Buying gifts for loved ones can be difficult, especially when you want to buy them something extra-special to show how much you care. As a society, people are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact that the throw-away culture of mass-produced items has on the planet. Many shoppers now crave a more authentic shopping experience, and things that are individual and created with care and attention are increasingly popular.
When buying a gift for someone that you care about, you want the present to be something that they will love and treasure. Present-buying is all about finding a thoughtful gift that is meaningful for the recipient, and this is often something you can’t find in a mass-produced item. Finding the perfect present can take a little more thought and a little longer to find, but it is well worth it to know that you are giving something that will be cherished. If you are struggling to find some inspiration for gifts that are both unique and personal, here are some thoughtful gift ideas to help:
Gifts for the Creative People in Your Life
Do you have a loved one that is in their element when in the flow of a creative project? If so, they will love to receive a creative gift that they can get stuck into as their next project. Crafters will love gifts such as candle making sets, or beads and fastenings for making jewellery.
For an extra special gift, you could opt for a paint by number kit of your own photo so that they can create a unique masterpiece of a favourite photo that has special meaning to them. Once they have had fun carefully painting their gift, they can display it in pride of place in their home.
Buy an Experience
Some people are hard to buy for, as they seem to have everything. In this situation, it is a great idea to buy them an experience. Think about what they love to do or a special place that they would like to visit. Maybe they have spoken in the past about loving the idea of an afternoon tea in a countryside hotel, or a theatre show that they have always wanted to see, but never gotten around to booking. If they have been going through a stressful time, then a voucher for a massage makes a truly thoughtful gift.
Giving an experience gift is the perfect way of creating special memories for your loved ones to treasure.
Personalised gifts show that you think of the person you are gifting. It’s easy to go for mugs, tumblers, and other common items when choosing a personalised present, but your giftee probably has tons of those already. You can be different by giving them one-of-a-kind custom engraved fountain pens instead. If they are creative or like to write or journal, they can appreciate fountain pens. This writing implement will allow them to write or draw for long periods without their wrists hurting. What’s more, if they don’t have one already, fountain pens will be a novel experience for them.
Jewellery with a Difference
Jewellery can be a bit of a gamble as a present generally speaking, as it can be hard to gauge a person’s taste. However, a unique piece of jewellery that has a personal meaning will be a big hit. There are lots of artisan jewellery designers out there that can create bespoke pieces of jewellery that are ideal for a sentimental gift. Choose anything from pendants featuring children’s drawings or handprints, through to pieces engraved with quotes that hold special meaning; there are so many possibilities.
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