Whether for a birthday, Christmas, or another celebration, giving gifts to our loved ones is a wonderful part of life. Seeing someone that we care about light up because of something we have given them is a fantastic feeling. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to work out what that ‘something’ should be. People tell us they do not want or need a gift, or they seem to have just about everything they could want, or you simply have too many options that you cannot make a decision. If you are trying to find the perfect gift for someone but finding it stressful, this guide will help you to make the right choice.
Think about their interests
It should go without saying, but your gift should reflect who they are as a person. This could mean choosing a gift related to their interests, childhood experiences, personality, hobbies, favorite vacation destinations, or career. Give them something to remind them of a happy period in their life. Their social media can be a great source of inspiration in this way.
Give them something they will use every day
When you give a practical and useful gift that they will use every day you will be making their life a little easier and giving them a reason to think of you whenever they use it. You could give them a set of quirky kitchen utensils, a coffee machine, scented candles for their evening bath, a scarf, or anything you know they will get a lot of use out of.
Do your product research
If you have the budget, a piece of wearable technology is ideal, especially if it has a lot of functionality like an Apple watch. Before spending a lot of money on technology for someone else it is important to do your research and compare reviews. If you think someone in your life deserves an Apple watch, take a look at the Superwatches comparison of the different models.
Make it personal
There are lots of ways to make a gift personal. Of course, choosing any gift that you think they will love is personal, but you can go one step further and make it unique to them. This might include engraving a message on jewelry, printing a photograph on an item, or adding their name or star sign to something. Alternatively, make it personal with something that will remind them of you, e.g. write them a song or create a handmade item.
Give them a laugh
Bringing laughter and joy to someone’s life is a gift, so why not have some fun? There are plenty of novelty gifts or humorous products that do not cost much, but more than make up for it because they are so memorable and funny. Click here for some funny gift ideas
Make a donation in their honor
If you decide that maybe they do have everything they could want, or they are a particularly selfless person who prefers to give than receive, consider making a charitable donation in their honor. Choose an organization or cause that they care about and make a donation in the amount you were planning to spend on a gift. You might receive an acknowledgment or letter of thanks from the charity that you can present to your loved one as their gift.