How To Become The Leslie Knope of Gift-Giving, According To The Queen Herself
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How To Become The Leslie Knope of Gift-Giving, According To The Queen Herself

Because there ain't no gift like a Leslie Knope gift.

How To Become The Leslie Knope of Gift-Giving, According To The Queen Herself

We all have that one friend who is able to always find the perfect gift for you. This friend is the one who always remembers that one thing you asked for six months ago, and the one who is probably already planning your birthday surprise a year in advance. Whether it's your birthday, your mom's birthday, or a random holiday you've never heard of (National Waffle Day is August 24th, ya'll), you can be sure that this friend will always be there with the most thoughtful, personal, and heartwarming gift you can imagine.

So how do you become the best gift giver in town and celebrate your friends with the most thoughtful gifts year-round?

Well, take it from the Queen of Gift Giving and local Pawnee resident herself, Leslie Knope:

1. Make it personal

Never underestimate a power of going out of your way to finding (or making) the truly perfect gift.

2. Surprise them

Because who doesn't need a little surprise in their week?

3. Celebrate every holiday, no matter what

"National best friends day? The first time we met? The first time we ate waffles together? Check and check."

4. Go big or go home

"Oh, there's balloons in my office..."

5. Party like it's a Leslie Knope party

"Cause there ain't no party like a Leslie Knope party"

6. Get them a gift, even when you "agreed" that you weren't getting gifts this time

"Oh, I totally got him a gift"

7. Give the gift that will make their life better in unexpected ways

Because true friends are always thinking of ways to brighten your day.

8. Don't be afraid to give gifts to get on people's good side

9. This means even remembering the obligatory gifts and the "I'm sorry gifts"

"We're sorry Jerry"

10. And finally, never forget to tell the people you care about how much you appreciate and love them

Because sometimes, that is the best gift of all.
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