Choosing the perfect gift can be extremely stressful as well as costly and, with birthdays and Christmas seemingly coming round faster and faster each year, this stress can feel never-ending. But you don’t need to spend a fortune or battle against other shoppers to show someone that you care. A personal and thoughtful gift will be appreciated far more than one that is extremely expensive, but that they don’t really need or possibly want.
So, here are a few unique and memorable gift ideas to show that special someone that you really care, this year:
Make it personal
Ensure they know that you have really thought about their gift and not just picked up several of the same thing, in order to tick everyone off your shopping list in one go. A personalised gift could simply have their name engraved, recall a special memory the two of you have in the form of a wall print, for example, or be something that they need/want with their name, a personal message or photos emblazoned on it.
What do they really REALLY want?
Listen to them and get what they really, really want when they are least expecting it! Perhaps they mention in passing that they have always wanted to see Ed Sheeran in concert, or have been saving up to buy a new camera. Put a huge grin on their face and show that you not only listen, but care, by getting them the present they don’t even realize they have told you that they want!
A gift that keeps on giving
A subscription really will be the gift that keeps on giving – all the way through until their next birthday or Christmas! Magazine subscription gifts are perfect as you can show that you take an interest in their hobby – whether that is fashion, sport, fitness, interior design or music.
A handmade gift
You can’t get much more personal than a handmade gift – it won’t only show that you have put a lot of time and effort into it, but that you care enough to have done that over the easier option of picking something up at the shops. You could make your own photo frame to fill with their favourite photo, create a memory box that is full of keepsakes from special memories you hold together or a CD burned with songs that have special meaning for them.
Inspired by the Bake Off, want to make your own showstopper that will ensure you win star baker from the recipient? Then bake their favorite sweet treat with ingredients that they will love!
A romantic gift
Make a loving and sentimental gesture to the man or woman in your life with a romantic gift. You obviously love them, but do you tell them enough? A gift such as this ‘Things We Love About’ print allows you to put into words how much you love them, on something that they can cherish and show off.
A gift that shows how much you care, will (hopefully) be the best present they have ever received!