Looking to treat your female friend or relative to an incredible gift?
Searching online can be a source of inspiration, the problem is gift guides tend to feature very specific items. Often it seems like nothing is quite right, and as everyone is so different it can be a struggle finding something that’s the perfect choice. It’s especially difficult when you’re buying for the kind of person that already seems to own everything! So why not do things a little differently? Go for something a bit more unexpected, that they’re probably not likely to have had as a gift before.
Personalizing a gift can turn it from good to great. It can make even simple and unassuming gifts into something that are really special, and shows you’ve put a lot of effort in. Whether it’s a dressing gown, notepad, mug or something else- having it personalized is a quick way to turn it into a fantastic gift. Printing companies can often do this for you, so have a think about the kind of things they like and go from there.
For a gift that’s completely unique you could go about making something yourself. Are you good at baking, sewing or other crafts? Cookies or cupcakes are an easy choice, you could buy some pretty boxes to wrap them up in with a beautiful handwritten tag. You can buy kits to make things like candles which don’t cost much but look like an impressive and well thought out present when they open it up. This is useful if you’re on a budget because you don’t need to spend a lot but, it shows that you care.
An Experience Day
For some people, any traditional ‘gift’ you give them won’t be quite right. Perhaps they’re just not into material things, or already have everything they need. So rather than waste your money on an item, why not give them an awesome experience day instead? It could be tickets to see their favorite performer in concert, it could be a spa day, an afternoon tea or a drive in a luxury car! There are experience days out there for just about everything so it shouldn't be difficult to find something they will love. You could even arrange the experience to do together and give them your time too. Perfect if you don't get to spend as much time together as you’d like.
A Cool Gadget
Gadgets make excellent gifts- they’re unique and innovative. They can be practical or just fun and silly. They don’t have to be majorly expensive and techy either. It could be anything from a smartphone projector to a beauty gadget to a Bluetooth speaker. You can find gadgets, novelties and other unique items on sites like The Coolest Stuff Ever.
You can get subscriptions for just about anything online. You could sign them up for their favorite magazine, which will come to their door every month. You could sign up for a beauty box, food, stationery, tea or coffee- whatever they like. It’s a bit different as it’s a gift that keeps on giving as it lets them have a lovely treat every month. You can sign up for three, six or twelve months for most subscriptions, so it’s suitable for most budgets.
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