A dear friend got promoted. Congratulations are definitely in order. You want to make your greeting warmer by adding a special gift. Now the predicament of what to give is weighing on you. Here are some gift ideas to make this life event more meaningful to your friend.
Calling the “Shots”
As someone given a higher position, your friend will now call important shots at work. Give them a different “shot” as you present them with thoughtful alcohol gifts. You may have a choice of champagne, wine, or any other spirits that your friend prefers.
Have a small celebration as you toast their success. You can even complete the experience with a choice of chocolates. Your friend can also sip a glass during tough times that come along with the new position. This will help them unwind and realign their thoughts.
Celebrating the New Title
A new title will entail a new way to present oneself. Your friend’s business cards will need some major revision. You may not have a say on that aspect. But, you can give their business cards a new home. Have a personalized business card holder for them.
To add a personal touch, you can have their name engrave on it. Or you can have a small message engraved, instead. Every time that they hand out one of their cards, they will remember a friend that is happy for them.
Carrying an Air of Superiority
First impressions last. This is especially true when it comes to people with higher positions. Help your friend create an impression of elegance and class. Add some pieces to their professional wardrobe. For male friends, it can be gold cufflinks or a crisp tie to complete the “boss” look. For females, high heels that shout “lady boss” will be highly appreciated. For unisex gift ideas, a well-tailored blazer can be a fundamental piece to any wardrobe.
Capturing the Lessons Along the Way
A new position will bring many new challenges and trials to your friend’s career. But, this process will only make them wiser and more fit for their position. Help them remember all the nuggets of wisdom that they collected along the way.
A beautiful journal can be a silent witness to all the success and slips that they will have in this new chapter. You can even choose something that has motivational quotes for leaders in the pages. Make sure that the cover is something sturdy. This way, they can take it along with them even on faraway conventions.
Creating a Witty Pause from Work
Professionalism and dedication are important. But, your friend must remember to create a balance. You can remind them of this by choosing a funny book about leadership. They can learn something but will not lose their sense of humor along the way.
Search for something with witty anecdotes or hilarious jokes. You can even compile your own with pieces found on the internet. Then have it bound by a professional. This gift will help your friend relax. They can even use some of these fun pieces for their next presentation or speech.
Sharing in a friend’s success is a beautiful thing. Beyond thoughtful gifts, your unrelenting support and genuine happiness for them means a lot.