Staying connected with a long-distance friend may be easier nowadays but being miles away from your best friend is still difficult. To keep your friendship strong, you can get them a sweet gift. With that being said, here is how you can choose the perfect gift for a faraway friend!
- Observe Online Conversations
When searching for the perfect gift, consider starting by looking through your messages with your friend. Chances are your friend possibly mentioned wanting a specific item to you before. Maybe they complained about needing new candles or having to spend a lot of money on new furniture. With this information, you can pick out a gift they will want and use.
Furthermore, if they have not mentioned a specific item, you can also use their messages to see what they would not like. Maybe they mentioned finding the color orange unappealing or do not like receiving flowers for whatever reason. By knowing what they do not want, you can avoid getting them a gift they will not like.
- Cyberstalk (in a Good Way) Their Social Media
If you can’t find any useful information in your messages, try looking on their social media. A bit of cyberstalking does not hurt anyone! Well, as long as you’re just doing it to get them a good present. Check their Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or even TikTok to see if they posted about clothing, decorations, accessories, or any other items they want. Also, check to see if they have followed or showed appreciation for any brands. Through this, you can get a good idea of what they want as a gift.
- Research the City, State, or Country They Live in
Looking into the city, state, or country they live in could help give you some ideas. To start, try researching the environment and culture. For instance, if your friend moved to Italy, you could purchase them a book about Italy’s culture and history or a camera to record their travels. Consider what they might want in their new environment.
- Remind Them of Home with Food
Everyone can get homesick after a while. If you have the feeling your friend might be missing their old home, you can always gift them food from a local shop. There are plenty of sites online that can help you ship food to your faraway friend. With that being said, remember to check the country, state, or city’s prohibited and restricted items before sending the food. However, you can also purchase the food from an online site and have the company send the food.
- Choose Something Sentimental
Of course, you can always just get your friend something sentimental. Things like a Spinner Ring or meaningful Friendship Ring will probably mean the most to your friend. Plus, it will be a great reminder of a strong your friendship is despite the distance.
Friendships that can remain strong from any distance are rare and should be cherished. Hopefully, these gifts help strengthen your friendship and stay connected no matter how far you are from each other!