15 Cute Gift & Activity Ideas for Friendship Day 2024

World Friendship Day is on 30 Jul 2024.

Officially called the International Day of Friendship, it was created by the UN General Assembly in 2011 and takes place yearly.

The UN created the day to promote better international and cultural relations.

But it's also an opportunity to recognise friendships between individuals.

This is something the Blooming Haus team can definitely get behind.

After all, friendship makes the world a better place.

Want to get involved with Friendship Day this year and looking for some great ideas?

Check out the gifts and activities in our list to share with those close to you on Friendship Day or any other day you want to show your friends how much you love them.

Gifts and Fun for the International Day of Friendship

1. Perylene Red Bouquet

This monochromatic bouquet in shades of red is the perfect gift on Friendship Day.

It brings a joyous and vibrant vibe to anyone who receives it.

And it comes in compostable wrapping, so you get to protect the planet too.

How fabulous is that? 💕
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The red dahlias and roses in this bouquet are stunning.

And the style is a good fit for a fashion-conscious friend with its contemporary vibe.

We're influenced by fashion when creating our floral designs, and we love how the histories of fashion and flowers merge.

Our blog post gives interesting insights on the topic.

"An Insightful Guide to Flower Fashion & Its Evolution Through the Ages"

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2. Streaming and Cocktails

Like the idea of a relaxing time on Friendship Day?

Why not compile a streaming list for your favourite platform, invite your bestie over, and bring out the cocktail shaker?

If you're a Netflix fan, "Stranger Things" is a must for Friendship Day.

The eighties-based tale of friends, tunes, and monsters from another dimension is a classic.

Just check out the cheesy nostalgia in this genius clip.
Another plus of choosing an eighties vibe is you can choose cocktails from the decade, many of which are still popular today.

Check out this list of possibilities for inspiration.

3. White Pearl Bouquet

Do you have an amazing friend who's a calming and peaceful influence?

This modern and elegant bouquet perfectly conveys a sense of serenity and wisdom.

So, it's a great choice of gift for Friendship Day.
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The pure white petals are captivating.

They'll bring a clean and fresh feel to your friend's home.

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4. Litter Picking and Pizza

When the UN created the International Day of Friendship, it was intended as a way to bring communities together.

So, why not use Friendship Day 2024 to help your community?

Litter-picking is a great way to do this.

You can join a litter-picking event and make new friends or arrange an event for the people closest to you.

Take a look at the Keep Britain Tidy site for info about how to do this.
Whether you pick up litter with new people or good friends, you clean up the environment and get the health benefits of fresh air and social activity.

And if you arrange the session yourself, you can order pizza for everyone at the end, relax, and watch the sun go down on Friendship Day.
Protecting the planet, socialising with friends, and pizza.

What could be more perfect? 😍

5. Pastel Bouquet

Looking for a sophisticated luxury gift for a special friend this Friendship Day?

This breathtaking pastel bouquet is an excellent choice.

A combination of peach and blush roses, soft lilac clematis, and textured seasonal herbs, it shows your friend how much they mean to you.
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The pastel shades of the bouquet exude a harmonious vibe.

And your friend will love the modern elegance of the design.

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6. A Book of Memories

Friends experience the most special times in each other's lives.

So, there are lots of amazing memories to share.

Creating a book of memories for Friendship Day is the perfect way to do this.

You can easily set the book up yourself by

- Gathering photos and inspiration
- Curating your stories so they flow
- Creating captions
- Putting the content together by hand or using an online software tool
For an easier way to create a book of memories, online photo book creators are easy to use.

And the result is a gift your friend will love on Friendship Day and beyond.

7. Dioxazine Violet Bouquet

This brilliant violet bouquet is a beautiful gift for a friend with a vibrant and positive personality.

The delicate clematis, bulbous dahlias, and stunning colours make this bouquet ideal for people of any gender.
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You can add a personal dedication note as with other Blooming Haus bouquets.

So you can tell your friend how much they mean to you.

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8. Make a Call

This may sound like a super simple gift to give on Friendship Day.

But for many of us, speaking to our friends isn't something we do as much as we should.

We get so used to WhatsApp and texting that voice calls don't happen.

Make a change for Friendship Day and rediscover the joy of a long chat with someone who gets you.
You can also make a difference to people you don't know with a phone call on Friendship Day.

Volunteer with Age UK to "telephone a friend," and you can bring a little light to someone's life.

9. Sapphire and Citrine Bouquet

We love the vitality and sparkle of this colourful floral creation.

If you have a friend who brings the party to a room, this is a great gift for recognising their sense of fun on Friendship Day.
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The blue, pink, and yellow delphiniums, roses, and pink dahlias have a feel-good aura.

And you can add a personal message for your friend for extra positivity.

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10. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

Who doesn't love "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?"

It's a classic.

And this themed afternoon tea at One Aldwych captures all the delicious fun.
Image: One Aldwych
So, on Friendship Day, why not head to the heart of London's theatreland?

You can embrace your inner child by enjoying fluffy floss, sweets, mallows, creams, and cakes.

And there are more adult delights like Coronation chicken, too.

For extra fizz, choose to wash everything down with champagne.

11. Emerald Viburnum Bouquet

Emerald is the birthstone for May.

So, if your friend has a May birthday, surprise them with an Emerald Viburnum Bouquet on Friendship Day.

This beautiful green and white floral creation has a cloud-like appearance and a lovely aroma.

The green has a life-affirming presence, while the white has a celestial quality.
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This bouquet is pure luxury.

It's an ideal way to show appreciation for someone with a special soul who makes a real difference in your life.

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12. Ghost Bus Tour

Are you and your friends the type of people who go all out for Halloween?

If so, you'll love the Ghost Bus Tour.

It's a crazy ride where the emphasis is on spooky fun.
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Don't expect to be super scared by this experience.

This trip does have some jump scares, but it's mostly about comedy.

Plus, you visit famous London landmarks like the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, and The Tower of London.

It's a fabulous way to spend Friendship Day.

13. Ametrine Bouquet

This bouquet exudes an aura of hope and charm.

It's named after a variety of quartz, and it has the same sparkling quality.

So, it's the perfect way to bring light into someone's life.
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The pincushion flowers, sweet peas, roses, and nigellas in the bouquet are gorgeous.

They're guaranteed to make the recipient feel special on Friendship Day.

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14. Cooking a Meal

Cooking a meal is a great way of bringing friends together.

To make the occasion as successful as possible, it's good to try something new without going too far outside everyone's comfort zone and skill set.

And the most important thing is to HAVE FUN!
It also helps to have plenty of wine available.

And don't forget to have the nearest takeaway place on speed dial in case of emergencies.

15. American Ruby Bouquet

Have you got a friendship you want to take to the next level?

You can either wait until Valentine's Day or make a move earlier on Friendship Day.

Either way, the American Ruby bouquet is perfect.

Its selection of roses is magical and has a passionate vibe.
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If your friend feels the same as you, they'll get the message.

If they don't, it's a beautiful gift from a good friend.

So, you can't lose.

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Have questions or Ideas About How to Spend Friendship Day?

If you have questions about our list of gifts and activities for Friendship Day, pop them in the comments.

We'd also love to see any suggestions you have.

Just add them to the comments, and we'll take a look.

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