Thoughtful Gift Ideas

Have a friend who deserves something extra special?

The best gifts are the ones you don’t expect - the little tokens and thoughtful goodies that are sent ‘just because’. 

So often we work ourselves into the ground at work and stop looking after ourselves, not giving any time to relax, decompress and switch off. At Elizabeth Eve, we are huuuge advocates of self care and champion anything that encourages some time out to relax! 

We know how a little surprise and a thoughtful gift can brighten up anyone’s day! So - here is our top ‘pick me up’ surprises to spoil that friend in need! 


  1. Food –because…food

Nothing says love like turning up to surprise someone with their favourite food - cooking up a special dinner or starting the weekend with an amazing impromptu breakfast! So many options - you can see why this is our number one!  

Thoughtful gifting doesn’t have to be complicated - it’s all about the opportunity to show you care and the time you create with your gesture. A special dinner or meal together can be the perfect surprise for a friend or new mum who is feeling tired or overwhelmed - who wants to cook and eat well when you haven't even got a full night's sleep! Great food is all about socialising and time together – make some special time for your friend and treat them to their favourite meal.  Why not make his or her day and buy in all their favorite breakfast ingredients and cook together with the music on load and the time together to enjoy! You could be a simple as a cream cheese bagel or go all out for pancakes and waffles - whatever you do - eat well and enjoy! 


  1. Saw this and thought of you

The sweetest gifts are the ones you don’t expect - show your friend you are thinking of them with an unexpected gift that you know they will love! Whether you are building them a gift hamper, sending a bride box or a new mum gift your present can be the perfect surprise and totally personal with a handwritten message. 

Put a smile on her face with a funny postcard or photo of a memorable moment along with a stunning hamper. Thoughtful gifting is best when it is totally personal and you can spoil your friend with a surprise – our Elizabeth Eve gift boxes can be fully customised with your choice of gifts. Choose from the collection of pre packed new baby gift boxes including gifts for new dads and gifts for new mums, thinking of everything (you’re welcome) we event put together a gift for new grandparents to celebrate the birth of a new baby. If you are choosing a gift for a friend who needs a little pick me up – we have the stunning Self Care Pamper Box which includes our favourite bundle of thoughtful gifts.  


  1. Go all out

So for the last option, we pushed the boat out, and if you are thinking about pushing the boat out too – why not take your thoughtful gift to another level! Find some cheap flights or book that air bnb and whisk your friend away on the ultimate relaxation, time out weekend away! Who doesn’t love a surprise weekend away and an adventure to switch off from the stresses of everyday life and discover something new? To save on spend try lookout for seasonal deals or locations off the beaten track. You could also champion the stay-cation and find a great deal somewhere nearer to home. Thoughtful gifting is all about time and showing your friend that you care and that you are thinking of them, whether you are going all out of simple popping round for a cup of tea and a hug – it will be sure to put a smile on their face – and yours 😊

For more ideas, check out our thoughtful Elizabeth Eve gift boxes.

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