5 Great Gift Ideas for a Friend

Buying a gift for a friend can be difficult if you don’t know what they would like. Luckily, there are many great gifts that you can buy for a friend, no matter what occasion. Whether your friend is a man or woman, there is a gift for anyone that will make them smile. At The Gift Gallery, we know exactly what people like to receive as gifts, which is why we are here to give you 5 gift ideas for a friend.

Photo Frames

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful photo frame that holds a memory you had with your friend in the past. A photo frame is not only a great home décor item but displays memories that your friend can cherish for years to come. A photo frame is a sentimental and lovely gift that any friend would be grateful to receive. The Gift Gallery stock a range of photo frames that make an ideal gift for a friend.

Our Berkleigh Picture Frame is available in 5×7″ and offers a contemporary design that will look good in any home.

Our Tipperary Crystal Grey Enamel Frames with Silver Edging are also stylish frames that come with complimentary gift boxes. For something different, our Sofia frames are made with decorative metal, our Celtic frame is made from cold cast bronze.


Some jewellery pieces can be risky to gift a friend, as you may want to gift a casual piece that shows you care about your friend, rather than declaring your undying love. Bracelets are a great choice for a gift to a friend as they symbolise friendship and a strong relationship between two individuals. Bracelets can be bought for men or women, and come in a range of styles so you can find a piece that will be perfect for your friend.
At The Gift Gallery, we offer a huge variety of bracelets in both gold or silver. Our Cluse Essentielle bracelets are trendy and dainty bracelets for women that any friend would be happy to receive. If you are on a larger budget, our Kit Heath Eden Leaf Linked Bracelet is a stunning and popular piece, available in sterling silver. If your male friend wears bracelets there are different styles available at a huge range of jewellery stores in Ireland and the UK.


Candles and candleholders make the perfect gift for a friend; they look great in any room and can come scented making a room smell wonderful too! Candles can help relax and de-stress your friend, so they can have a better night’s sleep and truly rejuvenate at home. The Woodwick glass candles at The Gift Gallery come in 2 sizes and are scented so you can choose a scent that would be best for your friend.

Our Woodwick candles are available with the following scents: coastal sunset, evening onyx ellipse, fireside ellipse, lemongrass & lily, redwood, soft chambray, spiced blackberry and vanilla & sea salt. The small Woodwick candles have a burn time of up to 80 hours, while the large candles have a burn time of approximately 150 to 180 hours. A candle is one of the best affordable gifts for a friend.



Glassware is a brilliant gift idea for a friend as there is a glass for every type of drink which means you can buy specific drinkware set for a friend that they may not already have. A glassware set is not only a nice gift but is a practical gift that your friend will be sure to make use of. For wine lovers, our Galway Crystal Erne Set of 4 Wine Glasses have a beautifully crafted ripple design and make an elegant addition to any home.
We also stock a pair of stunning Galway Crystal Longford Champagne Flutes, which are the perfect gift for friends that have just got engaged or married. The Galway collection also includes a pair of brandy glasses, whiskey glasses and a pair of highball glasses. Glass and drinkware will not let you down as a great gift for a friend.


Plants and Flowers

Plants and flowers brighten up any space and have added benefits such as reducing stress levels and boosting your mood (scientifically proven!). This is why plants and flowers make an amazing gift for a friend. Whether you purchase a little plant pot or succulent, or a large indoor plant for your friend’s home, they are sure to be impressed. It is a great idea to find out what your friend’s favourite plants and flowers are so that you can gift them with something pretty and sentimental.

If your friend already owns a large number of plants and flowers you could gift them with a nice new vase to brighten up their home. A new vase will give them something different to work with and shows that you thought about what they would like.

The Gift Gallery can provide great gifts for men, women and children, so no matter who you are shopping for, you can find something in our store or online. Our store is located on Mill Street in Co. Carlow, Ireland, but we also offer delivery throughout Ireland. Browse our range of gifts for men online today and order with us at The Gift Gallery.