When buying a gift for a loved one, you don’t want to be resorting to socks and toiletries. That said, you don’t need to spend a fortune on your loved one either. Quite often, it’s a personal touch that can make for a winning gift. Here are just a few hints and tips to help you find that perfect przzie next time you’re stuck for ideas.
Make a record of hints throughout the year
Whether or not there’s a birthday or special occasion coming up, keep a note any hints you receive from loved ones there and then. You could be shopping with a sibling and they could hint a piece of clothing they love, or your partner may mention a gadget they’ve seen in the shops. Your phone’s notes are a great place to store such hints. Buying such gifts will show your loved ones you’ve being paying attention to their needs – you may surprise them by giving them the gift several months after they mentioned wanting it.
Have fun with photos
Photographs are a great personal gift that costs very little. Consider printing off a photo of a meaningful event and putting it in a frame. There are lots of ways to get creative with photos. The likes of PhotoBox can allow you to make your own digital photo collage. Alternatively, you could buy a photobook or a scrapbook and insert your own photographs accompanied by personalised messages.
Centre your gift around a private joke
A private joke you may have had with your loved one can be the perfect answer to a personal gift. You could buy a DVD of a film you both thought was hilariously bad and have since continuously quoted from. You could remind each other of a place you both went to where something funny happened using a souvenir from that place. You could get a personalised mug or key-ring with a nickname you have for your loved one. Think of a private joke and look online for gift ideas related to it.
Be careful of hobbies and interests
Hardcore hobbyists can be hard to buy for as you may not know what they already have and don’t have. Unless they’ve specifically stated something they want such as specific model golf club or a specific video game, you should try and think more generally. You may be able to think outside of the box in some cases. For someone with a hopeful music career, you may be able to duplicate CDs for them from a company such as Nationwide Disc for them to sell at gigs. For the make-up collector with beautician dreams, consider a camcorder to help them start a beauty vlog.
Buy them an experience
Experiences can sometimes be worth more than physical possessions. This could be anything from sports game tickets, to a wine tasting, to a hot air balloon ride, to a supercar driving experience. The likes of Virgin Experience Days have lots of packages available to peruse through. Find one related to your loved one’s interests and passions and slip the receipt into a card as a surprise.