December 17, 2019
It’s that time of the year again, where we can hear the fun and jolly tune of Christmas almost on every place we come to visit. Not only known to be last month of the whole year, December is also known as a cheerful holiday season. People are looking forward to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones, continued by the festivity of New Year’s Eve! So, it is safe to say that December has always been people’s favorite.
When we’re talking about Christmas, we can’t help but think about all of the presents we’ll get and give around this time. The tradition of exchanging gifts around Christmas itself was believed to be started around 1800’s in the United States, where citizens from the lower classes ‘invent’ a friendly figure known as Santa Claus to deliver Christmas gifts for their children. Until these days, you can’t mention Christmas without including these three aspects – Christmas trees, Santa Claus, and gifts!
Now, since Christmas will be celebrated in less than 2 weeks, it is better for us to start making a list of gifts to give our family, significant other, and of course best friend. Since best friends are one of the most important component in our lives, giving them a well-deserved appreciation through heartwarming gifts will never do you wrong. Here are five lovely gift ideas we’ve collected:
1. Official merchandise from their favorite musicians, sports club, or movies
Let’s say your best friend is a huge fan of singers like Billie Eilish, Taylor Swift, or maybe they’re more into films, sports, even cartoons – this is probably going to be one of the best things they will received for Christmas. The term ‘merchandise’ or ‘official merchandise’ itself can be explained as products used to promote popular things – ranging from movie, music group, sports group, etc. As fun it is to gift these things to your best friend, there are some things that you must be paying attention to. For example, make sure this official merchandise can be used on daily activities – you can try to pick a t-shirt, sweatshirt, or hoodie. Secondly, as official merchandise can often be lay on the more expensive side, make sure you’ve made the savings few months prior Christmas.
2. One night staycation
Our next recommendation is probably a bit unusual, but we can guarantee that your best friend will be over the roof upon receiving it! As we live amidst the hectic nature of a big city, we often need some ‘me time’ to relax and forget about our work for a while. Especially when our job doesn’t allow us to have that much of day-offs. That’s why these days, vacation is often no longer seen as a luxury but rather a commodity – thus giving your best friend a staycation voucher will be a nice gesture to do. For those of you who want to experience the beauty of Bandung over the holiday, we have some special offers that you can pick around December – like Flash Sale for IDR 400.000 nett/room/night and Pay Later which starts from IDR 468.750 nett/room/night. If you’re interested on finding out more about our promo, go to our ‘Offer’ page for more information and reservation.
3. One-of-a-kind accessories for tech savvy
There must be one of those friends who are always on the front line when it comes to technology. From buying the latest smart phone, smart watch, even upgrading their laptop every now and then. This is where the tech-themed accessories will come in handy – not only to support one of their gadgets, but also to add into their unique collections. Custom Macbook’s case can be one of the easiest examples when it comes to gadget accessories. You can order a customize case with your best friend’s initial on it, pictures of their favorite snacks, even favorite actors/actresses! This kind of gift is not only going to become very useful, but the personal touch added on it will be quite heartwarming – it’s impossible for your friends to hate it.
4. Personalized jewelry
Similar with our previous gift ideas, personalized jewelry can also be another heartwarming gift for your best friend on Christmas. Not only works as a cute addition to their accessories collection, but personalized jewelry can also be a great way to show our gratitude and love towards this friendship. If you’re still feeling undecided over what kinds of jewelry to choose, there’s no need to worry – because there are plenty of talented artist you can find online. For instance, a local brand called ‘From Tiny Island’ offers varieties of jewelry selections – from necklace, rings, bracelets, to pendants. They also have constellation, astrology, and birth stone series to make your pick even more personal.
5. Netflix/Spotify subscription
Our last recommendation is probably something which often sees as unimportant, but it is actually one of the best gifts you can give to someone. As mentioned above, we often need to get away from our hectic daily activities and have some well-deserved ‘me time.’ But, since we are stuck in a job where we get not enough off-days, we often find a sweet escape on music or movies. That’s why Netflix or Spotify subscription becomes everyone’s best-friend every now and then. For this Christmas, you can give a 3 month worth of Netflix or Spotify subscriptions, so that they can have a relaxing time while listening to their favorite music, podcast, and enjoy their beloved tv shows. At the end of the day, you don’t have to feel the pressure on presenting the perfect gifts for people around you – because sometimes the smallest gifts can mean the world to them.
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