Choosing a gift for a loved one can be tricky. You want to pick something they like and enjoy and not be relinquished to the back of a closet, never to be seen again or, worse, one of the £230 million worth of gifts that the Post Office estimates are returned each year post-holiday season.
So, how do you find the perfect gift? Gifting the right gift means paying attention to the person you are buying for, what they enjoy, what they are passionate about, and what they currently own to help you pinpoint something that would add value to their lives.
The following can be great suggestions.
Jewellery is a timeless gift and one that has been welcomed by many recipients for years and likely will be for many more to come. There is a wide range of jewellery you can choose from. While jewellery gifts are more popular with women (according to PRNewswire, 58% of women like to receive jewellery as a gift), you can gift jewellery to anyone from babies to seniors and everyone in between regardless of gender. To narrow down what they will like, look at their current jewellery choices and even their hobbies. This way, you can make more personalised choices. For example, if they love to travel, Gold St Christopher Pendants can be a good choice, as St. Christopher is the patron saint of travellers.
Whether you gift rings, watches, necklaces, body piercings, jewellery or bracelets, you can find something that will work for everyone in a budget that fits.
Long after material gifts are used and discarded, the memories of an experience will remain. If you think back over the years, do you remember every single gift you were given or what you did? The same applies to gifts. Give traditional gifts a miss and buy an experience they can enjoy. Again, this can be dependent on their interests and hobbies. Still, things such as extreme sporting activities, visiting sports grounds, driving experiences and more can also be amazing gifts that jewels give them something they can remember for many years to come.
Why not look at their favourite artists and get them concert tickets or tickets to a football or rugby match? You can even take them to festivals if the budget allows for it!
Subscriptions are the gift that keeps on giving. You can buy almost anything as a subscription box for various lengths of time. From a 3-month beauty product subscription to a year of coffee delivered through the door each month and even a meal kit-based one, whatever they love, get them something they can use time and time again.
Or you can buy them a subscription or passes to attractions. Merlin annual passes allow for access to all Merlin-themed attractions; you can buy a National Trust pass to visit properties across the country, football season tickets, or even zoo subscriptions so they get to enjoy what they love without the upfront expense this comes with.
Then, once it runs out, they have the option to continue it for themselves if they wish.