Five Great Christmas Gift Ideas for a Single Friend


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Christmas isn’t just about couples donning matching knitwear and holding hands. It’s also about friendship and showing those closest to you how important they are. Buying a meaningful gift is one way of doing this, but it can be hard to find that special something. If you’ve reached a present-purchasing impasse, read on for a few of our favourite suggestions.

Handmade treats

Making something for a friend can be a great way to show that you care, creating a gift imbibed with a little love. If you don’t know how to, there are plenty of one-off taster days that can teach you how to throw a pot, knit a hat or bake a cake. And if you’re still not confident in your crafting skills you can always get someone else to do it for you by browsing maker-led sites such as or for something quirky and a bit different.

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Of course we would recommend this, but imagine being the person who introduces your friend to the love of their life (with a little help from eHarmony!). And this year we’ve made it incredibly simple to do, with the eHarmony gift card available to buy at the click of a button. If you’re giving someone the gift of eHarmony this Christmas we know they’re special to you, so they’re special to us too, and we’ll take the time to get to know them and find matches who are more likely to give them butterflies.

Spa treatments

Help your friend look and feel their Christmas best by arranging for them to be groomed, massaged and generally cared for by white-coated spa staff. Men aren’t excluded – most spas offer manly-sounding versions of their treatments. Treatments can be bought separately, or as part of a one- or two-day spa break.


Spend some quality time with your friend by getting some tickets to a show, concert or anything else that they enjoy. If they’ve shown an interest in learning something new, arrange for both of you to have a few lessons in it. Whether its French classes, paragliding or tickets to a Blue comeback gig, you may have to put your better judgement aside for the sake of friendship.

Summer plans

By mid-December it’s starting to feel like it’s been winter forever. Help your friend shake off any brooding introspection by making plans for the coming summer. A ticket to a festival always goes down well – quite a few organisers are currently selling them at early-bird prices. Alternatively, buy a token of summer, such as sunglasses or swimwear. It might seem a bit random but it shows that you’re thinking about hanging out with them in the future.

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