What type of items make good gifts from/for casual friends?
This question is prompted by this one.
Gift-giving situations often arise where you are motivated to give a gift to someone whom you don’t know too well, but need to give a token or remembrance of the occasion. You don’t want to spend a lot of money, say under $20. What types of gifts are successful?
This poses a challenge for me, and my choice tends to be a plant, stationery, cookbook, food item, or something practical, like a kitchen gadget.
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