Finding that perfect gift for a loved one can be tricky these days. With so much at our disposal online and with so many options to choose from, a well-thought-out gift that won’t just gather dust on a shelf is difficult to find.
In an age of fast and disposable social media feeds, one-click purchases, and constantly changing trends, gift-giving can start to feel a little overwhelming.
So, when it comes to showing that special someone how important they are to you, a more personalized and thoughtful gift can mean so much more. If the person that you’re gift hunting for is a little picky, or even worse, if they’ve given you the dreaded ‘I’m fine, I don’t need anything’ line, then have a look at our best gift ideas below.
From monthly gift packages to a personalized custom paint by number kit, which you can check here, we’ve got your gift-giving needs covered!
1. Book of the Month Club Gifts
For a gift idea that’ll keep giving, book of the month gifts have experienced a surge in popularity since lockdown. You can get a brand new book delivered to their door every single month, and many services now include online chat groups to discuss the book with others as an additional option.
If you have a bookworm in your life who’d prefer a cozy weekend curled up with a good read than a night out, give them something to smile about with regular deliveries of new reading materials!
2. Personalized Sweets and Chocolate Hampers
Who doesn’t love a beautiful basket full of their favorite goodies and treats? Make a tried and trusted gift idea even more personal by including specific sweets and chocolates that you know they adore.
Every time they reach for a tasty snack they’ll be reminded of your gesture!
3. Beers or Wines of the World Gift Sets
Has COVID scuppered the travel plans of your partner, friend, or family member? Then why not bring a little bit of the world into their living room with a gift set of the world’s best wines or beers?
This gift combines the personal touch of a well-thought-out gift idea with a fun and social indoors experience for those unable to currently explore the world outside.
4. Online Cooking Lessons
If you have a loved one who loves to cook up a storm, give them something to sink their teeth into with the gift of online cooking lessons. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus, many gourmet chefs have begun making digital cooking classes for people to enjoy from the comfort of their own kitchen!
This gift idea is perfect for that person who loves to try new things or host dinner parties with friends.
5. A Paint By Numbers Gift Set
Some moments in life are so priceless that you never want to forget them. And one of the best ways to keep those memories is to turn them into art. Ideally, even the type of art that belongs on a wall instead of gathering dust in a photo album.
One of the best ways to turn memories into displayable art is through a just paint-by-numbers gift set. All you need to do is choose a photo you love (or just take one) and get it turned into a paint-by-numbers piece. Once created, it’s time for the fun part – actually painting it yourself.
6. Personalized Books
Make someone feel like the hero in their very own exciting adventure with a personalized book! They’ll receive a fun and colorful book that has an animated version of their likeness throughout every page, and you can add extra characters like pets and family members too!
Ideal for children, or those who are simply young at heart, this gift will never fail to bring a smile each and every time they reach for it!
7. Self Care Gift Set
The last year and a half have been very difficult for relationships, friendships, and families alike. Sometimes we’ve all been a little guilty of worrying too much about the world outside and not taking the best care of ourselves.
A self-care gift set not only reminds those close to us to take some time out to pamper themselves, but it also lasts longer than one token gesture. Every time they take a bath, or enjoy the feel of an invigorating facial scrub or skin moisturizer, they’ll remember that you care about their wellbeing.
8. Gift Vouchers
It may seem like a simple choice that doesn’t require any thought or effort, but gift vouchers are like Goldust to picky gift recipients. If you’re fairly certain that they’ll not enjoy a gift that they can’t hunt out for themselves, then offer up a compromise with some vouchers!
These gifts allow you to combine some personalization through getting gift vouchers via a business or brand they love, with the additional benefit of them being able to pick out exactly what they want!
Most important of all, don’t forget that finding the right gift for someone is all about the gesture, and not the price tag. A well thought out present will always mean more than the cost, so if that person in your life really is special, be sure to show them how much they mean to you.
A little effort goes a long way and will make that gift all the more precious to them.