Throughout the year, we find ourselves needing to think of a gift for various occasions. There’s always a birthday around the corner, another milestone to celebrate. Whatever the occasion, it’s usually customary to offer something to mark the event or to honor the recipient.
A gift is meant to make someone happy, and that usually requires us to know something about what that person likes or may find useful. While there’s nothing wrong with a generic, store-bought gifts, applying a personal touch is always better. For more meaningful occasions, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to use a little creativity when it comes to choosing or making a gift. Here are a few suggestions to help jumpstart your hunt for the best creative gifts ideas:
Themed Gift Baskets
Gift baskets come in all shapes and sizes, and use various containers besides baskets, such as decorative boxes, gift chests, cutting boards, or serving trays. Whatever vessel is used, the important thing is to fill it with well-chosen items or products that fit in with the theme of the occasion, and with what you know your recipient will enjoy the most.
There are no limits to what a gift basket can be. It can be holiday-themed, made for birthdays, anniversaries, or even designed for someone with a specific hobby, like sports or music. If the task of putting together the perfect package proves to be too challenging, or if time is an issue, then you can simply avail of curated gift-giving and delivery services online. After all, part of the gifts you give is its timeliness!
A Redeemable Gifts Booklet
If you’re having a hard time pinning down one specific gift for a special someone, why not present him or her with several “gifts” that can be claimed at different times at their convenience?
Put your artistic and creative talents to good use and craft a fun booklet filled with gift or activity coupons that your recipient can “redeem” from you at anytime. Some coupon ideas could include an offer to provide a 30-minute back massage, a special dinner date, tickets to a game or a concert, or even just an offer to look after their beloved pet for a day. Anything goes!
Whatever gifts or activities you choose to include, make sure they’re fun and something your recipient will really appreciate. Most important of all, be certain that you’ll personally be able to do everything in the booklet. A redeemable gift may require a lot of thought and energy, but you’ll probably have just as much fun fulfilling each claim.
Here’s a great gift idea that won’t break the bank. It might even save you time and a few pennies, especially during the holiday rush.
Remember all those jars of jam and peanut butter your family consumes every month? Well, once the jars are empty, clean them well and remove all the labels. Keep them in storage until special occasions or the holidays arrive. They can now serve as cost-free gifts containers for all kinds of fun and delicious snacks and treats!
Buy inexpensive treats like honey roasted peanuts or caramel corn. Fill each jar with the right amount of treats and twist on the caps. Tie pretty ribbons around the necks, attach your gift tags, and you’re all set!
If you’re feeling extra creative, you can choose to decorate the jars however way you choose before filling them up!
The Best Gift Of All
Don’t let gift-giving occasions stress you out. These ideas will hopefully make things easier, or lead you to come up with creative ideas of your own. Just remember that it isn’t the price tag or the lavishness of a gift that will ultimately matter. It’s the thought, love, and effort you put into it that will make it the best gift of all.