

I bought 2 friends a life adventure thermal sealed mug each - it's like a mini flask and holds a mug of tea/coffee. DH and I also have one. It's fab, we all use them all the time when sitting at the park or waiting for the kids at swimming/karate etc.. Was the best £8-12/mug I have spent and my friends constantly say how fab they are!

snowgirl1 Wed 04-Dec-13 15:56:34

Two best presents were a shower-proof radio, so that I can listen to the radio in the bathroom; and a evening's babysitting so DH & I could go out for a meal together (paid babysitters are usually reserved for when we have an event, party, meeting friends etc. to go to, so it was really nice to be able to go out just the two of us)

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