Just Because Gifts For Friends!

One of my favorite ways to invest in my girlfriends is to give them just because gifts.  This is one of the ways I like to show my love for the special women in my life.  Since February is often known as the month of love, this is a great time to talk about how to love and serve others!

When I was divorced almost three years ago, I became a single woman; a place I hadn’t been in over 30 years!  After getting used to this new role, I found God showing me how to serve other single women.  I had been giving “just because” gifts to my family and friends for years, so I had plenty of ideas stored up!  Click here for other Just Because Gift Ideas.

After my own divorce experience, I found myself wanting to serve my single girlfriends in unique ways- I wanted to fill voids and gaps I now felt.  So, let me share a few ideas of “just because” gifts for your single girlfriends; many of these gifts were given to me by thoughtful friends:

  • Extend a dinner invitation.  One of the hardest things about being single is cooking for one.  And because I was a new empty nester, I missed my family around the table!  The meal doesn’t have to be fancy- it can be take out- just include your friend to share a meal.  She’ll enjoy the conversation as much as the food!
  • A coupon book of your time.  You might include a coupon for checking on your girlfriend’s house and bringing in the mail while she is out-of-town.  Or, offer to take her to a medical appointment or procedure.  I can remember the first time I had my eyes examined and pupils dilated after the divorce.  I forgot that my ex-husband would pick me up- I usually couldn’t see to drive home.  That day, I sat in the parking lot with my sunglasses on until I could safely drive home!
  • Send flowers!  Most women love receiving flowers, but they have taken on a whole new meaning to me as a single woman.  They fill my home with color, fragrance, and beauty- they make me feel feminine and special!
  • Send a card or letter through good old-fashioned snail mail!  E-cards are quick and easy and are still very thoughtful.  But, now that I live alone, there’s something truly delightful about walking to the mailbox and pulling out a card…. it took that extra effort and love.  Try to remember your single gals’ birthdays and other holidays- they will appreciate being remembered!
  • Offer to pick up your friend and take her to church, Book Club, holiday party, etc.  Even though I used to go places alone as a married woman, this became much more difficult as a single person.  Don’t just ask your girlfriend to sit with you and possibly your family; go get her!  This was something that surprised me as being difficult; your girlfriend may feel the same way!

I hope you will spread love to others all year, not just during the Valentine’s Day season.  I think you will find as much joy giving just because gifts to your friends as I do!  I would love to know your favorite just because gift ideas.

Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!
About Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!

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  1. Just LOVE these ideas!!! I have put together several go-to meals – I’ve listed the entree and the side dishes to go with each one. I have all the recipes right there together. NOW it’s so much easier for me to invite people to dinner! I don’t fret over what I’m going to feed them. I just invite; go to the grocery; straighten things up (no longer spend 6 hours cleaning!!) and have fun with friends coming over!!

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