If you're missing your friends this year, or you've developed a close relationship with your neighbour or the family down the street, it's a lovely gesture to honour old friendships and new with a Christmas goodie bag. Fill it with love, affection and thoughtfully-chosen festive treats, then leave it on their doorstep. In the void left by the annual Christmas drinks, it's a perfect way to show you care, while keeping a safe distance.
A meaningful miniature bouquet
Perhaps you have a gorgeous Christmas bouquet as a centerpiece in your house. Share the Christmas spirit to your friends with miniature, buttonhole-style arrangements with the same flowers and foliage. Or, you can give flowers that match the receiver of the gift. D that by drawing on the meanings of the flowers themselves: roses mean something different to gerberas, for example. Dive into the language of flowers and you'll find there's always a bloom to pair with a friend.
In the spirit of practical gifts, it's a nice touch to give friends a small notebook and pen. That way, they can start writing down their resolutions for the New Year, and make a note of who to send thank-you cards to and what present they gave.
There are always plenty of homemade sweet treats going round at Christmas time. Give your friends a box of homemade biscotti, or a slice of the decadent red velvet cake that they've been admiring on your Instagram, all wrapped up in a festive red and gold napkin.
What are you putting in your festive goodie bags? Share your beautiful flower gifts with us on social media with the hashtag #funnyhowflowersdothat — we'd love to see them.