Do you feel stumped when you need to buy a gift for someone? The best gifts are those that are meaningful and show the receiver that you’ve put in some (or a lot of) thought into getting them a gift they’ll cherish. It doesn’t have to be the costliest thing in the store. But getting a gift that says you know the receiver well, or at least what matters to them, is a good way of leaving a good impression after your visit. Here are four gift ideas to give the most thoughtful, valued gift to your near and dear ones.
If you need to gift someone and their faith matters a great deal to them, nothing can be more valuable for them than a religion-inspired gift. Several online religious stores sell a variety of faith-based gifts, ranging from beautifully crafted crosses and icons to hand-made rosaries and books. A religious gift tells your friend that even though you yourself might or might not be religious, you do respect their way of life and choices. Holy art gifts leave a great impression when you give them to a devout friend. And fortunately, there is absolutely no dearth of really well-made and gorgeous faith-based gifts.
Is the gift-receiver someone who cherishes beautiful memories or deeply values the important events and people in their lives? Then, a sweet, memory-based gift might be ideal for them. A framed photograph of a loved one or of a cherished memory, or a beautifully crafted wooden box with an etched quote of their favourite person are both lovely gifts that the receiver will deeply value. A custom-made quilt with patches depicting beautiful memories, or a pretty bracelet with personalised charms are also great keepsakes for someone who deeply cherishes their loved ones or sweet memories.
A thoughtful personality-based gift is a great way to tell the receiver that you know them well and appreciate who they are. A fancy cheese board for the outgoing friend that loves to host family and friends, an intricate DIY set for the inventor, a classy aromatherapy hamper for the holistic-minded friend, or unique wall art for the imaginative or creative person in your life are all great gift ideas. Take care to not shoehorn or stereotype the receiver into too-convenient boxes and keep the message warm and fun.
Friends and family that love their specific hobby will welcome useful, hobby gifts. Just ensure there’s something unique and truly useful about your gift. For someone that pursues their hobby often and very seriously, supplies can be a good idea. You can also look for higher-end or niche versions of the supplies that people might not be likely to buy for themselves. Coffee table books based on their hobby or gift cards to their favourite stores or hangouts are also good gift ideas.
Giving your family and friends gifts that’ll make them remember you fondly is something of an art. Use the tips shown above for inspiration for the perfect gift!