It’s okay if it’s from a box, I won’t tell ;) All that counts is the right heart behind it.
Listen and take your time with your friends. Make it a serious intention that the meet-up is not about you, but them.
Take up one task of their to do list and don’t mention it again, afterwards.
You’re most likely going shopping anyway, so it won’t be a problem.
I love the idea of putting nice notes in the pockets of new clothes at the shop as well!
Everybody loves mail, don’t they?
Go through your closet, look for pretty pieces you’re not wearing anymore and give them to your friends.
She will always be happy to talk to you.
I’m not saying it necessarily makes someone’s day if they get a message from me, but it shows appreciation that you are taking the time to respond.
Try doing something small and special. Maybe bring them cake as well?