You might think that buying a gift for a loved one isn’t that complicated. Just get them something that they’d love, right? That sounds easy. Of course, it’s not always that simple in reality. When you know someone for years, it gets harder to think of original gifts. You also can’t know what other people will buy for your close ones. Nobody wants to get the same thing twice.
Some people write rules about gift-giving. We don’t think you need to go this far. That’s bordering on obsessive. We do think that you should think hard about your gifts, and try to be original. There are loads of ways to show someone special that you care. You should think outside the box. (The gift box, that is! We’re full of jokes here.)
A great way to surprise a loved one is to give them an experience, rather than a gift. That means they don’t have a big present to open, but that’s not the point. You’ll be giving them something they can share with the people they love. There are tons of great experiences on the market for all tastes. A spa day might be a good idea for someone who takes a lot of pride in their appearance. You could take a car fan out to a track day. That’s where you go around a racetrack in a top-quality car. Go-karting is also a great idea. For extreme types, we’d recommend Zorbing. That’s fantastic fun for anyone who loves something a little offbeat. You can even play football inside those Zorb balls. That’s terrific and hilarious to watch.
Another good idea for an original gift is to make something yourself. The world’s awash with craft shops and craft websites. Take a look at some of them. They’ll give you great ideas on homemade gifts. Green-fingered friends and family might love a birdhouse. Try and make one yourself. A spice rack could be good for a budding chef in the family. If money’s tight, you can make your gift cards as well. That’s a good way to add a personal touch to someone’s birthday. You can fill them with memories and old in-jokes.
If you’re feeling romantic, a grand gesture might be tempting. Why not name a star after someone you love? That’s bound to get their heart fluttering. What could be more touching? Another good idea would be to send a kiss to someone. There are companies that sell kits for this sort of thing. You make an impression of your lips into plaster, and it sets into a solid block. You’ll have a mould of your kiss to send to your loved one! These are cute little ideas that are so much more original than jewellery or chocolates.
Leave the golf jumpers and novelty mugs on the shelves next time you have to give a gift. There’s no excuse for not being original with your gift choices. You can touch someone’s heart with the right gift. Take the time – you’re sure to make their day.