It can feel like you’re always buying a gift for someone. There’s always a birthday, holiday, or special event around the corner that requires you to come bearing gifts. And if you have a big family that grows with every new grandchild, it can feel like a never-ending cycle. Because of this, gift buying can be difficult. And not just due to the sheer number of gifts there seems to be on your buying list, but because you want to get something meaningful. Something that they’ll treasure forever. If you’re unsure of where to start, or if you’re a man who can’t get his head around fashion, you’ve landed in the right place. Here are 6 ways to make gifts for your loved ones more personal, like you’ve put lots of thought into them, without it taking too much of your precious time.
Hobbies And Interests
If you want to buy a present that they’ll remember, think about what makes them tick. What are their hobbies, interests, or movie obsessions? You can even delve into what they do for a living for inspiration. For example, if there’s a nurse in the family, you can get fun nursing t shirts that they’ll love to wear. Or, you can opt for a useful accessory, a beautiful book on their favorite subject, or even an experience day if their hobby is more high-octane, like race car driving. With a gift like this, they’ll know you thought long and hard about what they like and what would bring them some joy.
Nowadays, you can personalize everything. And it’s a simple and effective way to make your gift feel more personal. You might think it’s too straightforward or cheesy. But they actually make really effective gifts. They can even become a talking point if you go for something to grace their homes. And when we say you can personalize everything, we mean it. From Bibles and jewelry to coasters and posters, there’s something for everyone. Why not double up ideas and get something related to their hobby personalized.
Show your loved ones that you cherish every memory made with them by getting them a gift surrounding a shared memory. Maybe you could organize a trip back to the first hotel you stay at together. Or you could keep it simple with a curated photo album of all your shared memories. This gift honors your past while showing excitement for your future together.
For some people, gifts just don’t hit the right spot. For the person in your life that does a lot for good causes, show you care too by giving a charitable donation in their name. It might not feel like much of a gift, but many charities have options for gift-givers. Animal lovers can adopt an endangered animal and get cute updates while helping a good cause. Other charities can provide a beautiful certificate for you to frame and wrap up. A gift like this shows that you care about what they care about. And that you’re really listening and have a keen interest in their life.
If you’re crafty-minded, making a gift from scratch is a surefire way to give a personal gift. And it’ll be one-of-a-kind. But, thanks to the internet, even if you’re not that crafty-minded, you can find tons of step-by-step guides for every gift you can think of. You can find directions on candle making, coasters, body scrubs, and much, much more! Don’t forget, cooking counts as DIY too. So if you’re better in the kitchen than you are in the craft room, roll your sleeves up and get cooking (or baking!).
Share With Them
If you’re still a little stuck, a beautiful gift to give is the gift of sharing. And that means sharing your favorite things with them. Just because it’s your favorite doesn’t mean they won’t love it too. And there are plenty of ways to pick a gift that is special to you and will be special to the recipient too. Consider things like your favorite book, a tried and tested family recipe, or jewelry of yours they like, and you can get them a matching set. Gifts of your favorites show that they mean a lot to you. And that you want to share everything with them now and into the future.