We read a book that said the purpose of gifts lies not in the gift itself, but in the joy you receive by giving. It’s true that giving brings joy, but there’s a special kind of happiness when you know you’ve found that perfect gift. The one that’s so screamingly right for your friend, you’re worried she has it already. That’s the kind of giving that brings us joy. Yes, it’s the thought that counts. But a really great gift counts more. In that spirit, we’ve compiled a few gift ideas that will bring both you and your friend happiness. The special kind.