Buying a gift for any occassion can be extremely difficult when the person you are buying for already has everyhting. While there is always the option of flowers or chocolates, choosing a gift that is fresh and fitting to the individual adds a personalised touch.
Practical Gift Giving
Magazine subscriptions are a great gift idea for people of all ages. From celebrities and sports, to finance and crafts, the selection of magazines to choose from cover a massive range of interests and hobbies. Perhaps the recipient buys a particular magazine weekly or monthly. Buying a subscription is not only a thoughtful gesture, but will also save them money.
Beverage gifts are practical and almost guaranteed to be used. A good bottle of wine or a gift basket with a range of gourmet coffee and teas are great gifts for the ladies, while a selection of beer or a bottle of spirits makes an ideal gift for men. Hampers and gift baskets are perfect gifts for any occassion and can include many various items.
Gift basket and hamper ideas include:
- grocery items
- garden tools and seeds
- jams, sauces and condiments
- creams and beauty products
- soaps and bath salts
- baked goods
Unique Gift Ideas
Family members can be difficult to buy for, even though the person is well known. Professional photo shoots are great gifts for family members and a great way to get the family together. Family tree software is an unusual and practical gift to give a family member. Scrapbooks and family history books also make great personalised gifts.
If the gift recipient enjoys cooking or dancing, enrolling them in classes may be an option. A gym membership or aerobics classes are ideal for fitness enthusiasts. There are a range of gifts perfect for those with an adventurous side, however they can be costly. Sky dives and hot air balloon rides are great for thrillseekers and provide memories that will last a lifetime.
Other adventurous gift ideas inlude:
- bunjee jumping
- rock climbing
- helicopter flights
- shark dives
- swimming with dolphins
- fishing charters
Taking a look around the home of the person receiving the gift will give a good idea of their interests and hobbies. If the gardens are well taken care of, they may be an avid gardener. A plant or garden statue may be worth considering. They may collect teddy bears or figurines. Perhaps they are a keen fisherman or have a favourite sporting team.
While buying a gift card or voucher from a favourite restaurant or store could be a last minute option, giving a unique and personalised gift to someone special will make the occassion one to remember.