There are many ways you can approach gift giving, and it usually depends on the person you are gifting to. Some people would enjoy receiving a funny present whilst others might prefer a more sentimental or practical present, therefore it is a good first start to know what type of present your loved one would appreciate. Whether it’s a gift for a birthday, anniversary or just because you think your loved one deserves a little pick me up we have listed below ten of the top ten presents for your loved ones.
Some people prefer practical gifts, these are gifts that they can use in their day to day lives. We have listed below a few ideas for you.
A thoughtful and practical idea would be to give a gift that relates to the recipients favourite hobby. Hobbies can be anything from painting, gaming, sports etc. Find out what your loved ones hobby is and do some research in finding them a useful and practical gift. For example if your friend or family’s hobby is painting you could buy them a nice sketch pad or some good quality paints.
Everyone cooks and we think that buying some new kitchen accessories as a gift is an excellent idea. If your loved one is a baker you could consider gifting a new electric whisk or an icing accessory set. If you are unsure of your loved ones cooking abilities then a well rated cookbook is always a safe option.
Buying clothes for people is a practical and loving gesture. Be sure to choose an item of clothing that is their style rather than yours and also ensure you get the size right to avoid any awkward faux pas. A nice soft scarf, hat and glove set is perfect for the cold winter months.
If you are very close to the person you are gifting to then a sentimental gift can be a more personal touch. Take a look at a few of our examples below.
For something a little more special you could think about getting an engraved gift for your loved ones. These are extremely popular and you will be amazed at the variety of things you can get engraved. Jewellery is one of the more popular choices, whether it’s a ring, necklace, bracelet of charm the only limit you will have here is the size of the product. You can also get personalised engraved gifts such as wallets, phone cases, watches, jewellery boxes and many more.
If someone you love has had a close relative pass away then a thoughtful gift could be to create some keepsafe jewellery. This is where you have some of the ashes put into a piece of jewellery such as a ring or necklace. Many people love this idea as it means that their loved one is always close to them. There are many organisations that can help you with this one being the World largest Grief and Death Store Memorials.com. Using a well reviewed site will ensure that your request is handled with the utmost care and with great sensitivity.
Some people love a funny gift, you can make these personal to the recipient with inside jokes or buying general humorous gifts will also get your loved ones giggling. See below for a few examples.
Sometimes the best gifts are the ones that make us laugh. If whoever you are gifting to enjoys a little humor from their gifts then there’s nothing better than a cheeky novelty gift. For practical jokers a ‘spider in a box’ or ‘racing roaches’ are great gifts. If your recipient is a film buff then novelty gifts such as figurines, t-shirts or memorabilia are excellent gift options.
Everyone loves an experience, whether it be an activity or holiday away, there is something for everyone. Take a look at our top ideas below.
Wine and food tasting
If the person you are buying for is a foodie then a wine or food tasting experience will be sure to get you in their good books. There are a range of experiences in this sector such as wine tasting, beer tasting, cheese tasting, restaurant vouchers and much more. These can be experienced locally or abroad depending on your budget.
Drive a supercar
Have you ever wanted the chance to drive a supercar, if the answer is yes there is a good chance your friends or family think the same. Choose from a range of cars such as Ferraris, Mclarens, Lamboghinies and many more. You will have the opportunity to drive these around a popular race track and some experiences offer extras such as being driven at high speed by a professional driver.
If your loved one has always talked about a hobby they have wanted to start then you could consider buying them a bulk of classes for them to test out their new found hobby. Pottery making, acting, cooking and music classes are all great examples.
If your budget is on the higher end then organising a weekend away is a wonderful present to gift someone. You could make it a spa weekend, a city break or a weekend away in the country. The benefit of this gift is that you get to go too.
We hope we have helped you in your gift buying journey. Remember to choose a gift that suits your loved one the best, if in doubt we think sticking to a practical gift works best as it might be more appreciated. If you are looking for a more personal gift then selecting an idea from our sentimental list is the way forward. Whatever gift you choose to give your loved one we are sure it will be hit. While you are here check out The Best Valentine’s Day Crafts For Kids, these can also double as a great gift.