It happens to most of us, that sinking feeling when we have forgotten a friend or a loved one’s birthday, or simply just couldn’t think of what to buy them and just end up sending a lame voucher instead. It is difficult to come up with new and unique ideas, something that they would really love, instead of something that will just end up collect dust on top of a fridge or long-forgotten drawer! To assist you with your present buying ideas and to help you reach higher levels of gift-giving nirvana, we have compiled a ‘go to’ list of 3 gift ideas you can rely on for whenever you are lacking a little inspiration.
Don’t always assume it has to be new!
Yes, that’s right, second hand, pre-owned, pre-loved – whatever you want to call it! Don’t be put off by the fact it isn’t brand new. Some of the best gifts have history and provenance and can also help a good cause like charity. If you’ve got a bookworm amongst your friends, why not consider buying them the first edition of their favorite novel? Alternatively, if you’ve got a film buff amongst your nearest and dearest, why not branch out and buy them some unique memorabilia from one of their favorite flicks?
Make something homemade.
Homemade gifts can be really special. Nothing says ‘I care about you’ like a batch of lovingly made chocolate brownies iced with the recipients’ initials. It shows you care and have taken time out of your day to do something extra special as opposed to endlessly scrolling through commercialized sites like amazon, picking things on a whim based on questionable reviews! If baking isn’t your thing, you could always try your hand at crafting something unique like an essential oil candle, perfect for that all-important self-care.
If you want something which takes less time but will still be well received, try Box Sized Hugs where you can purchase ready-made letterbox gifts delivered straight to the friend’s door! There is a wide range of gift boxes available and even customizable options so you can personalize your gift and select all the things you know your friend would love. Selections include face masks, keyrings, chocolate, and other delicious treats. What’s more, is Box Sized Hugs donate 10% of their profits to Mind so you can rest assured you’re helping to do your bit to support important charities.
So, if you are looking for sure-fire ways to impress your nearest and dearest, these 3 tips are guaranteed to put on smile on their face and let them know you are thinking of them. The important thing to remember is to find something unique which they would not have otherwise bought for themselves. If you think of any good ideas throughout the year, jot them down so you’ve got some further ideas you can all back on when you need to. Try and think outside the box for a truly unique gift idea.