Birthday gifts can be a pain for anyone seeking something original yet affordable and fits the person’s wishes. But where to start? Well, this list might help you with finding your next birthday gift! We’ve listed several gifts, categorized by theme to make things even easier.
The gifts that are always good
Evergreen gifts are probably lifesaving. Whenever you have to find a gift on short notice, some things are always a safe pick. Things like wine, body lotion, a gift card – they’re all very much appreciated yet not very original. To add a personal touch, make sure to choose a wine from their favourite winery or country, or select a few self-care products by hand that you feel fit their skin best. That’s how you turn evergreen gifts into even better presents.
The immaterial gifts
Gifts can also be experiences. It’s the activity and memory in this case that poses the true gift. Things like skydiving, driving a race car or attending a cooking class can be great experiences to give. Or try something fancy and take them out to a star restaurant. Feeling lucky? Treat them to a deposit that’s free to spend in the casino and make a memorable night out. Not sure what experience to give? Make an experience voucher for them to return at any time. Bonus points if you offer to make it a co-experience; join the experience to create some shared memories.
The useful gifts
Even people who seem to already own everything, need stuff they don’t already have. Simply because they’re often not aware of its existence. Shops that specialize in novelty gifts are the perfect starting point for your quest for original gifts that are both fun and useful. Try to look for something that matches their character; something quirky, elegant or stylish.
The personalized gifts
Personal gifts are always a safe bet because 1) they can’t be returned and 2) the thought behind your gift will probably be very much appreciated. Things like engraved glasses, printed t-shirts or a personalized game pose great gifts for close friends and family. It’s a way to commemorate your bond as well as show appreciation.
The good gifts
If you seek gifts that aren’t necessarily bad for the environment – like plenty of manifestations of consumerism are – eco gifts are your way to go. These gifts are produced in harmony with nature and don’t leave an ecological footprint. For anyone caring enough about nature to want as little gifts as possible, this is probably a way to still surprise them with a present!
From a good heart
Whatever gift you decide to buy, the recipient probably knows it comes from a good heart and that’s what counts. And if the gift itself is still not what they’d desired, there’s always next year to seek a better one.