5 Gifts to Make Your MILSPO Bestie Smile

Got a military spouse bestie? Make them feel special this summer by spreading some appreciation with a special gift. From personalized treasures to indulgent treats and practical luxuries, this list will inspire you to bring a smile to your friend’s face.

  1. Customized jewelry with their initials or a meaningful symbol. You could opt for a delicate necklace adorned with their initials, a bracelet engraved with a meaningful date, or a pair of fun earrings that represent their favorite hobby. Pro tip: Etsy has a lot of great options!
  2. A personalized journal or notebook for them to jot down their thoughts and ideas. Make it extra special by embossing the journal with their initials, a meaningful quote, or a design suited to their interests: think hobbies, favorite colors, etc.
  3. A plant or succulent to brighten up their living space. Consider factors like their living space and lifestyle: opt for low-maintenance varieties like snake plants, pothos, or succulents for those new to plant care. If your friend has a green thumb and enjoys the challenge of nurturing plants, you could choose a more exotic or unique species to add to their collection.
  4. A cookbook featuring recipes from their favorite cuisine or celebrity chef. You’ll be surprised to see who’s written a cookbook (Snoop Dog?!). Or consider their favorite food or cooking style when finding the perfect book. Maybe they honeymooned in Italy, maybe you both love to bake, just make sure to make it personal.
  5. A framed photo: It could be an actual photo of the two of you or it could be a place you both find special or frequent often (like a park or a coffee shop). You could even print out a screenshot of funny texts between the two of you. Whatever you decide to frame, whenever they see it, they will be reminded of your friendship. 
  6. A set of fancy chocolates or gourmet treats: You could include high-end chocolates or posh pastries from a local chocolate shop or bakery. Find a shop with unique flavors, so it’s even more special. You could also stop by a high end kitchen store for specialty cooking oils or exotic spices. Be sure to ask the store’s employees if they have any good recipes to share.

If you don’t have time to get the perfect gift, make it simple: write her a quick card and let her know you’re grateful for their friendship during this crazy military life. Remember that it’s not just about the item itself but the sentiment and thoughtfulness behind it. Whether it be extravagant or simple, the gesture speaks volumes about the value of your friendship. 

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