I was browsing some friends’ blogs this morning as I drank my coffee, and came across a list of perfect gifts for girlfriends. Imene is a fellow expat, although she has gone in the other direction- from France, to the US. In her post, she gives her ‘go-to’ list of gifts to give friends… gifts that she likes to give on all sorts of occasions.
I have the same sort of list. I find it hard to buy stuff for adult friends. Clothing and jewelry are often too personal, even for close friends. Often times people download music and movies themselves, not to mention that they know a lot more about the latest releases than I do. So I like to buy the kinds of things that Imene has on her list- all while trying to be frugal of course! I find that Ikea and thrift stores are some of the best sources for the perfect, frugal gift. And of course, living in France, I have been known to give a bottle or two of good wine on occasion!
What are your favorite gifts to give friends? Do you have a ‘go-to’ list of favorite frugal gifts?