Buying gifts can be fun, but only if you have a good idea of what you want to buy. Having to rack your brains tying to think of a present for a friend, or family member, is awful, which is why I have put together this gift inspiration post.
It is designed to trigger your imagination, and get you thinking about specific gifts that you can give. Most of the ideas outlined below are for adults, but some of them will work for kids too.
Personalised gifts are always a good idea. When you give this type of present, you are demonstrating to the person who receives it that you know them well, and that think enough of them to want to please them.
All kinds of items can be personalised, so there are plenty of options to choose from. It could be anything from a t-shirt or mug that you have printed up, or a photo that you have had blown up and turned into a poster or painting.
Another option is to buy a common item, and have it engraved. It can be anything from a photo frame, to a new cover for an iPhone.
You can see some great examples of customised iPhone covers here. If you like them, do not forget that you can buy tablet versions, as well. It is also possible to order customised covers. The way that this service works is that you send the design to the engraver, and choose a plain cover that they then engrave the design on to.
Another great gift is an experience voucher. If you know that your friend has always wanted to race around a F1 track you can potentially buy them a track day ticket that will allow them to do so. For someone who likes flying, something like a hot air balloon trip, could be a good option.
Unfortunately, these types of gifts are rarely cheap. However, if you are on a tight budget, you can potentially still give this type of present. It is just that you may need to club together with other people to do it.
Gifts for the home
Most people spend a lot of money on their home, so usually appreciate gifts like bathroom accessories, small home appliances, artwork, bedding or similar items make great gifts. You just need to think about the tastes of the person you are buying for. If you are not 100% sure that you are giving to will like what you have selected, let them know that you will not be offended if they exchange it.
I know that many people do not like to give vouchers. However, they do actually make very good gifts. Buying someone a voucher, so they can enjoy a meal in one of their favourite restaurants, shows that you have given some thought to the gift rather than been lazy and just thought ‘oh well a voucher will do’.
If you have other gift ideas, please take the time to comment and share them with my other readers..