I got some money when my Grandma died. I spent it on a decent digital camera, a few bits of kit and a short course on how to use it. It felt like a nice way to spend it because it’s meant we’ve got lots more family photos now to treasure - we have a fair few from when I was growing up and I really love looking back over them
I like the idea of investing it for your daughter. Or maybe investing half and putting half towards a little holiday for the two of you. I’m sorry for your loss Your friend must have loved you very much.