When it comes to birthday and Christmas gifting, the ultimate present is something that’s thoughtful and personal. Think about all the best gifts you’ve ever received. We guarantee they won’t all be the flashiest or most expensive, but well-considered and uniquely chosen for your personal tastes and interests.
When you’re doing your Christmas shopping this year, think about getting something that really shows your friend, family member, or loved one exactly how much they mean to you. Here are some suggestions. You can also check out GiftTree last-minute gifts for ideas.
Diary or Journal
The people we’re closest to know the deepest desires of our hearts – our hopes, goals, and dreams for the future. Let your loved one know you care about these dreams by getting them a beautiful diary or journal to write these thoughts down in, or that can help them achieve their goals by tracking their progress. They’ll know you’re rooting for them.
A classic for a reason! Jewelry is always a fantastic gift, but adding personalization tips it over the edge into something really, truly special. A piece of advice for you: choose the jewelry first, rather than just looking for anything that can be personalized. You still want the piece of jewelry itself to reflect your loved one’s personal taste and style, or they simply won’t wear it. Take for example men who don’t really wear jewelry and would prefer something functional, you can consider getting them a personalized timepiece instead. A pocket watch would be a unique gift choice, as these can also be engraved with something personal and sentimental to the receiver.
Ethical Beauty Products
If your loved one is keen to live, as we all are, more sustainably, why not buy them products that will help them do so? There are tons of cruelty-free and eco-friendly beauty and skincare brands out there, so do a bit of research and find one that suits you. You’ll need to consider not only your friend’s ethics, but their skin type and personal preferences, too.
Books are a highly personal gift because it shows you’re paying attention to the recipient’s interests and hobbies. You can choose a novel if your friend enjoys them, or an autobiography, or even a book of life advice if that’s what you think is best.
In the modern world, it’s more likely than ever that some of the people we love most will live far away from us. This can make keeping in touch tricky, so why not help you and your loved one out by gifting a way for you to communicate with each other? Yes, there’s texting and WhatsApp, but there’s no substitute for being able to see and hear each other. There are lots of great value options out there, so do your research and choose the price and functionality that works best.
Making the gift yourself is the ultimate personal touch, so if you’re a crafty and creative type, get your thinking cap on and craft a gift that will be treasured forever. Even if you’re not artistically-inclined, you can still make a gift – bake cookies instead, or make a jam or chutney. Food is always a good idea!