It’s your birthday and you are showered with T-shirts or chocolate boxes; comes Valentine’s day and there are at least five rose bouquets waiting for your kind attention; perhaps it’s your parents’ wedding anniversary and your house becomes a dumping ground of cookware and bedspreads and like and you can not find a place to fit them.
Just think a little, don’t make the same mistake when it comes to shopping for gifts for a special person and end up buying the most boring gift, while your intention all along has been to make a unique statement of love and appreciation with your gift.
If you need some help to stir up your imagination, here are some off-beat ideas to make your gift stand out in the crowd.
If you have a garden, the produces thereof can make beautiful gift for the person you care for. Suppose it is your best friend’s wedding anniversary – pluck roses from your garden and then arrange them artistically in a basket and then send them to her with your best wishes scribbled on a piece of paper.
The same way, a basketful of garden fresh seasonal fruits or vegetables from your garden can add to your dad’s delight on the father’s day or perhaps on someones birthday.
Herbal beauty products
This is an age when organic products score over their chemical counterparts. As such, a range of herbal skin care products including bath soap, bath salts, moisturizers or facial packs can make an interesting gift for not only women, but for men as well.
Who doesn’t love greenery? So a green present is bound to be a hit with everybody. Make a green statement by presenting your loved one a bonsai plant. For a more attractive statement, look for a specimen that bears tiny fruits in it. This of course is not a gift to give someone with no interest in gardening or Bonsai as the plant will die off quickly if not cared for properly. For those without green thumbs and easy to care for plant might be ideal.
Stunning picture frame
Picture frames often make boring gifts. But not anymore when you tuck a beautiful picture inside it. When father’s day is near you could rummage through your mother’s drawer or the attic in search of an old photograph that features your dad as a dotting father. Present it to him on father’s day, but be prepared for some emotional outburst. You could also give a Digital Photo Frame as a gift. Load it up with a range of pictures that suit the occasion and the gift recipient will be sure to appreciate such a lovely gift.
Pursuit for knowledge
Books no longer interest most young people these days. Make a gift of annual subscription of the Encarta series of digital multimedia encyclopedia to the studious girl and see her brighten up instantly.
To mark any special event, gift your loved ones with a charm bracelet. Make it personal by adding a charm that bear the date of that special event or occasion. Depending on your budget, choose between sterling silver white gold or yellow gold. For added glitter, choose one with Swarovski crystals.
Personalized wine glass sets make very stylish gift ideas. It makes a romantic statement if you present a pair of wine glasses to a couple with the couple’s name engraved in it. Be sure to include a nice bottle of wine for the couple to sample.
Create the balance of negative and positive chi
Fengshui items could spark off the imagination of any person. Fengshui items like crystals, chimes, laughing Buddha – all make ideal gifts for house warming parties.
Toolbox for the passionate cook
If you know someone to be an avid cook, you can please her/him by a making a gift of such items as an assortment of exotic spices. A set of knives or skillets or a set comprising such tools as kitchen thermometer, weighing scale etc. A person who loves cooking or baking would enjoy a gift such as this.
Use your imagination, try to find gifts that suit a persons interests and passions. Your gift will be all the more cherished if you put some thought in to it.