Just Because: Gift Ideas To Show Friends You Care About Them

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With social distancing and travel restrictions still a part of our lives for the foreseeable future, we find ourselves scrolling through our camera roll and digging out old ticket stubs to remind us of the fun times we’ve had with our friends. The weekly Zoom ‘night out’ and virtual foodie catch-ups have been great for staying connected, but nothing will match the warmth and joy of physical togetherness.

Until the time comes when our social calendars are once again filled with shopping sprees on a Saturday, the Sunday afternoon takeaway in bed after a night on the town, gossiping over coffee and cake, brunch dates and weekend getaways, you can send lots of love to the special people in your life with a great gift. From cosy pyjamas to colourful sweaters, brilliant planners to foodie surprises, check out these great gift ideas for friends below, all available from One4all retail partners:

A workout set

Great friends help us reach our fitness goals. Whether it’s hitting the daily step count or smashing a cardio class.

Spanx Active Faux Leather Sports Bra, available at Brown Thomas

Spanx Active Booty Boost Leggings, available at Brown Thomas


Fresh flowers and potted plants

With us spending so much time indoors, flowers and plants are a great way to bring the freshness of the great outdoors inside.

2 Stem Orchid Plant, available at Flowers Made Easy

Pink Scented Lily Vase, available at Flowers.ie


A board game

Encourage them to swap social media feeds and online gaming for a classic puzzle or exciting mind game.

Codenames, available at Gamers World


Cosy pyjamas

Whether they’re buttery soft or silky smooth, a pair of pyjamas is a gift they’re sure to use a lot.

Melissa Mills Bari Verona Belle Pyjamas, available at Arnotts


Comfortable slippers

The footwear that will forever sit on top as the best indoor shoe.

UGG Scuffette Slippers, available at Schuh


A matching set

As we’re working from home, a matching set will be loved both for its comfort and style.

Beige Jewel Button Shirt, available at River Island 

Beige Wide Leg Trousers, available at River Island


A daily planner

Because our lives still need structure.

Power planner, available at Waterstones


A puzzle

They’re fun, keep you busy and give you a great sense of accomplishment.

Art of Ireland 1000-piece puzzle, available at Easons


A Chocolate surprise

We always love the gift of something sweet and chocolate goodies are sure to deliver smiles.

Skelligs Chocolate Thinking of You Hamper, available at Skelligs Chocolate


A Colourful knit

Colourful fashion is a big mood-booster (and look great on virtual meetings).

Olivia Rubin Clemmie Stripe Sweater, available at Brown Thomas


A One4all Gift Card

Treat them to the gift of choice! A One4all Gift Card is easy to buy, send and spend and is sure to deliver happiness. Your friends can treat themselves to something they’ll love at over 11,000 retail partners, nationwide and some online too, including some fantastic Irish businesses.

One4all Just For You Gift Card, available at one4all.ie 

One4all Digital Gift Card, available at one4alldigital.ie