Many of us have found ourselves in this situation before: you need to buy a gift for someone, but you’ve got absolutely no idea as to what to buy. It could be a present for someone close such as your dad or your partner, or it could be a present for someone you barely know such as a Secret Santa gift to a colleague you’ve barely spoken to. This guide offers a few tips on just what to do in these situations.
Buying Gifts For the person who seemingly has it all…
Some people seemingly have every gadget or tool they could ever need. They may have a habit of buying things for themselves whenever they need them, or they may be happy with a simplistic life.
What kind of gifts do you buy for these types of people? Often a great gift for these people is to buy them an experience – you can have too many things, but you can never have two many experiences. This could be anything from a meal at a fancy restaurant to a supercar driving experience.
Personalised gifts can also be a good option. This could include gifts with personalised inscriptions or photographs on them. Such gifts aren’t off-the-shelf – they’re customised and unique. The person you’re buying for may seemingly have everything, but they won’t have this gift.
For the loved one that won’t drop any hints…
Sometimes people close to us refuse to offer any hints. A solution could be to simply ask them what they want, but they may still refuse to give you any ideas – plus such gifts aren’t ideal if you’re looking for a surprise gift.
When it comes to loved ones that refuse to drop hints, consider gift ideas with a personal meaning. This range of Father’s Day gifts offers a few ideas when it comes to personalised gifts such as mugs with inscriptions or wallets with photographs in. When buying for someone close, you may also be able to consider private jokes or gifts related to shared memories. Such a gift doesn’t have to be expensive and is likely to have a lot of thought put into it.
Buying Gifts For a person you don’t know very well…
When buying for someone you don’t know very well, you don’t have to buy anything too expensive. You could just stick to generic gifts like chocolate, candles or body spray – but if you want your gift to be really appreciated you can do better than this.
One option may be to ask someone who knows the person well for hints. They may have a much better idea as to the person’s interests and what they like. This prevents you from getting a gift that really isn’t their cup of tea.
Alternatively, you could try some of these novelty gifts. Such gifts have a general appeal but are unique enough to stand out that your recipient will greatly appreciate them.