This is such a great site. You are getting lots of great advice. Oh, I do hope you can keep in touch with your friend.
My "slumberparty gang" had thier 25th anniversary many years ago. We grown up woman all stay in a hotel, passed out silver gifts. Mine was silver slippers.. I had spray painted terry cloth slippers and added silver bows. the bows were fantastic. the slippers were gray and ... we found out hours later.. NOT DRY ! our feet were silver for the night in the sheets !! what a fun night ! WE all giggled just like middle school friends.
Thanks for reminding me and good luck to you and your friend's days ahead!!! SHe will love your gift !