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Friendship Day is all about making your best buddy feel special. Here are some cool gift options.

india Updated: Jul 30, 2010 01:00 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times

Friends, as they say, are the most priced possession in one’s life. Every year, the first Sunday of August is celebrated as Friendship Day the world over. It’s time to take a break from your busy schedules and refresh your memories. Plan a day out with your pals, have fun and let go of all bitterness. Whether it’s a dance, dinner or a brunch complete with a glass of bubbly, HT City brings you the hottest options for the most difficult-to-please friends. Pick yours.

Mex and match
Take your friends out for a Mexican buffet brunch. Enjoy dishes and desserts such as tamales, moles, quesadillas, hurros, cajeta and flan.
Where: Sancho’s, M-48, Outer Circle, Connaught Place
Timings: 11 am to 12 am
Meal for two: 1,399 + taxes

Very spa-cial
Gift your best friend a rejuvenating experience. Choose from a range of treatments such as aromatherapy (foot bath, body scrub and body wrap),
Oasis of Peace (body steaming and sandalwood body message) and Thai massage. You can also go in for water therapy to beat the heat.
Where: 17, KBL Farms, Gadaipur, Mehrauli
Timings: 10 am to 7.30 pm
Prices: 3,500 onwards

Oriental Oeuvre
Step in for some great sushi platters. Avail a 25 per cent discount on the buffet. Each table will have a complimentary friendship band and also lots of surprises.
Where: The Kylin Experience, 24, Basant Lok, Vasant Vihar
Timings: 12 pm to 4 pm
Meal for two: 2,000 + taxes (before discount)

Keeping track
Enjoy a rocking night with your friends as DJ Mash and DJ Ashim play some spin tracks. Also, wear your Saturday night entry band and get a free entry to celebrate Friendship Day with your group of friends.
Where: F Bar & Lounge, 50-B, Hotel Ashok, Chanakyapuri
Timings: 10 pm onwards
Prices: 3,000 on Saturday night

Pizza party
Get together with your friends for a pizza treat. Get a 50 per cent discount on all drinks. Also, order your favourite pizza or pasta and get the same one for your friend, absolutely free.
Where: Sequel by United, 35, Defence Colony Market, Defence Colony
Timings: 1 pm to 12 am
Meal for two: 1,000 + taxes

Burps and bonhomie
Walk in with your friends and get special discounts on food, beer and other goodies, along with a number of surprises.
Where: FIO - Country Kitchen & Bar, The Garden of Five Senses, Said-Ul-Ajaib, Mehrauli
Timings: 12 pm to 11.30 pm
Meal for two: 1,600 + taxes

Twin-some deal
Check out quirky gifting options for you and your BFF (best friend forever) in pairs, so that both of you own similar products. You can choose from a range of hand-painted T-shirts, shoes, mobile charms, jewellery, book marks and much more.
Where: Just Around the Corner, Ground Floor, 36, Shahpur Jat
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm
Prices: 40 onwards

Band stand
This Friendship Day, try something different — gift your friend a beautifully designed cuff instead of the usual friendship band. These silver and gold-plated
hand cuffs are available in various styles and colours. These pieces go well with both traditional and western outfits.
Where: Amrapali, 39, Khan Market
Timings: 11 am to 7 pm
Prices: 1,000 onwards

Fashion fest
If your friend is one of those style-conscious people, then choosing agift for her from the options available won’t be a problem. From a pair of hot pink heels to and fancy aubergine-coloured clutch bag to belts with butterfly buckles, there are a host of cool items on offer. Get special discounts and offers.
Where: Miss Sixty, 170-B, DLF Place, Saket
Timings: 10 pm onwards
Prices: 3,000 onwards.

First Published: Jul 29, 2010 18:45 IST