It’s wonderful buying gifts for people, a little something to show you care and thought about them. Gifts make you feel really special, and as adults, we really learn to appreciate the giving as well as the receiving side of things. However, there are some situations in life where you want to give someone a gift but don’t know them, which can make things tricky since gifts are usually very personal. It could be your grown-up children’s partners, neighbors, teachers or colleagues, However, there are a few fail-safe ideas that most people will love. Here’s what you could consider!
A Gift Basket
Gift baskets are great because you can still personalize them, but fill them with things that most people will enjoy. For example, a selection of wines and cheeses make a classy combination and is something people can indulge in on a special occasion. Have a look online to find the right pairings between wine and cheese, and you could even go a step further and add something like a personalized wine glass in there too. You can get more info on wine gift baskets here: the-fund-raiser.com. A pamper hamper is another good option is some bubble bath, a scented candle, some hot chocolate and some body lotion would make the perfect selection of things for a cozy night in and something that most women will enjoy receiving. Or how about a ‘movie night in’ hamper: some luxury popcorn, chocolates, cozy socks and a gift card so they can purchase or rent a movie of their choice from Amazon or iTunes. Buy a pretty basket, you can find them cheaply on places like eBay along with some shredded tissue paper to line it and some cellophane with a big bow to wrap everything up afterward. Your recipient will be sure to appreciate the effort, it’s something that looks impressive, and you can customize it however you like.
Home baked goods are something that everyone can enjoy. They’re inexpensive yet fun to make, and they show you’ve made an effort without running out and buying a gift that’s not quite right. Bake up some cookies or beautifully decorate some cupcakes and display them in a pretty box. You can find cupcake display boxes and other baking accessories at most grocery stores or hobby shops so you can make your creations look really impressive. There are tonnes of decorating and display techniques on places like YouTube and Pinterest, so it’s worth having a browse.
Flowers are beautiful, but they will never last more than a week or two. For a something that will stick around for longer, a plant makes a great gift idea. It could be a little lemon tree, a basket of growing herbs for the kitchen or just something pretty that you like the look of. Cacti and succulents make great gifts for those that don’t have a good track record of keeping plants alive, plus you can get some really fantastic unusual ones. A living plant is a fantastic accessory in anyone’s home, it would make the perfect moving in gift but could really be given at any occasion.
Restaurant Gift Voucher
It’s fair to say that most people enjoy a meal out from time to time. Tasty food, no washing up and a chance to get dressed up and get out of the house. So treating someone to a voucher for a restaurant gives them the opportunity to do this at a time that suits them. It would be ideal for anyone but especially good for those you know doesn’t get out there that much and do this kind of thing, perhaps a couple who have recently had a baby. There are vouchers you can get which give you access to a selection of restaurants so you can be safe in the knowledge that they can pick something that they like at a time that suits them. It’s an easy way to treat someone even if you don’t know their personal preferences.
If you’re stumped with buying a gift for someone you don’t know well, give these ideas some thought. You don’t have to go out and buy a physical item, go with something a little more general like this and you’re bound to do well. These are all things that most people will like and use.
Do you have people in your life that are particularly difficult to buy for? What kind of route do you usually go down?