As the seasons change, different holidays come and go that offer a chance for celebration. Even if you aren’t into holidays, a seasonal gift is one way you can celebrate the changing weather and the newness of the year. Whether you want a seasonal gift just to celebrate the changes in the world or you want a seasonal gift for a specific occasion, such as a housewarming party or a bridal shower, there are a number of seasonal gifts you can offer your friends that are both beautiful and charming.
A wreath is one gift your friends will delight in. Even better? A wreath is a gift you can give during any season. Use ribbons and bright, pastel colored flowers for a spring wreath. Opt for more brightly colored flowers in a summer wreath. An autumn wreath should feature strong, orange and red tones while a winter wreath will be more blue and white.
Think giving books is silly? Why not offer the gift of a seasonal book to your friends? There are a plethora of children’s books available that feature different seasons. Opt for a colorful book about summer adventures or an autumn book on going back to school. If you’re celebrating in the winter time, consider a book about snowmen, winter snacks or even something about animal hibernation.
Seasonal snacks is something anyone can enjoy. Let’s face it: there are plenty of things people eat during specific seasons but not during others. Consider giving a small gift basket with fresh fruit and lemonade during the summer or a basket of hot cocoa and marshmallows during the winter season. For added fun, offer a few baked goods you made yourself. Pumpkin bread is a fantastic autumn treat while your friends may enjoy fresh cookies in the springtime.
A seasonal scrapbook is one way you can show off your creative side while making an impact on your friend’s life. Put together your favorite pictures of the two of you during different seasons. Organize, decorate and present your scrapbook to your friend. The two of you will have a great time flipping through and remembering fond times and adventures you’ve had together.
The gift of a beverage can be a powerful one. If your recipient enjoys drinking, consider a seasonal-appropriate bottle of wine. Something light and sweet is perfect for a summertime event while something like honey wine is more appropriate for the autumn. For non-drinkers, you can still offer a creative assortment of drinks in a gift basket for their enjoyment. Hot cocoa makes a great winter gift while hot apple cider is perfect for autumn events. Feeling even more adventurous? Why not throw in some different sodas, as well? Lemon-lime soda is great for spring time while root beer is more of an autumn drink.